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Drew Altizer

SF’s Best Bar Chefs Competition

On Tuesday, July 1, a select group of SF’s best bartenders battled it out in an Iron Chef-style competition to win the title of Best Bar Chef. The lively event, which took place at the Americano located in the Hotel Vitale, featured fierce competition from formidable bar chefs Ronaldo Colli from Americano, Josh Harris from Five Star Cocktails, and Cody Robertson from Oola and guest judges like of David Nepove, Vice-President of the United States Bartender’s Guild, Steven Oliver, GM of Le Colonial. Guests sipped on cocktails courtesy of Lotus Vodka as they applauded winner Ronaldo Colli. 

Summer Exhibit Opening Party at the Asian Art Museum

On Wednesday, June 25 the Asian Art Museum celebrated the opening of its summer exhibit “Power and Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty” with a cocktail reception and formal dinner party.  The evening commenced with a showcasing of couturier Colleen Quen’s breathtaking designs followed by lavish dinner catered by McCall Associates and a private viewing of the gallery.


Goretti Lo Lui, Lt. Governor John Garamendi, Patti Garamendi

VIP Pink Party at Mecca

Pride 2008 started off with a bang at the VIP Pink Party at Mecca on Wednesday, June 25. The fabulous kick-off party and red carpet event featured complimentary cocktails and nibbles courtesy of Mecca and also doubled as a fundraiser for The Pursuit of Equality, a film by director Geoff Callan.


David Cohen, Joy Venturini Bianchi, Geoff Callan


John Marez, Julie Candace

De Beers Store Opening Soiree

On Tuesday, June 24 De Beers fine jewelry celebrated the grand opening of its Union Square location with a cocktail fete honoring the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Guests sipped cocktails at the De Beers store and mingled with SF glitterati.


Ariane Zewe


Melissa Barber, Lindsay Bolton

Bachelors of SF Movember Benefit on Alcatraz with DJ AM, Part 2

On Saturday, June 21, the Bachelors of SF hosted an exclusive event on Alcatraz, complete with music courtesy of A-lister DJ AM. Guests enjoyed a private tour of the rock while raising funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation, an organization devoted to men’s health issues.

Young Symphony Supporters Gala

On Saturday, June 19 members of the Symphonix Dinner Host Committee celebrated the upcoming Opening Gala for the SF Symphony with young symphony enthusiasts at the Clift Hotel’s Spanish Suite.


Kevin Whittaker, Namita Dilawri, Scott Weiss


Rebecca Saroyan Robbins, Kathryn Pellegrini


Adam Loges, Erica Wirtz

John Varvatos Opening Bash and Benefit

On Wednesday, June 11, partygoers celebrated the opening of John Varvatos’ new San Francisco boutique in Union Square. The hot ticket attracted such famous locals as Danielle Steel and rock ‘n’ roll photographer Jim Marshall. Guests rocked out to Grammy Award-winning Los Lonely Boys at this sold-out event, which raised $50,000 for the Guardsmen thanks to a live auction hosted by John Varvatos himself and Guardsmen co-chairs  Kit Kodic and Todd Traina.


Keylee Sanders, Elizabeth Touw

Bachelors of SF Movember Benefit on Alcatraz with DJ AM

On Saturday, June 21, the Bachelors of SF hosted an exclusive event on Alcatraz, complete with music courtesy of A-lister DJ AM. Guests enjoyed a private tour of the Rock while raising funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation, an organization devoted to men’s health issues. Special thanks are in order for the sponsors who helped make this event possible: Golden Gate National Recreation Service, Hornblower Alcatraz Cruises, Diageo, Hangar One, Pommery Champagne, Long Meadow Ranch Wine, Jetset, SmartWater and Melons Catering.

<i>7x7</i>'s Best of the City Party, Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2


Steve Homs, Hillary Homs


Nick Myerhoff, Max Shkodnik


Brad Baker, David Bitini, Rob Myers

<i>7x7</i>'s Best of the City Party, Part 1 of 2

On Friday, June 13, guests enjoyed 7x7's picks for the Best of San Francisco at a lavish party held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Union Square. Partygoers were treated to nibbles, cocktails and services featured in the Best of issue as well as music courtesy of Dj Oro and Disco Shawn of hip club night Tormenta Tropical.






Will Wick, Margaret Mitchell
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