SF LIFE: Bouquets to Art, Shopping, Resort, Outdoor Flicks
Hooray for summer! The solstice is almost here signaling the beginning of the season of sun. Must be from days long ago when wearing white was ok after Memorial Day. So, let’s grab our white sunglasses and head outdoors. Or put on a white tee and sweats and grab a virtual chair. Bouquets to art is back at the museum, but only virtual tickets are left. A 1952 wellness resort has been restored to its glory. Lots to shop about, we have some finds for you. And don’t miss outdoor movies, BYOP – (popcorn that is…). Make the most of the sunny days ahead!
A New Curated Marketplace
It has been a minute since a new online store has elicited more than just a shrug from us. That is, until we discovered Consciously. Founded by Bangladesh-born, current SF-er Maisa Mumtaz-Cassidy, the new curated marketplace features apparel, accessories, and jewelry brands that align with its mission to eschew fast fashion and embrace sustainability.
All 35-plus labels had to check off at least two of eight boxes to make the cut. These criteria include fair trade, vegan, transparent supply chain, handmade, female-founded, BIPOC-founded, small-batch produced, and eco-friendly. Wearconsciously.com
The Restored Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort
Break out your 1950’s Cadillac (you have one right?) and head to Calistoga. The 1952 wellness resort that pioneered Calistoga’s famous mud bath treatment and was once a hot spot for Bay Area vacationers has been restored to its glory.
Just in time for your summer trip to Wine Country, Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs has reopened after an extensive renovation that includes a brand-new spa and restaurant.
It’s the perfect place to detox from heavy Pandemic imbibing…and then retox all over again at the local wineries.
There are 50 rooms in the resort with a minimalist feel. And then there are a few rooms with hints of Napa Valley luxury, like the Peloton Kin which comes with it’s own bike – naturally! Or bring 15 party pals and book The Victorian House, a 1925 era party pod. The restaurant on site is reportedly “the bomb”. Casual and easy, The House of Better prepares somewhat healthy dishes using organic and local produce. And then the Spa….. The reimagined spa features a new spa garden and a slew of new mud baths, mineral and mineral pools, and a mix of modern experiences like sound therapy and CBD infusions. There’s even a Beer Brew mineral bath made with fresh hops, dry ale yeast, malt, barley, and a local beer for sipping. Grab your mask and GO!
Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort + Mineral Springs, 1507 Lincoln Ave. (Calistoga), drwilkinson.com
Outdoor Craft Market
West Coast Craft (WCC) presents its monthly outdoor market for June 2021 at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture. The free-to-attend outdoor markets happen on Saturday, Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More than 70 vendors participate with a variety of hand-crafted items for sale, including textiles, bags, accessories, woodcrafts, furniture, clothing, housewares, body care, ceramics, glass art, jewelry, and much more.
View the WCC catalog of all the vendors that have participated in WCC events to get an idea of the type of artisans that appear at WCC’s outdoor markets. WCC has an effective health-and-safety plan in place to protect vendors and visitors and allows canines on leashes to visit the market too. www.fortmason.org
Bouquets to Art
This exhibit is back in the galleries this year to celebrate the summer season in its 37th year with a new palette of fresh flowers. Inspired by works of art in the de Young museum’s galleries, the weeklong display of floral installations offers new ways of seeing the permanent collection. This year, for the first time, there will be highlights in the arts of Africa and Oceania galleries, as well as plenty of perennial Bouquets to Art favorites.
Sadly, for us, but happy for the museum, the tickets to the live viewings sold out almost immediately, but for the first time ever you can wander the galleries virtually and attend virtual workshops as well. Deyoung.famsf.org
Outdoor Movies at Fort Mason
We just love the creativity that has flourished this past year (and change), and outdoor movie showings is at the top of the list. FORT MASON FLIX hosts a grand finale for the month of June 2021 with an eclectic line-up of classic films and the latest 21st-century cinematic releases. Showtime at FORT MASON FLIX is winding down for the summer, but you do have until June 26th to enjoy great movies on San Francisco Bay every Tuesday Through Sunday. Screenings happen at 6:00 p.m. (occasionally 5:30 p.m.) and 9:00 p.m. or 8:45 p.m.
FLIX has accomplished goals to keep the arts alive during the global pandemic and to help other non-profit and arts organizations host in-person events.
FMCAC is sending FLIX off in fine style with a free farewell party (on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), spectacular social media contests, and a slate of June films including “Men In Black” and Hitchcock’s, “The Trouble with Harry”. http://www.fortmason.org
Outdoor Movies at Stanford
For Peninsula tomatoes, you will be delighted to know that each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various iconic Northern California filming locations, from the streets of Oakland to wine country. You can order snacks and drinks from your phone once seated. Some events are free, some have a fee. Get the lineup here.