Melissa Barber

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.

Mid Winter Gala 2014 | SFLUXE 62

Mid Winter Gala 2014

Salvatore Ferragamo co-hosted this years Mid Winter Gala in San Francisco, with Trevor Traina, Vanessa Getty, Kathryn Lasater, and Allison Speer. Guests included Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Dita von Teese, Balthazar Getty, Camilla Belle, Jessica Hart, Derek Blasberg, John Gidding, Lauren Remington Platt, Liz Goldwyn, Libby Leffler, Douglas Friedman, David Sacks, Jacqueline Sacks, Devon Aoki, Gary Friedman, among others.

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.

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.

Party for the Parks, 2013 | SFLUXE

Party for the Parks, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of attending one of San Francisco’s most important fall-time fundraisers, the “Party for the Parks,” hosted by the San Francisco Parks Alliance.

Mid Winter Gala 2013 | SFLUXE

Mid Winter Gala 2013

The Mid Winter Gala for 2013 honored the exhibit, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” with a chic winter wonderland that raised over $400k. Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty, Dick Costolo, Stephan Jenkins, Connie Nielsen, Lori Levine, Evgenia Peretz, Jeremy Stoppelman, Trevor Traina, Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater were among the 380 who attended.

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.

Cavalier Celebrates Opening with Alexandra von Furstenberg and other VIPs | SFLUXE

Cavalier Celebrates Opening with Alexandra von Furstenberg and other VIPs

Designers Alexandra Von Furstenberg and Lee Brooks recently made an appearance at the new Cavalier boutique in San Francisco.

Mid Winter Gala 2012: Chanel and the Cult of Beauty | SFLUXE

Mid Winter Gala 2012: Chanel and the Cult of Beauty

Now in its 8th year, the 2012 Mid-Winter Gala had the support of Chanel as Marquee Sponsor for the first time ever, and one could sense the elegant Chanel touch throughout the evening.

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.

Ken Fulk's Peep Show Revealed | SFLUXE

Ken Fulk’s Peep Show Revealed

Ken Fulk recently opened his new retail shop, Peep Show, with the usual pomp and circumstance we all have come to expect of him.

Inside The Mid-Winter Gala 2011

The 2011 Mid-Winter Gala raised approximately $400,000 for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

San Francisco Ballet Gala, 2011 | SFLUXE 1

San Francisco Ballet Gala, 2011

San Francisco Ballet, America’s oldest professional ballet company, has an illustrious history of “firsts,” including the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, and 2011 continues the tradition!

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.

Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit

More than 350 guests from across the Bay Area recently gathered at the Herbst International Exhibition Hall in the Presidio to enjoy fine food and libations and bid on museum-quality contemporary art in support of the Headlands Center for the Arts.