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Swirl and Peruse Novelties—A peek at Alameda’s newest retailers.

Stroll down the brick hallway of Park Street Plaza’s newly refurbished space, and for a moment, you just may feel like you’ve been transported to a European alleyway. It’s only fitting that Bonne Vie, meaning good life, greets you at the corridor with warm wood floors, a Native American wood statue (a former Pillow Park Plaza icon), and racks of wine, champagne, beer, and cigars from France, Germany, Spain, Africa, New Zealand, and other countries worldwide.

A Very Finny Story

A midnight-blue fish swims back and forth inside a plastic tank. End of story? Not by a long shot. The fish’s natural waste products, upcycled into plant-pots fitted across the tank’s top, fertilize edible plants growing in those pots. Cleaned by the plants, the water returns to the tank.

Kid-O-Rama

Kids need gear. From bassinets to French couture, we have you —and your kids—covered when it comes to shopping.

Kid-O-Rama

Kids need gear. From bassinets to French couture, we have you —and your kids—covered when it comes to shopping.

Take 5: Boutique Shopping

Before opening Lilac Dress Boutique, London-born Pilar Burlingham worked at small and large retail institutions including Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bloomingdale’s.

Rest and Recharge in 2013

There’s one New Year’s resolution you’ll literally want to sleep on. Commit to restful sleep each night, and you’ll feel how it can boost your health and mood.

Retail Roundup

Shopping Therapy on the Island

Take 5

Tim Herndon and James Cook have had their antique store, Good, Better, Best, on Encinal Avenue for almost 13 years. Herndon talks about some exciting changes they’ve made to their business and shares with us some lesser-known tidbits.

Retail Therapy

Unique One-Stop Shopping for Everyone on Your List

Retail Therapy

Unique One-Stop Shopping for Everyone on Your List