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Phaedra

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Reader's Picks


Best Awesome-Sauce Disco Ball Party

Anyone with a highly-energetic toddler knows that kids need to play. Is it possible for the little ones to play, and still learn? The Bay Area Discovery Museum says yes. With a Lookout Cove (where the wizard hat supplies can be found), Imagination Playground, art studios and Tot Spot, it's no wonder you voted it for best birthday party place in Marin County. Located on 7.5 acres at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, the children's museum also offers special birthday packages, with kids' very own Rock N'Roll Dance Party in a "magical musical wonderland," complete with red carpet, disco balls, stage lights and a karaoke stage. Awesome sauce!—L.C.

Best Baby Gift Store

Marin

Heller's for Children

514 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.5533.

Napa

First Place Tie

Freckles

1309 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1201.

Mud Puddles

1443-B Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5925.

Sonoma

Cupcake

641 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.2165.

Honorable Mention

Earth Child

200 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.0940.


Best Toy Store

Marin

A Child's Delight

190 Northgate One Shopping Center, San Rafael. 415.499.0739.

Napa

ToyBVille

1343 Main St., Napa. 707.253.1024.

Sonoma

The Toyworks

531 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.526.2099.

2724 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.576.8609.

6940 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.2003.

Honorable Mention

Earth Child

200 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.0940.


Best Kids Clothing Store

Marin

Kidiniki

800 Redwood Hwy., Frontage Road, Mill Valley. 415.383.3110.

Napa

First Place Tie

Mud Puddles

1443-B Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5925.

4 Kids' Sake

1757 Tanen St., Napa. 707.257.3657.

Sonoma

Cupcake

641 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.2165.

Honorable Mention

Wee Three Children's Store

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


Best Consignment Shop

Marin

Avant Garde

1328 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.485.4497.

Napa

Alice's Consignment Shop

1746 Yajome St., Napa. 707.927.3224.

Sonoma

Sisters

117 W. Napa St., Ste. B, Sonoma. 707.933.8422.

Honorable Mention

Launch

971 Gravenstein Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.3312.


Best Birthday Party Place

Marin

Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415.339.3900.

Napa

The Little Gourmet

1040 Main St., Napa. 707.257.7700.

Sonoma

Snoopy's Home Ice

1667 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.546.7147.

Honorable Mention

Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar

7582 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park. 707.792.1681.

404-A Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.703.4228.


Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Marin

Easy Street Cafe

882 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 415.453.1984.

Napa

The Little Gourmet

1040 Main St., Napa. 707.257.7700.

Sonoma

Velasco's North of the Border

190 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.773.0882.

Honorable Mention

Mary's Pizza Shack

535 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.538.1888.

3084 Marlow Road, Santa Rosa. 707.573.1100.

790 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.829.5800.

101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.3500.


Best Imagination Center

Marin

Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415.339.3900.

Napa

Scientopia Discovery Center

1785 Tanen St., Ste. B, Napa. 707.259.1559.

Sonoma

Children's Museum of Sonoma County

www.cmosc.org

Honorable Mention

Environmental Discovery Center

Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa. 707.539.2865.


Best Kids Sports Venue

Marin

Practical Martial Arts

5768 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera. 415.927.0899.

Napa

Rockzilla

849 Jackson St., Napa. 707.255.1500.

Sonoma

Sports City

921 Piner Road, Santa Rosa. 707.526.2884.

Honorable Mention

Scandia Family Center

5301 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.584.7298.


Best Private School

Marin

Marin Catholic High School

675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield. 415.464.3800.

Napa

Blue Oak School

1436 Polk St., Napa. 707.261.4500.

Sonoma

Summerfield Waldorf

655 Willowside Road, Santa Rosa. 707.575.7194.

Honorable Mention

Sonoma Academy

2500 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.545.1770.


Best Summer Day Camp

Marin

Dance Palace

503 B St., Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Napa

Oxbow Summer Art Camp

530 Third St., Napa. 707.255.6000.

Sonoma

Camp Wa Tam at Howarth Park

630 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3292.

Honorable Mention

Camp Chai

1301 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.528.4222.


Best Pediatrician

Marin

Dr. Fernando Ulloa

711 D St., San Rafael. 415.454.4100.

Napa

Dr. Victoria C. Morgese, Loffler-Barry & Morgese

2160 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.259.0700.

Sonoma

Dr. Mark Sloan, Kaiser Permanente

401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa. 707.571.4000.

Honorable Mention

Dr. Sunjya K. Schweig

616 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.778.3171.


Best Dog Obedience School

Marin

Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato. 415.506.6263.

Napa

Napa Valley

Dog Training Club

68 Coombs St., Napa. 707.253.8666.

Sonoma

Olivet Kennel & Dog Training Resort

2404 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa. 707.542.2066.

Honorable Mention

County-Wide Dog Training Club

887 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa. 707.544.7479.


Best Doggie Daycare

Marin

Alpha Dog

254 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.383.2111.

Napa

First Place Tie

Camp Rawhide

1452 Silverado Trail, Napa. 707.226.6010.

Ruff Dog Daycare & Hotel

49 Enterprise Court, Napa. 707.258.2020.

Sonoma

Camp Bow Wow

2120 Bluebell Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.546.2267.

Honorable Mention

Fit 'n' Furry

860 Lindberg Lane, Petaluma. 707.769.7387.


Best Groomer

Marin

Canine Design

1435 Fourth St., Ste. C, San Rafael. 415.456.4112.

Napa

Scoobi-Doo's Pet Wash

2742 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.226.2727.

Sonoma

Fit 'n' Furry

860 Lindberg Lane, Petaluma. 707.769.7387.

Honorable Mention

Scissorhands

6553 Front St., Forestville. 707.887.0190.


Best Pet Boutique

Marin

Pet Cottage

218 Greenfield Ave., San Anselmo. 415.485.1158.

Napa

Fideaux

1312 Main St., St. Helena. 707.967.9935.

Sonoma

Give Your Dog a Bone

170 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.762.0364.

Honorable Mention

Debbie's Pet Boutique

10333 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor. 707.838.1896.


Best Animal Shelter

Marin

Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato. 415.506.6263.

Napa

Napa County Animal Shelter

942 Hartle Court, Napa. 707.253.4382.

Sonoma

Sonoma Humane Society

5345 Hwy. 12, Santa Rosa. 707.542.0882.

Honorable Mention

Pets Lifeline Animal Shelter

19686 Eighth St., Sonoma. 707.996.4577.


Best Kennel

Marin

Bed & Biscuits

4240 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael. 415.499.0199.

Napa

Wine Country Pet Resort

1199 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa. 707.252.7877.

Sonoma

Olivet Kennel

2404 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa. 707.542.2066.

Honorable Mention

Anderson Acres

531 Hunter Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.588.8494.


Best Feed Store

Marin

First Place Tie

Marin Tack & Feed

1599 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 415.456.2929.

Toby's Feed Barn

11250 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station, 415.663.1223.

Napa

Wilson's Feed & Supply

1700 Yajome St., Napa. 707.252.0316.

Sonoma

Western Farm Center

21 W. Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.0721.

Honorable Mention

Rivertown Feed

200 First St., Petaluma. 707.762.4505.


Best Veterinarian

Marin

Dr. George Walters, Northbay Animal Hospital

4140 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael. 415.499.8387.

Napa

First Place Tie

Dr. Glenn G. Baker, Twin Oaks Veterinary Clinic

1195 Mee Lane, St. Helena. 707.963.4843.

Dr. Larry Miller, Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital

1041 Wine Country Ave., Napa. 707.224.2525.

Sonoma

Dr. Matthew Carter, Central Animal Hospital

203 D St., Petaluma. 707.762.2693.

Honorable Mention

Animal Hospital of Sebastopol

1010 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.823.3250.


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