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All-Star Ambassador Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Chase Utley, All-Star second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, hosted a party at The Ambassador during the jam-packed All-Star Week.

The Power of Green

SF Green Connect threw a party, sponsored by PG&E’s ClimateSmart, to launch newly installed solar panels at San Francisco Giants AT&T Park. After some cocktails and nibbles, guests stayed to watch the Giants play the Diamondbacks.

The Lost Boys

The International Rescue Committee honored World Refugee Day by putting on a special screening of Sundance award winner God Grew Tired of Us, which follows the lives of three young Sudanese men (aka Lost Boys) to the United States, at Letterman Digital Arts Center. A post-screening discussion and VIP reception were then held at nearby Pres a Vi.

Steaks and Spirits

Jones, "an American comfort roadhouse featuring prime dry aged beef," celebrated its grand opening last week with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres cooked up by chef Jamaal Taherzadeh.


Aaron Kaufman, Ella Keevan   Amy Shapiro, Nicky Picchi    Adriana Ruhl, Andrea Alexander

Dress for Success

"Success: You Wear It Well" was held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel last Wednesday to benefit Dress for Success, a nonprofit promoting "the economic independence of disadvantaged women." Cocktails, live and silent auctions, and a special performance by Harry Denton's Sunday's a Drag girls rounded out the evening's events.

My Precious

photography by Vasna Wilson for Drew Altizer

Lee Siegelson, president and owner of Siegelson (a third-generation New York estate jeweler), and Neiman Marcus held a luncheon for a select group of precious jewelry customers in the department store's Private Room. Guests were later taken to the Legion of Honor to tour the Masterpieces of French Jewelry show (to which Siegelson lent three pieces).

The Fast and the Furious

photography by Tanya Johnsen and Drew Altizer

Formula One driver Scott Speed, along with other celebrities including model/actress Molly Sims and Pixar founder John Lasseter, hailed the launch of the new-and-improved Jim Russell Racing Drivers School at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma.

BRAVO! Wines and Dines

The BRAVO! CLUB's luminary dinner at the Westin St. Francis included a discussion between David Gockley, general director of the SF Opera, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. Club members enjoyed a champagne reception before sitting down to a multi-course dinner with wine pairings by Gallo Sonoma Estate.

Symphonix Summer Soiree

Symphonix sold out its summer soiree, which was held poolside at Bambuddha Lounge last week. More than 350 symphony-goers attended the event.


Joshua Berglund, Marie Carr, Alex Turner     Matt Lynch, Kaitlin Mulligan

SF Opera Ball 2007

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The San Francisco Opera Ball brought Opera Guild members together at the home of Orrick CEO Ralph Baxter and Opera Ball Co-Chairman Cheryl Baxter for a night of drinking, noshing and dancing to live music.

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