one of my cousins was in the Bay Area this summer. she was here thanks to an internship that had her living in Berkeley and working in Oakland. of course i was excited to show her around! i took her to some of my favorite corners and eating holes. and because the community work she was doing was in Oakland, i did my best not to just swoop her over to the usual tourist traps in San Francisco. we spent most of our time together seeing/tasting/exploring Oakland and Berkeley in the East Bay. she even obliged my love for finding the freshest paint :-)
(mural in Berkeley, corner store on University Ave)
ahh yes, some much needed East Bay love!