Profiles

Aubrey Brewster Birthday Bash Treats Guests to Elysian Delights

Some of San Francisco’s most fabulous denizens assembled on March 24th to celebrate with Aubrey Brewster, whose annual birthday fête was inspired this year by the Ancient Greeks’ conception of a heavenly afterlife: Elysian…

Dolce & Gabbana and Donnafugata: Sicily’s New Dream Team

Everything about the Donnafugata partnership with the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house is based around the Mediterranean island of Sicily. The two powerhouses with Sicilian roots joined forces in 2019 to create an even more powerful collaboration—a wine collection designed with Dolce & Gabbana style and Donnafugata wine expertise.

Birdies Footwear

Birdies Shoes: Flying to the Top

Gates co-founded Birdies, the San Francisco-based shoe company, with her friend Marissa Sharkey. The company’s original concept was comfortable, stylish shoes one can wear while hosting a fashionable dinner party: flats as comfy as slippers. They built the company as young women, holding full-time jobs and without experience in the field.

A Decade and a Half of Decadence

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Cayman Cookout Over 15 years ago, on a balmy evening in the Caribbean, the esteemed 3-Michelin-starred chef, Eric Ripert, found inspiration on the steps of the…

Enter Your Dragon

Finding healing through the body-mind connection Teresa Rodriguez So far, this Year of the Dragon has descended on most of us with fiery vengeance. It seems as if we are all going…

Maximilian Riedel

Riedel’s Eleventh Generation’s Leader Maximilian Riedel stands in the middle of a pasture in Austria, laughing as he sweeps the phone’s camera past the cow just five feet away. The refreshingly gregarious…

Exploring the Mind with David Eagleman

An insightful conversation with the Stanford neuroscientist and bestselling author For centuries, as astronomers gazed up into the night sky to understand the vastness of our universe. From Ptolemy to Copernicus to…

Dreamfest 2023

On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, Salesforce presented Dreamfest, a benefit concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals held in conjunction with its annual Dreamforce conference, at Chase Center in San Francisco. Grammy award-winning…

San Francisco Opera Ball

On September 8th, San Francisco Opera inaugurated its second century with Opera Ball: The Elixir of Opera. Co-chaired by Francesca Gutierrez Amann and Sue Graham Johnston, the celebration began at San Francisco’s…

Tugging at the Heartstrings

Meet Rose Crelli, a talented local violinist with an incredible backstory.

Entertainment & Philanthropy: San Francisco Symphony

In Discussion With the Co-Chairs of San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala, Amy Christodoulo and Julie Liegl At the 2022 San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala, current chairs Amy Christodoulo (left), past volunteer…

Stephanie’s Dream House Birthday 2023

Hi Barbie! On July 23rd, Stephanie Block hosted the most unbelievable Barbie-themed 50th birthday party. Event planner, Robert Fountain, transformed Villa Fontaine into the Barbie Dreamhouse; two painstakingly perfect, divinely detailed floors of…

Judith Campisi Cracks the Code on Aging

Discovering the mechanisms of senescence While cracking the code on why we age is an ambitious and encompassing endeavor, cracking the glass ceiling of science, especially for a woman, is probably just…

Susan Schneider Williams

Fulfilling Robin’s Wish The iconic house on Steiner and Broadway in San Francisco draws lively crowds of tourists. Fragrant roses line its edges and blooming wisteria climbs to the corners of the…

A Force of Nature

Everything’s coming up roses for Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman.

Leaders and Legends: Julie Castro Abrams

Creating Equity and Opportunity for Women Julie Castro Abrams is a gender and racial justice activist who has spent the majority of her career working to build great women-owned companies and economic…