Santana Row, the iconic San Jose mixed use center opened in November 2002, quickly becoming a Bay Area destination known for its eclectic blend of shopping, dining and nightlife. Named for Frank M. Santana, a City Planning Commissioner […]
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In December, Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2020: Classic Blue. Officially Pantone 19-4052, Classic Blue is described by the company as a “universal favorite” offering “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection.” Pantone was born […]
Despite the fact that mortgage rates remain at historically low levels, rates have ticked upward over the past few months, causing homebuyers in Palo Alto, Los Gatos and throughout Silicon Valley to pause. As Realtor.com senior economist, George Ratiu […]
Photo by Charles Russo Located on University Avenue in Palo Alto’s charming downtown is the Stanford Theatre, a mainstay for almost a century. This independent movie house immortalizes the golden age of Hollywood by screening black and white […]
A new Los Gatos eatery, Asa South opened a few months ago. The location was previously the home of Grill 57 until it shut its doors in March 2019. Asa is owned and operated by restaurateur, Andrew Welch, who […]
Silicon Valley and beyond is known for its numerous Michelin Star-rated restaurants but there are so many hidden gem eateries that offer mouthwatering food in welcoming atmospheres. SFGate recently published a list of the best […]
Fifty cities in California have either passed or are seriously considering implementing residential codes that ban the use of natural gas in new residential construction. In July, Berkeley became the first city to ban natural gas appliances in […]
Image by Alan Moore In early autumn every year, a kaleidoscope of monarch butterflies swarms the eucalyptus grove at Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz. For the duration of winter, these monarchs find shelter, warmth and food in […]
With planned power outages apparently the new normal in Silicon Valley and throughout California, it is important to protect your personal computers. Delicate computer hardware undergoes excessive stress during abrupt power outages, which can significantly shorten the lifespan […]
As soon as you step over the threshold into a home, whether yours or someone else’s, you should feel welcomed. Some foyers are grand in size while others are cozier but all should be warm and inviting while […]
The holidays are once again suddenly upon us. One of our favorite ways to ring in the season is at Santa Cruz Harbor’s Lighted Boat Parade and Lighthouse Lighting. For 34 years, the Santa Cruz Yacht Club, founded […]
In September, those in design, architecture, and interior decor professions converged in Paris for the twice-annual Maison et Objet Design Show. Since 1995, Maison et Objet has been the international authority for lifestyle, culture and trends. At the most […]
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