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HEALTH & WELLNESS
RenewMD Health and Wellness. 210 Fremont Hub Courtyard,
Fremont. 510/744-1582. renewmdwellness.com. Get a jumpstart
on New Year’s resolutions by making a commitment to
care for yourself before and during the holidays. Whether
for yourself or a loved one, a gift of wellness, beauty and
relaxation makes the season merry and bright. Welcoming
men and women for a wide array of anti-aging medicine,
RenewMD is the definitive destination for all things wellness—
from bio-identical hormone therapy and personalized
weight-loss programs, to state-of-the-art aesthetic services
including body sculpting, non-invasive facelift, laser hair
removal, injectables, fillers, and advanced skin treatments
such as micro-needling. Escape pre-holiday pressures with a
luxurious facial, or recharge with a halotherapy session. Dr.
Simran Sethi offers complimentary consultations to discuss
personal health and aesthetics objectives.
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 brain-teasing
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.
Balance Fitness. 145 North Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo,
650/348-1259; 3109 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara,
408/244-3010; balancefitness.com Between commuting
and errands, not to mention hectic holiday schedules, it’s
all too easy to skip the gym. But the holidays are a perfect
time to change all that. Imagine coming home to your
own customized gym, with equipment handpicked for your
workout goals. The experts at Balance Fitness help clients
design a truly motivating exercise space—whether that’s a
state-of-the-art gym or a few accessories. Give yourself or a
loved one the gift of health this season with a complimentary
consultation or visit to one of two Bay Area showrooms.
With Northern California’s biggest selection of strength and
cardio equipment at ware-house prices, it’s easy to find gear
to keep you in top shape all year long.
Gregory Deane Art 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.
Home Consignment Center. Campbell, 408/871-8890; San
Carlos, 650/508-8317. thehomeconsignmentcenter.com.
Every day feels like a holiday at the Home Consignment
Center, where fine quality vintage and contemporary jewelry
awaits the savvy shopper. Not only do visitors pay only
resale prices on the extensive and ever-changing collection
of consignment gems, platinum, gold, diamonds and fine
watches, but on-site jewelers also inspect all items—so quality
and peace of mind are assured. Founded more than 20
years ago, this family-owned business has grown to 17 stores
in California and Texas. And if you’re looking to spruce up
your home with one-of-a-kind pieces, the Home Consignment
Center’s vast selection of choice furnishings and accessories
is the perfect way to ring in the New Year with a new look.
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 with holiday cheer while you shop for everyone on
your list. From fashion labels—Madewell, Gucci, Aritzia, Kate
Spade, Anthropologie—to the unique boutiques—Boutique
Harajuku and Kendra Scott—and specialty shops—Amazon
Books, Sugarfina, Makers Market, Hello Kitty Café & Vintage
Wine Merchants—Santana Row has it all. And if you’re still
stumped for the perfect present, reach for a Santana Row
Gift Card—and give someone else a chance to experience the
joy of this exciting shopping and dining destination.
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