Monday, October 23, 2017

Best Bagels in the Rockridge Area of Oakland, CA- Old Brooklyn Bagels and Deli

My son's favorite bagel place in Rockridge is Brooklyn Bagels. He said, "I like that they have a lot of different kinds. My favorite is poppyseed bagel, toasted, with cream cheese!" Sometimes he also gets chocolate chip bagels with cream cheese. I love the pumpernickel bagel, toasted, with peanut butter, nutella, and bananas. Yum! The pumpernickel bagels sell out fast! Resource: Old Brooklyn Bagel and Deli 6000 College Ave. Oakland, CA 94618 (510) 658-4963

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crocker Art Museum, featuring home of the Railroad baron, Crocker

We checked out the Crocker Art Museum recently and were fascinated to visit the home of Crocker, the railroad baron.  Crocker was one of the original backers of the transcontinental railroad.  The museum is gorgeous and a must see in the Sacramento area!

The Crocker Art Museum is more than a place for objects.  It's a place for tours and talks, film and photography, art classes, and they even have a cafe.

From March 19-June 25, visit the Crocker to enjoy the new exhibition, "Forbidden Fruit:  Chris Antemann at Meissen."

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Recommended Montclair, CA realtor- Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham is a realtor in Montclair Village.  She also very knowledgable about renovation ideas!


Jennifer Graham
Alain Pinel
License # 01368134

Montclair Village
6211 La Salle Avenue
Oakland, CA  94611

Cell  510-409-9916
Office  510-339-8900

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Suspects Dinner Theater, about the historical Delta King Riverboat in Sacramento

The Suspects Dinner Theater is aboard the Delta King Riverboat in Sacramento, CA.  It is docked on the Sacramento River, right in Old Sacramento.  My son and I were having dinner at the Pilot House Restaurant recently, when we noticed people coming down the old, grand staircase and laughing.  They were following a funny, curious costumed character.  The Suspects Dinner Theater is not child friendly and is purely for adult entertainment.  It takes place in the bottom of the Riverboat, where once people in San Francisco would park their cars, and then take the Riverboat on the overnight journey to Sacramento.

Suspects Dinner Theater
Delta King Riverboat
1000 Front Street
Old Sacramento, CA

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Ohmega Salvage- A cool place to buy old, but quality items and resources!

Ohmega Salvage builds community through commerce by being a model of reuse, recycling, and social exchange.  They preserve old-quality items and resources for their customers.

2400 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94702
(510) 204-0767

2407 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94702
(510) 843-7368

Hours of operation:
Mon-Sat.  10am- 6:30PM
Sunday  11AM-6:30PM

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The design of the Ritz Carlton in Truckee, CA- with the outdoors in mind!

Recently, we spent a glorious few nights at the Ritz Carlton, in Truckee, CA.  While participating in something called "Marshmology" which is having s'mores outside the Ritz in Truckee at a huge firepit!  They even have a marshmallow of the day, which for our stay was banana marshmallow! 

I had a great conversation with other guests and the recreation supervisor, Sean Brooker!  He told all of us about how the goal of the design of the Ritz Carlton, Truckee was bringing the outdoors in!  I can't remember all of the interesting things about the building of the hotel, but one thing that stood out was that the huge fireplace in the Living Room of the hotel is meant to be like the tree trunk!

The hotel reminds me, personally, of the old national park hotels such as the Awahnee!

Contact Sean Brooker, Recreation Supervisor, for more information about the design and goals of the hotel.  He has a wealth of information!

While all the parents of the children were relaxing by the fire, it was so much fun to listen to the history of the hotel!  It felt like winter camp!

Sean Brooker
Recreation Supervisor
13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, CA  96161
T  530-562-3035