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11.7.13 111 Minna Gallery

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10.16.13 Bubble Lounge

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8.13.13 Cigar Bar & Grill

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4.25.13 Alibi

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3.28.13 Swig

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2.13.13 Monarch

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1.8.13 Monroe

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11.30.12 Playland Bar

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10.24.12 O3 Bistro

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9.25.12 The Parlor

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8.24.12 Bluxome Winery

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8.2.12 St. Stephen's Green

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7.11.12 Bubble Lounge

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6.14.12 Circa

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5.10.12 Sugar Lounge

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4.11.12 Zen Lounge

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2.29.12 Monarch

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2.8.12 Xanh

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1.26.12 The Cosmopolitan

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12.8.11 Eve Lounge

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11.9.11 British Bankers Club

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10.26.11 Roe

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9.28.11 Chambers

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9.13.11 Barrel House Bar

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8.23.11 Monroe

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7.28.11 Swig

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7.6.11 Cafe Renzo

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4.13.11 Bubble Lounge

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3.31.11 Bistro 412

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2.17.11 Sloane

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1.19.11 Charisma & Leadership


12.2.10 Taverna Aventine

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11.17.10 Le Club

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10.21.10 Ambassador

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10.13.10 Wine Tasting @ Vino Locale

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9.21.10 Game Night @ 330 Ritch

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8.25.10 Bubble Lounge

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7.28.10 Bistro 412

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7.7.10 Americano

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6.10.10 Circa

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5.20.10 Manor West

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4.29.10 Sloane

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4.21.10 Olivia Fox Cabane Presentation

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3.25.10 Cellar360

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2.23.10 The Republic

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1.27.10 Project One

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12.16.09 The Reserve

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12.14.09 Greenhouse

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12.05.09 LA Holiday Penthouse

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11.19.09 Georges

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11.19.09 Cain Luxe

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11.11.09 Bar Marmont

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10.21.09 The Griffin

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10.16.09 Lux Lounge

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08.28.09 Matrix


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08.24.09 Gansevoort Hotel


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08.16.09 Shangri-La


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07.23.09 Enrico's


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07.22.09 The Park


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07.16.09 Crown Bar


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06.25.09 W Hotel


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06.23.09 Maritime


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05.27.09 Coco de Ville


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05.20.09 Kiss and Fly


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04.23.09 Harlot


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04.21.09 Green Door


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03.27.09 Supper Club


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03.18.09 Cabana Club


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03.07.09 Studio @ Fred Segal


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02.28.09 Station House

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02.10.09 Stone Rose

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01.29.09 111 Minna Gallery

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01.07.09 Les Deux

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12.13.08 LA Holiday Party

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10.22.07 Holly's West

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8.11.07 Standard Pool Party


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12.8.06 Holiday Bash


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11.14.06 Social Hollywood


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8.23.06 Tropicana Party


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Thursday, December 19th
7:00pm - 10:00 pm

Raven Bar
1151 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Advanced RSVP Requested:

Early Elf Ticket
through 12/11: $12

Advanced Online Ticket: $15

Day Of & At The Door: $20

Santa's Helpers Group Ticket: 4 for $45 PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin'?! Join us for our annual TIPS toast to the holidays! We’ll be kicking-off the festivities December 19th at hotspot Raven Bar. Come celebrate the Holiday season with a little bit of nostalgic flair!

We'll be decking the halls with plenty of holly so be sure to don your most glamorous and festive cocktail attire! There will be $6-7 Drink Specials All Night, so come mingle under the mistletoe at this exclusive venue with old friends and new whilst enjoying sparkly cocktails and festive conversation.

We'll be distinguishing the naughty from the nice and we will be playing the hottest beats of the season ALL NIGHT, so make sure to continue the party with fellow San Francisco Party Goers well into the chilly, wintry night!

Civic Center BART is 5-7 Mins walk. Street Parking available.

**SAVE When You Purchase A Santa's Helpers Group Ticket 4 for $45!!!**


RSVP
• When you register for the event, print out your confirmation screen and use that as your ticket into the event.
• We will have a guest list at the door as back-up in case you forget your confirmation print-out.
• If you buy tickets for guests, they should check-in as your +1s under your name at the door. 
• Advance Registration will be open through noon on the day of the event (or until we sell-out, whichever happens first).

Hum-Bug Details
*You must be 21 to attend & plan to drink responsibly. Designate a driver, take the subway, or just sober up before leaving. You're an adult now.
*No refunds or cancellations permitted.




recent events

111 Minna Gallery

TIPS11.7.13 | 111 Minna Gallery -- Night's have been cooler and the holidays were right around the corner! TIPS joined forces with our friends at Three Day Rule where we mixed and mingled over some fantastic art! We enjoyed cocktails and music and partied the night away with fellow alumni!
Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's Artistic Smiles!

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Bubble Lounge

TIPS10.13.13 | Bubble Lounge -- The leaves in the trees were changing and Autumn was in the air! We gathered together this October for some sparkly spirits and cool conversations with fellow TIPS members and alumni. We followed the bubbles and drank up, enjoying this entertaining and fabulous night of fun!
Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's Bubbly Smiles!

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Cigar Bar & Grill

TIPS8.13.13 | City Bar & Grill -- Hot! Hot! Hot! The nights heated up this summer and what better way to cool off than with a ice cold cocktail, a savory cigar, and tons of the city's young professionals?! TIPS and friends gathered this July at as we served up a night of sultry conversation and good times!
Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's Summer Smiles!

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Alibi

TIPS4.25.13 | Alibi -- Spring Mists filled the air and we embraced the Springtime with a whole lot of dancing, celebration, and fun at the laid back and always entertaining Alibi! Each guest was treated to a night of witty conversations and amazing selections of specialty cocktails! Not just what the other high school team ain't got for being U.G.L.Y., Alibi was a true treat for TIPS!
Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's goodtimes!

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Swig

TIPS3.28.13 | Swig -- Spring was right around the corner and the promise of warm breezes, floral blossoms, and soothing sunshine filled the air! We said 'Good Bye to Winter' and 'Hello to March' as we sipped adventurous and fresh cocktails and treated our palates to a delectable collection of whiskeys! The beats played and we danced Winter away with TIPS friends old and new...
Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's happy faces!

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Monarch

TIPS2.13.13 | Monarch -- We flirted our way through February as we brushed elbows with Cupid and sipped on sexy sophistication at the sleek Monarch! We mingled among elements of Victorian, Steampunk and Art Nouveau design. The vintage decor made it the perfect environment for fun and indulgence. Yum!
Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's smiles!

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Monroe

TIPS1.8.13 | Monroe -- Old Hollywood Glitz and Glam shined on TIPS this January at Monroe! We gathered together for our first party of the New Year and enjoyed delicious cocktails, delectable bites, and sultry conversation that would make Marilyn herself jealous. What a way to start 2013!
Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's stars!

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Playland Bar

TIPS11.30.12 | Playland Bar -- The carnival came to town for TIPS at Playland this November! We mingled under the ferris wheel lights in this beautiful two story cocktail bar, paying homage to the original Playland on Ocean Beach until 1972. We feasted on treats, sweets, and Cotton Candy Cosmos with fellow TIPSers. Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's attendees!

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O3 Bistro

TIPS10.24.12 | O3 Bistro -- We took a walk on the wild side at O3 Bistro. Halloween was just around the corner and the night was primed for a few lively spirits. We laughed, we cackled and we sparked our inner spook with all our favorite Ivy+ alumni! Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's ghoulish grins!

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The Parlor

TIPS9.25.12 | The Parlor -- TIPS gathered our local young alumni and filled a night with sipping, light conversation, shots and devil's advocate. We gave our gathered members either a reprieve from the pettiness of politics or opportunity to practice their verbal fencing. Click on any of the images below to view a slideshow of the night's connects!

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Bluxome Winery

TIPS8.24.12 | Bluxome Winery -- Wine is the pride of all Californians. And TIPS wanted to treat you to some supple nectar coaxed from luscious Californian grapes. Our members dropped by Bluxome Winery, where we handed them their first glass to spark the evening.


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St. Stephen's Green

TIPS8.2.12 | St. Stephen's Green -- We found the perfect summer oasis in the city and decided to invite all our Ivy Plus alumni to come kick back on the green. St. Stephen's green, far from being a place for reverie, was the perfect locale for our alumni to mix and mingle, away from the stresses of the city.

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Bubble Lounge

TIPS7.11.12 | Bubble Lounge -- Our mid-summer soirée at the Bubble Lounge was brimming with mid-summery connects and brainy bacchanalians! The lounge served aver 300 champagnes, turning an arbitrary date in July into an occasion for celebration! Click on any images below to watch the night's smiles cascade across the screen.

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Circa

TIPS6.14.12 | Circa -- TIPS brought our young alumni out for a night of celebrating the moment. The scene was set at Circa, an area designed by Michael Brennan. Ethereal images of flowers by artist, Neil Seth Levine, adorned the walls of the venue. Complimentatry appetizers and Ivy+ laughter flowed freely the whole evening through. Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a slideshow of a night staged just before the summer solstice!

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Sugar lounge

TIPS5.10.12 | Sugar Lounge -- The month brought plenty of flowers and marked the transition from spring to summer. TIPS filled the void on your social calendar with a young alumni party at Sugar Lounge. The night was full of cool connects and smiling exchanges. Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a slideshow of the almost summery night!

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Zen lounge

TIPS4.11.12 | Zen Lounge -- April marked the official start of spring. The month was stained with some very sunshiney days and carried the glimmer of a summer not too far away. Whether you were teary eyed from a break up or just from allergies, TIPS thought it proper to color an evening with some spring-time mixing and mingling. Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a slideshow of the night’s connects!

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Monarch

TIPS2.29.12 | Monarch -- The month of February was full of frolicking fools and the singles population of San Francisco came carelessly close to a candy-coated heart-shaped aneurysm. Luckily the month found its end toasted by a TIPS cocktail party at Monarch! Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a slideshow of the night’s connects!

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Xanh

TIPS2.8.12 | Xanh -- The month of February was full of frolicking fools and the singles population of San Francisco was a hair's breadth away from a candy-coated heart-shaped aneurysm. There was only so much avoiding of red roses and fleeing from mountains of heart-shaped chocolate boxes that we could do. So in February, TIPS offered up a fabulous alternative to blind dates and secret admirers! Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a slideshow of the night’s connects!

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The Cosmopolitan

TIPS1.26.12 | The Cosmopolitan -- TIPS was dying to toast the New Year with good drinks and even better company! We hijacked The Cosmopolitan for our first bash of 2012, a night which upheld our New Year's resolution to fill 2012 with warm Ivy Plus laughter & cool connects. Click on any of the thumbnails below to bask in the brilliance of the night's smiles.

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Eve Lounge

TIPS12.8.11 | Eve Lounge -- 'Twas the hour before TIPS holiday party, and all through the town, Gorgeous people were primping, not a sign of a frown; Stockings were matched to garter belts with care, Knowing festivities soon would be there; Nobody was nestled all snug in their beds, And visions of sugar plum martinis danced in their heads... TIPS gleefully rewrote holiday party traditions of the past!! Click on any of the images below to view the nights laughs!

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British Bankers Club

TIPS11.9.11 | British Bankers Club -- The calendar pushed us head-on towards the cold-spiced winds of winter, we took a few hours to honor the sacrifices plump turkeys were making across the country. We came out to the British Bankers Club where warm conversation was a subtle substitute for the crackling hearth of home. Click on any of the images below to feel the glowing warmth from the night's smiles!

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Roe

TIPS10.26.11 | Roe -- TIPS was your treat this October as we offered an evening filled with delightful spirits. You gave in to your darker demons, listened to that fallen angel and came out on a school night. TIPS replaced your gym water bottle with a martini glass, and we all stayed out way past the bewitching hour! Click on any of the images below to see a slideshow of the night's photos!

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Chambers Eat & Drink

TIPS9.28.11 | Chambers Eat & Drink -- Be Amazing! One simple message rang out during the evening at Chanbers Eat & Drink. Our Ivy Plus alum were of course more than happy to oblige. The vibe was cool and chic and the party proved to be the perfect cocktail gathering poised on the edge of October. Click on any of the thumbnails below to bask in the brilliance of the night's smiles.

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Barrel House Bar

TIPS9.13.11 | Barrel House Bar -- Harvest season arrived and the grapes hung heavily on vineyard stems. So we brought out our favorite Ivy Plus alum out to Barrel House Bar to taste the best that the season had to offer! We came and raised a glass filled with the ripeness of past seasons, a toast to future glasses of wine. Click on any of the thumbnails below to bask in the brilliance of the night's smiles.

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Monroe

TIPS8.23.11 | Monroe -- Marilyn Monroe's name is synonymous with pop culture, and we payed tribute in the only way that seemed to fit, by throwing a perfectly frivolous cocktail party at no other lounge than Monroe! Click on any of the thumbnails below to bask in the brilliance of the night's smiles.

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Swig

TIPS7.28.11 | Swig -- Swig, not the typical verbage associated with an evening of social networking, but when a venue featured artisan cocktails crafted with local fresh produce, and delivered a mixed drink which carefully evoked each ingredient; swig became a recurring theme throughout the evening. TIPS came out for a night at Swig where sipping was acceptable and it was certainly safe to tipple! But gulping and quaffing were left for another night. Click on any of the thumbnails below to bask in the brilliance of the night's smiles.

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Cafe Renzo

TIPS7.6.11 | Cafe Renzo -- So you couldn't make it to Naples this year, and that flight to Palermo was all booked. Or maybe there just wasn't anyone willing to watch your dog. This July, TIPS wanted you to enjoy an Italian summer, without all that bothersome jet lag! We came out for a night of cocktails at Café Renzo, the mark of authentic Italian, this side of the Atlantic! The warmth of Italy was present for all our San Franciscan TIPSters to enjoy. Click on any of the thumbnails below to bask in the brilliance of the night's smiles.

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Bubble Lounge

TIPS4.13.11 | Bubble Lounge -- Have you ever noticed how champagne always seems to appear out of nowhere during times of celebration? Like at weddings, graduations and felony acquittals? Well we poured on the spontaneous eruptions of bubbly this month, because TIPS celebrated this month's bash at Bubble Lounge, the Bay Area's undisputed mecca of the Cadillac of inebriation libations. We brushed up on our French champagne vocab (Moet, Vueve and newcomer Fountain Bidet), practiced looking refined while holding effete flutes, and joined our fellow young alumni for a night of effervescent exuberance. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Bistro 412

TIPS3.31.11 | Bistro 412 -- Since March hadn't already given us quite enough fun and frolicking, TIPS invited you out on March 31st for some final festivities. We celebrated Cesar Chavez day, National Tater Day, Bunsen Burner Day, the Anniversary of the Publication of the first United States Map, and National Clam On The Half Shell Day - All of which just happen to fall on this last day of the month! You can thank us later for reminding you. So if you were looking for an excuse to meet up with your favorite Ivy+ alums for a drink, then we had you covered! Click on any of the thumbnails below to see a slideshow of the night's smiles!

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Sloane

TIPS2.17.11 | Sloane -- This year TIPS gave you a chance to get a "re-do" on Valentines day as we invited you to join us for our Young Alum Party on Thursday February 17th. The party was hosted at Sloane, San Francisco's swankiest venue nestled in the heart of the city which was perfect for all of us to get our cupid on! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Charisma & Leadership: Olivia Fox Cabane

TIPS1.19.11 | Charisma & Leadership -- You never get a second chance to make a great first impression; so you'd better get it right the first time. TIPS helped you out on that score: We secured Forbes columnist and internationally renowned speaker Olivia Fox Cabane for her keynote presentation: The Science of Trust, Influence and Persuasion. The workshop was hosted by Wharton SF and Olivia, was fantastic; truly engaging, interesting, and inspiring.  The presentation was topped off with a great food spread; from filling appetizers to yummy desserts. And last but not least, the beer and wine were unlimited and helped everyone get started on their own charisma and leadership skills. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Taverna Aventine

The Party12.2.10 | Taverna Aventine -- On the second day of December, Ivy Plusers were invited to a rather festive frolic at Taverna Aventine! We decked the halls with boughs of holly, and sported our most festive attire, as we rang in the holiday season with an exceptionally fun evening of convivial carousing! San Fran's newest den of iniquity, Taverna Aventine, was perfect for mingling and getting merry with friends old and new in an ambiance that had the feel of the Barbary Coast when the Gold Rush was at its peak. Click on the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow of the night's smiles.


         

Le Club

TIPS11.17.10 | Le Club -- We dusted off our smoking jackets and ascots and met up at San Francisco's most desirable venue: Le Club for an elegant evening of imbibing and socializing! We mingled with our favorite Ivy League alums at the onyx topped bar whilst sipping on classic cocktails and then moved to the billiards room to reignite old rivalries! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Ambassador

TIPS10.21.10 | Ambassador -- Inspired by the setting, perhaps, last night gave us an opportunity to lay down our arms, cast aside years of animosity, and reach across the aisle to share a toast, or two! We used our diplomatic prowess to forge new ties among traditional rivals - Harvard v. Yale, Stanford v. Berkeley, Girl v. Boy, etc. for a connecting-cocktailing-TIPS-ing night. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Wine Tasting @ Vino Locale

TIPS10.13.10 | Vino Locale -- TIPS held an evening of beautiful food and wine, amongst the fine company of fellow Ivy Plus alums. We made new connections and strengthened old ones in the midst of a gorgeous garden with a glass of excellent wine in hand. It was a luxurious way to spend a Wednesday evening! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Game Night @ 330 Ritch

TIPS9.21.10 | Game Night -- Remember when you used to steal Monopoly money from the bank when all the other players weren't looking? Or when you'd surreptitiously move your battleship after your opponent had scored a direct hit? Or how you'd "accidentally" glance at the answer card in Trivial Pursuit when your questioner wasn't properly concealing it? Phew! So do we. So in that spirit of friendly-yet-cut-throat competition, TIPS brought you to a night of gaming among your young alum peers: We toppled the towers of Jenga, Ruled at Risk, and Cratered the Competition of Cranium. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Bubble Lounge

TIPS8.25.10 | Bubble Lounge -- Have you ever noticed how champagne always seems to appear out of nowhere during times of celebration? Like at weddings, graduations and felony acquittals? Well we poured on the spontaneous eruptions of bubbly this month, because TIPS celebrated this month's bash at Bubble Lounge, the Bay Area's undisputed mecca of the Cadillac of inebriation libations. We brushed up on our French champagne vocab (Moet, Vueve and newcomer Fountain Bidet), practiced looking refined while holding effete flutes, and joined our fellow young alumni for a night of effervescent exuberance. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Bistro 412

TIPS7.28.10 | Bistro 412 -- It had been a while since we planted a flag in Palo Alto. But then neighborhood upstart Tesla went public and released that banging new Roadster; and local behemoth Facebook at least pretended to care about privacy concerns ... and, well ... Palo Alto, we just couldn't quit you. On the contrary, we embraced you and your luscious weather by holding this month's event at a gorgeous outdoor venue: Bistro 412, where we tipped a glass or two with our fellow young alumni. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Americano

TIPS7.7.10 | Americano -- This July marked the 43rd anniversary of San Francisco's "Summer of Love." Didn't see it coming? Don't worry. We did. And to show you some love of our own, we snagged a venue with an outdoor patio that looks out on the majestic sweep of the Bay Bridge. Because everyone looks good in afternoon light. Yes, even pasty dot-com'ers. That's why we came out and soaked up some love among our fellow TIPSsters. It's what Haight-Ashbury 1.0 would have wanted. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Circa

TIPS6.10.10 | Circa -- This being the Bay Area, it's a decent bet you're reading this on your iPad. That being the case, we commemorated the launch of that luscious piece of hardware by hosting this event at a place that takes design almost as seriously as the folks in Cupertino. We're talking about Circa -- the restaurant lounge designed by Michael Brennan, the artistic powerhouse behind some of San Fran's most beautiful restaurants, including including Cortez, Jardiniere, Farallon, Le Petit Robert and Tartare. We put down our iPads and came out to mix it up with some friends in real life. Because there's no app for that. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Manor West

TIPS5.20.10 | Manor West -- Yes, we're aware: When May time rolls around in San Francisco, it's hard to think about anything else besides donning a pink gorilla suit for the Bay to Breakers race. Well we kept the gorilla suits handy after the race and brought them with us to this month's TIPS bash. It was a funky contrast to the slick, swanky atmosphere of our venue: Manor West. There we were able to regale our friends with tales of running through 27 San Francisco micro-climates over the course of the race. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Sloane

TIPS4.29.10 | Sloane -- We know, we know: It was a traumatic week: Creaky cable car lines were getting shut down for months at a time and marijuana-legalization went going on the ballot. But in the meantime TIPS had a party to promote: We went to Sloane, a place that's not quite a bar, not quite a club, not quite an Unobtanium mine. We came out and tossed back a few drinks with some of our fellow young alumni. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Olivia Fox Cabane Presentation

TIPS4.21.10 | Olivia Fox Cabane Presentation -- You never get a second chance to make a great first impression; so you'd better get it right the first time. TIPS wants helped you out on that score: We secured Forbes columnist and internationally renowned speaker Olivia Fox Cabane for her keynote presentation: The Science of Trust, Influence and Persuasion. This workshop covered the science of charisma; the keys to making fantastic first impressions, and the secrets to having that "boardroom presence" to quickly establish credibility, trust, and rapport. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.

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Cellar360

TIPS3.25.10 | Cellar360 -- TIPS shook things up this month with an entirely new party format: Wine Tasting! We swilled away at Cellar360, a mecca to all things vino in Fisherman's Wharf. We impressed people with our expertise of mid-century vintages from Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Montrachet. And those of us who have never paid more than $2 for a bottle (2 Buck Chuck @ Trader Joe's) dropped on by to see what the people in "Sideways" were going on about. While sampling the