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Byron, 36, Clothing Designer  
Lives: Hayes Valley
Style Icon: Jean Michel Basquiat
Wearing: Vans, Dickies Jeans, Dior glasses and most importantly Dolce & Gabbana cologne
Who's closet would you like to raid: The lead singer from Poison Idea

7x7's Music is My Commuting Therapy Playlist

photo by Alex Farnum

Due to copyright issues, some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

The Eat + Drink List: This Week's Top 7

1. Spring Sprouting

This is that great time of year when root vegetables and caramelized braises give way to signs of spring. We’re seeing some of the seasons’ finest vegetables making their debuts on menu around town: Jardinière is serving Prather Ranch lamb with fava beans and spring onion, Millennium has artichokes al cartoccio with roasted fennel; spring garlic; spicy seitan sausage and Meyer lemon, and at Pizzeria Delfina you can order a side-dish of first-of-the-season asparagus topped with lardo butter.

Thorough Bread and Pastry

Last week, the former Just Desserts space on Church Street near Market became home to Thorough Bread and Pastry (248 Church St., 415-558-0690), an artisan bakery operated by the San Francisco Baking Institute, where its students get a taste of experience while the rest of us get a taste of heaven.

Top 7 A+E Picks

Ryan Seng
"Nightwalk;" courtesy of Ryan Seng

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1.  Greil Marcus at the Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, March 25
Rock critic and author Greil Marcus discusses his journalistic work on rock n’ roll and American culture as well as his latest book The Shape of Things to Come.

N.E.R.D. Perform at SXSW

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Side project of uber-producers the Neptunes, N.E.R.D played a frenetic set at Stubb's on Friday, March 14 for the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas.


Playboy's Rock the Rabbit Party at SXSW

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

At Playboy Magazine's Rock the Rabbit party playmates in their signature bunny costumes mingled with party-goers and danced to DJ sets by French electro-house duo Justice and Moby and live music courtesy of electric-pop duo MGMT and the Heavy.

Style Lounge San Francisco

Yes, we know. It’s Monday. How to best survive the back-to-work blues? Start planning your weekend already! Here’s our pick for a hot shopping event that’s got a ton of great local fashion and beauty vendors on board—and is ideal for a day of girlfriend bonding. Event producer Lina Shatara even has 7x7 readers covered with a special promotional discount (2 tickets for $15). Just enter d329v08 when you buy tickets at

The Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund Annual Snuggly Soiree

Over 350 guests gathered on Thursday, March 13 for the "Snuggly Soiree" at Gordon and Ann Getty's San Francisco home to raise awareness for the Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund at UCSF Children's Hospital. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres along with visits from Barry Bonds, Mayor Gavin Newsom, UCSF Children’s Hospital Director Roxanne Fernandes, and Interim-Dean of UCSF School of Medicine Dr. Sam Hawgood. The event helped to raise more than $200,000 for the Glogau Fund.
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