All photos by Drew Altizer Photography
It was a black-tie affair when Sophisticate Interiors unveiled a newly expanded Serenity Med Spa at 126 Post Street in San Francisco on the evening of March 26th. The fresh new space, headed up by Sophie Azouaou and her team, Studio Perez and RW Simone Company, focuses on eco-friendly and green design. Fittingly, a green-carpet cocktail soiree hosted by Azouaou, Eileen Blum Bourgade and Dr. Clara Shayevich, was held to benefit the Richmont Ermet Aids Foundation (REAF), where Azouaou sits on the Board of Directors.
Over 250 guests walked the green carpet to the second floor where they were treated to a ribbon cutting ceremony by Richard Blum, husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein. And the evening was just getting started! Immediately following the commemorative ribbon-cutting, William Lee presented a certificate of honor to Serenity MedSpa and Drs. Lisa and David Kang on behalf of Mayor Ed Lee. Then, American jazz legend Paula West and violonist virtuoso Lea Bourgade took to the stage to deliver a powerful performance. Following the entertainment was San Francisco’s beloved, Emmy award-winning host Liam Mayclem, who conducted a live auction which raised $6,800 for the Richmont Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF), in addition to a $1,000 birthday present from philanthropist Antonio White to REAF, in honor of Sophie Azouaou.
A touched Azouaou remarked, “As a REAF Board of Director, I am thankful we were able to raise much needed funds through the grand opening event. The icing on the cake was the unexpected $1,000 birthday gift from my friend Antonio White, to REAF.”
Notables in attendance were Joel Goodrich, Wilkes Bashford, Brenda Zarate, Jorge Maumer, Teresa Rodriguez, Pernella Sommerville, Kerah Cotrell, Keath Hunter, John Rosin, Lora DuBain, Vasily Vein, Aubrey Brewster, Debra Caywood-Rukas, Olga Dubrovsky, Rosalina Lyndster, Sallie Hunting, Barbara Brown, Mathew Kimball, Natalia Urutia Hernandez, Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian, Jerold Osato, Dianne Yancey, Damion Matthews, Anne Laury and Elizabeth Thierot.
Located in the heart of San Francisco at 126 Post Street on the 2nd floor, across from the famous Gumps store, Serenity MedSpa is one of the biggest Medical spas in San Francisco. It has established itself with its cutting edge treatments ranging from weight-loss solutions, ground-breaking cellulite treatments and anti- aging procedures to name a few.