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Photos: Crossroads Trading's Annual Pop-Up Shop

On November 7th, Crossroads Trading hosted their much-loved annual pop-up shop at the Hotel Monaco in Union Square. Hosted by CTC Style Council Member and local fashion blogger Kathleen Murillo of Inspirafashion, guests shopped new and gently used items, taking the rare opportunity to shop the very best merchandise selected from all six of Crossroads' Bay Area stores.

The small, private event was open to lucky Crossroads' customers who entered to receive a complimentary pair of tickets. The stylish guests enjoyed refreshments, bubbly and the luxe surroundings of the Hotel Monaco's Paris Ballroom.

Photos: Karlsson's Vodka Batch 2009 at 54 Mint

On November 7th, Karlsson's Vodka presented its recently launched Batch 2009—a limited edition vodka made solely from the 2009 harvest of the Solist potato from the Cape Bjäre region of southern Sweden.

San Francisco's 54 Mint hosted the lively event, where guests sampled the vintage vodka, sipped speciality Karlsson's Gold Vodka libations, and enjoyed tasty hors d'oeuvres prepared by 54 Mint's celebrated kitchen.

A limited edition vodka with terroir, Karlsson’s Batch 2009 is Karlsson’s second commercially available vintage vodka. The handcrafted vodka is now available for purchase at fine restaurants and retailers in San Francisco, including Cask in SoMa.

Mad Men Ball Supports Pathways for Kids

On November 9, Pathways for Kids supporters gathered to celebrate the 14th Annual “Mad Men Ball” Gala at the iconic Mark Hopkins Hotel. The event raised $100,000 in support of Pathways for Kids programs and career exploration initiatives. Over 250 members of the Bay Area philanthropic and corporate community were in attendance to celebrate and acknowledge the work and dedication of Pathways for Kids.

Guests dressed in Mad Men inspired fashions, enjoyed gin martinis and cocktails as they perused hundreds of silent auction items. The Grand Peacock Court featured the Charles Unger band playing the top songs from the 1960’s to set the tone of the night.

Photos: GiftCenter & JewelryMart First Look Celebration

On November 3, the famed GiftCenter & JewelryMart welcomed San Franciscans to their reinvented showplace in SoMa.

Guests to the free event indulged in sweets, treats, gems and jewelry while exploring a new entrance and expansive courtyard. Special cupcakes offered the chance to find gift certificates hidden inside, while live entertainment kept the mood festive while holiday shoppers got a headstart on their gift-giving lists.

With over 125 jewelry and accessories showrooms, the San Francisco GiftCenter & JewelryMart is the Bay Area's largest jewelry emporium, offering competitive wholesale pricing and award-winning custom designs.

The 4th Annual White Caps & Night Caps Raises Over $35,000

On October 26, The Associates Board brought back their popular event benefiting Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, featuring a nautical theme in the General's Residence at Fort Mason for a lively crowd of young philanthropists.

Win Tickets—and a dress!—to the Seventh Annual San Francisco Social

One of San Francisco's most highly-regarded philanthropic, young professional gatherings returns to the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel this Saturday night. The annual fundraiser brings together hundreds of the city's kindest and most community-minded young adults to raise tens of thousands of dollars, which provides support for, and awareness of a variety of deserving art, education, and service charities. 

Photos: Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Tour Hits San Francisco

On October 30, Glenfiddich—"The World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch"—stopped by the intriguing Vault at The Old Mint to celebrate their quasquicentennial as a distillery in style.

Guests from the Bay Area raised plenty of drams to toast the history and pioneering spirit of Glenfiddich Scotch, while enjoying delicious catered offerings and exploring a variety of vaults to sample several marks of the famed beverage.

Photos: Yoni Klein Photography

Photos: rePack, Winner of Kim Crawford's Undo Ordinary Design Contest 2012

On October 24, 7x7 and Kim Crawford staged a special private event at Project One Gallery honoring David Miller-Hershon and his company rePACK: winner of our inaugural design competition: Undo Ordinary, the search for San Francisco's next design superstar.

Photos: Potrero Launch Apartments Fall 2012

On October 25, San Francisco's most forward-thinking leasers explored cutting edge loft living at 2235 Third Street.

The east side of town just got a whole lot more happening, thanks to development firm CityView's unveiling of the gorgeous new 196-unit, luxury LEED-certified multifamily community just two miles from downtown. It's in one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in the city, near job hubs and a ton of public transportation.

For more information, visit

Photos: Quincy Stamper |

Photos: Chef Alexander Alioto of Seven Hills—Winner of Sapporo's Your City, Your Chef 2012

On October 22, 7x7 and Sapporo proudly hosted a private event celebrating this year's winner of our annual search for San Francisco's next culinary superstar: Chef Alexander Alioto of Seven Hillslocated high on the cusp of two of San Francisco's most famed hills, Russian Hill and Nob Hill.

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