California Home + Design's Online Editor, Owen Ray, wed his lovely wife, Caitlin, at Stern Grove Trocadero Clubhouse in San Francisco. Pardon our bias as CHD's sister company (aka Owen's co-workers), but we can't help getting lost in these wedding photos and falling back in time for a moment.
As the bride prepared for her big day, Otis Redding's "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay" played in the background–a very fitting tribute to our beautiful City by the Bay, which was the location for Robia and Dave Crisp's fun-filled wedding ceremony.
As the Endeavour passed over the city this morning, you all Instagrammed like crazy! The retired NASA space shuttle made its final flight down the California coast atop a modified 747 jumbo jet today. After completing a total of 25 flights to space, the shuttle certainly derserved all the attention it got from the people of San Francisco. The California Science Center in Los Angeles is the shuttle's new and permanent home. In case today's flight over the city wasn't enough for you, it will be on public display starting October 30.
For those who missed the shuttle, the 7x7 team chose some of their favorite photos from today's excitement to share. Take a look at what some of your fellow San Franciscans saw this morning.
Nick and Victoria Gutierrez let their favorite decade inspire their ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. A relaxed 1920's-themed wedding evolved into a larger reception the following day where guests danced the night away at a "speak-easy" bar.
We took a moment to delve into one of San Francisco's most lively 'hoods. Chinatown is home to stacked apartments, street art, things to buy, eat, and drink. Check out one of the many countries within our diverse city.
One of the Bay Area's loveliest culinary experiences returns this weekend, as the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation stages their annual Wine & Wishes event at the newly redesigned City View Room atop the METREON.
Attendees are guaranteed a world-class food and wine exploration that could only be held in San Francisco, with stunning and creative presentations from renowned executive chefs including Mark Dommen (One Market), Gerald Hirigoyen (Piperade), Matt Masera (Wayfare Tavern), Roland Passot (La Folie, 2012 Piggies Wiinner for "Best French Restaurant"), Hoss Zaré (Zaré at Fly Trap)—plus special presentations from Chef Michael Weller and the students of the California Culinary Academy.
On January 22, 7x7 sponsored the annual SF Wedding Fair… A Five Star Afternoon at the Four Seasons on Market Street, which welcomed hundreds of brides, planners and coordinators from around the Bay Area. The event showcased stunning gowns—including gorgeous creations from local designer Jin Wang—with delicious hors d'oeuvres, California's premium bubblies, exquisite sweets and cakes, and over 75 exhibitors intent on inspiring brides-to-be to envision their perfect Bay Area day.