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Spring 2014 Beauty Bash at Santana Row






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The Santana Row Beauty Bash took place on May 7, 2014 and it was a huge success! The event benefited local charity group “Dress for Success San Jose.” The sold-out event attracted a large crowd who enjoyed shopping discounts, appetizers, dessert, wine and champagne. Guests also received a fabulous Santana Row swag bag! Love that!

The Beauty Bash at Santana Row also offered free tips and tricks from local fashion editors, bloggers and stylists. I was one of the Guest Stylists and I was stationed at accessory boutique “Jest Jewels.” It was so much fun talking about fashion trends, ways to incorporate color trends into one’s wardrobe, and meeting so many local readers! I also connected with other local bloggers which was amazing!

If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, definitely check out “Jest Jewels” at Santana Row for amazing, on-trend accessories at moderate, to really affordable pricing! I found so many beautiful pieces while I was there; I need to return to shop!

To learn more about Santana Row, and to stay tuned for future events, please visit

Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

*Sponsored by Santana Row. All 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