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Luck Boutique Preview Opens Today through Dec 21st in Lafayette


Lafayette Forge

A new high-end clothing and lifestyle boutique called Luck is having a preview opening today through December 21st at the Lafayette Forge off Brown Ave. in Lafayette. They will reopen next year on January 7th. Check out their online collection here.

From their website:

Luck is a high-end clothing and lifestyle boutique with a curated collection of unique brands who pay attention to the details that matter…craftsmanship, beautiful fabrics, hand-made details and comfort. The inventory is constantly updated and carefully selected with an emphasis on carrying special pieces that make any woman feel beautiful.

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Hofssi Chocolates Holiday Store Open through Dec 23rd in Lafayette


3541 Wilkinson Ln, Lafayette

Hofssi Chocolates is back with a new holiday popup location, this time in Lafayette, behind La Fiesta Square inside the Alicia Klein  showroom. Check out their online selection here. The owners both, “received their official certification from Ecole Chocolat, a prestigious teaching organization focusing on gourmet chocolate production.” This looks great, perfect for the holidays!

From their website:

Linda Hofmeister and Susan Rossi founded their business in Moraga California to serve Lamorinda and the greater Contra Costa County, and the whole SF Bay Area too! We specialize in producing premium chocolates, gianduja, caramels, and toffee. Our elegant confections are freshly made using the finest ingredients. Our company’s motto “Conscientious Consumption” means that we are dedicated to sourcing as many organic, sustainable and local ingredients as practicable.

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Solano Jewelers Relocates to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette


La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

In August we learned that family-owned Solano Jewelers would be relocating from their Berkeley store to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette and they are now open. Check out their collections here.

From their website:

Solano Jewelers opened in 1977 in Berkeley, CA on historic Solano Avenue. Our family-owned and operated fine jewelry store specializes in the most exquisite selections, which include conflict-free diamonds and gemstones, handcrafted settings, custom designs, and pieces curated by Aline. We are a full-service jeweler providing jewelry and watch repairs, appraisals and restringing.

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Flashlight Books Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1537 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Last April we learned about plans for an independently owned children’s bookstore called Flashlight Books to open and they have now opened in downtown Walnut Creek. In order to open for the holidays they had to scale back the store design but after December 30th they plan on temporarily closing for two to three weeks for remodeling. This is a great addition to downtown with quite an interesting selection of stationery, toys and gifts that I haven’t seen elsewhere so definitely check it out if you’re in the area. On December 14th they will be hosting author Lynn Fulton where she will read from her new children’s biography, “She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein.” followed by a “discussion on the creative process behind writing, and we’ll all have some time to create monsters of our own through writing and/or illustration.” Recommended kids ages 7 – 11. Check out the Facebook event here.

From their website:

Flashlight Books will be an independent bookstore dedicated to promoting a sustained love of reading in children – particularly in their teen and pre-teen years, when they most need the messages of empathy and the diverse viewpoints that books provide. We will be a space that is community-focused and celebrates curiosity, passion, and learning. In addition to being a store for books, we will host events, create a tutoring space, and run programs for kids and teens. Flashlight Books will aim to be a place where families feel welcomed, kids feel safe, and young adults feel supported.

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See’s Candies Popup in Moraga until Dec 24th

Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

The annual See’s Candies popup shops opened in Moraga at the Rheem Valley shopping center, next to Starbucks, open until December 24, 10am – 5pm. Another popup is located at the Moraga Center between Loard’s Ice Cream and the Moraga Garden Center.

The Kiwanis Club’s See’s Holiday Shops are an annual, major fund-raising effort that benefits charities in Lamorinda and nearby communities. The club raises and distributes in total approximately $60,000 annually.