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Allison McCarthy

Writer, San Francisco

Chatting up designers, uncovering trends and sharing travel itineraries–that’s a typical day for lifestyle writer and editor Allison McCarthy. She vets what’s hot on the local scene–from the latest food delivery app to the best calorie-torching workouts. Before going freelance, McCarthy was the arts + culture editor at San Francisco magazine 7×7, where she spent countless hours at museums and never passed on the chance to check out under-the-radar work. The former New Yorker cut her teeth in the marketing side of the business at both Travel + Leisure and American Express until realizing that editorial was her true calling. When she’s not road tripping around California, eating oysters or hiking somewhere warm, you can find her feverishly typing away on her laptop at a sun-filled cafe in San Francisco.

Allison McCarthy’s Stories

3 Bay Area Textile Designers To Have On Your Radar

3 Bay Area Textile Designers To Have On Your Radar

Inside The Avery, Inspired By SF’s Natural Attractions

Inside The Avery, Inspired By SF’s Natural Attractions

A Look At ‘The World Of Charles And Ray Eames’

A Look At ‘The World Of Charles And Ray Eames’

The Glass Is Always ‘Half Full’ At This SF Design Studio

The Glass Is Always ‘Half Full’ At This SF Design Studio

A Sonoma Artist Forges A Career In Textile Design

A Sonoma Artist Forges A Career In Textile Design

Where 4 Bay Area Pros And Showrooms Are Settling In

Where 4 Bay Area Pros And Showrooms Are Settling In

4 Office Spaces That Will Induce Workspace Envy

4 Office Spaces That Will Induce Workspace Envy

Peek At This Tile Collection That Nods To 1920s Greats

Peek At This Tile Collection That Nods To 1920s Greats

Once In Graphic Design, This Woodworker Is Making Waves

Once In Graphic Design, This Woodworker Is Making Waves

What This Gallery Is Hoping To Accomplish In SF

What This Gallery Is Hoping To Accomplish In SF

Peek At The Collaboration Of These West Coast Brands

Peek At The Collaboration Of These West Coast Brands

Nido Living Brings European Cool To San Francisco

Nido Living Brings European Cool To San Francisco

What To Expect At These 3 San Francisco Hotels

What To Expect At These 3 San Francisco Hotels

Catalina Marin Brings Culture To Her Designs

Catalina Marin Brings Culture To Her Designs

Get The Scoop On New San Francisco Shop Batch

Get The Scoop On New San Francisco Shop Batch

Where These 5 San Francisco Designers Go To Unwind

Where These 5 San Francisco Designers Go To Unwind

3 San Francisco-Area Hotels For The Busy Jet-Setter

3 San Francisco-Area Hotels For The Busy Jet-Setter

Inside A Chic Wine Bar With Unmatched Parisian Vibes

Inside A Chic Wine Bar With Unmatched Parisian Vibes

Get To Know The Artist Behind The Color Factory

Get To Know The Artist Behind The Color Factory

The San Fran Asian Art Museum’s New Look

The San Fran Asian Art Museum’s New Look

An Inviting Bay Area Abode Brings The Inside Out

An Inviting Bay Area Abode Brings The Inside Out

Inside A Lifestyle Shop All About Quality Curation

Inside A Lifestyle Shop All About Quality Curation

2 San Fran Curators Weigh In On Art Inclusivity

2 San Fran Curators Weigh In On Art Inclusivity

The San Francisco Art Institute Comes To Fort Mason

The San Francisco Art Institute Comes To Fort Mason

A San Fran Studio Owner Offers A Tour Of Her City

A San Fran Studio Owner Offers A Tour Of Her City

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Rest Easy At The Proper Hotel in San Francisco

Rest Easy At The Proper Hotel in San Francisco

Art, Current Events Come Together At This Napa Exhibit

Art, Current Events Come Together At This Napa Exhibit

Stylish Gifts Are Forty Five Ten’s Game

Stylish Gifts Are Forty Five Ten’s Game

This Women-Only Workspace Fosters Collaboration

This Women-Only Workspace Fosters Collaboration

Designer Ian Stallings Shares His Latest Art Endeavor

Designer Ian Stallings Shares His Latest Art Endeavor

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Design Talents Discuss Art, The Biz In San Francisco

Design Talents Discuss Art, The Biz In San Francisco

Enjoy Book Clubs And Cookies At This Renovated Inn

Enjoy Book Clubs And Cookies At This Renovated Inn

Peek At MelePetrucci, A Collection By 2 Design Pros

Peek At MelePetrucci, A Collection By 2 Design Pros

Discover Beth Naumann’s San Francisco Hot Spots

Discover Beth Naumann’s San Francisco Hot Spots

Jay Jeffers Goes Big For His New Arteriors Line

Jay Jeffers Goes Big For His New Arteriors Line

Expect Worldly Items Galore At This San Fran Shop

Expect Worldly Items Galore At This San Fran Shop

What To Expect At The Four Seasons In Napa Valley

What To Expect At The Four Seasons In Napa Valley

Hospitality Abounds At Single Thread In Healdsburg

Hospitality Abounds At Single Thread In Healdsburg

Anna Brockway Reveals Her Top Spots In San Francisco

Anna Brockway Reveals Her Top Spots In San Francisco

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