Bay Area Cafés Worth the Buzz

A new, hip, trendy coffee shop pops up on every street corner just about every month, each with its own schtick -- rainbow lattes, veganism, cats. It's like the mythological Hydra -- one goes under, two more appear the next day -- and your choices them become overwhelmingly varied. In distress, nearing hysteria, you scream to the heavens, how can I choose? Where do I shamelessly spend $4 on coffee? Which café's aesthetic will get my overhead latte-and-scone shot the most likes on Instagram?!

Never fear. I've got you.

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Host Profile: Chef Arbel of BYWOOPS!

BYWOOPS is a quaint, colorful bake shop based in New York City, offering DIY macaron classes to kids, adults, and anyone with a good sense of fun and adventure. At the helm is Chef Arbel, a French-trained mastermind who whips up their picturesque cookies like a machine -- and then some. Formerly serving in the army, Arbel found her calling as a pastry chef. Read on for her story and sage advice!

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Tips for Stress-Free Travel

Caught the travel bug? Believe me, so have I. I wish I could be out there exploring a new place, but for the moment, I'll have to satisfy myself by offering you a few pieces of advice for your own travels. It's easy to let something like planning a big trip stress you out, but there's no need to let it get to you! Here's how to make the most out of your vacation, as well as a couple do's and dont's for when you're on the fly.

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Host Profile: Françoise Weeks

Françoise Weeks is a florist with an eye for the beautifully unexpected. She was born in Belguim, established her business in the United States, and now teaches classes around the world. Her love for unique flowers and incredible drive has earned her a top-tier spot in the global floral community. Sign up for her amazing workshops here, and find out more about her below.

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Emily Pellegrini
Host Profile: Roe Sie of The King's Roost

A farm smack-dab in the middle of Los Angeles? Seems unlikely. But for Roe Sie, bread making master of The King's Roost, it's a dream-turned-reality. His path from raising chickens developing a fully-fledged urban farm was not without hiccups, but resulted in a business that encourages city folk to get in touch with their roots. 

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How to Plan Your Perfect Staycation

Sometimes you just need a break. From work, from routine and from stressful over-scheduling. But planning a trip can be daunting and -- more importantly -- expensive. If the thought of air fare and hotel fees gets you down, try spending your time off in your own city! Here are some ways to approach your home with fresh eyes and get the most out of your staycation.

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Host Profile: Miles of Fiori Floral Design

We spoke with Miles, the esteemed owner of Seattle's Fiori Floral Design. Hailing from corporate roots, he never expected he'd end up be managing a flower shop -- but loves every minute of it. He's since made a name for himself and become an active member of the Seattle floral community. Check out his story, and sign up for his flower arranging classes here!

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Emily Pellegrini
The Bay's Best Burgers

WARNING: Do not read this while hungry!

I've always believed there's nothing like a burger to brighten the day (except during the brief, dark period of my life in which I decided to become a vegetarian.) However, when people ask me where the best burger in the Bay is, I can never choose just one! So, I've compiled a list of all my favorites, from fast-food to gourmet.

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Art Basel 2018

The global art market converges in Switzerland this week for Art Basel, the largest annual gathering of dealers and collectors—and a massive crowd of visiting public. Last year, nearly 100,000 guests swarmed the Messeplatz, the event hall where the show is held, over a period of six days.

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