San Francisco AList's Passport to the World & Cirque Event, An Evening to Remember


We recently attended one of San Francisco’s A List  events over New Years called Alist Passport to the World, an annual event the Westin St. Francis Hotel holds every year. In addition to this fabulous event which boasted countless rooms of dancing to 15 DJ’s playing various types of music, taiko drummers, performers, 6 dance areas and the ever so fun Spazmatics 1980’s band, they had a CIRQUE inspired benefit ball on the Westin’s Penthouse Floor. The CIRQUE event brought in world champion Cyr Wheelist, Stiltwalkers, a Juggler, Unicyclist, Hoop Dancer & other entertainment throughout the course of the evening.

Also cool and new this year, was a smaller VIP 100 person dinner which started earlier in the evening also on the Penthouse floor.  In addition to champagne, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, a three course meal included salad, fish and beef as a main and scrumptious dessert plate!

We loved the energy from the Cinderella-like fanciful, yet whimsical decor of Alexandra’s Ballroom, most notably the live entertainment that weaved its way through the 7,000 square foot space.  The wheelist was most definitely a highlight!

Below is a video I captured of him in action…’ll see the stilt walkers in the background.

Some of the other entertainment that worked its way throughout the rooms on the Penthouse floor.

The views from the Westin’s 32nd  floor were spectacular as well — note that we only brought our Canon Rebel with a light lens given the volume of people and dancing expected over several hours, so the quality of the images are not as high as we typically do – trust me however, the view was to die for!!!

And, of course, it was a black-tie affair so it was oh so lovely to get dressed up in traditional elegant garb. Be sure to check out AList San Francisco events as they throw several throughout the year.

Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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