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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.
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 at Neiman Marcus Palo Alto

Oscar de la Renta in the City and Valley

Saks Fifth Avenue, Komal Shah and Barbara Brown hosted a lunch and welcome celebration for Peter Copping, creative director for Oscar de la Renta, at Saks Fifth Avenue on May 21, 2015. Some 50 guests enjoyed a private viewing of Copping’s first ready-to-wear
AcademyofArtFashionShow2015

Academy of Art University Graduation Fashion Show 2015

39 student designers presented their final collections at the annual Academy of Art University Graduation Fashion Show on May 14, 2015, in San Francisco. The show included 21 collaborative menswear and womenswear collections created by students who studied fashion design, knitwear design,
Performance by Snoop Dogg

Tipping Point 2015

Tipping Point Community raised an unprecedented $14 million to fight poverty in the Bay Area at its 9th annual event on April 30, 2015. Held at Pier 70 in San Francisco, the evening featured performances from Snoop Dogg, Girl Talk, Judith Hill
A San Francisco Ballet School student in Tomasson’s Bartók Divertimento
© Erik Tomasson

SF Ballet Student Showcase 2015

San Francisco Ballet’s annual Student Showcase celebrated SF Ballet School’s exceptional students and its internationally recognized curriculum with three performances at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, May 20-22, 2015. Audiences watched the next generation of ballet professionals and, at the same
Freddy Clarke with musicians from Wobbly World, Margaret Mitchell and Dr. Patrick Bitter

Epi Center MedSpa Anniversary and Replete Skincare Launch

More than a thousand friends, clients and supporters visited the Epi Center MedSpa in San Francisco to toast its longevity, and to celebrate Elisabeth Thieriot and the launch of her Replete Skincare line. Watch the video: People in this video: Marybeth
DJ Lana Adair at the Maison Martin Margiela opening in San Francisco

Martin Margiela in San Francisco

John Galliano‘s work for the Martin Margiela label is on display in San Francisco in a historic Frank Lloyd Wright building, Maison Margiela at 134 Maiden Lane. Interiors designed by the Margiela team for the two-story, 2,900 square foot space are in typical Margiela surrealist style. Optical illusions, or trompe
By Bay Area Makeup Artist Christina Flach

Pretty Girl at BottleRock Napa Valley

Pretty Girl Makeup, founded by Bay Area makeup artist Christina Flach, and known for its high quality, addictive and seductive lip gloss, is sponsoring the Sarah and Vinnie Secret Show for Alice Radio 97.3 at BottleRock in Napa Valley, May 29
Vasily Vein Spring Florals 2015

Vasily Vein Spring Floral Collection

Bay Area based fashion designer Vasily Vein presented 14 new spring floral looks at Mishin Fine Arts gallery on May 1, 2015. Some 100 local clients, friends and supporters gathered to view the collection, which was dedicated to and inspired by Audrey Hepburn. Vein
Her Dressing Room by Heather Hilliard Design (Photos by Michele Lee Willson)

Meet the Designers for San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015

A historic Julia Morgan property at 3630 Jackson Street is home to the 38th annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase, open to the public through May 25, 2015. Originally built for $20,000 in 1917 for Abraham Rosenberg, “The Dried Fruit King”, and his