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Michael Tilson Thomas

MTT@70 Birthday Bash

Michael Tilson Thomas reached his platinum birthday — 70 — and San Francisco Symphony celebrated with a special concert and dinner on January 15, 2015. Some 350 guests who entered Davies Symphony Hall at the Grove Street lobby were directed to a small room, past a
Cute Couples at Encore! 2015

Cute Couples at ENCORE!’s Opening Night Party

Red Carpet Bay Area hosted a “Cutest Couple at the ENCORE! Opening Night Party” contest on our Facebook page. San Francisco Ballet’s ENCORE! group creates social and educational events centered around the ballet for young Bay Area men and women. The couple
Jessica Craig-Martin, An Embarrassment of Riches, 2014, Winston Wachter Fine Art

FOG Design+Art Year Two

The preview gala for the second FOG Design+Art, an art fair featuring 20th century and contemporary design and a benefit for SFMOMA, attracted some 1,000 supporters and 37 exhibitors to Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion on January 14, 2015. Event chairs Douglas
Oscar de la Renta gowns in San Francisco on Ann Girard, Marsha Goldman and Paula Carano

Reviewing a Winning Q4 2014

If September was the official start of San Francisco’s social season, October was the sprint. The first month in the final quarter of 2014 ended with an eighth World Series win for the San Francisco Giants! Red Carpet Bay Area started the month with lunch and a
Textured sterling silver and black rhodium plated bracelet

Silver and Gold for a Stylish Valentine

Go ahead, mix your metals, though only those of good quality. Marybeth La Motte recommends handcrafted gold, silver and rhodium links by her own Valentine, Richard La Motte. Order soon for custom mixing and sizing; prices for this limited collection from $100.  
Katie Holmes at Golden Globes 2015

Red Carpet Favorites from the Golden Globes 2015

Red Carpet Bay Area is always on the lookout for new hairstyles, fresh makeup ideas and fabulous gowns worn with the right jewelry. Watching the Golden Globes and ogling at the glamour onscreen is our idea of a well spent Sunday night.  The 72nd Annual
Alain Azan, Glenn McCoy

San Francisco Ballet Salutes Benefactors

San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary and Layne Gray hosted a reception honoring Grand Benefactors and Benefactors of Infinite Romance, San Francisco Ballet’s 2015 opening night gala. Some 80 supporters attended the event on January 8, 2015, at Gray’s penthouse on Russian Hill. On Thursday, January 22nd,
Jeannie Mai

Vietnamese American: The Next Generation

Vietnamese American: The Next Generation, was the theme for a benefit event and masquerade gala at Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley on December 13, 2014. Event co-chairs Rosalina Lydster and Angie Elconin raised $200,000 for Vietnamese American Armed Forces Association scholarships for
The Links Cotillion Ball 2014

The Links Cotillion Ball

The Oakland Bay Area Chapter of The Links, Inc., a group of women dedicated to philanthropy and volunteerism, held its 58th Annual Cotillion Ball on December 20, 2014, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel.  The Links presented 17 debutantes with 18 escorts
Jillian Manus

Red Carpet Bay Area Review Q3 2014

Red Carpet Bay Area Highlights, July – September 2014: July is usually foggy and chilly in San Francisco and there are few red carpet-style events. We used the down time to update our website, as the technology had not been upgraded since 2008. A heartfelt
Sutton Fanlo, Mackenzie Erdman

Red Carpet Bay Area Review Q2 2014

Red Carpet Bay Area Highlights, April 2014 – June 2014: In April, we covered the Red Cross Ball, met the new San Francisco Conservatory of Music President David H. Stull, checked out the latest in red carpet attire at SFMOMA’s Modern Ball, watched
Komal Shah in a gown by Dennis Basso at San Francisco Ballet Gala, January 2014

San Francisco Style Review Q1 2014

Red Carpet Bay Area’s review of San Francisco style and events in the first quarter of 2014, and some of Marybeth La Motte‘s favorite looks and moments. Red Carpet Bay Area, January 2014 – March 2014: In January, we celebrated Gordon Getty‘s