The Agenda: Fog Design + Art, Untitled San Francisco, and WeHo’s La Peer HotelAuthor:Allison McCarthy
This cutting-edge contemporary art fair graces San Francisco for its fifth year, bringing a highly curated selection of work that speaks to the city’s pioneering spirit of experimentation and innovation. Representing 45 leading galleries across the globe—from Los Angeles and New York to Paris and Mexico City—this year’s show welcomes back longtime favorites, such as Berggruen Gallery and Friedman Benda, but also introduces exciting new faces, including Paris’s Galerie Chantal Crousel. Don’t miss out on the calendar of programs—we’ve got our eyes on the timely discussion, “Women Rising,” in which Wendi Norris of Gallery Wendi Norris talks about how industry influencers can take steps to correct a pervasive gender imbalance in the art world.
When: Thurs. 1/11–Sun. 1/14
Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco
Catherine Kwong designed this beauty of a tasting room for Brown Estate, Napa’s first African-American-owned estate wine label, and it’s about time you planned a visit. Don’t expect your average tasting room, though. Located on the second floor of the old Napa Register building right downtown, the industrial space features high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and steel beams—great bones for any designer to work with. Kwong added cold-rolled steel and fluted glass dividers to partition the space and decorated with dark colors, including original black shutters, for a statement-making ambiance. But the centerpiece of the space is a family drawing behind the tasting bar that speaks to the Brown’s Jamaican roots.
When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Daily
Where: 1005 Coombs St., Napa
Within the boundaries of West Hollywood’s Design District, this stunner is where you’ll book a room for a quiet urban escape without leaving the city. Tucked between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, the 105-room hotel was designed with understated Hollywood glamour in mind—white oak herringbone floors, string-art installations, deep soaking tubs. Make your way to the outdoor pool, an oasis surrounded by leafy olive trees, a vertical garden wall, and vintage brass light fixtures, where you’ll likely spend most of your time.
When: Accepting reservations for January 2018
Where: 627 N. La Peer Dr., West Hollywood
January is de facto art month in San Francisco, and here’s another contemporary fair to check out. Back for its second year, Untitled will take place at The Palace of Fine Arts, which is being transformed by local firm Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects. Work from galleries and nonprofits—from The 500 Capp Street Foundation and Workshop Residence to Andrew Kreps Gallery and Tina Kim Gallery—has been curated so that it creates a dialogue with the architecturally designed venue. We promise it will be anything but boring.
When: Fri. 1/12–Sun. 1/14
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St., San Francisco
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, this 15-day dining event promises lunch and dinner deals at more than 300 restaurants throughout L.A. The event’s “Exclusive Series” is back by popular demand, which means you’ll have access to $95+ dinners at some of L.A.’s finest restaurants, including Spago Beverly Hills, The Bazaar by Jose Andres, Melisse, and Cut by Wolfgang Puck. Cue the reservation-making now.
When: Fri. 1/12–Fri. 1/26
Where: Various restaurants, Los Angeles
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