Sausalito Film Festival

Marin Magazine, Main Street Research and Saks Fifth Avenue teamed up for a private screening of The Tillman Story and a cocktail party at the second annual Sausalito Film Festival. The event, held at Cavallo Point, also celebrated the launch of The Marin Store’s wine club.

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.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Annual Fun Day

Guide Dogs for the Blind held its annual fun day, which celebrates the hundreds of volunteers who help raise guide dog puppies in preparation for their formal guide work training. Volunteers, staff and 500 dogs and puppies attended the event on the nonprofit campus.


Professional stylist Stephanie Lange appeared at San Anselmo’s new home and garden store Studiolo, for an event meant to empower women to look and feel their best. Taking inspiration from the unique Studiolo products, the event focused on helping women develop their own personal style.

Mysterious Wines of Italy

Cin Cin to Italian wine. Tiburon Italian wine bar, Prima Palate, recently hosted its Mysterious Wines of Italy event. Five wines from Allegrini were the spotlight, while mezzo-soprano singer, Meghan Schielbel entertained with five arias.

Zero Breast Cancer

This spring, Zero Breast Cancer hosted its 11th annual Honor Thy Healer breast cancer awards program at the Mill Valley Community Center. All proceeds will support ZBC's research and education programs.

Kapalua Food and Wine Festival in Hawaii

At the recent Kapalua Food and Wine Festival in Hawaii, locals Elizabeth and Branton Cole flew to Maui for a quick weekend getaway to enjoy the festival's Grand Seafood Tasting at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. The event featured food from the area's top restaurants, including Banyan Tree, Kai Sushi Bar, Merriman's Kapalua and the Plantation House Restaurant, along with wine tastings from around the world. The four-day culinary festival, which includes celebrity chefs and America's top sommeliers, celebrates its 30th anniversary next June.

Huckleberry Wine Tasting

A the recent Huckleberry Wine Tasting fundraiser, locals sipped wines for a good cause. Huckleberry Youth Programs help underserved youth by supporting them in healthy life choices.

2010 Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance

During the 2010 Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance, a benefit for Hospice by the Bay, guests viewed a variety of classic cars, hot rods, antique commercial vehicles and more.

Juice Beauty

Local product line Juice Beauty has teamed up with former Marinite Jennifer Siebel Newsom to introduce its newest skin care line: Organics to Clear Skin in 30 Days.

Whistlestop's Silver Express Poetry Contest

Whistlestop, a service for older adults in Marin County, held its first-ever Silver Express Poetry Contest for Marin residents age 60 or older. Guests were treated to readings of the winning poems at a celebration lunch.

Tim Gunn at Kate Spade

Recently, guests indulged in champagne and spring styling tips with Tim Gunn at Corte Madera’s Kate Spade. Shoppers gathered to see the latest fashion trends and have a photo taken with Tim himself.

Bump It Up Book-Signing

This spring, Amy Tara Koch celebrated her new book, Bump It Up, at the San Francisco W Hotel with a book-signing event. Bump It Up shows moms-to-be how to stay stylish throughout their pregnancy, complete with fashion advice from top designers such as Donna Karan and Nicole Miller.

Legal Aid of Marin's Annual Dinner Dance

250 guests attended the Legal Aid of Marin's annual dinner dance to launch the Marin Justice League and honor several generous citizens. The gala took place at the Mill Valley Community center, where guests posed with life-size Batman and Superman mannequins.

Marin Humane Society Fundraiser

More than 260 people attended More Than Just Puppy Love at the Mill Valley Community Center. The Marin Humane Society fundraiser’s highlight was a fashion show featuring Gene Hiller and Lindisima designs, where shelter animals accompanied models down the runway.

In Defense of Animals Benefit

At the In Defense of Animals benefit at Bacchus and Venus Wine Bar in Sausalito, guests gathered to raise money for the group, which is dedicated to ending the abuse and exploitation of animals by protecting their rights, welfare and habitats.

20th Annual Lifehouse Great Chefs and Wineries

More than 50 local restaurants and wineries and 500 guests came together for the 20th annual Lifehouse Great Chefs and Wineries event at the Fireman’s Fund headquarters in Novato. Proceeds from the event support Lifehouse, which provides residential and support services for more than 300 individuals with developmental disabilities in Marin, Sonoma, and San Francisco.

Larkspur Hotel Mill Valley Opening Party

At the Larkspur Hotel Mill Valley opening party guests were treated to a performance by a fire dancer, toured the new hotel’s rooms and devoured s’mores made by the regional director of sales and marketing Joey Miranda.

Ribbon Cutting

At the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Cancer Center at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, San Rafael resident Bruce Burtch greeted Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Jewish Family and Children's Services held its 160th Anniversary Gala and Fammy Awards at the San Francisco Ritz-Carlton. The Fammy Awards program honored community members of strength and generosity. All proceeds from the event benefit children, families, and elderly in crisis.

Annual Raccoon Ball

At the annual Raccoon Ball, presented by the Raccoon Branch of Marin General Hospital Volunteers, guests donned their best saris for a Mumbai Magic theme and an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Proceeds supported the Marin General Hospital Programs.

Bread & Roses' Benefit Concert

At Bread & Roses' recent benefit concert at Teatro ZinZanni guests were treated to a performance by Lara Johnston and her father, Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers. Bread and Roses' produces over 600 concerts a year that help to bring live music to audiences throughout the Bay Area.

The Image Flow

Photographer Henrik Kam showed his latest work, "Roman Ruins," on opening night at Mill Valley's The Image Flow.

American Conservatory Theater's Crystal Ball

American Conservatory Theater's Crystal Ball at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts's Forum raised more than $670,000 for A.C.T.'s conservatory programs. Guests were treated to a performance by Tony Award winner and A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program alumna Anika Noni Rose.

Marin Catholic's Annual Fashion Show

Over 1,000 guests attended Marin Catholic High School's annual fashion show at the Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall. The event featured 275 Marin Catholic student models who wore clothing donated by 25 local stores and boutiques. Over $300,000 was raised to benefit Marin Catholic High School.

Redwoods 18th Annual Senior Prom

At the Redwoods 18th annual Senior Prom residents of the Mill Valley retirement community and students from the Tamalpais High School leadership class danced the night away and then crowned their 99-year-old prom queen Jean Murphy and their 96-year-old prom king Martin Friedman.

Pigs and Pinot 2010

Foodies (and our own local celebrity chefs) gathered at Hotel Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen for the sold-out Pigs and Pinot event. The weekend kicked off with a tasting of over 50 Pinot Noir's alongside pork-themed appetizers. All proceeds from Pigs and Pinot benefited Share Our Strength and local Healdsburg education programs.

Oscar Night America

Film buffs descended on the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center the California Film Institute for Oscar Night America, an Academy Awards live-feed telecast as a fundraiser for their education programs.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

With almost 30 years in the Bay Area, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra held its annual gala and auction at the St.Regis Hotel. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the orchestra’s many artistic initiatives and education programs.