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Guide Dogs for the Blind Luncheon

The Westin St. Francis was the site of the Guide Dogs for the Blind’s holiday luncheon, which raised roughly $200,000 with close to 1,000 people in attendance.

Vanessa Zielke_Amy Carr Nancy Gardner_Sigrid Button Laura Chandler_Craig Dietrich

<i>The Color Purple</i> Party

Former 49ers Harris Barton and Ronnie Lott played host to a benefit for Champion Charities, dedicated to promoting brain tumor research and helping children and families in need. The night's festivities included a performance of The Color Purple.

Opera Guild's Holiday Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The SF Opera Guild held its 'Tis the Season holiday party, which benefits the Guild's holiday outreach program, at The Rotunda Restaurant at Neiman Marcus.

Sobia Shaikh_Linley Froeb_Claire Fluhr Marybeth La Motte_Rich La Motte

ArtPoint Winter Party

photography by Vasna Wilson for Drew Altizer

ArtPoint threw its winter membership mixer at Ralph Lauren's Rugby store on Union Street last week. Fifteen percent of all of the purchases made at the event were donated to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Soma Grand Opening Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Joie de Vivre's Soma Grand celebrated its grand opening last week with a ritzy party at its Mission Street location. Residences range in size from about 660-square-foot junior one bedrooms to 1,600-plus square-foot three-bedrooms, with prices starting in the mid-$500,000s.

Martin + Osa Store Opening

Fashionable San Franciscans gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Martin + Osa store in the Westfield Center on Tuesday, November 20.

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Andrew Seligson, Colette Devou, Geoff Karren              Hilary Newsom Callan, Christine Pelosi

Louis Vuitton One-Year Anniversary Party

On Wednesday, November 14, Louis Vuitton and W Magazine hosted a bash at the Louis Vuitton Union Square flagship store. The cocktail reception celebrated the one-year anniversary of LV in Union Square with treats and libations as well as stylists on hand to advise partygoers on the latest trends.

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Hotel Kabuki Opening

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

To celebrate the launch of the newly refurbished Hotel Kubuki in Japantown, hotelier Joie De Vivre threw a lavish Japanese-inspired gathering on Thursday, November 15. Guests were treated to an array of samplings from the boutique hotel’s brand new adjoining restaurant O Izakaya Lounge.

Lotus Vodka Party at W Hotel

Lotus Vodka and Virgin America Airlines hosted a night of high-flying art and cocktails at the W Hotel on on November 15.  The flying themed event featured art from former Jefferson Airplane frontwoman Grace Slick and Blue Lotus caffeinated vodka cocktails.

Kendra Basner, Joanna Braynin, Maya Aramendia       Alesandria Fonseca, Jessica Cushman

Dining by Design

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS brought their Dining By Design tour presented by Elle Décor and GE Monogram to the SF Design Center on Tuesday, November 12 for the Table Hop and Tasting Gala and Wednesday, November 13 for the Dining for Design Gala.

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