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Heavenly Mountain Resort Ski Area and all the action of
the South Shore casinos. Lakeland’s free private shuttles
make getting around easy. Or you can stay put, and enjoy
the resort’s outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, sauna and fitness
Costanoa Lodge and Camp. 2001 Rossi Road, Pescadero,
650/879-1100. costanoa.com. The tranquil surroundings
of Costanoa Lodge and Camp make for a calming getaway,
a welcome pre- or post-holiday treat. Situated on a bluff
overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just off scenic Highway 1,
Costanoa is surrounded by endless acres of undisturbed
wilderness, rolling coastal hills and secluded beaches.
Guests have a variety of green-certified accommodations,
starting with the luxury of the camp’s expansive lodge and
including more rustic but comfortable options such as the
Douglas Fir cabins and cozy tent bungalows. After a day
of hiking, mountain biking or kayaking, enjoy a relaxing
massage at the on-site spa followed by a meal of farminspired
California coastal cuisine at Cascade Bar & Grill.
Special weekend packages for both couples and families
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp,
877/313-2711. tenayalodge.com. Bring the family this holiday
season to join in the traditions at Tenaya Lodge
at Yosemite and gather around Tenaya’s 30-foot lobby
Christmas tree. The season’s festivities include gingerbread
house workshops, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice
skating, kid’s dinner with Santa Claus and more. For those
prepared to party, join Tenaya Lodge for the annual New
Year’s Eve Celebration. The Roaring Twenties New Year’s
Eve Party includes a gourmet dinner with live music, live
dance band, champagne toast and more. Book the allinclusive
package and enjoy overnight accommodations in
a newly renovated room and two tickets to the New Year’s
Eve party starting from $499 per night. Tenaya Lodge is
the ideal getaway for the holidays. Experience Yosemite’s
inspiring vistas, the serenity of the wooded surroundings of
the Sierra Nevada and the iconic scenery—and create new
family traditions for the holidays or any time of year.
SHOPPING & HOME DÉCOR
Adventure Toys & Teachers’ Supplies. 173 Main St., Los
Altos, 650/941-6043. adventuretoyslosaltos.com. Since
1986 this family-owned independent store has sold brainteasing
playthings for all ages, from newborns to picky
preteens to adults. High-quality educational toys from
around the world, by beloved brands like Brio, Bruder,
Creativity for Kids, Lego, Think Fun, Corolle, Playmobil and
Ravensburger, include books, science kits, building sets,
puzzles, games and every other conceivable inspiration
for creative play—you name it, they have it. Shop by phone,
have it gift-wrapped for free and do curbside pickup, or let
the experienced staff help you find that special baby shower,
birthday or holiday gift in the Los Altos store.
Gregory Deane Studio. 4075 Transport St., Palo Alto,
650/424-1970. gregorydeane.com. Deck your home in time
for the holidays with colorful, vibrant artwork by the Bay
Area’s own Gregory Deane. A critically acclaimed expressionist,
Deane has painted for over 40 years. His innovative
non-objective paintings appear in the galleries and
halls of IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Paramount Studios, 3Com,
Wang Laboratories, The Koll Company, Getz Corporation,
the Lucas Foundation and many others, as well as private
homes and collections of movie stars and politicians worldwide.
Deane’s rich acrylic abstract works have a powerful
appeal to a viewer’s sense of light, motion and balance.
“The emotion in my work comes from somewhere within,
and can speak to the inner part of each person,” he says.
Call his studio for an appointment to view the work.
Santana Row. 377 Santana Row, San Jose, 408.551-4611.
santanarow.com. The place to be this holiday season is
Santana Row, where tens of thousands of twinkling white
lights and the merry sounds of strolling carolers will fill you
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