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“Frida Kahlo” Opening At SFMOMA

On Wednesday, June 11 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art celebrated the opening of the anticipated “Frida Kahlo” retrospective with a preview of the exhibition for museum patrons. The exhibition, which commemorates the centennial of Kahlo’s birth, features a collection of never-seen personal photographs.

Jarrett Earnest, Charlene Hand

Bradley James, Aventi Madan

SF Symphony Launch Party at the Weinstein Gallery

Photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

On Thursday, June 5 the San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala Committee and Gala Chairman Karen Jung threw a lavish launch party at the Weinstein Gallery in Union Square.

Patricia Sprincin, Mark Jung

Rowland Weinstein, Karen Jung

The Cause Gallery Jewelry and Champagne Benefit

Photography by Stacy Cahill for Drew Altizer

On Thursday, June 5 the Cause Gallery held a “Jewelry and Champagne” fundraiser to benefit the impoverished street children of Bali, Indonesia. The event was hosted by Christy Feaver Designs, one of the creative forces behind the Cause Gallery, and featured a display the designer's unique jewelry.

Zev Zukerman, Rabbi Daniel Rabin

Neiman Marcus Hosts Lunch for Designer Roland Mouret

On Wednesday, May 28 John Capizzi, VP General Manager of Neiman Marcus, and Andrea Schnitzer held a luncheon in honor of celebrated fashion designer Roland Mouret. The designer, who flew in from London for the event, previewed his fall collection.

Roland Mouret, Jennifer Raiser

Kris Anthony, Andrea Schnitzer

TeamPlay Foundation Benefit

On Wednesday, May 28 the TeamPlay Foundation—an organization managed by Baron Davis, Gunnar Counselman, Anne Gaylord and Cash Warren—hosted a cocktail party and benefit, along with LA real estate developer Ross Walker and event planner Gianna Cardinale, at Apartment 24.

Liz Armistead, Daniela Tempesta

Michael Bismuth, John Eide

Duke et Duchess Grand Opening Party

Brand new rock n' roll-inspired Hayes Valley boutique Duke et Duchess held its grand opening party on Thursday, May 29.

David Scott, Liz Brusca

 Carol Hilker, Missy Rounthwaite

Pre-opening Donor Party at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

To kick off a series of grand opening parties, the new Contemporary Jewish Museum threw a party on Wednesday, May 21 honoring the museum’s lead donors. The event, which was sponsored by Hermès, allowed guests a first-hand look at the Daniel Libeskind-designed building as well as the current exhibits.

Allison Speer, Jessica Zaganczyk (of Hermès)

Connie Wolf (CJM CEO & Director), Daniel Libeskind (Architect)

Twiga Gallery Grand Reopening

On Thursday, May 15 the Twiga gallery celebrated the opening of its newly designed space with a party and benefit. The gallery, which features African-made art and jewelry, threw a lavish cocktail fete, which showcased the new collection of African jewelry and benefited the Mbinga Children’s Fund.

Daryl Crawford, Christine Rios

May Ramirez, Kate Brockie

Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund’s Hope Gala

On Saturday, May 17 the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund threw their tenth annual Hope Gala. The Benefit, which raised over $ 2 million for research, was held at the Fairmont Hotel and featured a silent auction, dinner and dancing.

Betty Kay Coakley, Brian Wilsey

Luke Miller, Amy Miller, Jennifer Jeffries, Sean Jeffries

Louis Vuitton SF Celebrates New Permanent Art Installation

To celebrate the debut of “Hothouse (Blue),” a permanent piece of artwork by Teresita Fernandez commissioned by Louis Vuitton for their Union Square store, the luxury brand threw a reception at its downtown SF location followed by a lavish private dinner with the artist.

Charisse Nash, Cara Cutter

Jackie Spear, Brook Strong, Danielle Coe

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