Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's time to saturate yourself with copious amounts of unbridled holiday cheer. String up your strands of twinkly white lights. Get your pocketbook ready for Small Business Saturday. And bombarded your eardrums with glorious Christmas music. To help, we've complied and ranked the top 10 modern holiday songs.
Work off that turkey coma with some chic events this weekend.
San Francisco art director Dan Abramson is on a crusade to give yoga a manlier rep. A devoted practitioner for five years, the Presidio resident has been rebranding the ancient discipline since 2013, when he launched Brogamats, a line of yoga mat holsters that look like foil-wrapped burritos or sword sheaths. His new project, Yoga Joes ($25 per set), reshapes the battlefield postures of classic army-green toy soldiers into peaceful asanas,
Need a break from city life but can’t really get away? Head straight to the Outer Sunset. Waiting for you will be rows of candy-colored bungalows, long stretches of sand and surf, and pockets of some of the coziest cafes, tastiest restaurants, and finest shops you’ll find in SF—east side or west.
Welcome to the Puppy Personals, where eager furry friends put their hearts on the line while they seek their perfect human match. Each month, we'll spotlight a highly adoptable dog or cat that is currently available at the San Francisco SPCA. Read their stories, fall in love, and go adopt! Today, feast your eyes on handsome boy Halston.
On a hectic October Tuesday, just before 7x7’s monthly race to the printer, I took it upon myself to enjoy some languorous me-time at the W Hotel. Looming deadlines had triggered my tendency to crack under pressure. I settled in at Trace for a two-hour feast of beet salad, mushroom flatbread, a lamb pastrami sandwich, and butterscotch pudding, and then waddled up to Bliss Spa for a two-hour mani-pedi chaser.
On the sunny patio of her new restaurant, Arguello, a Mexican eatery in the historic Presidio Officers’ Club, restaurateur Traci Des Jardins takes a sip of her hibiscus agua fresca and unleashes an impassioned defense of undocumented immigrants. “I think it’s appalling that we have not done more for the Latin American population. I think it’s a failure of our federal government not to recognize how much this population has contributed to our society. From an immigration standpoint, they get the short end of the stick. Absurd!”
Earlier this month, the community of thought leaders, innovators, and trendsetters better known as Ivy joined together at the up-and-coming Design District gallery, the NWBLK to raise a glass to impactful design and to honor the winner of their Ivy Innovator Award for Design, presented by Cadillac.
Hey, it's kind of cold! Sounds like a good excuse to huddle up inside your neighboring music venue for some soul- and body-warming music. These shows could very well save your life:
When you spend a lot of time in a sealed environment—like 7x7’s little corner of the Chronicle Books building—cold-causing germs and flu viruses tend to stand a better chance of infiltration. In the name of robust health during the sick season, 7x7 staffers, an unusually hardy bunch, offer their tried-and-true immunity boosters and their proven advice for maintaining good health in light of perpetually present pathogens.