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The Top Brunch Spots in Oakland

If you've exhausted all your brunch options in the city, then it's time to check out the scene across the bridge. 

5 Topical Tidbits to Discuss Over Brunch

Sound bites from this week's viral stories, so you can impress your friends over breakfast. 

Editors' Picks: Fazzolari's Lampblack, Farmgirl Flowers, & More

Here's what the 7x7 editors were thinking about this week when they should have been at work. 

Explore Rural Sonoma and Marin Cycling Valley Ford Road

Finding a new place to ride is one of the many delights of cycling. The rolling hills and dairy pastures of northwestern Marin County and southern Sonoma offer some of the best opportunities to meander through untraveled roads, find solitude, and admire classic California landscapes.

Guild of Cookery Talks About Their "Game of Thrones" Feasts

Lovers of George R.R. Martin's book series Game of Thrones and avid watchers of the HBO show know that feasting is an important part of the conniving plotline (and often the locale for a central character's demise). While the fabled banquets have inspired recipe blogscookbooks, and even beer, San Francisco-based Guild of Cookery takes it one step further. The group of GoT-loving chefs recreate elaborate seven-course meals from the series pop-up style around the city. 

Style Council 2014: The Battery's Thomas Moller

Tall, blond, and brooding, Thomas Moller, 54, worked as an abstract painter and collage artist in New York City for 30 years before nabbing the prestigious position of director of art at The Battery, a San Francisco private social club.

Style Council 2014: Fashion Designer Camelia Skikos

Before landing in San Francisco in 2003, fashion designer Camelia Skikos, now 39, spent her formative years under Communist rule in Romania, where, she confirms, “uniformity was the norm and individuality was harshly punished.”

Style Council 2014: Monogram Decor's Courtney Lake

In June 2010, just one year after Courtney Lake launched his home interiors blog, Courtney Out Loud, celebrity designer Nate Berkus asked him to appear on his (now-defunct) television talk show.

Style Council 2014: Unionmade's Todd Barket and Carl Chiara

Todd Barket and Carl Chiara

Todd Barket and Carl Chiara, co-owners of the men’s boutique Unionmade, have more than 35 years of fashion retail experience between them, mostly at the Gap and Levi’s, respectively, which explains how the couple honed their unparalleled sense of style.

Style Council 2014: Pramana Collective's Brandee Barker

Lauded by the New York Times for buying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg his “first” suit, former Facebook head of public relations Brandee Barker has since moved on to helm the communications consulting company, The Pramana Collective (whose name includes the Sanskrit word for knowledge).

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