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House Party san francisco | Hotel Zetta Grand Opening high-design hoteL the Party Hotel Zetta, San Fran’s newest hot-spot hotel by Dawson Design Associates, celebrated its grand opening—although the building itself just had its 100th anniversary this year. the PLayers Ben Ainslie, Ron Conway, Jonathan Kauffman, Sonya Molodetskaya, Anna Weinberg the scene Guests were treated to a live art installation and DJs Viceroy and Goldroom. Delectable bites and libations by Zetta’s signature S&R lounge were in demand, while patrons drove Ignite GT race car simulators and explored the hotel’s unique Playroom, featuring classic and contemporary games. –Stephanie Rae Talmadge Jeff and Leslie Bergholt check out the hotel’s unique design details such as this chandelier made up of pieces of another broken chandelier. Saudia Utter and Shakira Niazi in front of the full-wall soccer ball Plinko game in the lobby. James Nicholas and Claudia Castillo Ross Juan Garcia, Jay Barmann and Tony Winnicker The crowd outside of Hotel Zetta Maria Barrios and Kattya Breitenbach have fun with some of the hotel’s kitschy design elements. 96 | | Summer 2013 photoS by Drew Altizer
House Party California
THE PARTY Hotel Zetta, San Fran's newest hot-spot hotel by Dawson Design Associates, celebrated its grand opening—although the building itself just had its 100th anniversary this year.
THE PLAYERS Ben Ainslie, Ron Conway, Jonathan Kauffman, Sonya Molodetskaya, Anna Weinberg THE SCENE Guests were treated to a live art installation and Djs Viceroy and Goldroom. Delectable bites and libations by Zetta's signature S&R lounge were in demand, while patrons drove Ignite GT race car simulators and explored the hotel's unique Playroom, featuring classic and contemporary games. —Stephanie Rae Talmadge
ARTS & CRAFT
THE PARTY Art enthusiasts united for the Opening Night Benefit Preview event of the Bay area's premier contemporary and modern art fair, artMRKT San Francisco. Zachary Brogue and Marissa Mayer served as co-chairs of the evening and welcomed the festival's special patrons. This year's preview night benefited the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and its new acquisition fund.
THE SCENE Guests enjoyed exclusive access to works of art and exhibits from the 70 galleries featured in the festival. A live performance piece by Michele Pred, titled "Miss Conception," commented on 21st century sexual politics. The award-winning SFJazz High School All-Stars Combo provided live music, while onlookers dined on delicious bites by McCalls. —Courtney Bowers
Mine the store!
THE PARTY Brown Jordan celebrated its new flagship showroom and first-ever retail design gallery at SoCo with a cocktail party attended by interior designers and the local who's who.
THE PLAYERS Wendy Rhiger, Steve Elton, Vance Pierce, Scott Ellis, Mike Stein, Randy Shorts, Chris Carmicle, Laurie Steele, Eric Carlson, Gene Moriarty
THE SCENE Design tastemakers mingled, enjoying light bites and cocktails by Jay's catering among the awardwinning furniture collections and lifestyle accessories at the newly bowed space. —Stephanie Davis Smith
THE PARTY Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach debuted the relaunch of The Bungalows with an invite-only crowd of professional surfers, business owners and local residents. Partygoers were able to take in the surf as they mingled with guests, sipped on drinks and perused the newly redesigned spaces.
THE PLAYERS Hobie Alter Sr., Peter "PT" Townend, Mark Occhilupo, Ian Cairns, Mickey Munoz, Alex Gray
THE SCENE Three-time Longboard World Champion Colin McPhillips was seen lounging in the Hobie and Tuvaludesigned bungalow, while artist Wolfgang Bloch mingled with the crowd in the Sleepy Hollow Group-designed bungalow. —Gillian Flynn
THE PARTY Hundreds of collectors made the trip to La Jolla's prestigious Madison Gallery to see Hunt Slonem's newest exhibit, Butterflies and Rebirth. Gallery owner Lorna York provided a tasty sit-down dinner where guests could meet the artist while admiring his works.
THE PLAYERS Lorna York, Madison York, Esteban Lopez
THE SCENE Internationally renowned, Slonem's collections are displayed in The Met, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney. Slonem's notorious rabbit collection was clearly a collector fave at the event. —SRT
THE PARTY Renowned artist Erik Skoldberg celebrated his first gallery opening with a showcase of his original fine art. Known for his use of vibrant colors and large, abstract paintings, Skoldberg presented his new collection, 3, to guests. Del Mar Plaza continues its evolution, with cool-kid galleries like Skoldberg's trying to revive the stalwart shopping and dining plaza with its famed ocean views.
THE SCENE The exhibit's stark white walls provided the perfect canvas for Skoldberg's bright scenes and guests meandered in awe as they got to mingle with the artist himself. —CB
The ParTy LCDQ celebrated its Legends gala, L.A.’s most anticipated annual design event sponsored by Angeleno and Modern Luxury Interiors California. This year’s theme was Time Capsule: The Past, Present, and Future of Design.
The Players Florence de Dampierre, Kathryn Ireland, Mary McDonald, Alex Papachristidis, Kelly Wearstler
The scene Acclaimed for the fantastical window displays, Legends also entertained attendees with panel discussions, exhibitions, book signings and the exclusive opening night gala. –SRT
PLAY TO THE GALLERY
THE PARTY Devotees of midcentury design celebrated the unveiling of Thomas Hayes Studio, a space filled with a compilation of furniture inspired by both Brazil and the California craftsman revolution.
THE PLAYERS Ross Cassidy, Trip Haenisch, Alex Garner
THE SCENE Partygoers made themselves at home in Hayes' 6,000-square-foot studio space turned modern art exhibition while admiring the high-end furniture pieces, including those hanging from the ceiling! Outside, guests chilled by the koi pond and enjoyed bites and cocktails around a fire pit. —Sierra Leone Starks
THE PARTY Famed appliance purveyor Fisher & Paykel hosted a West Coast Design event celebrating the launch of its DCS collaboration. The event gathered all of SoCal's top designers, architects, retailers and builders at Spark Woodfire Grill in Huntington Beach for Experience Two Brands, One Passion.
THE PLAYERS Treana Feeney, Melinda Aguilar, Eder Davila, Cisco Aguilar, Monica Vrenza, Gina Lathrum
THE SCENE The evening culminated around the company's iconic Social Kitchen concept, which shakes up traditional cooking methods. Guests munched on bites by Spark's chef Tom Shields and admired innovative appliances when not lounging by the fire pits. —CB
SUMMER IN THE CITY
THE PARTY Guests of MCASD's Summer Solstice Soiree had a chance to chat up artists in the galleries before dining on a family-style dinner catered by Campine and listening to sound artist Margaret Noble.
THE PLAYERS Kim MacConnel, Dr. Hugh M. Davies Jeffery Hollander, Viveca Bissonnette
THE SCENE The annual fundraiser for the museum had enthusiasts bidding on fantastic design objects and unique art packages. Sponsored by Avant Garde, the party was filled with architects, interior designers and notables from the fine art and design/architecture communities. –SDS
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