Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart Honored at the Fairmont Penthouse

Berkeley Rep recently hosted a cocktail party at the Fairmont Penthouse in celebration of Patrick Stewart, who starred last year with Ian McKellen in the highly acclaimed Berkeley Rep revival of Harold Pinter’s play "In No Man’s Land."
Rebecca Minkoff, Jesse Draper

Rebecca Minkoff Opens Fillmore Street Boutique

Rebecca Minkoff’s new boutique recently opened at 2124 Fillmore Street in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights with a cocktail party co-hosted by The Fancy Pants Report. It's the second flagship location for the brand, which offers shoppers some fun, surprising new technology to interact with in the store when they visit.

Parties

Jean-Louis Deniot with Hea Deville in a mask by Erik Halley with a dress by Quentin Veron

Inside Jean-Louis Deniot’s Black Tie Leather Ball

Celebrating 15 years in business, French designer Jean-Louis Deniot recently hosted a party in Paris. Called "The Black Tie Leather Ball," it was also the spectacular launch of his book, "Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors" by Diane Dorrans Saeks.
Kelly Corrigan, Evan Williams, Anne Lamott

Nicholas Kristof and Anne Lamott at Medium’s Foreword

Medium.com, founded by Evan Williams, recently launched Foreword, a series of interviews filmed in the Medium offices and streamed online. The collection of interviews features some of the brightest writers of the day, including both established and up-and-coming authors such as B.J. Novak, Jason Segel, Margaret Atwood, Anne Lamott, and John Cleese. Most recently, Foreword's Kelly Corrigan interviewed Nicholas Kristof and Bay Area author Anne Lamott with the topic of "Effecting Change: Globally and Personally." Visit https://medium.com/foreword for more information.
Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart Honored at the Fairmont Penthouse

Berkeley Rep recently hosted a cocktail party at the Fairmont Penthouse in celebration of Patrick Stewart, who starred last year with Ian McKellen in the highly acclaimed Berkeley Rep revival of Harold Pinter’s play "In No Man’s Land."
Murray Bartlett, Frankie J. Alvarez, Lauren Weedman, Jonathan Groff

HBO’s Premiere of Looking

HBO recently presented the World Premiere of "LOOKING," Season 2, at the Castro Theatre. Created by Michael Lannan, and executive produced by Sarah Condon and Andrew Haigh, offers up the unfiltered experiences of three close friends living, and loving, in modern-day San Francisco. Among those who attended the premiere were actors Jonathan Groff (Patrick), Frankie Alvarez (Agustín), Murray Bartlett (Dom), Raul Castillo (Richie), Lauren Weedman (Doris), and Daniel Franzese (Eddie).
Michelle Klein, Kary Chendo, Krista Duffy

Hutchinson Fine Jewelry in Marin

Hutchinson Fine Jewelry, a charming new boutique co-owned by Miranda Abrams and Kary Chendo, recently opened at 2213 Larkspur Landing Circle in Larkspur. Featuring carefully selected pieces by Carolina Bucci, Temple St. Clair, Monique Pean, Todd Reed, Cathy Waterman, Kendall Conrad and Renee Sheppard, it's a wonderful source for unique finds. www.hutchinsonjewelry.com

Aubrey About Town

Aubrey Brewster

Dior Me!

Aubrey Brewster goes shopping at Dior Homme, San Francisco, in this latest installment of Aubrey About Town.
Aubrey Brewster

Paris or Bust!

Aubrey Brewster goes to Paris for Fashion Week, in this installment of Aubrey About Town.
Freddy Harteis, Jeannie Mai

Vietnamese American Gala

"Vietnamese American: The Next Generation," chaired by Rosalina Lydster and Angie Elconin, with honorary host Jeannie Mai,was held in honor of the Vietnamese Cultural Center in San Jose.
Performance

The Champions Gala

The February 1st opening of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay was recently celebrated with a spectacular black tie event with more than 950 guests. The Champions Gala featured appearances by Tim McGraw, Kevin Spacey, the Oakland East Bay Symphony conducted by Michael Morgan, Vocal Rush, Alizma Violon Trio, and Tyia Wilson. During the event, angel investor and philanthropist Ron Conway announced a $40 million donation from himself, wife Gayle and sons Ronny, Topher and Danny, to help fund the new outpatient medical building at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.

Things We Love

Claudia Juestel and Jan Showers

Tea With Claudia: Jan Showers

Jan Showers sits down with Claudia Juestel in San Francisco for an in-depth chat about her impressive design career and her most recent book.