Category Archives: Shopping

#27 Cleaning Out The Closet

With Christmas over, I’m having a hard time finding room for the new. It’s definitely time to pass along some of the old. Second Home Consignment on Santa Clara is a great place to take your formerly prized possessions. They … Continue reading

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#20 An Independent Bookstore For All Ages

  Books Inc is where serious readers go to shop! What a great store! I can’t say enough about Books Inc. The independent bookseller, located at 1344 Park St., takes the cake as my favorite bookstore in the East Bay. … Continue reading

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#18 R & B Cellars Holiday Shopping Deal

Are you worried about Christmas shopping? I’m not, even though Christmas is only 5 days away, and I have yet to shop for several family members and friends, I have a plan. I am going to give a gift that … Continue reading

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#14 Hidden Treasures At Whales And Friends

This is the go-to place in Alameda for holiday gifts for those of all ages. I’ve found great stuffed animals and toys for the kids, beautiful jewelry for my sister and mother, and I even found a nique purse and … Continue reading

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#12 Christmas Trees Delivered, Setup (and after Christmas) Recycled

If you haven’t picked up your Christmas tree now is the time. One of the best services in town is provided by local Encinal Nursery. My family has a tradition of getting a 10′-12′ tree and very much appreciate not … Continue reading

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#9 Santa’s Workshop at Alameda Towne Centre

Santa is here and the kids have their wish lists ready. We’re off for our annual tradition to visit Santa at Alameda Towne Centre.  All through the month of December Santa’s house is set up to welcome young believers and … Continue reading

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#5 Dog Bone Alley

For those of you out there who are pet lovers, Dog Bone Alley has always been a special place. And today brings an especially good reason to drop by as they are hosting a Holiday Open House & Book Signing. From … Continue reading

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