Best Of 2008

Bohemian Best of Kids 2008 Reader's Choice 


03.19.08

Best Toy Store

Marin

Toy Chest&–Fifth Ave. Toys

1000 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1, San Rafael. 415.451.4942.

Napa

The Learning Faire

1343 Main St., Napa. 707.253.1024.

Sonoma

The Toyworks

www.sonomatoyworks.com

Honorable Mention

Earth Child

200 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.0940.


Best Kid Bookstore

Marin

First Place Tie

San Anselmo Booksmith

615 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.459.7323.

Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Napa

Copperfield's Books

www.copperfields.net

Sonoma

Copperfield's Books

www.copperfields.net

Honorable Mention

Earth Child

200 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.0940.


Best Baby Gift Store

Marin

Heller's for Children

514 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.5533.

Napa

The Learning Faire

1343 Main St., Napa. 707.253.1024.

Sonoma

Earth Child

200 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.0940.

Honorable Mention

Cupcake

641 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.2165.


Best Kid Clothing Store

Marin

Ciao Ragazzi

532 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.454.4844.

Napa

Mud Puddles

1227 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.6579.

Sonoma

Earth Child

200 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.0940.

Honorable Mention

The Children's Boutique

154 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.7377.


Best Consignment Shop

Marin

Dove Place

160 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 415.453.1490.

Napa

LoLo's

1120 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.7972.

Sonoma

First Place Tie

Sweet Pea Children's Boutique

15 Charles St., Cotati. 707.794.1215.

Wee Peats

1007 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.525.9333.

Honorable Mention

Zoe Clothing & Kid Exchange

137 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.775.3239.


Best Kid Shoe Store

Marin

ArchRival

150 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae .

415.461.6588.

Napa

Freckles

1309 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1201.


Best Haircut Salon

Marin

Benvenuto

536 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.454.1347.

Napa

Iveta Salon & Gallery

1341 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.259.0517.

Sonoma

Pigtails & Crew Cuts

8945 Brooks Road S., Windsor. 707.838.0333.

Honorable Mention Tie

Just Kidz Kutz

312 D St., Santa Rosa. 707.544.2766.

Lions & Tigers & Hair

42 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.773.3711.


Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Marin

Pier 15

15 Harbor St., San Rafael. 415.256.9121.

Napa

Andie's Cafe

1042 Freeway Drive, Napa. 707.259.1107.

Sonoma

Mary's Pizza Shack

www.maryspizzashack.com

Honorable Mention

Bear Republic Brewing Co.

345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.433.BEER.


Cupcake: Gimme Gimme Gimme

Just say it. There ain't no baby like your baby, and the whole world needs to know it. Celeb divas (ahem, J-Lo) aren't the only ones willing to break bank for their new munchkin, and that's exactly what Jenny Romeyn-Ramhormozi and Ramin Ramhormozi were thinking when they created Cupcake , "a boutique for the trendy tot" in downtown Santa Rosa and your honorable mention pick for Best Baby Gift Store in Sonoma County. Cupcake has all the sought-after baby designers that, pre-preggo, you didn't even know you absolutely had to have. Baby Lulu, Beehive, Beetlejuice, Diaper Dude, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Robeez—the drool-laden list just doesn't stop. Ahh, the covetous happiness of snuggling your cheek up to organic cotton onesies ($18) in hip Tiffany blues and chocolate browns from swoonworthy brands like Under the Nile, and Pink Axle skull-and-crossbones beanies ($24).

Who said anyone can mess with Junior? He's only three months old, but in that hat, nuh-uh. After salivating over every last freaking clothing item in the store, those with a cupcake still baking can mosey on into the back room where up-to-the-minute maternity clothes are just singing your name. Forget the XL white T-shirts you stole—er, borrowed—from your husband. Brands like Bump Couture and Lauren Kiyomi will have you feeling hot—pre-preggo hot—faster than you can say, "Please remove your hands from my stomach."

Cupcake, 641 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.2165. —B.H.


Best Family Outing

Marin

Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415.339.3900.

Napa

Old Faithful Geyser

1299 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga. 707.942.6463.

Sonoma

First Place Tie

Sonoma Traintown

20264 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.938.3912.

Vertex Climbing Center

3358-A Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.573.1608.

Honorable Mention Tie

Scandia Family Center

5301 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.584.7298.

Safari West

3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa. 707.579.2551.


Best Birthday Place

Marin

Pinky's Pizza Parlor

345 Third St., San Rafael. 415.453.3582.

Napa

Studio Arts of Napa

2931 Solano Ave., Napa. 707.251.9200.

Sonoma

First Place Tie

Kidspot Imagination Center

6826 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.5432.

Vertex Climbing Center

3358-A Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.563.1608.

Honorable Mention

Funky Monkey

397 E. Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa. 707.573.0304.


Best Imagination Center

Marin

Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415.339.3900.

Napa

COPIA

500 First St., Napa. 707.259.1600.

Sonoma

Kidspot Imagination Center

6826 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.5432.

Honorable Mention

Vertex Climbing Center

3358-A Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.573.1608.


Best Kid Sports Venue

Marin

Marin Elite Gymnastics Academy

72 Woodland Ave., San Rafael. 415.257.6342.

Napa

Miller's Tae Kwon Do

849 Jackson St., Ste. 4B, Napa. 707.258.6120.

Sonoma

Vertex Climbing Center

3358-A Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.573.1608.

Honorable Mention

Sports City

921 Piner Road, Santa Rosa. 707.526.1320.

6700 Stony Point Road, Cotati. 707.285.4625.


Best summer Day Camp

Marin

Marin YMCA

1500 Los Gamos Drive, San Rafael. 415.446.2106.

Napa

Nimbus Arts

3111 St. Helena Hwy., Ste. 1B, St. Helena. 707.963.5278.

Sonoma

Camp Wa-Tam at Howarth Park

630 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3292.

Honorable Mention Tie

Cloverleaf Ranch

3892 Old Redwood Hwy., Santa Rosa. 707.545.5906.

Thunderbird Ranch

9455 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. 707.433.3729.


Best Mentor

Marin

Roberta Dossick, Sir Francis Drake High School

1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 415.453.8770.

Napa

Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley

1515 Pueblo Ave., Napa. 707.255.8866.

Sonoma

Mentor Me Petaluma

35 Maria Drive, Ste. 852, Petaluma. 707.778.4798.

Honorable Mention

YMCA of Sonoma County

1111 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.545.9622.


Best Public School

Marin

San Rafael High School

185 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 415.485.2330.

Napa

New Technology High School

920 Yount St., Napa. 707.259.8557.

Sonoma

Santa Rosa High School

1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.5291.

Honorable Mention

Montgomery High School

1250 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.528.5191.


Best Private School

Marin

San Domenico School

1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo. 415.258.1990.

Napa

First Christian School

2659 First St., Napa. 707.253.7226.

Sonoma

Sonoma Country Day School

4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa. 707.284.3200.

Honorable Mention

Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm

655 Willowside Road, Santa Rosa. 707.575.7195.


Best Childcare

Marin

First Place Tie

Bay Club Marin

220 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.945.3000.

Papermill Creek Children's Corner

503 B St., Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.9114.

Napa

Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley

1515 Pueblo Ave., Napa. 707.255.8866.

Sonoma

First Place Tie

Bethlehem Children's Center

1300 St. Francis Road, Santa Rosa. 707.538.2266.

Pleasant Hill Casa dei Bambini

1000 Gravenstein Hwy., Sebastopol. 707.823.6003.

Honorable Mention

Tommy Tucker's

555 David Clayton Lane, Windsor. 707.837.8808.


Best Pediatrician

Marin

Dr. Fernando Ulloa

711 D St., San Rafael. 415.454.4100.

Napa

Harvest Pediatrics

www.harvestpediatrics.com

Sonoma

Dr. Locke L. Wilson

1312 Prentice Drive, Healdsburg. 707.433.3383.

Honorable Mention

Dr. Frank J. Miraglia

1200 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.545.2545.





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