The gallerist behind her titular space takes us through one day in San Francisco, from morning tea to her latest bedtime read.

8:15 AM

A few quiet morning tea minutes after getting my four kids up and off to school. This is my favorite mug–my daughter made it at sleep-away camp this summer and my tea tastes so much better in it.

9:30 AM

A visit to my framers at Sterling Art Services to make presentation decisions for Forrest Kirk’s January exhibition of fantastic new unstretched paintings. I’ve been working with Chris & Reinhold and their Sterling team for 20 years. They are dear friends and impeccable craftspeople. Visits to the shop always last at least 45 minutes because we like to chat!

10:38 AM

En route into the city. I really love storytelling podcasts. I heard the first section of "We Were Three" on a This American Life episode and now I’m finishing the series. It’s sad and a little frustrating, but human and beautiful.

11:30 AM

A visit to the Legion of Honor always begins by admiring the view.

11:30 AM

Guo Pei at the Legion of Honor. So gorgeous! Many friends–most sculptors–recommended this show but it took me a while to get here. I try to see one gallery or museum show per week. I think it’s really important to be present for the spaces in your own community.

1:00 PM

At the gallery! A quick video of Jennie Ottinger’s fantastic "Bad Luck, Dutch. Your Face is on the Tea Towels: the Princess Series" exhibition.

5:00 PM

A special gallery walkthrough with Jennie Ottinger and board members and staff of the Headlands Center for the Arts. Jennie was an affiliate artist at Headlands from 2016–2018. She made these amazing cookies!

8:00 PM

Home again and making a late dinner from Ottolenghi’s Plenty. There are always so many ingredients but it is always so delicious. And look! Just like the picture! Thrilling!

10:00 PM

Goodnight! I read to end my day. Claire Oswalt recommended my current book, Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. I’m on page 624 and still only halfway through. But I am super IN IT. I have no idea what’s going to happen. I like it a lot.