Announcing Lemonade Restaurant Palo Alto opening this Friday



Lemonade Palo Alto


Great news Palo Alto, Lemonade Restaurant is set to open this Friday, June 24, at the newly redesigned 151 University Avenue location.


This will be Lemonade’s second of 6 planned locations in the Bay Area. The first opened two months ago in the Buena Yerba area in San Francisco, and more locations to open in Walnut Creek, Burlingame, Sunset and West Portal.  With  22 other locations in Southern California –  Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, Lemonade is now heading North to share its highly popular restaurant concept with our Bay Area residents.

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Unique birthday party places for kids in Palo Alto

unique birthday party palo alto


Year after year, it is always nerve racking for me to come up with unique kids birthday party ideas. I have done tea party, lady bug party, spa, park, golf, just to name a few. So I understand how challenging this can be for many busy parents. Would you like to plan a unique Birthday Party for your daughter or son but you find it difficult to decide what to do or what is available? Here are some unique birthday party places for kids, in Palo Alto, where you can host a stress-free, memorable birthday party that your kid and his or her guests will surely remember for a long time to come.

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On the Run in New York: Marathon, Reunion and a whole lot of fun


Last weekend, we all followed my husband, Stew, to New York as he participated in the New York City Marathon. Although Stew travels to New York for meetings regularly, and I had been due to layovers and a family celebration, we had not been back there as a family in over two years. So, when Stew mentioned that he was running his 4th NYC Marathon, we all wanted to be there to support him.


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Fabulous! The newly remodeled Four Seasons Silicon Valley is a must have experience


When you thought that the Four Seasons Silicon Valley had just reached perfection, the luxurious hotel chain just took it to a whole new level. This past Friday the Four Seasons in the heart of Silicon Valley celebrated its reinvention, with exciting new design transformations of guest rooms and public spaces. The much anticipated reveal, highlighted ample newly updated surroundings and thoughtful touches throughout the hotel.

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My son’s low stress 3rd birthday party

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Our younger son turned 3 last Friday, and we were elated to celebrate with him on his birthday. For our family 3rd birthdays are a big deal as we think that it is the right age that they truly can appreciate a birthday party and can be active participants. For our first two children, we went all out on 3rd birthday parties, (custom cakes, personalized favors, custom invitations mailed out, large rented spaces, more stress) and it may just be a New York thing to do. Moving here to Palo Alto, we are gradually learning that low key birthday parties are welcome, and for Ronan, having his party in Los Robles Park, one of the many parks that surround Palo Alto was just right. He is king of the playground, and extremely active, so it was a no brainer that we highly endorse park parties, especially for younger active children. Read our post about  birthday party ideas for kids in Palo Alto.  

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10 Reasons why the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos is a fantastic romantic getaway destination

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10 reasons why the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos is a fantastic romantic getaway destination

My husband and I recently went on a mini getaway to Los Cabos for a double celebration: our 15th Anniversary and my birthday. We decided on Cabo because we wanted to go somewhere close enough to home, yet far enough to feel like we are on a well-deserved vacation (Cabo is less than 3 hours from SFO). Over the years, we have stayed at some of the most amazing boutique hotels and resorts around the world.  So we really wanted to find a great hotel that would make our child-free getaway memorable.

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The scoop on the 8 best ice cream shops in Palo Alto: Did yours make our list?

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 8 Best ice cream shops in Palo Alto


There is no doubt that ice cream is one of the most famous and loved frozen treats everywhere around the globe, definitely not just in Palo Alto. With summer slowly sneaking in and hot weather teasing us each day a little more, ice cream has it in its power not only to refresh people, but also to make them genuinely happy! From the classical vanilla flavor to unexpected combinations such as celery, raisins, and peanut butter, there is something available for all tastes! If you wish to treat your kids to something special this summer – and, let’s be honest, parents will love it too!- the following 8 best ice cream shops in Palo Alto are definitely worth a visit…or more.  Continue reading