Over 100 people gathered at the fabulous Fairmont Penthouse on August 4th to toast the upcoming SHANTI 40th Annual Dinner “Compassion is Universal”. Guests sipped wines from WENTE VINEYARDS and nibbled on finger foods while exploring this remarkable and lavish suite that remains among the top hotel rooms in the world. San Francisco’s philanthropic community turned out [...]


Artist Timothy Cummings has spent his entire life immersed in art. As a child, his mother recognized his affinity for the arts and proceeded to indulge the young Timothy in his self-expression from the start. This resulted in a unique colorful childhood and adolescence that has shaped the artist’s style and continues to resonate in [...]


Last Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 more than 100 of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most generous citizens gathered at the CALDWELL SNYDER Gallery to preview donated celebrity and designer handbags that will be auctioned off at the 10th Annual THIS OLD BAG, The Power of the Purse, an annual benefit for Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF). More [...]


While on a recent trip to the Sierra Nevada… fatigued with the places in Tahoe I have come to know quite well, I ventured northwest into Clio – A small town that is home to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed NAKOMA GOLF RESORT & SPA. In an endless pursuit for relaxation, I thought a massage [...]


First discovered in Paris by JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER, then hitting stardom in 2006 with his iconic Galaxy dress, fashion designer ROLAND MOURET is reaching new heights with his latest collaboration with Banana Republic. A master of draping, Mouret has taken to Banana Republic’s signature Sloan fabric to create a limited edition 30- piece capsule collection for [...]


Living in San Francisco where we pride ourselves in our gastro-scene, I have elevated standards when it comes to food. It’s a constant conversation here – where’s the best sushi? – Where are the best tapas? – Where can I get the best steak? Recently, my foodie-radar went off when I had one of the [...]


Aubrey Brewster is a staple in Union Square. A charismatic man whose upbeat conversation is regularly peppered with witty references to gourmet cooking, fashion, and downtown San Francisco anecdotes; and his happy disposition makes him easy to like and fun to spend time with. An Hermès diehard fan and all around fashionisto, Mr. Brewster can [...]


For more than 100 years, SAN FRANCISCO PROVIDENT LOAN ASSOCIATION has been assisting small business owners with their financial needs. SFPLA allows clients, typically small business owners looking for capital to fund a new venture, to borrow up to a million dollars against personal valuables such as fine jewelry, collectable cars, and paintings. Such clients have become [...]


THE SAN FRANCISCO GALLERY launched their Premiere Exhibition on Friday June 20th, featuring ten of America’s most thoughtful artists. Guests enjoyed a VIP cocktail reception and mingled with featured artists JONH CHANG, RON POKRASSO AND JEAN DAVEY WINTER. The San Francisco Gallery is unique in that it presents very accomplished “mid-career” thinking artists, artists with Ideas. Artists [...]


Two weeks ago, thousands of wine lovers gathered at MEADOWOOD resort in St. Helena to enjoy three fun-filled days of the best California wines, fabulous food by world-renowned chefs, and to contribute to Napa Valley charities via the most successful wine auction in the United States. This particular year, our visit to AUCTION NAPA VALLEY [...]