Photos by Drew Altizer
Gallery Owners Oliver and Karen Caldwell
Mark Rhodes and Karen Tamblyn
Pink Magazine Editor Mark Rhodes
San Francisco Luxury Living Publisher Damion Matthews
Jorge Maumer and Bahya Murad
Designer Lisa Alexander (Left)
Sobia Shiakh (Left)
Paul and Elizabeth Tauw
Willie Brown and Sonya Molodetskaya
Gary and OJ Shansby
On March 2, 2009, San Francisco's energy was radiant, the crowd exquisite and the ambience to die for....all the stars were aligned to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Bulgari store in San Francisco, the largest store in the U.S.
The spectacular soiree was hosted by Nicola Bulgari, vice Chairman and grandson of founder Sotirio Bulgari, and USA Managing Director, Veronika Treint, and produced impeccably by Allison Speer PR .
Without a doubt, it was the most anticipated event of the year. The extended VIP list of nearly 300 were treated to special libations inspired by Bulgar's signature fragrances and created with Grey Goose, delicious caviar, and of course, the float of Veuve Clicquot. Just as the cocktails delighted our palates, our ears enjoyed amazing jazz by Patrick Wolfe and DJ Max Chipchase.
The elegant three level and 13,000 square feet store displayed a spectacular collection of one-of-a-kind jewels and minaudieres from Bulgari's Vintage Archive Collection, previously displayed at the brand's 125th anniversary retrospective exhibition in Rome.
And, of course, San Francisco's most fabulous elite were dazzling with glam and glitz showcasing some revolutionary Bulgari pieces: Denise Hale, who was spotted with a super-sized diamond encrusted bracelet, custom made for her by Giorgio Bulgari, Mayor Gavin Newson, Vanessa Getty, Trevor and Alexis Traina, Oj Shasby, Marissa Mayer, Willy Brown, Sonya Molodetskaya, Dede Wilsey, Tatiana Sorokko, Angelique Griepp, Maggie Rizer, Paul and Elizabeth Touw, Lisa Alexander, Elizabeth Thieriot, Jenna Hunt, Sobia Shiakh among others.
BRAVO Allison Speer PR, your production was exquisitely tres chic!!!