Opera Ball 2015: Moonlight & Music

Opera Gala is Grand for Grandees

  Lovers in Tyrolean castles were hardly on the minds of many who arrived at the War Memorial Opera House for the “Moonlight and Music” Gala Opening of the Opera, the kickoff to the San Francisco social season. But the valet parkers in jaunty Alpine fedoras posed a subtle reminder that the evening’s opera, Verdi’s…

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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…

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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…

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Peter Copping Greets Oscar’s Leading Ladies

  Saks Fifth Avenue, Barbara Brown and Komal Shah welcomed designer Peter Copping for a luncheon to meet the ladies who are most enamored of his designs for Oscar de la Renta. The courtly Copping, an Oxford-born Brit who has lived for two decades in Paris, recently decamped to New York, where he was hand-picked…

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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…