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Q&A With the Filmmakers Behind Salam Neighbor, Showing at the Roxie

March 2016 marked five years since the start of the Syrian Civil War, a conflict that has forced over 4.6 million Syrians to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. After five years, many of them are still living in camps across the Middle East and Europe. 

Love Tea? Try These Tea-Based Cocktail Recipes

Here at 7x7, we love tea. So, when we found out that Bay Area bartenders were adding tea to their cocktails, well, we just had to get the recipes. Spicy, herbal, and good-for-you, make these boozy cocktails your new nightcap. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Smitten Ice Cream Founder Robyn Sue Fisher

Robyn Sue Fisher, 37, has the ultimate dream job. She took her favorite food (ice cream) and turned it into a successful and innovative business, Smitten, with a trademark machine that makes delicious ice cream using liquid nitrogen. 

4 Guaranteed-to-Work Hangover Remedies for Tomorrow Morning

Like the New Year's Day hangover, Super Bowl hangover, and Mardi Gras hangover before it, the post-St. Patrick's Day hangover is usually one for the books. But what if we told you that you can drink all the green beer you want and still function tomorrow at work? To do so, we asked four Bay Area drink experts to share their fool-proof hangover cures. Cheers! 

Planning a Wedding? These Startups Practically Do it For You

From finding the perfect dress to nailing the seating chart, these five Bay Area startups are making sure every local bride can breathe a little easier. 

5 Perfect Recipes for Mixing Coffee + Bourbon Cocktails

We're not afraid to admit that coffee and alcohol are two of our favorite things in this world. Which is why we're especially obsessed with the newest trend of coffee-based cocktails. 

Strike a Pose: 4 Bay Area Fashion Photographers to Watch

The new visual storytellers of the San Francisco fashion world draw their inspiration from sources as varied as dance, fine painting, film, and their collective international upbringings (from Germany to Turkey). Meet four local fashion photographers whose stars are on the rise.

The Cognoscente: Behind the Simple Aesthetic of Designer Patrik Petersson

Born and raised in northern Europe, designer Patrik Petersson has a minimalistic aesthetic, a respect for the environment, and a hunger for innovation that we can all rally behind.

We Wanna Be Friends With Dave Gilboa, Cofounder of Warby Parker

You've all heard the story of Warby Parker, yes? Well, in case you haven't, this guy Dave Gilboa was traveling in Thailand. He lost his $700 glasses. A poor (at the time) business school student at Wharton, he stumbled through the following semester practically blind. And then he got the idea for a startup.

The Cognoscente: Andrew Block Brings Smart Watches to a Traditional Fine Jewelry Purveyor in Silicon Valley

Timepieces have always played a big part in the classic American dream: Once given by employers to recognize decades of work well done, and later purchased or gifted as timeless symbols of status and success. Today in Silicon Valley, the old wristwatch has been disrupted like everything else, with smart watches doing everything from tweeting to taking selfies. So what does it mean for luxury watch purveyors of the elite old guard? For Menlo Park industry vet Andrew Block, evolution is everything.

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