San Francisco Opera Ball Marks a Revolutionary New Season

San Francisco Opera Ball Marks a Revolutionary New Season San Franciscans like to play a bit fast and loose with history –  so nobody questioned the period accuracy of French poodles welcoming patrons to the opera ball.  Why would you? They were beautifully groomed, as were their observers. So what if the gamines in Marie…

And the Oscar Goes To…

The deYoung Museum rolled out its version the Oscars with a red carpet that dazzled in its elegance and virtuosity. The occasion was the opening of, “Oscar de la Renta: The Restrospective” exhibit, curated by the inimitable Andre Leon Talley and sponsored in conjunction with the beloved designer’s family and organization. The exhibit includes 134…

CPMC Gala Has 2020 Vision in Black and White

Medical issues are rarely black and white, but the super-chic party to build a new California Pacific Medical Center in 2020 was a gorgeous exception. With Chanel generously sponsoring CPMC2020 Gala in a transformed Pier 35, the evening was a visual and literal feast for the senses. Dressed-to-the-No. 19s guests were welcomed through an allee…

Headlands Heroes

  Henri Matisse one said, “Creativity takes courage.” It’s a truth every artist knows, especially during their art opening. Every show marks a breakthrough in their career, for a new beginning. Why? Because a world of possibilities can begin. Enter, Headlands Center for the Arts annual benefit art auction, featuring work by over 100 artists…

SF JAZZ Sends Roses Blue to Joni Mitchell

  SFJAZZ sent singer/songwriter/sentient being Joni Mitchell a get well message in the form of a festive concert and celebration, and it made everybody involved feel much better. The intention to honor the versatile 71-year-old  musician with a Lifetime Achievement Award was in the works long before she fell ill last month, but it made…