Weekend Roundup: Inside the Asian Art Musuem’s Gala and Paris Fashion Week

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Crissy Field
Crissy Field

It was a cold, wet weekend with snowstorms in the Sierras and a blasting of hail here in San Francisco. The Chronicle is reporting that Crissy Field, a gorgeous walking spot along the beach and underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, is getting a face lift. Starting on March 16, the 1.5-mile long promenade, which according to the Chron sees 1.2 million visitors per year, will close in four stages for a major restoration. The trail will be resurfaced, drainage will be improved, gravel will be replaced with shale composite, and in some areas, it will become wider. The project will add 15 years to the popular path’s lifespan, but will cost $5 million.

Best of luck to Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford in the World Baseball Classic ⚾️🇺🇸 #WBC2017

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Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford are taking a quick break from Spring Training in Scottsdale to play in this week’s World Baseball Classic. The SF Giant’s catcher and shortstop are headed to Miami to play on the US team. Their first game is March 10 versus Columbia.

Sonya Molodetskaya in Paris wearing a Major Obsessions skirt and Dior sweatshirt.
Sonya Molodetskaya in Paris wearing a Major Obsessions skirt and Dior sweatshirt.

One of our favorite Bay Area fashionistas is living it up at Paris Fashion Week. Our very own fashion-editor-at-large Sonya Molodetskaya is currently in France for the luxe ready-to-wear shows. She’s already attended shows by Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Veronique Leroy, Vivienne Westwood, Johanna Ortiz, John Galliano, and Leonard. On today’s agenda? Chanel. Stay tuned for the glorious recap of her Parisian fashion adventures.

Atmosphere at Asian Art Museum Gala
Atmosphere at Asian Art Museum Gala

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Last week, the Asian Art Museum hosted its annual gala and after party. More than 800 people attended the event which was chaired by Cori and Tony Bates. The theme was art and technology and this was reflected in the decor and entertainment that included Samsung 360 degree virtual reality gear, cisco interactive displays, and a unique performance by the dance group Illuminate. $1.6 million dollars was raised for the museum’s education department. Notable attendees included designer Rubin Singer, head of mobile at Yahoo, Adam Cahan, and tech founders Ev Williams (Twitter), Sten Chen (YouTube), Mike Krieger (Instagram), and Alison Pincus (One Kings Lane).

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