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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

American Red Cross Bay Area’s Paint the Town Red Gala

On Saturday, March 29 members of the Bay Area Philanthropic community attended the annual Paint the Town Red Gala benefiting the Red Cross disaster relief and readiness efforts. The event, which was held at San Francisco City Hall, featured a silent auction, where attendees could bid on celebrity-made survival kits by Harry Denton, former mayor Willie Brown and musician Santana, as well as a lavish dinner and dancing.

Legion of Honor Hosts FAMSF’s Fifth Annual Mid-Winter Gala, Part 1 of 2

Is Saturday the new Monday? Attendees at the fifth annual Mid-Winter Gala (who included more than a few Trainas, Gettys and a Barnett or two, plus Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bolen, of Oscar de la Renta) could be excused for thinking so as they sat down to dinner in the tented court of the Legion of Honor this past weekend: Pride of place on the menu went to A16’s famous meatballs (appearing here with the help of Dan McCall Catering)—usually, of course, you’ve got to brave the restaurant’s Monday-evening crowds to score a plate.

Symphonix Members Gather at Yoshi's for Spring Party

photography by Drew Altizer

On March 4 at Yoshi's of San Francisco, more than 200 Symphonix members gathered for their first membership party of 2008. The Spring Jazz Fever Party was held at the Yoshi's upstairs loft overlooking the towering new restaurant on Fillmore. New members and guests included Zoe Johns, Teola Young, Charles Rashall, Heather Hartle of 7X7 Magazine, current Symphonix Board President Barry Shotts and Advisory Board members Kelly Grimes and Roberta Economidis. As the evening drew to a close, Symphonix members spilled into the restaurant and bar to enjoy sushi and cocktails. 

Deikels Host Luncheon for USCF Medical Center

photography by Drew Altizer

On March 3, Ted and Pamala Deikel co-hosted a luncheon with Robert Atkinson that honored the UCSF Medical Center. Twenty-two attendees enjoyed the posh event, which included a fashion show.

Atmosphere                                             Heather Hoover, Kelly O'Brien, Kathy Balestreri

The San Francisco Symphony's Chinese New Year Celebration

photography by Vasna Wilson for Drew Altizer

On Sunday, February 10 the San Francisco Symphony ushered in the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat at its annual Chinese New Year celebration featuring music and an elegant post-concert dinner, which reflected the customs and traditions of the New Year.

Teach With Africa Benefit

photography by Vasna Wilson for Drew Altizer

Teach with Africa held its inaugural event celebrating the LEAP School of Cape Town, South Africa. Willie Brown, Jr., acted as emcee for the benefit, which took place at the St. Regis Hotel.

Peekadoodle Kidsclub Grand Opening

Peekadoodle Kidsclub opened its doors at Ghirardelli Square with a party in its 10,000-square-foot digs, which includes a multi-themed playground and four classrooms. The first of its kind in the Bay Area, Peekadoodle will provide a full suite of services to children up to five years of age.

Maria Cornett_Isaiah Cornett Lani Hessen_Jenny Thomas Erin Chun_Brady Chun_Andrew Chun

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the W Hotel

photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

SF's National Resources Defence Council presented "a retrospect on the environmental movement and policies created" featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., NRDC's senior attorney, at the W San Francisco.
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