Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Celebrate the Bay!

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Located at the heart of busy downtown Berkeley, our little shop of “happy things”, with large windows facing the UC campus and surrounded by celebrity restaurants {GatherAngeline’s and Revival, to name a few}, theaters and historic buildings, we often get the privilege to serve not only Bay Area locals but out of town guests as well. From those hopping off the BART from neighboring cities to the jet-setters picking up locally made gifts before their flight at SFO, we often get the question, “So what else should we see?”

Happily afflicted with the travel bug ourselves, we love sharing the hidden gems and delightful corners that transform a stopover into an affair to remember!  With the gorgeous new book, This Is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places, you’ll not only have an inspiring guide on what to add on your fun-filled Northern California itinerary, but you can also leave your camera behind {can anyone take lovelier photos than Kristen Loken?}.

Written by our dear friend and publicist Melissa Davis, This Is Oakland is a guide of all best places to eat, shop and visit in the city.  We’re thrilled to have it in store now, so stop by, pick up a copy and get ready to be inspired by all the awesome local businesses and their owners.

BLOG-OAKLANDThis Is Oakland:  A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places {$34.99}

Also pictured:  Rifle Paper Co. San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Print {$44} + Paris & London Cards {$5.50}

shop talk

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Let’s talk shop, shall we? Aside from asking Alise, every week we’ll be showing all of you some of our favorite things going on at Oxford Hall. From new merch to what we’re wearing, we’ll run it down for you in a series we’re calling {surprise, surprise} “Shop Talk.”

For this week, we are excited about a few new finds we have in the store. It’s no secret that we are travel addicts, and on a recent trip to Costa Rica we scooped up these wooden bangles. They’re all handmade from different local varieties of wood, and look spot on stacked on your wrist and paired with a tan {faux, of course} and some sandals.


Shop Talk - Wood Bangles
{Available at Oxford Hall for a limited time – $18 – $26}

On some adventures in Hong Kong we discovered these funky camera straps and couldn’t resist. They’re sturdy and well-made so that DSLR will never find itself on a free fall to oblivion, plus the fun, woven prints let everyone know that you’ll never take yourself too seriously {your shutter speed, on the other hand, is another story}.

Shop Talk - Camera Strap
{Available at Oxford Hall now for a limited time – $24}

We hope these finds inspire some travel of your own. Have a Cadbury-egg filled weekend {we call dibs on the chocolate creme} and we’ll see you next week!