If I have an addiction, it definitely is daily deal sites. I have a bad habit of indiscriminately signing up for every new site that crops up, to the point where I now usually wake up to about thirty emails from the Groupons and Bloomspots of the world. I don’t remember when I signed up to receive deals from Living Social Adventures, but I’m sure glad I did, as there are currently two San Francisco adventures on offer that sound like a lot of fun.
First, we have BYOB Pottery Painting at Terra Mia Studio in Noe Valley, for $29 instead of the usual $59. I took a ceramics class earlier this year called “Clay and Wine,” and let me tell you, the combination of making your own sushi trays while sipping merlot is quite therapeutic. On this adventure, pick out a piece from Terra Mia’s large selection of unfinished pottery, get a quick lesson from the studio staff, and then glaze your piece while nibbling on appetizers and washing it all with your beverage of choice (don’t forget to BYOB!). Pick up your piece a week later and voila, you’ve created a masterpiece. This deal is available at 7:00pm on either Friday, November 4th or Friday, November 11th.
Next, we have Yoga and Brunch at Fort Mason, also for $29 instead of the usual $59. If you read this blog regularly, you know that I’ve recently become a big fan of yoga, and as for brunch…well, who doesn’t love brunch? On this adventure, partake in a one-hour yoga practice led by instructors from Yoga Garden, a San Francisco studio with a focus on personal health and well-being. After sweating through some vinyasas, enjoy a brunch of yogurt with toppings ranging from sweet berries to savory nuts, and then head out into the rest of your day looking and feeling like the picture of health. This deal is available at multiple times on November 5th, 6th and 12th.
So what will it be? Clay and cabernet, or pigeon pose and parfaits? So many choices…
Photos via Living Social Adventures.
Today there are not one, not two, but three deals of the day, which is sending my deal-obsessed little brain into a tailspin. Take your pick from these three options!
Living Social is offering up two movie tickets to One Day plus $40 to spend on dinner at Zingari Ristorante, all for just $35 (normally $70). One Day is adapted from the best-selling novel by David Nicholls, which follows two strangers who spend their college graduation night together through that same date every year for the next two decades. The film stars Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, which sounds like a recipe for a perfect end-of-summer chick flick to me. As for Zingari Ristorante, this Italian joint near Union Square serves up reasonably-priced Italian fare, with pastas and pizzas ranging from $11 to $17.
If you’re not one of the foodies already salivating over this weekend’s SF Street Food Festival, get yourself over to Bloomspot, which is offering half-off registration for the CitySolve Urban Race this Saturday. You can register two people for $50 (normally $100), or three people for $70 (normally $150). The CitySolve Urban Race is a scavenger hunt that will take you and your teammates throughout San Francisco, searching for checkpoints and deciphering clues, and racing against the clock for a chance to qualify for the national championships in Las Vegas. The deal also includes admission to the registration party at Sports Basement on Friday evening, where there will be free beer, appetizers, and 10% off purchases at Sports Basement.
Finally, Pinchit is featuring a deal for half-off a sunset cruise on the bay with San Francisco Whale Tours, with tickets on sale for $17 (normally $34). Tours depart from Pier 39, and the reviews on Yelp suggest that everyone sees an abundance of wildlife, including humpback whales, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, albatrosses, puffins and more. There are a few complaints about seasickness and weather conditions, but nothing that a little Dramamine and a lot of good rain gear won’t fix.
So much to do, so little time…
Image from ToMuse.