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  • SenSpa
    The Press Box: SenSpa Walk along the right trail in Presidio National Park and you’ll eventually come upon an old World War I army barracks. There’s more to this historic spot that meets the eye, though. While the building’s exterior looks much like it did a century ago, the interior has transformed into a modern, eco-friendly oasis of holistic beauty and healing known as SenSpa. Read on for more ways the spa defies the norm: “...an old ammunition warehouse turned Asian-style day spa, isn’t something you see hiking around Yellowstone either. I lounge by the fire and treat myself to an expert Thai massage.” — Sunset Magazine “Here you’ll find the full range of spa services – massage, facial, waxing, aromatherapy and more – plus a sophisticated approach to holistic healing based on Chinese medicine.” — Yogi Times “SenSpa’s SenSational Romantic Escape for Two is the perfect getaway for newlyweds or that special Valentine.” — Centry “Allowing the sun to pour in means the spa doesn’t require as much electric light… The lounge’s walls are made of recycled and acrylic bamboo.” InStyle “ The spa is also home to a resident Master Aromatherapist who creates all of SenSpa’s unique essential oils (and will custom-blend products for clients) as well as a filtered-water system…” — Aishti Magazine
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    1161 Gorgas Ave
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Green Apple Books
    Over the years, the most important facet of this charmingly creaky-floored haven has remained the same: an abiding love for all things literary. You can read it between the lines of the handwritten "shelf-talkers"?small, colorful signs detailing the staff's personal recommendations. You can hear it when you speak to the friendly booksellers themselves?according to Frommer's, the store's "extended sections in psychology, cooking, art, and history; collection of modern first editions; and rare graphic comics are superseded only by the staff's superlative service." And you can feel it in the air as you climb the winding staircase to the second floor to explore tucked-away alcoves surrounded by original gaslight fixtures. The store's carefully curated and ever-changing inventory ranges from categories such as poetry and philosophy to sports and children's books. The enormous selection and the staff?s astonishing command of it all have earned Green Apple numerous awards, including the title of Bookstore of the Year 2014 in Publishers Weekly, Best Independent Bookstore in the San Francisco Bay Guardian's 2010 Readers Poll, and Best Overall Bookstore and Best Used Bookstore in 2011 and 2012. The owners spread the joy of reading beyond the shop?s overstuffed walls by partnering with worthy causes such as the Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Green Apple also recently opened a smaller but equally charming store in the Inner Sunset. Customers find that at Green Apple Books on the Park, there's a great selection of mostly new books, a warm staff, and a little less dust.
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    506 Clement St.
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Exploring Music
    Mastering an instrument takes dedication, practice, and time, although it also helps to receive some professional guidance along the way. At Exploring Music, the Yamaha-trained instructors help budding musicians improve by providing personalized direction based on each individual's skill level and musical aspirations. Private and group lessons meet in practice studios that have been insulated and reinforced for sound reduction, helping students to fully concentrate on mastering their instrument of choice, be it the guitar, the violin, the piano, the saxophone, or the five-disc CD changer.
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    814 Clement St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Standard Plumbing Co.
    Standard Plumbing Ace Hardware facilitates home-improvement projects and everyday repairs with an array of wares and a staff of knowledgeable handypeople. Embattled emperors can secure their castles by installing sturdy door locks ($9.99+), impede enemy avian messengers? flight paths with window screens ($8.99+), or create a dry moat of venus flytraps with garden tools ($3.99+). New showerheads ($9.99+) can improve bathing enjoyment and relax vocal cords for water-accompanied arias, and smoke alarms ($8.99+) prevent disaster when dining-room campfires get too rowdy. With more than 50,000 items also available for special order, Standard Plumbing Ace Hardware can equip utility belts with all the supplies needed to tighten up a squeaky home or install a toilet in the living room.
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    1019 Clement St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Every Man Jack
    Whether he's rocking a mountain-man beard, a five o' clock shadow, or the smooth cheek of a 31-year-old playing a teenager on TV, every man needs a grooming product he can trust. That's where Every Man Jack comes in. Eschewing chemicals, harsh dyes, and unbelievable promises, the shaving, skincare, and hair experts keep men groomed with their unpretentious washes, creams, deodorants, and shampoos. These old-fashioned solutions have earned Every Man Jack shout outs in publications from Men's Health to Esquire to Maxim.
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    3661 Sacramento St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • REACTT Boot Camp
    Sergio Ruiz knows some of the most elite training techniques in the world and draws upon this knowledge to formulate the routine for every REACTT Boot Camp. Standing for Rejuvenate, Empower Adults and Children Through Training, REACTT's high-intensity 45-minute workouts incorporate a variety of exercises in their ever-changing program for students of all fitness levels. Students heft kettlebells or whip around massive battle ropes to burn calories and build the kind of muscle capable of hurling meteors back into space.
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    1 Javowitz Street
    San Francisco, CA US

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