'Marin Antique Market', 'San Rafael Food & Wine Festival' & 'Adele' Gig in Berkeley

Sample some local wine and food on the sunny lawn at Falkirk House this Saturday, and then mooch round the Antique Market in San Rafael checking out some interesting designers alongside vintage furnishings on Sunday. Also British soul singer ‘Adele’ performs in Berkeley this Sunday. 

Have a great week!

Weekend Event Highlights

Saturday August 13th

San Rafael Food & Wine Festival’ from 12.00 pm – 6.00 pm at Falkirk Cultural Center, Mission Avenue (between D & E Street), San Rafael; view website

What better way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in San Rafael, but to sample some local food and wine on the lawn at Falkirk Cultural Center. Local wine and beer tasting with chef demonstrations, alongside local restaurants “serving up the best cuisine in Marin”, while you listen to “smooth jazz and classical music”. Admission is free but you need to purchase wristbands for food and drink tastings.

Sunday August 14th

Marin Outdoor Antique Market’, Veterans Auditorium parking lot at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael; free; (exit Hwy 101 at North san Pedro Road, left on Civic Center Drive) view website

I am a huge fan of rummaging for vintage finds around flea markets, and after being spoilt for choice in London I was very disappointed about the lack of markets in the city and Marin. But fret not, on the second Sunday of every month until October you can check out Marin’s great antique market; “Le Petit Marché” at the Veterans Auditorium parking lot at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael.

This Sunday you can take a stroll around the market and see a good selection of antiques, vintage furnishings and some clothing also designers selling decorative items like jewelry, accessories, re-upholster furniture, and interesting arts and crafts.

“Front Porch Design” specialize in full service upholstery and have a warehouse full of furniture waiting to be turned into stylish décor, I love their printed fabric used on these chairs below. For more information and to see their ‘before and after pictures’; view website

“A Mermaid’s Palace” makes home accessories like mirrors, lighting, picture frames and accessories out of seashells and rock crystal, my favorite items were the children’s ‘Mermaid Tiaras’ made out of starfish and shells (pictured right).view website

One of the first vendors in the west entrance of the market sells shabby chic furniture and accessories, the vendor’s wife makes these earrings and great locket necklaces out of old clocks decorated with silver birds or bugs.

You can take a break from your stroll round the market at the shaded seating area where you can enjoy refreshment and live music while pondering on that vintage purse or re-upholstered armchair you have your eye on.

Enjoy the Antique Market this Sunday Aug 14th also Sept 11th & Oct 9th.

Mommy’s Treats

I am so excited to see the British soul singer ‘Adele’ performing “Rolling in the Deep” and other songs from her amazing album “21” this weekend at the outdoor ‘Greek Theater’ in Berkeley on Sunday Aug 14th : Get Tickets

“Adore Home” is Australia’s first on-line home and lifestyle magazine, enjoy their Aug/Sep issue featuring aspirational homes, the latest home products and holiday destinations. Their travel story is about one of my favorite places in the world; Sydney! view magazine

“The Help” is a movie set in Mississippi during the 1960s about a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts the women involved at risk. Starring Viola Davis and up and coming actress Emma Stone; view website

Baby & Toddler Weekly Activities Calendars

Looking for something to do to entertain your toddler or want to reach out to new moms with babies this week?

Click on the ‘Weekly Calendar’ bar at the top of the page to view this week’s “Baby & Toddler Weekly Activities Calendar”. 

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