Whimsy Boutique Coming to Lafayette in Mid-August

3643 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

A new children’s and baby boutique called Whimsy featuring “fashion, accessories and gifts for babies, children and tweens” is coming to Lafayette next month in mid-August with a possible soft opening a week earlier. They are located in the Lafayette Shopping Center, a few stores down from Trader Joe’s.

The owner of the boutique also owns Fairies and Feathers, featuring, “fairy tutu dresses, flower girl dresses, and fairy accessories”, all original designs and hand-made.

From the Fairies and Feathers website:

Whimsy carries a wide range of beautiful clothing lines for babies, children, and tweens, and features a large selection of Fairies and Feathers dresses and accessories.


Olympian Heather Petri Talk at Lafayette Library Tomorrow


Olympian Heather Petri Talk:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
5:00pm – 6:00pm | $5

Olympian Heather Petri – one of the most decorated female water polo players in the world – comes to the Lafayette Library as part of the LLLCF’s Authors and Athletes Family Series! Petri is one of only two US female water polo players to have competed in four Olympic Games, and the only to have medaled in all four. She will share her “unpublished” Cinderella story about chasing both her personal and Olympic dreams. Petri inspires her audience members to be their “best self.” $5 per person. Pay at door.

Progress on Park Plaza Shops in Downtown Lafayette


The temporary fencing that had been in front of the Park Plaza shops in downtown Lafayette for a while have finally been removed, the Available signs are up, so I look forward to seeing which stores, restaurant and/or cafe will open up in this location. Note the store at the far left in the photo is the Pioneer Store which was built in the 1860s and used as a store, post office and dwelling house.

Check out the developer’s page on the Park Plaza Shops here.


Makerfest at Lafayette Library Tomorrow


Makerfest Lafayette:

Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
10:00am – 1:00pm | Free

Spend a day at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center celebrating makers in our community! Demonstrations for all ages including: 3D printing, air-powered rocketry, micro-controllers, book art, quadcopter FPV drones, metal working and so much more. Hands-on projects like giant bubble making, duct tape wallets, button making, make your own slime, build a rocket, rubber stamp-making, computer programming for kids mean there’s something for everyone.

Come and create with us!

Progress on Douglah Designs Showroom in Lafayette

3535 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Back in March we learned that the pop-up boutique Leslie Evers would be closing in downtown Lafayette in Lafayette Square, to be replaced by a new Douglah Design showroom and their temporary signage is now up. This store will feature lighting and plumbing fixtures, sinks, tile and more while their other location at 3586 Mt Diablo Blvd. down the street will host their showroom. More information at their website here.

From their Facebook page:

You may have heard the rumors, but it’s true…. we are opening a second showroom in downtown Lafayette! Here are some photos of what it looks like right now, with the DD guys hard at work, plus a sneak peak of what we will be featuring: luxury plumbing, exclusive tile, and more, from ultra-modern to rustic traditional & everything in between!

Opening Reception for “Unique Art, Unique Homes” at Lafayette Art Gallery this Evening


Opening Reception for “Unique Art, Unique Homes”:

Lafayette Art Gallery
3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, July 11th, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30pm | Free

The talent of the Lafayette Art Gallery’s circle of artists are on display in a stunning selection of works exhibited during “Unique Art, Unique Homes,” the gallery’s July/August show.

Energized by the gallery’s beautiful new quarters on Mt. Diablo Boulevard at Brown Avenue, the artists have filled the walls, display cases, and pedestals with more than 150 works of the first order, including paintings, jewelry, glasswork, ceramics, photographs, and more.

This show is an opportunity for homehowners and interior designers/decorators alike to view the breadth of artistic offerings in the gallery.

Also, in July, a kenietic sculpture piece by Scott Tyler will grace the patio of the Lafayette Art Gallery.

Lafayette Art Gallery announces the third of the new “Second Fridays”– monthly receptions to which the public is cordially invited. Come to meet the artists, have a glass wine, enjoy good conversation with art aficionados like yourself, and, of course, feast your eyes on a dazzling array of fine art.