Category Archive: [SPOTTED] Bay Area & California

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Crimson Horticultural Rarities

A delightful little spot located in Temescal Alley full of gorgeous gift items and small plant arrangements. You can literally circle the place in a matter of seconds, but you’ll end up staying… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Oakland Surf Club

I was strolling around Old Oakland last Friday for the farmer’s market when a local told me about  this surf shop in nearby Chinatown. I had to check out. First thing I expected… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Marisa Haskell

I’ve admired Marisa Haskell’s pieces since I first visited Temescal Alley a few months ago, then even more so as I’ve seen them featured at some of my favorite boutiques in SF. Her… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Berkeley / Castle in the Air

This place is like a fairy tale come true with darling little creatures and treasures peeking out from all over. I could’ve spent hours admiring and trying to capture all the details of… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Berkeley / Comal

I have such great memories of my trip to Oaxaca and all the amazing markets and restaurants I visited. I especially remember LOTS of mole and mezcal tastings throughout this region. It was,… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Umami Mart

Visiting Umami Mart seriously makes me want to replace my kitchenware and switch all my barware to gold. I’m always on the hunt for simple, unique and well-designed products and this shop carries… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Crown Nine

I recently stumbled upon jewelry designer Kate Ellen’s boutique as I was exploring Old Oakland. A pretty sign with a crown caught my eye and led me down a quaint alley into this… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Sausalito / Fish.

A quick hop across the Golden Gate Bridge along the beautiful Sausalito waterfront is Fish.—my favorite outdoor dining spot. All the dishes are super fresh and flavorful using sustainable fish and seafood +… Continue reading

Spotted / California / Pescadero / Pie Ranch

It’s a hard to resist a place like this, especially one called Pie Ranch. So why is it called Pie Ranch? There are several reasons, but mainly the land it sits on is shaped… Continue reading