Sunday, May 4, 2014

Vintage Berkeley

Saturday in Berkeley

I love hanging out in Berkeley, known as Berzerkeley a politically & socially liberal mecca.  In my 20's, we loved jumping in the VW Bug and making the outing to Berkeley on the weekends. A favorite stop was Rasputin Music on Telegraph Ave, the focal point for the hippie movement of the 60's and 70's.  Vendors lined the street selling tie dye T-shirts, arts and and crafts and other paraphernalia.  Back in the day there was no tuition at Cal. Education was free. You paid a $76.50 registration fee, you paid for your books and your room and board.  After Ronald Reagan, California was never at peace again. Most of the hippies have long since cut off their long hair, traded in their radical views for a corporate job and moved out to the burbs! 

My Saturday casual outfit:
Black linen hoodie from Bryn Walker $98
I seldom go to Berkeley without stopping in. It's one of my favorite boutiques.
 I have been shopping there since the 90's.
Pastel pink Piped broken-in straight khakis  $49.95 from the Gap

Bryn Walker boutique 2111 Vine St,  Berkeley  (5 locations in California)

Today the city boasts over a dozen coffee houses and plenty of eateries for the foodies. There is only a trace of what used to be. But I still remember the optimistic feeling we had believing that we were somehow making a difference in the world. 

And I still love to make the outing to Berkeley on the weekends.

Now this is definitely the right idea!

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  1. I've never been to I loved this post...getting to see some of the pictures...the gorgeous flowers and I really love this outfit!

  2. Hi Pam - thanks. It is still a great place to go altho much more yuppified these days.

    Oh, Berzerkeley the secrets you hide! lol