Posts Tagged ‘Fiji Water’

ArtPoint’s French Kiss Bastille Celebration a Huge Success at Our de Young Museum

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Here’s what Bastille Day 2010 looked like over at Art Point‘s party at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park last night.

Les danseurs gogo frappez une pose…

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…and fire up the DJ, because…

…the guests have arrived:

This movie was being projected above the partygoers:

At first I though it might have been Liz Taylor/Joan of Arc but the above scene clued me in. It had ballerinas ‘n stuff – don’t know what movie it is. Oh well.

Now, there was lots to eat and drink, of course, but I think I’m through with the absinthe. Look at the contraptions you need to make it work:

But the petit fours proved popular:

When will the next ArtPoint party come?

Celebrate Bastille Day at the de Young Wednesday Night: ArtPoint’s French Kiss

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Starting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 14th, you can celebrate Bastille Day and catch Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay over at our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

It’ll run you a few francs but la barre sera “ouverte” so that should ease the pain.

Voyez-vous là!

“Toast the storming of the Bastille and the dawn of the modern era with ArtPoint. Join us on Wednesday, July 14, at the de Young, for a night of revelry and an after-hours viewing of Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.

The romance, the art, the joie de vivre! Please your palate with light, French-inspired fare and an array of specialty drinks from our open bar, including some deliciously unique absinthe cocktails. Expand your knowledge of European art and lose all inhibition on the dance floor with music from Bardot A Go Go. French Kiss takes inspiration from many eras throughout the history of France, calling for you to dress festively and prepare to immerse yourself in all things French.

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay presents nearly 100 works by the famous masters who called France their home during the mid-to-late 19th century and from whose midst arose one of the most original and recognizable of all artistic styles, Impressionism. The exhibition begins with paintings by the great academic artist Bouguereau and the arch-Realist Courbet, and includes American expatriate Whistler’s Arrangement in Gray and Black, No. 1, known to many as “Whistler’s Mother.” Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley are showcased with works dating from the 1860s through 1880s, and a selection of Degas paintings depict the ballet, the racetrack, and life in the Belle Époque.

Event Information:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Attire:

Third Estate, Aristocrat, Starving Artist, Coco Chanel—you decide!

General Admission:

$65 ArtPoint Members

$85 Non-Members

Event Chairs:

Gary Coover, Ayelet Konrad, Consuelo Pierrepont

ArtPoint gratefully acknowledges:

ACME Bread, Michael David Wines
Bardot a Go Go, Pernod Absinthe
Dragonfly Cakes, Pop Chips
FIJI Water, Pyramid Breweries
Golden Star Tea, TheAList.org
IZZE Sparkling Juice, Marin French Cheese Co

Benjamin and Peter Bratt Open the SFIFF with “La Mission” at La Castro

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The poor devils in the rush line out in front of the Castro Theatre this evening had to face fierce winds while waiting to see if they’d be let in to see La Mission. A sell-out crowd enjoyed the movie as well as bacon bon bons and PopChips at the after party in la mision.

Click to expand. It sort of looks like the 1950′s, right?

A good time was had by all.

Tonight: Benjamin Bratt’s “La Mission” Kicks Off the S.F. International Film Festival

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The 52nd Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, with 170 films from 62 countries, is kicking off tonight in the Castro with La Mission, directed by Peter Bratt and starring Benjamin Bratt. There’ll be an after party in the Mission as well – expect to see a few lowriders as a part of the celebration.

The nation’s oldest continuous celebration of movies is going to be mega this year. Watch the festival trailer here. More deets below.

Film
La Mission
7:00 pm
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street (near Market)

Kick off the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival with a West Coast premiere screening, special guests and a festive celebration with live entertainment, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a complimentary gift bag. Stars Benjamin Bratt, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Talisa Soto-Bratt and director Peter Bratt in person. Peter Bratt’s powerful and moving film is an ardent love letter to the vibrancy and daily struggles that take place in the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District. Full of affection for its characters, La Mission is a redemptive story of one man’s struggle to unlearn a lifetime of destructive habits.

Party
9:30 pm
Castro Theatre, Bruno’s/El Capitan Theatre

Celebrate Opening Night Mission style at two historic venues, the iconic Bruno’s and an adjoining outdoor setting on the site of the former El Capitan theater, with vintage lowriders from the film. Treat yourself to cool cocktails and international culinary delights while dancing to the Latin beats of salsa and rumba. You must be 21+ to attend the party.

FILM & PARTY members $70, general $85 Includes film and party, complimentary drinks, entertainment and hors d’oeuvres.

VIP FILM & PARTY $135 Includes reserved seating at the film, admission to the exclusive VIP Lounge, and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Food generously donated by Aidells Sausage Company; All Seasons Catering; Bristol Farms Market; Café Claude; Casa Sanchez Foods; Chaya Brasserie; Ciao Bella Gelato; Delfina Restaurant; Destino; Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana; First Crush Restaurant, Wine Bar & Lounge; Gitane Restaurant & Bar; Judy’s Breadsticks; La Méditerranée; Piccolo Teatro; Poleng Lounge; PopChips; Ramblas Tapas Bar; Serendipity! a catering company; La Tempesta Bakery; ThirstyBear Brewing Company; Whole Foods Market and Wolfgang Puck Express.

Beverages generously donated by Blue Angel Vodka, FIJI Water, Honest Tea, Magnanimus Wine Group,
Martha & Brothers Coffee, Mendocino Farms, Stella Artois, Talmadge Collection and Zola Brazilian
Superfruits.

Greenwashing the Bottled Water War – Fiji Water vs. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Gavin Newsom, America’s “most stylin’” mayor, has deservedly gotten lots of national attention for leading the charge against the bottled water industry. Take a look here at a scene from last month in San Francisco - he was somewhere inside this scrum of media and tap water fans. He’s got a tiger by the tail with this popular issue, much to the chagrin of industry giants Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Nestle.

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But what started this campaign? It was a conversation a while back the mayor had about his possession of some bottles of Fiji Water. Somebody pointed out a few things about the pros and cons (mostly the cons) of shipping drinking water from the South Pacific to San Francisco. The result is that he is an international leader on this issue.

Fair enough. But now it appears that Fiji Water is leading the campaign FOR bottle water. They’re attacking the anti-bottled water movement at an RSS 2.0-enabled website called FijiGreen. (They’ve just boosted the ad budget so you might be hearing more from them soon.)

First of all: FijiGreen!?! WTF? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Having dispensed with that, check out this blog entry written by “Fiji Green Gal” where she attempts to debunk the “food miles” myth. As you can see, she’s got her hands full when she doggedly replies to commenters.

You’re on your own after that. It’s up to you to make your own decision about how some people in the Republic of the Fiji Islands might benefit from Fiji Water bottling, about how some chefs just seem to love the stuff, about how they have an SVP working on these issues, etc. You might end up with a nuanced view or you might get so interested you’ll take the TreeHugger Survey.

Add it all up and see how all this compares with turning on the faucet when you’re thirsty or bottling your own tap water for those times when you’re on the go.