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A Christmas Day Guide for Jewish Folks in SF

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. 

6 Apple Cider Cocktails to Try Right Now

The only thing cozier than warm apple cider on a cold day? Adding a generous helping of spirits. 

Fitness Accessories That Will Inspire You to Work Out in 2015

You'll feel better about 7am bootcamp if you have these bright accessories to motivate you. 

Win a Meal at The French Laundry with Lottery Scratchers

The California Lottery is dealing in more than just money these days. Starting in January, you can win a weekend culinary experience that includes a meal at the Michelin three-starred French Laundry, just by playing scratchers. 

Inside an Industrial-Chic SoMa Bachelor Pad

This SoMa bachelor pad is simple, masculine, and definitely not overdone.

Doctor On Demand Offers Therapy Online

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.

Maker's Mark Hosts the Ugly Sweater Party of the Season

'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.

Stylish Locals Share Their Christmas Wish Lists

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.

New GIF-Only Keyboard Expresses Your True Emotions

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. 

Where to Get Tamales for Christmas in the Bay Area

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. 

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