|IN THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF |
Threads of Hope
Meet six East Bay heroes who provide food, clothes, and inspiration to the neediest in our community.
East Bay caterer Paula LeDuc designs soirees for the rich and famous. Find out how to
re-create her magic at home.
This winter, head to the mountains to eat, drink, shop, and ski. Here are the best places to play in Tahoe.
Don't miss the classic holiday movie White Christmas at the Orinda Theatre on December 10. You'll be in the holiday spirit for sure! Keep reading, and have a wonderful week!
Diablo's A-List is Your V.I.P. Ticket to East Bay Living.
BRING IN YOUR TRIED & TRUE - TRADE IN FOR NEW
December 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Heller Jewelers' one-of-a-kind Watch & Jewelry Trade-In and Buying Event
takes place this Friday and Saturday. Bring in your old watches and jewelry - have them professionally appraised by an independent buyer and we'll either write you a check or you can put the value of your old item toward a new purchase.
| ORINDA THEATRE SQUARE HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES AND FAMILY DAY|
December 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This Saturday, hang your stockings by the chimney with care, then come by Orinda Theatre Square. With horse and carriage rides, photo booths and face painting galore, this will be a visit of memories and so much more! So button your coat and put on your mittens, click here
to be holiday smitten.
| CRAFTS, STYLE & GIFTS|
Clocks, Etc., La Fiesta Square
From funky clocks to fashionable eyewear and the latest in designer clothing, La Fiesta Square has something unique and special for everyone. This holiday season, save yourself the hassle and head to La Fiesta Square and discover something remarkable for your entire family. La Fiesta Square is located in the heart of Lafayette at Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Oak Hill Rd. Click here
to learn more.
| WARM THEIR SOLES AND YOURS, TOO|
California Closets is proud to partner with Dress for Success® for #GivingShoesDay. We are extending this annual day of giving to provide you with a greater opportunity to give back throughout the holidays. Save up to 10% on your new California Closets system by donating new or nearly new women's professional shoes. Visit our showroom today to arrange your complimentary design consultation, or click here
to visit us online.
| GIFT GUIDE: LAFAYETTE'S GYPSEA BUNGALOW|
Clothing, accessories, and home goods.
Owners Pam Lewerenz and Danya Stehr have stocked Lafayette's Gypsea Bungalow with breezy styles and easy holiday finds. Click here
for the full scoop.
| THE TOYS SHE REALLY WANTS|
Forget practical, and give her something pretty!
Come to the real Toyland, Shane Co.'s biggest holiday collection of fine jewelry ever. Exclusive, on-trend styles including 14k gold and sterling silver jewelry from their own world-class designers and legendary artisans in Vicenza, Italy. From $100 to $33,000. Click here
to shop the gift guide.
| LINDSAY WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE|
Save 20% on Lindsay Wildlife Experience Family Plus Memberships.
Looking for a gift friends and family will be wild about? Now through the end of December you can purchase Family Plus Memberships to Lindsay Wildlife Experience for only $99! That's a 20% savings! Lindsay Wildlife Experience is the East Bay's only up close and personal wildlife experience. Plus, the memberships give you 50% savings off other Bay Area attractions! Click here
to buy your memberships today!
| 'TIS THE SEASON FOR SCIENCE|
California Academy of Sciences.
Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland at the California Academy of Sciences' annual 'Tis the Season for Science
exhibit. Catch falling snow flurries, watch holiday performances, and step inside a giant Snowman Theater. Get in the holiday spirit as you meet a pair of live reindeer and explore their fascinating adaptations-from amazing antlers to fabulous feet. Click here
to learn more and get tickets.
| HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE KITCHEN|
Here are a few NorCal-made kitchen must-haves for the chefs and hostesses on your list. For easier gift giving this holiday season, click here
| COMPLIMENTARY DELUXE ROBE WITH GIFT CARD PURCHASE|
Treat yourself or a loved one this holiday season to an unparalleled experience, including our signature warm agave nectar hand and foot treatments, indulgent four-handed massage, invigorating vichy shower, and award-winning facials. Receive a complimentary luxurious robe ($100 value) with a gift card purchase of $350 or more! Click here to learn more. Call us at (925) 270-1854 or stop in to pick up your elegantly wrapped robe. We can not wait to welcome you! Woodhouse Day Spa is located at 1636 Cypress Street in Walnut Creek.
| BAY AREA CRISIS NURSERY|
Learn about ways to donate.
Join in the season of giving by helping improve the Bay Area Crisis Nursery! J. Hettinger Interiors and Kelly Moore are proud to partner in donating their time and efforts for the BACN. To fix Sister Ann's roof before the rainy season peaks, please click here
to donate. Click here
to learn about more ways to donate.
| LIVING WORKS OF ART AT NORTHCREEK CHURCH|
An annual Christmas presentation.
As a holiday tradition, a Walnut Creek church transforms actors into living works of art with the help of a little paint and makeup. Learn more by clicking here
| SANTA SKATES INTO WALNUT CREEK|
Holiday festivities are in full swing at Walnut Creek on Ice. Visit with Santa during Family Night on Tuesday, December 15 between 6 to 8 p.m. and receive complimentary photos provided by Diablo Valley Credit Union. It's your chance to skate among twinkling lights in Civic Park through January 18! Click here for more cool details.
FREE MOVIE: WHITE CHRISTMAS
Bing Crosby classic plays December 10 in Orinda.
Our Classic Movie Series continues with a holiday gem this month. White Christmas,
showing December 10 at 7 p.m., is packed with Irving Berlin songs and much merriment. For more information about seeing this Hollywood classic on the big screen for free, click here
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CENTER REP'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
This popular musical version of Dicken's classic runs December 10-20.
One of the great traditions at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts is Center Repertory Company's annual production of A Christmas Carol
. Ghosts of past, present, and future haunt Ebenezer Scrooge in inventive ways each December-for information about this year's show, click here
CHEAP EATS: URBAN PLATES
Enjoy a healthy lunch or dinner at this hip spot.
This quick and casual SoCal chain has a menu that reads like one from a hip, chef-run restaurant. Click here
and learn more about this hip spot with an emphasis on organic produce and sustainable protein.
DISH: TELEFERIC BARCELONA TO OPEN MID DECEMBER
Our weekly food report.
Antoinette slated for The Claremont; deals at The Cooperage, and Itami Ramen set for mid January. Click here
for the full Dish.
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