Riccardo Benavides

San Francisco's "Passione," Opera 2014 | SFLUXE 1

San Francisco’s “Passione,” Opera 2014

The San Francisco Opera Guild recently hosted the opening night of the Opera's 92nd Season with the theme of "Passione," co-chaired by Teresa Medearis and Cynthia Schreuder, with honorary chairs Cynthia Fry Gunn and Dede Wilsey, with Opera Guild president Karen Kubin.


Ballet Benefactors Prepare for Phenomenal Season | SFLUXE

Ballet Benefactors Prepare for Phenomenal Season

Phenomenal! That's the theme for the 2014 San Francisco Ballet's Opening Night Gala, but could also describe the Pacific Heights residence of Isha and Asim Abdullah, which was the location for a recent event honoring the Benefactors and Grand Benefactors of the Ballet. Guests at the Abdullahs' included ballet lovers such as Barbara Brown, Mary Beth Shimmon, Carolyn Chandler, Mario Diaz, Robin Collins, and Norman and Norah Stone, among others.


Cinderella Chic | SFLUXE

Cinderella Chic

In celebration of the U.S. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella, SF Ballet hosted a fundraising dinner on May 3, 2013, in a gorgeous tented pavilion masterfully designed by Riccardo Benavides in the Memorial Court between the War Memorial Opera House and the Veterans Building. Inspired by the theme of the evening, many dressed in the most fanciful fairy tale gowns, while others went for a more modern look. Everyone looked absolutely lovely (not a wicked stepmother in sight!) Here, with photos courtesy of http://drewaltizer.com / Drew Altizer , we present our selection of the 25 most chic looks of the evening.


Mid Winter Gala 2013 | SFLUXE

Mid Winter Gala 2013

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.


San Francisco Ballet Gala, 2011 | SFLUXE 1

San Francisco Ballet Gala, 2011

San Francisco Ballet, America's oldest professional ballet company, has an illustrious history of "firsts," including the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, and 2011 continues the tradition!


Keeping the Promise | SFLUXE

Keeping the Promise

The National CASA Association recently held a reception at the home of Pamela Joyner and Fred Giuffrida to celebrate the launch of the CASA "Keeping the Promise" Campaign.


New Works Gala | SFLUXE 2

New Works Gala

There are only a few days left to enjoy the San Francisco Ballet's "New Works Festival." The amazing finale to the 75th Anniversary Season ends on the 6th! K...