Ladera Country Shopper

The 556-pound pumpkin that Bianchini’s entered into a pumpkin contest (but didn’t win!) is on display outside the store’s Ladera Country Shopper location. Someone had whimsically placed a mini pumpkin on top of it!

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2015

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Reception for 10 Menlo Art League artists on at Allegro Framing on Aug. 5

Allegro Framing at the Ladera Country Shopper will be showcasing the work of 10 Menlo Art League artists from Aug. 4 to 31. The public is invited to a a reception for the artists, which will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Exhibiting artists are: Beverly Balanis, Myrtle Carey, Betty […]

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Portola Kitchen brings new rustic Italian menu and sophisticated vibe to Ladera Country Shopper

One of the best-kept secrets for those who live in west Menlo Park is how pleasant it is to dine outside during the summer at Ladera Country Shopper on Alpine Road. The dining scene has evolved there over the past couple of years with a Lobster Shack opening in the space once occupied by a […]

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More Christmas festivities happening around Menlo

The Ladera Country Shopper in the unincorporated area  of Menlo Park held festivities today with a decidedly, well, country bent. The Portola Valley-based bluegrass band Windy Hill was on hand to provide music, and cowboy artist Christina Holmes was spotted painting kids’ faces. Of course, Santa was there too, perched not on some fancy chair, […]

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Ladera: A bit of Menlo, a bit of Portola Valley

Long time Menlo residents probably think of the Ladera neighborhood and the Ladera Country Shopper as part of Menlo Park. Never literally part of Menlo – it’s always been unincorporated county of San Mateo – but Menlo by name. That changed some years ago, according Juan Navarro (pictured) – who’s owned Ladera Garden and Gifts […]

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