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Photos: 7x7's Best Of The City 2011 Party at Ghirardelli Square & Fairmont Heritage Place

On June 9, 7x7 assembled San Francisco’s most acclaimed and prominent stars to commemorate our selections for the best people, places and things in the city, staging a singular VIP event co-hosted by Ghirardelli Square and Fairmont Heritage Place.

 

DJ duo Fog & Laser revved up the event with an inventive soundscape—and yes, a fog and laser machine—before Best of the City winners Dholrhythms Dance Company spiced up the atmosphere with a Bollywood-style performance backed by fellow winners Non Stop Bhangra and DJ Jimmy Love, who kept the crowd grooving amidst bracing bay breezes.

 

Guests were treated to dazzling views of the lovely sunset from both Ghirardelli Square and the balcony of the luxurious Fairmont Heritage Place. Bulleit Rye whiskey, Platinos tequila, and Ketel One vodka provided unique variations on classic cocktails, while Pisco Porton thrilled with innovative new signature cocktails. Trumer Pils beer and Smarwater rounded out the refreshing drink menu.

 

Scrumptious treats were provided by Ghirardelli Square restaurants and wine merchants, including McCormick & Kuletos, The Pub at Ghirardelli Square, Kara's Cupcakes, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Crown & Crumpet, Cellar360 wines and Wattle Creek Winery.

 

The plaza and hotel balcony also hosted many of this year's Best of the City winners, including Quote Couture, Zobha, Minxy Boutique, and Laline, while folks from the Asian Art Museum, Aldrich Browne wines, PopChips, Sens Restaurant, Red Chair Salon, Yap Wraps and Kalo Klean Clinic engaged the crowd. Guests also got campy with the popular Magnolia Photo Booth—check out their fun pictures here!

 

One lucky guest won a brilliant bright orange J7 cruiser from Public Bikes—and the proceeds of the raffle benefited San Francisco's favorite charity, the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center.

 

Photos: Ashleigh Reddy