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…

Elle Magazine Taps Into Women in Tech

Elle Magazine Taps Into Women in Tech You know the Elle Magzine Women in Tech Dinner is a red hot ticket when a Princess shows up. And a major VC. And three founders of founders of supercharged startups. And a powerhouse poverty disruptor. Two top players from the biggest companies in the biz – and…

The World’s Most Expensive Lunch, Buffett Style

  The world’s hottest lunch ticket just celebrated its sixteenth year, with a sweet gathering. Each year on eBay, Warren Buffett, auctions off an invitation. The proceeds go to GLIDE, a charity that operates several anti-poverty programs in San Francisco. “If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest…

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…

Dress For Success Sparkles at Gallery of Jewels

  If accessorizing is, “what separates us from the other mammals,” then the hominid enthusiasm at Gallery of Jewels was entirely warranted. Shopping for jewelry at a benefit for Dress for Success demonstrates the best of human nature: altruism plus bling plus conviviality plus wine equals a truly heightened anthropological experience. The Dress for Success…