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Helpers Holiday Cocktail Party

Joy Venturini Bianchi and friends of Helpers of the Mentally Retarded hosted a holiday preview cocktail party at the Ghirardelli Square boutique.

Tim Wayland_Joy Bianchi Kristen Campbell Nora Retana_Francesca Retana

Clift Halloween Party

The Clift Hotel hosted a halloween party in the Redwood Room that honored the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and brought out locals such as former mayor Willie Brown and visitors like Lance Bass.

Allison Koch_Doug Dalton Zey Taslica_Elyssa Thorp Simon Adams_Brandy Regan

Halloween Heroes Benefit

photography by Heather Wiley and Drew Altizer

The Wender Weis Foundation for Children took over the Exploratorium for its 11th annual "Halloween Heroes" benefit. Lori Puccinelli Stern and Peter Stern chaired the event along with honorary chairpersons like 49er Keith Lewis; Giants Kevin Frandsen and Tyler Walker; Giants alum Orlando Cepeda; Oakland Raiders Nnamdi Asomugha, John Bowie, Chris Carr, Justin Fargas and Jeremy Newberry; and U.S. Olympian Brandi Chastain.

Spider Ball

The Bently Reserve was the site for the sold-out Spider Ball, which featured among other things: "private VIP beds with bottle service, full-service blood bars stocked with anti-venom and El Circo atmospheric creatures."

Amy Jett_Karen Lynn Spider Ball Performers Tyler Hatton_Nina Tiari

55th Annual Mardi Gras Ball

Last Friday, The Little Jim Club of California Pacific Medical Center (SF's oldest fundraising organization for pediatrics) held its Mardi Gras Ball at the St. Regis Hotel. The single-largest fundraiser, Barry Barsamian, was crowned king of the ball.

Happy Chinese New Year

Louis Vuitton hosted a Chinese New Year reception at its Union Square location, featuring lion dancers and all manner of cocktails and nibbles to celebrate the occasion.

Salzman/Manus Valentine's Day Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Mandy Salzman, Michael Morino

Cameron Rehlender, Clark Hagman
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