Olivia Decker Hosted Events

An Elegant Evening in the Court of Honor


Trevor Traina, Marissa Mayer and Alexis Traina attend de Young An Elegant Evening in the Court of Honor

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco welcomed over 200 guests to the Legion of Honor for the annual black-tie gala dinner event An Elegant Evening in the Court of Honor on December 13. Honorary gala chair Diane (Dede) Wilsey, and gala chairs Jack Calhoun, Lorna Meyer Calas, and Lisa Zanze led the event.

Robert Beadle and Navid Armstrong Lisa Zanze, Jack Calhoun and Lorna Meyer Calas

This annual fundraising event benefits essential funding for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and expands accessibility to all families at both the de Young and the Legion of Honor…

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Rosewood Sand Hill + Lucid Air = Stellar Sense of Place

Rosewood hotel group is known for its ‘sense of place’ hospitality. No two hotels within its 30 hotel portfolio are the same. Each is a fitting reflection of its location, right down to the house cars featured at every stunning property. At Rosewood Sand Hill, in the heart of California’s tech-forward Silicon Valley, ‘sense of place’ is well-illustrated in the resort’s exclusive partnership with Lucid Air vehicles—the preeminent luxury electric vehicle brand that sets a new standard within its industry.

Rosewood Sand Hill’s Lucid Air House Cars. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Sand Hill

Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating advanced technologies and the most…

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M Stark Gallery Opening Reception

After weeks of winter storms and road closures, Half Moon Bay was treated to a beautiful day of sunshine and a bright new addition to Main Street—M Stark Gallery. The new contemporary fine arts gallery represents Marianna Stark’s love of her native Bay Area and devotion to its contemporary artists. The grand opening party drew a festive crowd that included Half Moon Bay locals, Bay Area artists, art collectors, and members of Marianna Stark’s vast circle of friends and colleagues from San Francisco and Oakland.  More than 100 guests spilled out into the front yard and sidewalk and lined the front staircase to witness the ceremonial ribbon cutting, conducted by the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce. The newly…

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Events Calendar: March / April 2023

“In like a lion, out like a lamb.” The proverb reminds us that spring brings a robust season of galas, events, music, dance, film, theater and more. Note: Recognized by the United Nations since 1977, Women’s Day is March 8 and Easter Sunday falls on April 9.


Through May 1
Asian Art Museum | Color Trip: Yoshida Hokada’s Modern Prints

courtesy Asian Art Museum 

Fifty colorful works by an influential Japanese artist. From a family famed for travel and nature prints blending Japanese and Western artistic styles, this is a first-ever U.S. solo exhibition by Yoshida Hokada. Exhibitions.asianart.org

Through May 14
Legion of Honor | Sargent and Spain

Majorcan Fisherman by John Singer Sargent,…

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Treat Yourself to a Chase Center Theater Box


San Francisco has long been known as a theater town. Opera, symphony, and Broadway shows are for the taking, nearly any time of year. So it was only a matter of time before a new kind of theater experience emerged within the City’s most exciting new entertainment venue, the 18,064-seat Chase Center.

Best known as the home of the Golden State Warriors (whose sellout games leave fans clamoring for tickets), the venue also hosts a number of additional marquee events throughout the year. More than 200 concerts, shows, cultural and sporting events provide egalitarian opportunity for all to experience the state-of-the-art arena, for which its art collection alone is worth a visit. (The venue features…

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Exclusive interviews with four international bestselling authors

Authors’ words, like genies, trapped within the pages of their books lay dormant until we open them, releasing the glorious sagas that reside in their sentences.

Authors invent alternative realities. They have the incredible ability to make the written word create fantastic, mysterious, tragic, and humorous tales that sweep us off to other worlds. They help us find hidden truths and sometimes let us get lost in the fantasies they create. We become attached to their fictitious characters as if we know these people. Who hasn’t walked past Tiffany’s and thought about Holly Golightly or wanted to throw a party as extravagant as Jay Gatsby? The best part is that we get to enjoy…

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Celebrating the world premiere by choreographer-in-residence Yuri Possokhov

San Francisco Ballet 90th Anniversary Opening Night Gala 2023 

San Francisco’s society was abuzz at the San Francisco Ballet’s Gala. Joyful anticipation and with guests wardrobed in lavish gowns and colorful tuxedos filled the gilded theater. The launch of the season was extra-special because the San Francisco Ballet was celebrating its 90-year legacy with a non-traditional twist.

Danielle St.Germain and Tamara Rojo  Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi  Yurie Pascarella, Jack Calhoun and Yuan Yuan Tan Krista Giovara, Lisa Zabelle, Roman Gronkowski, Barbara Brown, Chip Zecher and Pam Preston

The program included excerpts from their next@90 festival,…

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Exclusive Breakfast at Tiffany Experience

I have been a member of the San Francisco Opera Guild’s board of directors since 1995, and I support the annual fundraising event at the Spring Fashion Show and Auction, hosted by Neiman Marcus, by purchasing one particular auction item: a trip to New York Fashion Week to attend an iconic fashion designer’s show, take a tour of the atelier, and interview that designer for my magazine’s spring fashion issue.

This year, the auction package included an exclusive “Breakfast at Tiffany” experience at Tiffany & Co.’s store in New York for 10 guests plus a $2,000 credit toward a dream piece of Tiffany jewelry. I was a big fan of the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961, when I was a little girl dreaming to go to…

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Napa’s Lighted Art Festival

Art after dark

It had been a while since I casually meandered through the streets of Napa. On that particular afternoon, the streets were crowded and festive with an infectious electric energy. It was the eve before the Chinese New Year. Street performers, drum troupes, and traditional Chinese dragons banged to the beat to celebrating the upcoming new Year of the Rabbit, symbolizing wisdom, power, and wealth. One couldn’t help but feed off the energy in the crowd.

Restaurants overflowed with customers, and the evening was crisp and cool. Thankful for the break in the weather, locals and visitors alike took to the streets in hopeful anticipation of what was to come. However, it wasn’t only the anticipation of good…

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An intimate evening with Andrea Bocelli and family

Nestled in a 4-acre, park-like setting in Burlingame is the stunning historic Kohl Mansion, which was the setting for a once-in-a-lifetime evening of music and fine dining with operatic superstar Andrea Bocelli on December 2. The evening benefited the educational programs of Festival Napa Valley and the work of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, founded in 2011 and through which Bocelli leverages his deep connections and bonds of trust to help some of the world’s most disadvantaged people, children, and communities.

Larisa Martinez Rick Walker, Maria Manetti Shrem, Mauro Aprile Zanetti and Olivia Decker Tara Uytengsu, Michael Uytengsu and Maya Bloomberg Terry Uytengsu, Christian Uytengsu, Candice…

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