November 06, 2014

Caught The Lady's Eye: Autumn Culture Edition

Somehow, it’s November. Which means turkey basting, tree trimming, and egg nogging are just around the corner. But before the holiday madness hits, we’re looking forward to a few quiet weeks spent discovering and enjoying what’s going on around us. 

 Coming off this week’s midterm elections, the new Keith Haring exhibit at the De Young, "The Political Line," is on the top of our November list. We’re always looking for an excuse to spend a day here, and the first Haring show to hit the west coast in over 20 years is that and then some.

photo courtesy: Papuatattoo


 Curling up with a good book is something we never seem to have time for once the holidays takeover. This month we’re getting our girl on with memoirs by Amy Poehler (yay for an entire chapter dedicated to her comedy wife, Tina Fey), Lena Dunham, and Anjelica Huston (who spares no juicy Jack Nicholson romance detail). 

 We’re also reaching for the classic coffee table topper, “Oscar de la Renta; The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta,” to revisit and honor the work of a much loved American genius.


In part because we'll see anything with Felicity Jones and in part because the storyline is so intriguingThe Theory of Everything, a portrayal of Stephen Hawking's early love affair before sickness set in, is the film we're most excited about this month.



And because we all need to eat, what better way to spend a Saturday than the Bon Appetit Grub Crawl? We imagine it's like the round robins of our parents’ day, except the round up consists of some of the city’s best eateries. Especially with our Valencia St. neighbor Four Barrel Coffee in the line-up, we wouldn’t miss it. 




As for what's going on in the kitchen, Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers, a favorite food blog around here, just released her new cookbook and it's simply gorgeous. We can't wait to dive in and spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon cooking for friends and family - we're hearing good things about the Sesame Salt Pretzels with Brown Beer Mustard, yum.