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A Venture to Oakland, California.

Rockridge is a residential neighborhood and commercial district in Oakland, California. It's also known for being one of the wealthiest parts of Oakland. ...The main thoroughfare in Rockridge is College Avenue. The College Avenue strip running through Rockridge is home to more than 80 restaurants, cafes and upscale retail stores, including several bookstores specializing in used and rare books....[quote] ......Rockridge is often mentioned in tourist guidebooks on Oakland and the East Bay.[quote] -- WIKIPEDIA

Yesterday Irene's family and we ventured to Oakland and Berkeley for Niel and Heidi's art teachers' Bay Area Talented Artists Opening Ceremony at Berkeley Are Center. Since I have never been to Oakland so it is quite exciting to me as well. ^^

There are so many cute shops, funky shops and cheap shops for clothes, furnitures, kitchen ware.... 

Vintage Chandelier 

Need a Witch's broom for Halloween? lol


Blue Bottle Coffee is my gal friends' favorite they have their first store in East Coast. 
(Fairy Building and MoMa sells their coffee in SF city. )

This shoe stores carries Steve Madden, Campbell, TOM, Boutique 9......etc. small brand names but high design shoes. 

I also notice there are quite a few fashionista wears hat on the street.....thanks to this local hat shop?!! ^^ (GOORIN BROS. HAT SHOP)


Kids-Next-Door out to play. ^O^

Ici (The line about 6 PM)

This is THE MOST delicious ice cream shop in Berkeley. (Disclaimer) 
Everything made in small patches everyday from organic milk, egg.... they have interesting favors: Saffron Rose, Earl Gray, Cinnamon Brandied Currant ...... 

ICI (Line again around 9:30 PM) and we were in the line...... 

I tried Saffron Rose which is light and has that pretty rose aroma. 


1. Top:
Givenchy sequin tank w/ veil 
200 thousand fragments tweed cropped jacket 

2. Bottom:
Mphosis lace shorts (bought at Indonesia)

3. Accessory:
Orange Boss gray scarf
HoBo International python print clutch
some earrings

4. Shoes:
Manolo Blahnik cork heels

Had too much fun that I couldn't update my blog after got home around 11 PM while kids all past out. ...... 

Work Hard; Play Hard!!
xoxo Rachel


Hi R! Looks like you all had so much fun in Oakland!

I like your Givenchy sequins tank w/ veil! Is it like a 2-in-1 piece with the outer veil attached to the sequin tank? Is this a past season or current season style? Where did you buy it from? Any other colors?'s dangerous when I ask so many questions..:P

Ooh..your ice-cream looks very delicious! Would love to visit SF next year. :D

Have a great week ahead!

susanh98 said…
yum yum that ice cream looks delicious. did you cut your hair again? I thought it was starting to look longer before. Looks great anyhow.
Oh my daughter is not going to school yet she's turning 2 next month so I will keep her at home little longer but my son is going to be in preschool one more year before he goes to Kinder! They sure grow up fast. Look at Ilona she's a big girl now!!
oh that chandelier is so cool, and i love the photo of all those shoes. you look great in that outfit. the clutch is the perfect accessory.

i follow your blog now; feel free to check out my site and follow me too.
litlstrawberry said…
hey, Mia:
i bought that Givenchy TANK at Barney's like a MONTH ago. The sequins is SEWED on the tank so they are together but separated.

You have a great weekend too. ^^
litlstrawberry said…
hi, Susan:
I think I trim my hair A order to keep the look well-groomed. haha.. But yes, it does look shorter each time I had picture taken...but hopefully it will grow to the length I want in the not too long future. @@

So your boy and girl are very close in their age too..well, they are like 2 years apart, right!? The 2 years old girl is still like "baby"... compare to my Ilona. I am glad she is 3 now and she understands almost everything that easier to bargain w/ her at this age. :P
litlstrawberry said…
thanks, Cheryl. I followed yours too.

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