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…

Red Cross Rocks!

  We are all reminded of the connection we have to our neighbors when disaster strikes; a major emergency like the 2014 Napa Earthquake was a wake-up call and a profound example of humanitarianism that is possible in the face of distress. The 2015 American Red Cross Gala echoed this very message of unwavering support…

SF Conservatory of Music is Classy and Brassy

  When was the last time you heard The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” played on piccolo trumpet? If you had attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala, you could answer that question with enthusiasm. The annual black-tie event was filled with unexpected melodies, joyous collaborations, sumptuous surroundings, and a shared love of music that bound…

Mid-Winter Gala Invites a Legion to Honor

  “It doesn’t feel like mid-winter or any winter here in San Francisco, but it’s definitely a super-chic party…” affirmed Neiman Marcus Creative Director Ken Downing, who spent some early winters at I. Magnins once upon a time. Downing donned his tux and signature neck scarf for the Fine Arts Museum’s Mid-Winter Gala at the…