SF Week in Review: Game Of Thrones Bash, Erdem Show, BDK Opens And More!

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Craig Newmark,Marc Benioff and Biz Stone

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It’s Friday and normally this would be the time to relax. But not when the 2015 Mid-Winter Gala, San Francisco’s most-anticipated event of the season and this year presented by Dior, is tonight. Haute Living will be on the scene and bring you all the fabulous news and images next week. For now, let’s look back at the past few days. We’ve got it all from the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere to an Erdem fashion show to a new Ken Fulk-designed restaurant. Read on for more info.

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David Benioff and Marc Benioff

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Game of Thrones Premiere In SF Draws Marc Benioff And Other Tech Titans
Leave it to HBO’s Game of Thrones, one of the hautest shows on television, to draw tech heavyweights such as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Craigslist Inc. founder Craig Newmark to its Season 5 red-carpet premiere on March 23 at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House. The tech titans mixed with stars from the hit show, including Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke, at the after-party, held at City Hall.

Charlot D. Malin and Erdem

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Erdem’s Haute Fashion Show At San Francisco’s Pier 27
San Francisco receives plenty of credit for being innovative and having talented chefs but rarely for its fashion. Yet clearly there is a great sense of style in the city and that was evident when the San Francisco Opera Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue San Francisco presented Fashion Forward: An Evening with Erdem on March 25 at Pier 27, the new San Francisco Cruise Terminal.

Richard Blum Cuts The Green Ribbon At Grand Opening Of Serenity MedSpa in SF
A chic crowd was on hand when Richard Blum cut the green ribbon at the grand opening of Serenity MedSpa in downtown San Francisco.

Stylish Chicness at SF Premiere of ‘The Mask You Live In’

The Mask You Live In, a film directed and written by the Lt. Governor’s wife, examines how we are failing our boys by pressuring them to man up. The film demonstrates how an extreme repression of emotion causes young men to act out violently.

Yountville Live Livens Up Napa Valley’s Culinary Capital
Yountville rocked this past weekend with the inaugural Yountville Live, a four-day festival full of food, wine and music sandwiched around the 22nd annual Taste of Yountville. Locals and visitors to the Napa Valley’s culinary capital soaked up the sun and fun during the day and in the evening enjoyed concerts by Colbie Caillat, Aimee Mann, Matt Nathanson and O.A.R at the Lincoln Theater.

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A Surreal Wine Bottle You Won’t Want To Recycle
Jean-Charles Boisset exudes elegance and dynamism so it’s no wonder that he’s created a $500 wine gift set that does the same. Surrealist by JCB is a piece of art—a wine, jewelry brooch and decanter wrapped into one and brought to you from the dashing and dapper man you know as the head of Boisset Family Wine Estates.


BDK Opens With Classic Fulk Flourish at Hotel Monaco

With Old-Fashions on tap, inventive food like bacon jam and brie crostini, and sumptuous interiors by Ken Fulk, San Francisco’s newest hot spot, BDK, has opened up a block away from Union Square.

The Progress Is Among SF’s 2015 James Beard Award Finalists

The Progress Is Among SF’s 2015 James Beard Award Finalists
Congrats to chef/co-owner Stuart Brioza and his pastry chef wife Nicole Krasinski. Their latest eatery, The Progress, is among the seven finalists for Best New Restaurant [State Bird Provisions won in 2013] and the dynamic duo are also finalists for Best Chef: West, a category San Francisco dominated thanks to Matthew Accarrino of SPQR and Corey Lee of Benu also being among the five finalists.

Make Your Easter Brunch Reservations Now At These SF Bay Area Haute Spots
Enjoy Easter brunch in the San Francisco Bay Area at these haute spots in SF, the South Bay, Sausalito, East Bay, Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Lake Tahoe.

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