Posts Tagged ‘Los Gatos’

Peggy Fleming

Peggy FlemingHappy Birthday Peggy Fleming, born July 27, 1948 in San Jose.

Ms. Fleming, a figure skater, was the only American to win a gold medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Her energy and unique style left a lasting impression on all who watched her performances, especially the free-skating program.

After the Olympics, she starred in five television specials, toured the U.S. as a special guest star in the Ice Follies ice show, and has been a commentator on figure skating for ABC Sports for over 20 years.

Fleming and her husband, Dr. Greg Jenkins, own and operate Fleming Jenkins Vineyards & Winery in Los Gatos. Profits from a Rosé go towards charities that support breast cancer research; she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. The Fleming Jenkins Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room is located at 45 West Main Street in downtown Los Gatos.

Photo courtesy Peggy Fleming Website

Los Gatos Downtown: Hang Out Like the Millionaires

Recently I heard of Los Gatos being home to millionaires and about its quaint yet chic downtown. The small city nestles between San Jose, Saratoga, Campbell and the Santa Cruz mountains. Downtown is Santa Cruz Avenue and Main Street, which lie near Highway 17.

Los Gatos Downtown

We checked it out on a cloudy Saturday. Many of the buildings retain their Victorian past. The shops, mainly catering to the wealthy residents, include a whole lot of boutiques, “home stuff” places and a good variety of restaurants. There is an Apple store and even a Lamborghini showroom!

Parking is free. You could park on either end of Santa Cruz Avenue and walk the stretch. Thankfully for us, a soon-to-be-closed Sharper Image store gave us the opportunity of a free massage to relax, after hanging around for a few hours there.

If you want to spend a day in leisure, away from the regular fast-paced life, check out Los Gatos Downtown.

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