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Men's Look of the Week: 10 Ultra Manly iPad + Tablet Cases

Rugged. Handsome. Functional. Everything you'd want in a tablet case, no? With clever new designs and materials like aircraft-grade aluminum (#5), premium selvage denim (#6), and re-purposed WWII canvas (#9) being used to protect your precious cargo, tablet cases are now more manly than ever. 

A Dad-To-Be Learns Sewing 101

A Dad-To-Be Takes Sewing 101 at Workshop SF

When I was a little kid, my mom used to make clothes for me and the rest of my siblings. Most of what we wore was homemade, from our mittens and hats to our Easter Sunday suits, complete with blazers and matching shorts.

Now, my wife is pregnant with our first child, and the plan is for me to be the stay-at-home dad. Which means that if I want to continue the family tradition, I have no option but to learn how to sew.

Bikers, Get Your San Francisco Giants Cycling Jersey

San Francisco Giants Cycling Jersey

While the rest of the country may be celebrating some other Giants’ win (boo!), we in San Francisco know what it really means to have a winning Giants team. Our boys in black and orange report for their first workout in less than a month, which means it’s time to shake off the football blues and get excited for baseball. I found just the thing to lift my sports spirits (and encourage my biking obsession)—San Francisco Giants cycling jersey.

Capacitor: Art and Science Dance to Save The World

Capacitor: Art and Science Dance to Save The World

Always looking for new ways to help save the ocean, here's one I hadn't heard of. Capacitor is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary dance company known for mind blowing, visually stunning performances. Think Cirque du Soleil, on a smaller scale. Aerial dancers and contortionists are regular performers, but it's their involvement with members of the scientific community that makes non-profit Capacitor something to watch and listen to.

The Bay Area’s Best Drama Classes for Kids

The Bay Area’s Best Drama Classes for Kids

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Almost Three Decades After Debut, Macworld Now Eyes Mobile

Almost Three Decades After Debut, Macworld Persists, Now Eyeing Mobile

It’s hard not to become a bit nostalgic on the eve of this year’s Macworld convention, the first since Steve Jobs died.

After all, it was 28 years ago this month that Jobs unveiled the very first Mac at the first-ever of these events.

A Very San Francisco Wedding in Old St. Mary's Cathedral

The bride, Cassandra Vivers, arrived in an authentic San Francisco trolley, and the ceremony was held at Old St. Mary's next to Chinatown. The newlyweds held the reception at the historic Presidio Film Centre. Luckily, Cassandra is a planner for the same company who catered/planned this event. The get-away car was a vintage, convertible Mercedes Benz, with romantic license plates reading "02 4 U." Her shoes were glitter turquoise pumps with red finishes, while Connor Ogara's, her groom, tie sported a "lucky horse shoes" print. Tablescapes featuring hardy flowers burst with bright orange color palette and linens were "Williamsburg" print in blue.

Photos: 7x7's Piggies 2012: Celebrating the Best Restaurants in San Francisco

On January 23rd, 7x7 welcomed some of San Francisco's most beloved and prominent restaurant and beverage industry leaders to the gorgeous Julia Morgan Ballroom, to celebrate our readers' choices for their best restaurants of the year—the Piggies! This time, 7x7 also bestowed the porcine awards to our editors' choices for the best new restaurants in San Francisco, which all opened in 2011: Boxing Room, Locanda, Nojo, and Park Tavern.

The Weeknighter: Gold Dust Lounge

The Weeknighter: Gold Dust Lounge

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right.  From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife.  So, who wants a drink? 

Drink Here Now: 5 Places to Sip This Week

1. Quince Unveils New Lounge: If you can afford the indulgence, Quince has recently opened an ultra-luxe new lounge area, specializing in seafood and upscale bar bites. Royal Osetra caviar goes for $25 per 5-gram spoon, alongside oysters, a trio of crudos, a proscuitto platter, and other gourmet delights. Pair your snack with a glass of wine from their deep library, or a martini from the fully-stocked bar. (Monday-Saturday, 5:30-10 pm, at Quince, 470 Pacific Ave., Financial District.)

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