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Third Annual Dress for Success Gala

On Thursday, July 17, Dress for Success San Francisco celebrated its third year serving the local community with a gala fundraiser. This year’s event at the Bently Reserve featured local jazz legend Paula West along with fashion and design expert Nick Verreos from Project Runway’s second season. Guests sampled food from the city’s finest restaurants, wine from local vintners and both a live and silent auction.


Beth Schnitzer, Andrew Freeman, Shannon Dean (Gala co-chairs)

Festival del Sole Luncheon Honors Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele of Chopard

Maria Manetti Farrow hosted pre-luncheon cocktails at her private Villa Mille Rose Estate in Napa to honor Chopard Co-President and artistic director Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele for her Festival del Sole grapevine motif jewelry design. The earrings and necklace suite, which Ms. Farrow wore to the soiree, is made of rose gold, colorful diamonds and briolette gemstones. Guests included Chopard President Marc Hruschka, Tatiana Sorokko, Prince Sultan Abdul Aziz and many more.

 
Muni Fry, Dorothy Torresi

Stonescape's Second Annual Summer Celebration

The first thing I think of when I see the words "pool party" on an invitation is, How can I politely get out of the being-in-the-pool part? I don't even know where my swimsuit is--being fair-skinned and generally heat-averse, I steer clear of sunbathing whenever possible. (That being one of the points, for me, of living in SF.)

Curious Jack Makes Waves in Green



Jack Johnson is not your typical dude in a band. In addition to embracing a totally unique acoustic style, Jack is all about making the world a greener place. A life-long surfer, the Hawaiian-born musician told Surfer magazine to green the zine back in 2005 while serving as a guest editor. Readers were so jazzed by the request, Surfer consequently cleaned up its production process.

Michael Mina’s Clock Bar Opens at the Westin St. Francis in Union Square

On Tuesday, July 15, Clock Bar opened its doors in Union Square’s Westin St. Francis hotel. Celebrating the classic American bar and the art of drink making, chef Michael Mina’s first lounge offers specialty cocktails with small plate food pairings highlighting seasonal ingredients and trends. Guests sampled Sidecars and Americanos poured by Marco Dionysos (formerly of Tres Agaves) while nibbling on mussels and truffle popcorn. The sleek bar was designed by the renowned Rockwell Group, and the décor comes complete with ticker clocks displaying the time in New York, Rome, Tokyo, San Francisco, Paris and Chicago.

Greening your Crib Like the Stars



What do Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sheryl Crow have in common? In addition to stunningly fast metabolisms, they all tuck their babies into Q Collection Junior cribs.

The Yoke of Yoga



Prior to ecofabulous (and motherhood), I was so enthralled with yoga, I became a certified instructor and started my own line of gear.

Far from a simple exercise workout, yoga, which means "yoke" or "union," has deep green roots. Its ethos includes "ahimsa," which is a pledge of nonviolence toward the planet. Easy to see how this downward dog applies to the goal of sustainability. To revere the earth, as yoga advises, start by visiting the Green Yoga Association to find a teacher committed to eco-friendly practices.
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