Update on Esin Restaurant – “Social Bird” Coming to Lafayette Mercantile

Lafayette Mercantile

An update from this week’s update about Danville-based Esin coming to the Lafayette Mercantile where Yankee Pier used to be. Although Lamorinda Weekly reported that they “will be opening a second Esin” it turns out that the owners will actually be opening a third concept restaurant (after Esin and Revel) called Social Bird. Stay tuned…


Lemon Gift Shop Opens Today at Park Plaza Shops in Lafayette

Park Plaza Shops, Lafayette

The Danville-based gift shop Lemon is opening their second location today at Park Plaza Shops across from the Lafayette Plaza park. They feature, “high quality items, organic baby/spa items, gifts people really want to give and get & carry local California items.” Items can also be ordered online with a local pickup (and gift wrapping) option here. If you’re having lunch at Sideboard next door definitely drop by to check this place out!

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Esin Restaurant & Bar Coming to Lafayette

Lafayette Mercantile

The Danville-based restaurant and bar Esin will be coming to Lafayette where Yankee Pier used to be at the Lafayette Mercantile plaza according to Lamorinda Weekly. Check out a sample lunch menu here and dinner menu here.

From their website:

Curious, adventurous, and caring, the deCarions meticulously oversee each meal for their guests. They are fussy about everything at the restaurant from the pristine dining room to the freshness of each ingredient. The couple also takes extra care to mentor and train their staff. Curtis and Esin attract food-loving servers who instinctively understand guests’ needs. They nurture a spirit of teamwork and independent thinking. And keep a keen eye on the environment by recycling and using many local purveyors.


Fire at Postino Last Night in Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that there was a kitchen/attic fire at the Lafayette restaurant Postino last night. When I dropped by to check it out today the entire area smelled incredibly smoky.


Musical Concert: Vita Voci at Lafayette Library April 18th

Musical Concert: Vita Voci:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
2:00 – 3:30pm | Free

Join us for a captivating and enriching afternoon with Vita Voci, a nine-person vocal ensemble, performing music from 1790 – 1870 America. The Music of Poets, Soldiers, Slaves, Shakers and a Civil War is an a capella journey through wars, escapes, and upheavals; from Adams to Abe. A Q&A session will follow the musical performance.


Myara Children’s Boutique Opens at Lafayette Clocktower

Lafayette Clocktower

A cute, new children’s boutique called Myara opened recently in the Lafayette Clocktower where the piece. store used to be. This boutique features clothing, shoes and accessories all designed by the owner (a local Lafayette resident) and produced by partner seamstresses in Turkey. This Saturday, April 13th they are hosting a free “make your own bunny ears” Easter event so if you have little kids and are in the area I highly recommend you drop by to check out their shop to see the gorgeous products they offer and meet the designer/owner.

From their website:

Myara is a children’s boutique based in Lafayette, California (in a family town outside San Francisco). We design our own clothes. Our head designer, Sunny, designed for top brands and always wanted to create a boutique where family members could come, sit, have coffee, connect, and start a fresh chapter of their child’s lives with a piece that speaks to them.

After starting a family in the town she found home, she created that boutique and named it after her grandmother, Rya. Myara is a place where mothers and their children to deeply enjoy one of the blessings of childhood: dressing your child. Rather than filling rack after rack, Myara is a place to sit, have coffee, let your child play in the playhouse, and connect. Let us get to know your needs and the story that your child’s tells. Let us show you what sets our pieces apart. And, we can always make something just for your little one.

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New Day 5K Freedom Fundraiser at Lafayette Reservoir April 13th

New Day 5K Freedom Fundraiser:

Lafayette Reservoir
3849 Mount Diablo Blvd
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
8:00am | $30

Join us for New Day’s annual 5K walk/run at the Lafayette Reservoir.
Grab some friends and family and come walk for a great cause on April 13th – we’re starting earlier this year – at 8 am!
This is a great way to fundraise for New Day! Form teams and get competitive against other teams! Have friends, family and colleagues sponsor you for this great walk/run! Just think if you ask 10 people to sponsor you for $20 that’s an easy $200 that you’ve raised for New Day and that could be just the beginning!
Registration is $30 for adults, kids/students 6-22 years old is $15 (this amount will be reflected at checkout) and kids 5 and under are free!
Prizes for the fastest age group runners: adults (18+), young teens (13-15), old teens (16-18), and kids (under 13)