Illustration by Michael Wertz
I moved to Oakland in 1997 for college. After graduate school in London, I moved back and have lived here ever since. It's home, and there are so many things to love about Oakland. For one, it's warmer than San Francisco, usually by a whopping 10 degrees or so. Also, there are all the amazing restaurants, bookstores, shoppes, farmers' markets, parks...
Which is why it's nice to see my lovely Oakland getting some attention on Design*Sponge. Check out this great write-up on all there is to see and do in Oakland. And if you live far away, come visit!