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03.23.11


Best Place to Bathe in Cedar

Imagine escaping to a world where stress no longer exists, where an authentic Kyoto-style Japanese garden is built on a six-acre site, therapeutic enzyme baths beautify the skin and full body massages enhance well-being. That world does exist, and it's at the Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, your pick for Best Couples Spa in Sonoma County.

Osmosis is the only spa in the United States to offer the experience of a detoxifying cedar enzyme bath. "It is an incomparable relaxing experience," says Michael Stusser, Osmosis founder. "It is why we have had over 200,000 visitors."

The enzyme treatment is just one of many holistic services Osmosis offers, providing guests with increased sanctuary. "Osmosis is made up of an incredible community of people," says Stusser. "We have a deep sense of commitment and we're in it for the spirit and the wonder of creating sacred time and sacred space."—M.S.


Best Place for Singles to Meet

Marin

Downtown San Rafael Farmers Market

Fourth Street, San Rafael. 415.492.8007.

Napa

First Place Tie

Morimoto Napa

610 Main St., Napa. 707.252.1600.

Downtown Joe's Brewery & Restaurant

902 Main St., Napa. 707.258.2337.

Sonoma

Christy's on the Square

96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. 707.528.8565.

Honorable Mention

Jackson's Bar & Oven

135 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.6900.


Best Flower Shop

Marin

San Rafael Florist

831 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.4711.

Napa

Beau Fleurs

1508 Silverado Trail, Napa. 707.224.7993.

Sonoma

Stems Floral Design

864 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.546.7522.

Honorable Mention

Dragonfly Farms

425 Westside Road, Healdsburg.

707.433.3739.


Best Romantic Dinner

Marin

Nick's Cove

23240 Hwy. 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033.

Napa

First Place Tie

Bottega Napa Valley

6525 Washington St., Yountville. 707.945.1050.

Tra Vigne

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

Sonoma

The Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

7871 River Road, Forestville. 707.887.3300.

Honorable Mention

Ca' Bianca Ristorante

835 Second St., Santa Rosa.

707.542.5800.


Best Staycation

Marin

Nick's Cove & Cottages

23240 Hwy. 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033.

Napa

Solage Calistoga

755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga. 707.226.0800.

Sonoma

Kenwood Inn & Spa

10400 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood. 707.833.1293.

Honorable Mention

Jenner Inn & Cottages

10400 Hwy. 1, Jenner. 707.865.2377.


Best Boutique Hotel

Marin

Nick's Cove & Cottages

23240 Hwy. 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033.

Napa

First Place Tie

Wine Country Inn & Gardens

1152 Lodi Lane, St. Helena. 707.963.7077.

Oak Knoll Inn

2200 E. Oak Knoll Ave., Napa. 707.255.2200.

Sonoma

The Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

7871 River Road, Forestville. 707.887.3300.

Honorable Mention

Metro Hotel & Cafe

508 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma. 707.773.4900.


Best Couples Spa

Marin

EVO Spa

800 Redwood Hwy., Frontage Road, Ste. 216, Mill Valley. 415.383.3223.

Napa

Spa Solage

755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga. 707.226.0820.

Sonoma

Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

209 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone. 707.823.8231.

Honorable Mention

Mermaid's Spa

115 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.3535.


Best Lingerie Shop

Marin

Chadwick's of London

526 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.721.7119.

9 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.7704.

Napa

Calla Lily Fine Linens

1222 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.8188.

Sonoma

Sensuality Shoppe

www.sensualityshoppe.com

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

www.sensualityshoppe.com

Honorable Mention

Spice

6597 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park. 707.588.0525.


Best Wedding Planner

Napa

Sasha Souza Events

609 Cabot Way, Napa. 707.253.8160.

Sonoma

Jess Flood Event Design

www.jessflood.com

Honorable Mention

Cirkl Productions

3201-A Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.544.3695.


Best Bridal Salon

Marin

Milvali

3 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.0988.

Napa

Anna's Bridal Boutique

1014 Clinton St., Napa. 707.257.6135.

Sonoma

The Powder Room

2560 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.537.7968.

Honorable Mention Tie

Starlet Bridal

718 Village Court, Santa Rosa.

707.544.0334.

Wine Country Bride

3201-A Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.544.3695.


Best Wedding Reception Venue

Marin

First Place Tie

Falkirk Cultural Center

1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 415.485.3328.

Marin Art & Garden Center

30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross.

415.454.1301.

Napa

Beaulieu Garden

www.beaulieugarden.com

Sonoma

Vine Hill House

3601 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol. 707.823.8590.

Honorable Mention

Paradise Ridge Winery

4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.528.9463.






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