The Agenda: Huntsman Airstream Pop-Up, The Kimpton Everly Hotel, and an Albert Frey ExhibitAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Hot off the heels of its visit to Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, the kitted-out Airstream trailer for London’s famous Savile Row tailor will make a stop in San Francisco. For one night only, the Huntsman’s bespoke mobile tailoring studio will pop up at Minnesota Street Project for the opening of Ever Gold Project’s Zachary Armstrong exhibit. Lucky visitors will get to experience firsthand the craftsmanship of Savile Row in this camper van inspired by classic Americana and stars like Paul Newman, Katherine Hepburn, and Gregory Peck. Upholstered in signature Huntsman tweeds, with a bedroom that morphs into a fitting room, customers can even get the full bespoke fitting experience and have a custom suit delivered to their door in ten weeks. Huntsman owner, Pierre Lagrange, will even be there in person to weigh in on your purchase. And if you miss this one-night-only pop-up, you can catch the Huntsman at their trunk show at the Four Seasons on September 18 and 19 instead.
When: 5 – 9 p.m., Sat. 9/9
Where: Ever Gold [Projects] at Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco
If you’re looking for a classic Los Angeles getaway that still jives with your laid-back California lifestyle, book yourself a room at the brand-new Kimpton Everly Hotel. The light-filled property, a true celebration of its Beachwood Canyon neighborhood, is just steps away from the iconic Hollywood and Vine intersection, with primo views of the nearby Hollywood sign, downtown L.A. skyline, and stunning Pacific Coast. Lush landscaping and a fifth floor pool oasis will make you forget you’re smack in the middle of a bustling city, while art-filled communal spaces and a posh restaurant and bar keep the urban feel alive. Right now, you can still take advantage of the hotel’s special grand opening offer, which includes a $50 dining credit and room upgrade.
When: Now accepting reservations
Where: 1800 Argyle Ave., Los Angeles
“Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture”
If you’re headed to Palm Springs this year, put this exciting show on your agenda. The innovative exhibition showcases the work of visionary architects Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi through a collection of 3D models, drawings, design objects, and photographs surrounding four famous homes designed by the mid-century design masters: the Frey II House, Aluminaire House, Casa de Vidro, and Cirell House. Though the two never met (he emigrated from Switzerland to the U.S. in 1930 and she emigrated from Italy to Brazil in 1946), the exhibition draws parallels between their distinct architectural styles known for connecting people, nature, building, and living together in one space. Italian furniture brand Arper, the company that reproduced the Bowl Chair by Bo Bardi, is one of the show’s generous sponsors that made this important exhibit possible, and their limited-edition reproduction will even be on view at the show.
When: Sat. 9/9 – Sun. 1/7/18
Where: Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs
“The Metropolis in Latin America: 1830 – 1930”
Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA—a far-reaching exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles that takes place at 70-plus SoCal cultural institutions through January—this Getty Center exhibit examines the urban growth, sociopolitical upheaval, and cultural transitions that reshaped the architectural landscapes in Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, and Mexico City over the course of a century. It’s a heady show that offers interesting insight into colonialism’s impact on indigenous communities.
When: Sat. 9/16 – Sun. 1/7/18
Where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles
The second annual, two-day design summit once again celebrates the Bay Area’s flourishing design community with lectures, seminars, and panel discussions by the industry’s most interesting innovators. Both days begin with instruction—the fun kind, of course—from tips on investing in real estate with Alf Nucifora of the Luxury Marketing Council to a round of “Love It or Hate It” with panelists Alison Damonte, Crystal Palecek, and Jeff Schlarb and ends with sipping and shopping along Sacramento Street.
When: Thurs. 9/21–Fri. 9/22
Where: Vogue Theater, 3290 Sacramento St., and Sacramento St., San Francisco
LEED Gold Certification
The next time you take a trip up to Wine Country, be sure to make a tasting reservation at Odette Estate. The PlumpJack Group’s newest project, the winery in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District achieved official status as a certified LEED Gold business earlier this year by the U.S. Green Building Council. And it’s not hard to see why. On your visit, take notice of the solar panels that make Odette entirely energy self-sufficient, the winemaker’s office and laboratory constructed out of shipping containers, and a green living roof that provides extra insulation while paying respect to the land.
When: Tasting experiences by reservation only
Where: 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa
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