The new Marshall/HomeGoods opened last week in Mountain View
Last Thursday I attended the Grand Opening of the Marshalls/Home Goods store in Mountain View and was so pleased with the wonderful variety of cool stuff that was on display. The store features a wide selection of curated pieces for the home in every category: fantastic linens, glassware, decorative accessories, garden and floral, decorative pillows, storage and more.
Regional manager Dustin mentioned that this is the 12th combined stores in the region and more to open soon. TJX Company is making it easier for frugal shoppers like myself, who appreciates the convenience of being able to shop fashion and home under one roof.
This is my favorite TJX store in the Bay Area, which in the United States includes TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls. This particular store is always clean, well organized, with great selections and the staff is super friendly. Under the leadership of Store Manager Mei Mendiola, this store functions as a service oriented store where the staff is willing to go above and beyond to make sure shoppers find what they are looking for. Some of you who visited the store during the two month long renovations noticed that the existing Marshalls was minimized to accommodate the inclusion of HomeGoods. What a challenge it was for those wanting to explore their design creativity. Now a rebirthed design oasis is awaiting you at this location. There are lots changes including the checkout system.
The new Mountain View Marshalls/HomeGoods store has also taken on a new partnership with the Community Services Agency of Mountain View to assist with their ongoing programs to help those in need. Manager Mei donated $10,000 to the organization on Grand Opening Day to show their commitment to the organization.
Check out the lovely photos. You may just be inspired to start your new decorating project.
The Real Housewives franchise hoping to settle down in the Silicon Valley?
Word has been swirling around for a while that the Real Housewives franchise maybe hoping to expand into Silicon Valley. I recently heard from a friend that they are piloting the show in the Bay Area, and was pretty shocked. Of course, we think that the franchise is repulsive, degrading, and full of inflated drama. But who can really blame those of us who find our guilty pleasure in the comfort of watching the shows, consequently increasing their ratings and encouraging this negative behavior?
The Stanford Ralph Lauren location closes on October 15th!
After the LA store was recently closed, the Ralph Lauren Stanford location will remain open until 15th of October.
Sadly, Polo Ralph Lauren, a store that has been the pillar for over 26 years at the Stanford Shopping Center, will be closing its doors within 2 weeks and employees will remain on until the end of October.
So Reagan recently decided that she wanted to upgrade the look of her favorite American Girl Doll, Addy, with something a bit more contemporary. Since she is a historical doll, I was a slightly disappointed that she wanted her out of her “slave clothes” attire (Reagan’s terminology) and put her in some cute tennis outfit. I had read the story of Addy to her when she was a little younger and concluded that the story was definitely a bit heavy to burden such young girls with. I am sure that Addy would not have been able to enjoy a game of tennis, in her time, but in Reagan’s eyes, the history of the doll was not as significant as the way Addy looks.
Although there are no true discount stores in Palo Alto, one can occasionally find a steal or sale going on at the many shops spread out at the very well appointed Stanford Shopping Center (yes there is a mall on the Stanford campus), downtown Palo Alto, in the vicinity of University Avenue or Town and Country Shopping Center. Venturing out into neighboring towns like Mountain View, Redwood City, San Carlos, Santa Clara or Sunnyvale to chain designer discount stores can often give that instant frugalistic relief of finding designer dabs at a fraction of their usual price. Continue reading