Holiday Fêtes That Ended The Year with a Bang!

Photographer:  Drew Altizer Photography

As 2012 comes to a close, the festive spirit has been alive and well in the city of San Francisco. The month of December has brought us holiday fetes that have Dazzled, Jingled and Mingled, Done Good, got Gorgeous & Green and made Full Circle.

A Time to Dazzle at Wilkes Bashford

There’s no party like a Wilkes Bashford party. On the heels of the grand re-opening party unveiling the exquisite top to bottom renovation of the Wilkes Bashford store, Wilkes hosted their holiday party, “A Time to Dazzle”.  The private event celebrated Wilkes’ exquisite newly expanded jewelry collection, bringing out the who’s who of San Francisco.

Willie Brown and Nina Kirilova
Mark Calvano, Joy Bianchi, Wilkes Bashford and Joe Pacetti






Jack Mitchell, Wilkes Bashford, Arlene Inch and Paul Pelosi









Jingle and Mingle at the Golden Gate Club

The Presidio’s most unique holiday party, Jingle & Mingle, was all about designer wreaths for auction to benefit charity. Hosted by Children of Shelters, the 11th annual event brought Bay Area designers, celebrities, San Francisco socialites and fashionable elite alike.  The benefit raised $320,000, providing homeless children of San Francisco with educational and cultural experiences necessary to help break the cycle of poverty.

Gigi Lus and Michaela D’Arto
Vanessa Getty and Tatum Getty














Glide Doin’ Good Holiday Jam at the Warfield

Glide’s annual Doin’ Good Holiday Jam returned to the historic San Francisco Warfield Theatre with the Glide Ensemble and the Change Band.  The fun-filled festivities featured guest performances from Chinaka Hodge, Eoin Harrington, Lara Johnston, Judith Hill, POPLYFE, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers, and a surprise line up of jammin’ and slammin’ music and spoken word artists.  All proceeds will benefitted Glide programs.

Eoin Harrington, Judith Hill, Janice Mirikitani, Tom Johnston, Reverend Cecil Williams and Chinaka Hodge


Alana Donaldson, Judith Hill and Avariah Donaldson
Janice Mirikitani and Mark Pincus













Gorgeous & Green at the Bentley Reserve

The 8thAnnual Gorgeous & Green Gala benefiting Global Green USA and the greening of urban environments in San Francisco and cities nationwide, raised $230,000 dollars for Post-Sandy green rebuilding efforts.  The evening featured an organic dinner, eco-accolades, musical performances, and a green fashion show.  Celebrity hosts included Michelle Branch, Michelle Branch, actress Cody Horn, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom & Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Dan Vickrey of the Counting Crows, and Ed O’Neill of Modern Family.

Runway Show at Gorgeous & Green
Show-stoppers at Gorgeous & Green











More Green Fashion at Gorgeous & Green
Model Sachets Down the Gorgeous & Green Runway














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