Jeff Prather

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Top 10 Best Secret Spots Of San Francisco

The Bay Area is beaches and bridges, big hills and water, fog and sunshine. It’s a place where everything is a discovery — the same spot on a …

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

Road Trips

Durand Tonearms - the Talea™

THE TALEA™<p>“The Durand Talea is one of the most satisfying analog experiences I’ve ever had.”<i><br>Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio Magazine</i><p>The Talea receives the …

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

10 places everyone wanted to visit this year — and the cheapest times to go

Every year, MasterCard puts together a Global Destination Cities Index in which more than 130 cities are ranked to determine the most visited cities around the world. We've broken down the top ten destinations and teamed up with Booking.com to provide you the top reasons to visit each city, the …

Christmas Around the World: 10 International Destinations to Visit

Cities all over the world celebrate Christmas in unique and memorable ways. Many showcase their historic, old-world beauty while others impress with more modern traditions. The following 10 international destinations are just a few of the countless options to consider.<p><b>Copenhagen</b><p>The entirety of …

Hong Kong

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

San Francisco: Where to take out-of-town relatives and guests - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This map originally appeared in November 2016, and now we've updated and expanded it</i> <i>with new additions</i> <i>for</i> <i>summer 2018</i><i>.</i><p>The three-day holiday weekend is here folks. For many this means distant relatives, old friends, and new in-laws will drop by for a visit.<p>Naturally, you'll want to …

San Francisco

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Best Places to Travel in December

1 of 13<p>Winter Travel<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Frankfurt, Germany<p>3 of 13<p>Los Cabos, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Kochi, India<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 13<p>Las Vegas, …

Everglades National Park

Nobody wants to buy this 214-room mansion in Silicon Valley that's on sale for $36 million

A Silicon Valley city wants to unload a historic mansion that is costing millions of dollars a year in upkeep. But nobody with pockets deep enough seems to want it.<p>Built in 1905, Hayes Mansion is a 214-room hotel and conference center located in San Jose, California. The city bought the private …

San Francisco’s best public art installations, mapped - Curbed SF

Public art around San Francisco runs the gamut from the earthy—think Andy Goldsworthy's statues made of trees and earth in the Presidio—to high tech, like the kinetic sculpture <i>Firefly</i> in the Tenderloin, which moves with the wind and lights up at night.<p>There are big, stark sculptures like Richard …

Klipsch release special edition Heritage speaker range with Capitol Records

August 10, 2017 In News<p><b>They come with ‘free’ vinyl too.</b><p>Klipsch speakers are partnering with Capitol Records to release a special edition speaker …

The gold record that N.A.S.A launched into space in 1977 is being released on vinyl

August 9, 2017 In News<p><b>An audio visual capsule of humanity, curated by Carl Sagan.</b><p>In 1977 N.A.S.A. launched two robots – Voyager 1 and 2 – into space, …

This is the most popular city on Instagram – but can you tell where it is?

Do you know this city?<p>Instagram has just revealed that this capital, a hustling, bustling place with a Dutch colonial past, is the city most geotagged in its Stories format. Do you recognise it?<p>Did you get it right?<p>It's Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. But you already knew that.<p>The photo-sharing …

These Modern Record Players will get the most out of your vinyl collection

Anyone that has kept their old vinyl collection might not necessarily have a device to play it on. When CDs came onto the market a lot of us ditched …

Locals only: Our favorite quirky San Francisco neighborhood bars

When The Riptide was gutted by a fire in 2015, much of San Francisco may not have noticed. But the Outer Sunset residents, surfers, and artists who congregated there nightly did – one of them called the bar “a home away from home for a lot of people.”<p>Owners David Quinby and Les James, saddled with …

San Francisco

VTL/Manley Reference 350 power amplifier

Manley is not a new company; it's the last name of the president and chief designer of VTL, David Manley, whose Model 300 has been my reference …

Audiophile

The secret messages of San Francisco's Summer of Love

Fifty years ago this summer, more than 100,000 young artists, musicians, activists, bohemians, and dreamers descended on San Francisco's …

San Francisco

San Francisco’s best privately-owned public open spaces (POPOS) - Curbed SF

These privately-owned publicly accessible spots—a.k.a. POPOS, which stands for privately-owned public open spaces—have been a development requirement since the passage of the 1985 Downtown Plan, and there are now dozens of POPOS scattered around the city's core.<p>Though all were built to provide San …

Presidio Heights mansion designed by Bernard Maybeck asks $16 million

The home was designed in 1909 for the Roos family and is on the market for the first time<p>Bernard Maybeck is best known for designing the Palace of Fine Arts.<p>The seminal architect in California's Arts and Crafts movement was the mastermind behind the elegant rotunda and colonnades built for the 1915 …

Itinerary: One day in SF. What do you do to show visitors the real city?

There's plenty to see, but here's how to visit the city by the day<p>Perhaps your in-laws are in town, or your best friend from college is visiting, but at one point or another every Bay Area local is confronted with the task of figuring out how to help someone explore San Francisco for the first (or …

Chinatown alleyways: A tour of our favorites

A look at some of the city’s most fantastic alleys<p>San Francisco Chinatown alleyways tend to fall victim to tales from the past. Opium dens, gambling, prostitution—whatever grabs the attention of tourists hungry for a lurid look at the bygone days. But there’s more to these small stretches of street …

San Francisco music venues: Where to catch great live music any day of the week

WHAT ARE some good reasons to visit San Francisco? Blues, folk, indie, psychedelic rock…the list goes on and on in a city that values the …

Broke? This French Company Will Press Vinyl for Anyone's Budget

Diggers Factory is a new French startup that presses LPs based on pre-orders from interested fans.<p>One of the most costly and time-consuming components of music-making is the vinyl-pressing process. But as vinyl becomes an ever-increasing format for music fans to listen to music, many bands and …