Tis the Season, San Francisco!

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In speaking recently with Sobia Shaikh, one of the co-chairs (along with Stephanie Tuttle) for the San Francisco Opera Guild’s holiday celebration, ‘Tis the Season, we found out there is still an opportunity to purchase tickets, if people act quickly.

The December 2nd, 2008, event, held at Alexandra’s at the top of the Westin St. Francis, is going to be a truly glamorous and fun way to kickoff the holiday season. And with views over a sparkling Union Square, there is hardly a more festive location for it!

Food for the evening is from the best restaurants in the city — Masa’s, Michael Mina, Quince, Aqua, Farina — to name a few. And Sobia tells us “The DJ, Jayme Thaler of Sheep & Wolf, is flying in from New York for the evening!”

Aside from just having a good time, participation in the event ensures that the San Francisco Opera Guild will continue their tradition of introducing children to the beauty and excitement of opera through educational outreach programs. A portion of the proceeds from Tis the Season will fund performances at various health, youth and senior agencies during the month of December.

Thanks to Sobia, and the San Francisco Opera Guild, we are now able to extend an invitation to this special event to SFLuxe.com readers. We hope you can make it!!

TICKETS: Call (415) 565-3204 for ticket information
PRICE: $150 and up. Names will be held at the door.

WHAT: ‘Tis the Season 2008
WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 6:30 pm
WHERE: Westin St. Francis, San Francisco
FEATURING: Wine Cocktails Hors d’oeuvres
MUSIC: New York DJ Jayme Thaler of Sheep & Wolf
AUCTION: Live and Silent Auctions. Auctioneer courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields

STAR CHEFS
Laurent Manrique
Michael Mina

CO-CHAIRMEN
Sobia A. Shaikh
Stephanie Tuttle

HONORARY COMMITTEE
Sloan and Roger Barnett
Susan Solinsky Duryea and Paul Duryea
Angelique and Troy Griepp
Katrina and Tim Harmon

COMMITTEE
Cheryl Baxter Carol Benz Katie Budge Mary Corroon Ena Cratsenburg Wynne Doyle Lynne Edminster Linle Froeb Ann Girard Diana Kissil Marybeth La Motte Patricia Ferrin Loucks George Lucas Maggie Mack Charlot Malin Kristen Martin Teresa Medearis Dee Dee Nollenberger Mary Poland Heather Rodriguez Deborah Lederer Sagues Cynthia Schreuder Mai Shiver Marilyn Timoney Barbara Walkowski Beatrice Wood Virginia Cartwright Ziegler Carla Zuber

EVENT SPONSOR: The Westin St. Francis
AIRLINE SPONSOR: United
SPIRIT SPONSOR: Grey Goose
MEDIA SPONSOR: Nob Hill Gazette
WEB MEDIA SPONSOR: RedCarpetSF.com
INVITATION SPONSOR: The Desk Set
MERCHANT SPONSOR: American Express
DECOR SPONSOR: Blueprint Studios
HORS D’OEUVRE SPONSORS: Farina, Joe DiMaggio’s Italian Chophouse, Aqua’s, Masa’s, Quince Restaurant, Michael Mina
DESERT SPONSORS: Tommye Cakes, Sees Candies

AUCTION DONORS
Amani Limousine Service
Anthem
Ralph & Cheryl Baxter
Carrots
Cavallo Point, the lodge at the golden gate
Clos Mimi
Coltrane Conue Couture
DR Stephens
Dylan
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
Erica Hunt
Eric Schumacher Photography
Four Seasons George V, Paris
Gymboree
Hotel Gansevoort
Il Fornaio
Ingrid & Isabel
Jason Armenta Make-up
Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography
Klein Constantia
Landmark Vineyards
Les Mars Hotel
Lsalon & color group
Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley
Mamacita
My Chef Lisa
Patronik Designs
Peter Olivetti Photography
Plantation
Quince
Rancho La Puerta
Ravenswood Winery
Relish Culinary Adventures
Rocks with Soul
Rubicon
San Francisco Opera
The Great Dicken’s Christmas Fair
Cynthia Schreuder
Ryan Scott
S.King Collection
Solage Calistoga
Something about Baby
Spa Radiance
Spruce
Style Studio
Sublime Salon
Sue Fisher King Co.
Taj Boston
Thalia Jewelry
The Elephant Walk Restaurant Group Inc.
The Red Chair Salon
Twiga
United Airlines
Beatrice Wood
Wynne Alex