WINTER ISSUE OF BON AIR MAGAZINE

Children enjoy a visit with Santa Claus at Bon Air circa 1987.

Children enjoy a visit with Santa Claus at Bon Air circa 1987.

Bon Air Greenbrae was first built in 1952 as Greenbrae’s commercial and community center. Today, the center remains a focal point for local services and shopping with over 50 stores and restaurants. Throughout the year the center hosts events that showcase local interests and activities. With a whole new look unfolding, Bon Air will continue to be the place that brings the community together.

IN THIS ISSUE

FIND YOUR HOLIDAY MAGIC

December 3, 10 and 17, 12 noon – 4:00pm

Bon Air Greenbrae is a winter wonderland destination with one-stop shopping and holiday fun for everyone. Only at Bon Air does Santa Claus trade his signature sleigh and reindeer for a shiny, red fire engine (courtesy of the Larkspur Fire Department) 12 noon to 4pm on December 3, 10 and 17. Children of all ages can whisper their wish-lists in the ear of Old Saint Nick. Ho-ho-ho! You’ll fi nd the jolly man and his elves in front of Mollie Stones. Bring your family, friends and pets for a free photo with Santa—courtesy of Bon Air and CVS Pharmacy—free candy canes for the kids and dog biscuits for your four-legged friends!

The holiday festivities include balloon twisting for the little ones, live holiday jazz and an all-female acappella ensemble, the N9 Singers, performing seasonal carols here on all three Saturdays.

Bon Air continues its tradition of hosting a Holiday Food Drive with the Marin Food Bank and collecting Toys for Tots with the Larkspur Fire Department. Please drop your contribution in one of the many barrels placed throughout Bon Air. There are plenty who will appreciate your generosity.

Pronzini’s Christmas Trees returns on November 26 for their 49th year, offering exceptional holiday trees, wreaths and garlands. Top off a magical day by picking out yours. The lot is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until December 24.

PATXI’S COMMUNITY PROMISE

52 Weeks of Giving is Patxi’s promise to give back to the communities we call home, while sharing a tasty meal together at our restaurants. Each week all year long, Patxi’s hosts neighborhood fundraisers for organizations dedicated to educationchildren’s health, and wellness in the community.

Fundraising events take place Mondays through Wednesdays, excluding holidays. At the end of a particular day, Patxi’s tallies Bon Air’s receipts and sends the benefitting organization a check for 10% of the total sales (excluding alcohol, catering sales, and taxes.) This holiday season enroll your organization in this 52 Weeks of Giving program offered right in your backyard. Tell us about your local school or organization  today at patxispizza.com/52weeks. Visit Patxi’s 340 Bon Air Center (415) 526-3889.

INSPIRING WINTER HOLIDAY TRENDS

Layering and ready-to-go outfits are the way to dress this holiday season. Be warm but chic when layering a dramatic cape, or poncho in either a monochromatic scheme or a contrast. Try a navy cashmere cape by Pure Amici over navy Parker Smith jeans to complete a put together look. Or contrast with a crisp white Stella Carakasi blouse under a mink or black poncho. Top your layers with a long necklace; Haute Jewels New Fall Collection of Pyrite, Labradorite and Lapis are the perfect finish. Rock the trends in pieces, perfect for any event. A cashmere sweater dress, belted, and layered with a contrasting over sweater is the easiest, ready-to-go look for work or an evening out. Whether you want layers, or ready-to-go the ladies of Lindisma Act 2 and Haute Jewels will help you choose pieces that flatter you, and make you shine. Find your sparkle at Lindisima Act 2 190 Bon Air Center (415) 461-9100.