We are from Los Angeles and are often times forgetful that our mecca of art and culture is not the only place to eat good food and see great art. Well, we remembered and decided to "get outta Dodge" for a few days. An hour flight north landed us in lovely San Francisco for an awesome weekend getaway where we walked the gloomy halls of Alcatraz prison, had some fantastic food & drinks, and enjoyed the cold, rainy weather every step of the way.
Our trip was inspired by the fact that the Legion of Honor is showing Bernini's breathtaking marble masterpiece of Medusa. We could have gone home, happy, at this point. It is one of the most amazing works of art we have ever seen. Lucky for us; the Legion of Honor is filled to the brim with other amazing art. As we walked around, we were excited to see several other works by different masters; including work by Rodin, Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir, Boucher, and more. For a few brief moments, it felt like we were walking the halls of the Uffizi, again. This beautiful hilltop museum was absolutely awe-inspiring.
We also had the privilege of stepping in to the John Pence Gallery near downtown. The walls were covered in some fantastic contemporary paintings and sculptures. We loved the work by Kate Lehman and the brilliantly imaginative trompe l'oeil stylings of Will Wilson. We have been drooling over their ingenious work ever since.
Tunes :: The Black Keys' El Camino, Greek Fire's Deus Ex Machina, Briertone, Mat Kearney
Digs :: Leather cap toe boots, Large lapels, Workman beanies, Shades of black, Dress socks by Hugo Boss