Barbara Brown

Jazz, Pizzazz and Pizza! A Festive Party for Betty Lin and Suno | SFLUXE 31

Jazz, Pizzazz and Pizza! A Festive Party for Betty Lin and Suno

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.

Lunching in Style with Carlos Souza | SFLUXE 13

Lunching in Style with Carlos Souza

Valentino’s brand ambassador Carlos Souza recently flew in to San Francisco for an elegant luncheon in honor of CPMC Hospital’s Trustees, hosted by Carol Bonnie, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Jacqueline Sacks and Allison Speer.

Eco Fashion for the Fabulous: Stella McCartney at Neiman Marcus | SFLUXE 7

Eco Fashion for the Fabulous: Stella McCartney at Neiman Marcus

Stella McCartney was recently the guest of honor for a chic garden party luncheon at Neiman Marcus, San Francisco. Stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney gives us a glimpse.

Rushing for Gold at the SF Fall Antiques Show, 2014 | SFLUXE 22

Rushing for Gold at the SF Fall Antiques Show, 2014

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.

Opening Reception for Keith Haring: The Political Line | SFLUXE 19

Opening Reception for Keith Haring: The Political Line

The US premiere of “Keith Haring: The Political Line” was recently held at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. The Political Line features more than 130 works of art including large scale paintings, sculptures, and a number of the artist’s subway drawings.

Vanity Fair Celebrates the Art of Fashion, at Neiman Marcus Union Square | SFLUXE 26

Vanity Fair Celebrates the Art of Fashion, at Neiman Marcus Union Square

Neiman Marcus Union Square and Vanity Fair recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of “The Art of Fashion,” with a fabulous brunch and fashion presentation.

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'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.

See How Nicky Hilton Celebrated the Launch of "365 Style" in San Francisco | SFLUXE 3

See How Nicky Hilton Celebrated the Launch of “365 Style” in San Francisco

Before flying to New York for the big Fashion Week debut at Barney’s of her new book, “365 Style,” Nicky Hilton recently visited San Francisco, where friends and fans got a special peak at it the very day it was released by her publishers.

A Private Showing of de Grisogono at Battery | SFLUXE

A Private Showing of de Grisogono at Battery

De Grisogono, the luxury jeweler headquartered in Geneva, recently hosted a cocktail party at Battery’s stunning penthouse in honor of Dede Wilsey and the Fine Arts Museums.

Rona Pfeiffer Collection Shown at Curve | SFLUXE

Rona Pfeiffer Collection Shown at Curve

Nevena Borissova recently hosted a showing of the gorgeous new Rona Pfeiffer jewelry collection at her Pacific Heights boutique, Curve. Michelle Pfeiffer, Vanessa Getty, Lauren Goodman and others were among the guests.

25 Phenomenal Looks From SF Ballet Gala 2014 | SFLUXE 22

25 Phenomenal Looks From SF Ballet Gala 2014

“Phenomenal” was theme for the 2014 San Francisco Ballet’s Opening Night Gala, but also describes the looks put together by gala guests.

With gala chair Tanya Powell starting the evening in an elegant Vera Wang ball gown and ending in a short runway-worthy Dolce & Gabbana, there was a full gamut of looks.

One saw understated elegance with Yurie Pascarella in Andrew Gn and Mary Beth Shimmon in Chanel; a full flowering of colors, shapes and textures from Deepa Pakianathan, Paula Carano, Sonya Molodetskaya, Elizabeth Fullerton and Komal Shah; and striking black dresses on Karen Caldwell, Azadeh Riaz, Stephanie Southerland, Stephanie Ejabat, and SF Ballet’s Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey.

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.

Glassybaby's Event for UCSF | SFLUXE

Glassybaby’s Event for UCSF

Lee Rhodes, Leslie Podell, Amanda Michael and Melissa Barber recently hosted an event at the wonderful new glassybaby store at 3665 Sacramento Street in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights in honor of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.

Gucci Equestrian Collection Shown in SF | SFLUXE

Gucci Equestrian Collection Shown in SF

Gucci recently presented the new Equestrian Collection, part of the Cruise 2013 collection, at a private luncheon in the San Francisco store, hosted by Sloan Barnett.

Gucci Introduces the 1953 Made To Order Collection in SF | SFLUXE

Gucci Introduces the 1953 Made To Order Collection in SF

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.