Ladera Shopping Center - Portola Valley

Whenever I have a client meeting in Portola Valley I can’t resist popping into Ladera Shopping Center.  I end up spending way too much time meandering through Ladera Garden and Gifts, enticed by their flowers, soaps and candles.  You can find me picking through the fresh produce at Bianchini’s Market to make dinner.  Then I am usually hungry at this point and will relax into a glass of rose’ and a bite to eat at Portola Kitchen or Old Port Lobster Shack.  At this point might as well skip the traffic and relax.  You simply will not be disappointed.

Ladera Garden and Gifts

http://www.laderagardenandgifts.com/about/

over view of gift shop

over view of gift shop

My favorite candles

My favorite candles

lots of items to help set the perfect table

lots of items to help set the perfect table

Gorgeous flower arrangemnts

Gorgeous flower arrangemnts

Love live art

Love live art

lots of floral arrangments

lots of floral arrangments

Little succulents - love placing them all over the house

Little succulents - love placing them all over the house

orchids galore

orchids galore

Time to buy some groceries!

http://bianchinismarket.com/

Look @ these heirloom tomatoes

Look @ these heirloom tomatoes

this makes me to want to eat some fruit

this makes me to want to eat some fruit

Well all this had made me hungry - time to grab a bite to eat!

http://portolakitchen.com/

lovely outdoor seating

lovely outdoor seating

yum!

yum!

drinks - right up my alley!

drinks - right up my alley!

interiors - love it!

interiors - love it!

brushetta - are you hungry yet?

brushetta - are you hungry yet?

Oitdoor dining

Oitdoor dining

Look at these babies!

Look at these babies!

if this doesn't entice you I don't know what will...

if this doesn't entice you I don't know what will...

NOTE* Pictures for Portola Kitchen and Lobster Shack are credited to their website