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Photos: San Francisco Social 2012 Benefiting Larkin Street Youth Services

On November 10, San Francisco's most vibrant young philanthropists gathered at the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel for the highly-anticipated annual fundraising event, the San Francisco Social.

This year's event benefitted Larkin Street Youth Services—an internationally recognized leader in providing effective housing, medical, social and educational services to at-risk, homeless and runaway youth. The event committee raised more than $75,000, exceeding goals and delighting a sold-out crowd.

This Week in Fashion: Custom Leather at The Factory, Chillin' Turns 13, The 2nd Annual Beauty Expo + Mega Memorial Day Sales

1. Custom Leather Jacket Event & Memorial Day Sale at The Factory (370 4th St), Saturday May 28, noon-4pm.

Choose your leather, add custom details and come out with a one-of-a-kind jacket you will keep forever. Prices range from $300-$700. Bonus: All Factory label designs, from basics to the Summer Silk Capsule collection, will be 30% off during the event. 

The Secret Honey Bees of SF's Restaurant Rooftops

Yesterday I climbed a ladder up to the rooftop of Nopa restaurant to visit its brand new baby bee hives. Owner Jeff Hanak has been working with Terry Oxford and Brian Linke of Urban Bee SF to cultivate a two-hive community for three weeks now. Weather permitting, its honey will surface on the food and cocktail menus below the roof as soon as June. The idea of freshly harvested honey on a menu is romantic and all, but these urban hives are really all about the bees.

This Week in Fashion: Bikes & Beats Present Bike Fashion, Rose & Champagne Facials for Mother's Day, Swap for Good at BellaPelle and More

1. Bikes & Beats: Bike Fashion at Public Works (161 Erie St), Friday May 6, 10pm-3am, $6-$10, 21+.

The mega-hip bike hang out, Bikes & Beats, brings you their fashion edition with designs by Level 4 Couture, live music and art shenanigans, food trucks, and, of course, free valet bike parking -- tres classy, indeed. Bring your own garment for on-the-spot screenprinting, with three music and bike inspired designs, by Like Minded People.

85th Annual Junior League Fashion Show, Friday at The Fairmont Hotel

The Junior League of San Francisco celebrates its centennial anniversary this year with their 85th Annual Fashion Show: A Fashionable Legacy. Both the luncheon and dinner shows, will be held this Friday at the Fairmont Hotel

Each year the show features members of the JLSF, their hubbies and their children as models in the elaborate runway show. Model trainer, Charleston Pierce, is back on the scene this year, to help these charitable ladies get officially runway ready. (We're guessing the new models just happen to be catching up on America's Next Top Model, too.)

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