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SF December Events

Recently I’ve had lots of free time on my hands, and when this happens the part of me that’s a bit “type A” refuses to be idle. To fill my time I try to find free/inexpensive events happening in the city and share them out to all my friends. Below is a compiled list of upcoming San Francisco events all happening in December.


Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale | Thurs Dec 14th-16th

This is Chronicle Book’s biggest sale of the year with products up to 80% off! Find stationary gifts, cookbooks, novels, and everything in between. I’m definitely going to stop by to pick up some Christmas gifts; I recommend getting their early before all the good stuff is gone.

Regan Baker Design Sample Sale | Sat Dec 16th

This local interior design firm is having their first sample sale with discounts between 20%-80% off. Expect beautiful home decor and furniture pieces. Based on their amazing site imagery I’m definitely stopping by first thing in the morning.   

Timbuk2 Sample Sale | Sat Dec 16th

Even though Timbuk2 isn’t too much my style, the high-quality backpacks and messenger bags are loved by all my outdoorsy friends. Check out the warehouse sale to find their products at up to 70% off. Don’t worry about shopping hungry, there will also be coffee and breakfast snacks for purchase!

SFMADE Holiday Fair | Sun Dec 17th

Over 70 SFMade vendors will be selling locally made gifts perfect for the holiday season. Find wreaths, jewelry, gourmet items, and everything in between. Support your local artists and check this sale out!


State Bird Provisions Happy Hour | Thurs Dec 14th

This Michelin-star restaurant is debuting their first cookbook and the happy hour is going to be hosted at my favorite local bookstore, Green Apple Books. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be served followed by a talk by the restaurant owner and chef.SOMA Street Food Crab Feast | Sun Dec 17th

All you can eat Dungeness crab, garlic noodles, salad and iced tea. Eat your heart out crustacean fans, this only happens once a year!

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Live It Local | A Mano

A Mano or “By Hand” is a trendy Italian restaurant located in Hayes Valley that is known for their heavenly handmade pastas and other flavorful dishes that won’t break the bank. Packed with my pocket-sized notebook and the thrill of Saturday night I was ready to check this place out. Not making reservations made me a little concerned about getting a table, but after a few minutes of waiting we were whisked to outdoor seating. Even though we didn’t get to droll over the Instagram-worthy decor, the outdoor heating kept us warm on that brisk night. Starting the dinner off with one of their feisty cocktails, I was feeling good and was pumped to enjoy some Italian food. Looking through the menu it was pretty tough making a decision, everything looked so damn good! We decided to start with the cauliflower, the healthy calm before the pasta storm. Perfectly crisp with lemon and chili drizzled in, this was no mere vegetable side but a star on its own. Eating it faster than it could cool down, I can firmly say this is the best cauliflower dish I’ve ever had. 

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Live it Local | Homeroom

As of late I’ve been trying to be as healthy as I can be with my diet due to my impending doom (just kidding for my wedding). I’m trying on wedding dresses in a few months and I have a bit of tightening up to do (blog posts to come on my fitness journey!)

Even with my discipline – trying to eat healthy, weekly workout classes, etc. I still do remember to treat myself, which brings me to Homeroom.

Delicious, delectable, a cheese lover’s heaven –  this restaurant specializes in grown-up Mac & Cheese. Options on their menu include Jalapeño Popper Mac, Siraracha Mac, and the Smokey Bacon Mac. Not to mention the hundreds of custom combos you can create mixing and matching their add-ones.

I’ve had two friends rave about the food and cool/laid back atmosphere, and after seeing yet another insta-post I decided to head over on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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