Holiday Bazaar at Orinda Community Center on Nov. 21st


Holiday Bazaar:

Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way, Orinda
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Over 50 exhibitors including returning favorites featuring home décor, specialty foods, holiday decorations, accessories and jewelers

Over 20 new exhibitors this year featuring succulents, handmade cards, lotions, women’s clothing, handmade bags, knitwear, decorative trays, candles and paper mache items.


Kiehl’s Opening Nov. 20th in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Over the summer we learned that the skincare company Kiehl’s would be opening a new store in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek in addition to the fragrance shop L’Occitane en Provence and they will also be opening on Nov 20th at 12pm. The first 50 customers in line will receive “mystery gift cards worth up to $500”.

Lou & Grey and possibly Ecco also seem close to opening…


Monaluna Grand Opening Party in Walnut Creek on Nov. 20th


Monaluna Grand Opening Party:

2061 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek
Friday, November 20th, 2015
4:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Bay Area Peeps! Join us next Friday, November 20th for an open house to celebrate our new shop and ring in the holidays. Wine, cheese, discounts and fabric: it’s a party! 15% off shopping, free hand-sewn gift bags with purchase.


Panama Bay Coffee Co. Opening Soon at Old Yogurt Castle Spot in Downtown Walnut Creek

1499 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek

Last year we learned that Panama Red Coffee Co. would be opening in the old Yogurt Castle spot at N. California Blvd. and Bonanza St. in downtown Walnut Creek, and now it turns out that they will be known as Panama Bay Coffee Co. and are planning to open soon.

From their Facebook page:

Our Coffees are roasted to bring out the very best qualities of the coffee bean. We use a craftsman-style batch roasting method that is simply impossible to produce in a massive assembly-line operation.

Our Coffee beans are selected from hundreds of different kinds of green coffees from around the world. We use only choice arabica beans.

Our Coffees are consistently superior in the cup, where it really matters.

Try our coffee and you will be amazed!.

Real Estate

Amazing Living Wall Added to 1500 Mt. Diablo Development in Downtown Walnut Creek

1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Check out the cool looking living wall installed recently at the new development in downtown Walnut Creek, located diagonally across from Neiman Marcus. This is where the clothing store Vineyard Vines and several restaurants will be located, including San Francisco-based pizzeria Slice House, Barcelona-based Telefèric, and Rooftop.

According to the developer, the living wall will contain an “automatic drip irrigation system, moisture sensor system, and mist system so lots of technology to try to ensure that it stays alive.”


Spontaneous Combustion Featuring Guest Storyteller Gary Carr at Lamorinda Music

Spontaneous Combustion Featuring Guest Storyteller Gary Carr:

Big Room Theater at Lamorinda Music
81 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Friday, November 20, 2015
8:00 PM | $10

A comic explosion of hysterical scenes and outrageous characters all based on the real-life stories of a real, live person. On November 20th, our very special guest storyteller is local publicist, stage director, and author Gary Carr. At this gala performance of Spontaneous Combustion, Gary will top off the evening by reading a selection from his new book The Girl Who Founded Nebraska and Other Stories. His reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. Please join us as we celebrate the life and work of Gary Carr.