The Agenda: Somerset Santa Barbara, Pendry San Diego, and Arts in April Napa Valley




With this new restaurant opening, midcentury modern design guru Steve Hermann really hoped to put Santa Barbara on the map for its food and design. And let’s just say that Somerset is truly turning heads. Hermann traded minimalism for maximalism, choosing a cozy Chesterfield sofa for the dining room and tufted booths for the club room in rich yellow-gold hues. Since the food had to be on par with looks, Hermann convinced beloved L.A. chef Lauren Herman from A.O.C. to move to Santa Barbara to helm the restaurant.     

When: 5:30 p.m. to close, Mon.–Fri.; 5 p.m. to close, Sat.–Sun.

Where: 7 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara   


Collection Launch  

Holly Hunt Outdoor 

Moray is the name of the design maven’s newest outdoor collection, and it couldn’t be more appropriate for West Coast homes. Inspired by marine environs and animals, the shapes and textures of each piece mimic the ocean’s fluidity. Instead of the usual teak and wicker, the 25-piece collection features woven surfaces on bronze or silver metal frames. The sophisticated line is available in both L.A. and SF showrooms now.     

When: Spring/Summer 2017

Where: Holly Hunt Los Angeles, 8687 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; Kneedler-Fauchere, 101 Henry Adams St., San Francisco   


Pendry San Diego


Pendry San Diego 

The Gaslamp District’s latest addition opened doors last month to much fanfare. It’s the next generation of the Montage Hotels & Resorts family, blending a contemporary and retro vibe throughout the 317 rooms and public spaces. Whether you’re in for a stay or not, be sure to check out Provisional Kitchen, Cafe & Mercantile, a hybrid restaurant and shop concept from well known L.A. retailers Raan and Lindsay Parton of Apolis and Alchemy Works.     

When: Now accepting reservations

Where: 550 J St., San Diego   




Everyone’s favorite haven for Japanese imports continues to grow its West Coast presence with a new store in Westfield Santa Anita. The new store also features the debut of a new collection called Found Muji China, a homewares line inspired by traditional Chinese objects—including delicate porcelain bowls and vintage-style wooden workbenches.       

When: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Mon.–Sat.; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun. 

Where: Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia    


Rail Arts District Napa Valley


Arts in April Napa Valley 

This monthlong festival showcases the best in art that Napa Valley has to offer. Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville, Napa, and American Canyon will host participatory events, and wineries, museums, and shops in each town will have special art-filled events as well. From a private tour of Hall Wines’ vast contemporary art collection to a “storytelling speakeasy” at Tank Garage Winery to the murals of RAD (Rail Arts District), a 1.7-mile section along Napa’s vine trail, Wine Country proves it has art to rival that of San Francisco.       

When: Sat. 4/1–Sun. 4/30

Where: Various venues, Napa Valley   



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