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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 / 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 / Oakland / Duende

Some seriously tasty Spanish eats at this joint! From drinks to dishes, this has to be one of the most outstanding meals I’ve had recently. I was in the neighborhood for Art Murmur and… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Atomic Garden

This spot has been one of my Oakland favorites ever since my friends moved into the neighborhood several years back. I’d pop in before or after my visits with them. They have so… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Esqueleto

Oakland is so close to SF and I plan to skip over the bridge to feature more spots that way—especially if I find more gems like Esqueleto in Temescal Alley. This shop is… Continue reading