Shop Talk: ShopTalk

Publication Date: Wednesday Apr 8, 1998

Shop Talk: ShopTalk

BEST OF ALL BUNNIES . . . Whatever your bunny style, Best Of All Worlds has bunnies to match it, along with bright and springy napkins, pottery and glassware. These cream colored porcelain bunnies are 7 inches tall, trimmed in pale green and carry a porcelain egg in a bunny backpack. Each bunny is $17. Each egg is $5. If cartoon bunnies suit you better, these pink-and-white, long-eared, smiling bunnies are really candles that will fit any standard candle holder. The candles are 9 inches tall and are $16 a pair. The painted wooden candle holders are 5 inches and 4 inches tall and are $8 each. These eggs on pedestals are also candles and are decorated a la Alice in Wonderland, but in bold earthy colors: orange, olive, deep blue and red. Each candle is 4 inches tall and is $6. Best Of All Worlds is at Stanford Shopping Center, near PhotoTime and Tiffany & Co.

SPEAKING OF TIFFANY . . . Birdhouse people, and you know who you are, should definitely check out the windows at Tiffany & Co. Tiffany blue birdhouses, made from those wonderful Tiffany blue gift boxes, hang from white satin ribbons. There's a Tiffany townhouse, a Tiffany triplex, even a Tiffany castle. One of the Tiffany blue bird eggs has hatched to reveal a tiny golden chick. It's a brooch of 18 karat gold with a tiny emerald for an eye. For $1,500 it could show up in your Easter basket! Look carefully at the twiggy nest and you'll see a platinum-and-diamond butterfly perched there. It is also a brooch set with 1.06 karat weight of diamonds. The butterfly is $5,000, and matching earrings are available.

MOOD MUSIC . . . Stanford Shopping Center is sponsoring a fund-raiser, Prelude To Spring, for the California Youth Symphony on Saturday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Symphony members will perform a music marathon in the center's four covered malls. The 70-member symphony will perform together in the Pavilion at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. and under the direction of conductor Leo Eylar. Donations will be accepted throughout the day at the CYS table in the Pavilion. Stanford Shopping Center will provide a special gift to anyone who makes a donation of $50. The California Youth Symphony, based in Palo Alto, is the state's first independent youth orchestra and one of the world's premier youth orchestras. Founded in 1952, CYS has performed in 11 international tours and won the 1994 International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna. Prelude to Spring is free and open to the public.

BOOK SIGNING . . . Liz Tilberis, editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar, is also the author of "No Time To Die," an autobiography chronicling her fight against ovarian cancer. A cocktail reception for Tilberis and a book sale and signing will be held Tuesday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bloomingdale's at Stanford Shopping Center. Bloomingdale's will donate all proceeds from the book sales to The Ovarian Research Fund Inc. The event is by reservation only. Call 463-2214.

--Dona van Bronkhorst

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