GRATiAE, an organic skin care company from Israel is opening soon in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. From their website:
The genius of GRATiAE comes from successfully combining Gratiae thermal spring mineral water with Sea of Galilee native flora and organic plants. These ingredients, orchestrated by top leading biotechnology engineers, create a superior skin care line that promotes healthy, young, radiant and beautiful skin.
Check out a preview of the inside below:
GRATiAE is located at 1272 Broadway Plaza near Macy’s.
Weight Watchers has opened in the Rheem Shopping Center in Moraga, replacing Dahn Yoga. They are located at 452 Center St. next to the post office. I wonder how this will compare to the Swedish Itrim center opening in Lafayette soon.
Back in May I checked on the progress of Lamorinda Theatre Academy, a dance, acting and vocal studio for children in Lafayette and now construction has been completed and free classes are available all this week. This seems like a great opportunity to check out the instructors and see what the studio has to offer. If you go, let us know how it was. Lamorinda Theater Academy is located at 83 Lafayette Circle, right above Lamorinda Music.
Back in January I posted about the wedding goods store Unveiled Bridal on Cypress St. in downtown Walnut Creek and unfortunately they are closing their only store to focus exclusively on online sales. Their last day will be July 18th and you can see what kind of sales they are having below.
If you happen to have a wedding coming up drop by and you might be able to get a great deal on something. Otherwise you can always shop online here.
Spotted next to Cornology in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek.
Yesterday I noted on a restaurant name change in Lafayette, and word on the street is that The Pizza Place, located on N. Main St. in downtown Walnut Creek is planning to rename themselves, North Main Grill & Pizza, presumably to highlight the point that they don’t just serve pizza. I hear they serve a great prime rib sandwich from time to time with some help from 1515 a few doors down (and have the same owner).
Photo by Flickr user Klearchos Kapoutsis
With summer officially started and this hot weather we’ve been having lately, I thought a summer related question is in order. Some things I’d like to do this summer:
Hanging out in a local park reading a book.
Outdoor dining and drinking.
Hitting the pools with my family.
What are you most looking forward to this summer?
Photo from Moraga Park Foundation
From the Moraga Parks Foundation Summer Concert Series 2012 webpage:
You are invited to join your neighbors on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of the Moraga Park and Recreation Foundation will even cook dinner for you with the Snack Bar opening at 6:00 pm.
Concerts start at 6:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm
June 21 Moonalice – Early SF rock band
June 28 Pladdogh- Celtic
July 4 Livin’ in the USA – Rock (7pm concert)
July 12 Bell Bros. – Country
July 19 Lady K & the Kings of Swing – Big band swing
July 26 Because – Beatles tribute band
August 2 Houserockers – Rock & Roll
August 9 Mixed Nuts – All decades of rock
August 16 Motor Dude Zydeco – Cajun zydeco
August 23 City Rocks Revue – Bay Area rock tribute
September 29 Pear Festival – tba
Tao Restaurant opened last December with a unique cuisine focus of Japanese ramen noodles and Flipper’s hamburgers. I stopped by recently and learned that Flipper’s is gone for good and a sushi chef has been brought in to run the new sushi bar. To highlight the changed focus, Tao has been renamed iSushi. Notice how the pictures in the window are gone? Apparently people wanted to see outside while they were dining, glad they listened. In addition to sushi, ramen will also be served like before.
Check out the bar below:
Has anyone had a chance to try the sushi here?