On October 17, 7x7 honored our Hot 30 2012—our editors' annual roundup of San Francisco's most promising and prominent innovators in food, sports, the arts, science, technology, design, business, nonprofits, and more—with a private, exclusive event at the fantastic Jones lounge and restaurant nearby Union Square.
On October 15, the Museum of Performance & Design celebrated Roselyne Chroman Swig for her outstanding leadership in the arts. The presentation of the medallion took place at a luncheon in Alexandra’s Ballroom at the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Mrs. Swig was presented the medallion by the museum's Board President Elyse Eng and incoming Executive Director, former San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Muriel Maffre.
Prior to the presentation of the medallion, Harrison Swig Watkins—Mrs. Swig’s grandson—gave an artful, touching and amusing tribute to her remarkable enterprising and devoted life of philanthropic and civic service.
The evening included delicious bites, refreshing bubbly, and a special tasting station with The Glenrothes Whisky. The highlight of the evening: guests enjoyed styling sessions with Hal Rubenstein—fashion director of InStyle magazine—who suggested pieces from Kenneth Cole Collection, the new, directional fashion collection that is the ultimate expression of their unique style.
On September 30, the SF SPCA and 7x7 turned Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley into San Francisco's center of petcentricity for the second annual SF Dogma—one of the city's liveliest street fairs where hundreds of supporters came out to meet local artisans, merchants, and proprietors of all things pet-related. It was a gorgeous, warm and sunny day for petlovers to meetup, catchup—and possibly pickup a new furry friend!
On October 3rd, 7x7 continued the late summer event series, The Cocktail Party 2012 with Maker's Mark, with a packed happy hour at the beautifully-designed Reed & Greenough in San Francisco's Marina District.
The series' election theme became especially relevant that night as the bar broadcast the entirety of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on their TV screens.
One of the fall season's best foodie functions is coming Sunday, October 14th, prepared by a dizzying array of the Bay Area's very best culinary talent, including Ryan Farr (4505 Meats), David Bazirgan (Fifth Floor), Kory Stewart (Americano), Brandon Jew (Bar Agricole), Brett Emerson (Contigo), William Werner (Craftsman & Wolves), Craig Stoll (Delfina), Melissa Perello (Frances) Scott Youkilis (Hog & Rocks) and many, many more.
7x7 is proud to sponsor this year's highly-anticipated Litquake (Oct. 5–13) and especially excited about our very own Lit Crawl program—Post-Century Moderns—at the Mission's snazziest white-tablecloth bar, The Lone Palm.
"Memoir-driven readings from writers with a story to tell. Gays, hippies, cooks, parents, teachers, and sex club safety monitors find common ground and get personal, sharing first-person tales. Featuring Carolyn Cooke, K.M. Soehnlein, Mike Adamick, Robin Rinaldi, John Vlahides, and Hiya Swanhuyser."
On September 27, one of San Francisco's most-famed streets became the venue for a lively street fair celebrating the fall fashion season.
The event's presenting partners included Macy's and Recology, and was hosted by the Union Square Business Improvement District, as well as the Fashion Incubator—an integral part of a growing movement to revitalize San Francisco's fashion industry, providing workshop space at Macy's downtown offices, as well as training and mentorship from our fashion and economic development communities.
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