Wear Your Voice
I was a little nervous to meet Melissa Davis. She was very kind in our email exchanges but she’s a former New York fashion editor and according to The Devil Wears Prada, fashion editors in New York are mean, scary people. Upon meeting her, I was instantly drawn to her warmth and exuberance and I felt like we’d been friends for years. I’m convinced she doesn’t sleep, because in addition to running her own successful public relations firm and being a mom, she wrote and published the guide book, This is Oakland. Organized by neighborhood, this gorgeous book highlights the city’s most interesting places, from restaurants to museums to shops.