Arts

Events Calendar: March/April 2021

March is Women’s History Month; April is Down to Earth Month from the California Wine Institute and wineries are once again open for outdoor tastings. All along the coast, it’s peak whale…

Anatomy of a Wine Label: Crescere Wines

Literature lovers might recognize Crescere Wines’ label art. The Sonoma County producer of premium, estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah tapped London-based Yehrin Tong to design its ethereal logo. Yehrin is well…

San Francisco Fashion Show To Support First Responders

FASHION TOOK TO ELLIS STREET IN NOVEMBER FOR THE CITY’S ONLY RUNWAY SHOW since March, organized by John Konstin of John’s Grill and fashionistas Farah Makras and Sonya Molodetskaya. It was a…

Events Calendar: Jan/Feb 2021

Good riddance, 2020. In the spirit of new beginnings, Haute Happenings returns. Be it virtual, be it live, be it hybrid, we’re presenting curated San Francisco Bay Area event listings from Mendocino…

Jacob Vilató: A Picasso Progeny Forges His Own Artistic Path

With an artistry and passion undoubtedly shaped and influenced by his great uncle Pablo Picasso, Jacob Vilató is finding creative success on his own terms. Jacob Vilató never knew his great uncle…

Performing Arts Postponed But Not Silenced

The power of music goes virtual to enrich, to unite, to heal Photo Credit: ©Drew Altizer Photography The global pandemic has caused the cancellation of all performing arts live concerts and events…

Blockbuster Netflix Eco Film “Kiss the Ground” A Must See

NY Times Raves: “Inspires a Rare Feeling of Hope” The inspiring climate change documentary “Kiss the Ground“ —  backed by the founder of San Francisco-based Price.com, RJ Jain — debuted on Netflix…

Bay Area Illustrators Offer Free Online Classes

Paint your way through the pandemic Stephanie Block is a third generation family partner in RNDC and Young’s Market Company. She holds a WSET 3 certification in wine and spirits and is…

FNNCH

The Rising Street Artist Talking When does a boarded-up storefront turn from community loss to abundance? When Bay Area artist fnnch transforms it with bursts of colorful symbolism from his nimble mind,…

Paula West

Surprises and Delights with Song When jazz singer Paula West performs, she offers a surprise or two or three. Jazz cognoscenti around the globe seek West’s richly sumptuous voice which continues to…

The Passionate World of Collecting

Auction houses are breaking records despite the lockdowns Lalique crystal, baseball cards, classic cars, cognac. An arctophilist stockpiles teddy bears and a plangonologist covets dolls. What do collectors collect and why? Some…

Shining a Light on Bruce Munro

The acclaimed British light artist brings a brilliantly beautiful, hidden high-tech garden to the hills of Central California.

At Home with Philanthropist Farah Makras

It was a treat to speak with notable Bay Area doyenne, Farah Makras. Not only is she is passionate about helping meet the needs of children everywhere, she constantly explores and celebrates…

Legendary, Ageless Beauty Sophia Loren

Shares Secrets of Forever Radiant and Fabulous at 85 The stardom of legendary screen and culture icon Sophia Loren rose out of the slums of post-war Naples and soared to prodigious heights.…

Isaac Mizrahi: I.M. in the A.M.

In Palo Alto, navy blue skies give way to a pinky-gold haze. A familiar voice comes through on speakerphone. “You sent that unbelievable ice cream we’ve been cheating our diets on all…

Museum Stores Make Marvelous Shopping Emporiums

Curate the Art of Browsing SERENDIPITY WITH A SPLASH OF ARTISTIC SENSIBILITY MAKES SHOPPING FOR GIFTS SO much more enjoyable. Pass up department stores to see what great finds await discovery within…