I absolutely love Santana Row. And it's not just the variety of shops and restaurants; it's a feeling. Maybe it's that European flair without the rude waiters :) Whether I'm there just coming through town or have an appointment in the area, I always try to stop by, walk around a little, stop for a lovely dessert/lunch and or coffee (the best!) at Cocola or have a drink and/or dinner with friends, I have always had a great experience. My favorite eats are at Cocola (Turkey sandwich) and all kinds of desserts, Pizza Antica (thin crust pizza and chopped salads, and Left Bank (cheese platter).
On one occasion, while attending a business conference in San Jose, an associate and I stayed at the Hotel Valencia, and she and I both had a great time. We loved their breakfast and just everything about the hotel. It was so nice to be able to walk around in the evening, have a drink, and then just be so close to just hang out and relax, whenever we wanted.
And Santana Row has one of my most favorite stores in the whole world, Crate and Barrel. I love their stuff and the fact that I am always able to find unique things for myself and friends and often at a great price.
There is also a CineArts movie theater, which plays a nice selection of films, including foreign ones.
Everyone can find something here, from the trendy beautiful TESLA Motors showroom and pricey boutiques and designer fashions to bargain-driven shops, such as H&M.
Most importantly, whenever I want to make my Mom happy, I tell her we're going to Santana Row...
I love the curry in all varieties here, and I have tried them all. Everything is fresh and fragrant and the portions are generous. Since we live nearby, we sometimes call our order in ahead and just pick it up before heading home. They are very fast and efficient and have everything ready, when we arrive. One thing to keep in mind is that this place is in the mall. Although I find it a pleasant surprise and escape from the hustle and bustle around, especially on a weekday afternoon. Overall I really like the place and will definitely be back.
I have visited the outlets several times in the past year or so but have not had the urge to go back. The parking seems to be an issue, especially on weekends. The prices can be competitive but on certain items it seems like they are not such a good deal, after all. What I really felt was disappointing was the limited food choices in the food court. After trying a chicken place, I thought the food was not that great. Perhaps I will give them another try in the future. For now, I am not that impressed.
Where do I begin? Firstly, I have to thank Dave for helping me get my life back, quite literally. When I was graciously accepted here as a new client, I was warmly welcomed by Carley, who patiently listened to my ailments and concerns and stories and ensured that Dave knew what to expect. Since I did not receive any physical therapy for several months after my accident for different reasons, this was my first attempt at getting some relief in this respect. After my first session, I was able to sleep 6 or 7 hours straight, which was the first huge breakthrough for me, as I only slept 2-3 hours at a time for months prior to my visit here. When I was asked how I felt after that first session, I had tears in my eyes, when I thanked them. It was huge for me. At one of my sessions, while I was resting comfortably, in a private room, I overheard another lady express her excitement over the fact that she was able to sleep for 10 hours after her first session. "Aha," I thought, so this is not just me. This place is awesome.
Secondly, I am not sure my words can adequately express my gratitude for all the wonderful help I received at Advanced Physical Therapy & Ergonomics in the process of recovery from auto crash injuries to my neck and back but I shall try. I am eternally grateful to Dave, especially, as his skillful and mindful therapy helped me tremendously with my overall recovery. Carley is just a gem and her smile, caring ways, great sense of humor, skilled therapy directives, and willingness to listen helped me get through the worst of times and the best of times in this long journey of recovery and will stay with me forever. I am grateful for Laura's steadfast encouragement and consistency and patience with telling me over and over about all the best exercises and ensuring that I was doing them correctly. I also thank Abby for her skillful help with my upper back and neck and great ball exercises, demonstrated by Laura that I still find very helpful.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much for everything you do!
Hooray for Danny!
Great customer service seems to be a staple at Pet Food Express from my experience but I have to say that especially nowadays, the sort of service, I'm about to describe, just does not happen anymore, except...when you run into Danny at Pet Food Express.
I dropped by the Pleasanton store today on a quick trip to get some healthy treats for my dog. Upon my entrance, I was pleasantly greeted by Danny. Since I grabbed what I needed quickly, I asked Danny if he could ring me up, and he immediately met me at the register with a smile. Since he was so pleasant and easy to talk to, I felt like sharing with him that my dog used to be on Premium Edge Healthy Weight for a long time but recently developed some allergies, and we switched to Dogswell Nutrisca Lamb & Chickpea, which so far has been great for our dog. I told him that I was tired of running around looking for the food and specials. Danny told me that even though you do not stock this particular food, it could probably be ordered. I asked if he could check on it and give me a call. He said no problem and took my information down.
By the time I was finished with my next errand, I already had a voicemail from Danny. I happily called him back and found out that I could order the food, and the price would even end up in a savings because of the larger quantity. I told him that my supply was still pretty good for now, and I would not need it for now and thanked him. He told me that I could order it now, and by the time, I needed more, in about 2-3 weeks, it would be waiting for me. I thought, wow what a great idea! I felt such a relief, as if one more thing to take care of in my life just became so much easier, thanks to Danny's persistence and genuine will to provide the best solution for me.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, DANNY :) Your future is so bright, I have no doubt, and you are just a gem. I hope you are recognized for your exceptional skills and talents now, while you are clearly contributing in a big way to the success of Pet Food Express!