Get a break from all the scary witches, and head to the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park this Saturday. If you haven't been there before, you're in for a treat. It's a gorgeous Spanish-style estate with gardens and artisan shops.
This Halloween, they're having a Harvest Festival complete with beer tasting AND kids events/arts & crafts. That's my type of event!
They'll feature local micro-breweries like Steelhead Brewery of Burlingame, Faultline Brewery of Sunnyvale, and Tied House Brewery of Mountain View.
While you're there, check out my favorite Italian shop, La Bottega. Run by two Italian moms with the most wonderful accents (and the best hostesses ever), they have great gift items at a range of prices. I like them so much I wrote about them for Spaces Bay Area. I was just checking out their website and drooling over their leather handbags and Murano glass.
So go to the Harvest Festival and post here after and let me know YOUR favorite store there. And tell me how gorgeous their gardens are.
Where: Allied Arts Guild,
Cost: $20 for adults, $5 for kids
Includes: food, drinks and commemorative glass
Tickets: Reservations requested