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Marisa Wachaorst, Alli Murdoff, Cara Klein

Lights, Camera, Healing!

Lights, Camera, Healing! Baykids Studios third annual benefit luncheon featured three courageous filmmakers and 21 tables inspired by Hollywood movies. Co-chairs Suzy Lester and Alison Caron organized the Hollywood-style party on behalf of Women in Motion, Baykids’ auxiliary that supports its mission to empower children facing medical challenges.
Artist Pia Myrvold

Introducing B.A.D. Space Gallery

B.A.D. Space Gallery by Breanna de Geere will open in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood with a cocktail reception on April 28, 2016. The inaugural exhibition, Pia Myrvold‘s (“MYrvoLD”) HYBRID LOVE, merges three collections from the artist, curated by de Geere: ARCHIVE — comprised of twenty
Nancy Kukacka, photographed by Drew Altizer

Nancy Kukacka Leads the Pack in Fashion and Finance

  Red Carpet Bay Area’s Top Women of Style list includes Nancy Kukacka (pronounced Koo-kotch-ka), or simply “Nan” to her friends. Nan is the founder and chief investment officer of Avalon Global Asset Management, an institutional financial management company. Each time I spot her
Max Hollein

Max Hollein will lead the Fine Arts Museums

Max Hollein, currently director of Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle, is the new director of Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, effective June 1, 2016. Hollein is one of the key figures in the European art world, leading three of the most important and innovative
Paola Rainieri, Francesca Raineri, Mary Beth Shimmon and Katie Traina

Oscar de la Renta: The Gala Dinner

Dede Wilsey, President of Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, met Oscar de la Renta in 1963, when he was the head designer for Elizabeth Arden in New York. A lifelong friendship and client relationship was born. In 1995, she asked her friend
Paula Carano in a gown by Oscar de la Renta, also featured in Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective at the de Young Museum, San Francisco

Oscar de la Renta: Would Annette Wear It?

Arguably, the most special gowns in Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective at the de Young Museum through May 30, 2016, are those that belonged to Annette de la Renta. Annette’s gowns and evening ensembles were the only pieces Oscar de la Renta
Melissa Hung, Nicole Zatarain Rivera and First Lady Michelle Obama

First Draft to First Lady

Red Carpet Bay Area went from San Francisco to the East Bay, all the way to the White House with Nicole Zatarain Rivera and Writerscorp: Behind the scenes:   First Draft to First Lady Features: Janice Mabry, Nicole Zatarain Rivera, Keneoue
Clare, played by Gabriella Tollman, comes unhinged after losing her infant son in Somebody's Mother

Somebody’s Mother

When Gabriela Tollman lost her son Charlie just 11 days after his birth, as a way to help process her grief she collaborated with her sister Evelyne Tollman on a film. The sisters explored the themes of loss in Somebody’s Mother. The Tollman sisters in life also play sisters
San Mateo County, Alameda County and Santa Clara County ranked 1-2-3 in the top five most “profitable” housing markets in America

Three of the Most Profitable Housing Markets in America

It is likely surprising to very few that Bay Area housing is a lot more pricey than real estate elsewhere in the country. But at the same time, an argument can be made that it is also one of the best long-term
The Gratitude Diaries by Janice Kaplan

The Gratitude Gap

It is exciting to live a life on the edge with no boundaries from time-to-time; there is something cheap, but also thrilling about going against the order of life. But what about that kick you get from giving thanks to others,
M2057 by Maria Pinto, Spring 2016

Maria Pinto and San Francisco

Thank you to everyone who came out to meet Chicago-based fashion designer Maria Pinto in San Francisco. Together we welcomed and supported a talented woman who not only dresses the First Lady, but also had a bright idea to launch her company via Kickstarter. Maria
Photo by Bari Lee of Amy Marie Briones as Myrtha and Silicon Valley Ballet in Alicia Alonso's Giselle

Why Do Some Nonprofits Fail While Others Thrive?

How can the wealthiest region in the world not have enough money to support the arts? That is a question on many lips after Silicon Valley Ballet (SVB) closed last month, the same fate as San Jose Repertory Theatre in 2014. The SVB closure impacts some 32