The Agenda: RH Yountville, Park James Hotel, and SlowtideAuthor:Allison McCarthy
RH Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman has officially outdone himself. RH Yountville, his most ambitious project yet, is the first-of-its-kind Wine Country compound combining design, art, food, and wine, all in one stunning setting. Housed in the former Ma(i)sonry space, visitors can expect a design gallery with rotating artistic installations featuring RH Interiors and RH Modern collections; a wine vault for tastings of rare, limited-production wines from the region’s best small producers; and a standalone restaurant concept with an ingredient-driven menu in an indoor-outdoor setting. Plan your next Wine Country trip and make a whole day out of this unique experience.
When: Gallery, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday–Sunday; Wine Vault, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday–Sunday; Restaurant, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday–Sunday
Where: 6725 Washington St., Yountville
It’s not every day that we get excited by towels, but this brand of art-inspired bath and beach towels, blankets, and ponchos is no ordinary source of linens. Slowtide has collaborated with the likes of Stussy, Acacia, Ace Hotel, Takashi Murakami, and Jason Woodside on fun, one-of-a-kind designs. And now you can see them all firsthand at Slowtide’s Pacific City pop-up in Huntington Beach. Look out for newly released polar fleece blankets in the brand’s most popular styles, plus new collaborations with surfer Jack Freestone, artist Don Pendleton, and the Australian company, The Critical Slide Society.
When: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday–Saturday; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday
Where: 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants are hoping to create a greater sense of community in our fast-paced, glued-to-our-phones world. Now’s your last chance to experience Room 301, a limited-time guest room experience that’s designed to dive deeper into building human connections. The in-room elements are interactive and promise to spark both creativity and self-reflection, but the exact details are under wraps. The room also features an original artwork commissioned for the space by Colette Miller of the Global Angel Wings Project.
When: Through Fri. 11/30
Where: Kimpton Everly Hotel, 1800 Argyle Ave., Los Angeles
California craft meets high tech at this brand-new hotel in Silicon Valley’s Menlo Park. Whether you’re a local looking to enjoy chef-driven dining at onsite restaurant Oak + Violet or an international business traveler conducting meetings with VC firms, the Park James has you covered. Guests can enjoy craft cocktails and local wines at the hotel’s indoor-outdoor bar, plus in-room pour-over coffee from the best local purveyors for those staying overnight. Rooms feature high-end custom furnishings in natural woods and buttery leather, Frette linens, and in-room tablets to access hotel services and streaming media.
When: Now accepting reservations
Where: 1400 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
You have just a few more weeks to journey through the desert at this fascinating exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Explore the rugged landscapes of the West through the work of nearly 20 American photographers—from archival images by Stephen H. Willard documenting the natural beauty of the desert in the early 20th century to contemporary photographs by the likes of Lee Friedlander, Michael McMillen, and Richard Misrach. More than just a history of the region, the show examines each photographer’s distinct visions and highly personal journeys through the desert.
When: Through Sun. 11/25
Where: Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs
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