Post-Covid Recovery Strategy Courts Cultural Tourism

One of the dramatic aspects of the pandemic’s impact on local hospitality-driven economies has been the substantial, if not near total, loss of international travelers. I have been closely following the Napa Valley creative business community for the past few years. Through the ups and downs of faltering consumer confidence, devastating forest fires and sweeping measures against coronaviruses, winemakers, restaurateurs and artisans have shown inspiring resilience and ingenuity in s ‘adapting to keep doing what they love – welcoming guests from all walks of life. As the sector rebounds under the impetus of domestic tourism, their last notable efforts focus on the fine arts. Visitors can take advantage of an off-season weekend in the Bay Area and Napa Valley to rediscover the power of three types of art (photography, sculpture and fashion) in luxurious settings that celebrate culture, wine and well-being.

Domaine Saint-Supéry

The award-winning Domaine Saint-Supéry is a leader in the Napa Valley wine and hospitality industry with a commitment to sustainability and community development. Their picturesque vineyards and delicious wines delight visitors all year round. Recently, the estate commissioned an exhibition Everyday heroes Organized by Virgie Giles Foundation partners Topher Delaney and Calvin Chin. It features 24 black and white portraits taken by eight local photographers. Subjects are excellent volunteers in the areas of mental health, food safety, animal rescue and other vital areas of community well-being. The on-site gallery features three other northern California nature-focused photography exhibits. Photographer Keith blodgett explore the Pacific Rim and surrounding environments. President of Napa Wildlife, Award Winning Photographer Jean Comisky, presents his stunning color photographs of native wildlife. Photographer Sally Seymour features spectacular portraits of fruit harvested locally from the orchards of Dollarhide Ranch. It should whet your appetite.

Fortunately, the chef of the estate Tod Kawachi is a true culinary magician passionate about food and wine pairings. You can enjoy different tasting options and learn more about Napa Green winemaking practices and organic horticulture. Many diners fall in love with St. Supéry’s farm-to-table cuisine and follow Kawachi’s splendid cuisine. online recipes.

Harvest Inn

Founded in 1975, this eight-acre property is one of the pioneers and veterans of luxury hospitality in Napa Valley. Harvest Inn offers its clients a valuable opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of today’s life. The tranquil setting rewards privacy and attention.

Nowadays, the resort enjoys a growing reputation among art lovers. Its park has become a unique exhibition space for contemporary sculpture. The collection is curated by the team of experts from Aerena Galleries who are responsible for the art in a few exclusive destinations, including the St. Regis San Francisco.

Harvest Inn features works by several exciting sculptors. Steel parts by Damon hyldreth blurring the line between nature and structure. By the way, royal fashion icon Queen Rania of Jordan is a collector! Llisa Demetrios engages with the concept of time in his works incorporating negative space to form a kind of additional virtual sculpture. David Tanych has been making art objects since childhood. Its whimsical pieces celebrate common objects bringing comfort to everyday life. Feeling inspired by art, you can contemplate the meaning of beauty in your life during a relaxing treatment at a nearby spa. Harvest Inn partners with local businesses to maintain a vibrant community atmosphere.

DeYoung Museum

On the way back from Napa to the Bay Area, take some quality time to experience one of the most significant fashion exhibitions held in the United States. Patrick Kelly: the trail of love is exhibited until April 2022 at DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. It celebrates the exuberant legacy of seminal African-American fashion designer Patrick Kelly. He was one of the voices of the counterculture that defined the look and “vibe” of the 1980s in America and beyond. His light yet sophisticated designs and legendary shows were inspired by the New York and Paris gay club scene and other influences. The museum displays seventy-nine fully accessorized sets dating from 1984 to the end of his life in 1990. This exhibit does a fantastic demonstration job in helping its audience understand the power of fashion as one of the forms of fashion. most democratic art.

Whether it’s honoring unsung local heroes, enjoying beautiful sculpture gardens, or witnessing a historic fad, winter opportunities for cultural tourism are plentiful in Napa Valley and the Bay Area.

James C. Tibbs