HOTBED, ART BY THE BAY
The Drevers’ nine-acre estate in Tiburon was transformed into The Enchanted Garden for the third annual Hotbed, Art by the Bay benefit on Aug. 22, put on by the Drever Family Foundation, hosted by Sharon Stone and Joe Jonas and sponsored by Haute Living. Attendees sipped signature Patrón cocktails as they explored the mysterious and magical grounds along with a contemporary art exhibit. Stone served as celebrity auctioneer, using her sex appeal and highly entertaining style to sell lavish vacation packages, amongst other lots. A fashion show, displaying the T. Rains custom Enchanted Garden-themed collection designed by Traver Rains, preceded the after-party, where Jonas did his thing as DJ and recording artist Victoria Noyes and band KANEHOLLER performed. The evening, which raised more than $280,000, benefits 10,000 Degrees, which assists students from low-income households on their paths to college degrees.
65TH ANNUAL PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE & MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2015
Car collectors from around the globe flocked to the Monterey Peninsula last month for Monterey Car Week 2015, which culminated with the 65th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Aug. 16 at the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links. A 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet glided to victory, giving owner Jim Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky his second Best of Show trophy. The Concours raised more than $1.8 million for the Pebble Beach Company Foundation and brought to an end several days of festivities that included the 13th installment of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, where a rare 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale was awarded the Best of Show during the Rolex Circle of Champions awards. Dom Pérignon and Gooding & Co. teamed up for a one-off reception that paired rare wines with vintage cars from the same year, Lexus revealed its haute 2016 LX 570 at a lovely sunset dinner on the terrace of a stunning Pebble Beach villa, Lamborghini presented the world debut of the new Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster and the beautiful 1/1 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car made its first West Coast appearance.
46TH ANNUAL FASHION ON THE LAKE
The 46th edition of Fashion on the Lake, featuring the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016 Collection, and presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and the League to Save Lake Tahoe, began a new chapter on Aug. 1 at the annual affair that is the highlight of the Lake Tahoe summer season. New creative director Peter Copping, handpicked by de la Renta himself before the iconic designer lost his graceful battle to cancer last fall, debuted his feminine frocks at the Schumacher Family estate on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The setting was as gorgeous as ever with models fluttering down a runway with the shimmering, iconic blue water as the backdrop. Barbara Brown, Edith Tobin, Jessica Hickingbotham and Heidi Cary chaired the sold-out event, which welcomed more than 600 guests and raised a record-breaking $860,000-plus for the League.
THE 17TH ANNUAL V FOUNDATION WINE CELEBRATION
Sports stars, philanthropists, television anchors and scientists descended on the Napa Valley for The 17th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration, held Aug. 6 through 9 and hosted by Mike Krzyzewski, coach of the reigning NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils, and his wife Mickie Krzyzewski. The weekend included a cancer research symposium, elegant luncheons and dinners at wineries, late-night parties and a posh gala dinner at Nickel & Nickel in Oakville, where Huey Lewis & The News performed after a spirited auction helped the event raise a record-breaking $10.6 million. One hundred percent of The V Foundation’s direct cash donations are used to fund cancer research. Sponsored by ESPN, Nickel & Nickel and Bentley Motors, the event benefits The V Foundation for Cancer Research, which was started by Jim Valvano, the late North Carolina State basketball coach-turned ESPN commentator, and ESPN in 1993. Julie Allegro co-founded and chairs the yearly celebration.