Seth Curcio

Courtesy of Seth Curcio

Phil Bond

Photo by Phil Bond.

Susan Kare.Sketch for graphic user interface for General Magic.Courtesy of SFMOMA.

Susan Kare.
Sketch for graphic user interface for General Magic.
Courtesy of SFMOMA.

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San Francisco

Sightglass, Pier 24 Photography, and Buena Vista Park: Seth Curcio’s San Francisco

This week, Whitewaller San Francisco launches for FOG Design + Art (January 11—14). To help guide you to the best spots in town—where you can eat, drink, see art, and relax at, we hear from a group of insiders. Next up, Seth Curcio, Senior Director of Shulamit Nazarian.

Coffee is serious in San Francisco and top of my list is Sightglass. My go-to is their vanilla iced cold brew and amazing ham and mustard pastry. For lunch, Nopalito is my fav. I always found myself getting cocktails and snacks at Trou Normand in the Financial District. After going out, I usually end up at Beretta, as they’ll serve amazing food until 1am.

There are lots of great places for art in San Francsico, like SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the deYoung Museum. Find the biggest hidden gem by making an appointment to visit Pier 24 Photography and then head down to the Mission / Potrero Hill to check out California College of the Arts’ Wattis Institute, the Kadist Foundation, and the David Ireland House at 500 Capp St. For galleries, I never miss Altman Seigel Gallery, Jessica Silverman Gallery, Fraenkel Gallery, Ratio 3, Casemore Kirkeby, and the great group of galleries at Minnesota Street Projects.

San Francisco’s parks are unparalleled. There is nothing better than a stroll through Golden Gate Park, or hiking to the top of Buena Vista Park to catch the view, or going out to the beach through the Presidio. Or, just leave the city all together and head up to Sonoma. It’s not far and incredibly beautiful and well worth the time away.


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