Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

At the Legion of Honor Museum – Cartier and America is Fantastic

Monday, January 4th, 2010

The latest exhibit at our Legion of Honor Museum kicked off last month, but I didn’t get a chance to see it out ’til now.

It’s fantastic.

Check out impressions and photos from 7×7, San Francisco Sentinel, San Francisco Museum Examiner Nancy Ewart, and The Richmond Blog 

Hello kitty!

See you there!

“Cartier came to fame as the “King of Jewelers” during the Belle Époque for his beautifully made diamond and platinum jewelry created for the courts of Europe and Americans of the Gilded Age. With an extensive variety of jewelry forms—ranging from traditional white diamond suites to the highly colored exotic creations of the 1920s and 1930s—Cartier made its mark with the ingenuity of its designs and its exquisite craftsmanship. Cartier and America celebrates the imagination and creativity of Cartier in the 20th century. The jewelry and works of art include pieces from the private collection of Cartier.

Sample menu for Cartier weekend brunch (PDF)

Credit Line
Cartier and America is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in partnership with Cartier.

: Diane B. Wilsey

Major Patron: Lonna Wais

Lead Sponsor support is provided by BNP Paribas and Dr. Alan R. Malouf. Cartier Circle support is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Andrews, Jr., Mitchell Benjamin and Ricky Serbin, Mrs. Newton A. Cope, Ms. Patricia Mozart, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer, Georges C. and Eleanor C. St. Laurent, Ms. Christine Suppes, and SUSAN/The Grocery Store. Generous support is also provided by the Dorothy and Thelma Carson Trust. British Motor Cars of San Francisco presents the Jaguar XJ as the official vehicle of Cartier and America. Emirates is the official airline, and Taj Campton Place is the official hotel partner of the exhibition.

Desperate Union Street Landlords Open to Any Offers – Rise of the “Pop Up Stores”

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Oh, Union Street, will you ever win? You’re chock-a-block full of meddlesome NIMBYs, hard-partying post-collegiates and empty storefronts. Oh well.

But there’s hope for the commercial landlords – it’s called the pop up shop. Why not allow a tenant to open up for a month or two for a few bucks? That’s better than the no bucks you’ve been making recently during the Great Recession. It’s POP UP RETAIL, BABY!

So, from this, right next to the Crepes a Go Go

union copy

to this:

popupshop copy

OMG, it’s the Sikara & Co. Jewelry Pop-Up Store! It just opened, but don’t fall in love with it – it’s closing next month.

(And for you non pop-up retailers, it’s super easy to renegotiate your rent these days. Those landlords are taking any offer, any offer at all.)

Anyway, here are the deets:

Sikara & Co. Jewelry Pop-Up Store Opens on Union Street

Sikara & Co., an internationally inspired modern fusion jewelry company makes Union Street in San Francisco its new home as a “pop-up” shop.

The pop-up style store front is one of the newest trends to emerge in retail.  “This style of store front allows us to open a temporary store in San Francisco and market test our collections as we roll them out nationally; we are very excited to be one of the first pop-up stores in the city,” said Mousumi Shaw, Founder and Creative Director.

They go on and on – see you after the jump!


Poor Angelina Jolie Reduced to Shilling for the Cultured Pearl Industry in San Francisco

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Here’s the problem: You become famous and then everybody wants to use your image to sell stuff, whether you (and your agent) get paid or not.

Check out this large poster used to promote the idea of wearing “PEARLS” that just happens to right outside a jewelry store on Post Street called Miseki. Is this shot from an ad campaign, or did somebody Photoshop a red-carpet paparazzi photo?

Either way, poor Angelina might not be getting her fair share of the cut. Sadly, Kiera Knightly’s visage is similarly being used by the same store.

The perils of fame!