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Fathers Day gift guide to Santana Row

There is less than a month until Father’s Day. This means it is time to think about what to get Dad, now! Thankfully, Santana Row has a large selection of clothing, accessories, sports gear, and more for Dad this Father’s Day. Love that!

Before presenting Dad with his fabulous Father’s Day gift from Santana Row, why not treat him to a little pampering; Dad-style on the Row! You can schedule a test drive appointment at Tesla on Father’s Day so that Dad can check out the new electric SUV! He will love it.

After Dad test drive’s the hot new Tesla SUV, why not treat him to a fabulous meal at The Counter, Rosie McCann’s, Maggiano’s, or LB Steak. If Dad is vegetarian, Veggie Grill is a great place to go!

Now that Dad has driven a fabulous, electric SUV, and he has enjoyed a yummy meal, it is time to present him with his Father’s Day gift. Now what to give him. . . Read on for my Father’s Day gift picks from Santana Row!

Brooks Brothers: for the conservative dresser

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From top: socks, hats / ties / cologne / bow ties

Brooks Brothers is the ultimate go-to destination for the Dad who has traditional, preppy, and/or conservative style. If Dad wears suits to work, why not get him a fabulous tie! If he likes to stay conservative, yet push the style envelope just a bit, why not get him a bow-tie! This early 1900’s men’s style is making a resurgence. He can remain in his suit, yet spice things up with a bow-tie. Love that!

To learn more about Brooks Brothers, please visit their shop on Santana Row, or

 My Brooks Brothers Picks for Father’s Day:

Tommy Bahama: For the Dad with Wanderlust; or who really needs a beach vacation!

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All products pictured are in-store only

Does Dad need a vacation? Why not book a beach getaway for your Dad and present him with the perfect shirt, and hat, to wear on his relaxing getaway! Tommy Bahama has the perfect vacation clothing for Dad. You are sure to find a fabulous Hawaiian shirt, sun hat, and shorts for any beach day, or getaway.

They also have a wide selection of gift items which Dad is sure to love. Does Dad love beer? Maybe he has always dreamed about making his own beer! Why not give him a beer making set! You can also offer to make the beer with him . Sometimes the gift of time is the perfect gift companion.

After you help Dad make his beer, he will need some mugs for that beer. I love the beer mug set pictured above. Dad will love it too!

To learn more about Tommy Bahama, please visit their shop at Santana Row.

Donald J Pliner: For the fabulous and fashionable Dad

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Does your Dad have shoe game? When Mom wears her new high heels, does Dad pull out out his best loafers to compete? Or maybe Dad has really outdated footwear and needs a new pair of shoes to bring him into the 21st century. If yes, then Dad would love a pair of fabulous footwear from Donald J Pliner! With runway flair, in street-ready styles, Donald J Pliner shoes are sure to put a smile on Dad’s face this Father’s Day. They make the perfect gift!

To learn more about Donald J Pliner, please visit his store at Santana Row, or his website at

Gift ideas from Donald J Pliner for Father’s Day:

Scotch & Soda: For the street-style savvy Dad

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Scotch & Soda is the ultimate go-to destination on Santana Row for the style-savvy man. They have the most cutting-edge styles straight from men’s fashion week. If your Dad loves wearing the latest styles, he will be excited when you gift him a fashionable outfit from Scotch & Soda. Their clothing is on-trend, and high quality. Love that!

To learn more about Scotch & Soda, please visit their store on Santana Row, or visit

There you have it! My current favorites for Father;s Day gifts from Santana Row. If you still are not sure what to get for Dad this Father’s Day, why not give him a gift card to Santana Row! You can purchase a gift card, in any amount, at Santana Row’s concierge. He can use the gift card at any retailers, or restaurant on the Row. Fabulous!

Have a great Father’s Day! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

*Brought to you by Santana Row. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Santana Row

The holidays are fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about last minute holiday gift shopping! If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, then you are already familiar with Santana Row in San Jose; which by the way, has FREE parking! Why not drive down from the city and enjoy a day of shopping and dining at some of the Bay Area’s most renowned restaurants; while parked for FREE!

Since this time of year can be stressful, I put together a little holiday shopping guide with a few gift ideas from select Santana Row shops. Of course, to get the full effect, you will need to stop by Santana Row to see these beauties in person! If you are time strapped, or do not live near Santana Row, never fear, I have inserted shopping links throughout the article so that you can stay in fuzzy slippers and continue drinking hot cocoa while shopping 🙂

For the hip man or woman: Scotch & Soda


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From top: All items Scotch & Soda: Barfly EDT  (in-store only, call 1-408-217-0032) / Sweaters (on sale!) / Clutch (on sale!)

The three gift ideas pictured above are from Santana Row’s newest shop; Scotch & Soda. This is one my new favorite shops. The store is cozy yet full merchandise which would make great gifts for both men and women. In addition to warm sweaters and great outfits, the store has fragrances, handbags and accessories. There is also a lot on sale! If you haven’t stopped by Scotch & Soda yet, please do! You will love it!

For the perfect gift, for anyone: C. Wonder

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From top: All items C. Wonder: Bike / Clutch (on sale!) / Pillow covers /Bracelets / Jewelry Boxes (30% off and comes in more colors!)

The above photos are from my all-time favorite gift shop; C. Wonder! I love this store so much because it has something for everyone on your holiday list. The store is packed with monogrammed items which will make the perfect, personalized this gift this holiday season; not to mention they are VERY on trend! Love that!

C. Wonder is also stocked with holiday foods such as candied popcorn and chocolate. There are scarves, sweaters, jewels, mugs, cheese trays; you name it, it is in stock. If I could have fit the entire store in this article, I would have! If you need to do some heavy shopping, I recommend stopping in at C. Wonder, Santana Row. You might just find everything you need in one place!

For the home decorator on your list: Z Gallerie

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From top: All items from Z. Gallerie, Santana Row: Light fixtures (in-store only, call 1-408-615-9865) / Clock / Budda / “The Godfather classic quotes” book

Z. Gallerie is the perfect place to find that something for the home decorator on your list. Not only does Z. Gallerie have fabulous home decor in stock, they also carry artwork and a fabulous book collection which will start interesting conversations when displayed on one’s coffee table. Perfect gift!

For the resort traveler on your list: Calypso St. Barth

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From top: All items Calypso St. Barth, Santana Row:  Candles / Clutches  (in-store only, please call 1-408-551-0024)  / Scarves / Necklace / Handbag (in-store only, please call 1-408-551-0024) /  

Calypso St. Barth is perfect for the world traveler on your list. The store is filled with beautiful pieces which evoke a tropical beach vacation vibe. There are unique handbags, jewels, scarves and beautiful sweaters which will make the perfect holiday gift for the globe-trotter on your list. Many of the Calypso St. Barth stores carry merchandise from local designers, so when you purchase an item in-store, there is a good chance it is limited edition or even one of a kind! Your globe trotting gift recipient will be quite pleased 😉



So make sure you stop in at Santana Row this holiday season to complete your gift shopping! There are many stores to choose from and since the restaurants are amazing too, you can make a fun-filled, luxurious day of it! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

*This post brought to you by Santana Row. All opinions are my own.

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Photos: Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver / Lipstick: c/o Laura Mercier Myth / Necklace and Top: Scotch & Soda / Belt: Prada / Jeans: Gap / Handbag: Chloe / Bracelet: c/o Twisted Silver / Nail Polish: Chanel Alchimie / Boots: Michael Kors

Scotch & Soda is a new store which has recently opened at my favorite place to shop; Santana Row! The shop offers both men’s and women’s clothing which I like to describe as “cutting-edge casual.” I fell in love with so many pieces while I was shopping in the store for the first time. There was a beautiful leather tee-shirt, a fabulous pair of space print jeans and a cozy burgundy sweater which were calling my name. Although those three pieces remain on my wish list, I did purchase this casual top featured in the photos above. I love the sparkling green stripes and the soft fabric. If you are local to the Bay Area, definitely take some time to check out the new Scotch & Soda store at Santana Row. I would love to hear what you think!