Out with the girls? Mark the happy occasion with a day of shopping, spa treatments and a taste of Livermore Valley’s fine wines. Here’s a full-day agenda that’ll leave you feeling happy and relaxed!
> Skip Starbucks and head straight to Sideboard for a potent dose of artisanal coffee. Or perhaps a mimosa or spicy bloody mary is more your speed? Indulge in puffy beignets or a sour cream scone while planning your itinerary on the sunny patio or in the eclectic dining area – decorated with sideboards, of course. itsonthesideboard.com
> Shopaholics can get their retail fix at the San Francisco Premium Outlets located in Livermore – the largest outlet center in California. For boutique bounties, head to Main Street in Pleasanton or Prospect Avenue in Danville, where local fashionista faves such as Prim, Drift Co. and Flaunt will help you make heads turn. premiumoutlets.com, iloveprim.com, catchthedrift.co, shopflaunt.com
> After a session of serious shopping, it’s time to say “Spahhhh!” Get revitalized with a Biodynamic Facial or Deluxe Stone Massage at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa. purpleorchid.com
> Need time to “wine” down? Take in the scenery at one of the 50-plus wineries in Livermore Valley wine country, where tasting flights await. For a tour of the region, hop aboard the Livermore Wine Trolley and sip sans stress. livermorewinetrolley.com
> Channel your inner Picasso at the Danville outpost of Pinot’s Palette, where wine and paint join forces to release even the most suppressed creative spirits. Enjoy stroke-by-stroke instruction to re-create a masterpiece with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of Sauv Blanc in the other. pinotspalette.com
> Every Thursday evening during the summer, Sin City meets Pleasanton in the enormous outdoor backyard at Barone’s, where stiff cocktails, live bands and questionable outfits are worth every penny of the $10 cover. Tip: Reserve a cabana for a home base (and a place to hold court) after you let loose on the dance floor. baronespleasanton.com