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March 12, 2018

Pars Generation+ Hosts Election Night Art & Culture Mixer

Pars Generation+ hosted a lively Art & Culture Mixer on Election Night 2016 at the Cambria Gallery in San Francisco. As young professionals and community leaders networked, they viewed the “Iran Unveiled” Photography Exhibit, as well as works by renowned Persian artist Elham Ashrafi and street artist Keyvan Shovir (a.k.a “CK1”). Social Scene
March 10, 2018

Love To Travel? Check Out These Tips!

Traveling by yourself can be a lot of fun. It can also be dangerous. There is a lot to do to not only stay safe but to also have fun on your trip. Continue reading to learn more about keeping yourself out of that vulnerable position. If you have to wear a suit on an overnight trip make sure it’s the right one. A wool suit will arrive fresher than one made of any other fiber. Hang it up in the bathroom when you arrive, turn the shower on hot, and close the door; let it steam for a while and all the wrinkles will drop out. It will look as good as new. Planning your travel in advance is always good advice to follow. Make sure to plan your trip at least a month or a few weeks in advance to ensure you have enough time to make changes. Planning ahead leaves more room for error and gives you more time to get the best deals on travel packages. One way to collect memories of your trip is to do crayon rubbings of architectural features, historical markers or even, just interesting textures. All you need is a crayon and […]
March 8, 2018

Ann and Gordon Getty host the Volti SF Chamber Chorus

At a party Wednesday November 16, Ann and Gordon Getty hosted the kickoff of Volti’s “On the Way to 40” campaign. Currently in its 38th season,San Francisco’s award-winning vocal ensemble is launching an ambitious campaign to support commissioning new works from contemporary American composers for its 40th anniversary season in 2018-2019, and taking those new works on tour to various cities across the country. Social Scene
March 7, 2018

Advice To Help You Get More Out Of Your Trips

It doesn’t matter why you are traveling, it can be a fun experience. Of course, you should follow suggestions and tips from those in the know. This article can help get you properly prepared to make any trip easier and more enjoyable. Keep them in mind when you are planning for your next trip. This may seem like common sense, but one important thing to be sure of when you are traveling is that you’re reservations for hotels, flights, visits to attractions and monuments, etc. are correct. Double check confirmation e-mails and contact customer service if anything seems amiss. You don’t want to miss a flight, an attraction, or spend a night wandering around town because the reservation was not what and when you thought it was. If you have to wear a suit on an overnight trip make sure it’s the right one. A wool suit will arrive fresher than one made of any other fiber. Hang it up in the bathroom when you arrive, turn the shower on hot, and close the door; let it steam for a while and all the wrinkles will drop out. It will look as good as new. If you are traveling to […]
March 6, 2018

Proper Traveling Tips For More Successful Trips

Your next vacation should be relaxing and stress free. You have worked hard and paid a lot of money to spend that time doing what you want to do where you want to do it. Let us help put your mind at ease with these simple steps that you can take to ensure your happiness, while traveling. Use plenty of plastic when packing. Putting your clothes, toiletries, and other items in clear plastic bags is always a smart way to pack when traveling. Not only does it help you organize, it also keeps your possessions safe. If the bag should be exposed to the elements on the tarmac, the contents of your bag will stay dry. If you are staying at a lower-cost or no-name hotel when traveling, never put your bag on the bed. Be sure to check the sheet and spreads for bugs. If you must take your clothing out of your luggage, hang it in the closet instead of putting in the dresser or onto the furniture. Bedbugs are a major problem in North American hotels. When you travel, it’s tempting to try to pack activities into every spare minute. But you should also plan for some […]
March 6, 2018

Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s Holiday Heroes 2016

On Monday, December 5, kids of all ages – including 300 underserved children from the Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s (WWFC) organizations – had the exclusive opportunity to meet local athletes, gain rare access to the San Francisco Giants’ dugout and batting tunnels, and enjoy ballpark fare during this one-of-a-kind holiday celebration. Social Scene
March 4, 2018

All Your Travel Questions To Ensure A Great Trip

You may want to treating yourself, loved one, or family member to a bit of recreational travel. That is a great idea! A well planned trip can provide an opportunity for a little relaxation and a chance to broaden your cultural experiences. Or, perhaps you are preparing for that next business trip and wouldn’t mind an idea to make it go smoother. This article will provide you with a few tips to help make your next trip a success. When you arrive in a new hotel room, let the hot water run in the shower for a little while. Even the nicest of hotels can be somewhat dirty. Letting the hot water run will help kill spores that the regular cleaning might have missed. You aren’t paying for the water bill in the room anyway. When travelling on a road trip, make sure you bring a bag with you for trash. Even people who don’t normally eat in the car will during long road trips, especially if you don’t want to stop to eat and add more time to your trip. A trash bag can help you keep the mess and clutter to a minimum. If you are traveling to […]
March 2, 2018

SF Opera’s An Evening on the Stage honoring Franklin P. (“Pitch”) Johnson, Jr.

On Monday December 5th, the San Francisco Opera Guild honored entrepreneur, opera patron and former Chairman of the Board, Franklin P. (Pitch) Johnson at An Evening on the Stage. The black-tie gala dinner was set on the stage of the War Memorial Opera house in San Francisco. Social Scene
March 2, 2018

Advice That Can Help New And Old Travelers

You’ve done it. You have booked that trip that you have always wanted. That’s great! Or maybe it’s a trip that is related to work or family business. You probably have a lot of questions on what to do, what to pack, etc. Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your traveling plans. When taking a road trip to an unfamiliar area, be sure that your car is serviced and you have a full tank of gas. The last thing you need is to break down, unaware of where the nearest gas station is. Keep an empty gas can in the trunk of your car in the event that you run out of gas. You will be able to make your way to the nearest service station and fill up the can, rather than calling someone out to do that for you. Print out directions and confirmation numbers ahead of time when you are traveling. If you have a smart phone, you can save these important pieces of information in a file in your phone for easy access later. You will be much more at ease if you know ahead of time how and where […]
February 28, 2018

Can You Believe It? Unforgettable Tips For The Traveler

Whether traveling for work or traveling for play, there are many steps you can take to ensure that your trip goes smoothly and pleasantly. An inexperienced traveler may not know how to find the cheapest flight, the best hotel rates or those off-the-beaten-track vacation spots that are a must for anyone with children. All the do’s and don’ts, ins and outs, and ups and downs of traveling are outlined for you in the following article, so you can have a safe, economical and exciting trip from start to finish. Always keep important information on hand when you travel abroad. These documents should include the embassy or consulate website of the place you’re traveling, phone number, and address. You will need their assistance should you encounter legal troubles. They can give you assistance with any hiccups along the road. If you’re purchasing souvenirs as gifts while traveling, be creative. You can use a local newspaper as gift wrap to give it a special touch. This works especially well if the newspaper is in a foreign language or has photographs. Other low-cost souvenir gifts, include matchbooks, coasters and clean napkins. Look beyond the touristy souvenir shops. To find a souvenir that will […]