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Alice Waters to visit Palo Alto

Uploaded: Feb 25, 2016
Alice Waters is coming to Palo Alto. And no, it’s not to open a restaurant. (Wishful thinking.)

The Chez Panisse owner and California cuisine pioneer will be at upscale retail store Shinola, of all places, to give a reading on Thursday, March 3. Shinola, a Detroit-born company, is having Waters at its new downtown Palo Alto location to celebrate the installation of "One Grand."

One Grand is a bookstore in Narrowsburg, New York, where all the books have been chosen by authors, artists, actresses and other creative minds in response to the question, "If you were stranded on a desert island, which ten books could you not do without?" (Read more about One Grand in this New York Times Magazine piece, A Bookshop Where Everything is Recommended.)

Shinola has an ongoing partnership with One Grand at select stores, which otherwise sell luxury watches, leather goods and bicycles, a Shinola representative said. The curated bookstores provide customers with "a window into the minds of some of the world’s most engaging people," an event description reads.

Waters shared her top 10 reading picks with T Magazine in 2015. (They included "The French Menu Cookbook," "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal" and "And the Pursuit of Happiness" by Maira Kalman, among others.)

Shinola said they don’t know what Waters will be reading from next week.

The Palo Alto event will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Shinola Palo Alto, 261 Hamilton Ave. To RSVP email RSVP_PA@shinola.com.

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Posted by Laura Stec, a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge,
on Feb 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Thanks Elena. Readers if you are interested in what local schools are doing to bring fresh produce and "edible classrooms" to our children - please read this week at The Food Party! Web Link Mountain View has a terrific program in the works.


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Posted by MPer , a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown,
on Feb 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm

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Posted by local sustainable excellence, a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest,
on Feb 26, 2016 at 2:46 pm

to support a company from Michigan?

Don't forget local businesses! One could always start with an original: Flea Street Cafe....

;)


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Posted by Shinola is not all that it seems, a resident of Downtown North,
on Feb 29, 2016 at 1:27 pm

The greatness of Alice Waters aside, I would highly suggest readers and consumers dig a little deeper into the actual story behind Shinola. All is not as it seems for a company that is trying to make bank on being "made in Detroit." A colleague of mine was doing watch research for a gift for her husband and found out they were not so altruistic. The founders researched what city in the US they could choose as a base to make the largest profit. Everyone wants to support Detroit.

Web Link


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Posted by Mr.Recycle, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis,
on Feb 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

@Shinola is not all that it seems, - You should let the people they employ in Detroit know that you don't approve of their jobs because the motivation wasn't fully altrustic.



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