San Francisco Ballet auxiliary gala chair Marie Hurabiell Trader and husband Andrew Trader dodge raindrops as they leave the opening night bash’s after-party, held at City Hall.
Mark Buell talks sailing with America’s Cup communications officer Stephanie Martin at her 40th-birthday party, held at MatrixFillmore.
Senator Dianne Feinstein swears in San Francisco mayor Ed Lee at City Hall. (Sidney Erthal for Drew Altizer)
Walt Disney Family Museum cofounder Diane Disney Miller (left) and Nancy Bechtle (right) congratulate Gabriella Calicchio on her appointment as CEO of the Presidio-based organization. (Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer)
TV presenter Alexa Chung spins at Chanel’s Numéros Privés event held at Las Vegas’s Wynn Hotel after guests wandered through an exhibition that included a re-creation of Coco Chanel’s childhood bedroom. (Billy Farrell for Billy Farrell Agency)
Author and Barneys New York creative ambassador-at-large Simon Doonan signs his latest, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, inside the O’Farrell Street department store. (Susana Bates for Drew Altizer)
One of SoMa-based Gensler’s design directors, Jeff Henry, accepts a Legion of Honor award from the Retail Design Institute at the Times Center Stage in Manhattan. (Mark Steele)
Natty Rico lets his sax riffs ring in 2012 at the Clift’s New Year’s Eve Ball. (Carson Lancaster for Drew Altizer)
This winter San Franciscans had to show a little hustle— whether they were navigating rain showers over the Civic Center during the San Francisco Ballet gala, plying author Simon Doonan with witty banter during a Barneys New York book signing, or frantically trying to repair relationships with exes who work at that silly startup, Facebook. After ballet gala guests mastered the wet trek across Van Ness following dinner at City Hall, board chair John Osterweis took the War Memorial Opera House stage to dedicate the performance to the memory of ballet benefactor Warren Hellman. Then six of artistic director Helgi Tomasson’s über-talented male dancers executed Yuri Possohkov’s showboating choreography from his Classical Symphony. Two days later, Doonan was doing the fancy footwork at Barneys New York, where he signed copies of his latest book, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat. According to Doonan, Barneys’ creative ambassador-at-large, his gift is to encourage people to be unconventional and less self-critical. “If I see a guy with a mullet, I’m more likely to tell him how to grow it longer and more lustrous.” Locals may learn a trick or two from Doonan that might lure back that unfriended ex just in time for the big IPO bash.