Here's what the 7x7 editors focused on this week in lieu of their deadlines.
Meryl Pataky believes the custom neon signs she creates for altar-bound couples generate a feeling akin to falling in love, better known as a “spark.” The San Francisco artist, who showed her work at Art Basel Miami Beach this past December, transforms “raw elements created by stars”—silver, copper, carbon, and helium—“into electrifying works of art.”
The Cross Marin Trail is a wonderful route for a safe family bike ride. You’ll find it level, smooth-surfaced, and isolated from vehicles as it winds alongside picturesque Lagunitas Creek above the former roadbed of a long defunct railroad.
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Bologna, Italy, 1954: A housewife named Ada Masotti goes into the lingerie business. A skilled corset maker, she sews a small collection of lingerie, packs the pieces up in a case, then carries the collection door-to-door to local shopkeepers.The case was lined in red velvet, the lingerie displayed like fine pearls. It was then that La Perla was born. Today, La Perla has over 150 boutiques worldwide, and is opening its first in San Francisco this month.
Burgers and tapas and Restaurant Week galore! It's all happening in the East Bay, folks.
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