I grew up in San Mateo, CA, and lived in the Bay Area almost all my life. I've been living in San Francisco for the past 8-9 years and I love it here. What makes me happy is running, practicing yoga, eating a really good meal, grabbing the bestcup of coffee, and walking around the City to stumble upon new shops.
I lived in Santa Cruz prior to my move back to the Bay, for almost 7 years - as a student and waiting tables in a sushi restaurant. I love the occasional visit there or to Los Angeles.