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Name: Richard Newbery

Age: 35

Hometown: San Francisco…..via London, England

Occupation: Entrepreneur, www.completepartysupplies.com

Status: Married

1. Where do you like to flirt?

Although I am now married my wife and I can often be seen partying around the city. Our favorite spots include: The Bubble Lounge, Medjool, Circa, Lime, Martunis……all great places with a great atmosphere and a very different group of people at every venue. After all variety is the spice of life!!!

2. Where is your favorite table for two?

Our favorite thing is to spend time enjoying good wine, great food and an equally good atmosphere. Some of our favorite eateries are: Ana Mandara (Quality Asian Cuisine and Cocktails in a beautiful venue), A 16 (Lively and Classy Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar), Betelnut (A buzzy bar and great Asian Fusion), 2222 Market (Modern yet rustic feel with New American dishes), Andalu (Small plates and a great atmoshere), Paul K (Excellent Mediterranean choices and great service in a quaint setting)…….all excellent restaurants with a varied selection of food, wine and cocktails.

3. Where should we stay when we visit?

Downtown is always a good place to center yourself and the W Hotel is one of my personal favorites.

4. What qualities do you find irresistible in a woman?

An open mind, positive approach to life and confidence can make any woman incredibly sexy. Life is too short to spend it with negative, image obsessed people wherever you are in the world. A woman who knows what they want and goes out to get it is always hot!!

5. Where can we find you on a free Sunday afternoon?

Running, playing soccer or just chilling with my wife Audra—taking a walk, lazing on the beach or spending some quality time at home.

6. What do you love most about your hometown (besides our arrival)?

I have lived in San Francisco for three years and hope I’ll never leave. It’s a pretty small city but has such a wide and varied group of open minded people that—for the most part—live in complete harmony together. The great people, food, drink and history of the city make it a truly amazing place to live.

7. What should we bring when we visit? What should we leave with?

Bring a jacket for the evening and summer because it is never as warm as everywhere else in California. Take with you the positivity and forward thinking mind set of its open minded residents.

8. What do we absolutely have to see while we’re there?

Golden Gate Bridge and the Audi Tour on Alcatraz are a must, but also make sure you take a trip up to the Presidio where you will have some fantastic views of the city.

9. Any areas of town we should avoid?

Every city has its rough spots, but follow your senses and you won’t have problems in San Francisco.

10. Any local secrets you want to share?

On a nice day jump on the ferry across the bay to Tiburon and enjoy a refreshing cocktail and some oysters on the sun deck at Sam’s Bar/Restaurant.

****Catch Richard and Audra battle it out as The Newberys with other newlyweds on ABC’s “Here Come the Newlyweds” Monday nights at 10pm PST.

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