Simply Smashing: Christmas in July Sale

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by SimplySmashing

Simply Smashing will be closed July 4-7 to celebrate the holiday, but you can get a head start on our Christmas in July Sale! We’ll begin on Friday, July 3, 12pm-9pm, and we’ll continue the savings Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Take 40% off the lion's share of our amazing apparel (seriously, MOST of our fab frocks are marked down). And we’re offering some special savings in the accessories department, too!

Don't delay, daaahlings!

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Historic Building Plaques in Downtown Campbell

Posted on June 30th, 2015 by Sheldon

Here's a little bit of history for your Throwback Thursday via Palazzi Salon's Facebook page. In 2013, a number of historic building plaques were installed courtesy of a grant from the Rotary Club of Campbell. There's five of them in all. You can see a full list of them here:

Did you know that the Palazzi Salon was once home to the Campbell's Country Women's Club? Learn more about this and other historic structures in downtown Campbell!

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Photographer Kimberly Maroon Meets Bob the Cat

Posted on June 30th, 2015 by Sheldon

Boston based photographer, Kimberly Maroon, recently got a chance to visit with the wonderful Bob the Cat of Recycle Bookstore in Downtown Campbell and she wrote and took photos of her experience. She also picked up a book too. Welcome to Campbell Ms. Maroon!

She wrote: At first glance Campbell seems like your regular run-of-the-mill suburb. Strip malls and quiet neighborhoods of two-story homes with backyards. One of my first nights there, I went for a walk downtown looking for dinner and anything to do. Yes! Finally, something that reminded me of my neighborhood…

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Summer Sale at Simply Smashing!

Posted on June 27th, 2015 by SimplySmashing

Enjoy 25-60% off during Simply Smashing's Summer Sale, now through July 3, 2015. Not only are we still rocking the 60% off section but, thrown in with that bargain, take 25% off the lion's share of our distinctive apparel! No joke, most of our fab frocks are marked down and we have some special savings in the accessories department, too.

Please note: Simply Smashing sale policies apply.

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Campbell has lost another icon and Downtown Campbell has lost one of its most supportive boosters from years past when Downtown Campbell was a sleepy avenue that shut down and became a ghost town at 5pm every day. It's hard to believe, but those days are really not that long ago.

Betty Deal, your deeds will be remembered and your passion for improving things for business and the community in Campbell will live on. Thank you for all of your help and steadfast support for all those years. You were there and you will be missed.

The Campbell Chamber has a endearing tribute to Betty here:

There will be a memorial service to celebrate Betty's adventures at Darling Fischer Memorial Chapel in Downtown Campbell on Monday, June 29th at 11:00am.

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Campbell Farmer's Market Wins Best in Silicon Valley 15

Posted on June 20th, 2015 by Sheldon

Once again, the very popular Campbell Farmer's Market took top billing in a best of readers poll. The Farmers' Market that takes place in Downtown Campbell every Sunday from 9am to 1pm was voted as the Best in Silicon Valley 2015 by the readers of the San Jose Mercury News.

Downtown Campbell's year round Farmer's Market is well loved for the community atmosphere and fresh produce grown locally by California Farmers. It's also known for being a great place to people watch and shop for more than just your usual groceries. People come for the craft vendors, live music, coffee, breakfast at one of our restaurants, and for the casual shopping atmosphere.

If you want proof, here's a photo album for you to look through of the Campbell Farmer's Market. Better yet, come on down and enjoy it in person.

This past weekend on June 13th and 14th, Zoe Miller participated in a fundraiser for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer research one cup of lemonade at a time. Her lemonade stand was located outside of Recycle Bookstore for several hours each day. The goal was to raise $400 from the two day event. Her eventual tally totaled up to $1030.82. WOW!

Downtown Campbell salutes your efforts, Zoe!

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Second Saturdays June 2015 Video Capsule

Posted on June 13th, 2015 by Sheldon

Did you miss 2nd Saturdays in Downtown Campbell today? We can't bring it all to you, but there's a 4 minute video capsule of the musical entertainment we had lined up on the Ave today.

You'll want to play it with sound.

  • BiPolar Bears cover Friday I'm in Love by the Cure
  • Pat Nevins does a mean Neil Young
  • P.S. Acoustic Duo gets help with Sweet Caroline

The P.S. Acoustic Duo part starting at 1:35 is a lot of fun.

The Olive Bar: Olive Oil and Balsamic Tasting Events

Posted on June 13th, 2015 by DCBA

In addition to offering a wide variety of extra virgin olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars, and organic virgin coconut oil, The Olive Bar is happy to book a private group tasting event at our store for your next gathering of friends, associates, clients, etc. Learn why extra virgin olive oil is so healthy for us and find out if you like a mild olive oil, a medium bodied one, or the robust like the Europeans! Our experienced staff will share ideas of how to pair olive oil and balsamics, and you can taste the pairing and experiment.

Book a group workshop, bring a few appetizers and some wine, and have a party at our shop - it’s fun! Call the store's manager, Didi, to book one of these events now: 408-370-1901 or

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