I'm an experienced writer, editor, and storyteller with a passion for finding new and important stories to tell in a way that resonates with readers. I write about pretty much anything and everything (seriously) including, restaurants/bars, travel, sports (I had a 49ers column at SFist for nine years), lifestyle, fashion/beauty, commentary/opinion pieces, interviews, and more. I've even put my gigantic Saint Bernard to good use by reviewing dog products (Note: you can put a 150-pound dog in a fitted onesie meant to control shedding, but you can't make him like it).
My work appears on Thrillist, Eater SF, Eventbrite, SFist, The Nob Hill Gazette, Adobe, The Bold Italic, Buzzfeed, xoJane, Dogster, CBS, Time Out, WineCountry.com, Culture Trip, Yelp’s business blog, Thumbtack, Patreon, SteveHarvey.com, and others.
I also have experience as a copywriter and content strategist for brands like Victoria's Secret, bebe, deLiA*s, AutoDesk, NorCal Cannabis, and Sephora.
"The very thing that's making me want to take a break from San Francisco is also the thing that's keeping me here. Because, thanks to the influx of tech companies and the resulting record-high rental market, I actually can't move away from San Francisco unless I want to leave forever."
The stately medical building at 450 Sutter is one of the City's most esteemed structures - for a host of reasons. When the 26-story art deco/"Neo-Mayan" architectural gem - designed by the world-famous San Francisco architect Timothy Pflueger - was completed in 1929, it became the City's second-tallest building, a distinction it held until the 1950s.
I once had an editor of a publication based on the East Coast ask me if I could write an article about what makes summer "summer" in San Francisco. In New York, she explained, summer is when people take trains to the Hamptons, day drink to celebrate half-day Fridays, and plan their weeks around seeing movies/plays/concerts outside.
I grew up obsessed with Herb Caen's column in the San Francisco Chronicle. That may seem like a strange thing for an 8-year-old to have been reading, but it was on the page before the comics and I liked to earn my laughs.
Web and Email Copy
Herb & Legend, an experiential retail concept intended to change the way people think about and purchase cannabis. For the full interactive experience go to: https://visitherbandlegend.com
Welcome email for Herb & Legend, a concept for a boutique cannabis destination.
Theodore Roosevelt was onto something when he declared, "There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite." Now, the Old Bull Moose's spot is completely blown up to the tune of 4 million annual visitors in normal times.
For the next time you step in some sidewalk poop and think to yourself, "Damn, I could really use an amazing getaway within driving distance of SF right about now," we present this extensive and detailed guide. All of these road trips are under a six-hour drive, with most being around three hours (perfect for a day trip or a relaxing weekend away).
Copenhagen is quickly becoming one of the must-visit destinations in Europe and for good reason: the outstanding food and beer. And, uh, culture and design and stuff. Which means you should definitely book a trip. But wait, where should you eat? And drink? And get cultured, while you're there?
Food & Restaurants
Jennifer Piallat, owner of Cole Valley's Zazie, did away with tipping at the beginning of June. She raised prices 25 percent and gives her entire staff a percentage of the sales as salary. As a result, everyone is eligible for profit sharing, paid maternity/paternity leave, fully-funded health and dental insurance, paid sick leave, and a 401(k) with employer match.
Food trends will come and go, but there's one thing that will never stop pleasing diners of all ages, and that's the warm sandwich known as a classic hamburger. They're easy to eat (no cutting, just lifting), affordable (ish), and filling, but more than that: they're just damn good.
Opening a restaurant entails a lot of behind-the-scenes work - or, at least it used to. In the last month or so, the chefs behind Wes Burger, Del Popolo, and Junju all announced they are taking their popular pop-ups permanent.
Sex & Dating
For better or (much, much) worse, dating in SF is not like dating in any other city. It just isn't. Whether it's because we're sometimes too laid back or because we have the best date hikes in the entire world, you won't find another place like it to try to find your lobster.
We're already in agreement that dating in San Francisco is The Worst. But that doesn't mean you should give up on meeting someone because dying unloved and completely alone is even The Worster. Still, navigating the dating scene in the 7×7 is no pretty picture.
You know how sometimes you make a new friend, but it's weeks or months before you learn where he was born? Yeah, that will NEVER happen with a Native San Franciscan. If he's not wearing a T-shirt that actually has "Native" emblazoned across the chest, then he'll be absolutely certain to let you know within five minutes of meeting you.