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Promises kept

Promises kept

Tiburon’s meandering “retail row” on Main Street has an intimate feel, beckoning passers-by to duck inside the shops with the promise of myriad treasures. A sampling: ~ By Jennifer Shaw; photos by Nikki Ritcher. Christopher Home Perfect for: Those in search of laid-back, Hamptons-inspired home décor and furnishings Vibe: Christopher Downs, Marin’s self-described “celebrity stylist,” […]

April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Villa Rouge

Villa Rouge

Fulfilling dreams ~ By Crystal Chow; photos by Thu Ly. First-time shop owner Alicia Takahara has a secret weapon for luring customers into her side-street business in Mountain View: scented candles. Passers-by are led in literally by the nose, attracted by the heady fragrance of Aloha Orchid that wafts out whenever the door opens. More […]

April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Prim

Prim

Your best friend’s closet ~ By Rebecca Hall Lucero. According to Merriam-Webster, the word prim means “stiffly formal and proper.” But the Prim boutiques in the East Bay are not your grandmother’s linen closet. The shops are filled with feminine and flowing fashions that are thoroughly modern, while giving nod to nostalgia and vintage design. […]

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