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Street Style Report: A Stunning Blue Dress and Fresh Rose, in North Beach

We spotted the lovely Holly Goodin, in a summery blue emboridered dress, en route to a party in North Beach. Holly grew up in the small farm town, Colusa, CA, and moved to San Francisco three years ago, by way of Boston. 

"After living in Boston for three years, I came to adore their classic East Coast style and designers like Lilly Pulitzer," said Holly. "After moving to San Francisco I've learned that the 'Revenge of the Nerds' tech culture is actually very cool."

Guide To Last Minute BBQ Take-Out For Memorial Day Gatherings

Guide To Last Minute BBQ Take-Out For Memorial Day

Although it might not be brilliantly sunny out today for Memorial Day, barbeque is definitely in the forecast. If a side of ribs or butt of pork didn't make it into an overnight marinade yesterday, not to worry. Several barbeque spots are open today, offering high volume take-out orders to squelch any last-minute party anxiety. Whether or not you reveal who actually made the brisket is your call.

The Chronicle Books Summer Reading List: Lifestyle

Whether it be ways to entertain the kids over the summer holidays, tips to get in shape, or advice on how to boost your hipster credentials, these five lifestyle books are essential summer reading.

In Photos: Seven Days of San Francisco Music

This town knows music. On any given night, you can find whatever genre you're jonesing to hear, sing, or dance along with. Here's a taste of what happened in the San Francisco music scene the past seven days...

Spending Memorial Day at the Movies

Spending Memorial Day at the Movies

If you're not already on your way out of town or to the beach, let's face it: You'll probably spend this beautiful, sunny, bonus-day weekend on your couch, catching up on lapsed episodes of Game of Thrones, or, god forbid, Girls and wondering what everybody else is doing. Put down that bag of Match-Light and stop contemplating a trip to Reno for a second and consider spending your precious time in the dark enjoying some of this weekend's film picks instead:

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

While you might be layering up against the cold and violent winds here in SF, our fellow Bay Areans across the bridges are likely enjoying those little things called sun and warmth. We're here to remind you that it’s officially summer in the East Bay, which means there are plenty of reasons for city dwellers to venture over the bridge, even on a holiday weekend like this one. Following are a few of our favorites:

This Week in Local Music News

This Week in Local Music News

If you ever need inspiration for mischief-making in SF, watch this video for "It's Alright" by Permanent Collection. Just in time for the long weekend! [via Positive Destruction]

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performed at Mark Zuckerberg's wedding, like any good pal would. [via SF Weekly]

It's Time for the Great Monterey Clam Chowder and Calamari Festival

It's Time for the Great Monterey Clam Chowder and Calamari Festival

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

Ask A Vet: What is That Yowling in the Night?

Ask A Vet: What is That Yowling in the Night?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB is a board certified veterinary behaviorist who counsels guardians whose pets’ issues are beyond the scope of training. Think of her as a pet shrink…at your service. Ask your own questions in the comments!

Tickets are Going Fast for SF Chefs' Epic Dinner Party Project!

Tickets are Going Fast for SF Chefs' Epic Dinner Party Project!

As you may have heard, SF Chefs 2012 is back with a vengeance – and in particular with the all new, limited seating, Dinner Party Project. Throughout June and July, top chefs from the Bay Area are pairing up with their closest chef-buddies (some have called them brothers, sisters, best friends, partners in crime…) for an exclusive, one night only thematic dinner. Tickets are on sale and extremely limited, so snag your seat at their table before they’re gone!

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