Party Decor now at Minted.com
Betty Lin, the chic women’s store at 340 Presidio Ave, recently hosted the launch of Minted.com’s fabulous new party decor business.
Minted CEO Mariam Naficy was joined by party decor curators, Amy Nichols of Amy Nichols Events and Anne Sage of The City Sage, in creating fun, colorful holiday, shower, and birthday party vignettes to showcase the new products.
Minted demonstrated the incredible thickness of its new TripleThick paper – the thickest paper available anywhere for holiday cards – by constructing a sleigh out of the paper!
Amy Nichols and Anne Sage
Decor items include customizable printed bunting banners, signs, confetti, table centerpieces, stickers, and thoughtful details like cupcake toppers, straw flags, party crowns, tree ornaments, and DIY pinwheel party favors. Minted suggests beautifully matched invitations and thank you cards to complete a seamless party look, and sells fully coordinated party decor suites starting at $62.
Mariam Naficy, Betty Lin - Mariam Naficy, Emily Hsieh
“We see an emerging trend toward stylish parties driven largely by professionally styled images on Pinterest and wedding blogs. Minted will help bring those party dreams to life,” said Mariam Naficy, founder and CEO of Minted. “By crowd-sourcing design from our immensely talented community of designers, Minted can rapidly launch new categories with superior design and selection.”
Party decor is the second new vertical that Minted has launched in the past four months. “Minted has evolved into a multi-category design and lifestyle brand for the mass affluent woman,” said Naficy.
Nina Sargent, Nina Stanford - Allison Speer, Betty Lin, Alexis Traina
Like all products available at Minted.com, the new party decor suites are community-designed and printed on luxe paper. Designers from around the globe submitted more than 900 designs to Minted’s first party decor challenge. Winning designs include festive holiday parties, stylish baby showers, and fanciful children’s birthday parties featuring pirates, princesses, and monsters.
Minted party decor is now available for purchase online at www.minted.com/party
Heidi Castelein, Betty Lin - Suzanne Levit, Alexis Levit
Sydney Mannion, Ching Nola, Ellie Prezant - Sobia Shaikh, Jenna Hunt
Brady Wood, Kirsten Wolfe - Sonja Hoel Perkins, Alex Rosen
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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.