FOG Design + Art is the first major cultural event to take place in San Francisco in 2014, running from January 17th to 19th, 2014, with a preview gala on January 16th.
George Lucas was recently honored by the San Francisco Museum of Art’s Modern Art Council with the museum’s 14th annual Bay Area Treasure Award, an annual lifetime-achievement award recognizing Bay Areaâ€“based artists and cultural leaders who continually redefine the field of visual art.
After admiring every page of interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks’ new book, “The Meaning of Home,” which marks his 20th year in business, it was a delight to meet him recently at a launch party for the book in San Francisco.
British Vogue has coined a new term, SWAGs, or “Silicon’s Wives and Girlfriends,” in an article featuring Marissa Mayer, Alison Pincus, Allison Speer, Bita Daryabari, Juliet de Baubigny, and others.
Barney’s New York recently hosted a glamorous evening at their San Francisco store in honor of The Bay Lights.
I recently attended the launch of InsideHook.com’s new San Francisco edition at a private event hosted by one of my favorite authors, Tim Ferriss (who is also a well-known entrepreneur and investor.)
The 2013 showing of artMRKT in San Francisco opened to a staggering 6,000 guests in May, and had to turn away 500, raising approximately $30,000 for artMRKT beneficiary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s New Acquisition Fund.
Following the presentation of the 2013 ArtCare Award for Excellence in Civic Arts Patronage awarded to Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey, on behalf of the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Art Dealers Association, the Opening Night Preview Benefit provided guests with first access to the artwork, elegant catering (including specialty cocktails courtesy of Diageo), as well as a fantastic performance by the SF Jazz High School All-Stars Combo.
Among numerous Opening Night sales, Brian Gross Fine Art sold a major Robert Arneson self-portrait bronze for $200,000, and Alex Meyerovich Gallery reported the sale of a David Hockney lithograph for $65,000.
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With Sloan and Roger Barnett, Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar, Jean-Pierre Conte, and Alison and Mark Pincus, Gucci recently hosted a private cocktail party at the San Francisco store to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the loafer, and the new 1953 collection for men and women.
Michael S. Smith was recently honored at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco at a party hosted by Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty and Allison Speer. His design work for a Palladian Villa in Malibu is being put up for auction at Christie’s in New York. Nicolas Berggruen, Princess Tatiana Galitzine, Dede Wilsey, and Sabrina Buell were among the guests.
Betty Lin, the chic Presidio Heights boutique, recently celebrated the launch of the new Maiyet collection with a party hosted by Alexis Traina, Alison Pincus, Nina Stanford, and Seth Miller.
The Mid Winter Gala for 2013 honored the exhibit, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” with a chic winter wonderland that raised over $400k. Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty, Dick Costolo, Stephan Jenkins, Connie Nielsen, Lori Levine, Evgenia Peretz, Jeremy Stoppelman, Trevor Traina, Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater were among the 380 who attended.
Publication of Eric Cohler’s new book, “Cohler on Design,” was recently celebrated at Hudson Grace in San Francisco by Alison Pincus, Matt Cohler, Sabrina Buell, Allison Speer and their guests, including Dr. Priscilla Chan, Arielle Zuckerberg, Jeremy Stoppelman, Nirav Tolia, Trevor Traina and others.
Lynne Benioff, Gisel Kordestani, and Alison Pincus recently hosted a luncheon to honor Tatcha in its celebration of the Japanese Geisha’s timeless beauty secrets. Guests included Vanessa Getty, Lynn Jurich, Gina Pell, Diane Dorrans Saeks, Nina Stanford, and Allison Speer, among others.
The recent Samasource fundraiser in San Francisco raised $700,000 to help the organization reach its goal of providing life-changing work to over 4,000 women and youth globally this year.
The 2012 Fall Antiques Show in San Francisco was an elegant gala, with exquisite antiques and art, and wonderful learning opportunities for anyone who appreciates the finest, reports Claudia Juestel.
Designers Alexandra Von Furstenberg and Lee Brooks recently made an appearance at the new Cavalier boutique in San Francisco.