The San Francisco Opera Guild recently honored Bay Area philanthropists John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn at the sixth annual “An Evening on the Stage,” one of the highlights of the fall social season.
Barbara Brown and J. Riccardo Benavides recently hosted a welcome reception in honor of Anna Chung, the new general manager for Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco.
Neiman Marcus recently hosted an elegant runway show of Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2017 collection in the couture section of its Union Square store. So chic!
From the SF Symphony and SF Opera opening night galas, 25 striking looks in black and white.
De Grisogono’s Giovanni Mattera, with Karen Kubin, Charlot Malin, and Jane Mudge, recently celebrated the San Francisco Opera Ball with a rare presentation of the jeweler’s collection in San Francisco.
Saks Fifth Avenue and The League to Save Lake Tahoe recently presented its annual luncheon and fashion show featuring the Oscar de la Renta Resort Collection.
Neiman Marcus Union Square and Vanity Fair recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of “The Art of Fashion,” with a fabulous brunch and fashion presentation.
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.
Neiman Marcus recently held an intimate dinner to celebrate three Dom Pérignon vintages at its Rotunda Restaurant in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music recently celebrated the 11th annual Fanfare Luncheon. The event is held to thank members of the Conservatory Society for donations to its collegiate and pre-collegiate programs.
The home for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase was the “Herbst Manor” on 2800 Pacific Avenue, built in 1899 by English-born architect Ernest Coxhead. Design expert Claudia Juestel gives her highlights from the showcase.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music held its annual gala on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in honor of legendary baritone Thomas Hampson. “An Evening of Voice Honoring Thomas Hampson” featured performances by Hampson, who shared the stage with Conservatory student singers and faculty. The most important fundraising and outreach event of the year, the gala took in $300,000 for the Conservatory’s educational programs.
Gala co-chairs Teresa Medearis and Trustee Barbara Walkowski pronounced the evening a “resounding success in every way” for the 250 guests in attendance. And the event’s co-chairs were suitably decked in regal attire for the occasion: Walkowski in a silk chiffon Carolina Herrera gown in vibrant red, and Medearis donned in emerald green taffeta by Monique Lhuillier. Trustee Deepa Pakianathan displayed her signature style in a black and white dress by Rubin Singer, one of Beyonce’s favorite designers.
Catering for the event was provided by McCall’s, Catering and Events and decor by Blueprint Studios. Wells Fargo was the official corporate Patron, with corporate sponsorships provided by Asset Management Company, Bank of America and CM Capital Advisors.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music recently celebrated its 10th annual Fanfare Luncheon, held to thank supporters of the Conservatory Society for donations to its collegiate program.
Each year, the event recognizes an outstanding Conservatory alumnus/a of international reputation, who returns to the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall to perform for donors whose generosity helps launch student careers.
This year’s guest of honor was noted soprano Marnie Breckenridge, (’96) known for her appearances with San Francisco Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival.
Lisa and Doug Goldman recently hosted a small gathering for San Francisco Symphony patrons in anticipation of the 2012 Symphony opening gala.