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The Bay Area's 7 Best Pies, Ranked

Some of us here at 7x7 think that cake reigns supreme in the circular desserts category, while others believe the nostalgia, homeyness, and American spirit of pie trumps any layered creation. For the latter of us, we’ve ranked the best in the Bay. Get out your forks, and open your pie hole.

Neighborhood Guide: What To Do in the Presidio

In 1994, the US Army ceded the Presidio, a former military base, to the National Park Service with the caveat that it become financially self-sufficient by 2013 or go the way of the chop-shop car—that is, sold off for parts. Having achieved this goal with flying colors, the 1,381-acre park is now a destination flourishing with cultural heritage, natural splendor, and, thanks to its San Francisco zip code, exceptional art, food, and lodging. 

Property Porn: Modern Pac Heights Home for $10.9 Million

San Francisco is constantly evolving, and some of its homes are keeping pace. This brand-spanking-new residence is decked out with all-new modern fixtures and amenities, with a dose of contemporary style.

Weekend Retail Roundup: Les Méchantes at Mission Rock, a Pop-In at Nordstrom, and More

Nordstrom

This weekend, amp up your spring style with trendy textiles at a pop-up sale at Mission Rock, a "magic hour" at Nordstrom, and gorgeous headwear at Goorin Bros's sample sale. Let’s do this.

The Big Happy: 50 San Francisco Spots That Make Us Smile

Today, in honor of International Happiness Day, we here at 7x7 want to bring a touch of joy into your life. It's time you put down the phone, shutdown your laptop, and step outside to one of these joy-inducing spots. 

Walking Tour of Haight Street Record Stores

Haight Street, like a great record, invokes a by-gone era of great musicians, daring artwork, and high, um, fidelity. That’s why out of the list of San Francisco’s best record stores, many of the greats are just blocks from each other down Haight Street. So grab an eco-friendly bag, hop on the 71, and prepare yourself for an afternoon of musical nostalgia on this do-it-yourself walking tour:

The SF Ballet’s 34th Auxiliary Fashion Show Presented by Neiman Marcus Union Square

Ken Downing

Join the San Francisco Ballet and Neiman Marcus Union Square on Thursday, April 2 for the 34th annual Auxiliary Fashion Show, an afternoon fit for arts aficionados and fashion mavens alike.

Silicon Valley Eats: Lobster Dip Sandwiches, Blue Bottle, and More

It's an all-star week of openings and events in the South Bay this week, spanning some of our most favorite things — beer, bacon, sandwiches, and Blue Bottle Coffee. 

Check Out the Innovations Coming to the Market Street Prototyping Festival

Last year, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), the San Francisco Planning Department, and the Knight Foundation invited San Franciscans to dream up innovative ideas to turn Market Street, from Van Ness to Embarcadero, into a better place for us denizens to connect. Enter the Market Street Prototyping Festival.

Designer Jamie Lim's Gorg Beach Bags Support Artisans in Southeast Asia

 Kayu handbag designer Jamie Lim.

Just in time for Stinson weather, Kayu Design has popped up on our radar with its gorgeous, handcrafted beach totes and straw clutches. Because of course we want every piece in the whole locally designed collection, we caught up with Burlingame-based proprietor Jamie Lim, who shared with us her journey of returning to her roots to bring natural materials and craft to the forefront of her work.

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