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Recipe: Blueberry almond cake

Boyfriend got a little bit mesmerized by Delightful Crumb‘s description for this recipe: “reminiscent of a muffin top“. Truer words were never written! Bake it in the recommended tart pan rather than the loaf, and you’ll wonder where the rest of the giant muffin went. Almonds and blueberry pair just beautifully. Find the blueberry cake […]

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Ambiance San Francisco

My little sister has been on a sock kick (heyo) recently. Specifically, she wants things with patterns that she can show off in Birkenstocks. I’m frankly too unhip to get it, but Ambiance isn’t. I treated myself to some boutique clothing more appropriate for my age and found some perfect matches for her in their […]

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The vax is here! This is the site’s future plan:

I started piecing together Stay Home, San Francisco years ago, while at my first work-from-home job. Then as now, I was gobsmacked every day by how good I felt, not noticing how much social anxiety I apparently have until it went away. Thus, the blog originally took the form of The Introvert’s Guide to San […]

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de Young & Legion of Honor Museum Store

What’s black and white and surrealist all over? This gift for my dad, modeled on a Picasso: Lately he’s on a kick for “mugs with faces”; he’s had a single one on his desk probably since I’ve been alive. This is the first I’ve heard of him wanting to expand the collection… and more power […]

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Recipe: Baked oatmeal

Alanna, the Bojon Gourmet, is a local food photographer, and naturally my images can’t hold a candle to hers. Boyfriend and I tried to get a little creative because this baked oatmeal recipe definitely deserves it: The peaches caramelize just beautifully and pair really well with the earthier cashew cream. We made this late at […]

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore takes place near City Lights; I think it might be a fictionalized version of it. The locations and people in this novel are described lovingly and with uncanny accuracy. It’s almost as good for immersing yourself as strolling through the area. Graphic designer protagonist Clay Jannon finds himself working in said […]

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San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

The SFGMC has recently updated their concert videos page with lots of new content, all containing harmonies that will send shivers up your spine. “Creep” becomes much more relatable in a chorus; perhaps this is why they generally perform happier songs. Show the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus some love!

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Heartfelt

Check out our new, impossibly twee baking dish from Heartfelt: I feel more stylish just knowing it’s in our kitchen! Heartfelt is exactly the kind of store I miss: eclectic, fashionable, and reflective of local color. A place for unbearably cute necessities, emphasizing form as much as function like so many of our local landmarks. […]

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Patxi’s

Legendary pizzeria Patxi’s (on Hayes) is still open for pickup. How good is it, you ask? Even the box wanted a taste: If you’re uninitiated: the deep dish pies are closer to lasagna, with two separate layers of crust-cheese-sauce. Customization options are great, too, even for those of us with gluten and dairy intolerances. My […]

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Virtual concert series at Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park has a dedicated page for its 150th anniversary concerts! I found Metallica‘s to be particularly sweet: self-aware, tongue-in-cheek humor I didn’t expect from an act so large. Show the Golden Gate Park concerts some love!