While trying to think of new things to do in the Bay Area, hubby suggested we look for stuff to do in Berkeley. After a bit of research, I decided on three things: stop at the Spun Sugar baking supply shop, eat at a Japanese tapas place called Kiraku, and the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. Pretty much my perfect day.
I had very high expectations for Kiraku. Everything we ordered was super delish: think corn tempura, real wasabi, and melt-in-your-mouth sashimi. The service was a bit erratic though.
The gardens were beautiful and so huge! They say on the website to give yourself a good 2 hours to tour the whole gardens and they are right. We didn’t give ourselves quite enough time and missed out on the Redwood portion, but had fun seeing the carnivorous plants, Japanese tea garden, Chinese medicinal herbs, and garden of old roses. Big recommend, and I posted a few photos below.
All the jewelry I’m wearing is from Rocksbox. I have been seeing them all over lately, but if you haven’t heard of them they are a jewelry subscription company. Essentially you pay $19/mo. and are shipped three pieces of jewelry. You get $10 of credit each month to go towards anything you might want to keep from your box. And you can keep your jewelry as long as you want, or send it back and get three new pieces. It’s really nice jewelry, I actually have a necklace on my wishlist right now that is worth 200 buckaroos, whoee! This was my first box and I ended up keeping these gold pave studs. I really needed some nice everyday earrings, and these were perfect.
If you guys are interested in signing up, you can use one of these codes and get your first month free (and they’re also doing some good promotions this month for members, like discounted prices if you extend membership):