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Wedding Inspiration: A Surprise Elopement in Picturesque SF

Shasta and Rebecca planned to get married later that year, but a spontaneous decision to elope turned into a beautiful ceremony and a picturesque jaunt around the city.

Our Fave Mother’s + Father’s Day Cards From Local Letterpress Printers

Mother’s and Father’s Day are mere weeks away (May 8 and June 19, respectively) and in anticipation of these very important holidays, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest stationery from our favorite local letterpress studios. Now you have just enough time to pick your favorite and send to your loving parents. You’re welcome!

Dior Opens a Lavish Boutique in Union Square

From Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Marc Bohan, to Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano and Raf Simons, designers and customers alike have, for seven decades, honored an unspoken oath that the house of Dior would always uphold its status as the pinnacle of Parisian high fashion, a gold standard of style and beauty recognized throughout the world.

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Legit Pot Docs + Stylish Spots to Get Your MMJ Card

Until full legalization happens (most likely upon this November's election), Californians still need a doctor's recommendation for medical marijuana in order to partake. We all know that obtaining one is as easy as scoring a pot truffle in the park, but at least now we have classier, more efficient options than the MMJ docs in dank little offices on our city's seediers blocks. Check out the best spots to get your card, as well as a few doctors and nurses who are changing the landscape of modern medicine.

5 Chiles Valley Wineries Are a Chill Antidote to Touristy Napa

Should you find yourself sitting in bumper to bumper on Napa's Highway 29 and feeling like a schmuck—this parade of tour buses isn't for a savvy local such as yourself—veer off toward the northeastern hills of Chiles Valley. In this sub-district of Napa Valley, cooler temperatures and higher elevation make for distinctive wines, and the handful of unpretentious family-owned wineries offer experiences so pure, you’ll want to keep them a secret.

The Best Places to Buy Succulents, Cacti + Air Plants in the Bay Area

If you’ve killed your fair share of green things or love a desert vibe, consider a succulent, air plant, or cacti—or perhaps even a Venus flytrap—to pretty up your home or office space. They’re much hardier and pretty difficult to kill. Plus, they come in some super cool, weird, trippy varieties. Here's where to shop. 

Secret Recipe: Locanda's Classic Cacio e Pepe

The secret to a legit Cacio e Pepe, according to Locanda, is boiling the pasta in a pot, then transferring to a sauté pan for the majority of the cooking. The starchy water will recoat the pasta as it cooks, which creates a luxurious, silky effect without needing to use butter, cream, or any other sacrilegious add in. Try it for yourself. 

Weekend Guide: Ai Weiwei Is Back + Oakland Dance Festival

April may be winding down, but the events are heating up. 

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Get Cultured at the Bay Area's Ganja Dinners, Festivals, Exhibits, Yoga Classes + 420 Games

Experiences are the new commodity, and the cannabis world is getting in on the action. As pot goes mainstream, devotees are coming out of the shadows to share herb together over a host of fun activities—yoga and fitness, salons and suppers, film festivals and even museum exhibitions. There's much to do here in the capitol of cannabis. Here's a start.

Janelle Monáe to Headline Stern Grove Music Festival This Summer

The Stern Grove Music Festival is back for its 79th year this summer, and we have the full line-up of ridiculously talented performers who will take the stage.

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