Let these Bay Area experiences be your guide to a fancy-free season.
Set Jet makes private travel safe and convenient.
Set Jet fulfills a niche that San Franciscans are all too familiar with: finding a quick and easy flight to Southern California on short notice. Now the company is offering new routes from San Francisco, servicing nonstop flights to Los Angeles, San Diego and more, making a membership much more alluring. “The way we see it, there are four check boxes: safety, convenience, luxury and price,” says Set Jet CEO Tom Smith. “The true private options for the most part check the first three boxes, and the semiprivate options presumably check the first, second and fourth box but not the third; they lack the luxury. Set Jet is the only one that checks all four boxes, and that’s not easy to do.” What’s next for Set Jet? Says Smith, “The sky’s the limit.” 21889 Skywest Drive, Hayward
The team behind Australian winery Penfolds has been exploring the soils of California for the past 20 years. That’s all come to fruition with the release of The California Collection, a selection of four new distinctly West Coast wines. “Curiosity will continue as future vintages roll around, and the exploration of multiregional, regional, subregional and single-vineyard wines will undoubtedly come into play,” says Stephanie Dutton, a senior winemaker at Penfolds. “Continuing to nurture our literal and figurative roots in California, establishing a home and building community ties will be important.” The California Collection features a robust cabernet sauvignon as well as an electrifying cabernet shiraz.
Caravane’s eclectic shop brings a burst of fresh energy to the city.
Paris, London, Copenhagen and now San Francisco: Caravane boutique is opening at the intersection of Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights. Embracing the bohemian spirit of the city, Caravane’s new outpost will offer an abundance of fabrics, furniture and prints, cementing its legacy as one of the best purveyors in the game. “The local architects made sure to preserve the San Francisco classical aspect of the building, both outside and inside,” says owner Veronique Piedeleu. “The traditional facade blends perfectly in the heart of the Presidio Heights neighborhood, while the inside is a perfect environment that enhances the Caravane lifestyle.” 3461 Sacramento St.
Black Dahlia CBD gelees
For some, the word “edible” evokes images of overly strong, marijuana-packed brownies. Thankfully Black Dahlia is changing the conversation with its elegant line of CBD-infused gourmet confections and skincare. Balancing the calming effects of CBD with whimsically flavored lollipops (think prickly pear, sweet woodruff and honeydew); sea salt caramel gelees and more, the brand puts equal importance on ingredients and effectiveness. “Our North Star is creating delicious and beautiful products that incorporate the finest ingredients using the best artisanal techniques not available to large-format producers,” says head chef Greg Bernhardt. “If the products do not inspire us, it’s just not good enough.”
SeeBlackWomxn was co-founded by Tahirah Rasheed, Angela Hennessy, Dana King and Jamani Montague.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are giving a platform to the groundbreaking work of the SeeBlackWomxn Collective, establishing a partnership that will extend throughout the year. The de Young and the Legion of Honor have announced a five-part event series that will discuss the future of aesthetics and conversations that surround the Black arts scene, including conversations about Black futures, Black feminism and Black death in contemporary art. “The intention of this SeeBlackWomxn programming has been to speak truth to systems of oppression and close gaps that often ignore our voices, creativity, intelligence, connections and truths,” says the team.
The No-Fuss Family Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Everyday Life; Don’t-Tell-Anyone-It’s-Vegan Swiss chard Caesar salad with handtorn croutons.
The reviews are in: San Francisco native and Emmy Award-winning chef Ryan Scott’s new book, The No-Fuss Family Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Everyday Life, is a hit. Knowing firsthand the stress that can sometimes ensue when cooking for the entire family, Scott’s recipes are kid-friendly and jam-packed with flavor. The book’s recipes have received rave reviews from food lovers across the country, including Rachael Ray and Shaquille O’Neal. Chow down on highlights like a Date-Night garlic shrimp rigatoni pasta or a savory soy sauce-braised pork with quick-pickled cabbage.
“Untitled (the chorus)” by Liam Everett is one of several pieces on display at some days later, his show at Altman Siegel.
After spending a year in France, Sebastopol-based artist Liam Everett is back in the Bay Area with a stunning show at Altman Siegel gallery. Running from May 8 to June 26, some days later—the painter’s fourth show at the gallery—showcases his abstract, colorful works, all inspired deeply by the Northern California landscape and natural light. This series in particular was inspired by where the Pacific meets the foggy sky—a sight all San Franciscans can relate to—biodynamic agriculture and the films of Andrei Tarkovsky. 1150 25th St., altmansiegel.com
The Tiburon location features a custom Champagne vending machine.
The Caviar Company is opening a second storefront in Tiburon with a slew of new offerings. “The Tiburon tasting room allows us to offer on-premise food and drink versus the retail offerings of our Union Street location in San Francisco,” says owner Petra Bergstein Higby. “We will be excited to host private dinners, afternoon tea and many winemaker dinners. The Tiburon location also has one of the only Champagne vending machines that you can find in Northern California.” Foodies across the Bay Area can indulge their senses with items like a black truffle grilled cheese with caviar, which will be available exclusively at the Tiburon location. 46A Main St., Tiburon
Rendering of The Madrona in Healdsburg
Originally a private residence, The Madrona hotel in Healdsburg takes guests back in time to the aestheticism art movement of the late 1800s, when it was built. Now, acclaimed designer Jay Jeffers is breathing new life into the historic property, which is set to open later this year. Jeffers and team are hard at work updating the 22 rooms across six buildings, the Michelin-starred restaurant and more. With more than 200 antiques and relics featured throughout, The Madrona pays homage to its roots while setting its sights on the future. 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg
Photography by: FROM TOP: PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; CARAVANE PHOTO BY JESSICA PAUL; PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; BOOK COVER PHOTO COURTESY OF HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT; LIAM EVERETT, “UNTITLED (THE CHORUS)” (2021, INK, ACRYLIC, SALT AND ALCOHOL ON LINEN), 79 BY 60 INCHES PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND ALTMAN SIEGEL, SAN FRANCISCO, PHOTO BY ROBERT DIVERS HERRICK; PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND