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A Classic Wedding at Sonoma's Viansa Winery

Robert locked eyes on Lynn during a business trip to Taiwan. He was an African of Chinese descent, living in San Francisco. She was a successful screenwriter with no plans to move to America.

Win Tickets to See Funk Soul Brother Maceo Parker at the SFJAZZ Gala After Jam

Win Tickets to See Funk Soul Brother Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker, the alto sax legend who's played funk with the best of them—James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins—is bringing his red-hot licks and slinky, fluid style to the afterparty for this year's Freedom in the Groove SFJAZZ Gala

Take Mom to The Ritz-Carlton for Mother's Day

Take Mom to The Ritz-Carlton for Mother's Day

Moms are undeniably special, so get a head start on your plans by reserving a spot at The Ritz-Carlton's Terrace Room and Terrance Courtyard for a gorgeous, indulgent Mother's Day brunch buffet. The Ritz-Carlton is known for its culinary excellence and service, so this is the perfect place to show your mom how much you love her.

Experiencing Napa via the Napa Valley Wine Train

Experiencing Napa via the Napa Valley Wine Train

Most people who have traveled by train in the US would probably agree that train travel leaves something to be desired, whether it's just a commuter train or traveling between states. America doesn't depend on train travel like other destinations, such as many parts of Europe. That was at the forefront of my mind upon my first trip aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, but it may change how you feel about train travel as it did me.

Secret Recipes and Entertaining Tips from SF Chefs

An Entertaining Tip from Jeremiah Tower (Stars):

“Never, ever, serve finger food that is larger than half a mouth full, drips, falls apart, or where the toast is so cooked that it shatters all over one's Armani the moment one picks it up.  And for passed snacks and hors d'oeuvre that are skewered, tooth-picked, or in spoons etc., have the waiter with another tray for the discards.  Remember, one has only two hands and one of them is filled with a glass of champagne or a filled-to-the-brim cocktail.”

Vote for the Top 7 Finalists in Our Golden Bridge Contest

After over 4,700 votes, the Top 7 finalists in our photo contest celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary have been chosen (it seems like our readers favor the bridge's foggy look overall). And now for some exciting news: Presenting sponsor Wells Fargo has decided triple the grand prize to three winners.

Ask A Vet: What Does It Mean When a Dog Chases Its Tail?

AsK A Vet: What Does It Mean When a Dog Chases Its Tail?

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!

Seven Favorite Things: Gifts from Bae Home & Design

Six years ago, Bay Area native, David Caler, opened Bae (pronounced beh) Home & Design with co-owner, Matt Bissinger, in Presidio Heights. The vision was simple:  to create a home decor shop that sells items of both luxury and purpose. The two believe that having a beautiful home is about seamlessly blending your get-away-from-it-all sanctuary with your favorite entertaining space.

Much of Bae's merchandise is local or imported from Europe, and combines old-world elegance with modern, eclectic charm. While their furniture selection is next-to-none, we love Bae for their smaller accents and unique gift solutions for Mother's Day, graduations, bridal showers and "just because." Here are our picks for perfect spring gifting.

Benefits of the "Menicure"

Mani-pedi for men

When I was a kid, my mom (a one-time Las Vegas showgirl and bunny at the Chicago Playboy Club) used to reprimand my grubby nails, “You’ll grow potatoes under there!” Her scolding used to bug the crap out of me, but as I started to be interested in girls, at about 12-years old, I quickly realized the benefits of better than good hygiene. Not all of my multiple daily showers were just for…

Behind the Scenes with SF Ballet's Don Quixote

The San Francisco Ballet opens its final program of the season this Friday night. We got a sneak peek of Don Quixote's exquisite new costumes created by Tony Award winning designer Martin Pakledinaz. Take a look!

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