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03.17.10

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Phaedra

Romance

Reader's Picks


Best Place for Singles to Meet

Marin

19 Broadway Niteclub

19 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 415.485.0375.

Napa

Downtown Joe's

902 Main St., Napa. 707.258.2337.

Sonoma

Hopmonk tavern

230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol.

707.829.7300.

Honorable Mention Tie

McNear's Mystic Theatre

23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

707.765.2121.

Gale's Central Club

106 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

707.763.0118.


Best Chocolatier

Marin

Chocolate Delights

876 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.,

San Anselmo. 415.454.3315.

Napa

Woodhouse Chocolate

1367 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.8413.

Sonoma

Viva Cocolat

110 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

707.778.9888.

Honorable Mention

Sonoma Chocolatiers

6988 McKinley St., Sebastopol.

707.829.1181.


Best Flower Shop

Marin

Rafael Florist

831 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.4711.

Napa

First Place Tie

Tesoro

649 Main St., St. Helena.

707.963.5803.

Calistoga Florist & Gifts

1458 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

707.942.5200.

Sonoma

Chalet Florist

311 Washington St., Petaluma. 707.762.7373.

Honorable Mention

Stems

864 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

707.546.7522.


Best Romantic Dinner

Marin

The Tavern at Lark Creek Inn

234 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 415.924.7766.

Napa

Tra Vigne restaurant

1050 Charter Oak Ave., St. Helena. 707.963.4444.

Sonoma

Mosaic Restaurant

6675 Front St., Forestville. 707.887.7503.

Honorable Mention

Farmhouse Inn

7871 River Road, Forestville. 707.887.3300.


Best Staycation

Marin

Cavallo Point

601 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 415.339.4767.

Napa

Villagio Inn & Spa

6481 Washington St., Yountville.

707.944.8877.

Sonoma

Inn at the Tides

800 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay. 707.875.2751.

Honorable Mention

Farmhouse Inn

7871 River Road, Forestville.

707.887.3300.


Best Boutique Hotel

Marin

Acqua Hotel

555 Redwood Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.380.0400.

Napa

Mount View Hotel & Spa

1457 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

707.942.9817.

Sonoma

Hotel La Rose

308 Wilson St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.3200.

Honorable Mention

Hotel Healdsburg

25 Matheson St., Healdsburg.

707.431.2800.


Best Couples Spa

Marin

EVO Spa

216 Strawberry Village, Mill Valley.

415.383.3223.

Napa

Calistoga Massage Center

1219 Washington St., Calistoga.

707.942.6193.

Sonoma

Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

209 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone.

707.823.8231.

Honorable Mention

Mermaids Spa

115 S. Main St., Sebastopol.

707.823.3535.


Best Lingerie Shop

Marin

Pleasures of the Heart

1310 Fourth St., San Rafael.

415.482.9899.

Napa

Pleasures Unlimited

1424 Second St., Napa.

707.226.2666.

Sonoma

Sensuality Shoppe

2371-A Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.829.3999.

Honorable Mention

Ma Cherie Et Moi

2332 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa.

707.573.1103.


Best Erotica Store

Marin

Pleasures of the Heart

1310 Fourth St., San Rafael.

415.482.9899.

Napa

Pleasures Unlimited

1424 Second St., Napa.

707.226.2666.

Sonoma

Sensuality Shoppe

2371-A Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.829.3999.

Honorable Mention

Spice

6597 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park.

707.588.0525.


Best Wedding Planner

Marin

Green Girl Events

www.greengirlevents.com

Napa

Kathy Higgins

2 Laurel Lane, Napa.

707.259.0434.

Sonoma

Clementine Eco-Events

101 Margo Lane, Petaluma.

707.290.6723.

Honorable Mention

Jess Flood

707.592.7973.

www.jessflood.com


Best Bridal Salon

Marin

Milvali

3 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.

415.388.0988.

Napa

Calistoga Massage Center

1219 Washington St., Calistoga.

707.942.6193.

Sonoma

The Powder Room

2560 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.537.7968.

Honorable Mention

Brides 'n Maids

621 College Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.545.2772.


Best Wedding Reception Venue

Marin

Deer Park Villa

367 Bolinas Road, Bolinas. 415.456.8084.

Napa

Hans Fahden Wineries

4855 Petrified Forest Road, Calistoga.

707.942.6760.

Sonoma

Paradise Ridge Winery

4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive,

Santa Rosa.707.528.9463.

Honorable Mention

Trentadue Winery

19170 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville.

707.433.3104.


Best Railroad Track Romance

The best way to experience Tra Vigne is to park a few blocks away, walk over the creek bridge and along the railroad tracks to the restaurant. After that, it's through the front door and into a completely different, far more beautiful world, giving it your vote for Napa County's best romantic dinner. The high-ceilinged dining area focuses on a lovely Old World bar, perfect for sitting at a table for two looking out over the courtyard and into each other's eyes. Butternut squash ravioli for the vegetarian, New York steak in a Cabernet Sauvignon sauce for the meat-eater, chocolate tiramisu for both before the warmest, loveliest walk back to the car.—G.M.


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