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Cow Hollow

Establishment neighborhood
Laurie Arons Special Events
1850 Union St., Cow Hollow
Laurie’s been in the business since 1994, and while she’s handled everything from dressed-up barbecues to intimate dinners, weddings have always been (and continue to be) her bread and butter. If you’re doing a destination wedding—even if it's just in Napa—book her for weekend and destination planning, which takes the pressure off your guests to entertain themselves by providing activities throughout their stay. In addition to being organized, thoughtful, and easy to work with, she’s got relationships with all of the best vendors in SF.
ZaZen (Closed)
2219 Filbert St., Cow Hollow
ZaZen offers a number of restorative treatments at their Cow Hollow spa, including massage (from Thai and Swedish to hot stone and prenatal), yoga classes, and acupuncture (along with cupping and gua sha). Visitors somewhat familiar with any silent meditation practice are invited to to the staff's daily unguided meditations (donations of $2-$10 are suggested), and ZaZen occasionally hosts guided meditation events. The most unique offering at ZaZen, though, is probably their flotation therapy, which entails floating on your back in about a foot of warm saltwater solution, in a lightproof, almost soundproof chamber. The gravity-free idea is to reach a soothing, meditative state. Locals, take note: ZaZen has a membership program ($25/month or $200/year), which gets you 40% off ZaZen's services—not a bad deal at all.
Seed & Salt (Closed)
2240 Chestnut St., Cow Hollow
Historically, vegan, gluten, and dairy-free food can resemble cardboard in both taste and consistency. That's not the case at Seed + Salt. Here, the 100% clean menu is thoughtfully developed to make the most of local ingredients' inherent flavor, which translates to delicious plant-based dishes like the S+S Beet Burger, Quinoa Falafel, and Horchata Chia pudding. And while the light-filled café is great for a casual hang, the takeout menu is a welcome alternative to fast food on busy weeknights.
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