On February 11, ArtPoint, the young professionals group for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (de Young and the Legion of Honor) celebrated the closing of the exquisite Masters of Venice: Renaissance Paintings of Passion and Power exhibition at the de Young with an over the top Masquerade Ball.
With over 1,000 masked guests and entertainers in attendance, the evening was truly one of a kind. Guests were transported to 16th-century Venice with amazing works of art, spirited dancing, Italian-inspired cocktails by Solerno Blood Orange, wines from Stags' Leap, wonderful food by Union Street catering and danced the evening way listing to DJ David Carvalho.
Dreaming of a luxurious vacation up in Tahoe but not sure how to make it happen? Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe just made it easy to get your dreams to come true with a totally awesome giveaway. You can win a one-night stay at Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe* and a $25 gift certificate to their restaurant Echo Lounge with one simple step.
If you're getting married, you can sign up for a wedding registry at a giant national chain store that thousands of other couples are also signed up for. Or, you could make sure your new life together will be blessed with awesome, unique and handpicked items and experiences through Knack Registry.
Animals and happy hour. What could be a better combo? Add in animal tattoos, and it's pretty much a given that this weekend is going to be the coolest we've had in a while. If you're a cat lover, listen up, because this weekend's tailored specifically for you: The SF SPCA is throwing their epic Cats, Tats, Cocktails & Voodoo Adoptathon and happy hour at their Potrero Hill HQ, and there are a ton of activities and pet adoption opportunities you won't want to miss.
An avalanche of your votes surged in to crown the winner of our Valentine Dinner, Drinks and Dreamtime contest with St-Germain. The lucky gal who's taking home the awesome prize of a lavish night on the town is Miss Abigail B., whose "Love Is" entry grabbed the most votes. Congratulations, Abigail!
There are a ton of dating sites out there, and a million and one ways to handle the single life in San Francisco. That's why it pays to be picky–so you can have the cream of the crop to choose from for your happily-ever-after. That's where ScreenDate comes in. It's a local dating site that gives you the opportunity to meet a group of top notch professional men and women in one night.
It's the next and final phase of our inaugural search for the best story celebrating the love of friendship—and our online team has chosen the top three contenders for a fantastic group date night in San Francisco! And now it's up to you to choose the best from the entries below.
The story with the most votes earns its writer and up to six comrades a special night involving our fun and faithful friends, which includes:
You want your wedding to have it all: elegance, creativity, and fun. But the planning that goes into such an event has you stalled before you start down the aisle. Connie Kearns, a wedding planner and founder of San Francisco Wedding Fair (happening Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), suggests that a visit to a wedding fair is just the thing to jumpstart preparations for the big event.
Are you a wedding fair neophyte? Fear not, Kearns has the answers to questions from the uninitiated.
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