One of my favorite things about living in the Bay Area is all of the amazing shopping! As much as I love shopping in downtown San Fransisco, sometimes the traffic and parking is just horrific. So it’s nice to know there are other great places to shop, like Stoneridge Shopping Center, an upscale mall in Pleasanton, California. Pleasanton is a gorgeous area in the East Bay and just about a 30 minute drive away from me. Last weekend they hosted me for a fun day of shopping, eating, and getting made over!
I started out at Sephora to get a customized makeover. There is just nothing like someone doing your makeup for you, it’s seriously the best! I loved my makeup and all the products used on me. My makeup artist started by matching my foundation color with Sephora’s Color IQ device. It scans your skin and then gives you a color IQ number used to match foundations and concealers… Such an amazing invention! Anyway, if you have never had a customized makeover, I would recommend getting one! It’s amazing the tips and tricks you can learn from artists who are doing makeup all day, every day!
Next stop was getting my hair styled at the JC Penny Salon! My stylist was so sweet and did a great job styling my hair! I am pretty picky with my hair since I am a hairdresser myself, but she nailed it and it was amazing not having to curl my own hair for the day!
After I got made over and was feeling like a million bucks, I headed to lunch with my boys to none other than…..The Cheesecake Factory!!!
The Cheesecake Factory is one of our favorite restaurants ever! Their menu has just about everything imaginable on it. I got the Parmesan Crusted Chicken and it was heavenly! Nikson has a hard time sitting at restaurants for a long time, so we had to eat quickly and take our Banana Cream Cheesecake to go! But the service was wonderful and I am already dreaming of going back.
After lunch we were back in the mall for some playing and shopping. We had to make a stop at the Lego Store because that is Nikson’s favorite! And I went back to Sephora to pick up a bunch of the makeup that had been used on me earlier that day.
All in all it was a fabulous day at Stoneridge Shopping Center. My husband was even impressed by how classy the mall was! We will most definitely be coming back here for our Holiday shopping!
Thanks to Stoneridge Shopping Center for partnering on this post!