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MATISSE IN SF
Celebrating the Bay Area’s early and long-standing enthusiasm for the French artist Henri Matisse, 27 paintings, drawings, and bronzes are now on display at the Legion of Honor museum. The display has been sourced from the internationally acclaimed collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and SFMOMA!
MURALS OF SF
A walk down San Francisco city streets and alleys offers more than just linear pathways to local destinations. Along the walls of buildings and residential houses of the Mission District, there are more than 600 local murals filled with colorful beauty and social political narratives canvas. The perfect way to experience one of the most artful destinations in North America.
San Francisco Ballet’s sparkling production of Nutcracker, set in the “City by the Bay,” has introduced audiences of all ages to the magnificent world of ballet, and to the world-class SF team. This holiday season, experience the beauty and athleticism of SF Ballet’s international cast of world-class dancers in Nutcracker, a San Francisco tradition since 1944.
Whether you’re looking towards it or looking out from it, Alcatraz provides an iconic and sometimes haunting view of San Francisco Bay. Once there, enter the once-home of infamous maximum-security prisoners, and recount the history of the island and its most famous inmates: Machine Gun Kelly, Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz to name but a few. #ConciergeChoice
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We love artists that adore the cities we call home. So there is no surprise that the work of Chicago born artist Michael Mullan's Cityscapes caught our eye. If only there was a Sofitel logo within the artwork!
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SAN FRANCISCO VIEWS
The Golden Gate Bridge is perhaps the most iconic structure that defines the city of San Francisco. But after seeing millions of postcard and magazine images featuring the famed suspension bridge, where do you go for that picture-perfect shot yourself? Our Concierge has put together five of the best locations in the Bay Area to snap a magnifique image of the icon herself.
Topping our list is the view from Fort Baker (1) on the Marin County side, one of the hidden coves that boasts a million dollar view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Equally as popular is Fort Point (2), which will give you a great view of the bridge as seen from below; Baker Beach (3), is a less well known site for a great up-close snap. Also a favorite is Hawk’s Hill (4), a former military lookout point perched atop one of the many mountain tops that overlook the serene Marin Headlands to the north and San Francisco Bay to the South. Finally, on the Marin County side you will find Battery Spencer (5), for that “postcard” shot of the Golden Gate Bridge known the world over. Go explore!
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ART OF BULGARI
Blame it on our French heritage, but we love magnifique jewelry. Our concierge in San Francisco highly recommend a visit to the de Young Museum for their spectacular new exhibit, ‘The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita and Beyond, 1950—1990’. Pictured is a 1969 brooch of gold and platinum with turquoise, sapphires, and diamonds. How magnifique!
Bulgari Heritage Collection © Antonio Barrella Studio Orizzonte Roma, c/o De Young Museum.
BULGARI BY THE BAY
Fabulously patriotic: These Bulgari ’Star Spangled Banner’ earrings - gold with coral, lapis lazuli, and diamonds - are coming our way courtesy of de Young Museum. They, and approximately 150 other show-stopping pieces from the storied Italian jeweler Bulgari will be on display at the upcoming exhibition, The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950–1990 opening September 21 in San Francisco. We can’t wait!
BEYOND BELIEF IN SF
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (one of our favorites) is featuring an exhibit that journeys into the far-reaching connections between ‘spirituality and modern and contemporary art’. Featuring diverse works by artists ranging from early 20th-century visionaries and leading postwar and contemporary artists, Beyond Belief offers a fresh new vision of familiar and lesser-known works from SFMOMA’s collection.