James and Zem Joaquin, celebrating in 1.0 style
As 2011 becomes a big year for tech IPO’s, plenty of people have been joking it’s starting to feel like a revival of the Web 1.0 days. So how fitting that Zem Joaquin the founder of ecofabulous.com, recently celebrated her birthday with a web 1.0-themed birthday party that brought out all her tech friends for some old-school fun circa 1999.
Brian Neal, Gillian Winn, Zem Joaquin
It was an evening packed with irony, as guests were asked to arrive in their “favorite circa 1999-2001 dot com t-shirts”, with awards given to those in the best outfits. Being Silicon Valley, one got the impression it may not have been much of a stretch for some of the guys to show up wearing a company t-shirt from 1999.
Lucy Page and Sara Morishige Williams
And for those who didn’t dress in theme, the default was black, as evidenced by Lucy Page, looking surprisingly sleek in a black dress despite being several months pregnant.
The “Best” Dressed of Web 1.0
A continual stream of bubbles (Get it? Dot com bubbles) greeted guests at the door of HD Buttercup’s incredible new 35,000 square-foot design emporium, in San Francisco’s Southbeach.
Leah Parks, Lauren Eastman, Bill Acevedo, Emily Goligoski
Hooman Khalili and Friend
Guests including Larry Page and wife Lucy Page, Twitter’s Evan Williams, Yves Behar, Nadine Weil, Gina Pell, and HD Buttercup owner Evan Cole and his wife Lilly, partied like it was 1999!
Nadine Weil and Friend
Event highlights included HD Buttercup owner Evan Cole’s fetching wife, Lilly, on the turntables, and a special set from VC-fabulous Raj Kapoor and his band, CoverFlow.
Raj Kapoor and James Joaquin
Raj’s ridiculously-accomplished bandmates include: Chris Pan (Facebook), Daniel Kraft (stem-cell biologist), Ethan Beard (Facebook), Philip Kaplan (Fucked Company, AdBrite, Blippy), David Ebersman (Facebook) and James Joaquin (the birthday girl’s husband, CoverFlow original drummer, Ofoto alum and Pixelpipe Chariman).
Tina Sharkey, Jason Stinson, Aileen Lee
Jim McLaughlin, Rachel Travers, Corey Duffle
Jeremy Tooker, Evan Cole, Lyle Schultz
Ashley Herman and Ted Zathe
Zem, by the way, is featured this month in a two-page advertisement for Chase Sapphire, where she talks about her favorite places to go in San Francisco.
She names Bourbon and Branch at 501 Jones for drinks with Gina Pell before events; The Plant Cafe Organic at Pier 3 for their vegan burger; Yield Wine Bar at 2490 3rd Street for a “completely organic, biodyamic menu”; and the famed Cavallo Point in Sausalito for, well, practically everything – it’s her “favorite place”.
Zem Joaquin and Lucy Page
Zem Joaquin and Gina Pell
Guests enjoyed nibbles from a trio of organic food trucks and organic cotton candy, with tequila from Arta (Zem’s favorite), beer from Mateveza, and wine from J. Lohr.
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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.