Artist David Downton recently joined Ken Fulk at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society to welcome sexual anthropologist and provocateur, Betony Vernon, to San Francisco.
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.
Neiman Marcus Union Square recently transformed their penthouse space to give it the feeling of a 1930s nightclub in honor of Libertine founder and creative director, Johnson Hartig.
Sharon Stone and Joe Jonas hosted a fundraiser in Tiburon for 10,000 Degrees, and raised over $280,000!
The Shanti Project celebrated its 39th anniversary with their annual gala highlighting “Compassion Is Universal” by honoring the courage of its clients, the devotion of its volunteers, and the generosity of its supporters. Former Shanti client and now a member of the Democratic County Central Committee Matt Dorsey received the James C. Hormel Client Community Spirit Award and long-time volunteer Jill Isenstadt the Margot Murphy Breast Cancer Inspiration Award.
Barbara Klein and Joel Goodrich recently hosted a small luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel’s elegant Laurel Court Restaurant for I. Dolly Lenz, the Vice Chairman of Douglas Elliman in New York.
Bloomingdale’s San Francisco recently showcased its new menswear collections at a lively cocktail party held in support of REAF, the Richmond Ermet Aids Foundation.
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.
Ken Fulk recently opened his new retail shop, Peep Show, with the usual pomp and circumstance we all have come to expect of him.
Viroxoty Studios recently paired up with Neiman Marcus in San Francisco to celebrate the fun of fashion at the store’s special Fashion Rules! party.
Soma ShowRise raises over $10,000 for the San Francisco Lighthouse. The interior design event was hosted by Sophie Azouaou, Beth Schnitzer and Eileen Blum Bourgade.
Maitri recently held its 23rd Annual Gala and Auction fundraiser “BLISS 2010” at the Golden Gate Club. To celebrate Carmen Marc Valvo’s involvement in the fundraiser with Sandra Bernhard, Joel Goodrich hosted a lunch in his honor at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco.
Karen Tamblyn attended George Chakra’s runway show for Fall 2010 in New York, and returned with this report.
Much of San Francisco’s design community came out recently for the book launch at Gump’s of “Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor,” by Margaret Russell.
Over 100 guests attended our party at Le Club to launch ResideSF.com, an event which coincided with the 10-year anniversary of Design Editor Claudia Juestel’s firm, Adeeni Design Group.
The Four Seasons Hotel recently hosted the 10th annual San Francisco Gala of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and Donna Sachet was there to report back to us.