Suburban Safari: Berkeley

There are few things like a truly warm weekend in San Francisco. It’s the ultimate treat in this typically cool and oft foggy town. One of the best things about great weather here is varying degrees of warmth depending on where you go. Cross any bridge, basically, and you’ve earned about 10 extra degrees.

I hadn’t been back to Berkeley’s 4th Street since just after college, and, my, has this shopping and culinary mecca evolved! It was always hip and chic, but it was HOPPIN’ early Saturday afternoon. Shopping options span both the more mainstream Restoration HardwareAnthropologie and Benefit Cosmetics as well as more rare local treats like Mulholland LeatherRuti and, my new fave, The Gardener.