1103 S. California Blvd, Walnut Creek
Back in February we learned that Philz Coffee would be opening a new location in Walnut Creek next to Genova Delicatessen and there is a Now Hiring sign up top. The expected opening date is “mid-late August” according to the Philz Coffee Facebook page. Check out their online offerings here.
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
The skincare shop Resveralife, which opened last April in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek has rebranded as Skin 17.
327 Hartz Ave, Danville
The restaurant MexCal has closed in Danville on Hartz Ave. I’ll miss those chairs… Their Orinda location closed a couple of years ago.
I love going out to eat at restaurants but sometimes a nice home-cooked meal can’t be beat. I enjoy eating lasagna or even a simple bowl of natto over rice. What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
This is going to be popular so get there extra-early!
Jay Ward – Creative Director – Pixar Studios:
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville
Saturday, June 24th, 2017
10:30am – 12:30pm | (included w/ museum general admission)
Jay Ward came to Pixar Animation Studios in December 1998 to work as an art department production assistant on the 2001 feature film, “Monsters, Inc.” He was soon promoted to coordinator, and in 2001 began early development work on the 2006 film, “Cars.” During the production of “Cars,” Ward’s knowledge of the automotive world led him to play different roles on the film, including the character team manager and automotive consultant to the film’s director and co-director, John Lasseter and Joe Ranft. He went on to manage the art department for “Ratatouille,” “Brave” and was the Associate Producer on the Pixar Short “Presto” in 2008.
Earlier this week we saw a great sign by Ministry of Supply, Beat the 102° Heat. The other day I was in Broadway Plaza again in sweltering heat trying to stay hydrated and alive while strolling around when I spotted this sign at True Religion: BRING THE HEAT
Now Beat the Heat make sense to me, but Bring the Heat? No thanks, I don’t want to bring it at all. Unless they mean, bring us your overheated body inside our store so we can cool you off!
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Last week we learned that Ray-Ban would be taking over the Apex sunglasses store in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and they have now opened. Considering they are both owned by the Italian eyewear company Luxottica I’m not surprised they opened so quickly. Looks like Oakley just couldn’t compete with the allure of the iconic brand Ray-Ban. In fact, I realized after entering the store to browse I myself was wearing a pair of Ray-Bans which one of the employees kindly offered to clean for me. If you’re looking for Ray-Ban glasses this is the place to check out!
Friday Connections – Innermost House and the Art of Simplicity:
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, June 30th, 2017
1:00pm – 2:30pm | Free
This informal conversation with Diana and Michael Lorence of Innermost House will examine the many ways of simplicity, and how an experience of seven years in the woods without electricity, telephone or automobile may be adapted to simplify even the busiest life in the world.
Diana Lorence speaks across the country at universities, libraries and environmental associations. Her Innermost House has been featured in House Beautiful, Fine Homebuilding, The Oregonian, Mother Earth Living, Green Style, The Examiner, Furniture and Home Fashion, Yahoo and AOL Homepages, Kiplinger, Tiny House Blog, Fair Companies, and hundreds of websites, books and newspapers around the world.