Just like that: it’s the end of November. It seems like we barely had time to clear the mushy jack-o-lanterns from our front steps, and Thanksgiving was upon us. Now the feast is over, and Black Friday has (thankfully) come and gone. Once again, we’ve started the festively frantic countdown to Christmas, and it’s time to take a deep breath and dive in. And what would the holiday season be without a few rollicking parties?

First on the horizon: Tis The Season SF, coming on Thursday, December 7th to North Beach’s Real Old Paper Gallery. Benefitting two extraordinary organizations committed to empowering women, WOMAN, Inc. and Dress For Success, the event will focus on local bloggers, influencers and others who celebrate the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tis The Season at Real Old Paper - Joe Content

Real Old Paper Gallery, setting for this year’s ‘Tis The Season’ event on Dec. 7th. | Photo: Joe Bonadio

It’s billed as “Not Your Grandma’s Holiday Party,” and as one might expect this time of year, there will be plenty of food, wine and spirits to keep the conversation flowing. Even better, BloomThat will be hosting a bloom bar that lets you design your own custom holiday bouquet. It’s all included in the ticket price of $45, and when you consider the fact that you could easily spend that on flowers alone, it’s a darn good deal.

This is your chance to get in the holiday spirit by eating, drinking and rubbing elbows with artists, locals and Bay Area tastemakers. And the location couldn’t be any better: Real Old Paper is one of the newest galleries in the city, and it’s truly a beautiful space. Owner Andrew England’s stunning collection of colorful vintage posters creates a killer backdrop for any proper party–and you might just find that perfect Christmas gift in the bargain.

A rare vintage poster from 1969 by Salvador Dali, one of the many beautiful pieces on display at Real Old Paper. | Photo: Joe Bonadio

WOMAN, Inc. (Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent) is a community-based organization established in 1978 to serve survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Started in 1997, Dress for Success is an international nonprofit that helps women achieve financial independence by providing professional attire, a support network, and the tools they need to thrive; since starting ten years ago, they’ve helped nearly a million women.

Presented by Bay Area doyens Girl & The Bay, One Fine Day SF and the SF Wine Society, this promises to be a memorable evening in support of a worthy cause. It’s a great chance to connect with a group of active locals in a bright new gallery space, all while supporting female empowerment and entrepreneurship in the Bay Area and beyond. See you there!

For tickets, visit Eventbrite here.

Tis The Season SF
Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Real Old Paper Gallery
801 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133