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Azadeh Couture Supports the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

On November 19, Azadeh Couture staged a lovely, private reception and shopping event benefiting the American Red Cross Bay Area and the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The evening also brought awareness to the nonprofit organization's Hope by Design Gala, coming up on April 6.

Photos: Reason to Party Benefits The Trevor Project at W San Francisco

On November 10, one of the San Francisco's hottest socially-conscious young philanthropic groups, Reason to Party, staged an eye-popping, booty-shaking event in the city's SoMa District in support of The Trevor Project.

Photos: Heroine Boutique's One-Year Anniversary Celebration

On November 16, the adorable Heroine boutique for ladies, moms and babies celebrated a milestone event in Noe Valley with a cozy reception and generous discounts.

Guests found luxurious modern and vintage-inspired pieces in the Victorian boutique at 15% to 40% off while enjoying complimentary wine and sweets. Every month, Heroine donates a portion of their profits to a worthy charity—November's beneficiary is the Red Cross, supporting victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Photos: Cirque du Soiree Event with UCSF Partners in Care

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.

Photos: H&M San Francisco Debuts Maison Martin Margiela

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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Photos: Alanis Morissette, Gavin DeGraw, and More Rock Live In The Vineyard

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.

Photos: La Maison Cointreau San Francisco Debut with Dita Von Teese

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.

Photos: San Francisco Social 2012 Benefiting Larkin Street Youth Services

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.

Photos: Crossroads Trading's Annual Pop-Up Shop

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.

Photos: Karlsson's Vodka Batch 2009 at 54 Mint

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.

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