Colin’s First Birthday Party – Piyo Piyo Theme

Our little bear turned 1 last month and we had a fun party for him. The theme was Piyo Piyo, the cute yellow duck from the scissors we use to trim his nails. They’re such a life saver. I was terrible at clipping his nails until we got these scissors. We suggested guests wear yellow […]

Yalla Mediterranean Offers Free Meal to Warriors Fans – Monday June 13 – Fremont

UPDATE: It came to my attention yesterday after the promotion period already passed that this was actually a BOGO deal, not complimentary. I used the text that was given to me by the PR firm. At the time I posted this, Yalla’s FB page did not have any posts for the offer so I did […]

Events, Openings, Announcements – June 2016

NEGRONI WEEK at Bourbon Steak June 6-12 Photo from Bourbon Steak Bourbon Steak Santa Clara A unique evolution of Michael Mina’s award-winning, signature steakhouse, Bourbon Steak at Levi’s® Stadium is in keeping with the concept’s origins. The high-end, classic steakhouse is celebrating Negroni Week with two special cocktails:  The Discreet Charm (Beefeater Gin, Punt E Mes, Carpano […]

National Cheese Day at Sofitel San Francisco Bay – June 4, 2016

Did you know there’s such a thing as National Cheese Day and that it’s this weekend? Me neither but that sounds fun! Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel understands the concept of cheesey goodness. They are hosting a complimentary cheese tasting in their hotel lobby. Here’s the press release for more details, including how you can […]

Ikea Redesigns Restaurant + Giveaway – East Palo Alto

Photo by Ikea Ikea is remodeling all U.S. Store restaurants including the location in East Palo Alto. The restaurant’s new configuration will reflect three different dining zones: one for quick dining, one suited to families, and another focused more on creating a more casual, socializing environment   Photo by Ikea  I had a chance to […]

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop + Giveaway – San Jose

A sandwich chain from Wilmington, Delaware has apparently already gained a loyal following in San Jose. This weekend I went to the grand opening of Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop on Tasman Rd. in North San Jose. The first 100 customers would receive a gift card for free signature Bobbie’s sandwiches for the year (1 per week). […]

Tava Kitchen Launches New Menu + Giveaway – Palo Alto

Mango Lassi and Cardamon Iced Chai drinks Tava Kitchen in Palo Alto is rebranding and changing up their menu. Formerly Tava Indian Kitchen, the new name and menu aims to reflect a less Indian-centric cuisune with the introduction of some Southeast Asian influenced items. We were invited to a tasting event and I’m excited to […]

The Blogger Exchange Spring Tea Party

Reichel (CopyCatChic) and Jessica (HejDoll) are two lovely ladies from some of my blogger groups. They hosted the daintiest, prettiest, afternoon tea party the other weekend attending by local bloggers including myself. The party was sponsored by some very cool brands from decor to food to favors and the ladies did their finest job in […]

Warriors vs. Blazers and a Trip to the Nike Employee Store – Portland, Oregon

Last month, my husband Phil flew to Portland with his friends for a weekend trip. I asked him to take some photos and do a few guest posts for me. Here’s the first.— With a family hookup at the Nike store in Portland, I was able to visit the Nike Employee Store and everything I […]

Yalla Mediterranean Grand Opening + Giveaway – Fremont

Fremont has a new fast casual Mediterranean restaurant called Yalla Mediterranean. The restaurant is in a bustling plaza with Whole Foods, Boudin SF, and See’s Candy. I recently attended a preview opening for the location and received the following meal complimentary as part of a training day for their staff. The concept is to choose […]