This weekend is all about love, baby. Whether you're single or smitten, make the most of it with this hot Valentine's look that will take you from day to night.
No lonely-pants here -- start with a simple yet flirty raspberry dress that can be dressed up or down. For the aww-ensuing wine tasting in Napa, or mimosas and brunch with the girls, casual accessories are key. A playful sunhat, chunky necklace and strappy flats will keep you cool and confident through the day.
When it comes to online dating, like with all types of social media, San Francisco is at the center of the action.
“We have the most fans in San Francisco, as a percentage of the population, and probably our biggest penetration of any market,” says Sam Yagan of New York-based OK Cupid, one of the larger online matchmakers. “It’s always been one of our best markets, there are more techies, more early adopters than anywhere else.”
A couple enjoys the view from Twin Peaks.
In this week's edition of Scenes of the City, we're celebrating Valentine's Day with some appropriately lovey images. While 7x7 did not ask each and every one of these people if they were "in love" (which might have gotten awkward) they all appear to be sharing a moment with a special someone or two.
Skip the cologne, roses and lingerie, and get your sweetie something more creative this V-Day. Here are seven ideas.
Instead of Cologne:
Turn your man into the suave, debonair type you’ve always loved by gifting him with an old-fashioned shaving kit. The straight razor is back in style, but unless he’s a pro, he’ll appreciate this compact shaving set with a pure badger brush, stand, and five-blade, nickel-plated razor. $195 at The Art of Shaving, 287 Geary St., 415-677-0871.
Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is here. Plan accordingly.
California Academy of Sciences "Sex and Science" Wine & Dine Tour
The day before Valentine's Day, see how love and sex manifests itself in the animal kingdom, from penguins to lobsters to sea slugs (!) and more, then toast your date over wine and a four-course meal at the museum's decorated Moss Room restaurant. Make it a double whammy with a quick trip to the de Young beforehand. $159 per person. Starts at 6 pm. 415-379-8000. Tickets here.
Every year, I get itchy just thinking about Valentine’s Day. I’ve given my girlfriend flowers, earrings, nice dinners, and cards, but it all seems so canned. I think she feels it too. My gifts seem to underwhelm her. Help me do something different this year. Or should I just ignore it like I want to?
He Said: There are two kinds of women: those who expect us to read their minds concerning gifts and those who we’ve disappointed often enough to know better. What any gift must convey is that you cared enough to make a significant effort.
Oh, how sweet it is—the dreaded V-Day is back and once again it falls on a weekend. We're giving you fair warning: stay indoors or risk running headfirst into couples galore running into each other's arms, holding hands and canoodling on the streets. If you're anything like us, Valentine's Day is a holiday you love to hate, no matter your relationship status and there are plenty of cityslickers who feel the same way. So, without further ado, here’s our list of ways to commiserate with fellow haters, celebrate singledom, partake in cheeky revelry or just plain ignore the day’s existence.
1. Fight Club: Valentine’s Day Pillow Massacre
Whether you're celebrating with a sweetheart, a gang of single buds or by yourself, chocolate is in order. Here are our picks.
For your coworkers (aw, aren't you nice!)
Everyone in the office will appreciate the flavor focused “Hug Me Lazy Bite Me Tasty” treats from Tcho. Forty-eight mini bars in a nifty tin ($40) will keep your coworkers happily munching away. Pier 17, 415-963-5090
With a romantic long weekend on the horizon, what’s a style-savvy girl to pack for easy and TSA-friendly on-the-road beautification? Here are seven sweet beauty enhancements to take on your next journey, whether you're in love or just snookin' around:
1. Midnight Recovery Concentrate, by Kiehl’s, $42: Before you head out of town, prep skin for the weekend ahead with this fast-acting and restorative paraben-free elixir, new out this month.
We all had so much fun at our last restaurantd-driven Friday Flash Mob that not doing a Valentine's Day camera opp would be heartless of us. Show us (and the rest of San Francisco) what you're doing on Valentine's/Single's Awareness Day. But we have one directive: The photo has to include a kiss! So pucker up for your lover, your cat, your spouse or your booty call and get your iPhone out.