good reads: open house magazine.

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Have you ever asked yourself: when was the last time I had a real, long and open conversation with somebody I didn’t know just a half an hour ago? With this question, Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal started the OPENHOUSE project almost 4 years ago. They didn’t open a restaurant or a gallery, they opened their home. For the next two years, they hosted numerous exhibitions,... 
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let there be lights!

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one of the things i miss most about living in san francisco, are the bridges and the way they make the city truly unique — connecting san francisco to the ‘mainland’, i can attest that driving across them never gets old. the bay bridge has been refurbished and with that industrious restoration, it’s been reborn. it’s also being re-lit —... 
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Spotted SF: Pacific Heights.

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hi everyone! it’s leslie from spotted sf and this year victoria and i decided to continue the tradition of sharing our beloved san francisco with you. one thing we really enjoy about sf is how easy it is to walk around and spot fun gems throughout the city. to kick off 2016 i decided i’d start with my current neighborhood: pacific heights (or pac heights, as we like... 
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affogato, anyone?

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This post was created in connection with my appointment as a nespresso “A Cup Above” participant. All opinions are my very own. have you ever had the pleasure of tasting an affogato? no? well, you’re in for a really delicious experience. An affogato is a coffee-based dessert in the form of a creamy rich drink. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato... 
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pop-up tacos + a restaurant start up giveaway.

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i’ve always held a super secret desire to own a restaurant — no, really! and friends have come to call my house their “favorite restaurant” — victoria’s restaurant, and that may be as close as i actually come. but i love to cook and have a few signature recipes i often get requests for. so when i was invited by CNBC to take a stab at creating... 
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