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CCA Fashion Student Vanina Howan Makes a Splash in SF Retail

A whiff of an ocean breeze blew down the runway at California College of the Arts' senior fashion show this past spring. The wavemaker: 22-year-old Vanina Howan, whose surf-inspired thesis collection, called Seasalt, caught the eye of San Francisco design veteran Basil Racuk. A friendship was made, and a collaboration was hatched.

An Ode to San Francisco's Old School Diners

We here in San Francisco love our gourmet provisions, but from time to time we need a break for good old comfort food—and the diner never disappoints. With nostalgic charm, coffee that flows like wine, and single breakfast portions that could feed a small army, we'd like to take a moment to salute our favorites.

Enjoy the Warm Weather at These Sunny Bay Area Beaches

It'd be a crime to stay indoors today! Feel free to escape to one of these sunny, warm, and inviting beaches around the Bay Area. 

5 Must-Eat Tacos When in L.A.

Guisados Taco Sampler

It's no secret that San Francisco is home to America's Best Burrito, but a recent trip to Los Angeles proved that our neighbor to the south takes its Mexican food just as seriously. Here are five must-eat tacos for the next time you find yourself in the City of Angels. 

Stylish Cottages + Cabins to Camp out in Northern California

It’s time to consider your next cozy escape. Since cottages can be code for floral chintz and wallpaper adorned with ribbon-necked geese, we’ve assembled 11 stylish hideaways that eschew cutesy for comfort.

Wise Sons' New Bakery Will Attempt to Bring the New York Bagel to SF

While San Francisco may excel at crafting artisanal coffee and $4 toast, the secret to the perfect bagel still eludes us. Our struggles with the breakfast pastry have been well-documented—from Buzzfeed to The New York Times—but now Wise Sons is getting into the heated arena. 

The Bay Area's Most Inspiring Home Décor Showrooms

Filled with eclectic pieces from mid-century to modern to craftsman, these local showrooms are sure to give you a heaping dose of décor inspiration. 

The Bay Area's 7 Best Pies

Some of us here at 7x7 think that cake reigns supreme in the circular desserts category, while others believe the nostalgia, homeyness, and American spirit of pie trumps any layered creation. For the latter of us, we’ve ranked the best in the Bay. Get out your forks, and open your pie hole.

Property Porn: Go Mod in This Pac Heights Condo for $2M

Built in 1960 by architect-to-the-wealthy George Livermore, this four-story Pac Heights condo blends old-world charm with modern amenities. 

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