For many, Christmas Day is all about the big man upstair's son—or, more to the point, it's all about this nightmare—but for a chosen few, it's just another day off from work. If you're not taking part in the time-honored tradition of gaudy holiday hysteria and early AM gifting under the tree, here are a few choice ways to spend that day in San Francisco.
You'll feel better about 7am bootcamp if you have these bright accessories to motivate you.
Did you ever see Web Therapy with Lisa Kudrow? You really should if you haven't—improvised 15 minute online episodes, all over web chat, with Kudrow playing a self-absorbed, ethically-challenged, not-so-licensed psychotherapist. The series was, in a word, brilliant. (Watch them all here; the ones with Julia Louis-Dryfus are excellent.) Well, that ostensibly zany premise, minus the questionable therapy, is now a reality.
'Tis the season for twinkle lights, festive cocktails and, above all, the spirit of giving. Last week, at hot Union Square lounge Hawthorn, 7x7 teamed up with Maker's Mark and La Cocina for #ItsGoingToGetUgly, an ugly sweater party with a heart—proceeds from the event benefitted beloved local charity La Cocina.
We checked in with our most stylish friends to see what they have pending at the top of their wish lists. From the hottest designer threads, to opulent experiences that give back — this year is one for the sartorially savvy.
Credit Riffsy with bringing everyone's favorite communication method right to your fingertips. The GIF keyboard—lauded as the new and much-improved emoji—allows you to text, tweet, email, and Facebook message millions of short videos straight from any device. Organized by hashtags, your recipient will never have to guess at your true feelings again.
If you don't have a Mexican grandmother/mother of your own, here's where to get the best tamales in the Bay Area to unwrap on Christmas Eve.
Essential SF knowledge in your inbox
Sign up for our email newsletters for the latest on local food, culture, style, tech, and more.