Amanda Gonzales, K Viland, Larissa Goyette, Kristin Maddox of Red Chair Salon bask in the twilight
Emily Starkey and Nancy Crowe poured selections from Cellar360 wines
Duc Nguyn and Cindy Chan of Ghiradelli Chocolate
Kalo Klean Clinic's extensive display
Pisco Porton's new frosted bottle
Laurin Schardt, Michelle Kimmins, and Jamie Forman
Andrew Azman and Jackie Alcantara
Daniel Ciomek and Chamsi Filali of Quote Couture
Aldrich Browne's signature red
Red Chair Salon's luxurious raffle
A battery of beverages to beat the bay breezes
Robin Mcbride, Jewell Sparks, and Andrea McBride
Carson Van Gelder (SmartWater) with SF fashion impresario Charleston Pierce
Francesca Rubino, Tuc Luong, and Janina Angel representing Minxy Boutique
Daniel Hershkowitz of the SF Child Abuse Prevention Center tests the big raffle prize donated by Public Bikes
Ali Meeker and Anthony Okumura
San Francisco Design Center's Maria Angelo with Katy Suzuki
Pisco Porton's Ruben Morancy and Mark Walleigh flank 7x7's Adam Shandobil
Jeromy and Katharina Johnson
John Brosnan (Kimpton Hotels), Johanna Poch, Cucia Fischen, Brittany Hawkins, Andre Angeles (7x7), and David Lasker
The entrancing Dholrhythms Dance Company
7x7 Executive Editor Robin Rinaldi welcomes our guests
Kelly Kruse (New Control), Annie Pham (Gap), Geoff Skigel (Motivate), Allen Raulet, Mel Rotner (New Control), Dan Robinson (GE)
Genesys Flores and Jessica Lanham of Laline
It's no mystery who loves PopChips... everyone!
Jake Burroughs welcomed guests to the Magnolia Photo Booth
Shane Morimoto, Bob Wenz, Abby Wenz, Elizibeth Kilduff and Jordan Mallin
On June 9, 7x7 assembled San Francisco’s most acclaimed and prominent stars to commemorate our selections for the best people, places and things in the city, staging a singular VIP event co-hosted by Ghirardelli Square and Fairmont Heritage Place.
DJ duo Fog & Laser revved up the event with an inventive soundscape—and yes, a fog and laser machine—before Best of the City winners Dholrhythms Dance Company spiced up the atmosphere with a Bollywood-style performance backed by fellow winners Non Stop Bhangra and DJ Jimmy Love, who kept the crowd grooving amidst bracing bay breezes.
Guests were treated to dazzling views of the lovely sunset from both Ghirardelli Square and the balcony of the luxurious Fairmont Heritage Place. Bulleit Rye whiskey, Platinos tequila, and Ketel One vodka provided unique variations on classic cocktails, while Pisco Porton thrilled with innovative new signature cocktails. Trumer Pils beer and Smarwater rounded out the refreshing drink menu.
Scrumptious treats were provided by Ghirardelli Square restaurants and wine merchants, including McCormick & Kuletos, The Pub at Ghirardelli Square, Kara's Cupcakes, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Crown & Crumpet, Cellar360 wines and Wattle Creek Winery.
The plaza and hotel balcony also hosted many of this year's Best of the City winners, including Quote Couture, Zobha, Minxy Boutique, and Laline, while folks from the Asian Art Museum, Aldrich Browne wines, PopChips, Sens Restaurant, Red Chair Salon, Yap Wraps and Kalo Klean Clinic engaged the crowd. Guests also got campy with the popular Magnolia Photo Booth—check out their fun pictures here!
One lucky guest won a brilliant bright orange J7 cruiser from Public Bikes—and the proceeds of the raffle benefited San Francisco's favorite charity, the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center.
Photos: Ashleigh Reddy