The Agenda: Frankie L.A., Palm Springs Modernism Week Preview, and Liana Estates


Store Design

Frankie L.A.

High-end, ready-to-wear boutique Frankie B. gets a new space and new moniker with the opening of Frankie in L.A.’s downtown arts district. Designed by interdisciplinary L.A. architecture and design firm Bureau Spectacular, the 2,000-square-foot interior features the firm’s iconic Super-Furnitures, big modular pieces meant to be reconfigured for different retail functions and events. In addition to stocking luxury RTW, Frankie will serve as an incubator and collaborative center for fashion and design talent across the globe. 

When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wed. – Sat.; by appointment, Mon. – Tues.; closed Sundays 

Where: 129 E. Fifth St., Los Angeles


Art + Design

Open Studios at Room & Board

Open Studios’ SoMa weekend is more than just a walk through artists’ studios. This year, Room & Board is hosting a group exhibit with live music by gypsy jazz band Gaucho and gourmet pies by Casey’s pizza. Part of ArtSpan’s Hub Exhibition program, the lineup will feature seven local artists working in a range of media in an art-friendly retail environment. Expect photography by Kevin Jones, ceramics by Takahashi Shiho, fine art by Julia Rymer, and more.  

When: Artist Reception: 6 – 8 p.m., Thurs. 10/20; Exhibition: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fri. 10/21; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat. 10/22; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 10/23

Where: Room & Board, 685 Seventh St., San Francisco


Palm Springs Modernism Preview, photo by Jake Holt Photography


Palm Springs Modernism Week

Get a preliminary taste for what’s to come at February’s big Modernism Week. October’s preview highlights the best events from the February festival, including architectural walking and bike tours, festive cocktail parties, home tours, thought-provoking lectures, and the ever popular Modernism sale.

When: Fri. 10/21–Sun. 10/23 

Where: Various venues; Modernism Show & Sale Fall Edition, Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs



Erica Tanov Studio Sale

This weekend, stock up on fabric, trim, buttons, scraps, and vintage goods at Bay Area designer Erica Tanov’s studio sale. While you’re there, check out home goods from Layla Brooklyn.  

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fri. 10/21–Sat. 10/22 

Where: 1627 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley 


Liana Estates, photo by Michelle Walker


Liana Estates

The folks behind Peju Province Winery’s iconic tree-lined Napa estate have just opened their latest venture in Carneros—a high-design tasting room offering distinct, modern wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, bubbly, and unique lost-grape varietals. Designed by Bay Area Lauren Pique Designs, the space brings the outdoors in with a natural-meets-industrial aesthetic. Think rusted metal bar carts, leather banquettes, concrete tile, metal bistro tables, blown glass light fixtures, and reclaimed wood walls made with wood from the Peju family’s Pope Valley property.

When: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Sat.; noon – 4:30 p.m., Sun.; reservations required 

Where: 2750 Las Amigas Rd., Napa



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