Monday, October 19, 2009

Benefactors party

Thursday night-

It was a hot and unusually humid night in San Francisco - but that didn't stop the festivities for the Benefactors party, hosted by Austin Hills (as in Napa Valley favorite, Grgich Hills wine!) at his wonderful house on Jackson Street overlooking Alta Plaza Park. Upon entering, you were embraced by an outside foyer of ivy into a grand dark paneled foyer. You also were greeted by hords of SFFAS patrons enjoying themselves.

The living room and dining room were the perfect place for laughter and fun. The spaces are so proportional and everyone enjoyed the collections of art and artifacts grouped together. Quite possibly the "HOT SPOT" or “COOL SPOT” (depending on your point of view) of the evening was the outside terrace off of the living room, where people enjoyed the fresh air on the warm night.

The space was cleverly designed with a large scale mirror on one end covered with trellis - which was a real optical illusion. Everyone thought that space just went on and on- and with the reflection of the mirror and all of the people- it magnified the fun that everyone was having. The countdown to showtime begins…

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