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Chloé Harris Hennen

7x7 Says Goodbye To All That Ink & Paper

As many of you already know, this week we announced that 7x7 is shedding its old print clothes to move with the times as an all-digital San Francisco magazine. For 13 years, we have poured heart and sweat into the pages of a regional book filled with all the cool news, stylish happenings, and brilliant people in the SF Bay Area. Our magazine has evolved and improved, and we believe that each new issue has been our best. But the challenges facing the print industry have only continued to grow, and we’ve struggled alongside the best of them trying to make it work. At long last, we’ve decided to cease swimming against the current and move with it instead.

Leather Goods Artisan Basil Racuk Makes Bespoke Magic

Born of Argentinean musicians and raised in a “funky household,” Mission-based leather goods designer and burner Basil Racuk is intent upon “the idea of embodying your life.” He shares this principle with his clients by engaging them in his bespoke process, where bags and accessories are custom-crafted through the well-honed art of conversation, the openness of creative minds, and the dexterity of Racuk’s two hands.

Delano Las Vegas: An Aesthete's Escape from the Strip

There are two kinds of people: Vegas people, and the rest of us.

Editor at Large: Big Love, Sexy Chefs, and Alexander Skarsgard

I have a seriously cool job. As editor of 7x7, I get a daily insider look at what makes the Bay Area so fab—I receive the best invitations, eat the most delicious food, and meet the city’s most inspiring people. I want to take every chance I get to thank those who spark my curiosity and tickle my fancy—and to share it all with you. Thus, this new regular(ish) blog, “Editor at Large,” where I’ll take you along on my adventures in the Bay Area and beyond. I’ll give you just the good stuff, and forget the rest.

Cheeky "Warholiday" Exhibit Opens at Mulberry Union Square

All images © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Mulberry, the Brit luxury goods purveyor that opened its San Francisco flagship on Grant Avenue in June 2012, has quickly earned a rep as one of the tony street's most whimsical retailers, hosting fanciful displays in its third-floor gallery on the regular.

SF Designer Ken Fulk Instagrams the Paris Couture Shows

Live the fabulous life of SF interior and event designer Ken Fulk vicariously through Instagram as Ken traverses the snowy avenues and runways of the Paris Couture and men's shows for Fall 2013.

Get Into "Glamping" with SF-Based Shelter Co.

Get Into "Glamping" with SF-Based Shelter Co.

It is safe to say that a slang word becomes a thing when you throw it out there and everybody gets it—see “staycation.” Like “fashionista” and “upcycling” before it, “glamping” has arrived, as they say in Hollywood, darlings.

Launched in April, Shelter Co. is the silver-spoon baby of Kelsey and Mike Sheofosky, a husband-wife team who have a very urbane take on a dirty pastime. We believe you call it “camping.”

The State of Proposition 8 in California's Rainbow Center

The State of Proposition 8 in the California's Rainbow Center

I have heard it said that San Francisco is “the land of fruits, nuts, and veggies.” And we like it that way, thank you very much. In a city that supports a live-and-let-live ethos, San Franciscans don’t just tolerate—we celebrate—diversity and forward thinking. Here, we are pioneers in sustainable living, technology, and culinary innovation. Women have prominent spots in politics and in business. We support medical marijuana and provide safe escort for naked cyclists. Many of our charities are even bolstered by fierce drag queen nuns.

San Francisco's Hidden Spaces

San Francisco's Hidden Spaces

Four of the city's best-kept secrets emerge from the shadows and into the spotlight.

A Sugared-Up Tour of Paris with Pastry Chef Yigit Pura

A Sugared-Up Tour of Paris with Pastry Chef Yigit Pura

If you’ve never witnessed a man make love to a tart of the pastry variety, then you have never met Yigit Pura or seen the ecstatic flutter of his chestnut eyelashes and the pursing of his full Turkish lips as he takes a deep bite from a Chantilly-filled St. Honoré cake to the sidelong glance of a scandalized Frenchwoman down the row on the Paris metro.

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