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Local Gorgeous Gadget Lumio Nominated for Design Award

Local designer Max Gunawan has swiftly gone from Kickstarter darling to Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Award-nominated creator with his beautiful modern lamp, Lumio.

A Modern Guide to Santa Cruz

For local, design-savvy getaways, San Franciscans usually look north to Napa and Sonoma. But 90 minutes south of the city, Santa Cruz has been quietly redefining a style once dictated by a scruffy mix of surfers, students and free-spirits. Today, the laid-back beach town exudes a creative new energy as exemplified by the following hip spots. 

The 5 Best Mexican Restaurants in Oakland

It's Taco Tuesday! Opt for one of these delicious spots in the Town. 

2014 Hot 20: Hunter Pence, the Power Hitter

Outfielder, San Francisco Giants / age 31

7x7 Editors Test Out SF's Myriad Juice Cleanses

We at 7x7 consider ourselves slaves to fads of all sorts. The cragel? Check. Birkenstocks? (Um, yes, but don’t tell our perpetually high-heeled editor in chief.) The juice cleanse? We’re glad you asked! There are a bevy of companies in San Francisco offering up liquid nourishment in the name of clearer skin and cleaner bowels and and overall euphoric feeling (no matter how short-lived). Our editors were willing guinea pigs for eight local cleanses. Did we survive?

Saks Fifth Avenue and Donna Karan Celebrate Women

Like clockwork, another herd of well-to-do types converged upon a Union Square department store to mingle with other fashionable types while having their beautiful mugs photographed and checking out some designer duds. This week's batch of upper esche comes to you from Saks Fifth Avenue Celebrates Donna Karan's Women Who Inspire. And just who are said women of such inspiration? See for yourself. 

Property Porn: A Historic Russian Hill Home With Skyline Views for $12M

This isn't your average house on a hill. The $12M abode was one of the first homes built on Russian Hill and also one of the most prominent Historic City Landmark Homes from the 1800s. 

Secret Recipe: Hopscotch's Tomato and Squash Salad

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. 

Q&A with Litquake Headliner Paolo Giordano

Litquake, SF’s annual celebration of the literary arts, opens its 15th year with a traditional quinceañera. The weeklong festivities (October 10-18)—which include a reading by Paolo Giordano, author of the award-winning novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers—conclude with the famous Lit Crawl, in which 100 Mission District bars, galleries, coffeehouses, and shops will host readings from more than 850 participating writers.

2014 Hot 20: Apple's Angela Ahrendts, the Retail Genius

Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores at Apple / age 54

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