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Holiday gift ideas at Santana Row 2018

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Have you been to Santana Row in San Jose lately? It’s beautiful! They really outdid themselves with their holiday decorations this year! The holiday tree is beautiful, and there is a fun mailbox where you can mail letters to Santa! I know the letter I mailed was filled with gifts Santa can find right here on Santana Row.  There are so many things I want! I bet your list is long too!

Chances are, you have not completed your holiday shopping list yet. Same here! The best place to finish your holiday shopping is in San Jose at Santana Row. They have so many fun stores filled with fabulous gifts for the holidays. Plus, you can make a day of it! Arrive early, and you can enjoy brunch at Left Bank, coffee at Cocola, dim sum at Sino; and stay all day so you can enjoy a fabulous dinner at LB Steak! It really is a stay, shop, and play, kind of place to go!

In case you aren’t sure where to begin, I have rounded up four of my favorite shops on the Row and snaped a few pictures to show you my favorite gift ideas from the stores! SO, without further ado, here are my favorite gift ideas from Santana Row this year:

Gifts for the girl who loves glitter: Kendra Scott

As you know, Kendra Scott is one of my favorite jewelry stores. So, of course I would show you the fabulous gifts they have in store! That bold ring is a must-have for anyone on your list who loves to sparkle. The gift sets make shopping easy when you aren’t sure what to get. They also have nail polish, and home decor in store! There is something for everyone who likes a little sparkle in their life at Kendra Scott. Plus, they have plenty of gifts under $100, and under $50. Love that!

Check out these gift ideas and more at the Kendra Scott shop on Santana Row. Call 669.231.0300 for more info.

Gifts for the bold fashionista on your list: Chico’s

Chico’s is such a fun store to find bold, fashionable, and fabulous clothing, accessories, and gifts. You’ll find a treasure trove in store at Chico’s Santana Row! They have a ton of bracelets in the color of 2018 in stock, plus plenty of fabulous scarves and sweaters which make great gifts!

You can check out all these gift ides and more at Chico’s on Santana Row, or call 408.554.9030 for more info.

Gifts for sweet tooth: Sugarfina

There must be plenty of people on your holiday shopping list who love something sweet! Sugarfina has you covered! They have sweet treats for everyone on your list including kids, men, Hello Kitty fans, Mickey Mouse fans, and more!

Stop into the Sugarfina store on Santana Row to see these treats and more, or call 855.784.2734 for more info.

Gifts for the understated fashionista on your list: Aritzia

Aritzia has fabulous, classic sweaters, knits, and more in stock. It is a great place to find something for someone on your list who love understated fashion. They also have fabulous gifts under $100, and under $50. Love that!

Stop into the Aritzia shop on Santana Row or call 408.423.9296 for more info.

Of course, there are so many more shops on Santana Row than what I mentioned here. If you stroll through the Row, you are bound to find something for everyone on your list! Be sure to visit Santana Row’s website and if you can’t find something for that picky person on your list, a Santana Row gift card can be bought at the concierge! Love!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous time shopping on Row! Be sure to tag your photos with #LifeOnTheRow



*sponsored by Santana Row, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Summer Essentials from Santana Row

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pictured: summer basics from Balwin on Santana Row

Happy Summer 2018! Now that summer is official, and not just a scheduled vacation on the school calendar, it is time to make sure we all have our summer wardrobes in order. It is really easy this season to get the most fabulous items for summer at my favorite one-stop-shop; Santana Row!

As you know, I am a Santana Row superfan. It is my favorite place to shop, eat, and play! There are good reasons why it is my favorite hang-out in the South Bay; it is full of fashionable and fabulous shops! I always know I can find something which will make me look like I just walked off the New York Fashion Week runway on the Row.

You might be familiar with several of my favorite haunts at Santana Row which include Kendra Scott, LOFT, H & M, Gucci, and Donald J Pliner; to name a few, but there are some new names in town! There are three new, fabulous retailers at Santana Row; and they have the perfect summer essentials for the hot weather season. Love!

Without further ado, here are my favorite summer essentials from the three newest retailers at Santana Row!


Baldwin has the best denim in town; um-do you see the denim wall of heaven?! It’s a-ma-zing! You will love finding the perfect pair of jeans at Baldwin for the summer season. In addition to denim, Baldwin has the best tee’s, denim skirts, comfortable sundresses, and more for summer. You could build your whole wardrobe here! Love!

To see everything in stock, please visit Baldwin on Santana Row or call 408-660-1196 for more info.

Everything But Water

Everything But Water is your one-stop beach or pool shop. They have flip flops, beautiful hats, and swimwear in every print and color imaginable. They have an entire blue wall! It’s swimwear heaven! They also have fabulous cover-ups you can wear over your suits. You will look like you just walked off the Miami Swim Week runway. Love that!

To see all the fabulous swimwear in stock, please visit Everything But Water at Santana Row or call 408-423-9259 for more info.


I’m so excited! Aritzia has opened a shop at Santana Row! This has been one of my favorite shops for years. I have a beanie I bought there years ago that I wear at fashion week every February. Their clothing is really good quality, and can withstand the test of time. This is good news since summer clothing can take a beating. You know anything you buy at Aritzia will sustain sun, salt water, and repeated washings. They have a large selection of shorts in stock as well as tank tops, tee’s, and fashionable hats. It’s the perfect summer go-to spot!

I can’t wait to snap up all my summer essentials from Santana Row. When you stop by, be sure to check out these three new retailers to find everything you need for summer! While you’re there, try out EMC Seafood & Raw Bar, as well as Ozumo for lunch or dinner. They are both my new obsessions! Yum!

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Thanks for stopping by!


*thank you to Santana Row for sponsoring this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own

Mother’s Day Gift Guide to Santana Row 2018

Can you believe Mother’s Day is almost here!? You know my favorite place to find the best gifts for Mom is at Santana Row. The Row has so many amazing shops to choose from, plus, you can plan an entire day for Mom right on Santana Row! Love that!

SoulCycle is opening the first week of May at Santana Row, why not bring Mom to an early morning class to kick-start her day! After working out, stroll over to Cocola and grab a morning pastry and cafe drink. This is a great time to give her a fabulous gift you bought at Santana Row for Mother’s Day! Then, you can treat her to spa treatments at BellaU Spa and Wellness or at Burke Williams. She will love having a relaxing spa day on Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day would not be complete without a fabulous meal on the Row after spa treatments! If you haven’t tried Tacolicious yet, this is the perfect day to try it! They have light meal choices as well as hearty; so there is something for every appetite. I love their tacos! If you’re more in the mood for seafood, check out EMC Seafood and Raw Bar; it’s so good!

Now for the fun part, Mother’s Day gift shopping! Although Santana Row is filled with fabulous shops to find the perfect gift for Mom’s special day, there are four stores I fell in love with this year for gift shopping! I hope my husband is taking notes, and my Mom isn’t allowed to look! 😉

Mother’s Day gifts from Madewell

The weather is warming up, this means there is a lot of summer fun in Mom’s future. Madewell is filled with fabulous outfits she will love for the summer season; and beyond! They also have a ton of handbags in stock as well as pretty jewelry; you can’t wrong with a head-to-toe look from Madewell for Mother’s Day!

For more information, please visit Madewell on Santana Row or call 408.984.4854

Mother’s Day gifts from Sugarfina

Who doesn’t love candy?! Sugarfina has special Bento Box’s for Mother’s Day where you can place her favorite candy flavors. I highly recommend anything with caramel, and the strawberry gummies; yum! If she has a favorite flavor, look for the extra large boxes housed on the backside of the wrap desk; they are twice the size of the regular candy boxes! Big yum!!

For more information please visit Sugarfina on Santana Row or call 855.784.2734

Mother’s Day gifts from Kendra Scott

How fabulous is Kendra Scott’s summer 2018 collection! I’m in love with all the beautiful blue and lilac baubles. Kendra Scott also has really pretty home decor which Mom will love! Also, if you don’t see the exact color combo Mom wants, you can create your own designs using Kendra Scott’s Color Bar and they will make your gift for Mom on the spot! Love that!

You can learn more at Kendra Scott on Santana Row or call 669.231.0300

Mother’s Day gifts from Ted Baker

Ted Baker has a beautiful spring and summer collection! Mom will love a fabulous new outfit from Ted Baker. They also have pretty handbags and shoes in stock Mom will love. I have my eye on everything blue in store. So pretty!

Check out the entire collection at Ted Baker on Santana Row or call 408.615.1552

In addition to these four stores, Chico’s on Santana Row has a fabulous collection filled with great travel ensembles and jewelry Mom will love; especially if she has travel plans coming up! Also, be sure to check out Jest Jewels, Z Gallerie, and Tommy Bahama for more great gifts for Mom.

Still not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? You can swing by the concierge and purchase a gift card to Santana Row in any amount. She will love being able to use her gift card at one of the Spa’s, restaurants, and retail shops on the Row!

Thanks for stopping and have a fabulous Mother’s Day!


*Thank you to Santana Row for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are me own