We are so lucky to live in an epicenter of progressive thought. The two-day Berkeleyside event, UNCHARTED: THE BERKELEY FESTIVAL OF IDEAS, underscores that, and a pair of you will get to experience it first hand, gratis! ($345 value!) Uncharted is two days of provocative conversations with some of the world’s edgiest thinkers, including Tim Caulfield, author of “Is […]
Berkeley Playhouse is presenting the R-rated Broadway show, Avenue Q, from September 17 to October 11. The show’s theme is the transition to adulthood and the realization that the real world is different from the simplified version of life that we all learned about from children’s television programming. While the show features adult language, sexual […]
Pinot’s Palette in Alameda invited us to their grand opening event — we loved it — and now we’re excited to tell you all about it. This is not a place for the children. Their motto is: “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” And that’s exactly what you’ll do. You start out with a clean white canvas, and by […]
I am so excited to have Spoonrocket as our sponsor and giveaway partner today! I’m a longtime fan of Spoonrocket on-demand food delivery service. I am frequently impressed with the variety of food choices, fresh desserts, and gorgeous smoothies (you must see the smoothie labels, I’m not kidding!). If you haven’t tried them yet, what […]
This is the fourth post in our series about ME time, sponsored by domain.ME. And I’m talking about dates! I’ve rounded up some of my go to places for lunch dates in South Berkeley and North Oakland. Once I finish writing today, I’m meeting my husband for a date at La Note. My mouth is already watering for […]
Oakland’s Warehouse District has officially transformed into a beautiful sophisticated bustling waterfront with great restaurants, wineries and coffee roasters. Move over San Francisco Embarcadero! Jack London Square (AKA JLS) has become a great place to bring the kids any day of the week for fun and sight-seeing. Where to play for play dates and date nights Jack […]
Parents Night Out events are fantastic excuses for a drop-off kid party hosted by a local venue in which children eat pizza, have dessert (gasp!), watch movies, and play with other kids of a similar age until way past their bedtimes. The formula varies depending on which organization is playing host. In some cases, your […]
One of the food delivery services that my family uses on a regular basis is Eat24. It certainly helps to get their cheeky email with a coupon every Friday just as we’re figuring out how to stretch 2 hot dogs and 3 buns into a satisfying meal for our family of 5. We most often […]
After about two years of delay, I am so pleased to see another fantastic restaurant in SW Berkeley. Paisan is a high-end pizzeria with the welcoming atmosphere of a neighborhood joint.
We are excited to tell you that This is Oakland — a gorgeous loveletter of a book to our East Bay metropolis — is now available for purchase. We want to thank co-creator Melissa Davis for sharing her favorites with us today. Melissa lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and three-year-old son, and runs […]
Berkeley has a new beer garden worth a visit. If you frequent the Ohlone Greenway, chances are you’ve biked past the construction site of the Westbrae Biergarten (at Gilman) and wondered of its pending opening. Good news, it’s now open. Better news? I’ve checked it out for you. The Wesbrae Biergarten is an outdoor beer […]
Ben Brunetti is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker/writer/illustrator in the process of writing a series of children’s books and developing preschool TV shows. His first children’s book, Please Share, is a story to help teach toddlers (and his own kids) about sharing and is currently on Kickstarter. We thank him for sharing his Bay Area parenting faves with us today. Who […]
For my birthday last year, I enjoyed the luxury of a few kid-free days driving down the coast with my husband. With only three days to be wild and free, we discovered Treebones Resort, a collection of deluxe yurts with ocean views and a killer restaurant somewhere south of Big Sur. With no in-unit toilets or […]
Though Uber has been driving tech-savvy folks around San Francisco, New York and Boston for a while now, I just tried it myself last month in the East Bay. I used Lyft as well, and in both cases, the drivers told me that Berkeley is a new market and they weren’t picking up as many […]
Swimming, Kids Night Out and summer camp – all designed for the inclusion of special kids.