SF LIFE: Dining Pods, Art, Fashion After Covid
Mid August and we hope you all are enjoying the beauty of California while staying safe. Let’s keep supporting our local restaurants and here’s a new one, -Dining pods are here if you want a unique and fine dining experience. If you haven’t yet discovered your Covid passion, perhaps you are a budding artist. Local SF artist Lindsay Stripling has offerings to bring out your inner Picasso. The San Francisco Arts Commission has a meaningful poster project and you can explore OMCA’s new photographic archive and watch SF Ballet’s Dance of Dreams and more art related offerings. What will the future of fashion hold? Find out as the Fashion Incubator offers an enlightening Fireside chat. And make sure to signup for the October Three Tomatoes Happy Hour Book Club.
Dining pods are becoming a thing! As restaurateurs look for more inventive ways to serve patrons (and stay in business) clear pods have arrived. They have already popped up in Los Angeles and Amsterdam; now San Francisco’s own Michelin-starred Hashiri is getting in on the bubble action for those willing to fork over $200 for the five-course experience.
The tastiest sushi dinner can be yours if you can score a reservation, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. inside one of the seven-foot-tall clear domes located on Mint Plaza. This Michelin starred restaurant features several prominent sushi chefs with over 50 years of combined experience in the art preparing this speciality. Let me know if you go! http://www.hashirisf.com
October Book Club with Bestselling Author Lori Gottlieb
*New York Times Bestseller
*An O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2019*
*Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!
This was one of our favorite books of 2019 too. The reader will feel like the proverbial fly on the wall in in this totally absorbing, shockingly honest, often funny, lessons to be learned book by celebrated psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb. Lori will join us on ZOOM for an exciting conversation. GET THE DETAILS.
Online Art Classes with Local Artist
Perhaps you are tired of baking and cleaning and there are only so many walks a day you can take. It may be time to channel your inner artist and take an online workshop with local artist. Lindsay Stripling. If you can’t get into one of the SF based artist’s live virtual workshops (pro tip: register now for her September classes before they sell out), take one of her prerecorded classes. Learn the basics during three-part Playing with Watercolor or work on your sketches for thirty days straight with Concept Sketchbook: A Daily Practice. Classes on lindaystripling.squarespace.com
COVID Posters by Bay Area Artists
Check out San Francisco Arts Commission’s COVID-19 poster project: Heroes: San Francisco Thanks Frontline Healthcare Workers, featuring 40 posters by 10 Bay Area artists on kiosks along Market Street from Embarcadero to the Castro; through October 31st. They are truly magnificent, emotional and worth a walk down Market St to view them. Details on sfartscommission.org
Dorothea Lange Digital Archive
A tomato well before her time, Dorothea Lange (born in 1895) had been a successful portrait photographer until the great depression. The events of the time prompted her to leave the safety of her studio to create powerful images of people in crisis—Dust Bowl refugees, migrant workers, and the urban homeless. Through her photographs, Lange hoped to create awareness of their suffering and the need for government relief.
The Oakland Museum of California’s new Dorothea Lange Digital Archive is now online for you to explore. Organized into four sections—The Depression, World War II at Home, Post-War Projects, and Early Work/Personal Work—the exhibit features photos, field notes, quotes, and more by Lange who became a world-renowned documentary photographer. Dorothealange.museumca.org
Aug. 19. Global Fashion Trends
Fellow fashionistas or anyone interested in global trends and what the future holds will enjoy a fireside chat presented by the Fashion Incubator of San Francisco. Titled Global Fashion, Retail, and Tech – the 90-minute chat will give an overview of global trends and strategic implications of retail and tech innovation. Wednesday August 19th from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
The event will be a mixture of presentation and conversation when describing the global competitive environment, changes in business models and new ideas. You will learn what is coming up with fashion design trends in response to coronavirus and supply chain disruptions, consumer behavior in the work-from-home/Zoom era and more. This is a great behind the scenes look at the future of fashion! Sign up.