Monday, December 13, 2010

deYoung Museum French Impressionist Exhibit

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Photo credit: Lisa Romerein

I will be meeting with Lisa Romerein,, soon to shoot some projects.

On my recent trip to San Francisco, I visited the deYoung Museum, which is currently displaying a large exhibit on impressionist paintings. They are temporarily on loan from Paris's MUSE D"ORSAY. Enjoy the photos!

Masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone, a haunting Portrait of the Artist, and Bedroom at Arles. The exhibition includes a superior collection of paintings from the Pont-Aven school, including Gauguin’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with The Yellow Christ. The exhibition concludes with the Orsay’s spectacular collection of pointillist paintings, represented by the masters Georges Seurat and Paul Signac.

The de Young is the only museum in North America to host the exhibition.

The second of two exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay follows on the heels of the first with a selection of the most famous late-Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir, as well as works representing the individualist styles of the early modern masters, including Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, and the Nabis Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard.

Paul Signac, The Riverbank

For more on the exhibit, which runs through January 18, 2011, visit

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Who Sells Duck Fat?

By Erin Ferucci

Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

My new favorite eatery is Bouletts Larder, which I discovered on my recent trip to San Francisco.


Bulettes Larder was opened in 2004 by Chef Amaryll Schwertner and business partner, Lori Regis, as a restaurant that also sells its ingredients for use in the home kitchen. Throughout her 30-year career, Chef Schwertner has authored the cuisine in seminal restaurants in the bay area. The daily changing menus at Boulettes Larder reflect her commitment to using conscientiously produced farmstead ingredients and applying her research and curiosity in pursuit of spices and artisan oils, vinegars and grains.

My friend Jason Asch, owner of Diamond Foam & Fabric,, asked Nancy Silverstein, founder of La Brea Bakery and Mario Batalli’s new partner, to refer me to Boulettes Larder. Visit her bakery at

You can check out their website at