The Details: This is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places by Melissa Davis. Photography by Kristen Loken.
What You’ll Find: A photo-driven travel/guide book that informs, entertains, and inspires. You’ll tour Oakland’s best cafes, boutiques, & more. Plus, you’ll meet the artisans & innovators that are reshaping the city.
Why We Love It: Melissa Davis is the PR guru behind Ruby Press, and has spent years working in the fashion industry. In 2003, she put down roots in Oakland, CA… and before she knew it, she was head over heels in love with the trend-setting city. The other city by the bay is full of unique bars, restaurants, & shops– and Melissa wanted to shine the spotlight on that. In the pages, you’ll find vibrant photos (captured by the talented Kristen Loken), and you’ll meet the folks behind the businesses. From quirky cafes to eclectic boutiques to some of the best coffee & cocktails in the world… there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a Bay Area native or just planning your next trip, Oakland should definitely be at the top of your list."