They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but here at offMetro SF headquarters we’re feeling speechless. Or, rather, we’ve decided to let your photo contest entries speak for us, and in just one week, the words bursting forth include “bliss,” “adventure,” “wonder,” “incandescent,” “majesty,” and, of course “California,” a word that sums up all of the above and more. In celebration of the glory that is gracing oMSF this [&hellip
You were not going to be one of those pet owners, but this little lump of fur is so cute. It started simply with organic rawhide chews, then a down dog bed, and there was the cable-knit sweater for all those windy late-night walks… Now, to avoid separation anxiety (for yourself as well as Fido), you’ve moved on to pet-friendly getaways. But with all the allergies and phobias people have added [&hellip
Like the throngs at City Hall, in the Castro, and beyond, we at oM SF were giddy at the strides toward equality that were made when the Supreme Court overturned Proposition 8. And we thought we’d celebrate the best way we know how: By putting together a guide to beautiful gay wedding venues in California. Now, full disclosure: I don’t eye bridal magazines in the grocery story checkout line, or [&hellip
We interrupt your healthy New Year’s resolutions with this message: It’s California Restaurant Month. We know, it seems like cruel and unusual punishment (or at least a serious test of willpower) to time a month’s worth of delicious deals with fresh starts and shiny new vows to work off that holiday gut. But think of it this way: Restaurant Month doesn’t have to be about gorging, and it can even help [&hellip
On a recent car-free weekend in wine country, we discovered the lesser known pleasures of Napa Valley, from a classic 1960s-style diner to educational adventures in aging caves to a 13th century-inspired castle on a vineyard. Settle in to Old Napa I set up base camp at the Wine Country Inn (1152 Lodi Lane), a quintessentially quaint establishment located just off of the St. Helena Highway. The first bed and breakfast [&hellip
Here are the best green Bay Area destinations oM has discovered this year. Best Natural Habitat for Art: diRosa Preserve | Napa Peacocks roam among the artwork at this 217-acre nature preserve and estate, brainchild of eco-crusader and lovable eccentric Rene di Rosa. Best Place to Hit the Open Road: China Camp State Park | San Rafael It’s got history, it’s got views, and it’s got great trails for bikers of every level. Oh, [&hellip
Romantic, adventurous, therapeutic, culinary—there are countless ways to undertake a visit to this beautiful, budget-busting wine region. Yet on a recent rail road trip, we discovered there are plenty of ways for foodie travelers to enjoy an affordable Napa Valley getaway.
Carrying around our smart phones all day long likely means we’ve got lots of good and trashable photos eating up megabytes. Whether you’re an instagrammer or Nikon junkie, isn’t it about time you got inspired to print out and frame a beautiful image? From a Frank Lloyd Wright House to a Japanese Garden to a Tuscan-style vineyard, enjoy a visit to one of these top 10 photography spots in the [&hellip