Samantha DuVall

Build Gala 2013 | SFLUXE 2

Build Gala 2013

The 2013 Build Gala raised $1.5 million, with guests including Marissa Mayer, Jack Dorsey, Aaron Levie, Megan Quinn, and other leaders of San Francisco philanthropy and technology.


Neiman Marcus Celebrates Gladys Perint Palmer's Adam and Yves | SFLUXE

Neiman Marcus Celebrates Gladys Perint Palmer’s Adam and Yves

Neiman Marcus, with Barbara Brookins and Gail Glasser, recently hosted a reception and book signing in honor of Gladys Perint Palmer, author of the wonderful new book, "Adam and Yves." The book provides a tongue-in-cheek history of fashion. As Valentino Garavani remarked, "her drawings have life." And the book is indeed a lively thing to read, with every turn of the page showing an unexpected juxtaposition of major moments in world history and fashion. For more information visit http://www.gladysperintpalmer.com / www.gladysperintpalmer.com


Sir Peter Michael's Stars and Stripes Party | SFLUXE

Sir Peter Michael’s Stars and Stripes Party

On April 25th, 2013, guests joined Sir Peter Michael of the Peter Michael Winery, and his son Paul Michael for a 4-course dinner prepared by Curtis Di Fede and Tyler Rodde, co-chef-owners of Oenotri, Napa. Each course was paired with an exclusive Peter Michael wine. Proceeds from the highly successful evening and live auction benefit prostate cancer research at Stanford Cancer Center. The USO-themed event was held at the privately owned Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley.


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International Museum of Women honors Padmasree Warrior

The International Museum of Women (IMOW) hosted its annual Celebrating Change Benefit on March 6th, 2013, and the associated Vanguard Group hosted its Art Live Lounge benefit. This year's benefit featured IMOW's second annual Innovator Award for Women in Technology, presented to Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Cisco Systems. The International Museum of Women is an innovative online museum that showcases art, stories and ideas to celebrate, inspire and advance the lives of women around the world. With the support of over 500 guests, IMOW raised over $200,000 to benefit its mission and exhibitions. Guests enjoyed a night of art and inspiration from the museum's virtual collection, music, networking and dancing, while watching notable female artists create original artwork. Learn more about the International Museum of Women at http://www.imow.org / www.imow.org


Samasource Gala Raises $700,000 | SFLUXE

Samasource Gala Raises $700,000

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.


Symphony Style at 101 | SFLUXE

Symphony Style at 101

See some of the most elegant men and women to attend the 2013 San Francisco Symphony opening gala, celebrating the Symphony's 101st season.


New, Symphonic Dances: San Francisco Ballet 2012 | SFLUXE

New, Symphonic Dances: San Francisco Ballet 2012

America's oldest professional ballet company, the San Francisco Ballet can claim an illustrious history of "firsts," including presenting the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker. The 2012 season upholds the tradition!


Always a Feast for the Eyes: DIFFA's Dining by Design | SFLUXE

Always a Feast for the Eyes: DIFFA’s Dining by Design

DIFFA's (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) Dining by Design returned to the Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center for the 11th year. Once again the most exciting dining environments in town drew support for the Positive Health Program of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute.