Will be making a mad dash to San Francisco this week to speak at the fabulous de Young Museum. It is their celebrated, annual Bouquets to Art event.
I am pinch-hitting for my friend Carolyne Roehm, who has family matters to attend to. She was, as she always is, very generous to suggest me as a substitute, and they went for it. It will be like going to hear Beyoncé and instead getting her cousin from North Carolina who sings in the church choir. Or like thinking you’re going to see Elvis and getting the Impersonator. Not that I could come close to Carolyne. Hell the weight loss alone would kill me. But I will do my best 😉
I will mention to the San Francisco audience, provided there is one, that in case they did not know, Carolyne both adored and greatly admired Oscar de la Renta, for whom she once worked. As it happens the de Young is also currently hosting an Oscar retrospective. That alone is worth the trip, right?
Oooh, also in San Francisco, at the Legion of Honor over in Lincoln Park, is a brilliant exhibit on Pierre Bonnard, whose fresh colors and lively brush strokes I love.
The Beyoncé-cousin-Elvis-impersonator lecture at the de Young is Thursday, April 7, at 10:30, with The Bee Cottage Story book signing and lunch following. At this writing, the lecture and lunch are sold out. (Clearly they have not heard about the switch) But you can always try in case there is a cancellation, 415-750-3600. Same number for info about the other exhibits.