Last month I made a Friday Question of the Day post asking whether you supported a ban on plastic bags in Walnut Creek (pretty evenly split) due to an impending vote in the Walnut Creek City Council and they have now voted for “banning single-use carryout plastic bags at all restaurants and retail stores, including supermarkets and pharmacies.” according to the Contra Costa Times. The ban will take effect this fall, September for retail stores and December for restaurants and there will be some exemptions such as bags for, “meat, produce, dry-cleaned clothes, prepared foods and prescription medications”.
As someone who has relied on Walnut Creek Target plastic bags to use for trash bags at home I guess I’ll just have to buy plastic bags in bulk at where else, Target, and remember to always bring my own bags for shopping as well. Just remember when grocery shopping to use cloth bags and wash them in a washing machine to remove germs as recycled bags can harbor some dangerous germs.
A new personalized grocery delivery service started by local Walnut Creek woman Brooke Dodson is open for delivery orders beginning today for anywhere in Walnut Creek, Lamorinda, Danville and a few other locations. For details on how it works click here and for their pricing page click here.
From their website:
Go-Getters was founded by Brooke Dodson, a girl who loves grocery shopping. As a kid, she loved trips to the store with Mom, eventually taking over the household shopping in high school. While studying Economics at UCLA, she worked as a personal assistant to a Beverly Hills family, and that’s when her idea for a personalized grocery delivery service first began to take shape. Since then, Brooke has worked in marketing in several different industries and received her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from UC Davis in 2013. Throughout her career and her education, she continued to assist friends, family, and colleagues with their grocery purchases. In 2014, Brooke decided it was time she took this passion, along with her education, creative energy, and entrepreneurial spirit to create Go-Getters. Based on the concept of putting the “person” back into personal shopping, Go-Getters offers busy parents, professionals, seniors, and small businesses personalized delivery of groceries and more. Go-Getters currently serves the East San Francisco Bay Area, with hopes for future expansion.
Grand Opening Party at Camera West:
1255 S. Main St, Walnut Creek
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm | RSVP
Please join us as we celebrate our beautiful, new space on March 6th, 7th, and 8th! We will be having a grand opening party on Thursday evening, in-house vendors during normal business hours on Friday and Saturday, and photographer presentations on Friday and Saturday evening. There will be special guests from Leica in attendance along with refreshments, music, and the opportunity to mingle with other area photographers!
Grand Opening Party – Refreshments and fun!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Spotted in downtown Walnut Creek across from Macy’s, the warning says, “DANGER, STAY OUT – STAY ALIVE” which always reminds me of the warning messages at Yosemite at the top of the waterfalls that state, “if you go over the fall, you will die”. Presumably the warning here is not referring to the little man-made waterfall at right, but rather the steep drop at left.
Maserati of Walnut Creek, which opened last May will be opening soon in a new Walnut Creek location at the corner of Parkside Dr. and N. Main St.
Shannon Kaye Color Workshop:
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00am – 2:00pm | $25
Shannon Kaye, Host of Fresh Coat on the DIY Channel and one of the Bay Area’s top color experts, hosts an interactive and engaging workshop aimed at helping you choose the perfect color palette for your home. With an insightful review of the color wheel and basic color theory, Shannon shares her personal and intuitive process for creating your best environment with color and light.
In this unique interactive session, Shannon helps you choose the perfect colors for your home. Whether you’re establishing your new home, renovating, or just freshening up, Shannon shows you how to create the perfect color palette for your walls, furnishings, and accessories.
What to Expect
Shannon starts with a review of the color wheel, a few classic color combinations and some real life examples of how those colors translate to your interiors.
Next, she talks about how to bring out the best in the architectural details and surfaces around your home.
Finally, if you bring a decorative object from your home, Shannon will reveal her process for creating color schemes with that as your starting point.
Color impacts how you feel about your home, yourself, and your everyday life. Learn how to use it so you can welcome guests with confidence and enjoy the beauty around you every day.
When: Sat. March 22, 11am-2pm
Where: Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 95459
Metered street parking and some parking in the rear.
Refreshments will be served.
Cost: $25 Limited seating. Register now to ensure a seat.
1255 S. Main St, Walnut Creek
Back in January I noted that the high-end camera store Camera West would be relocating to make room for the Japanese clothing store Uniqlo at the corner of S. Main St. and Botelho Dr. in downtown Walnut Creek and they have now reopened right next door, still on the second floor. The Leica boutique when you enter looks incredible. This is the place to go for high-end photography equipment. They also offer, “used equipment, accessories, instruction, camera maintenance and repair”, and trade/buy equipment as well. Check out their Facebook page here.
Check out the Leica boutique:
Lounge area next to the the Leica boutique:
Last week I noted that Edwards Luggage would be reopening in a new Broadway Plaza location next to Neiman Marcus in Walnut Creek and they are now open. I stopped by inside and it looks really nice.
Macy’s Junior, located next to Macy’s Men and the new Banana Republic in Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek has relocated across the street to the “Women’s Building”. I never realized that was considered the women’s building as I shopped for kitchen goods and luggage on the third floor many times.
Due to the impending redevelopment of Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek resulting in the closure of many stores there for the next couple of years, Broadway Plaza has decided to offer FREE complimentary valet parking to Broadway Plaza shoppers. There will also be additional complementary valet parking on S. Main St. for Neiman Marcus customers. In case you were wondering, cars will be parked at the parking garage next to Crate and Barrel. Although the valet is complimentary, tips are appreciated.