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Saks Fifth Avenue Luncheon for Designer Peter Som

On Wednesday, May 14 Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the California Academy of Sciences Guild at a lavish luncheon in honor of fashion designer Peter Som’s new role as creative director for legendary sportswear brand Bill Blass. The event, which was held at the Bill Blass showroom, featured an informal showing of the Bill Blass fall 2008 collection and a sit-down lunch courtesy of Taste.


Helen Taylor, Molly Wadhwani, Jeanna Yoo


Marcy Carmack, Lindsay Bolton

The Morning Benders CD Release Party

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Berkeley-based indie rockers the Morning Benders celebrated their album release party at 330 Ritch on Friday, May 9. The Plus One Music and Imeem-sponsored event featured a frenetic live performance from the band.

THE MORNING BENDERS

Kate Nash at the Fillmore

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Sassy British singer/songwriter Kate Nash performed at the Fillmore on Tuesday, May 13.

KATE NASH



2008 Raphael House Gala

On May 8th, the 2008 annual Raphael House Gala commemorated 36 years of service in the Bay Area. The Moroccan Paradise, designed by Robert Fountain, set the stage for the successful auction featuring Celebrity chef dinners and a destination trip to Europe, courtesy of Lufthansa.


Tenika Small, Elizabeth Thompson, Claudia Ross


Inessa Obenhuber, Stanislav Mikhailov

Summer Color Trend: Fuchsia

Sunny skies call for shedding your basic black. We’re seeing this “it” color all over the city—from patent leather peep toes to bow bedecked jackets.

Dress Up


Courtesy of Revolveclothing.com

Adam Lippes, one half of now-defunct Adam + Eve, has launched his own line, Adam. We love this button-down silk dress in dip-dyed ombre that’s the perfect easy summer dress—wear it loose or give it shape by cinching the smock waist tie. $464; Romi Boutique, 2512 Sacramento St., 415-922-7664

Top 7 A+E Picks


Tim Fite

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. Tom Waits meets Eminem (with a twist of Forrest Gump—trust us, it’s awesome) in Tim Fite’s live show. Adam Green of the Moldy Peaches joins the talented Brooklynite for a can’t miss performance tonight at the Rickshaw Stop. Tuesday, May 20.

A Taste of Morocco in SF



My mother's family is Moroccan and to them, everything equals food. Visits from family: food. Saturdays: food. Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays: food. Getting on a plane = packing food. My suitcase from a recent trip to Toronto was, in fact, full of Tupperware containers of couscous, tagines and salads when I got home. Here’s how someone homesick for Moroccan copes:

1. I get preserved lemons from Rainbow Grocery. You can find them in one of the bins at the back of the store, near the olives. I dice them and put them in salads with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, hearts of celery and onion. And a dash of parsley.

Closing an Open Relationship, Part 4

by The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way,

My boyfriend and I have had an open relationship for a little over two years. We are free to have safe, physically intimate relationships with other people, but have always said that our emotional relationship would be exclusive. This worked for both of us for a while because we love the fun of the first kiss, the first touch, etc, which you can’t get when you only have one partner.

Closing an Open Relationship, Part 3

by The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way,

My boyfriend and I have had an open relationship for a little over two years. We are free to have safe, physically intimate relationships with other people, but have always said that our emotional relationship would be exclusive. This worked for both of us for a while because we love the fun of the first kiss, the first touch, etc, which you can’t get when you only have one partner.

Closing an Open Relationship, Part 2

by The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way,

My boyfriend and I have had an open relationship for a little over two years. We are free to have safe, physically intimate relationships with other people, but have always said that our emotional relationship would be exclusive. This worked for both of us for a while because we love the fun of the first kiss, the first touch, etc, which you can’t get when you only have one partner.
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