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The English Rose Tea Room and Gifts: Have High Tea in Pleasanton

January 21, 2015 5:03 pm

For a unique afternoon of tea and pastries that may make you feel as though you are just a few steps away from Buckingham Palace, try The English Rose Tea Room and Gifts in Pleasanton. From loose leaf teas to delicate pastries, desserts, and sandwiches, this establishment serves snacks that make it a favorite choice for gatherings with friends, baby showers, and other special occasions. The menu includes five tea platters ranging from the Queen’s Assortment with scones, tea sandwiches, fruit, treats, and a pot of tea to a more basic Lady Daffodil selection that includes a warm scone and a pot of tea.

The decor inside The English Rose Tea Room and Gifts resembles a dollhouse, and the space is appropriately decorated like a proper English tea parlor. Patrons might not feel as though they are in a restaurant, because the establishment gives off the ambiance of a warm countryside home. The green walls, chandeliers, and other accents help to complete the unique dining experience.

The English Rose Tea Room and Gifts
163 W. Neal Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 462-6233

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Five Brunch Recipes to Try This Weekend

January 14, 2015 5:03 pm

If you’re planning a mid-day brunch for friends or family this weekend, these creative recipes might give you a bit of inspiration. Just add some fresh-squeezed orange juice, a pot of hot coffee and maybe a basket of pastries to complete the perfect brunch menu.

Chicken Breakfast Burritos
Full of protein and deliciously savory flavor, these breakfast burritos use chicken instead of the traditional sausage for a truly unique taste. Simply add hash browns, eggs, and melted cheese for a hearty center of any Southwestern-inspired brunch.

Breakfast Casserole
If you need to feed a whole lot of people in one meal, a casserole is an easy and versatile option. For this breakfast casserole, simply add your favorite ingredients and pop it in the oven.

Berry Breakfast Pizzas
Even the youngest brunch guests will simply adore this sweet, fun take on breakfast pizza.

Orange Popovers
Everyone loves a good pastry at brunch, and these simple popovers are a much easier way to make these sometimes-tricky baked goods.

Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake
Make a large batch of these breakfast classics all in one glass dish to make serving brunch convenient and relaxing.

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Milfleur: A Delightful Pleasanton Shop

January 7, 2015 5:03 pm

Unique, beautiful gifts and home goods adorn the tables, walls and shelves at Mifleur in Pleasanton. Beautifully arranged with a sweet smell in the air, you are immediately engulfed in the relaxing and alluring appeal of the shop. The staff is friendly, helpful and eager to help you find exactly what you are looking for or show you an item you can't resist. The owner hand selects scented candles, scarves, picture frames, wind chimes and one-of-a-kind jewelry to appeal to a variety of different tastes.

Chosen designers include Mark Roberts fairies, Papaya giclees and journals, Pacifica creams and various media work from local artists. The shop also designs beautiful and intricate floral arrangements and hand-makes personalized wreaths during the holidays. Stop by often to just browse, chat with the owner or find a gift for yourself or for someone else.

The shop is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friay and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

200 Ray Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 600-0460

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