A scenic bicycle ride, a good book and a beach stroll 

Faves and raves by Mark “Sonny” Nguyen

PERSONAL STATS

AGE:
43

YEARS IN THE CITY: 21

NEIGHBORHOOD: South of Market

OCCUPATION: Nutritional cleansing coach and residual income specialist

SELF-DESCRIPTION: His passion is coaching everyone on cleansing their bodies of toxins, impurities and parasites


FAVORITE CITY WALK

Embarcadero waterfront

WHAT:
Myriad terrific views of the Bay

INFO:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embarcadero_(San_Francisco)

This walk is a must — at least once per week with my loved ones on sunny or rainy days. It’s breathtaking to gaze at the different views of the Bay.


FAVORITE MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Tres Agaves

WHERE:
130 Townsend St., at Colin P Kelly Jr. Street

WHAT:
A hip way to enjoy a fine Mexican meal

INFO: (415) 227-0500 or www.tresagaves.com

Tres Agaves has festive, hip ambiance and delicious Mexican cuisine. Stay away from their Bottomless Margaritas.


FAVORITE ITALIAN RESTAURANT

L’Osteria Del Forno

WHERE:
519 Columbus Ave., between Stockton and Green streets

WHAT: A meal to keep yourself balanced

INFO: (415) 982-1124 or www.losteriadelforno.com

L’Osteria Del Forno offers the best and freshest pasta dishes. Their pasta and salad dishes are delicious and keep me balanced.


FAVORITE BOOKSTORE

Borders Books and Music

WHERE:
400 Post St., between Mason and Powell streets

WHAT: Can’t beat the convenience

INFO: (415) 399-1633 or www.borders.com

A convenient way to pick up a book, and I can squeeze in a little shopping and visit my friends in the retail business.


FAVORITE VIEW OF THE CITY

Coit Tower

WHERE:
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd., at Greenwich Street

WHAT: Beautiful walk with a panoramic view

INFO: www.sftravel.com/coit-tower-san-francisco.html

You can see the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Angel Island, the Financial District, Nob Hill, Treasure Island and the East Bay.


FAVORITE BIKE RIDE

Ocean Beach

WHAT:
Scenic way to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise

INFO: www.parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/ocean-beach.html

Start your ride down 25th Avenue into the Seacliff neighborhood, go down to Baker Beach and then around to Ocean Beach. Everyone should get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. Nothing beats a ride with fresh ocean air and view of our lovely Pacific Ocean.


FAVORITE QUIRKY SPOT

Bimma Loft

WHERE:
111 Potrero Ave., between Alameda and 15th streets

WHAT: Killer atmosphere, great deals, fun house music

INFO: (415) 252-5638 or www.bimmaloft.com

Bimma Loft showcases custom modern furnishings, cool eco-friendly fireplaces and some of the best artwork in The City. The staff is knowledgeable and unpretentious, the atmosphere is great and they have very good deals. It’s always a pleasure shopping there! I love their house music, as well.


FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX

Baker Beach

WHERE:
Gibson Road

WHAT: Perfect spot to relieve stress

INFO: (415) 831-2750 or www.nps.gov/prsf/planyourvisit/baker-beach.htm

Strolling on this beach is the best place to wind down on Sundays or anytime you want to release some stress, which is one of the four pillars of health. Make sure you take one hour each day for yourself and enjoy the things you love to make living worthwhile.

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Rich Bunnell

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