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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas at Santana Row

Mother’s Day 2015 is fast approaching, this means it is time to not only buy the ideal gift for Mom, but plan the entire day! Why not spend Mother Day 2015 at Santana Row! You can start the day off with a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch. I highly recommend LB Steak, Left Bank, and Village California Bistro. They have amazing brunch menus for Mother’s Day and the food is always fabulous. 

After brunch, why not take a stroll around Santana Row for some shopping, and then enjoy dessert at Cocola. They have an amazing array of sweet treats as well as coffee, tea, and yummy hot cocoa. All of that eating, shopping, and walking can be tiring. This means it is time to treat Mom to something special and relaxing! Why not book a relaxing spa day at Burke Williams!

No Mother’s Day is complete without a fabulous dinner after a relaxing day at the spa. Why not treat Mom to a beautiful dinner at Sino, Straits, or Blowfish Sushi! These three restaurants are personal favorite’s of mine. They offer chic decor, and delicious cuisine. Love that!

Visit for restaurant contact information, or to make both brunch and dinner reservations on Mother’s Day. Santana Row is a hot destination for Mother’s Day (of course!) so you will want to ensure you have a table. 😉

Of course, no Mother’s Day is complete without a beautiful gift! There are so many fabulous gifts for Mother’s Day throughout Santana Row, it is difficult to narrow down the choices! So, to make life a little bit easier, I have picked out a few fabulous gifts from retailers at Santana Row to make Mom’s day as special as can be. Everything pictured below is currently on store shelves at Santana Row.

Beau Bijou

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Beau Bijou is jam-packed with beautiful, unique jewelry Mom will cherish a lifetime. There are plenty of designs made with semi-precious stones, and precious stones which will make Mom extremely happy. 

For more information, please visit Beau Bijou at Santana Row or call 408.261.3434

Lou & Grey

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Lou & Grey is a fabulous shop which has everything Mom will want for Mother’s Day. The store is filled with beautiful jewelry, bath products, candles, books, and clothing. 

For more information, please visit Lou & Grey at Santana Row, or online here, or call 408.260.9124


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Anthropologie is already Moms favorite store! She has probably nicknamed it “Anthro.” Why not get her something she will love from the store she always gravitates towards at the Row! Anthropologie is filled with fabulous outfits, accessories, home decor, books, and more!

For more information, please visit Anthropologie at Santana Row, online at, or call 408.249.0436

100% Pure

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Mom works hard, doesn’t she deserve a little pampering? 100% Pure is a fabulous way to pamper Mom on Mother’s Day. The store is filled with bath products, body products, cosmetics, and everything Mom needs for her home spa. They even have gift sets already made up to help make your gift buying decision simple. Love that!

For more information, please visit 100% Pure at Santana Row, online at, or call 408.244.7873

There you have it! Santana Row has everything you need to make Mother’s Day special for Mom.

Still not sure what to buy Mom for Mother’s Day? Don’t worry, Santana Row will save the day! You can visit the concierge at Santana Row and buy a gift card for Mom. She will love being able to buy something she really wants; or she can use the gift card to dine out on the Row.

For more information about Santana Row, please visit

Happy shopping, and Happy Mother’s Day!

*Sponsored by Santana Row. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Valentine’s Day gift ideas at Santana Row

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means it is time to start thinking about what to buy that special someone! If you happen to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, look no further than Santana Row in San Jose to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!

I love Santana Row for gift shopping because all of the best gift shops in the Bay Area are in one place! Plus, you can enjoy a hot cocoa or cup of coffee from “Cocola,” my favorite coffee/pastry shop in the Bay Area, before or during your shopping trip! Not to mention the long list of amazing restaurants Santana Row has to offer! I recommend “Maggiano’s” for a family meal, “Veggie Grill” for lunch and “Blowfish Sushi” or “Sino” for dinner. 

So, without further adieu, here are my picks for the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts at Santana Row!

Valentine’s Day gift ideas from the “Paper Source


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The “Paper Source” is an amazing stationary store which offers the most beautiful wrapping paper, cards and gift items you can imagine. They have a huge selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for both children and adults. This is the perfect place to find gifts for your children or children in your life on Valentine’s Day! In addition, they have everything from romantic gifts to gifts for friends. It is a one-stop-shop for Valentine’s Day! 

My gift picks featured in these photos are available in-store. For more information please call 1-408-241-9000.

Gourmet Chocolate from “Chocolatier Blue Parlor

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Want to make a big impression on someone you love this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Santana Row’s “Chocolatier Blue Parlor!” They have the most beautiful chocolates which not only look like fine works of ceramic art, they taste like the finest chocolate on Earth! Plus, the ingredients are locally sourced and organic. Love that!

All of their chocolate is available in-store. For more information please call 1-408-244-8300. 

Unique and Stylish Jewelry at “Beau Bijou

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“Beau Bijou” has been my all-time favorite store at Santana Row since the Row opened over ten years ago. The shop is filled with unique silver jewelry using semi-precious and precious stones. Many of the pieces are designed by “Beau Bijou’s” owner and can only be found in-store! This is the perfect shop to find a gift for Valentine’s Day for your loved one who appreciates unique jewelry and works of art.

My gift picks can be found in-store. For more information call 1-408-261-3434. 

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the beauty fan on your list from “100% Pure

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From top: Nail Polish / Organic Rose Hydrosol / Sun Damage Corrective Cream / Eye Cream

From the moment you set foot in “100% Pure” you will notice the most beautiful aroma at Santana Row. The fragrant bath and body products will lure you into the store and you will find yourself having trouble trying to decide which fragrance to purchase because they all smell so amazing! Well, let me help you out here 🙂 My favorite scent at “100% Pure” is the “Coffee Cherry” scent. Of course, if “Coffee Cherry” is not the scent you think your loved one will prefer, there are plenty of other scents to choose from in-store! Plus, everything at “100% Pure” is 100% vegan and natural! Love that!

For more product information, please visit 100% Pure online or call 1-408-244-7873

Valentine Day gifts from “C Wonder

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From top: Pillows / Bowls / Plates / Jewelry Boxes / Bike

As you may already know, “C Wonder” is one of the most fabulous gift shops online; and last fall they opened an amazing shop right here in the Bay Area at Santana Row! The store is filled with gift ideas which are perfect for friends and family, as well as special loved ones, for Valentine’s Day. In fact, there are several gift options on sale from 25%-50% off! Love that!

For more information about “C Wonder,” please click here or call 1-408-246-1754

Sparkles and Baubles from “Jest Jewels

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“Jest Jewels” is the perfect place to find Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone who has flair and loves a little bit of fun. The shop is filled with on-trend jewelry, clutches and amazing gift ideas. They even have a Valentine’s Day Hello Kitty!

All of my gift picks featured in these photos are available in-store only. Please call 1-408-249-4800 for more information.

Valentine’s Day gifts for getting that red carpet look at “Flying Lizard

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The jewelry at “Flying Lizard” has been spotted on countless celebrities both on the red carpet and the streets of Southern California. Celebrities such as Brooke Shields, Felicity Huffman, Meg Ryan, Hillary Duff, Vivica Fox, Penelope Cruz and fashion’s darling Sarah Jessica Parker have all been spotted wearing designs from Flying Lizard. The store at Santana Row is filled with hundreds of fabulous jewelry designs which are also owned by Hollywood’s brightest stars. My picks from in-store are featured in the photos above.

For more information about Flying Lizard, please call 1-408-244-8950.

And there you have it! The above photos from select stores at Santana Row are my picks for making Valentine’s Day special and absolutely fabulous! If you are local to the Bay Area, make sure you visit Santana Row to find the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day. Everyone on my list will be receiving gifts from the Row!

Happy shopping, and have a fabulous Valentine’s Day! 😉

Photo Credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

*This post has been brought to you by Santana Row