Midwinter Gala is Sweet, Italian Style

The Italians use the word “dolce” as the adjective for sweet, gentle, or pleasant – and the Fine Arts’ Museum’s MidWinter Gala was precisely that. The annual shindig, much beloved by the soigne set, started as a party for the newly formed Junior Committee to engage younger philanthropists in the work of the deYoung and…

Oscar de la Renta Benefit Gala

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…

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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…

Operation Smile Presents THE SAN FRANCISCO 2015 SMILE GALA

Operation Smile Annual Gala

  It was a night of smiles on November 7th as Operation Smile held their annual Smile Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The spectacular evening raised over $200,000, enough funds to provide life-changing cleft lip surgeries for over 800 children. Operation Smile honored singer and songwriter Matt Nathanson with the Universal…

Celebrating Life Through Fashion

The “Joy” of SF Couture

  For fashion connoisseurs in San Francisco the motif of “Celebrating Life Through Fashion,” was a welcomed invitation by Joy Venturini Bianchi. For one night only, a retrospective and fund-raiser, featuring a collection of 41 gowns was displayed at Hedge Gallery. It benefitted the developmentally disabled through Helpers, a cause and an organization Bianchi has…