February 20, 2018

    You may have noticed a colorful, fun, new look and feel on our website, in our boutiques, on social media, in our mailers, emails, and at chicos.com. It’s our biggest—and boldest—statement yet.

    As part of our new look, we’ll be shouting what’s special about our brand, which is not only that we have great style and amazing service, but also that we celebrate fun and fabulously stylish women, no matter their age.

    We’re asking women everywhere to not only grow older, but to grow bolder—right along with us.

    Watch some of our favorite women behaving boldly.

    Take the How Bold Are You?™ Challenge

    Do you color outside the lines? Wear what you want? Grow bolder every year? Go to chicos.com/HowBoldAreYou to join us in celebrating bold women of all ages. (Bonus: You’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Chico’s Gift Card!)

    See the original blog post at πŸ‘‰πŸ»  https://insidechic.chicos.com/whats-new/how-bold-are-you/

  • Mint Chocolate Avocado Mousse

    Think outside the box with avocados – they can be used for other than making guacamole! Try putting avocados in your egg or chicken salad, spread it on toast, bake an egg in it, and even try it in your dessert.

    Did you know that when you blend an avocado, it has the perfect creaminess to be made into a mousse? I tried it, and it was decadent and delicious! Not to mention you’re getting the health benefits of the avocado as well. Avocados are loaded with fiber, heart healthy monounsaturated fats, and potassium. Enjoy a treat while nourishing your body for the holidays!

    Mint Chocolate Avocado Mousse

    Serves: 4

    • 1 Mint chocolate bar
    • ¼ Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 4 Very ripe avocados
    • ½ Cup agave nectar
    • ½ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/3 Cup almond milk
    • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • Candy cane pieces, garnish


    1. Place the chocolate chips and mint chocolate bar in a double broiler, or a small bowl over a saucepan filled with about 2 inches boiling water.
    2. Stir the chocolate until it’s melted and smooth.
    3. Place the melted chocolate, avocados, agave, cocoa powder, almond milk, vanilla extract, and salt into a large bowl.
    4. Using a hand held mixer, blend with your mixer until smooth and creamy (make sure there are no chunks of avocado).
    5. Serve mousse in individual bowls or glasses and garnish with candy cane pieces  (I used a piping bag to pipe the mousse into glasses)
    6. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Note: this recipe can be prepared one day in advance.
    7. Enjoy!

    – From Pure Barre enthusiast, Gabrielle Terzano, client at Pure Barre South Jersey, NJ – Haddonfield.  

    Read more! πŸ‘‰πŸ»purebarre.com

  • Pets with Santa at Bel Aire Plaza

    Visit Heritage Eats on Saturday, December 16 from 12pm-4pm for Pet Photos with Santa, and support the local Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch while doing so! 

    The event will be hosted on the Heritage Eats Patio. 

    Please call 707-226-3287 with any inquiries in advance.

  • Santa is Coming to Bel Aire Plaza Napa

    Ready for Santa this year? HO HO HO!

    We will be on the patio at Heritage Eats. Come by on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10 from 12noon - 4pm for facepainting, balloon artists, Christmas caroling and more!

    Remember your camera!

  • The Q Loves Napa

    The Bucket is on us for all Napa & Sonoma first responders!

    Just call by the end of the day Monday so we can be sure to have ample supply. In addition, the will donate 20% of all purchases on the 24th to the Napa Disaster Relief Fund.


    Event date: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 3:30pm Featured Book:"The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding" & "Click’d: Book 1"

    Napa - Enjoy a meet and greet with this dynamic duo! Bracken’s latest follows a teenager from a powerful family who’s inhabited by a foul-mouthed demon (thanks to a fickle ancestor!). In Stone’s book, Click’d, the main character’s app goes viral in her middle school and she has to consider the ethical implications of the data she's collecting on her classmates.

    Event Location: Napa Store 3740 Bel Aire Plaza Napa, CA 94558

    The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (Hardcover)

    By Alexandra Bracken$16.99 ISBN: 9781484778173 Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability. Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 5th, 2017

    Click'd, Book 1 Click'd (Hardcover)

    By Tamara Ireland Stone $16.99 ISBN: 9781484784976 Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability. Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 5th, 2017

  • Do I Need to Detox? Causes and Signs that It’s Time

    In a prior post, we introduced the idea of detoxing for better skin health. While most of us already know when we’ve been “overdoing” it in some form, this list can serve as a key to help determine if you need a detox:

    • White or yellow coated tongue and/or bad breath
    • Congested/uneven, enlarged pores, blackheads, or pustules
    • Increased belly fat
    • Abdominal bloating
    • Inability to lose weight
    • Acne, rosacea, itchy skin, extreme dryness, skin feels rough, bumpy and/or uneven skin
    • Fatigue
    • Waking up tired regardless of how many hours you slept
    • Moodiness
    • Lower immune system
    • Frequent Headaches
    • Chemical sensitivity
    • Insomnia
    • Under constant stress
    • Carbohydrate and sugar cravings
    • Needing caffeine for energy, not being able to start the day without it
    • Constipation
    • Dull, ruddy appearance of skin
    • Keratinized skin build-up (dead skin cells, scaly, rough)
    • You, or someone you spent a lot of time with, are a smoker
    • You are outdoors often
    • You travel often
    • Seasonal changes
    • Using products that contain “cones”
    • Itchy, excessively dry skin
    • Overproduction of oil

      Read more! πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.sumbody.com

    Go light, airy and ultra easy with your indoor greenery using just about anything, from candle lanterns to terrariums. Air plants are a breeze to care for when you’ve got a consistent watering schedule (ie: a 20-minute soak every 3 – 4 weeks), not to mention they’re available in stunning colors (even pink!). They key to making the Tillandsia sing as a home decor statement is to explore all the different sizes and textures, then group them together for a one-of-a-kind botanical bouquet.

    I love the stunning black-tipped spikes of a Tillandsia stricta and the breezy draping of Spanish moss (did I mention that when well taken care of, they flower as well?). Let’s explore adding these beauties to every room of the house in the name of DIY and the pursuit of botanical bliss. These four fresh decor updates are going to change your home in just one day!

    Read the rest at www.worldmarket.com/blog/air-4-diy-ways-style-air-plants/

  • How I Created a Boho-Chic Balcony

    Keyma is a lifestyle-blogger and full-time educator living in LA. She writes about fashion, beauty, health, and travel on her blog Style Weekender.

    Hello there, Loves.

    For today's post, I'm sharing with you my newly decorated balcony, in partnership with Orchard Supply Hardware. I have been itching to decorate my balcony and since summer is in full effect, I knew I had to do it now. I just returned from my vacation (Tulum) two days ago and I was so inspired by all the textures, fabrics, and contrast I saw in Tulum. Immediately upon returning I went directly to my local Orchard store to shop the items I knew would be perfect for my balcony decor.

    I started off my week one happy gal, skipping the vacation blues, and enjoying my newly decorated space. Nothing serves more bliss to my life than the comfort and chicness of my home, my happy space. Walk with me as I share how I decorated this chic, mexican-moroccan-boho vibe city balcony.

    Read the rest over at http://blog.osh.com/creating-boho-chic-balcony/


    It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end. Hopefully, you’ve been soaking up the sun all season long, but if you’re still looking for ways to make the most of your summer before it ends, check out our end-of-summer bucket list below.

    • Head to the beach one last time (a river or lake trip also works!)
    • Treat yourself to ice cream and splurge for that extra scoop
    • Take a mini-road trip with your besties
    • Get all your gals together for brunch
    • Visit a farmer’s market and buy your favorite fruit
    • Capture the perfect Instagram pic on a giant pool float
    • Watch the sunset with a glass of rosé in hand
    • Get one last summer pedi in the brightest summer shade you can find
    • Spend an afternoon outdoors with a great book
    • Take a trip to the zoo
    • Go on a Segway tour
    • DIY your own flower crown
    • Buy matching sunglasses for you and your bestie
    • Have a picnic with all of your favorite foods
    • Binge-watch that show on Netflix you’ve been trying to catch up on
    • Try making that Pinterest recipe you’ve been too scared to attempt

    Which of these do you still need to check off your list before summer ends?


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