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Pimp Your Picnic: The Best Gear, Growlers + Eats for Al Fresco Afternoons

Picnic weather is upon us! If you're planning to spend a good chunk of a beautiful day eating and drinking outside with friends—and why wouldn't you?—do it right and in style with the best blankets, tote bags, coolers and more for pimping out your picnic.

3 Incredibly Chic Tiny Homes in the East Bay

Ready to trade in your pint-size urban apartment for your very own nano house? These chic, modern tiny homes will have you selling all your furniture in no time. 

6 Twinkling Places to Stargaze in the Bay Area

What better way to spend a warm summer night than gazing up at the stars from one of these local vantage points? 

Stephen Curry's Orinda House on the Market for $4M

NBA MVP Stephen Curry is putting his Orinda home on the market for a cool $4M. The Spanish-style, five-plus bedroom, four-and-a-half bath mansion boasts some insanely cool features, including a hobby vineyard, a putting green, an NBA-sized basketball hoop, and an electric car charger (for the environmentally conscious buyer).

Mother's Day Brunch Options: 37 Special Places to Treat Your Mom

Mother’s Day is just a week away! We’ve rounded up a ton of brunch options, now all you have to do is make a reservation and treat your mom like the queen she is. 

Weekend Guide: Sake Masters + Oyster Fever Hits the Bay Area

Kick off May the right way with our handy weekend guide. 

4 New Ramen Spots to Check Out in the East Bay

It can't be denied: ramen is having a moment. From the long lines at Mensho Tokyo to the long lines at the Itani Ramen pop-up, folks on both sides of the Bay are eagerly licking their lips over this Japanese comfort food. Whether you're seeking a bowl straight from Asia or a new take on the classic, here are four East Bay spots where you should be slurping noodles. 

Hide out With a Good Book at These Gorgeous Bay Area Libraries

There's something so awe-inspiring about a gorgeous library. These six local literary meccas are sure to make even the snobbiest bibliothecary go “damn."

Secret Recipe: Lolo's Fried Avocado Tacos

You can't sit down to dinner at colorful Mission eatery Loló without ordering the panko avocado taco. The crispy fried panko batter contrasts brilliantly with the rich creamy avocado and melty Oaxacan cheese—making this menu staple a must-eat whenever you're in the neighborhood. It's a classic on 7x7's annual Big Eat list, and now you can make it at home with this recipe. Provecho!

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Legit Pot Docs + Stylish Spots to Get Your MMJ Card

Until full legalization happens (most likely upon this November's election), Californians still need a doctor's recommendation for medical marijuana in order to partake. We all know that obtaining one is as easy as scoring a pot truffle in the park, but at least now we have classier, more efficient options than the MMJ docs in dank little offices on our city's seediers blocks. Check out the best spots to get your card, as well as a few doctors and nurses who are changing the landscape of modern medicine.

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