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Link Love: Becks in Skivvies (Again), Free Music Downloads, Etsy vs. Feminism

In which we slog through oodles of blogs so you don’t have to....

David Beckham causes slack-jawed stares around the world (again) with his latest underwear ad campaign for Armani. This reminds us of a car accident we almost had when a previous Becks ad appeared over Union Square this time last summer.

To go along with the 80’s moment we’ve been feeling lately, the freestyle mix from Agent Lover is helping us rock out with our 1987 out.

Not Just For Chicks: Hangar One's Raspberry Vodka is Now in Season

Glory be, the Hangar One Fraser River Raspberry Vodka has just been released. Made from juicy, at-their-peak Meeker raspberries that grow way up in the north of Washington State, near the Canadian border, the reddish-pink, intensely flavored spirit is a true seasonal treat from those masters of fruit infusions over in Alameda. On top of the infusion, some fresh raspberry juice is added to the vodka for flavor, color and a little sweetness.

Craigslist Deal of the Week: $1450 Pac Heights Studio

We'll admit, this place is all about the floors. Polished, brand spanking new, deep ebony-like hardwood that makes the whole place shine. We'd style the apartment in minimalist black and white with some Bertoia side chairs around a simple round table, a sharp day bed and several bergère-like chairs to keep things from looking too casual (as can often happen with studios).

Ready or Knot Wedding Challenge: Jennifer Nichols, Episode #3

Club One and 7x7 magazine have teamed up for the first ever Ready or Knot Wedding Challenge. Two trainers, two winners and the fierce goal of looking hot for the big day. Let the games begin.

Bride-to-be #1: Jennifer Nichols, former gymnast

Wedding: End of Summer 2009

Trainer: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Brian Hannah, Club One Embacadero Center

We all know that workouts can get a bit monotonous, so today I decided to change it up and bring out the TRX. Are you scared yet?

In the Loop With Brooklyn's Telepathe

I like the image of Telepathe huddled together over a warm computer, answering questions in tandem, sans words, with one intermingled mind.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

SF Indie's Another Hole in the Head festival is entering its second week. Frameline 33, San Francisco's International LGBT Film Festival, kicks off Thursday with Richard Laxton's An Englishman in New York. Put simply, it's a great time to be a Bay Area movie buff. As always, here's a list of some of the films currently in rotation at an indie theater near you.

What's the Deal: Filippa K, Cary Lane and More

Because paying full retail price is oh-so-passé...

iDrink Better: The Best iPhone Drinking Apps

Is the iphone the ultimate "drinking buddy?" Not the kind of buddy that you can commiserate with over a shot of Jamesons or who will give you a ride home after one to many, but a drinking companion who can be a personal sommelier, pocket bartending guide, and wine locator. Yes, drinking apps for the iphone are numerous and many of them are quite good.

There are literally dozens of them, but I'll highlight a few (mostly) free ones that I find particularly useful.

Salvatore Ferragamo's Massimiliano Giornetti Finds The Perfect Balance

After almost nine years as head menswear designer for iconic Italian brand Salvatore Ferragamo, Massimiliano Giornetti finally stopped by our fair city (barely) long enough to sit down with us to talk fashion, inspiration and finding the perfect balance:

How would you define the Ferragamo man? "A businessman during the day, casual on the weekends. Someone always on the move whether traveling, boating, or enjoying a glass of wine. I create classic yet stylish clothes for the different dimensions of a man's lifestyle. Fashion is not made to be in a museum, it's meant to be worn."

Hot Links: Food News To Peruse

Poleng Lounge chef Tim Luym can eat almost everything—except tarantulas.

Have we finally reached chef memoir saturation?

Very moderne ice cream sandwiches.

Make your own damn brunch: the recipe for Foreign Cinema’s balsamic fried eggs.

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