The Agenda: A Momentous UC Davis Museum and Shreve & Co.’s New Digs
San Francisco denizens are looking outside the 7x7 for big news in the NorCal art world. Renowned art patrons Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem recently unveiled their new museum on the campus of UC Davis. And it’s a looker. Brooklyn architecture firm SO-IL and the eco-minded Bohlin Cywinski Jackson group designed a sprawling indoor-outdoor space with multipurpose galleries, mesh ceilings studded with LED lights, and outdoor rooms adorned with olive trees. Plus, the shows promise to be as big as the school’s original 12 professors, who include Wayne Theibaud, Roland Peterson, and Ruth Horsting. Look for a site-specific commission by Bay Area artist Chris Sollars, an overview of the process behind the museum build, and an interactive installation by Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil. The museum reopens on January 3 after a short holiday break.
When: Noon - 6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; Noon - 10 p.m., Thursday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
Where: 254 Old Davis Rd., Davis
If you haven’t quite had your fill of Christmas yet, hurry over to Roger’s Gardens for one last look at their Winter Wonderland. Twenty themed Christmas trees in a palette of silver and white are decked to the nines in glass ornaments. Plus, you can get ahead of the game and stock up on festive treasures from around the world for next year’s holidays.
When: Open daily 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar
The iconic jeweler was forced to vacate its namesake building on Post Street last year after the fine retailer was unable to renew its lease. But that didn’t deter Shreve for long. Now, just a few blocks away, is their shiny new flagship—more than twice the size of the original—with interiors designed by Lochte Architectural Group. Whether you’re in the market for a ring or not, you’ll be dazzled by a trio of crystal chandeliers dangling from the 30-foot ceilings, private selling suites, and a dedicated diamond room.
When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday; Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
Where: 150 Post St., San Francisco
It’s been a long time coming, but Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s first brick-and-mortar for their boho chic label Elizabeth and James touched down at The Grove a few months back. If you haven’t already stopped by the boutique, make it a holiday priority and take note of the space—a collaboration with architect David Montalba curated with vintage decor items to encourage lounging with friends while trying on new looks.
When: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday
Where: 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles
Paris-based fashion designer Vanessa Seward—the one who has tastemakers talking across the nation; not surprising considering she once assisted Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford—lands stateside with her first U.S. boutique on Melrose Place. The L.A. flagship, designed by Laurent Deroo, is modeled after her Paris storefronts, complete with marbled stone floors, blue lacquered displays, and a vast skylight to highlight Seward’s ’70s glamour RTW.
When: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday; Noon - 6 p.m., Sunday
Where: 8407 Melrose Pl., West Hollywood, Los Angeles