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San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Theme and Variations.
(Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson)

A Provocative Opening Night

A Provocative Opening Night — San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson opened the company’s 83rd repertory season with the theme of Provocative. The opening night gala on January 21, 2016, featured excerpts from 12 classical and contemporary works onstage at the War Memorial Opera
21Pop at FOG Design+Art

21POP at FOG Design+Art

21POP, the annual art installation for FOG Design+Art by event designer Stanlee Gatti, provided a black and white focal point at the entrance to the show at Fort Mason, January 13-16, 2016. This year Gatti’s 21Pop concept, dedicated to “craft by hand,” celebrated the art and
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lyndon Johnson 2 by Yoichi Okamoto - Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Inspiration from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968), lives through his words and actions on behalf of black, poor and oppressed people in the United States. Arrested and jailed 29 times in his life, he responded on religious, legal, political and
Top Five Events Q4 2015

Top Five Events Q4 2015

Top Five Events Q4 2015 — What defines a great party? A unique experience. The connections you make with the people there. The vibe, music and entertainment. The venue. The food and beverage. The reason. With the best and most worthwhile parties
Luxury Daily Women to Watch 2016

Luxury Daily Women to Watch 2016

  Luxury Daily Women to Watch 2016 — In marketing and fashion I am always on the lookout for women at the top. I want to know who is doing what, the next big thing and the latest trends in the ever-changing
Renel Brooks-Moon

Red Carpet Review Q4 2015

Red Carpet Review Q4 2015: It is January 11, 2016, and already a lot has happened this year: David Bowie died yesterday, El Chapo was captured after meeting with Sean Penn, the Powerball jackpot is a record breaking $1.4 billion and the
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2015; Oxford Street façade, with 1939 Art Deco administrative building at left and new stainless steel–clad structure at right

The New Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The visual arts center for the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), will open its new building to the public with a free all day open house on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The new building designer, Diller Scofidio
Performance by Snoop Dogg

Top Five Events Q3 2015

Based on the crowd, the fashions, the venue, entertainment and decor, Marybeth La Motte ranked the top five red carpet-style events in the Bay Area from the second and third quarters, April through September, 2015 (in chronological order): 1. Tipping Point Gala on April 30th
Zoe Bikini on the Red Carpet

Zoe Bikini on the Red Carpet

It was cold outside but it got hot inside when models in bathing suits from Zoe Bikini walked the runway, atop the Westin St. Francis Hotel. The fashion show, created and choreographed by Charleston Pierce, was a benefit for the Fashion Your Mind Organization.
Restalyne Silk by Cheryl Pierce, RN, MSN, of Ageless Beauty Skin Clinic in San Francisco

Lips Without Lines

In case you haven’t heard, Restylane Silk was recently approved for release in the United States! It is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth in patients over
Schuyler Hudak with young girls from the Masai tribe in Mara, one of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves, in Kenya. These girls were saved from female genital mutilation (FGM). All  women of the Masai tribe are expected to be 'cut'. Many are 'cut' at the age of 10, and married off at age 11 to men who are significantly older. Workers are trying to end FGM, educate the girls, and help them build a better life for themselves and their families. When the girls met Hudak, they wanted to pet her "lion mane"

Red Carpet Review Q3 2015

Red Carpet Bay Area highlights from July, August and September 2015: July We spotlighted haute couture gowns from Alexis Mabille, a designer who, at age 37, presented his 10th anniversary collection at the Paris Haute Couture We watched Théâtre d’Elsa, the first Schiaparelli Haute Couture collection orchestrated
FRONT:  Sarah Jackmauh, Paige Silverman, Elizabeth Grayson, Jennifer Reynolds, Kate Harris, Hailey Cusack, Lily Ostler  SECOND: Brooke Raabe, Curry Fisher, Hannah Baylis, Rachael Maier, Katarina Churich, Mary Grinnell, Allaire Kruse, Camille Rich, Solange Soward  THIRD:  Julia Chenette, Madeleine Lamm, Sarah Scannell, Kendall Finnegan, Diana Silverstri, Paloma Palmer, Connolly Stegerwald, Lindsey Weber

Red Carpet Bay Area Review Q2 2015

#LoveWins — the Supreme Court ruled that gay and lesbian couples can marry! The Bay Area celebrated that victory, the law that brought access to medical aid in dying for 38 million citizens of California, and so much more. On our red carpet style radar