OSKA Grand Opening

RSVP Hot Ticket | Guests enjoyed drinks and snacks and got a first look at this new Mill Valley clothing store November 11. Photos by Mo DeLong.

2011 ICB Winter Open Studios

RSVP Hot Ticket | Guests got a chance to “walk in an artist’s shoes” at the 43rd ICB open studio event December 3–4. More than 80 local artists opened their studios to the public during this annual tour and sale. Photos by Richard Wheeler.

Angel Lights Countdown

RSVP Hot Ticket | Guests enjoyed live music, delicious food and drink, and an auction as they watched the lighting of the Angel Lights at the Corinthian Yacht Club December 1. Photos by Mo DeLong.

Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

RSVP Hot Ticket | Guests enjoyed live music and a visit from Santa Claus at Ghirardelli Square November 25 all culminating in the 47th annual tree lighting ceremony. Photos by Mo DeLong.

Seager Gray Gallery Opening

RSVP Hot Ticket | Guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres while getting a sneak peak at the new Seager Gray Gallery November 12. The new Mill Valley gallery is a partnership between Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray McSweeney. Photos by Mo DeLong.

Riverboat Gala

RSVP Hot Ticket | Guests boarded the San Francisco Belle for a New Orleans–themed event featuring drinks, dinner, auctions and casino gaming October 15 all benefiting Marin Charitable. Photos by Mo DeLong.

CS Foundation Gala

RSVP Hot Ticket | Guests enjoyed dinner and dessert as well as drinks and “Bollywood” dancers October 15 at San Francisco’s New Delhi Restaurant all benefiting the CS Foundation which brings medical care to the people of South India. Photos by Richard Wheeler.

Angels by the Bay

RSVP Hot Ticket | Guests enjoyed wine, jazz, lunch, sweeping views of the bay and a silent auction benefiting the Marin Center for Independent Living on October 7. The event was held at the Corinthian Yacht Club and offered front row seats for the Blue Angels. Photos by Mo DeLong.

2011 Marin Symphony Opening Gala

RSVP Hot Ticket | Guests enjoyed an all-Tchaikovsky concert opening the symphony’s 59th season October 2 and then headed out to the big tent to enjoy farm-to-table cuisine and to celebrate Maestro Alasdair Neale’s 10th season. Photos by Mo DeLong.

2011 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

RSVP Hot Ticket | Attendees enjoyed finding art from local artists and craftspeople — as well as great music and food — at the 55th annual art event in the Mill Valley Redwoods on September 24–25.

In Defense of Animals Benefit

In San Rafael, guests gathered at the In Defense of Animals benefit to raise proceeds for the group’s efforts. Guests dined on vegan fare and sipped wine from Frey Vineyards.

Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS)

Heidi Snow Cinader, founder and director of the Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS), and cochair, Rachel Courtney-Reilly hosted the Sixth Annual ACCESS Hearts, Clubs and Aces golf tournament at Novato’s StoneTree Golf Club. The group raised over $180,000, which will support the training of additional volunteer grief mentors who provide bereavement care to the families who have been affected by 9/11 and other air-disaster-related tragedies.

Restoration Hardware Gallery Opening

At the Restoration Hardware Gallery Opening local interior designers and design district neighbors gathered to celebrate the opening of the brands’ newest store in the San Francisco Design District. The event benefited the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition and education programs.

C. Z. Falconer's Launch Party

New luxury loungewear brand C. Z. Falconer's launch party drew Marinites to San Francisco’s Luna Boutique. The line hopes to showcase "European jet set sophistication with California poolside glamour."

Women's Council of Realtors

At the second annual Women's Council of Realtors Marin chapter bocce ball tournament, which benefited Homeward Bound, the "Bada Bing Boys" took home the first-place honors.

Angels by the Bay

Recently, the Marin Center for Independent Living held its annual fundraiser, Angels by the Bay, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in downtown Tiburon. Hundreds of guests enjoyed wine tasting, auctions and lunch to support MCIL’s mission of serving older adults and individuals with disabilities. The event raised over $120,000.

San Francisco Opera Season Opener

The San Francisco Opera Season Opener at the historic War Memorial Opera House began with Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. The opening-night festivities included the Opera Guild’s Opera Ball, cochaired by Marin’s Mary Poland and Charlot Malin. The event raises funds for San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Opera Guild’s education programs.

RCP Tiburon Sprint Classic

Dream Team members from the University of California, Berkeley tested the waters in preparation for the RCP Tiburon Sprint Classic, the one mile race from Angel Island to Tiburon. Proceeds from the event benefit USA Swim Foundation and Hospice by the Bay.

Hospice by the Bay

Recently, Hospice by the Bay celebrated the opening of two new counseling rooms with a rainbow ribbon-cutting ceremony. The rooms, which were designed and dedicated by Barbara Meislin, Tiburon’s “Purple Lady” are dedicated to children coping with the loss of a loved one.

2010 Spirit of Marin Awards

At the 2010 Spirit of Marin awards hosted by the Bank of Marin, local volunteers were recognized for their outstanding service. Honorees included Mark Fishkin, Zoe Elton, Will Rigney, Frank Egger, Bill Thomas and others. For a full list of honorees see the Bank of Marin website.

Levi's New Curve ID jeans

Locals, including Alice Radio's Sarah Clarke, showed up for a good cause, donating items to the Goodwill and enhancing their wardrobe with consultations with celebrity stylist Bobbie Thomas at the Levi's Store to celebrate the brand's new Curve ID jeans. Guests were also treated to a concert by actress Zooey Deschanel and her band She & Him.

Casa Allegra Community Service

Casa Allegra Community Service celebrated its 35th year of helping people in Marin with developmental disabilities. Five recognition awards to various Marin groups were announced, and guests buzzed over the debut of the professional photos by Casa Allegra participants.

Bank of Marin's New Corte Madera branch

Bank of Marin recently celebrated the opening of their new Corte Madera branch. The event was a commemoration of their new move from their site of 20 years to a new location at 504 Tamalpais Drive.

United Way's Week of Caring

As part of United Way's Week of Caring, employees and friends of Bregante+Company spent the day volunteering at Slide Ranch. Participants pulled invasive weeds, dug plant beds, composted vegetables and even planted new crop for next season.

Kiehl's and AIDS Research

This summer, Kiehl's, a skin and hair care company, celebrated its long-time partnership with amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research. At the San Francisco event Kiehl's donated $85,000 towards AIDS research and also unveiled its latest product, the limited edition Ultra Facial Moisturizer. All profits will benefit amfAR.

San Francisco Symphony's 99th Season Opening

Locals celebrated at the San Francisco Symphony's 99th season opening with a program featuring soprano Jessye Norman performing songs by Duke Ellington. After the concert guests enjoyed after parties in City Hall and the Tent Pavillion.

AHO's Fifth Anniversary

AHO recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with an Open House Benefit to launch its Drop In Center for Youth. Guests enjoyed a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new center and noshed on appetizers provided by Frantoio and P.F. Chang's.

Carolina Boutique Opens

Fashionable Marinites celebrated the grand opening of Carolina Loiacono's Mill Valley boutique Carolina. The shop stocks items by Graham and Spencer, Theory and more.

First Look at Chance

Julia Leach a former creative director at Kate Spade, debuted her new fashion brand Chance at San Francisco’s Terrior. Guests enjoyed browsing the trunk show and sipping Terrior’s wines.

100th Dipsea Race

The Dipsea Race Foundation honored the 100th running of the famed Dipsea Race with a dinner program attended by a number of dignitaries at the Mill Valley Community Center. The Dipsea Trail was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places in August.