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Exploring Alameda California

Exploring Alameda California

During my stay in California, I was able to venture out and spend an afternoon exploring Alameda – a city located on an island south of Oakland and in San Francisco Bay Area. It rained on and off all day, but it was still a marvelous time out-and-about.

Exploring Alameda California

The interesting buildings was one of the first things I noticed. Each building has a special character to it and it makes the entire street interesting and look like it has stories to tell.

Exploring Alameda California

Exploring Alameda California

We walked the streets and ducked into shops when it rained. If you have kids or just love interesting places and vintage toys, check out the Toy Safari. Never before have I seen a place quite like it. They sell old and new toys, displayed together and it’s the kind of store where you are caught up in the wonder of not knowing what amazing sorts of treasures you might find.

Bonus: It’s weirdly nostalgic to find toys that I used to own during my childhood in cases and for a sale with the vintage toys. Who would have guessed that my Pixar toys would have been worth money one day?

Exploring Alameda California

 Jeans – secondhand Levi’s Made in the USA | Sweater – Old | Booties – Nordstrom
Mamuye Tote –  live FashionABLE | Fedora – Yellow 108

Exploring Alameda California

We were ready for a treat by the time we were finished going through the goods at an antique shop down the street. That’s when we came across Teazzert – a lovely shop selling coffee, tea, and a variety of desserts (namely macaron ice cream sandwiches and and shaved snow with fruit juice)

Exploring Alameda California

Exploring Alameda California

Our picks: Strawberry Macron Ice Cream Sandwich, Coffee Macron Ice Cream Sandwich, Coconut Shaved Snow, and Honeydew Shaved Snow. There was plenty for sharing and my favorite, by far, was the coconut shaved snow. Wow.

Exploring Alameda California

Exploring Alameda California

Exploring Alameda California

Exploring Alameda California

Exploring Alameda California

Our time exploring Alameda was incredible and I loved getting to see such a cute street in this fun town. Maybe I’ll get a chance to go back again – in sunnier weather next time.

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  • This is so fun! I love that you did a local adventure.

  • Susan W.

    Looks like lots of fun…as so much of NoCal so much charm…
    Have to admit when I hear Alameda…my mind goes to Star Trek IV…when they were looking for the “nuclear wessels”….http://youtu.be/MdSJFrhb-HM

  • Oh! I love it so much! It looks so adorable! I love traveling and finding new fun places!

  • That looks like a wonderful adventure, so many interesting stores. I always love visiting areas like that.

  • I live here in Sacramento area of california! I have never been to Alameda but I would love to visit some day!!

  • The Macaron Ice Cream Sandwhich looks divine!

  • Such a cute place!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • *notes this post for if i ever find myself in alameda* 😉

  • Love you that talk about local adventures! 🙂 I did one last week about a small town on the coast of Alabama! Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo – Kathryn
    Down-Home Damsel

  • Mmm..ice cream! I’m a SF girl born and raised and I don’t think I’ve ever ventured out in the Alameda, but you gave some awesome ideas for if I’m ever out there. Thanks!

  • MK

    If you make it back on the first Sunday of the month, its worth checking out the Alameda Antique Faire. One of the largest and full of fun things to look at or buy. Quite the eclectic mix.

  • i haven’t been to alameda before but since I’m a Cali girl i’m sure i’ll make my way there now. enjoyed getting a look at the town

  • Oh wow, Alameda looks like it’s right out of a movie! It’s such a cute little town and those ice cream sandwiches look AMAZING!

    La Belle Sirene

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