Celebrity stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney attends the recent opening party for the new Betty Lin boutique in San Francisco's Pacific Heights, and shares her impressions from the festive event.
San Francisco interior designer Claudia Juestel gives us an in-depth look at the 2014 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, which had a gold rush theme this year.
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
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.
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
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.
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.