Bologna, Italy, 1954: A housewife named Ada Masotti goes into the lingerie business. A skilled corset maker, she sews a small collection of lingerie, packs the pieces up in a case, then carries the collection door-to-door to local shopkeepers.The case was lined in red velvet, the lingerie displayed like fine pearls. It was then that La Perla was born. Today, La Perla has over 150 boutiques worldwide, and is opening its first in San Francisco this month.
Driverless cars. Computers that can read our mind. Vast libraries of knowledge at our fingertips. If we can dream it, someone is building technology to make it happen. So why not magic mirrors?
Shortly before getting hitched over the weekend, Solange stopped by San Francisco to spin at the Top of the Mark's 75th anniversary. You know Solange. Oh, you know Solange. Jay-Z knows Solange, that's for sure. And so does Ken Fulk, who invited the famous songstress to spin at the big bash.
Few events can draw San Francisco's artists, designers, media moguls, intellectuals, and foodies all together in the same room, but 7x7 and the de Young Museum found the elusive combination when they teamed up to host #PoliticalHaring, an after-hours social in honor of the new Keith Haring: The Political Line exhibition that just opened at the storied Golden Gate Park museum.
In 1849, before California was even a state, the first Chinese restaurant in North America opened its doors in San Francisco. Macao and Woosung, which seated 300 at its Kearny and Commercial Street location, was popular with everyone from politicians to gold miners, and is said to be the birthplace for chop suey.
Last Tuesday, guests flocked to Dirty Habit, one of San Francisco's newest and most coveted happy hour locales, for an evening in honor of 7x7's latest edition of the Nightlife Guide. The pocket-sized guide is a must-have for any Bay Area resident or visitor seeking a curated list of the best in dining, drinking, and entertainment in SF.
The eve before Halloween, Bay Area animal lovers and their furry friends gathered at the San Francisco SPCA’s Mission Campus for “There’s No Place Like Home,” a costume party for two-legged and four-legged (and even some three-legged) guests. Many families coordinated costumes with their pets (a la Princess Leia and Chewbacca), while others let their pet bask alone in the fancy-dress limelight.
It's December 4, 2014, and you're at the glamorous Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. You're among 250 guests at one of the most exclusive celebrity filled parties of the year. Did Justin Timberlake just walk by? He looks great, but you, in head-to-toe Gucci, look better...