Haute Living and CADE Winery Partner for Napa Wine Auction Kick Off Celebration
To kickoff the 2009 Auction Napa Valley in style, Haute Living magazine, the region’s premier luxury lifestyle publication, partnered with CADE Winery, the newest venture by PlumpJack Group, for a special Auction Eve Kick-Off event.
Auction Napa Valley attendees who purchased the Classic or All-American Day packages received invitations from approximately 20 different vintners throughout Napa Valley to join them at celebrations hosted at their homes, wineries, and cellars.
Gordon Getty (right), chats with Georg Salzner, David Costello and other guests
Seth Similof with Ann and John Conover
An elite group of guests gathered at the eco-friendly CADE winery on Howell Mountain for an evening hosted by CADE Winery partner John Conover and venture capitalist Gordon Getty, who is featured on the cover of the May/June edition of Haute Living Florida. Haute Living Publisher Seth Semilof was also in attendance.
Anthony Biagi and Jeff Nead
During the evening, Winemaker Anthony Biagi provided guests with a selection of CADE and PlumpJack wines, with bites from Michael Mina’s new San Francisco restaurant, RN74.
The event was designed by Warren Sheets, an internationally recognized interior designer based in San Francisco.
John Conover and Gordon Getty
“Auction Napa Valley is so important for the valley,” said Conover. “In so many different ways, it supports the critical lay of the land. The wine auction has generated so much in its history, and it has become a year-round event.”
Kyle Schrader, Peter Menza, Nancy Dahlfors, Brant Dahlfors
Ron Nicholson, Daron McAfee
Margretta Wikert, Christina Donnallly
Jim Flowers, Eric Railsback, Charles Bililies
Kent Nielsen, Kimberly Busick, Philip Busick
Warren Sheets, Sharon Regan
Suzanne Lavalle, Philippa Ward, Jan Dinuoscio
Guests were also given exclusive access to a prized Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, which was showcased in white and silver.
Seth Semilof checks out the amazing Bugatti Veyron
“Haute Living was so proud to be involved in such a successful event,” Seth tells us.
“In such a short time, CADE Winery has proven itself as one of the region’s finest. Likewise, Haute Living may be new to the San Francisco market, but we have established ourselves as the publication of choice for the affluent. We are thrilled to have been involved in Auction Napa Valley during our very first year in San Francisco.”
If you haven’t seen Haute Living, you need to check it out! It’s a a bimonthly luxury lifestyle publication with regional editions in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and now San Francisco.
Haute Living caters to the affluent with a focus on the private aviation marketplace, with distribution at more than 180 private airports and FBOs and on 15,000 private flights every month.
For more information, please visit www.hauteliving.com.
With Sloan and Roger Barnett, Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar, Jean-Pierre Conte, and Alison and Mark Pincus, Gucci recently hosted a private cocktail party at the San Francisco store to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the loafer, and the new 1953 collection for men and women.
Catherine Kwong’s living room, inspired by Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger, is one of the highlights of the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, taking place at 2800 Pacific Avenue.
Michael S. Smith was recently honored at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco at a party hosted by Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty and Allison Speer. His design work for a Palladian Villa in Malibu is being put up for auction at Christie’s in New York. Nicolas Berggruen, Princess Tatiana Galitzine, Dede Wilsey, and Sabrina Buell were among the guests.
Deepa Pakianathan and Phil Pemberton recently hosted a reception for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in anticipation of its upcoming Gala on April 20, 2013, which pays tribute to legendary opera baritone and Conservatory Advisory Board member Thomas Hampson.
Conservatory mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook directs and stars in a program featuring special performances by Hampson with Conservatory students, faculty and guest artists. Teresa Medearis and Barbara Walkowski co-chair the event, with catering by McCall’s Catering and Events and decor by Blueprint Studios.
Tickets for this very special occasion can be purchased at www.sfcm.edu
UCSF Partners in Care recently held its 2013 kick-off membership event at Reed & Greenough. Membership co-Chairs Schuyler Hudak and Libby Leffler hosted the launch party and kicked off the well-attended evening with brief remarks, followed by UCSF Partners in Care President Katie Budge, who spoke about the services that the auxiliary organization provides to the hospital.
UCSF Partners in Care works with UCSF hospital staff to fund programs that provide comfort and well-being to patients and their families while visiting the UCSF medical center.
Guests enjoyed spirited greyhounds nicknamed “Doctor’s Orders,” and a “Members Only” wine special while noshing on sweet treats from Kara’s Cupakes, and savory sliders and arancini from Cedar Hill Kitchen and Smokehouse.
Please visit www.ucsfpartnersincare.org for more information about this important organization.
Renowned European designer Ms. Madeline Pauw recently made an appearance at a delightful luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco, where her Spring 2013 collection was presented.
The Pauw collection is designed by Madeleine Pauw, daughter of the original founders. Pauw is known for its luxurious fabrics and soft touches of femininity while integrating just a splash of masculine undertones, but always keeping the fit and style in mind for the female physique. The company has been in business for over 50 years, and originally was created in the Netherlands where it currently has 29 stores.
You can purchase pieces from Pauw at Saks Fifth Avenue at 384 Post Street, San Francisco, or online at Saks Fifth Avenue
The Mid Winter Gala for 2013 honored the exhibit, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” with a chic winter wonderland that raised over $400k. Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty, Dick Costolo, Stephan Jenkins, Connie Nielsen, Lori Levine, Evgenia Peretz, Jeremy Stoppelman, Trevor Traina, Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater were among the 380 who attended.
Stephanie Phair, the managing director of Outnet.com, recently visited from London to host a luncheon previewing Oscar de la Renta’s new limited edition collection designed exclusively for The Outnet.
The Italian artist, Paolo Troilo, recently debuted his first U.S. exhibit at Coup d’Etat, the most exceptional designer space in San Francisco.
Sponsored by Testa Vineyards, the event brought together San Francisco tastemakers such as Jack Calhoun, Stephen Brady, Gary Friedman, Joy Bianchi, Anna Weinberg, Ken Fulk, and Jamie Finegold, among others.
The exhibit will run at Coup d’Etat until May 2013.
Visit Coup d’Etat at 111 Rhode Island, or online at coupdetatsf.com
The International Museum of Women (IMOW) hosted its annual Celebrating Change Benefit on March 6th, 2013, and the associated Vanguard Group hosted its Art Live Lounge benefit.
This year’s benefit featured IMOW’s second annual Innovator Award for Women in Technology, presented to Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Cisco Systems.
The International Museum of Women is an innovative online museum that showcases art, stories and ideas to celebrate, inspire and advance the lives of women around the world. With the support of over 500 guests, IMOW raised over $200,000 to benefit its mission and exhibitions. Guests enjoyed a night of art and inspiration from the museum’s virtual collection, music, networking and dancing, while watching notable female artists create original artwork.
Learn more about the International Museum of Women at www.imow.org
Jay Jeffers recently designed three of the 23 penthouses of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe. The homes range from $1,250,000 to $4,500,000 in price.