Oxbow Public Market – Napa

This summer, I was fortunate enough to have a client event at the Oxbow Public Market, so of course - I immediately volunteered to attend. Lowepro was celebrating their 50th anniversary, so in order to mark the occasion, they hired professional photographers around the globe to lead informative walks in stunning locations, giving participants tips … Continue reading Oxbow Public Market – Napa

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

Morgan Hill Reservoir Ride

This ride is best timed in the spring to see the reservoirs at peak levels and encounter maximum wildlife, but is beautiful at any time of the year. This 18.8 mile loop is a lovely training ride with rolling hills (only 731 ft. elevation gain), gorgeous scenery and wineries - should you care for a … Continue reading Morgan Hill Reservoir Ride

Roses and Wine

San Jose has two beautiful rose gardens. The Municipal Rose Garden and the Heritage Rose Garden. Both are just a short walk from my neighborhood, The Alameda, near Diridon Station and Shasta/Hanchett. The most widely visited and well-known of these is the Municipal Rose Garden. Maintained by a both the city and dedicated group of … Continue reading Roses and Wine

Jack Rose Libations

This little spot is fantastic. Jack Rose Libations is a hidden gem off of Highway 9 between Saratoga and Los Gatos. This hip little bar looks like a designer built hunting cabin on the inside, complete with craft cocktails and stylish lounge areas. Inside the bar at Jack Rose. Photo credit: Lisette Their outdoor beer … Continue reading Jack Rose Libations