Open University – SJSU

One of the great perks of living in downtown San Jose is access to San Jose State University. The first of the 23 campus California State University system, SJSU offers 145 areas of study and has flexible options for students of all varieties. In investigating a Master’s in Mass Communications at the university, I discovered … Continue reading Open University – SJSU

San Jose Women’s March

I have never been terribly political, but this election cycle has made me think harder about getting more involved with the issues that are important to me. I was extremely excited to find out that San Jose was hosting its own Women’s March this January in order to express our desire for change and bring … Continue reading San Jose Women’s March

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

No one would expect the suburban “Rose Garden” neighborhood in San Jose to host a world class museum, and yet, it does. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum hosts the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America -- including over 4,000 objects from pre-dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era. This extensive collection … Continue reading Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

San Pedro Square Market

I think it’s safe to say that San Pedro Square Market has turned the tide in downtown San Jose. This casual-yet-upscale style food court, live music venue and bar is an extremely popular spot among locals, neighbors and tourists. One of the things I love best about this market is that it’s a great spot … Continue reading San Pedro Square Market

Haberdasher

Craft cocktails are all the rage right now, and San Jose has fully embraced this trend. Formerly a stylish old-fashioned speakeasy, Single Barrel has come back to life as Haberdasher. The waiters are still in period-dress and the cocktails are still fantastic, but you no longer have to keep your conversations down to a whisper. … Continue reading Haberdasher

Art Boutiki

Have you ever been to the best kept secret in San Jose? Well, you should - and spread the word! Art Boutiki is a great music venue, art gallery and comic book store. Tucked away off The Alameda on Race Street just passed the infamous Flamingo Motel, this spot can be hard to find, but … Continue reading Art Boutiki