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SF Symphony’s Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration

SF SYMPHONY’S CHINESE NEW YEAR VIRTUAL CELEBRATION for the Year of the Ox took place on Saturday, February 20. The Symphony’s annual celebration of the Lunar New Year, now in its twenty-first…

Edible Schoolyards Holiday Party

CHEF ALICE WATERS, FOUNDER OF THE EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD Project, which teaches children the connection between farming and eating, and board member Henrik Jones celebrated the holidays by co-hosting their first-ever online salon/year-end…

Francisco Ballet’s Leap Into The New Year Virtual Benefit

FOR ITS 88TH SEASON OPENER, THE SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’Stheme, Leap Into The New Year, was marvelously prescient. With large gatherings banned for public safety during the pandemic, the event leaped, unrehearsed, into…

State Of Grace

Christine Suppes and Frederic Aranda spotlight the Golden State’s diversity and sublime beauty in their stunning new coffee table book, California Elegance PHOTOS BY FREDERIC ARANDA To say Christine Suppes knows something…

A Conversation With Elizabeth Welborn

Connecting Sustainable Fashion with Luxury and Purpose THINK OF SPRAWLING OPEN GRASSLANDS WHERE LIKEMINDED, friendly faces gather around one widespread table sharing purposeful conversation as generosity overflows. Think of a place where…

San Francisco Fashion Show To Support First Responders

FASHION TOOK TO ELLIS STREET IN NOVEMBER FOR THE CITY’S ONLY RUNWAY SHOW since March, organized by John Konstin of John’s Grill and fashionistas Farah Makras and Sonya Molodetskaya. It was a…

Life 2.0: Investing In Longevity

Five Takeaways for the Future RECENTLY, WE HAVE BEEN HEARING A LOT OF AGEIST references in the news about protecting “Grandpa” and “Grandma,” as if those two words fairly represented the entire…

Redefine Your 2021 Resolutions

This Year Create Inspiring and Achievable Goals NICKY, A 51-YEAR-OLD EVENTS PLANNER, CONTACTED ME to help her follow through on her goal of finding a great life partner. Nicky had had this…

Reach For the Stars, Then Kiss the Ground

Meet RJ Jain, Executive Producer of Kiss the Ground and Founder of Price.com When we think of Silicon Valley, it’s easy to conjure visions of self-serving founders whose goals are driven by…

Robin Baggett Auction Napa Valley

Thank You, Auction Napa Valley

A Toast to Nearly 40 Fabulous Years of Fundraising for the Community “Pausing our Auction due to the global pandemic allowed us time to reflect on all we have achieved and gave…

Julie Gordon White, The WELL for Women and Bossa Bars

By Erin Hunt Moore It’s said that entrepreneurs have a special kind of DNA. Surely, something extra is needed to face the steady stream of risks and maintain the creative and strategic energy…

San Francisco’s FASHION ICONOCLASTS

These eight trendsetters redefine style - BY BECCA HENSLEY Fashion flair? It won’t be found on a rack. A stellar sense of style comes from the inside and flows out with grace…

Dealing With Anger

Thoughtful steps to move into acceptance Anger.You Know The Feeling. Tight Chest, adrenaline rush, rapid heartbeat, uncontrolled thoughts. Dictionary.com defines anger as a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a…

Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards

A toast to resilience and a sparkling life   By Erin Hunt Moore Nestled into its own lush and picturesque pocket of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley called Green Valley, Iron Horse Vineyards is a world-class producer of estate…

The Pivot Pros

It takes optimism, enthusiasm, and a commitment to community to successfully navigate changes in today’s hospitality industry. These three Bay Area icons exhibit such qualities, each continuing to find purpose in her…

Dr. Dino Elyassnia, MD, FACS

The masterful sculptor of San Francisco’s most beautiful faces In the rarefied kingdom of the discreet, the driving force for perfection and youthfulness can only be satisfied by plastic surgeons. In the…

Dianna Badalament, Dianna B Designs & Her Future Coalition

By Erin Hunt Moore Planting the Seeds of Hope Through Jewelry   Dianna Badalament’s jewelry is a seamless fusion of the organic and rustic elements of nature and urban grit and industrial aesthetics, reflecting her own…