What’s New at THE ROW?

Santana Row remains one of our favorite go-to spots this season with the numerous options for luxury shopping, dining and entertainment. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, parks and plazas, Santana Row features over 70 retail shops, more than two dozen acclaimed restaurants, a 213-room boutique hotel and six-screen movie theatre. In addition to the dynamic retail collection, Santana Row offers 622 residential units featuring a fitness center, rooftop pool and resort-living accommodations, and 65,000 square feet of office space at 300 Santana Row, its newest office address. Check out a line up of their openings and scheduled upcoming events and make sure to mark off your calendar!

Superstar Chef Giada De Laurentiis at The Row

Giada De Laurentiis, famed Italian chef, New York Times bestselling author and Food Network star comes to Santana Row to greet fans in a Q & A session and sign copies of her new cookbook Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner (Clarkson Potter). Providing an intimate sneak peek into Giada’s day-to-day family life with husband Todd and daughter Jade, and chock-full of gorgeous color photographs, Weeknights with Giada will be a new favorite for longtime fans—and a new kind of handbook for home cooks everywhere.

When:  Saturday, April 28; Q & A session 11:30a.m. followed by 12Noon cookbook signing (with purchase of Weeknights with Giada) at Sur La Table.

Where:  Q & A session in Santana Row Park; cookbook signing at Sur La Table.

Cost to attend:  Free

Clary Sage Organics

This wonderful shop recently opened its first Silicon Valley based store. Clary Sage Organics is an eco-luxury retail brand and boutique featuring organic apparel and yoga collection, chemical-free beauty products and a line of nutraceuticals and comprehensive, doctor-formulated wellness solutions. The company opened its flagship store on Fillmore Street in San Francisco in 2008.

“When we decided to open a second store, Santana Row presented us with the perfect fit,” said Clary Sage Organics founder and CEO, Patti Cazzato. “Both Clary Sage Organics and Santana Row are committed to using sustainable development strategies in their business models that will help to maintain our natural environment. From the heritage oak trees to the magnificent architecture, Santana Row is the perfect blend of old and new. Like Clary Sage Organics, Santana Row appeals to consumers’ desire to look and feel good.”

Clary Sage Organics is located at 334 Santana Row; 408-260-9595. For more information, please visit:  www.clarysageorganics.com.

Santana Row’s 4th Annual Poolside Soiree Summer Fashion Shows

Saturday, June 2, 2012 • Shows at Noon and 3 p.m.

WHAT: Get ready for A Poolside Soiree Summer Fashion Shows, Santana Row’s sizzling annual showcase of the coolest looks for a hot summer. Two high energy runway shows take place poolside at Santana Heights, Santana Row’s resort style residential community above Sino. The shows will feature the newest styles from more than 20 Santana Row retailers including Free People, Donald J. Pliner, Pink Stripes, Brooks Brothers, Anubee, Furla, Oakley, Cole Haan, Ted Baker, Anthropologie and more. Guests will enjoy a pre-party catered with wine, champagne and light hors d’oeuvres, poolside seating during the show, access to the exclusive style boutique and post-show parties inside several shops and a residential home.

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2012; Shows at Noon and 3p.m.

WHERE: The Pool at Santana Heights

377 Santana Row, above Sino Restaurant

Enter by elevator in the Via of Santana Heights behind Sino

TICKETS: $40/person; tickets on sale at the Santana Row Concierge Center, 408-551-4611 or online at santanarow.com.

Designer Sidewalk Sale and The Counter’s Second Annual 4th of July Barbeque

Browse rolling racks of hot labels; enjoy delicious outdoor barbeque and rockin’ music!

What:  Santana Row rocks July 4th with a Summer Block Party that includes a day-long designer label sidewalk sale, hot discounts and cool beverages; The Counter’s Second Annual Fourth of July Barbeque, and an afternoon of live music. The Sidewalk Sale features hundreds of rolling racks filled with stylish fashions from Ted Baker, Cole Haan, Free People and more, in-store specials and food and beverage tastings.

When: Wednesday July 4th;  Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; The Counter, a 21st century burger joint, expands into Park Valencia for a fun, relaxing afternoon of barbeque, beer and live music, Noon – 5 p.m.

Cost:  $2 mini-burgers (beef and vegetarian) and specially priced beverages at The Counter’s BBQ.

Vive La France! Celebrate Bastille Day with Opera San Jose Concert

French arias under the stars at Santana Row

What: Celebrate Bastille Day with a spectacular al fresco Opera San Jose Concert of French arias and ensembles at Santana Row. This free, one-hour performance features selections from France’s most famous composers as well as a preview of the company’s 2012-13 season.

The company will present selections from Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (which opens Opera San José’s season in September), Bizet’s Carmen, Gounod’s Faust, as well as highlights from the remaining operas in the 2012-13 season; Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Verdi’s Il trovatore, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi.

More fun: To celebrate this special event, Santana Row is giving away free tickets to Opera San José’s The Pearl Fishers, playing September 8-23, 2012 at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose.  From July 14- 31, guests who spend $250 in a single day at Santana Row will receive two free tickets to Bizet’s exotic romance set on the tropical island of ancient Ceylon. To redeem, guests must present their same-day receipts at the Santana Row Concierge Center.

Who: Principal artists from Opera San José’s 2012-13 season resident ensemble: Melody King (soprano), Cecilia Violetta López (soprano), Nicole Birkland (mezzo-soprano), Alexander Boyer (tenor), James Callon (tenor), Zachary Altman (baritone), Evan Brummel (baritone), and Silas Elash (bass).

When: Saturday, July 14th at 7p.m.

Where: Under the stars at Santana Row Park across from Left Bank Brasserie.

Cost:  Free concert, complimentary parking.

For more information: Opera San José – visit operasj.org; Santana Row – call 408-551-4611 or visit santanarow.com. Download the free Santana Row App for immediate, convenient, all-access pass to Santana Row news, information and incentives. Join Santana Row on Twitter and Facebook.