CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: COURTESY OF CIELO; COURTESY OF MUJI USA LTD.; SANDRA COLUNGA 14 FOOD AND DRINK CIELO • HO TEL VALENCIA, 355 SANTANA ROW, SAN JO SE Looking for a secret rendezvous? Try a rooftop. This intimate wine terrace and bar is just the right height for watching stunning sunsets over the Santa Cruz Mountains. Choose a favorite wine or classic cocktail and relax on comfy chairs and lounges. Cielo fans say the peoplewatching is almost as fascinating as the view. A fire pit and patio heaters keep guests warm when the sun goes down. 15 FOOD AND DRINK THE SWEET SHOP • 99 4 LOS ALTOS AVE., LOS ALTOS This quaint, pint-sized candy, lunch and frozen yogurt store is tucked away in a residential neighborhood. A thriving mini-mart for decades, it sat empty in the early 2000s until town native Stacy Savides Sullivan purchased and made the building into a charming cottage for locals to gather. The covered patio includes a spot for the family dog to have a drink. Proceeds from all sales go to support Los Altos schools. 62 South Bay Accent 16 SINGULAR SHOPPING MUJI • S OUTH FIRS T S TREET AND P ASEO DE S AN ANTONIO WALK, SAN JO SE Known as “the Japanese Ikea,” the store’s official address is on South Market Street, but you won’t find it there: It’s hiding on South First Street. MUJI is not huge, just packed with fascinating items. Half the store features clothing, the other half home goods, toiletries and office supplies. Fun things include very long striped scarves packaged in tiny, shrink-wrapped cubes, a “build your own pen” section and unique hexagonal pens.
South Bay Accent - Oct/Nov 2014
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