On September 23, the Associates of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital hosted the third annual White Caps and Night Caps charity event to benefit the hospital’s Intensive Care and Critical Care Units.
The popular event was a resounding success, raising $20,000 to support the hospital’s purchase of an essential piece of new equipment, an MRI Infusion Pump, which safely delivers medications and sedatives during MRI scans. It will benefit over 1,200 patients annually who receive treatment at Saint Francis. More than 325 supporters enjoyed a sensational evening of dancing, cocktails, a gourmet buffet dinner and a stellar silent auction while overlooking the starlit water of the San Francisco Bay.
On September 24, San Francisco's pet-izens hopped, trotted, flew and sauntered to Patricia's Green, the lovely strip of park in Hayes Valley on Octavia between Hayes and Fell, for SF DOGMA, a day to explore local arts, crafts and businesses—and to celebrate our city's uniquely dedicated love for our pets!
7x7's gastronistas aimed straight at the heart of San Francisco's food scene to anoint chef Arthur Wall—of the Mission's pioneering neighborhood bistro Garcon—as the winner of our 2011 "Your City, Your Chef" contest!
As San Francisco's status as one of the world's most vibrant culinary centers continues to thrill—with its head-to-tail feasts, two- and four-wheeled entrepreneurs, and molecularly gastronomic foams—it seems fitting that 7x7's readers and web users determined that the City's next bright talent would be found situated in the center of its most vibrant, diverse and celebrated dining destination.
On September 21, 7x7 staged one of our liveliest signature events at AT&T Park. San Francisco's most innovative, exciting and influential citizens joined hundreds boisterous, athletic supporters on the Club Level overlooking the stunning field of our world champion SF Giants.
On September 1, Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette headlined a fundraising concert at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco to benefit the building of a new home for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Special guest Jay Leno opened the show, which was underwritten by the Salesforce.com Foundation. DJ will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas spun at an exclusive after-party.
The new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay will be part of a 289-bed integrated hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients. Upon completion in 2014, the 183-bed children’s hospital will set a new world-class standard for patient- and family-centered health care, safety, sustainability and translational medicine.
On August 31st, sports luminaries from around the Bay Area—including Brian Wilson, the world-champion San Francisco Giants—convened at Broadway Studios in San Francisco for the annual benefit for the Foundation for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The event included a lively auction of cherished memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates, entertainment packages and more, while guests enjoyed complimentary beverages and bites.
On September 8, Fashion's Night Out shined in San Francisco for the third year running. Over 40 stores across the city held special extended evening hours full of celebrity appearances, new fall collections, steep discounts, and much more. 7x7 was a proud sponsor of FNO, a global initiative created in 2009 by American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry's economy, and put the fun back in shopping.
Photos: VIP launch of Dean & DeLuca’s new wine site—Your California Wine Source—with Distillery 209 Gin
On August 11th, famed fine food purveyors Dean & DeLuca introduced their latest venture, Your California Wine Source—a site that makes searching and procuring wine an easily completed task.
The event was extremely well attended by industry notables, including Dean & DeLuca proprietor and restaurateur Leslie Rudd, Dean & DeLuca wine director Kerrin Laz, and a variety of winemakers and proprietors from the region’s most sough-after wineries. Guests enjoyed new wine offerings, Distillery No. 209 gin cocktails, and delicious food prepared by Chef Stephen Rogers at the PRESS Restaurant in St. Helena.
On August 8th, the 31st annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival came to a close after welcoming 57 films from 16 different countries and over 37 special guests both local and international. With 5 venues in 4 cities and presented to more than 30,000 attendees, this year's festival will be remembered fondly. Movie superstar Kirk Douglas was enthusiastically welcomed by a packed grows when he visited the Castro Theatre to receive the Freedom of Expression Award for his role in ending the Hollywood blacklist in 1960.
Photos: Opening Night courtesy Erin Prado; Kirk Douglas courtesy Drew Altizer Photography
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