These notable launches (and relaunches) are shaking things up in the Bay Area.
The Deux Cranes Los Gatos shop will be open Tuesday through Saturday.
Chocoholics, be warned: Luxury brand Deux Cranes is coming to the Bay Area and bringing its signature flavors. The new location will offer a limited-edition Deux Cranes bento box, packed with bars, bonbons and more, only available instore during the summer, then later online during the cooler months. “Los Gatos is such a small, tight-knit community with the most supportive and wonderful people,” says founder Michiko Marron-Kibbey. “I’ve loved getting to meet customers face-to-face in the shop and feel so lucky to be able to be here.” 15531 Union Ave., Los Gatos
A rebranding has transformed the former Garden Court Hotel into the el PRADO. Maintaining beloved elements of its predecessor, the new hotel is introducing a plethora of updates and fresh experiences. A new color palette inspired by Spanish architecture and contemporary design as well as the new two-floor glass solarium are just some of the changes el PRADO has in store. The renovation creates a revitalized space where guests can work, meet and relax without ever having to step off the property. 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto
The team behind Australian winery Penfolds has been exploring the soils of California for the past 20 years. That’s all come to fruition with the release of The California Collection, a selection of four new distinctly West Coast wines. “Curiosity will continue as future vintages roll around, and the exploration of multiregional, regional, subregional and single-vineyard wines will undoubtedly come into play,” says Stephanie Dutton, a senior winemaker at Penfolds. “Continuing to nurture our literal and figurative roots in California, establishing a home and building community ties will be important.” The California Collection features a robust cabernet sauvignon as well as an electrifying cabernet shiraz.
Golf resort CordeValle has finally reopened and announced the lineup for the iconic Wine Dinners, much to the delight of locals. The Wine Dinners are not the only thing CordeValle has in store, though. “We have also completed a renovation to the key aspects of our world-renowned golf course, which has returned to its original specifications and is just as good, if not better, than when we first opened in 1999,” says managing director Luca Rutigliano. The reopening marks the beginning of a new era for the spot, which has also welcomed a new executive chef and has room renovations on the horizon. 1 Cordevalle Club Drive, San Martin
Post-pandemic life is in full swing, and thankfully, two-Michelin-starred restaurant Baumé is reopening its doors—and the Bay Area is buzzing with excitement. The menu, though limited for the time being, features two stellar multicourse tasting selections: a delectable pescatarian option and a robust wagyu beef experience. The substantial wine list pairs French wines perfectly with each tasting menu, and limited-capacity protocols make for an even more intimate dining experience. Finish off your meal on a high note with the strawberry chocolate macaron. Sweet! 201 California Ave., Palo Alto
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Revea Skincare is planting roots in San Francisco, making its unique skincare solutions easily accessible to Bay Area residents. Using bioinformatics and various dermatological ingredients, Revea can create custom products with a baseline of 3,000 different formulations. Revea’s founders completed one of the largest skin physiology studies in order to gather a plethora of data that facilitated the creation of their signature formulas. The opening of the brand’s San Francisco storefront will offer bespoke products to the community at large in a supersleek shop. 2167 Union St., San Francisco
Photography by: EL PRADO PHOTO COURTESY OF GARDEN COURT HOTEL; DEUX CRANES PHOTO BY KRISTEN LOKEN/COURTESY OF BRAND; PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS