Best of Lamorinda

Best of 2013 by LamorindaMomsThe Best of Lamorinda 2013 survey is here!

Nearly 200 members submitted nominees and an amazing 775 members voted, a record high. The purpose of this survey is to both recognize great resources within our community and provide a valuable information bank for Lamorinda Moms members as well as our community. Thank you to all who participated in the survey and congratulations to the winners!


Babysitting Resource - Lamorinda Moms Forum
Nanny Resource - Lamorinda Moms Forum
Birthday Entertainer - The Garden Party Company
Birthday Party Location - Home
Children's Birthday Cake - Lovely Little Cakes
Children's Clothing - Baby Gap / Gap Kids
Toy Store - Sweet Dreams & Five Little Monkeys
Dance Class / Lessons - The Ballet School
Gymnastics Class - Encore Gymnastics
Music Class - Music Together
Swim Lessons - Sherman Swim School
Summer Camp - Camp Galileo
Kid's Haircut - Kristine's Kuts for Kids
Playground - Moraga Commons
Walk / Hike with Kids - Lafayette Reservoir
Picnic Spot* - Lafayette Reservoir
Rainy Day Activity - Lindsey Wildlife Museum
Storytime - Lafayette Library
Pre School - Growing Tree Preschool

Food / Drink / Fun

Brunch - Chow
Carryout / Delivery - Patxi's
Family Friendly Dining - Chow
Chinese Food - Uncle Yu's
Pizza - Pizza Antica
Indian Food - Swad
Mexican Food - El Charro
Italian Food - Postino
Japanese Food / Sushi - Blue Gingko
Mediterranean Food - Kabab Burger
Thai Food - Amarin Thai
Desserts - SusieCakes
Seafood - Yankee Pier
Steak - Ruth's Chris
Sandwich Shop - Morucci's Si Mangia Bene
Coffee Shop - La Boulange Bakery
Outdoor Dining - Metro
Romantic Dinner - Postino
Mom's Night Out - Metro
Cocktails* - Metro
Movie Theater - Century 14 Downtown Walnut Creek
Live Music - Orinda Summer Concerts
Live Theater - Town Hall Theatre Company
Pumpkin Patch - Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm
Pictures with Santa - Broadway Plaza

Professional Services 

Dry Cleaners - Sterling Cleaners
Florist - Orchard Nursery & Florist
Grocery Store - Diablo Foods
Party Supplies - Boswell's
Pet Grooming / Sitting - Pet Food Express
Veterinarian - Lafayette Animal Hospital
Caterer - Susan Foord Catering
Photographer - Alicia Cervenka Photography
Plant Nursery - Orchard Nursery & Florist
Housecleaner/Housecleaning Service* - Extreme Clean Company
Realtor* - Karen Richardson Group, Alain Pinel
Architect* - Ward-Young Architecture & Planning
General Conctractor* - J Willis Construction
Handyman* - Luis Ovalle
Landscape Architect/Design* - Garden Lights Landscape Development
Appliance Repair* - Adept Appliance Repair
Appliance Retail* - Friedman's Appliance
Electrician* - Redwood Electric
Plumber* - Volga Plumbing
Hardware Store* - Orchard Supply Hardware
Interior Designer* - Anna Stahl Design & Kelly Scanlon Designs & Found Design


Pediatric Dentist - Aloha Pediatric Dentistry
Adult Dentist* - Matthew T. Herrington, DDS
OB/GYN - Kurt Wharton, MD
Ophthalmologist / Optometrist - Lamorinda Optometry
Dermatologist - Kelly Hood, MD
Chiropractor - Orinda Family Chiropractic & Massage
Pediatrician / Pediatric Office - Lamorinda Pediatrics
Primary Care Physician (Adult)* - Mary Miller, MD
CNM/CPM (Certified Nurse-Midwife/Certified Professional Midwife)* - Laura Warren, Kaiser Permanente
Pregnancy / Maternity / Newborn
Prenatal Yoga Class - Yogaworks
Birth / Parenting Class - John Muir Women's Health Center
Infant Specialty Shop - Day One Center
Lactation Consultant - John Muir Women's Health Center
Sleep Consultant - Day One Center
Maternity Clothing Shop* - Destination Maternity

Pampering and Fitness    

Day Spa - Lavande
Full Service Salon - Cloud 9 Organic Salon
Manicure / Pedicure - Cloud 9 Organic Salon
Gym - Renaissance ClubSport
Fitness Class - Oakwood Athletic Club
Mom & Baby Fitness Class - Baby Boot Camp
Yoga / Pilates Studio - Renaissance ClubSport, Leslie Jergie