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

July 2018 Update: Sprenger’s Tap Room has closed, so no more Saturday brunches there. Recently, though, I have been to a couple great Saturday night shows at The Local Barrel. Follow The Local Barrel on Facebook for news of  occasional, upcoming Saturday night entertainment. See “Sunday Fun-Day” section below for more information. Original Post: There’s… 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