Four days in sensational San Francisco is certainly not enough time for an exploration of the city nor to really have a proper visit with our many friends, but alas four days is what we had and we made the best of it. Wanting to see as much as we could, we spent a goodly amount of time investigating SF’s many diverse neighborhoods.
We were particularly drawn to the so called “Billionaire’s Row” with its surplus of gorgeous properties. It’s actually a pretty nice walking area. I was secretly hoping to perhaps meet a potential client…one never knows. What a thrill it would be to decorate a magnificent mega-mansion like this 1904 homage to Versailles’ Petite Trianon in Presidio Heights, the Koshland Mansion – (apparently the original owners had an Antoinette inspired costume ball opening – WIJW would have loved to bring you that!) – in any case the whole thing had us transported back to our French tour not so long ago.
Despite our limited time, we were happily able to catch up with the ever fabulous Scott Meacham Wood, fellow decorator and author of the fab blog, The Adventures of Tartan Scott. We also had the great pleasure to dine with our newlywed friends at The Slanted Door (another superb Philip Bewley suggestion) which offers a tasty modern take on Vietnamese cuisine. The place also affords truly exceptional views of the Bay Bridge and its mesmerizing Leo Villareal light installation.
Needless to say, another trip to San Francisco is in order and I’m thinking our next visit will have to include the Napa vineyards!
Feeling like a billion bucks in my Tom Ford tangerine silk herringbone suit, I’m strolling through “Billionaire’s Row” eyeing potential projects. I’m wearing a white cotton shirt with French cuffs, a silk floral print pocket square and “Cyrille” sunglasses – all by Tom Ford, vintage coral and shell Seaman Schepps cuff links, Rolex watch, Etro orange suede tasseled loafers, and my fragrance is Creed Orange Spice.