The Agenda: Cisco Home, Dream Hollywood Hotel, and di Rosa’s Sundown Get DownAuthor:Allison McCarthy
Last month, the West Coast welcomed its first Dream Hotel, right in the heart of Hollywood. Designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group, the 179-room hotel also boasts five eateries and nightlife spots that are linked by a landscaped public alley, plus an 11,000-square-foot rooftop lounge (open to both guests and the public) where the well-heeled will hang out to beat the heat.
When: Now open and accepting reservations
Where: 6417 Selma Ave., Hollywood
First unveiled at High Point earlier this year, Cisco Home’s fall collection is a fresh, modern interpretation of the company’s classic laid-back California style. Two of our favorite introductions: Mauri beach duvets with feather-cloud insets designed by the company’s creative director, Maurishka Pinedo, and the plush tufted-back Henderson Sofa, which Cisco Pinedo designed with, and for, interior designer Emily Henderson.
When: Available early fall
Where: Various stores in California (Costa Mesa, Melrose, Palo Alto, Pasadena, San Francisco, Santa Monica)
Celebration + Silent Auction
It’s time for di Rosa’s annual fundraiser, and this year, the Wine Country art center is taking the party outdoors. Among the art and rolling hills, guests will enjoy alfresco dining with bites from Off the Grid’s Bay Area food trucks, silent and live auctions, and a special performance by Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. Ready your bids for exclusive experiences, such as a private dinner and tasting with Jean-Charles Boisset and Gina Gallo at their Yountville estate. All proceeds benefit di Rosa’s department of Education and Civic Engagement.
When: 5:30 – 10 p.m., Sat. 9/9
Where: di Rosa, 5200 Sonoma Highway, Napa
In its former iteration as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the organization hosted 250-plus shows and welcomed over a million visitors to its campus. Rebranded as the Institute of Contemporary Art and moved to downtown L.A., the new museum is finally ready to open its doors. The 12,700-square-foot industrial building will feature an inaugural exhibit of work by Martin Ramírez, plus a site-specific installation by Abigail DeVille, using found materials from neighborhoods around the museum, that aims to uncover the hidden histories of downtown’s residents.
When: Grand opening weekend, Sat. 9/9–Sun. 9/10
Where: 1717 E. 7th St., Los Angeles
In an edgy move by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Legion of Honor—known for its hallowed halls of classical work—has agreed to host provocative work by British artist Sarah Lucas. Now’s your last chance to catch the often disconcerting sculptures Lucas uses to confront gender stereotypes, challenge female objectification, and put power back in the woman’s hands. Juxtaposed with some of Rodin’s most revered work, it’s an especially bold and engaging statement.
When: Through Sun. 9/17
Where: Legion of Honor at Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., San Francisco
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