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“From Tiki to Toe Shoes” at the Tongo Room

On Wednesday, April 16 the Tongo Room at the Fairmont Hotel celebrated its newly renovated space with the spectacular “From Tiki to Toe Shoes” party honoring the 15th anniversary of San Francisco Ballet ENCORE!. Guests were treated to a lavish luau feast and lively Polynesian dancers.


Gregg Mattner, Paula Elmore


Sheri Relerford , Cristina Robinson

A.C.T.'s "Illuminate the Night, A Spotlight on Our Shining Stars"

On Sunday, April 6, 2008, the Four Seasons Hotel played host to A.C.T. students, alumnus and friends, including the current cast members of the hit TV show Heroes, for Illuminate the Night, A Spotlight on Our Shining Stars. The event benefited A.C.T.’s actor training programs by raising more than $725,000 to support the future of American theater.

photography by Drew Altizer, Vasna Wilson & Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer


Carey Perloff

SF Symphonix Event at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

To celebrate the second installment of the SF Symphonix Trilogy concert series, guests and Symphonix members were treated to appetizers courtesy of Ana Mandara, decadent chocolates from Schoggi and wines from the Pellegrini Family Vineyard at a pre-show soiree held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian, Justin Fichelson



Junior League of San Francisco’s Fashion Show

On Saturday, April 5 the Junior League of San Francisco held their 82nd Annual Fashion Show Gala at the Fairmont Hotel. The fundraising event, which was co-sponsored by Macy’s, featured two different parties, a champagne luncheon and a black-tie dinner gala, both with a silent and live auction and a breathtaking fashion  show.


Courtney Bocci, Wendy Simon Armstrong, Annette Giambroni

SFMOMA Art Auction 2008 Launch Party

A launch party for the SFMOMA’s Art Auction 2008 was held at the InterContinental Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, April 1. The soiree featured a cocktail reception and a special preview of some of the artwork.


Nora Desruisseaux, Redge Martin, Meredith Rogers


Lee Wells, Blair Wynne

330 Ritch Re-Launch Party

On Friday, April 4 legendary SF nightclub 330 Ritch held a party to celebrate the club’s newly renovated interior and updated mission statement to help diversify the SF community through music. The event featured a frenzied set by DJ Scene, drinks and dancing in the re-vamped industrial space. In addition to aesthetic changes, 330 Ritch is now the official SF venue of Spin Magazine, who will help co-host must-see shows through the year.





John Antonini, Justin Roja

Black and White Ball 2008 Launch Party

On Wednesday, April 2 the San Francisco Symphony held a special VIP cocktail reception at the Robert Fountain Design Studio to celebrate the launch of the 2008 Black and White Ball. In attendance were SF Symphony President John Goldman and Black and White Ball Chair Patricia Sprincin, who unveiled the all-star entertainment lineup for this year’s festivities, which include big-name acts like Seal, Blues Traveler and Pete Escovedo.


Virginia Lukkes, Judy Webster

SF Jazz Event at Marc Jacobs

On Monday, March 31 Nion McEvoy and Randall Kline co-hosted a cocktail party to celebrate the upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala celebrating legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. The event was held at the Marc Jacobs store on Maiden Lane and featured jazz, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

photography by Aubrie Pick







Baubles & Ballet Party at BVLGARI

To celebrate the SF Ballet’s 75th Anniversary BVLGARI co-hosted a sumptuous party at their Union Square store on Thursday, March 27. Ballet dancers and guests commingled while sipping on complementary cocktails, nibbling canapés and perusing priceless gems specifically flown in for the event.  


Maggie Borner, April DiCostanzo


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