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Meet Tessie and Birdie: The Women Who Created the Fairmont | SFLUXE 8

Meet Tessie and Birdie: The Women Who Created the Fairmont

The Fairmont Hotel, c. 1907 Senator James Graham Fair was one of California’s richest men…

See 27 Years of Grace Kelly Gala Fashion | SFLUXE

See 27 Years of Grace Kelly Gala Fashion

See 27 Years of Princess Grace Kelly’s Gala Dresses, from 1956 to 1982.

Diana Vreeland's Memos, For Vogue and the Ages | SFLUXE 8

Diana Vreeland’s Memos, For Vogue and the Ages

“Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years” is a delightful new book giving a fascinating insight into the legendary Vogue editor’s mind and work in the 1960s.

175 Shining, Glittering Years | SFLUXE

175 Shining, Glittering Years

Style and society expert Jennifer Raiser reflects on the astonishing 175 year history of Tiffany & Co, founded in 1837.

Claiborne Swanson's American Beauty | SFLUXE

Claiborne Swanson’s American Beauty

Claiborne Swanson Frank as published her first book, American Beauty, and we were at the VIP launch party for it in San Francisco.

When Truman Capote ate Denise Hale's cake as Gloria Vanderbilt laughed | SFLUXE 1

When Truman Capote ate Denise Hale’s cake as Gloria Vanderbilt laughed

Truman Capote, Gloria Vanderdbilt, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Angie Dickinson, Betsy Bloomingdale and Adolfo were some of the 90 guests who attended the September 9, 1971 wedding of Prentis Cobb Hale to Denise Minnelli in San Francisco.

Most Beautiful Home in SF, Sold | SFLUXE

Most Beautiful Home in SF, Sold

The home at 2840 Broadway in San Francisco recently closed escrow for a record-breaking price.

SFlashback: The Nazi Princess of Pacific Heights | SFLUXE

SFlashback: The Nazi Princess of Pacific Heights

Today we learn about a famous houseguest at one of San Francisco’s most expensive Pacific Heights addresses.

SFlashback: Barack Obama and Marissa Mayer, 1992 - 2010 | SFLUXE 2

SFlashback: Barack Obama and Marissa Mayer, 1992 – 2010

After attending a fundraiser in Atherton on October 21, 2010 for Kamala Harris, President Obama went to dinner at the home of Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue

SFlashback: Dennis Hopper, 2007 | SFLUXE 1

SFlashback: Dennis Hopper, 2007

The sad passing of the legendary Dennis Hopper caused San Francisco author Laura Albert to reflect on her encounter with him a few years ago.

Amanda Brooks, I Love Your Style | SFLUXE 1

Amanda Brooks, I Love Your Style

New York-based fashion consultant Amanda Brooks will be in San Francisco this month to promote her new guidebook to style, “I Love Your Style.”

SFlashback: Opera Opening, 1955 | SFLUXE 2

SFlashback: Opera Opening, 1955

Long before SFLuxe.com, there was Life Magazine to showcase the glamorous gowns worn during the opening of the San Francisco Opera, as in this item from 1955.

SFlashback: Miss Stanford Weds Mr. Gump | SFLUXE 2

SFlashback: Miss Stanford Weds Mr. Gump

Miss Stanford weds Mr. Gump: Sudden ceremony in Reno unites two well-known San Franciscans. May 7, 1951.

Inside The Francesca, 1922 | SFLUXE 2

Inside The Francesca, 1922

Built in 1923 by Gustave Albert Lansburgh, Kenneth MacDonald, and Maurice C. Couchot, the apartment building at 850 Powell Street, known as The Francesca, is a Nob Hill landmark.

Today we take a special tour inside.

SFlashback: Alan Malouf and Armani, 1980 | SFLUXE 6

SFlashback: Alan Malouf and Armani, 1980

People tend to forget that Giorgio Armani began his career exclusively as a designer of menswear, and that his early breakthrough as a designer was in the way he loosened up the man’s suit.

SFlashback: Nan Kempner, 1952 | SFLUXE 3

SFlashback: Nan Kempner, 1952

One of the surprises in the premier issue of “San Francisco Brides” (the beautiful new…