Stay tuned for more details & link to purchase tickets.
There will be a charge for the fireside chat portion of this event - attendees will receive a paired amuse bouche & sampling of wines that Mark made at his vineyard. Members may use their tab/credit. Non-members, please contact an existing member to purchase a ticket to his exclusive event, more details to follow.
Happy 2019 everyone! Super excited to bring you our 1st fireside chat of the year w/new Modernist member Mark Bright, co-founder & Head Sommelier @ Saison (San Francisco's 1st 3-star Michelin Restaurant, & one of the top 50 restaurants in the world) & co-founder/Wine Director @ Angler, recently named the top new restaurant in America -https://www.sfgate.com/food/article/San-Francisco-s-Angler-is-named-by-Esquire-as-13428343.php
Hear the story behind how he became so passionate & knowledgable about wine, how he & Josh started Saison, Angler, & built them both up to be some of the best restaurants in the world! (& get the inside scoop about his upcoming projects too :)
Stay tuned for more details & link to purchase tickets.
Modernist will be hosting a private event with one of our Members during our Workspace Hours.
We wanted to give our members a heads-up,
to let everyone know that it will be busier
a bit more loud than our typical workspace hours
We will continue normal service right at 6pm.
Apologies for any inconveniences!
Join us for Member:
David Weisburd’s Birthday
Celebrate David’s Birthday
The Night begins at 9:30pm!
Just a reminder if you come earlier you can enjoy Akiko’s Sushi with us!
Grab a bowl of Late Night Beef Noodle Soup with us from 10-11:30pm ONLY!
Seems like 2018 flew on by - the good, the great, and the not so good. Glad that we were able to spend some/much of 2018 with you - looking forward to a great 2019!
Join us this Wednesday as we reconnect with friends, many for the 1st time in 2019 - and also meet new ones before we head out of town for a bit. (our previously scheduled fireside chat with Saison/Angler co-founder Mark Bright has been moved to 1.23)
We also have several friends in town for the JP Morgan Healthcare conference, come join us!
Join us for new year’s eve dinner with special prix fixe menu by Chef Chris Massad and champagne inspired gastronomic cocktail experience by Carlo Splendorini.
Let’s celebrate and dance our way into the new year’s and toast to 2019 in style with Veuve Clicquot!
New Year's Eve Dinner Experience
From 6pm - 9pm
Featuring Chef’s Secret Menu Items
Gastronomic Cocktail Selection
Prix Fixe Menu starting at $145 per person
Veuve Clicquot Countdown Party
From 9pm - 1am
Late Night Snacks Platter
Midnight Champagne Toast
Live Beats by DJ Drell
Complimentary for members
$30 for guests
Table package available for groups
(Limited - Reserve Now)
***RSVP required for Dinner Experience and/or Party***
Hope everyone is having a great holiday season! Some of us will be in town through the holidays (getting ready for our big Alist NYE party at the Westin of course! :) - and some are coming back in town for a few days to visit friends & family.
Whatever the reason, if you're in town this Wednesday night - come on by for some mixin' & minglin' GP style with some of our ALIST NYE hosts & also our beloved Olya who is back in town and co-hosting this festive gathering too.
Hope to see you!
It's the last Saturday before Christmas! Obligatory company holiday parties are over and family gatherings are right around the corner. Time to gather for a final, semi-classy night out with friends new and old before we all disappear for the holidays!
Leave your black ties and gowns at home. Come comfortable...in your favorite ugly sweater & gaudy holiday garb! Don't worry, Carlo and the Modernist team will make up for it in the form of sexy drinks and special treats! Friends welcome!
Hosted By Member:
Join us this Wednesday evening for our next Fireside Chat & GoodPeople Holiday get together!
Fireside Chat: 'Psychedelic Science' w/Reese Jones, Associate Founder at Singularity University, advisor at Facebook, founder Cambrian Genomics, Genetics Advisory Council - Harvard Medical School.
Reese Jones has 25 years in innovation, entrepreneurship & patents, with a background is biophysics and using brain imaging technologies to study schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Actively involved in psychedelic science for years, Reese will discuss current programs using psychedelics to treat trauma, depression, and end of life transitions.
GoodPeople Holiday Party:
Featuring Live Musicians in our GoodPeople Community, cocktail attire requested
6:30-7:30p: Fireside Chat
8p-11p: GoodPeople Holiday Party, with Live Musicians:
Will O'Brien, Peter Chung, DJs & more
The Casual Friday @ Modernist
Starting at 10pm
DJ Drell (Andral Hagos) born in Los Angeles Ca, the son of a Chinese Filipino immigrant and Latin jazz vibraphonist and percussionist. He loves sharing his happy energy through music. His influences range from Michael Jackson, Prince, Cal Tjader, J Dilla, Tribe Called Quest, Neil Armstrong and Local SF DJ Mark Farina and The Invisibl Skratch Piklz. His current mixes are House Infused East-Coast Hip-Hop and Funk Undertones with Melodic Riffs and Soulful Vocals.
Drell began mixing and scratching vinyl when he was 11 years old. While underage, confined to the Vinyl DJ booth, promoters had to sneak him in to play club sets as he was too young to move about. While in college at UCSB, with local DJ’s like Steve Aoki, he performed at Downtown clubs and Isla Vista, sharing his jazz influenced hip-hop, funk & house breaks throughout Santa Barbara.
Enjoy a casual night out with Great People, Creative Drinks & Awesome Vibes!
We invite you to join us for an exclusive evening with James Syhabout, Owner and Chef of two Michelin Star restaurant Commis. He will be sharing his inspiring journey of his rise to stardom – a story you will not want to miss.
Super excited to bring you our next fireside chat!
Join us & hear Modernist member David Lee's amazing story, from Stage 4 Lymphoma Survivor to Co-founder of Refactor Capital & SV Angel.
Such an inspiration to us all - living life to the fullest in home, work & play/community.
A bit about David:
Prior to Refactor Capital, David was the Managing Partner at SV Angel, which invested in Airbnb, Snap, Stripe, Flatiron Health, Pinterest, Slack, Oscar Health, Climate Corporation, Dropbox, and many others during his tenure.
He helped start the New Business Development Group at Google and spent time at Baseline Ventures, Morrison and Foerster, and the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics. He has a JD from NYU, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and a BA from Johns Hopkins.
He was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow while at Stanford and listed on the Forbes Midas List of Top Technology Investors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
6:30p-7:30p, Fireside Chat
8:15p, Private Dinner @ Modernist
8:15p-11p, GP Social Mixer
Join us this Wednesday evening for our next amazing fireside chat & social, this special event with Modernist Member Kevin Lin (co-founder Twitch, #GoldOpen movement).
Hear Kevin's story - from growing up in Louisiana where jazz, hot links & cracklins, cajun & creole are much the norm, to co-founding,
Twitch, live streaming video platform sold to Amazon, and leading the $970M acquisition
#GoldOpen, the successful movement that helped mobilize notable Asian American influencers to back, support & evangelize Crazy Rich Asians.
CNN: What it's like to have amazon buy your company.
ABC for #GoldOpen
Fireside Chat: 6:30-7:30p (including Q&A)
Private Dinner: 8:15p-9:45p (8 piece nigiri + 2 appetizers)
GP Social: 8p-11:30p
The week is starting off strong with Whisky Business featuring
Booker’s® Bourbon is a rare barrel-strength bourbon, bottled uncut and unfiltered*. But you obviously know a good bit about bourbon, because you don’t end up here by mistake. We don’t advertise. We don’t do social media. We just do bourbon.
We focus on the sweet spot. The center of the rackhouse where the temperature and humidity stars align to create the deepest and most intense flavors. Once it’s aged to perfection, which always varies, the liquid is bottled uncut and unfiltered*. We don’t add, we don’t water down, and we don’t apologize for it. For some people, it may be too much. But for true bourbon fans, it’s probably the best ever.
“Batch” “Backyard BBQ
6yrs & 2 months
“It’s named in tribute to my dad, Booker Noe, and his love for hosting good, old-fashioned cookouts in our backyard. That man sure knew how to throw a party — complete with delicious food, lively music and great bourbon, of course.'“ - Batch Story
Complimentary tasting from 6 - 8pm
See you Tuesday!
An ‘Invite Only’ evening to shop selected Designer Collection that is not yet released in the market place. Preview and reserve collection pieces before they are exhibited on the runway!
5:00 pm: Press Conference
6:00 pm: Cocktails with Influencers and Bloggers
7:00pm: Shop The Runway
About Fashion Community Week:
Fashion Community Week is an award-winning non-profit organization focused on providing a powerful marketing and Business platform for Fashion, Beauty and Technology industries to showcase their products and services. We are the Global ‘intersection’ of Fashion in San Francisco.
Produced by Modernist member Shirin Hashem.
*Event is complimentary to Modernist members & guests
Welcome back Whisky Business!
The bottle this week is a repeat of 3 weeks ago.
Macallan Edition No. 4
The fourth release in the Edition Series, the Edition No. 4 was aged in a combination of seven different cask types. Take a sip, savor the finish that lasts for an age and carries a smattering of wood spice.
"The “Edition” series is a loose collection of bottles associated with two themes: no age statement and prices around $100. There are some cooked-up-in-marketing-meeting stories associated with every bottle, but all you really need to know is that when you see “Edition” and a number on a Macallan bottle, it’s going to be fairly priced and damn good. With No. 4, they’ve really hit the mark.
Sequels are rarely better than the originals, in part because they try and repeat the successes without being brave enough to push things in a new direction. But with Edition No. 4, Macallan has somehow gotten closer to the source material of what made most of us fall in love with their whisky in the first place."
Complimentary Tasting from 6pm - 8pm
The premiere of SMS, featuring the amazing live musician / vocalist Shane Mac & DJ Stephane teaming up for a rock n' roll night!
Shane Mac helped create the first ever live + DJ mashup show, playing one of the highest energy live shows in the world. He's performed in Vegas, star studded celebrity events in LA, dazzling GoodPeople benefits events, and New Years Eve galas.
Originally from Nice, France - DJ Stephane has been playing the sexy beats at major nightclubs in San Francisco all the way to France!
Post burn social for our community this upcoming Wednesday
Cohosted by Davin Miyoshi from disco space shuttle
Share your experiences and reconnect back in real life away from the 'Happiest Place on Earth'.
*Akiko's Inside the Modernist available for order until 9:45pm
Join us Tuesday Evening for a Dictador Rum Tasting!
Featuring 4-5 of their Rum Expressions.
Informal & Formal Tasting
Reservations Required for Formal Tasting
Light Food Bites provided.
Rum can be pre-ordered for Bottle Locker.
*Complimentary for Modernist members
*Guest(s): $20 per person
"In the late 18th century, Severo Arango y Ferro arrived in Cartagena de Indias in Nueva Granada (present-day Colombia). He had plans to improve tax collection for Spain in the American Spanish colonies. His strong and powerful nature was quickly recognised and he was soon dubbed DICTADOR.
Then came the moment when he fell in love at first sight (and taste) – he discovered rum. His devotion and affection for the tropical elixir drove him to become a key trader of exotic sugar cane spirits, which at the time were considered a currency in the region.
Due to its geographical position, Colombia is one of the three largest sugar cane producers in the world, assuring both high quality and high quantity harvests. Cartagena and its countryside are famous for being the first areas for sugar cane production in South America. Third-generation rum producer and Master Blender, Hernan Parra, continues the family’s legacy and tradition."
Join us Tuesday at 6pm to learn more!
Eventbrite Password: Thirsty?
Join us this Wednesday for a panel discussion on the latest developments in wearable tech - from glasses, watches, AR/VR and more! Complimentary sushi/appetizers courtesy of Roger Royse Law Firm, a trusted global firm that specializes in Business Formations, Corporate & Securities, IP, Labor & Employment, Litigation, M&A, Tax, Technology Transactions, and Wealth Strategies.
Panel Discussion 6:30-7:30pm
GoodPeople Social 7:45pm-late
Moderator: Modernist Member Roger Royse - Founder Roger Royse law
Kelly Peng is CEO and Lead Electrical/Optical Engineer at Kura Technologies, a next generation augmented reality glass - hardware, optics display, sensor & system. Kelly was previously a GreylockX Fellow, and has degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of California Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Stanford University.
Chin Keong Lam founded Palo Alto Scientific, Inc., which developed a wearable device for athletes thatused Ai IOT/Vision hardware and AI technology to collect real time data, predict user injury trends and make recommendations. Chin has a degree in Mechanical and Electronic Telecommunication Engineering form Singapore Polytechnic and a post graduate degree from the University of Essex. Chin is currently developing a new AI technology for cancer research