The Agenda: The Douglas Room, Wattles Mansion, and WestWeek Icons



The Douglas Room   

The Tilden Hotel in the Tenderloin tapped the pros behind hot artisan cocktail haven Benjamin Cooper to run its bar program at The Douglas Room. Now open and pouring spirits into all kinds of handcrafted seasonal creations, drinks include a Tenderloin Tuxedo (made with junipero gin, dry vermouth, Salers gentian, maraschino liqueur, California absinthe, and lemon bitters) and an Old and In the Way—a concoction of bourbon, sherry, suze, and stone-fruit shrub—all served against an American Craftsman-style backdrop designed by Studio Tack that flows seamlessly between bar and hotel lobby.      

When: Now accepting reservations

Where: The Tilden Hotel, 345 Taylor St., San Francisco   



Wellness Weekend  

Ring in the beginning of spring with a refresh for your body and spirit. The Rosewood Sand Hill in Silicon Valley is hosting its first-ever wellness retreat for anyone in need of a health-focused escape. The special package includes a two-night stay at the hotel, a 90-minute treatment at five-star spa Sense, and a handful of activities to help get you centered. Choose from vinyasa flow yoga, a sound meditation workshop, a guided hike through the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and more. 

When: Fri. 3/24–Sun. 3/26

Where: Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park   


Kathryne Designs master bedroom vignette at Wattles Mansion, 2016


Wattles Mansion Showcase House  

The 1908 Mission Revival, built by the firm of Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, is one of the only remaining examples of Hollywood estates that predates L.A.’s booming film industry. Now, for the second year in a row, a team of interior designers has envisioned what the house would look like inside if lived in today. Keeping all original features intact, the design is themed around “Hollywood History: Thew New Classics.” This year’s designers include Jamie Rummerfield, Ron Woodson, David Dalton, and more.    

When: Thurs. 3/23–Sun. 4/16

Where: 1824 N. Curson Ave., Los Angeles   


Spring Market 

WestWeek Icons + Innovators 

This year’s spring market turns the spotlight on icons and innovators—those standard bearers and influencers paving the way for new talent to move the design industry forward. The two-day event showcases 2,200 product lines from 100 boutiques and showroom manufacturers. Keynotes include an insightful profile into Holly Hunt’s dynamic namesake and an enlightening conversation with Renaissance men John Saladino and Richard Shapiro. This is the chance for trade professionals to rub elbows with editors and tastemakers and forge new relationships.     

When: Wed. 3/22–Thurs. 3/23

Where: Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood   


Tasya van Ree, Tradescant’s Black Heart Cherry, 2016



“Drawn from Nature” 

Hawaiian-born, L.A.-based artist and designer Tasya van Ree has shared walls with such artists as Amy Arbus, David Lynch, and Gus Van Sant, but this time she’s going solo. In these works, the artist explores the the relationship between alchemy, eros, and the infinite mystery of the natural world through a collection of multimedia works on paper, including ink on illustrated botanical plates and paper. The series was born out of a simple problem: Van Ree merely ran out of paper and started tearing pages from Joseph Prestele’s 1984 volume of lithographs. What followed was a series of evocative drawings highlighting the elegant and erotic forms of fruits and flowers. 

When: Fri. 3/17–Sun. 5/14

Where: Eric Buterbaugh Gallery, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles   

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