Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Looking for authentic French food in San Francisco, then this is it! It was the most amazing lunch I have had in a long time. I was transported to France, not only from the food and stiffed lip waiter but from the French locals sitting on either side of us too! The highlight was the mussels which went perfectly with our bottle of Sancerre. Check out thier menu and location on thier site here at Chez Maman
Morgwn and I went to the Conservatory of Flowers yesterday before the most amazing lunch at Chez Mamon. Inside the victorian green house we found the most relaxing environment with quaint seating areas and lush smells of moist greenery. It was lovely to spend time just sitting and relaxing amongst all the interesting plants and flowers. Well worth it for $7.
Monday, April 11, 2011
"Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
February 5, 2011 - June 5, 2011
Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave is a painter by training, but textile and costume are her muses. Working in collaboration with leading costume historians and young fashion designers, de Borchgrave crafts a world of splendor from the simplest rag paper. Painting and manipulating the paper, she forms trompe l’oeil masterpieces of elaborate dresses inspired by rich depictions in early European painting or by iconic costumes in museum collections around the world. The Legion of Honor is the first American museum to dedicate an entire exhibition to the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave, although her creations have been widely displayed in Europe.
Pulp Fashion draws on several themes and presents quintessential examples in the history of costume—from Renaissance finery of the Medici family and gowns worn by Elizabeth I and Marie-Antoinette to the creations of the grand couturiers Frederick Worth, Paul Poiret, Christian Dior, and Coco Chanel. Special attention is given to the creations and studio of Mariano Fortuny, the eccentric early-20th-century artist who is both a major source of inspiration to de Borchgrave and a kindred spirit."