On November 15, UCSF Medical Center CEO Mark Laret joined UCSF Partners in Care for their first signature fundraiser. Event Co-Chairs Lisa Gruber and Bailey Locke—with the support from their committee comprised of UCSF Partners in Care members—coordinated Cirque du Soiree.
Guests enjoyed circus-like décor, trapeze artists contorting and flying mid-air, high-wire cocktails, lion-size appetizers and danced the night away to music by DJ Franco “Freestyle” Finn, all under the big top at Robert Fountain Studio, RF80.
On November 13, the city's fashion-forward fans converged at H&M in Union Square for a private, invite-only shopping event that provided first access to the new exclusive collection from French designers Maison Martin Margiela.
Guests enjoyed gorgeous bites from Taste Catering; refreshing beverages including an inventive White Cosmo wine/vodka cocktail; and a fun soundscape from DJ Tender Buttons—all while exploring the MMM collection offered in a specially-designated area, and receiving a 25% discount off of everything else in the store.
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One of the Bay Area Wine Country's hottest cultural events returned on November 1-4, offering guests an intimate weekend filled with pairings of exquisite music from the hottest live acts, and culinary and wine events with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Cointreau and the International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, hosted the exclusive San Francisco debut of La Maison Cointreau—a first-hand discovery of the true art of cocktail making and entertainment—near San Francisco's Design District. The private, VIP launch event brought the history and mystique of the iconic, French orange liqueur to life, as guests embark on an unforgettable voyage through a series of elaborately-designed rooms filled with celebration and surprises at every turn.
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.
On November 7th, Crossroads Trading hosted their much-loved annual pop-up shop at the Hotel Monaco in Union Square. Hosted by CTC Style Council Member and local fashion blogger Kathleen Murillo of Inspirafashion, guests shopped new and gently used items, taking the rare opportunity to shop the very best merchandise selected from all six of Crossroads' Bay Area stores.
The small, private event was open to lucky Crossroads' customers who entered to receive a complimentary pair of tickets. The stylish guests enjoyed refreshments, bubbly and the luxe surroundings of the Hotel Monaco's Paris Ballroom.
On November 7th, Karlsson's Vodka presented its recently launched Batch 2009—a limited edition vodka made solely from the 2009 harvest of the Solist potato from the Cape Bjäre region of southern Sweden.
San Francisco's 54 Mint hosted the lively event, where guests sampled the vintage vodka, sipped speciality Karlsson's Gold Vodka libations, and enjoyed tasty hors d'oeuvres prepared by 54 Mint's celebrated kitchen.
A limited edition vodka with terroir, Karlsson’s Batch 2009 is Karlsson’s second commercially available vintage vodka. The handcrafted vodka is now available for purchase at fine restaurants and retailers in San Francisco, including Cask in SoMa.
On November 9, Pathways for Kids supporters gathered to celebrate the 14th Annual “Mad Men Ball” Gala at the iconic Mark Hopkins Hotel. The event raised $100,000 in support of Pathways for Kids programs and career exploration initiatives. Over 250 members of the Bay Area philanthropic and corporate community were in attendance to celebrate and acknowledge the work and dedication of Pathways for Kids.
Guests dressed in Mad Men inspired fashions, enjoyed gin martinis and cocktails as they perused hundreds of silent auction items. The Grand Peacock Court featured the Charles Unger band playing the top songs from the 1960’s to set the tone of the night.
On November 3, the famed GiftCenter & JewelryMart welcomed San Franciscans to their reinvented showplace in SoMa.
Guests to the free event indulged in sweets, treats, gems and jewelry while exploring a new entrance and expansive courtyard. Special cupcakes offered the chance to find gift certificates hidden inside, while live entertainment kept the mood festive while holiday shoppers got a headstart on their gift-giving lists.
With over 125 jewelry and accessories showrooms, the San Francisco GiftCenter & JewelryMart is the Bay Area's largest jewelry emporium, offering competitive wholesale pricing and award-winning custom designs.
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