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Copenhagen Earns Its Good-Looking, Good-Living Reputation

If you’re shopping for an inferiority complex, Copenhagen is a great place to start. Impossibly good-looking and enviably progressive, this Nordic “It” city can make the best of us feel as though we were troglodytes. Bicycles outnumber cars, locals swim in pristine downtown waterways, and renegade chefs go foraging in the forest.

Creativity Bubbles Up in Iceland, the Country of Ice and Fire

There’s a dignified building in the center of Reykjavík that’s painted in thick coats of brown varnish. Constructed in the 18th century, it’s the oldest wooden house in the capital, but it keeps its age a secret, just as it hides the ancient bones of the Viking hall buried under its cellar.

Capital Eyewear Makes A Spectacle Out of Handcrafted Frames

Blessed with perfect eyesight, Steven Kilzer is the sole member of his family unburdened by spectacles, and yet, in a grass-is-greener twist of fate, he’s made a living out of handcrafting eyeglass frames. “I’ve always had a fascination with glasses,” says the 27-year-old, who founded his SoMa-based sunglasses studio, Capital Eyewear, four years ago.

White Sand and Warm Caribbean Waters Await at Mexico's Nizuc

Baja, schmaja. The skinny stretch of Mexico may be Californians’ respite of choice for its convenient proximity, but if you venture farther east for the weekend, toward our southern neighbor’s Caribbean waters, you’ll be richly rewarded for your efforts.

Plan a Weekend Escape to Palm Springs

Palm Springs, once a desert playground for the likes of the Rat Pack and their purportedly tempermental lady loves is now a destination for neohippies (aka flower-strewn Coachella and Stagecoach festivalgoers) and modern design enthusiasts alike.

Secret Recipe: The Slanted Door's Dungeness Crab With Cellophane Noodles

7x7 asks the Bay Area's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts.

Inside North Beach's The Square, a Pub With a Michelin Pedigree

Perhaps it’s a reaction to the recent recession-era dining, or maybe chefs are just kicking off their proverbial heels, but notably casual follow-up restaurants from fine-dining icons have proliferated in the past few years.

Chic, Masculine Travel Accessories for SF-Based Jetsetters

Such classic cinema as Out of Africa and Indiana Jones romanticized the image of rugged men toting well-worn luggage on breakneck adventures. Octovo, a new collection of leather travel accessories by San Francisco–based industrial design studio Ammunition, approaches the market from a calmer, but no less masculine, place.

Flavor Profile: Atelier Crenn’s Dominique Crenn

Hot on the heels of a kitchen-and-menus revamp at Atelier Crenn, the French native and America’s only female chef with two Michelin stars is penning her first book—part cookbook, part memoir—due out in 2015. Here, she answers our burning questions:

Trend Alert: This Season's Marbled Design Movement

Spring's stoney design trend is so vein. 

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