Santa Rosa Fires: from the Vantage Point of Downtown

My Dear Readers, I am safe. I hope you and yours are safe as well. I had previously mentioned that I would blog again when inspiration hit, and unfortunately, this week it did. As everyone seems to know, the counties of Sonoma and Napa have been besieged by fire since the early morning of October… Continue reading Santa Rosa Fires: from the Vantage Point of Downtown

SOFA District

On the west side of Julliard Park is the South A Street Arts District, also known as SOFA. This quaint and funky neighborhood contains some interesting murals, several art galleries, a theater company, as well as a few eateries and shops. Additionally, SOFA hosts one of my favorite seasonal events. This neighborhood, just south of… Continue reading SOFA District

Railroad Square

Just west of downtown Santa Rosa, on the opposite side of the mall, is the Historic Railroad Square district. Railroad Square is a delightful area for shopping, strolling, and dining. This week, I will share some of my favorite spots. Jack and Tony’s Jack and Tony’s is the downtown area’s very own whisky bar. I… Continue reading Railroad Square

(Almost) Daily Guide for Downtown Santa Rosa

There’s plenty of places to go downtown, so how do you decide when making plans? This week, I’ll share a few of my day-specific specials and entertainment options downtown. In upcoming posts, I’ll share my favorite seasonal events. Sunday Fun-day It’s both the beginning of the week and the end of the weekend. So where… Continue reading (Almost) Daily Guide for Downtown Santa Rosa

A Story for You on My Week Off

I took the week off of blogging to enjoy the beginning of Spring—hope you did too! In the next couple weeks, I’ll share my thoughts about the downtown pubs. In the meantime, please enjoy this story I wrote while I lived by Julliard Park (more on this neighborhood’s events and businesses in upcoming blogs). Life… Continue reading A Story for You on My Week Off

Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Fabulous Gifts Downtown

As I told you last week, I am no fan of shopping, especially during the winter holidays. I do however love buying Christmas and birthday gifts. To make the experience pleasant, I do the bulk of my gift buying downtown. Here are my favorite shops for gift items: Treehorn Books Do you love books? If… Continue reading Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Fabulous Gifts Downtown

Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Everyday Items Downtown

We all need to shop, whether it be for a birthday or holiday gift or any everyday item. I, however, am not a big fan of the experience—I don’t particularly enjoy the driving, the parking, or the lines, especially during the winter holidays. Furthermore, I have an aversion to any indoor mall. All this has… Continue reading Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Everyday Items Downtown