Bunnies and Bonnets Parade Applications Open on February 10th

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by sheldon

Hi everyone, thanks to everyone who have been asking us about joining our Bunnies and Bonnets Parade later this year. It will be our 21st annual running of this (not so small) community parade and we'd love to have your group join us!

This year we will only be taking applications for the parade online. We will start taking applications online starting on Sunday, February 10th and keep the application period open until Sunday, March 10th. We'll inform all applicants of their status for the parade via email on or before March 15th.

Please return to downtowncampbell.com on or after February 10th to apply for this year's parade.


Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Luckily gift shopping is easy at Redemption with options for your lover, bestie or family; and as always all California made.

We've rounded up a few of our favorite gift options and would love to help you find the perfect gift for your loved one!

Dango Wallets are always a favorite, boasting RFID secured compartments, a multi-tool addition, and lightweight and sleek design. Dango wallets are locally manufactured in Santa Clara

Craftsman Soap Co. offers the best in grooming and beard care for your fella, with natural ingredients and subtle scents. Treat your guy with clean body care!

One of the shops best-sellers since we opened, Ginger June scents are non-toxic, organic and they all smell so good. You can't go wrong with a good perfume! Best of all they're under $40 and hand crafted in Santa Cruz!

Last but not least, Hide & Stone Jewelry is perfect for gifting! Choose the gemstone that best represents the recipient and the rest is ready to go, 14k gold fill chains are hypo-allergenic and tarnish resistant and they're packaged on a gold letter-pressed display card!

Candles are BOGO 50% in February

For the entire month of February, we're offering a sweet deal on ANY of our candles. Buy one candle and get the second one at 50% off. Just mention that you saw our "Deal of the Month" to get the discount.

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Farewell to Moonfyre Metaphysical

Posted on January 31st, 2019 by sheldon

If you haven't heard, RockieArambula, the owner of MoonfyreMetaphysical has brain cancer and had to close her store of 16 years in Downtown Campbell. Of all of the ways for us to lose a business, this way has to be the worst. When you're around small businesses, you say a lot of goodbyes because things don't work out and businesses close. That's bad enough, but even worse is when you see healthy businesses close because the owner became ill or went through a major life event.

MoonfyreMetaphysical had been a cornerstone of the Downtown Campbell community for most of its 16 years here. They were especially engaged in their earlier days when Downtown Campbell was a struggling retail district that barely resembled what it is today. Before Moonfyremoved in, their space had turned over numerous times in the years before and even as Moonfyreyear after year, ALL of the businesses around it came and went and came and went again.

About an hour before the door at 401 E. Campbell Ave would close as MoonfyreMetaphysical for the last time, I stopped in to thank Rockie'sdaughter Kayleighfor Moonfyrebeing a part of our community for so long and for the role that the store played in helping Downtown Campbell get to where it is now. Kayleigh'svoice broke a little when she recalled how nobody wanted her mom to open the store and everyone thought she was crazy for pursuing her dream of having her own shop. "This little space has been so good to us for 16 years. I just hope that it'll be just as good to whoever gets it next."

We don't know what's next for the old Moonfyreshop, but we do know what's next for Rockieis a lot of cancer treatment that is hopefully followed by many years of slow recovery. What's next for Rockieand her family are a lot of difficult choices and unexpected expenses that would have been a strain to cover as the owner of a humble retail shop and will be even harder to cover as the former owner of a humble retail shop.

Most people who start businesses like Moonfyredo so because it's their passion, not because it's the best way for them to maximize their income. If something should happen and they're suddenly unable to continue, there is no soft landing. Rockieisn't able to go on disability and collect a paycheck while figuring out how to navigate her new normal and there's no such thing as severance pay, vacation payouts, or unemployment benefits for a small business owner.

One day you are the driving force behind one of the longest running retail shops in a thriving downtown and without warning, that is taken away from you. You're left with nothing all while you're working to regain your speech after having brain surgery.

This is the reality that our friend Rockieand her family are facing today. A GoFundMe pagehas been setup for Rockieto help her. If you can contribute a little...Read More


The Olive Bar is giving big discounts on their Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oils throughout the month of December!

Santa Maria Organic Coconut Oil

  • 40% Off 32oz jar
  • 30% Off 17oz jar
  • 20% Off 8oz jar

Extra Virgin Olive Oils (All Flavors)


Dragonwell (Long Jing) Tea

Posted on January 5th, 2019 by Steepers

There's so much to learn about tea. I've always know that there are different grades of some teas. Dragonwell (Long Jing) is a good example. This is a green tea produced mainly by hand and pan roasted and comes from around Longjing Village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Authentic Dragonwell is said to come from the West Lake area. Care should be taken because teas sold as Dragonwell are not always authentic.

There are 6 recognized grades of this tea. To put this in perspective, I could sell a 2oz bag of this tea from $20 to $325! The emerging wealth of the Chinese enables the them to snap up the rare teas. The best leaves are plucked before the rains in April.

Dragonwell is considered fit for an Emperor

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Have you submitted your nomination for Citizen & Business of the Year? If you know a person or business that has gone above and beyond to help Campbell and the community, let us know about them!

Nomination forms are due to the Chamber on Thursday, January 10th at 5pm.

Forms can be found at the links below:

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