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Bay Area Gems

Maiden Lane's Manika Jewelry hosted the U.S. premiere of The Barlev Collection by Ehud Barlev, goldsmith and artist, a couple weeks back. Owners Monica and Peter Walsh typically showcase designers who live and work in and around the SF Bay Area.

Monica Walsh, Claudia Ross                     Peter Brandenhoff

Ungaro Trunk Show

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

After nearly a 10-year absence from any West Coast store, Emanuel Ungaro is back at Neiman Marcus, which hosted a trunk show as part of the festivities celebrating the Paris fashion house's return to California.

Ungaro's new creative director Peter Dundas with models

The Power of Choice

NARAL Pro-Choice America, the nation’s leading advocate of personal privacy and a woman’s right to choose, hosted the Power of Choice Luncheon—an event founded by Dagmar Dolby—at The Westin St. Francis. Speaker Nancy Pelosi acted as honorary chair while NARAL President Nancy Keenan went over her vision for the pro-choice movement.

Taste of Asia

The Asian Art Museum kicked off a three-day tour of Asia with its Grand Tasting Gala, presided over by chef Martin Yan. The food- and fun-filled gala brought out more than 300 folks and raised $100,000 for the museum.

Zellerbach Surprise Party

Helen Hilton Raiser surprised Merla Zellerbach, editor of the Nob Hill Gazette, with a party at The Westin St. Francis.

Kathleen Sullivan Alioto, Beth Townsend   Merla Zellerbach    Helen Hilton Raiser, Jennifer Raiser

Getty Party for the Woodruffs

Ann and Gordon Getty held a party for Lee and Bob Woodruff to celebrate their new book, In an Instant, A Family's Journey of Love and Healing, last weekend.

S. Hendrickson, D. Clarkson     A. Millham, L. Brown, K. O'Brien   J. Seibel, G. Newsom, L. Woodruff

Galleria Park's Roaring '20s Party

The Galleria Park Hotel threw a 1920s-era shindig last week celebrating its grand "re" opening following a multi-million dollar facelift completed last fall.

Chip Conley, Lauren Eastman    Mia Ousset, Jun Pinon         Jenny Georges, Bhuvan Sahney

Jewish Museum on the Move

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The Contemporary Jewish Museum hosted a breakfast and private tour for the SF Consular Corp that brought together guests from all over the world—Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, France and Hungary to name a few countries. Roselyne Swig, the Board of Trustees chair, gave a preview of the new CJM location due to open in downtown SF towards the end of spring 2008.

SFMOMA Director's Circle

SFMOMA hosted its Director's Circle dinner and lecture for donors contributing a hefty sum (between $15,000 and $24,999) to the museum.

Painting the Town Red

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The American Red Cross Bay Area hosted the Paint the Town Red Gala, an annual "red tie" event benefiting local disaster preparedness and emergency response efforts, at The Westin St. Francis.

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