Patricia Ferrin Loucks
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 Union Square and Vanity Fair recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of “The Art of Fashion,” with a fabulous brunch and fashion presentation.
“Phenomenal” was theme for the 2014 San Francisco Balletâ€™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.
Mid-Winter Gala Co-Chairs Vanessa Getty, Trevor Traina, Kathryn Lasater, and Allison Speer recently hosted a cocktail reception at the new Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at 236 Post Street in San Francisco to kick off the gala and celebrate the opening of the boutique.
Phenomenal! That’s the theme for the 2014 San Francisco Ballet’s Opening Night Gala, but could also describe the Pacific Heights residence of Isha and Asim Abdullah, which was the location for a recent event honoring the Benefactors and Grand Benefactors of the Ballet.
Guests at the Abdullahs’ included ballet lovers such as Barbara Brown, Mary Beth Shimmon, Carolyn Chandler, Mario Diaz, Robin Collins, and Norman and Norah Stone, among others.
More than 500 people, who together had already committed more than $1.3 million to Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, attended the organization’s biennial “Wishes for Wellness” fundraiser in the fall.