5 Ways To Keep Busy In San Francisco This Month

Quincy Walter And Casey Weissman | April 20, 2021 | Lifestyle Feature

A wave of launches and events are bringing new enerfy to the Bay Area this month.

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Salsa verde, a recipe from The Art of Cooking with Cannabis

The only thing better than mac and cheese is Sh’mac and Cheese, one of the 125 recipes in Tracey Medeiros’ fifth cookbook, The Art of Cooking with Cannabis. Recipes for everything from cocktails to comfort food are infused with THC, hemp or CBD in this book. They come from people all across the country, like award-winning chefs and organic farmers who want to spread insight on responsible cannabis cooking. The book hones in on sustainable cooking and, quite literally, feel-good food. –QW

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In the name of celebration, San Francisco Art Institute is launching a new exhibition, The Spirit of Disruption, to honor its notable 150th anniversary. “This exhibition is a reexamination of the constantly changing complexion of art history—an invitation to no longer read between the lines,” says exhibition co-curator Margaret Tedesco. The new exhibit celebrates the anniversary of the institute’s major influence in contemporary art by showcasing work by artists who have often not been included in the historical narrative. –QW

SETTLE IN

Yerba Buena Island’s 266 residences each offer enviable amenities complemented by stunning surrounding views of the Bay Area and city skyline YERBA BUENA ISLAND PHOTO BY AIDLIN DARLING
Yerba Buena Island’s 266 residences each offer enviable amenities complemented by stunning surrounding views of the Bay Area and city skyline.

Gain a new perspective of San Francisco and the Bay Area from one of the luxe properties on Yerba Buena Island. Sales have launched for this highly anticipated project, which includes high-design residences in a range of offerings such as condominiums, townhomes and flats, inspired by the island mindset. Architecture by Hart Howerton and interiors by Meyer Davis and Edmonds + Lee Architects complement the rich topography of the island. Homeowners have access to 72 acres of parks and green space with natural amenities like trails and a sandy beachfront. Other offerings, like a dog park and The Island Club, a 10,000-square-foot private community gathering place designed by San Franciscobased firm Aidlin Darling Design, sweeten the deal. –QW

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Chateau Montelena, located two hours from San Francisco at the top of Napa Valley, has remained an icon in the wine industry for 14 decades since its founding in 1882. The winery has started a new program that offers guests a personalized tasting experience. The Chateau’s Concierge Program grants access to Montelena’s substantial library of vintage wines stemming back from the 1970s. The cellar was crafted to create the perfect aging conditions for its bottles, and the Concierge Program is a way for guests to experience that exemplary ageability of Montelena wines—and purchase older bottles. The curated service will connect guests with a hospitality member to organize their ideal experience. –CW

SHOP

The chic Champagne Bar at Evars Collective BOTTOM TWO YERBA BUENA PHOTOS BY HAYES DAVIDSON/ALL COURTESY OF YERBA BUENA ISLAND

The chic Champagne Bar at Evars Collective.

The peninsula is now home to a brand-new design destination: Evars Collective, a dynamic space curated by founder Nancy Evars. A walk through the new showroom takes visitors through six shoppable vignettes, each of which feature different offerings, such as textiles, furniture, artworks and accessories. An extra-exciting addition to the space is The Champagne Bar, an area for visitors to relax, sip some bubbly and meet clients. Keep an eye out for The Club, a forthcoming membership space for the design community through which members can take part in exclusive offerings and experiences. –QW



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PHOTOS: BY CLARE BARBOZA/COURTESY OF SKYHORSE PUBLISHING; COURTESY OF SKYHORSE PUBLISHING; COLLECTION OF PENNY COOPER AND RENA ROSENWASSER/COURTESY OF SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE; YERBA BUENA ISLAND PHOTO BY AIDLIN DARLING; CHATEAU MONTELENA PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; EVARS COLLECTIVE PHOTO BY MACHOUSE PRODUCTIONS/COURTESY OF BRAND