Faces of Menlo

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We heard that changes were afoot at Beth Philbin’s jewelry making location, Heart on Your Wrist. For one, the Menalto Corners/Willows neighborhood business now includes a retail shop.

Heart product shot“We launched as an online store and used this space to make the jewelry,” said Beth. “But I always wanted a storefront. And even though we really didn’t have space for it, I decided we should squeeze everything together and make room. I’m glad we did it.”

When we first profiled Beth, we learned she’s been making hand-stamped jewelry for about a decade. Explains her website: “Hand stamped military tags for Dad, personalized mommy jewelry, custom necklaces with names, name rings, letter necklaces, engraved necklaces, monogram jewelry — you name it, and we can make it for you.”

The  retail operation allows them to sell to the many people who pass by, drawn to the Menalto Corners’ cluster of services as well as Cafe Zoe.

When they stop by, they can see Beth’s newest jewelry line which incorporates a person’s handwritten note. “We get a little bit of everything,” explains Beth. “Kids notes to parents. Love notes from couples.

“Incorporating handwriting in jewelry is something I’ve been thinking about for five years. We’re pleased that it seems to be meeting a need.”

Photos by Irene Searles

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Local author Herschel Cobb to speak at Menlo Park Library on Nov. 1

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Local author Herschel Cobb will talk about his book, Heart of a Tiger: Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb, during a free program to be presented by the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, November 1. Ty Cobb, “The Georgia Peach,” played 22 years as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, setting set 90 Major […]

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Fleet Feet Menlo Park training group celebrate finishing Nike Women’s Half Marathon

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Menlo Park women shine at Nike Women’s Half Marathon today

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It was amber, which she imported from her native Poland, that led Graciana Boutique owner Diana Ferrari to the world of fashion and jewelry. “I was living on the East Coast when I came to visit my brother in San Francisco,” she recalls. “The weather was gorgeous in December and I moved West. For many […]

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Peter Draeger talks about the family grocery business – and his participation in Walk to Cure Diabetes

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Ask Peter Draeger about his involvement in the three-generation family business, Draeger’s Market, and he’ll admit to surprise at his current role. “I always figured my older brothers would go into the business, that there wouldn’t be a place for me,” he said. “I majored in finance at Santa Clara and went into banking after […]

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Naomi Zamir displays quilts at Café Zoë to raise awareness about the Day Worker Center of Mountain View

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After graduating from Menlo-Atherton High School, Brittany Margot went on to Stanford University where she majored in human biology. In her senior year she chose to do The Senior Reflection, a three-quarter course  in which life science majors undertake an “in-depth creative project that joins a compelling scientific subject with a passion for the arts.” “TSR […]

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SLAC Director Emeritus and Nobelist Burton Richter to receive National Medal of Science

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President Obama Friday (Oct. 3) named former SLAC Director and Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter as one of 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science, and also named eight recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The two awards are the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of […]

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Local author Nick Taylor, aka T. T. Monday, to speak at Menlo Park Library on Oct. 4

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Local author Nick Taylor, who also writes under the pen name T.T. Monday, will talk about his work during a free program to be presented by the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, October 4, at 11:00 am at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street. Nick, a Menlo Park resident,  is the […]

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