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What We're Obsessed With Right Now
Compiled by Scott Lucas | Photo: Courtesy Target | February 5, 2014
The video games, bars, and fashion that San Francisco staffers are geeking out about right now.
Scott Lucas, Web Editor: I was on vacation in SoCal for the last few days, so I have to cheat and go out of the Bay Area with this one: Vesper Vineyards is making the best wine in San Diego. (It's not that hard to do in a beer town.) I'm with Jon Bonne on this one: They are making some incredible whites, like a Marsanne and Roussanne blend. We bought a growler and drank the whole thing when we got back to the Bay Area last night.
Lauren Murrow, Style Director: Peter Pilotto's splashy, print-riot Target collection hits stores on Sunday, with prices ranging from $15 to $80. (Check out the full look book here.) Head over to the Metreon or Emeryville location—the new Geary Blvd. store didn't stock the previous 3.1 Phillip Lim collab, so I can't vouch for it—or log onto net-a-porter.com/target.
Jenna Scatena, Associate Editor: Last weekend I revisited Ha-Ra in the Tenderloin, which reminded me of why I love the historical bars there. This one is a relic of when boxing was big in San Francisco, with old photos of local matches and the former owners who were both local boxing legends. The bartender Casey will give you a legit history lesson behind the photos and the 'Loin. Just don't expect a fancy cocktail.
Ian Eck, Editorial Intern: Max Wade, the 16 year-old kid who stole Guy Fieri's Lambo and was recently sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder, was a resourceful little sociopath. This video outlines the Lambo heist, which consisted of rappelling into the San Francisco dealership, busting through locked doors, and infiltrating the Lamborghini's high-tech anti-theft system. A tough feat, especially when you consider how he had to lug around those two steel cannonballs between his legs.
Katherine Guzman, Editorial Intern: I'm kind of obsessed with the new iPad Dungeon Keeper game. The OG Dungeon Keeper PC game was, and still is, THE BEST GAME EVER. So you can imagine my excitement when they re-did the game I always hoped they'd try to remake. I could hear Horny's voice warning me already, "Your minions are fighting amongst themselves!" and "Your minions are falling in battle!" Much to my disappointment, it turned out to play like every other iPad game, based around in-app purchases. I'll be straight: playing it sucks. But, I keep going back, upgrading my hatchery, summoning more minions, building my lair, all in vain. I'm hoping just maybe they'll let me have another imp without having to buy 800 gems.
Kate van Brocklin, Edtiorial Intern: I finally found a way to geek out on flowers without my habit costing a pretty penny. San Francisco-based company Farmgirl Flowers delivers fresh, custom arrangements with locally-sourced Bay Area flowers starting at $30. I placed an order through the Farmgirl website and a bike courier arrived at my friend's doorstep a few hours later with a burlap bundle of colorful perennials.