The Agenda: Serena & Lily LA, SF Green Festival, And Diem Design Talks



Serena & Lily Design Shop

The beloved Bay Area lifestyle brand has just opened doors to its first LA outpost in the heart of West Hollywood. The new store—which features a one-of-a-kind patterned façade designed by cofounder Serena Dugan, an extensive textile swatch wall, and rotating art displays of work by L.A. artists—stocks S&L’s signature bedding, textiles, wallpaper, rug, and paint collections as well as a curated selection of furniture, lighting, and decor. All that, plus free consultations with design experts, who are on hand to help customers and interiors designers alike. 

When: 10am-6pm, Monday–Saturday; Noon-5pm, Sunday

Where: 8422 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles



SF Green Festival

Now’s a better time than ever to consider going green. More than 250 exhibitors come together to showcase their eco and sustainable wares, from local and artisanal food vendors to the latest in wellness products to experts in solar and energy efficiency. Think brands like Amour Vert, Clif Bar, Credo Beauty, and Earth Balance. See speakers Marissa Lamanga of Bay Area Green Tours and vegan celebrity chef Leslie Durso, or attend a session about green opportunities in today’s sharing economy. This year’s festival even offers a first-ever vegan and vegetarian menu of refreshments with a focus on healthy and sustainable foods.   

When: Noon-6pm, Friday 11/13; 10am-6pm, Saturday 11/14; 10am-5pm, Sunday 11/15 

Where: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City 

Diem: Talks Design



Diem: Talks Design 

This Friday, the future is now in WeHo’s Design District. Looking ahead is the theme of this year’s one-day Diem: Talks Design event, offering discussions, panels, and keynotes from industry leaders in design, architecture, and the decorative arts. This year’s symposium has been curated by Mallery Roberts Morgan, the LA correspondent of Architectural Digest France and includes such timely conversations as “Is LA Losing Its Cool?” and “Taste in Flux,” a look at what luxury means to the country’s largest demographic. Whether you’re a design aficionado or just invested in the current state of your city, this symposium is worth calling in sick for. 

When: 10am-6pm, Friday 11/13 

Where: WeHo Design District on Melrose Avenue, Robertson Boulevard, and Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles



Napa Valley Film Festival

What’s better than food and wine? Film, food, and wine—plus a healthy dose of red-carpet celebrities like John Travolta, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo. Over the course of five days, Napa Valley will screen 125 films while you sip pours from 150 wineries and sample bites from more than 30 chefs. See Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in romantic melodrama Carol; an all-star cast in Spotlight, the true story that uncovered child abuse in the Catholic church; and the latest short by Super Size Me’s Morgan Spurlock. 

When: Wednesday, 11/11–Sunday, 11/15

Where: Various venues in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga



Art Crawl Experience Anaheim 

Taking place on the second quarterly Saturday in the downtown Anaheim Arts District is this lively festival of arts and culture, which includes indie craft vendors, food trucks, and adult beverages. Galleries and retail stores keep their doors open late, and you can finally peruse the King Tut exhibit at Muzeo that you’ve been meaning to see. Pencil this in your calendar now. 

When: 6pm-10pm, Saturday 11/14

Where: Various venues, Anaheim

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