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
On August 11, the worlds of fashion, music, and art collided at Supperclub bringing an explosion of emerging talent to the forefront of entertainment. The white runway was lined with glowing VitaminWater Zero bottles, giving the atmosphere an energized vibe which was accentuated by the tunes spinning from DJ Ajax's turntables
Carlton Hair winner Margarita Melano lit up the red carpet when she entered with her sleek and funky up-do created at the nearby Carlton Hair Salon. WIth over one thousand text-in votes valued at $3,000, Larissa Verdussen was crowned as the winner.
Photos: Viet Q. Mac with BLoTheC Photography
On August 4, hundreds of guests covered both floors of Tiffany & Co. to celebrate the sold-out success of the San Francisco Symphony's Centennial Opening Night Gala Symphonix Dinner.
Attendees appreciated bites, wine, and martinis while enjoying the soothing soundtrack of the elegant Quartet Rouge of Entire Productions.
Wells Fargo Regional President, Maggie Mui, presented a check for $350,000 to signify their support of the San Francisco Symphony. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the San Francisco Symphony and its education and community programs, providing music education to more than 75,000 Bay Area children every year.
On July 19th, the best of the Bay Area’s special events industry professionals gathered for the 10th Annual ISES-NCC Gala at the Bently Reserve. The Annual Gala is the International Special Events Society / Northern California Chapter's biggest fundraiser of the year and allows the organization to provide its members with outstanding programs and education. The Other Side of Midnight…took guests on a magical journey through the Olde Grimm Fairy Tales.
Suppose you're the kind of person intrigued by the energy, creativity, and trippiness of Burning Man...but hate the heat, the long drive, and the penchant for nudity (let's face it, it's almost never practiced by the people you want to see) inherent to the festival. We've got you covered...
This weekend's Maker Faire in San Mateo, the largest DIY festival in the world, is designed for visionaries of all ages, replete with eye candy, brain candy, hand candy... and perhaps actual candy. We're talking robots, textiles, electronics, puppets, kites, vintage computers and pretty much anything you can fix up or take apart.
Guests enjoyed beats by DJ Kingmost and gathered information from the Consul General of El Salvador, as well as Taca Airlines. Eager travelers learned that El Salvador's more urban areas feature numerous festivals celebrating art, music and culinary delights. But more adventurous, sporty travelers would be drawn to the country's awesome vistas from atop highly-accessible volcanic mountain ranges, while the legendary Punta Roca surf break offers the best boarding in Central America.
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