Seven high achievers on our radar, from Bay Area heavyweights to the next generation shaking things up
If you’ve feasted your eyes upon Chrissy Teigen’s popular cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat, you might have glossed over the byline for the photographer behind those delicious photos of French toast casserole, basil chicken and spicy clams and pasta. Pick, who’s based in San Francisco, specializes in food, travel, lifestyle, interiors and portraits, and has photographed 15 cookbooks including Cravings. When Pick isn’t working with clients from Domaine Carneros to Blue Bottle Coffee, she’s “plotting her next road trip.” Book her while you can!
Lindsay McConnon and Linsay Radcliffe
So you’re dying to wear your fab new wide-brimmed hat on vacay in the French Riviera, at Wimbledon or your Lake Tahoe home, but there’s just one problem: How do you pack it without doing major damage—and destroying its chic and highly Instagrammable shape? Enter McConnon and Radcliffe, co-founders of SF-based luxury accessories brand Freya, who have designed hatboxes that will keep your headgear pristine. “We imagined Freya because we bonded over a shared love of hats and adventure, but bemoaned their compatibility,” say the Lin(d)says.
At the helm of the company his parents started in 1972, the hotelier—president and CEO of Woodside Hotels—is overseeing Hotel Drisco’s grand reopening in Pacific Heights. The Dartmouth grad, who earned his MBA at UCLA, also runs the Napa Valley Lodge in Yountville, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa in Monterey and the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, where the hotel group is based. Meanwhile, Hotel Drisco returns for business mid-July, revealing a new makeover in which the original 1903 Edwardian building has been completely gutted (with its elegance intact).
Congrats to the new executive director of the Stern Grove Festival! Fiedler was recently promoted to the position as the San Francisco event celebrates 80 years of bringing quality entertainment to the city. (This year: Kool and the Gang.) Previously, Fiedler oversaw the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, a nonprofit performing and educational arts organization. Quoth Fiedler: “I am honored to serve such a beloved and esteemed San Francisco institution … I look forward to building on Stern Grove Festival’s rich tradition in its ninth decade and beyond!”
Do you know Joe? Well, you should! He’s a third-generation San Franciscan and one of the top luxury real estate agents in the city, based at McGuire Real Estate, and is celebrating three decades in residential real estate discreetly advising and representing generations of the city’s most prominent families. Meanwhile, philanthropy has been a big part of his life. Moore—who grew up in Presidio Heights and cofounded Ritchie Hallanan Real Estate—served on the boards of the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army, and was also president of the Guardsmen.
This month marks 10 months since Schmuckli joined the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as curator-in-charge, contemporary art and programming, following the hire of Director Max Hollein, who has sought to expand the de Young and the Legion of Honor’s footprints in contemporary art. Schmuckli hails from the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, where she was director and chief curator. Starting July 15, Good Muse—a bold new exhibit she curated that showcases new works by sculptor Sarah Lucas alongside pieces from Rodin —will begin a run ending September 17.