I must share a secret with you!
It's the most divine fried chicken and coleslaw sandwich! It compels hoards of foodies from around the Bay Area to stand in line for it day after day. The line moves quickly though and there is a pay off for the relatively short wait...free, freshly baked cookies are doled out while you wait!
Most days you will see Betty sporting her blue wig and mingling with her devoted customers while they sit at her vintage ironing boards digging into her amazing chicken sandwich!
A few doors down is Scout Home Hardware, an "everything but ordinary" emporium.
So...if you find yourself in Oakland's Temescal district, be sure and grab a chicken sandwich at Bakesale Betty and then head over to Scout to check out their vintage offerings.
And if you're there on a Sunday don't miss the Farmer's Market where you can get a cup of Blue Bottle Coffee!!
I find the whole experience of doing the laundry so much simpler and more enjoyable now with less stuff. We are looking forward to buying new front loading machines so we can eventually add a counter across the top to give us more flexibility for folding and ironing.
I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah