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The Vanguard Award: Call for Nominations

The Vanguard Award Nominations

Nominations for the Vanguard Award are now closed. Keep an eye on 7x7.com for the announcement of the seven finalists and another round of voting to determine the winner! 

We recently introduced you to seven local leaders who are shaking things up in the fields of education, sustainability, and community development. These gamechangers are dedicated to improving the Bay Area community, and they deserve recognition for their hard work. Inspired by their contributions, we've collaborated with the University of Oregon to launch the Vanguard Award, dedicated to shedding light on community members who are revolutionizing the status quo.

CCA Fashion Alumni Hit the Catwalk at Mar. 25 Gala

CCA Fashion Show Gala

Join the California College of the Arts (CCA) on Wednesday, March 25th for a show-stopping evening that will satisfy fashion aficionados, foodies, and general do-gooders alike. The 2015 CCA Gala is a celebration of alumni success, as well as a benefit to provide scholarships for some of the most artistic up-and-coming talent at CCA.

7x7 and Bloomingdale's Celebrate a Gorgeous Start to the Lunar New Year

With spring in the air and swimsuit season on the horizon, 7x7 teamed up with Bloomingdale's to host "New Year, New You," a beauty event aimed at helping guests rejuvenate themselves inside ad out. The afternoon shopping event was chock-full of beauty and health tips to get you revved up to keep up those 2015 resolutions and jumpstart the year in style.

Write Letters to Prisoners of Conscience Before Close of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

@Large on Alcatraz

Over half a million visitors from across the globe have travelled from Pier 33 to see the provocative and reflective exhibition, @Large: Ai Weiwei – and with good reason. Located on our most infamous island in The Bay, Alcatraz is the destination for locals and vacationers alike to experience a world-class affair where art meets activism.

The New Vanguard: Top 7 Bay Area Community Leaders and Gamechangers

San Francisco has earned an international reputation as a city of innovators and trailblazers in the fields of technology, sustainability, and education. Individuals from all over the country flock to the Bay Area in search of like-minded individuals who are interested in revolutionizing the status quo — the new vanguard.

Local Beauty Entrepreneur Shares 10 Tips She Learned From a Geisha

Tatcha Skincare

When formulating her innovative skincare brand Tatcha, Victoria Tsai drew inspiration from her extensive travels in Asia. She was fascinated by the timeless beauty secrets and rituals of the geisha that she discovered in a 200-year-old Japanese text, and she bottled that spirit in her coveted East-meets-West products.

Hearts After Dark on the Field at AT&T Park

This past week the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation threw their much-awaited annual Hearts After Dark bash. The highly-anticipated fundraiser, now in its fifth year, attracted over 1,000 charitable young professionals to AT&T Park for a night of live music, cocktails, and dancing, all in support of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.  

Canine Seeking Human: Marvelous Marco

Welcome to the Puppy Personals, where eager furry friends put their hearts on the line while they seek their perfect human match. Each month, we'll spotlight a highly adoptable dog or cat that is currently available at the San Francisco SPCA. Read their stories, fall in love, and go adopt! Today, feast your eyes on Marco—he's da man! 

Enter to Win Five Nights in Waikiki

Waikiki

Living in the Bay Area, we're lucky to be free of major winter storms right now (we feel for you, East Coast), but that doesn't negate the need for a spring break getaway, especially with accomodations that are on the house. To that end, we've teamed up with the newly renovated Park Shore Waikiki to host you and a guest for five nights, compliments of Aqua Hotels and Resorts!

Massage Where You Want It, When You Want It

Zeel

February, the month of groundhogs, Mardi Gras, and romance (at least theoretically). It's also a great month to get a massage, whether it be to pamper those sore muscles from January's resolutions or to get your blood moving after a month of sloth.

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