November 21, 2014
Tree-lined Piedmont Avenue is a veritable village within Oakland. It’s known for a festive atmosphere — like the Piedmont Avenue Stroll, held every Third Thursday — and locally owned businesses such as Fentons Creamery, founded in 1893, and the 1917 Piedmont Theatre. It’s long been a dining destination, thanks to restaurants such as Adesso, BayWolf, Dopo and the Michelin-starred Commis, but lately it’s also become a hot spot for decoristas. Our list to help with your holiday shopping.
1. Best for craft classes
Rare Bird Numerous classes offered on home decor and garden as well as DIY workshops. Coming up: learn to make pumpkin and succulent centerpieces and linocut holiday cards. Rare Bird also offers crafting parties and sells vintage and repurposed home and garden goods and gifts.
3883 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, (510) 653-2473. www.therarebird.com.
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