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How to be a San Francisco Debutante

Who does not want to be a debutante in San Francisco? That one’s easy. The real questions is how does one become a debutante in San Francisco? Hint: it takes more than money and a white dress (although those items are
Fashion model Lis Van Velthoven

Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Honors 15 Women

Fashion designer Alexis Mabille, 37, celebrated the 10th anniversary of his namesake label and unveiled his haute couture fall 2015 and winter 2016 collection on July 8, 2015 at the Palais Garnier in Paris. Rather than a runway show, Mabille chose
1931 duPont Model H Merrimac Sport Phaeton

The duPont Family Prepares for Pebble Beach

Automobile enthusiasts, American history buffs, the duPont family and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance attendees know there is only one duPont Model H Sport Phaeton in existence. It belongs to Richard “Dicky” Riegel III and his son Richard, members of the duPont family.
Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall 2015-16

Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015-16

Théâtre d’Elsa, the first Schiaparelli Haute Couture collection orchestrated by its new design director Bertrand Guyon, debuted at 21 Place Vendôme in Paris on July 6, 2015. Schiaparelli ambassador Farida Khelfa welcomed fashion royalty Daphné Guinness, Inès de la Fressange, actresses
Red Carpet Bay Area's Top Women of Style: Sarah Somberg

Women of Style: Sarah Somberg

We first noticed Sarah Somberg in a feathered ensemble by Erdem at the designer’s fashion show and benefit for San Francisco Opera Guild in April 2015. An admiration of and near obsession with her style ensued. Somberg heads up digital marketing, social media and research
View of Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Maggie Daley Playground at Millennium Park

Summer in The Second City

Frank Sinatra and I call it My Kind of Town, Robert Johnson knew it as Sweet Home Chicago and I hear Kanye West refers to it as Chi-city. Whatever you call Chicago, in my view it is chic –exciting nightspots and sophisticated restaurants are in
Nicky Miller and Ashton La Motte at Waterworld in Concord, California

Waterworld is a Paradise for 10-Year-Olds

Waterworld, a water park for kids of all ages, and a vacation paradise to my 10-year-old, is located just 25 miles east of San Francisco in Concord, California. Waterworld is open only during the summer months. The website proclaims: Many rides at
Joe Cirincione, General James Cartwright, Barbara Slavin

Ploughshares Fund Works to Retire the Bomb

Since 1981, Ploughshares Fund, founded by the late American Civil Rights advocate and artist Sally Lilienthal, has led and invested in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world’s nuclear threats, and to promote stability in regions of conflict. Its annual
Nishika de Rosairo

Have you met Nishika de Rosairo?

San Francisco based fashion designer and business consultant Nishika de Rosairo has lived on four continents, has three business degrees and is a serious Latin dancer. Her company, dE ROSAIRO, blends her passion for design, competence in business and penchant for entrepreneurship. The dE ROSAIRO
Rahela Abbas and Kim Tramel

Parca Auxiliary’s Japanese Garden Party

Parca Auxiliary’s Japanese Garden Party at the Hillsborough home of Cathy and Blake Krikorian raised over $160,000 for Parca on May 13, 2015. Some 350 supporters attended the event, a live auction, luncheon and fashion show that featured looks from San Mateo-based designer and Project Runway finalist Alexandria von
Roberta Economidis

Adventures in Music Celebration

San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music program was celebrated at a festive benefit event chaired by Roberta Economidis on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Some 300 Bay Area philanthropists joined the San Francisco League of the San Francisco Symphony for cocktails, dinner and musical
San Francisco is the nation's fastest selling housing market

San Francisco Bay Area is Nation’s Fastest Selling Housing Market

San Francisco Bay Area house hunters who have been pounding the pavement to get into a home probably won’t be surprised by this news: Bay Area properties are selling faster than anywhere else in the U.S., according to a recent study by Trulia.