The Agenda: Room & Board, Tahoe Show Homes, and Hotel De Anza 2.0


Open House

Room & Board

Head down to SoMa this weekend to check out Room & Board’s latest collection of furniture and accessories. After perusing modern sofas, chairs, tables, and accoutrements, you’ll be rewarded with light refreshments, plus the chance to win a $1,000 Room & Board gift card. We’d say the trip is well worth it. 

When: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat. 1/30 and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 1/31  

Where: 685 Seventh St., San Francisco



Santa Barbara International Film Festival

It’s time for the Central Coast’s annual 10-day film extravaganza, which promises cutting-edge work and a flurry of celebrities. Tributes include awards for Johnny Depp, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams, to name a few. Tune in for the premiere of Terrance Malick’s Knight of Cups, starring Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, and Natalie Portman. At its core, the film is about a search for love and self, but you’ll travel with the protagonist of this story through a desire-laden backdrop of L.A. and Las Vegas mansions, resorts, clubs, and beaches—eye candy for the design-obsessed.  

When: Wed. 2/3–Sat. 2/13  

Where: Various venues, Santa Barbara

Stellar Collection, photo by Vance Fox


Show Homes

Stellar Collection at Mountainside

Hit the slopes this weekend for the unveiling of Scott Corridan Design’s two finished units at the brand new Stellar Collection at Northstar. Bay Area-based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the premier agency for Apple stores nationwide, took the lead on this project, which combines cozy mountain chic with a more contemporary aesthetic. Check out the homes, right off the ski way between the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe and the Viillage at Northstar, while you enjoy bites from Stella Culinary’s chef Jacob Burton and listen to live music. 

When: 3 – 7 p.m., Sat. 2/6  

Where: Mountainside at Northstar, 13031 Highlands Court Dr., Truckee (park at the tree house)



“Experiments in Environment”

Part of the California Historical Society’s look back at life in the 1960s, the new exhibition “Experiments in Environment” showcases the work of legendary landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (Ghirardelli Square, Levi’s Plaza, Sea Ranch) alongside postmodern dancer Anna Halprin’s famed interdisciplinary workshops. Take in never-before-seen pieces from Halprin’s archive, which make up more than a quarter of the exhibit, and see how the co-conspirator collaboration panned out in ways progressive for the times. 

When: Through Sun. 5/1; Tues. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Where: California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., San Francisco

Hotel De Anza, photo by Paul Dyer Photography



Hotel De Anza

Just in time for Super Bowl 50, historic Destination Hotels and Resorts property Hotel De Anza in the heart of downtown San Jose reveals its much-anticipated revamp. Opened in 1931, the hotel has been a landmark for 85 years but desperately needed an update. Now, all public areas, guest rooms, suites, and meeting spaces have undergone a complete transformation that blends original Art Deco elements with clean, contemporary design. The aesthetic nods to the hotel’s Jazz Age beginnings while including the most modern amenities. Rooms are currently still available for Super Bowl festivities, and the hotel is even offering a special package for the 1,230-square-foot penthouse ($5,000 per night, with three-night minimum) that includes transportation to and from the game and dinner for two at La Pastaia.  

When: Ongoing  

Where: 233 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose



Tribal & Textile Arts 

The gamut of global ephemera collectors will soon be flocking to Fort Mason Center for the 30th annual show spotlighting ethnographic arts, sculptures, and objets d’art from Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and South America. One of the only vetted exhibitions of tribal art in the U.S., this is the event to attend if you’re in the market for worldly design accents. 

When: Thurs. 2/18–Sun. 2/21  

Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St., San Francisco



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