Welcome to The Urbane Grandmother. And who is she, you might ask? Think Auntie Mame for the 21st century and you've got the picture. Martini shaker in one hand, cigarette holder in the other - sans cigarette, of course. She’s your guide to creating lasting memories with your grandchildren (and children) in San Francisco and beyond. As an urbane (and urban) grandmother it came to her attention that there are a lot of grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, god-parents and parents that need help finding appealing things to do in San Francisco with their young charges. You might be visiting for the weekend but you want to skip the obvious tourist traps - just not your style. Or perhaps you live here and you are a single Mom or Dad. You’ve spent years finding the best Irish Coffee in town but are at a complete loss when it comes to finding the best playground. You thought you saw one once but were mistaken. And while she would never endorse drunk grand-parenting, there will be times, if there are at least two of you sharing babysitting duty that day, that one of you needs a glass of wine or a cocktail. She’ll show you where to get that, too.