Lake Deep, Fashion High

When pure light descends on a body of water, such as sunlight, it  brings into existence the color blue. This past Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 Lake Tahoe was Ultra Blue, as a result of the collaboration between Saks Fifth Avenue and Oscar de la Renta. They introduced their 45th annual luncheon and fashion show starring…

Two Bays United by Opera

Opera lovers gathered in the Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday June 15th, to bid and observe in the silent auction, supporting the Italian Cultural Institute in their efforts to finally create a “Concert of the Two Bays.” A celebration of the “musical bridge to unite two bays, two cities and two continents.”…

SFMOMA Art Auction Bids Up the Names

The Johns got very, very Close at the SFMOMA Art Auction. They marched through the Marsh with Sherman, their hearts Welling up with love for art. On the Richter scale, this was big. Warhol big. Big enough to drop a Winogrand or two, or twenty.  They weren’t Aldrich, but they weren’t Hagen anything less. Nendo,…

Philharmonia Baroque Winter Auction & Gala

“We give our audiences a more intellectual experience, and I think they appreciate that,” quipped Ross Armstrong, board chairman of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, remarking on the somewhat less glitzy atmosphere of the annual fundraiser than that of other local classical music organizations. However, while there was only one ballgown to be seen that night…

Merola Opera Benefit is a Royal Affair

The Merola Opera Program’s 2012 Spring Benefit was recently held at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. A Royal Affair celebrates royal opera characters and featured a silent auction, a three-course seated dinner, a concert by the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows and a post-concert reception with drinks and dancing. Proceeds from the evening…