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Ballpark food has come a long way since the days of beer and hotdogs. WIth baseball season upon us, we thought we would call out some of our favorite stadium food finds in cities we call home: New York’s Citi Field stands out with some iconic Brooklyn and New York eateries delivering signature menu items including the famous Shake Shack, Blue Smoke Barbecue and a favorite of many, Brooklyn meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda. Bayside in San Francisco AT&T Park is equally as good with the “Farmer’s Market” section serving some very special wines on tap from the neighboring Napa and Sonoma valleys, while downstairs you MUST try a legendary steamed pork bun from Edsel Ford Fong’s stand while watching the Giants in action. Finally, when at the Philadelphia Phillies home ground, Citizens Bank Park, you really have to try the Campo’s Vegan Steak which is adding a new take on the iconic cheesesteak. Who ever said that gourmet and sports did not go together?
Image from baseball-heaven of Nate McLouth.
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
De Young in SF is the first venue in the American tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. This jewel box of museum, housing one of the world’s most prestigious collections of Dutch Golden Age Paintings, has not lent a large body of works from its holdings in nearly 30 years. The exhibition features 35 paintings representing the range of subject matter and technique characteristic of the 17th-century painting in the Dutch Republic. Among the works traveling to the United States is the Mauritshuis’ celebrated masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer and the enchanting The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius. The painting Vase of Flowers by the gifted Rachel Ruysch (one of the few female painters of the Duch Golden Age) has been restored especially for the American tour.
Today De Young is celebrating International Museum Day with free general admission all day (Friday, May 17).
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Compagnie D-Boussole presents Requiem and H, vie et mort d’un pique assiette, two French language plays directed by Frédéric Patto (original text adapted by Frédéric Patto and Delphine Liénard). These two plays were originally written by Hanokh Levin, twentieth century Israeli author who depicted the society with very critical and witty eyes. Some critically acclaimed French drama arrives in the Bay during May!
Fans of lifeismagnifique will be aware that we have something of a love affair with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). SFMOMA holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th century art. The museum’s current collection includes over 26,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts. Right now catch Christian Marclay’s celebrated video installation ‘The Clock’ - composed of thousands of film clips referencing the time of day, intricately edited into a 24-hour-long montage that matches real time minute for minute — a tour de force of appropriation that is also a functioning timepiece. And we are equally impressed with the official Tumblr of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art which posts all sorts of museum-related goodness plus submissions of artwork from viewers (like this magnifique piece).
Fontana Towers (or “Fontana” as they have become affectionately know) almost singlehandedly started a civic revolt in the late 60’s over the “Manhattanization” of San Francisco. Today many consider the towers architectural gems and indeed a historic part of San Francisco’s urban development. Built on the site of the Fontana Fruit Canning Co. brick warehouses, hence the namesake, the pair of 17 story apartment buildings at 1000 North Point and Van Ness Avenue were the subject of much debate due to the ‘obstruction of incredible views for the many to create very incredible views for the few’. Looking for an architectural landmark in SF with loads of history…. Let us be your guide.
Reblogged from Something That Produces Results.
It’s a magnifique time of year to visit SF with The 56th annual San Francisco International Film Festival kicking off this weekend, April 25th. Over three weeks catch an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country’s most beautiful city! 175 movies in 41 languages from 45 different countries at various theaters throughout the city. How magnifique….
This oversized pink gold climate-proof UG, circa 1951 (c/o Hodinkee), is a perfect this season must. And in a world where cell phones have made the necessity of a wristwatch obsolete, and timepieces have been transformed into something else altogether, you really need no reason invest in fashionable accessories that just happen to have the bonus function of telling time - a vintage watch. From a Patek Philippe Calatrava or classic Cartier we can’t get enough. And best all we have located the perfect places to find that must have accessory in each of our North American locations. Click on each link to find our pick: NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Montreal, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Miami.
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GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE TOURS
From the top floor of Sofitel San Francisco Bay you are able to see one of the “Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World”, the Golden Gate Bridge. And if you are visiting us between April 1 to October 6 you can get even closer with tours detailing the fascinating stories of danger, challenge, and ingenuity involved in the building of the Bridge. Tours are offered seven days per week, six times per day.
‘Peachy Keen’ from a new series marrying embroidery and painting by Anna Showers-Cruser. Oil, acrylic, embroidery on canvas, 2013, c/o SFMOMA.
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The first Hermes scarves were produced in 1937. Hermes produces all their silk products in Lyon, which was originally selected because Lyon is famous for its silk screen process called ‘Technique a la Lyonnaise.’ Of course the craftsmanship of each scarf is a story of itself, requiring both time and the finest material - more than 300 silk cocoons to be exact. We love this new image c/o of the Hermes Tumblr of the Carré en twill de soie LES BOLIDES, Carré en twill de soie LES TROPHEES, Carré 70 en soie vintage CORDAGES & Carré en twill de soie LE SONGE DE LA LICORNE.
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