The Agenda: Parachute SF, Trip Haenisch Book Signing, and Holiday ShoppingAuthor:Allison McCarthy
The coveted LA bedding and bath linens company just opened its fifth retail location in San Francisco’s posh Hayes Valley neighborhood. The boutique is designed to feel like home and is decorated with like-minded vendors and local artisans, including a special commission for the entry by SF-based artist Ethan Caflisch. Touch and feel Parachute’s towels, sheets, and robes in real life—from the daybed display outfitted in luxurious sheets and pillows to the test sink, where you can try out one of the brand’s towels before adding it to your cart. We guarantee you’ll be hooked from the moment you set foot in the store.
When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Daily
Where: 445 Hayes St., San Francisco
Just in time for the holidays, this LA-based ceramic artist and lighting designer is hosting a sale at her Glendale studio, where you’ll be able to shop wall hangings, pendant lamps, planters, and ceramic chandeliers inspired by the idea of transforming simple spaces with light and shadows. Levine’s work can be seen at The Standard East Village, Ojai Rancho Inn, Le Mary Celeste, and Wildwood Restaurant. Now’s your chance to gift one of her unique pieces to someone special on your list.
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 12/8
Where: 3024 Carmel St., Los Angeles
Consider this your chance to meet star LA interior designer Trip Haenisch in person. He’s celebrating the launch of his new book with a series of signings, this week at LA’s Ron Robinson boutique. With a forward by Courteney Cox, the book showcases the designer’s stylish homes, highlighting a selection of his top design projects—from celebrity homes in Bel Air and the Pacific Palisades to a chic mountain abode in Park City. Known for creating sharp yet comfortable spaces, the book is chock full of beautifully photographed homes focusing on both function and a stylized aesthetic. It’s an essential coffee table addition for any style and design enthusiast.
When: 4 – 6 p.m., Saturday 12/8
Where: Ron Robinson, 8118 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
High-end San Francisco retailers and restaurants are migrating east, this time popping up at the brand-new City Center Bishop Ranch, a 300,000-square foot shopping, dining, and entertainment destination designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. A reinvention of the traditional suburban shopping center, City Center Bishop Ranch was an unusual choice for the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, but Piano embraced the challenge of taking an inherently uncool concept and elevating it. Storefronts (including M by Maggie Rizer, Frances Austen, Future Glory, Williams Sonoma, and West Elm) surrounding a central piazza are clad in ultra-clear glass, the upper floor is sheathed in corrugated steel, and rotating works by East Bay artists line the facade. This is one trip to the suburbs you’ll gladly make.
When: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday–Saturday; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday
Where: 6000 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon
A slew of luxury retailers is rejuvenating SoCal’s South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, just in time for holiday shopping. Earlier this year, the center welcomed the likes of Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. Furla opens its first freestanding store in California, decorated in durmast oak and champagne-colored metal. And this month, Louis Vuitton opens the doors to its redesigned emporium.
When: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday–Friday; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sunday; plus extended holiday hours
Where: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa
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