Marybeth LaMotte

Red Soles on Maiden Lane: Christian Louboutin in San Francisco | SFLUXE 3

Red Soles on Maiden Lane: Christian Louboutin in San Francisco

Christian Louboutin recently celebrated the opening of the brand's beautiful new boutique at 29 Maiden Lane in San Francisco, with host Sloan Barnett. Barnett was joined by guests such as Jacqueline Sacks, Heather Ive, Juliet de Baubigny, Katie Traina, Carol Bonnie, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Mary Beth Shimmon, Jessica Moment, Sobia Shaikh, Barbara Brown, Jenna Hunt, Gail Glasser, Sonya Molodetskaya, Emily Holt, Nina Stanford, and others eager to celebrate San Francisco's entree to Louboutin World.


San Francisco Decorator Showcase, 2014 | SFLUXE

San Francisco Decorator Showcase, 2014

This year's 37th San Francisco Decorator Showcase, benefitting the scholarship fund of San Francisco University High School, was held at a gorgeous brick mansion on 3660 Jackson Street. Designer Claudia Juestel attended the opening gala, and has provided this insightful overview of the rooms.


Mid Winter Gala 2014 | SFLUXE 62

Mid Winter Gala 2014

Salvatore Ferragamo co-hosted this years Mid Winter Gala in San Francisco, with Trevor Traina, Vanessa Getty, Kathryn Lasater, and Allison Speer. Guests included Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Dita von Teese, Balthazar Getty, Camilla Belle, Jessica Hart, Derek Blasberg, John Gidding, Lauren Remington Platt, Liz Goldwyn, Libby Leffler, Douglas Friedman, David Sacks, Jacqueline Sacks, Devon Aoki, Gary Friedman, among others.


Most Beautiful Ball Gowns at the 91st Opera Ball | SFLUXE

Most Beautiful Ball Gowns at the 91st Opera Ball

We admit it - we're hopelessly in love with ball gowns! With layers of weightless tulle and pounds of heavy beads, corsetry to tighten and ruffles to widen, taffeta to stiffen and chiffon to make it flow, a beautifully constructed ball gown is a work of art that can defy physics, bank accounts and common sense. But what art! Here is our selection of the best ball gowns at San Francisco's 91st Opera Ball, September 2013. Among the looks our favorite is worn by Deepa Pakianathan, who had a stroke of genius in combining an exquisitely embroidered Andrew Gn gown from his resort 2014 collection with a museum-worthy Alexander McQueen headdress. We're told that Deepa was the first person in the world to wear the McQueen piece since it was last seen on the Fall 2013 runway.


Love is a Work of Art | SFLUXE

Love is a Work of Art

Philanthropists Jillian Manus and Alan Salzman hosted the seventh annual Valentine's Day Ball at their Atherton residence again this year, with a theme called "Love is a Work of Art." True to the theme, each room in the house depicted a unique interpretation on famous artists and their works.


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Holiday Hob Nob on the Hill, 2009

Holiday Hob Nob on the Hill celebrated its 21st year as the major fundraising event for Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and the inaugural event of San Francisco's busy holiday calendar.


Spike & Annie Previews Fall Collection | SFLUXE

Spike & Annie Previews Fall Collection

Designer Lisa Alexander recently previewed the new fall collection of Spike & Annie, her fantastically successful children's line, at the beautiful home of friend Lindsay Bolton. The San Francisco-based entrepreneur and community activist donated a percentage of sales from the evening to Pets Unlimited.


Fall Arrives at Neiman Marcus | SFLUXE

Fall Arrives at Neiman Marcus

Last week Neiman Marcus held a luncheon for some of their most devotedly fashion-forward customers to welcome in the new fall collections. As you can imagine it...