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Style    
Blow Dry Sandra Taylor-Furst, Style Like a Pro
Boutique Christina’s Fine Clothing
Day Spa Changes Salon and Day Spa
East Bay Designer Belinda M
Facial Donna Bruner at Tribez
Fashion Show Serrahna
Hair Colorist Janice Lewis at Salon Cartier
Mani/Pedi Bollinger Nail Salon
Maternity Couture Bellies N’ Babies
Mens Business Casual Clothing Acc’sentials
Mens Haircut Charlie’s Barber Shop
Place to Buy a Suit Daskalos
Place to Buy Handbags Label’s Luxury Consignment
Place to Buy Jeans Samantha Lee
Place to Buy Makeup Robin Nicole
Place to Buy Sunglasses Art and Science of Eyewear
Places to See and Be Seen Bing Crosby’s Restaurant, Broadway Plaza,P. F. Chang’s, Va de Vi
Places to Sip and Shop Acc’sentials, Blondie’s, Flaunt, Tootsies, Up Town Girls
Sexy Dress Selection Sam
Shoe Store
Footcandy
Shop for an Oscar Gown Chic
Street for Boutique Shopping Main Streetin Walnut Creek
Waxing Denise Farren at Tribez
Womens Hair Salon Changes Salon and Day Spa
 

Fun   
Adventure Hike Mount Diablo
Art Gallery Bedford Gallery
Barbecue Grills Mt. Diablo State Park
Beach Stinson Beach
Bird Watching Spot Vasco Regional Preserve
Classic Car Haven Blackhawk Museum
Community Music Group Contra CostaWind Symphony
Concert Venue Greek Theatre
Dance Troupe Company C Contemporary Ballet
Golf Course The Course at Wente Vineyards
Happenin’ Breakfast Smokin Okie
Hollywood Comeback West Wind Solano 2 Drive-In
Jazz Dance Company Savage Jazz Dance Company
Local Art Scene Art Murmur
Museum Oakland Museum of California
Open Mic Berkeley Poetry Slam
Place for Out-of-Towners Mount Diablo
Place to Look for Oompa-Loompas Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
Place to Spend a Sunday Morning Lafayette Reservoir
Quirky Entertainment Firehouse Cabaret
Salsa Lessons Two Left Feet
Scenic Drive Mount Diablo
Ski Resort Squaw Valley USA
Slice of Mining History Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Stargazing Chabot Space and Science Center
Store to Spark Creativity Calypso Twist
Sunday Bike Ride Mount Diablo
Theater for (Good) Movies Cinemark CinéArts
Theater Troupe Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Way to See a Full Moon California Canoeand Kayak
Wine Country Hotel Auberge du Soleil
Winery Wente Vineyards
 

Food   
Bakery Walnut Creek Baking Company
Bartender Manny Hinojosa at Walnut Creek Yacht Club
Breakfast Joint Millie's Kitchen
Chef
Kevin Weinberg at Walnut Creek Yacht Club
Coffee House Yellow Wood Coffee and Tea
Cooking School Viking Cooking School
Date Restaurant Bing Crosby’s Restaurant and Piano Lounge
Deli Genova Delicatessen
Diner Hubcaps Diner
Fine Dining Bing Crosby’s Restaurant andPiano Lounge
Freshest Sushi Kane Sushi
Hamburger George’s Giant Hamburger
Happy Ending Pinky’s Pizza, SunriseBistro and Café
Ice-Cream Shop Loard’s Ice Creamand Candies
Indian Restaurant Breads of India
Italian Restaurant Montecatini Ristorante,Prima Ristorante
Japanese Restaurant Kane Sushi
Local Desserts to Go National Patrick David’s Fine Foods
Lunch Salad Yellow Wood Coffee and Tea
Margarita El Charro Mexican Dining
Martini Bing Crosby’s Restaurant and Piano Lounge
Mexican Restaurant Casa Orozco
Milkshake Hubcaps Diner
Mother’s Savior Now We’re Cooking
New Farmers Market The San Ramon Farmers Market at Forest Home Farms
New Restaurant Forbes Mill Steakhouse
New Winery
Les Chênes Estate Vineyards
Nontraditional Brunch Wat Mongkolratanaram
Outdoor Dining Va de Vi Bistro and Wine Bar
Pizza Parlor Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Place for Appetizers Va de Vi Bistro and Wine Bar
Place for a Late-Night Snack Hubcaps Diner
Place for Dessert Café Esin
Reading Selection Bo’s Barbecue
Seafood Restaurant Walnut Creek Yacht Club
Side Dish Reggata Fries at Walnut Creek Yacht Club
Singing Farmers Market Vendor Santiago Marin of Paredez Farms at theWalnut Creek Farmers Market
Sugar High Dulce de leche mousse at the Patio
Steak House Vic Stewart’s
Take-Out Chow Ciao’s at Susan Foord Catering
Thai Food Plearn Thai Palace
Vegetarian Meal Chow
Wedge Salads Chow, Faz, Max’s Diner,Walnut Creek Yacht Club

Shops   
Alternative to Pottery Barn Kids Cribs, Kids and Teens
Antiques Selection Past Perfect
Auto Repair M Service
Bike Shop Hank and Frank Bicycles
Car Wash Lafayette Car Washand Detail Center
Caterer Susan Foord
Chocolate Shop Leonidas
Computer Repair Portable CIO
Event Planner Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning
Florist Florali
Furniture Store Elegant Clutter
Gift Shop Sage Terrace
Handmade Accoutrements Gardenseed
Home Accessories Elegant Clutter
Indie Bookstore Bonanza Street Books
Library We Can’t Wait to See Open in 2009 Lafayette Library and Learning Center
New Pharmacy Elephant Pharmacy
Paint Bar Ecohome Improvement
Party/DJ Service Busta-Groove
Pet Lodging Fairy Dog Mother Inn and Day Spa
Pet Store Scraps Dog Bakery and Nutrition Center
Plant Nursery Orchard Nursery and Florist
Pooch Parlor ShamPooches
Pool and Spa Service Aquarius
Portrait Photography Gretchen Adams
Secret Stash of Bling Estates Consignments
Wine Shop Wine Thieves
Yarn Shop
Big Sky Luxury Yarns

Fitness   
Back-to-Basics Workout Boot Camp
Butt-Kicking Workout Bar Method
Deluxe Fitness Center You Don’t Have to Join Robert Livermore Community Center
Fitness Center Renaissance ClubSport
Fitness Dance Class for Adults Latin Jazz
Massage Therapist Debbie Lindsay at Tribez
Nutritionist Laura Bartron at ClubSport
Personal Trainer VQ Fit Pros
Pilates Pilates Body by Valentin
Sexiest Workout Pole Time Studio
Yoga Teacher Angie Catton at World Yoga and Renaissance ClubSport

Nightlife   
Dine-in Cinema Cerrito Speakeasy Theater
Eclectic Night Out Armando’s, Asian Paradise Café
Girls Night Out Walnut Creek Yacht Club
Happy Hour Stanford’s Restaurant and Bar
Karaoke Bar Crogan’s, Masse’s Billiards Bar and Grill, The Greenery
Late Happy Hour Deal McCovey’s Restaurant
Live Music Venue Yoshi’s
Midnight Munchies Left Bank, Starbucks,Taqueria El Balazo, T-Rex
Missing Link Microbrew Monkey Head Arboreal Ale at Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse
New Jazz Club Orinda House
Nightclub Aura
Nouveau Nightclub Blend
Pickup Spot Bing Crosby’s Restaurant and Piano Lounge
Place to Get a Cocktail Bing Crosyby's Restaurant and Piano Lounge
Place to Relive the ’80s Dan’s IrishSports Bar
Place to Get Your Bar Crawl Started Spoontonic Lounge
Tri-Valley Bocce Bash Campo di Bocce
Trophy Room Izzy’s Steaks and Chops
Venue for Local Bands Uptown Nightclub
 

Kids   
Baby Shop Giggle
Birthday Party Spot Pump It Up
Cool Kids Clothes Store Mia and Friends
Creative Play Space Adventure Playground
Dance Classes All That Entertainment
Example of Kids Practicing Random Acts of Kindness Global Relief Outreach
History Tour That Kids Actually Like Magical History Tour
Indie Toy Store G. R. Doodlebug
Gymnastics Classes Encore
Kiddie Free-for-All Baby Loves Disco
Kids Art Experience MOCHA
Kids Bookstore The Storyteller
Kids Fun Restaurant Skipolini’s
Kids Haircut Cool Tops Cuts for Kids
Kids Museum Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Kids Park Hap Magee Ranch Park
Little Water Parks for Little Kids
Oak Hill Park, Osage Station Park, San Ramon Central Park
Martial Arts Classes The Academy for Martial Arts
Music School Piedmont Choirs
Parenting Classes Acalanes Adult Education Center
Performances for Kids Sandi and Stevie
Place to Bring Your Child on a Rainy Day Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Stepparenting Resource Bonus Families
Summer Camp Adventure Day Camp
Swim Lessons Sherman Swim School
Undiscovered Nature Outing Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Interpretive Center

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