In recent years I’ve noticed serendipity seems to create interesting experiences.
I found out that the Richard Avedon exhibit at the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art was closing today, so told Carol – let’s head to San Francisco for breakfast, then go to the exhibit. We can be back in Berkeley for our 1:30 appointment with a buyer from Nairobi.
We left Berkeley, drove across the Bay Bridge, headed to the Flower Mart for Breakfast.
However, there was no left turn, so went down to Mariposa Street where we saw a great mural – then worked our way back to downtown.
Turns out we were near South Park, so drove there – where we saw a delightful bistro open for breakfast – The Butler & The Chef Bistro. Great Crepes & Egg Dish.
Some signs are just too subtle.
Then off to the museum.
Our entry was at noon – so I went to the 5th floor garden court – and had the most amazing view of the Pacific Telephone Building I’d ever seen.
Went down to the 4th floor – and was immediately greeted with a big hello from a client – who introduced me to his friends and family – and while talking to him, was greeted by a Realtor friend who was with a friend visiting from Paris.
Just as we’re about to leave for Berkeley, our client calls – he’s at a hotel a few blocks away so we picked him up.
Went over the market, saw some homes, drove to Piedmont to show homes and decided to stop by a home on Moraga Avenue. We’d sold two different homes up the street, so knew the basic layout, and knew it would be good.
I walked inside, and soon heard “Hi Ira” – from another buyer we sold a home to a dozen years ago. Was able to put both buyers together to share information about schools.
The museum was open till 5:45 pm, the light was nice – so told my buyer I’d drive him back into the city.
Our buyer was interested in Marin, and asked if we knew any agents who had young kids that he could talk to. I knew just the person, but I didn’t have her phone number.
But I knew just how to reach her.
D GingerW was all it took.
And in a few minutes, Ginger Wilcox called me back – I drove to the city, while they spoke and set up a time to meet.
Alas the sun set behind Twin Peaks, so didn’t catch the light I wanted, but was able to re-visit the Avedon Exhibit.
You’ve seen his photos in magazines and in print, but nothing prepares you for seeing larger-than-life images. Amazing.
And the crates the photos will be shipped out in – they were a work of art too.
I don’t often ramble, but it was such a delightfully wonderful day, I thought I’d share it with you.
That was my day – how was yours?