Advice | May 29, 2015 9:00 am

Best of May

Smartcases. Lap dances. Fireworks. Let's review.

By The Editors

This Is the World’s Smartest Luggage
When can a piece of luggage actually make you better? When it’s a USB-charging, laptop-tray slinging, location-tracking, totally collapsible wunder-bag. Meet the Barracuda. Check it out.

8 New Toys for Outdoorsmen
No matter how fearsome our real-estate costs, how perilous our commute: we live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Here’s our shopping list, primed for summer adventure. Check it out.

Table Stakes: May 
The city’s best new pizza (provenance: New Jersey), a tapas place from a Mugaritz-trained chef, the wonderfully over-the-top Dragon Beaux and all the other new eateries you need to know. Check it out.

Dinner, drinks, lap dance
Welcome Stranger, barbecue at Rusty’s Southern, drinks at Stookey’s and audience-participation lap-dance competitions. Is there anything on this list not to like? Check it out.

Leather Bags and Whiskey
The Mission is spoiled for technically superior baggage. But sometimes you just need one compartment, two handles and the kind of classic, understated silhouette that never goes out of style. Check it out.

37 Things: Summer To-Do Guide
We have 37 days off between now and Labor Day. Here’s how to make the most of them, from hiking through redwoods to swimming with seals in Monterey Bay. Plus bier. Plus gardens. Check it out.