Karen Kubin

An Evening on the Stage 2018

A Celebration of John and Cynthia Fry Gunn

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.

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Riccardo Benavides, Heide Betz, Tiffany Wang, Joel Goodrich

A Welcoming Party for Saks Fifth Avenue’s Anna Chung

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.

Carolina Herrera at Neiman Marcus

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!

In Black and White: 25 Gala Looks We Love This Month | SFLUXE 20

In Black and White: 25 Gala Looks We Love This Month

From the SF Symphony and SF Opera opening night galas, 25 striking looks in black and white.

De Grisogono's Stones Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat | SFLUXE 14

De Grisogono’s Stones Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat

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.

A Summer Luncheon at Lake Tahoe with Saks and Oscar de la Renta | SFLUXE 1

A Summer Luncheon at Lake Tahoe with Saks and Oscar de la Renta

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.

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.

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.

The Dom Perignon Dinner at Neiman Marcus | SFLUXE

The Dom Perignon Dinner at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus recently held an intimate dinner to celebrate three Dom Pérignon vintages at its Rotunda Restaurant in San Francisco.

The Fanfare Luncheon | SFLUXE 2

The Fanfare Luncheon

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.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013 | SFLUXE

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013

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.

Thomas Hampson Honored by SF Conservatory of Music | SFLUXE

Thomas Hampson Honored by SF Conservatory of Music

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.

SF Conservatory of Music’s Fanfare Luncheon

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.

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.