It seems so unfair that the preponderance of news about Oakland is so awful, crime-ridden or disparaging. My friends, family and even some clients have a bit of trepidation about visiting our new lovely office in this so-unfairly-unappreciated town.
In an attempt to bring equity to our fair city, I wanted to show off some of the ways I find Oakland so beautiful. And I want to hear about your favorite places,events, hangouts or wonders of Oakland, too. (Either email them to me to post at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your written comments below).
7/23/10: went for just a one hour morning walk around Piedmont district
Loved that Kaiser, true to it’s clever branding allows an organic (tiny, but lovely) farmers market outside it’s hospital.
Look at this darling greenery-lined alley off Piedmont Ave. Doesn’t it entice you down the path?
There are adorable tea shops along the shopping district
some strikingly colorful floral shops,
And some horrifying fashion, making me smile
Oaklanders take pride in their famed ice-creamery, “Fenton’s”. I wonder why it’s so good?
there are gorgeous neighborhoods, lovely homes with spectacular window boxes, and . . .
much more I’ll post later! Keep an eye out. Send me your faves!