Did you know that was kind of a swanky place and that on a recent Saturday they flew world-renowned artist Opie Otterstad to dedicate exclusive SF Giants World Series celebration paintings to eager purchasers?
Or that offers handcrafted mosaic hanging lamps from Turkey as well as hand-painted plates, handwoven rugs, jewelry, clothing and boots?
What about , where you can get a little plastic unicorn, a dress, a belly dancing costume and the most exquisite Scottish shortbread you will ever taste?
At you might find some Coach shoes with the tags still on them for a fraction of their original price.
And at , Oh-Em-Gee -- (that's OMG for you old-schoolers) -- you've got to try the beaver cups and the caramels spiked with chocolate covered espresso beans.
is not just the place to get the hippest 'do in the 94553; they also have a little art gallery called "The Goods."
featured Vineyard owner Earl Mork pouring his GV Cellars Cabernet.
Local photographer Lorena Castillo was at displaying her fine art photographs along with her partner, Sally Ann Rodriguez, a well-known local artist who also has an installation on display at the children's clothing store cum home goods store.
served an up-and-coming Martinez wine by Benton Winery.
We also got to try the hot links at ; with their hot BBQ sauce, the spice snuck up on us after the swallow (enough to make you want a little sip of wine to simmer it down, but not so much that your mouth is on fire).
And "on fire" is exactly how I want to describe our local merchants. After that Saturday I'm thinking there isn't much reason to venture from town for ordinary and extraordinary needs. Now if only the merchants could serve wine every day.