Helen Hilton Raiser

The Tony Bennett Benefit Dinner and Concert

The legendary crooner Tony Bennet performed ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ publicly for the first time at the (almost) equally legendary Venetian Room stage at Fairmont San Francisco in 1961.

A Day of Art and Inspiration at Stonescape

Norah and Norman Stone recently opened the doors to The Art Cave at their Calistoga estate, Stonescape, exhibiting pieces from their extensive, world-class art collection, during an all-day event for friends, family, and art connoisseurs.

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

artMRKT 2013 | SFLUXE 1

artMRKT 2013

The 2013 showing of artMRKT in San Francisco opened to a staggering 6,000 guests in May, and had to turn away 500, raising approximately $30,000 for artMRKT beneficiary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s New Acquisition Fund.

Following the presentation of the 2013 ArtCare Award for Excellence in Civic Arts Patronage awarded to Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey, on behalf of the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Art Dealers Association, the Opening Night Preview Benefit provided guests with first access to the artwork, elegant catering (including specialty cocktails courtesy of Diageo), as well as a fantastic performance by the SF Jazz High School All-Stars Combo.

Among numerous Opening Night sales, Brian Gross Fine Art sold a major Robert Arneson self-portrait bronze for $200,000, and Alex Meyerovich Gallery reported the sale of a David Hockney lithograph for $65,000.

For more information, visit http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf / www.art-mrkt.com/sf

Heroes and Hearts in San Francisco, 2013

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation recently held its eighth annual “Heroes & Hearts” awards luncheon.

Citizenville Party at the Gettys | SFLUXE

Citizenville Party at the Gettys

On February 7, 2013 guests gathered to celebrate the release of Gavin Newsom’s book “Citizenville” at a reception hosted by lifelong friends Gordon Getty and Ann Getty.

Ship Ahoi at the 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show | SFLUXE

Ship Ahoi at the 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

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.

Symphony Gala Patrons Celebration | SFLUXE

Symphony Gala Patrons Celebration

Lisa and Doug Goldman recently hosted a small gathering for San Francisco Symphony patrons in anticipation of the 2012 Symphony opening gala.

Go To The Ball With Armani | SFLUXE

Go To The Ball With Armani

Giorgio Armani recently held a cocktail party at their Post Street store in honor of the 2012 Modern Ball Committee. On hand were Modern Ball Chair Dolly Chammas and several SFMOMA trustees and supporters.

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show's 30th Anniversary | SFLUXE 2

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show’s 30th Anniversary

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show celebrated its 30th annual event with a most appropriate theme “Hidden Treasures” inspired by the traditional 30th anniversary gift, the pearl.

SF20/21: Reaching into the 21st Century | SFLUXE 2

SF20/21: Reaching into the 21st Century

Only in its forth year, SF20/21, held at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, has had a big impact on the modern design scene, and it has continued to grow its repertoire. Claudia Juestel attended the recent 2011 show, and reported back on what she found.

Jingle & Mingle 2010 | SFLUXE 2

Jingle & Mingle 2010

Children of Shelters recently hosted its annual holiday event, Jingle & Mingle, at The Presidio Officers’ Club in San Francisco to raise money for children living in shelters.

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show 2010 | SFLUXE

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show 2010

There are certain things one never gets tired of; and being surrounded by some of the most exquisite antiques is one of those things. The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is the place for just that.

New Works Gala | SFLUXE 2

New Works Gala

There are only a few days left to enjoy the San Francisco Ballet’s “New Works…