I've been seeing this great guy—hot, thoughtful, funny, professional. But I've had two girlfriends mention to me that he seems gay. (Doesn't act like it in bed.) I don't want to weird him out by asking, but I also don't want to get serious with him if he might someday "realize" he's gay.
Regardless of whether you're looking to pamper your loved ones or seek shelter from the holiday storm, these seasonal treatments are sure to leave you glowing far longer than a sugar cookie high:
If the standard Nutcracker spectacle strikes you as insipid or expensive or just too darn reminiscent of enforced family outings, try Dance Brigade’s Revolutionary Nutcracker Sweetie. Krissy Keefer’s refreshing version of the nut-cracking holiday confection turns Clara into an undocumented worker for a wealthy family and Drosselmeyer into the pink Mohawked gay son, who presents Clara with a freedom-fighting South African nutcracker.
It's Wednesday, which means our Exquisite Corpse game continues with this very Pink Floydian piece of art by local artist Kelly Lynn Jones. Get your noggin in gear and craft a response drawing (here's the great stuff we received for the first round!) for a chance to win $140 in local gift certificates and your art might even wind up on a poster sold exclusively on 7x7.com!
A look at the book spines on my shelves reveals a lot of spectacles staring back at you. No, it's not a bunch of Harry Potters (okay, maybe a few), it's the little glasses logo that signifies the book is from San Francisco publisher (and 7x7 sister company) Chronicle. I've got a lot of those, you see, because they produce such fantastic titles.
After nearly 27,000 votes, we're thrilled to announce that 7x7 readers voted the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center as San Francisco's favorite charity. In addition to our $700, they received an additional contribution from Gump's as recognition for the wonderful work they're doing to protect and nurture San Francisco's children. They will also be profiled in the February issue of the magazine as "A Charity You Love."
Learn to Make Tamales
If you want to make homemade tamales part of your holiday feast (or you simply want to add them to your culinary repertoire), learn the craft from two experts—Dilsa Lugo and Maria del Carmen Flores will be teaching a hands-on class on December 15 at La Cocina. Learn how to make tamales wrapped in both corn husks and banana leaves, and get a bag of the finished product to take home. Tickets are a steal at $65, which includes dinner and drinks!
That we are in the season of hot drinks--toddies, liquor combined with butter, libations laced with spices--is understood. Though this season could arguably be said to begin in, say, July, it is most fully embraced during the holiday season, when a warm drink feels like the requisite partner to nut-encrusted cheese balls.
Should you choose to partake, here's the low-down,
Welcome to our weekly 'Stuff We Like' blog, where 7x7 editors talk about...stuff we like. (Check out past week's 'Stuff We Like' posts here).
1. Banana Cream Pie from Mission Pie
I've long heard the banana cream pie is Mission Pie's calling card, so in an effort to keep warm lately, I've been indulging in a couple of shared slices with my boyfriend after dinner.
Celebrating 150 years in San Francisco next year, Gump's is an institution. Today the Union Square shop offers exclusive collectibles, artwork, antiques, jewelry and a range of tableware, books and furnishings.
It's our honor to offer a selection of holiday gifts from Gump's, hand-selected by our editors, for CH+D and 7x7 readers. We will feature one Gump's gift per day through 12/10.
Gifts from Gump's #7: Sara Paloma Ceramics
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