Johnny Was coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

According to the latest Walnut Creek permit information luxury boho fashion and accessories shop Johnny Was is coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek with their first East Bay location. It looks like they’ll be opening where Skin 17 used to be, which recently relocated near Macy’s where Ministry of Supply used to be.

From their website:

Johnny Was creates clothes and accessories that embrace a California lifestyle but speak to a global vision, that feel luxurious, yet ready to be packed into a suitcase for a last minute trip. It is about going through life with an ease that’s both alluring and inspiring.


San Francisco Armory Estate Sale this Weekend

Photo by Flickr user bgreenlee

San Francisco Armory Estate Sale:

San Francisco Armory
333 14th St, San Francisco
Saturday, April 7th – Monday, April 9th, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Come join us for the last days of the Armory as we know it and take home some memorabilia!

For five days from 10am-4pm, the Armory will be open to the public. Items will be a range of kitchenware, Victorian furniture, office supplies to sex toys and everything in between.


AR Workshop Opening Next Month in Danville

355 Hartz Ave, Danville

A new DIY workshop studio called AR Workshop is opening in Danville where Live Happy Paper Crafts used to be. Their grand opening launch party will be held on May 19th to, “get a tour of our new workshop space, check out the sample projects, and shop our retail boutique featuring home decor gifts and accessories”. There will also be “giveaways, raffles, and promotions”. Register here and check out their workshop calendar here. Although other locations are BYOB it looks like the Danville location will allow small snacks or appetizers to be brought in but no alcohol, for now at least.

From the Danville AR Workshop page:

Register for a DIY workshop to create on-trend home decor from raw materials such as wood signs, canvas pillows, wood framed signs, bottle openers and more. Enjoy a girls night out, date night, team building event, private party or birthday party at AR Workshop where you can enjoy an inspiring atmosphere.

AR Workshop Danville is owned by Jennifer and Jim Ludlam. They are looking forward to bringing a fun new venue to Historic Downtown Danville, California.

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Do you Enjoy Watching Musicals?

Photo by Flickr user gleam_df

The classic musical West Side Story is playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek through April which got me thinking about the musicals I’ve seen from High School to Broadway. The latest one I saw, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, was much better than I expected but my all time favorite was Chicago, with Bebe Neuwirth. Do you enjoy going to musicals? What are your favorite ones?


West Side Story Playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek through April 29th

West Side Story:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, March 30th – Sunday, April 29th, 2018
$61 – $65

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are transplanted to the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s. In the midst of deep-seated gang rivalry, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love.


Fire & Rain Gallery Opening Soon in Danville

495C Church St, Danville

The Fire & Rain Gallery, based in Folsom, is opening a new Bay Area gallery in Danville very soon. Find out more about the gallery here and check for updates on their Facebook page here.

From their website:

We offer an ever-changing collection of American hand-crafted art, the majority of which are from local artists. With pieces ranging from jewelery and handbags, to furniture and home decor, we offer something for everyone.


Brasas Do Brazil Brazilian Steak House Coming Soon to Concord

1631 Willow Pass Rd, Concord

A new Brazilian steak house called Brasas Do Brazil is opening where Mimi’s Cafe used to be on Willow Pass Rd. in Concord near the Park & Shop shopping center. The signage says it’s going to be a churrascaria, which according to Wikipedia is, “place where meat is cooked in churrasco style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese word for ‘barbecue’.” Check for updates on their Facebook page here.


The Studio Gym may be coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

The Studio, a Danville gym based on three types of fitness zones focusing on different components, is planning on coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette where Open Sesame currently is according to the latest La Fiesta Square leasing information. Find out more about the classes here.

If The Studio does end up moving here Open Sesame is planning to relocate within Lafayette.