Between 49th street and Telegraph Ave. in Oakland lies Temescal Alley. What used to be a row of former horse stables is now a charming collective of local artists, boutiques and independent designers.
Don't miss grabbing a scoop (or two) of gourmet ice cream from Curbside Creamery and slowing down to explore the rest of the shops the alley has to offer.
Crimson Horticulture Rarities, a plant boutique offering a very well-edited selection of plants, succulents, and rustic home decor.
Clothing boutique, Standard and Strange, a made in America menswear brand focusing on a highly edited selection of tailored essentials.
Another cool shop is The Homestead Apothecary, a little shop promoting holistic health and well-being. You can find a vast assortment of herbs, teas and remedies, all locally sourced to help rejuvenate and cleanse the body.
Marisa Mason's sun-drenched shop showcases her beautiful hand-made pieces of boho-lux jewelry.