About Town: Vanessa Getty
Born and raised in San Francisco, Vanessa Getty is an avid philanthropist and mother of three. The UCLA graduate enthusiastically raises money for organizations close to heart in addition to sitting on the board of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and several animal charities—including her own, the San Francisco Bay Humane Friends. Getty has an innate ability to connect the fashion world with charitable causes. She’s appeared as the face of Judith Leiber ads to benefit her organization and has worked with Gucci, Prada, Chanel and Bottega Veneta for other charitable endeavors. This is her San Francisco About Town:
THE BAY LIGHTS This is a spectacular public art installation by NY-artist Leo Villareal. He used 25,000 LED lights to light up the western span of the Bay Bridge to create a dazzling display of computer generated images in repeating patterns like waves, fish and clouds. It’s stunning.
PENINSULA HUMANE SOCIETY This place is very dear to my heart. I joined the board many years ago and my charity is an auxiliary of it. All of my pets are from PHS. The facility provides aid and shelter to dogs, cats and wildlife in need.
AT&T PARK Go Giants! My kids love baseball and there is nothing more exhilarating than winning the world series twice (in 3 years!) in your home town. A beautiful spring day at this state of the art ballpark is always fun.
SF FERRY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET Our state is known for its farm to table cuisine which begins at farmers markets all over California. This is one of the best though, and I love bringing my kids here on Saturday mornings to shop and eat.
THE VIEW FROM CRISSY FIELD Nothing is as awe inspiring as a walk along Crissy Field and looking out to the Golden Gate Bridge. To the left you have the Bridge and the Marin Headlands and to the right is Angel Island and Alcatraz.
THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SF Both the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor have hosted world class exhibitions ranging from Balenciaga and Spain to a multitude of Impressionist masters to Chuck Close and Cartier. There’s something spectacular about the wonderful meld of old-world mastery and what is up-and-coming.Email This To A Friend