Category Archives: SanFran

We have a Shipping Address!!! (Hint: It is a Palindrome!)
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We have a heavy, secure wrought iron gate across our street entrance on Scott Street.  Very safe.

Due the the genius of the architect of the remodel of our new place, however, the unit's mailboxes are behind that gate!  Apparently the mailman just has to feed mail through the tiny openings in the gate, since he can't access our box.

That won't do.  That won't do at all.

So, we have a box at the UPS store on Chestnut Street-- and its address is one you cannot forget.

2269 Chestnut Street, #622
San Francisco, CA 94123

How is it that you cannot forget it, you ask?  We picked a palindrome box!  2269 622.  Easy-peasy!

Even if you forget, just google the UPS Store on Chestnut Street, and when you see their address, you know that our box number is a palindrome derived from it.… Read the rest

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We Found a Place to Live in San Francisco! (UPDATED)
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We'll be moving to the Marina District of San Francisco in early August!

 

 

 

 

 

Having seen over 30 places on walkthoughs, and another 40 more on walk-by's, we found a residence that should work for us:  Walking distance to the Presidio, to the restaurant/ shopping districts of Chestnut Street, Union Street and Fillmore Street, and to the Bay and the Marina Green; two bedrooms, two bath, open living area and modern appliances; roofdeck with grill; and a parking spot!
Come visit us where Scott and Bay Streets meet!

 

 

Craigslist Listing:

"Newly remodeled two bedroom two bath upper unit in two unit building, with a small bay view.  New kitchen, and bathrooms, hardwood floors. W/D, fridge, stove, D/W, balcony.
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Of Note: Crystal is Silicon Valley’s Newest Venture Capitalist!
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Crystal Joins Mithril Capital Management

Mithril Capital Management is a private venture investment firm focused on growth equity opportunities across the technology sector. Mithril's investment committee is chaired by co-founder and investor, Peter Thiel, the entrepreneur and philanthropist. Mithril's team is led by co-founder and long-time Thiel colleague Ajay Royan. The firm prioritizes long-term relationships with companies holding the greatest potential over those with odds for a quick exit. This design offers portfolio companies a sustained investment partner across their growth life cycle.

 

Mithril Capital Management Info:

www.mithril.com
Click here for Mithril In The News

Mithril Capital Management's Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 20, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Peter Thiel today announced that Mithril Capital Management (Mithril), a new global tech venture firm based in San Francisco, will begin seeking bold technology entrepreneurs and sponsor the growth of their businesses.… Read the rest

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Segway Tour Golden Gate Park! (With Pictures!)
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http://www.electrictourcompany.com/segway/san-francisco-golden-gate-park-segway-tour.html

The Golden Gate Park Segway Tour is the most sensational way to see this 1000+ acre park! You will love gliding through the roads and trails on a Segway. This fully narrated journey will take you to the Park's best views and hidden locations while learning about the history and tales of this oasis in the city.

Fun Fact: Golden Gate Park is larger than New York's Central Park and once consisted of sand dunes that are now covered with more than 75,000 trees!

 

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SF Last “Free” Weekend Extravaganza!! (With Pictures!)
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SLIDESHOW!

FRIDAY

EATING: Rose Pistola (http://www.rosepistolasf.com/)

The Scene:  Inspired by the Liguria region of Italy’s Northern coast with its artful simplicity and fresh, local ingredients, Rose Pistola is a tribute to North Beach - San Francisco’s vibrant Italian quarter. Named after a local resident and denizen who ran the most colorful bar and restaurant in the neighborhood, Rose Pistola is a stylish trattoria, personifying the vibrancy of its namesake that has been seducing guests in the bustling North Beach neighborhood since it first opened in 1996. Rose Pistola seamlessly blends seasonal, local products with the Italian philosophy of letting the ingredients speak for themselves.
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Trip: Sonoma Coast (With Pictures, and ahem, a “video”!)
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SLIDESHOW!

Sonomads: n. People prone to wander around Sonoma County in search of new adventures.

Ideas for "On-the-road" reference:

Sonoma County (http://www.sonomacounty.com/)(http://inside-sonoma.com/)(http://sonoma.com/)
Sebastopol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastopol,_California)
Enroute (http://www.enroutewinery.com/home.html)
Bohemian Highway (http://inside-sonoma.com/bohemian-highway/)
The Great Petaluma Treasure Hunt! 2-5 Sat (http://inside-sonoma.com/sharpen-your-deduction-skills-for-the-great-petaluma-treasure-hunt/)
Breweries (http://inside-sonoma.com/weekend-brewery-tour-of-sonoma-county/)
Soft-core biking (http://inside-sonoma.com/cycle-sonoma%E2%80%99s-finest-backroads/)
Cedar Enzyme Treatment (http://www.osmosis.com/cedar-enzyme-bath/)
Ferrari-Carano (http://www.ferrari-carano.com/visit/)
Rodney Strong (http://www.rodneystrong.com/)
DeLoach (http://www.deloachvineyards.com/About-Us/Visit---Tasting-Room)
Wine (http://www.sonoma.winecountry.com/)(http://sonoma.com/visitorsinfo/Sonoma_County_Winery_Map.pdf)(http://sonoma.com/wineries/)(http://www.sonomavalleywine.com/)(http://www.sonomavalleywine.com/pdfs/SVVGA_map_April2011_final.pdf)
 

 

 

 

FRIDAY

STAYING: Bodega Bay Lodge (http://www.bodegabaylodge.com/)

The Scene: The Bodega Bay Lodge is the quintessential California coastal retreat...
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Trip: Big Basin to Carmel (With Pictures!)
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SLIDESHOW!

SATURDAY

Lunch: Half Moon Bay Brewing Company (http://www.hmbbrewingco.com/)

The Scene: A surfer’s haven that’s conveniently adjacent to Mavericks break, famous for some of the world’s toughest big-wave surfing. Handcrafted Mavericks Amber Ale and Mavericks Budgetary Alement are piped directly to the bar from the Half Moon Bay Brewery next door. Grab a patio seat near the blazing fire pits in time to watch the sun set. Weekends are for live rock ‘n’ roll and blues while “Brews & Views,” a heated political discussion, takes place monthly.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-beach-bars/3

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, San Francisco

Hike:  Sequoia Trail in Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Sequoia Trail Map

About Big Basin (http://www.bigbasin.org/):  Big Basin Redwoods State Park is California's oldest State Park, established in 1902.
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Trip: Mahaila and Stuart Visit! (With Pictures!)
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STAYING

The Olympic Club

524 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

415 345 5100

 

 

FOOD IDEAS?

Castagnola's Restaurant (Fisherman's Wharf):  http://castagnolas.com/

Buckeye Roadhouse (Mill Valley):  http://www.buckeyeroadhouse.com/

Sand Dollar Restaurant: http://www.stinsonbeachrestaurant.com/

Parkside Cafe Stinson Beach: http://www.parksidecafe.com/

Breakers Cafe: http://www.california-travels.com/2011/01/25/breakers-cafe-stinson-beach/?doing_wp_cron

Urban Tavern:  http://www.urbantavernsf.com/

 

 

 

SATURDAY

Arrive 10:25a SFO, Southwest

Lunch:  Sand Dollar Restaurant: http://www.stinsonbeachrestaurant.com/

Hog Island Oyster Company Farm (Marshall): http://www.hogislandoysters.com
Driving Instructions
The Farm is located at 20215 Hwy 1 in Marshall, CA, 49 miles north of San Francisco, 10 miles north of Point Reyes Station and 23 miles south of Bodega Bay.… Read the rest

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Trip: Pat and Mike Visit! (With Pictures!)
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SLIDESHOW!
FRIDAY

6:00p Aquarello http://www.acquerello.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

8:20a Wente Vineyard Golf Course 925-456-2477 #B5FE6AA4 http://www.wentevineyards.com/golf/

http://www.wentevineyards.com

2:00p Wente Winery Tasting and Lunch  http://www.wentevineyards.com/

8:00p Cocktails with Crystal and Mike at 680 Mission 

9:30p Kuleto's http://www.kuletos.com/

 

SUNDAY

CANCELLED: 8:06 Chardonnay Golf Club 707-257-1900 #G112008J  http://www.chardonnaygolfclub.com

 

12:00 - 1:30 Far Niente Winery Tour  http://www.farniente.com/

http://www.farniente.com/assets/files/pdfs/TheCaves.pdf


WINE CAVE TOUR INSPIRATION

Into the Earth: A Wine Cave Renaissance

The first documentary of its kind, Into the Earth celebrates the history and future of caves for making, aging and storing wine as well as entertaining.… Read the rest

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Trip: Napa Valley, July 2011 (With Pictures!)
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[FOLLOW-UP:  :):) So far the standout is O'Shaughnessy (toured yesterday)- absolutely gorgeous luscious wines, tiny production, and extremely impressive caves. We also LOVED Nickel & Nickel (toured Saturday) Far Niente's slightly younger cousin. Today we played golf and stopped into Darioush and Silver Oak. Nice wines, but blown out of the water by what we had yesterday and the day before. We are joining wines clubs willy nilly, and look forward to sharing our discoveries:) hugs!
Crystal and Mike]
WINE CAVE TOUR INSPIRATION
Into the Earth: A Wine Cave Renaissance

The first documentary of its kind, Into the Earth celebrates the history and future of caves for making, aging and storing wine as well as entertaining.… Read the rest

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