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This is Oakland: A Guide to the City's Most Interesting Places is a beautiful, inspiring guide to the city we call home. Take a peek!

Last year, The New York Times published a list called “The 45 Places to Go in 2012." On it, Oakland, CA ranked #5, between London and Tokyo. Oakland was the highest ranking city in North America: higher than New York City, Los Angeles or San Francisco. 

Book cover
Book cover

This is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places is a chic, beautifully presented and photographed, travel/guide book that informs, entertains, and inspires. The book profiles the most interesting places to visit in Oakland- from cafes to boutiques- and the people who own and work in them. The book is photo-driven, with a brief essay (about 200 words per feature) to introduce the reader to each spot. The book is divided into 7 chapters- each chapter highlighting a different neighborhood. Neighborhoods being highlighted are Temescal, Uptown, Downtown & Old Oakland, Jack London Square, Rockridge, Piedmont Avenue, and Grand Lake. We’ll be featuring about 85 of the spots that make the city so vibrant and exciting.

The book itself will be printed with a flexi-bound cover (not too hard, not too soft- makes it easy to flip through), at 8x10" dimensions, and runs approximately 200 full-color pages.  Our suggested retail price is $34.99.

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Tamarindo layout with dummy text

Before moving to the Bay Area in 2000, I was a NYC fashion editor (at Harper's Bazaar and Mademoiselle magazines) from 1992 to 2000.  Upon moving to San Francisco, I was a Contributing Editor at Lucky magazine, where I reported on stylish shops and spots in Northern California and was SF's city magazine 7x7's first fashion editor.  I started my own boutique lifestyle PR agency soon after, Ruby Press.

I moved to Oakland from San Francisco with my husband in 2003 in search of sunshine. The sun welcomed me with open arms, but so did the melt-in-your mouth donuts at Donut Savant, the perfect-every-time cocktails at Flora, mouthwatering fish tacos at Tamarindo, and Crimson Horticultural Rarities, a shop I’d be more than happy to live in, 24/7. Now we’re raising our son in Oakland, and we love the diversity and creative fun the city has to offer us as a family. Fairyland, the Oakland Museum of CA and Fentons Creamery... I can’t imagine life without them. This past March, I moved Ruby Press into a historic office building in downtown Oakland. Moving our office to the heart of the city felt right and made me feel really proud to be a part of the city in that way. It’s what inspired me to create a stylish photographic guide book to the city- to show America that there's a reason Oakland, CA has been called "The New Brooklyn" time and time again. 

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Oaklandish layout with dummy text

I am creating this book with talented photographer, Kristen Loken. She grew up in the East Bay, and lives and works in Oakland as well. I have worked with her professionally for years and she has shot for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Weddings, Sunset Magazine, and Gourmet, as well as the Culinary Institute of America and Whole Foods. She is just as passionate as I am about the city and I don't know anyone else who could show off the city in a better light. 

Kristen and I are asking you to help us make our book a reality.  We truly believe that this book will help the city of Oakland, by supporting the growth we’re seeing right now, and to get the rest of the country excited about what’s happening here. 

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Esqueleto layout with dummy text

This book is of course for anyone who lives in or is visiting the San Francisco Bay Area and wants to know where to go for food, drink, shopping or just plain fun. Perhaps more importantly, though, this book is for anyone, across the country, who is inspired by creative thought and the pioneering spirit. Oakland's restaurants are trend-setting, and its shops are getting national attention. People who want to know what's next are looking to Oakland. We want to offer them a glimpse inside.

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Good Stock layout with dummy text

We are self- publishing, which is exciting, but that means we need to have money upfront to pay a graphic designer (we have an awesome designer from Oakland on board!), pay our copy editor (another talented Oakland resident!), print the book, and distribute it.  Because I own a PR agency, we will be handling the press surrounding the book ourselves. At the time of this Kickstarter campaign launch, we have shot about 75% of the book and are about halfway through writing the text.  We plan on having the book ready to go to the printer by January 2014.

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Miss Ollie's layout with dummy text

If you love Oakland like we do, or want to know what's happening in this trend-setting city, we hope you'll help us make this book a reality. (Remember, its all or nothing with Kickstarter!  If we don't reach our goal, we won't be able to get you a copy of This is Oakland.)

Thank you so much in advance for your support. We are dying to get you a copy of the book and really can't wait for the city we love to get the attention it so deserves. Oakland deserves it.

About our Rewards

#1- Pledge $20 or more

Limited reward. A 12 oz bag of Sightglass coffee (you choose the flavor) from Cro Café. Cro Cafe is profiled in This is Oakland. (Coffee must be picked up at Cro Café.)

Estimated delivery: Feb 2014

#2- Pledge $20 or more

Limited reward. A handsome, hand-printed neck tie from Field Day and Friends. Field Day and Friends is featured in This is Oakland. (Tie must be picked up at Field Day and Friends.)

Estimated delivery: Feb 2014

#3- Pledge $20 or more

A set of eight gorgeous This is Oakland postcards- featuring the book cover and Oakland neighborhoods covered in the book.

Estimated delivery: Apr 2014 Ships within the US only

#4- Pledge $25 or more

Limited reward. A Rollicking Rubs gift set from Oaktown Spice Shop, which seasons meats with ease. The set includes ½ cup jars of 4 spice mixes- Prime Rib Rub, Hot Cajun Blackening, St. Basil's BBQ Chop and Rib Rub, and Montreal Steak Seasoning- and each box is packed with bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and whole ginger and nutmeg. Oaktown Spice Shop is profiled in This is Oakland. (Gift set must be picked up in person at the shop.) 

Estimated delivery: Feb 2014

#5- Pledge $25 or more

A cool This is Oakland canvas tote! Black logo on natural canvas, dimensions 15" (W) x 16" (H). With handles - 22" long.

Estimated delivery: Apr 2014 Ships within the US only

#6- Pledge $30 or more

Date night at the Oakland Museum of California! Two (one-time use) passes to the museum are yours for the taking. (Check out their festivities on Friday evenings!) Passes will be mailed. Oakland Museum of California is featured in This is Oakland.

Estimated delivery: Apr 2014 Ships within the US only

 #7- Pledge $30 or more

A Donut Savant Starter Kit! Enjoy a box of one dozen donuts of your choice, plus a Donut Savant mug. Donuts and mug must be picked up at the shop. Donut Savant is featured in This is Oakland.

Estimated delivery: Apr 2014

#8- Pledge $30 or more

One fine art giclee photographic print of any image from the book- your choice. 8x10 in size. Private gallery of images for selection made available upon campaign close.

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#9- Pledge $35 or more

Your very own first edition copy of the This is Oakland book!

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#10- Pledge $40 or more

A ticket for the Walrus 'crafternoon' workshop of your choice! See here for more information about upcoming workshops or contact Walrus directly. Ticket will be held for you, under your name at Walrus. Walrus is featured in This is Oakland.

Estimated delivery: Apr 2014

#11- Pledge $45 or more

Limited reward. Limited edition 18x23 poster designed by Keith Shore for Mikkeller/Trappist for SF Beer Week 2013. Poster is signed and hand-numbered and provided by Trappist. Poster must be picked up at Trappist. Trappist is featured in This is Oakland.

Estimated delivery: Feb 2014

#12- Pledge $50 or more

Limited reward. A cool, printed men's or women's hoodie of your choice from Oaklandish. Oaklandish is profiled in This is Oakland. (Hoodie must be picked up at the Oaklandish store.)

Estimated delivery: Feb 2014

#13- Pledge $50 or more

A signed first edition copy of This is Oakland plus a formal thank you printed in the book.

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only


#14- Pledge $70 or more

A signed copy of This is Oakland plus a formal thank you printed in the book and a set of full-color postcards featured iconic images from the book (8 different postcards to the set).

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#15- Pledge $75 or more

Limited reward. A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book and a goody pack of 4 items handcrafted in Oakland- a jar of Blue Chair Jam, a Mark Poulin Oakland magnet, a tin of Humble Salve Lip Balm, and a bar of Outlaw Soaps from Marion & Rose's Workshop. Marion & Rose's Workshop is profiled in This is Oakland. (Book can be shipped, but goody packs must be picked up at the shop in Oakland.)

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#16- Pledge $75 or more

Limited reward. A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book and Subrosa t-shirt from Subrosa Coffee in the size of your choice. Tee is illustrated by artist and author J.Otto Seibold. Subrosa is profiled in This is Oakland. (Book may be shipped but t-shirt must be picked up in person at Subrosa Coffee.)

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#17- Pledge $85 or more

Two copies of This is Oakland: one signed first edition copy of This is Oakland plus a formal thank you printed in the book and one unsigned first edition copy of the This is Oakland book!

#18- Pledge $95 or more

A signed copy of This is Oakland plus a formal thank you printed in the book and a set of full-color postcards featured iconic images from the book (8 different postcards to the set) and one fine art giclee photographic print of any image from the book- your choice. 8x10 in size.

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#19- Pledge $100 or more

A signed copy of This is Oakland plus a formal thank you printed in the book and a set of full-color postcards featured iconic images from the book (8 postcards to the set- each unique) and natural canvas tote with black logo (Dimensions 15" (W) x 16" (H). With handles - 22" long.)

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#20- Pledge $110 or more

Limited reward. A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book and a 6 month membership to Donut Savant's Donut Society! Receive a dozen assorted donuts (your choice of flavors!), once a month, for 6 months! Donut Savant is featured in This is Oakland. Donuts must be picked up in person at their shop.

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#21- Pledge $110 or more

Limited reward. A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book and a 12 oz bag of Sightglass coffee (you choose the flavor) and the vintage Jadeite king cup and saucer featured on the cover from Cro Café. Cro Cafe is profiled in This is Oakland. (Book may be shipped, but cup/saucer and coffee must be picked up at Cro Café.)

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#22- Pledge $125 or more

An Atomic Garden lovers goody bag! This reward includes a jute shopper tote filled with lots of Atomic Garden goodies- zip front cherry hoodie, water bottle, notebook, mug, and keychain- all with their charming logo. Goody bag must be picked up at the shop. Atomic Garden is featured in This is Oakland.

Estimated delivery: Apr 2014

#23- Pledge $145 or more

TWO signed copies of This is Oakland plus two names formally thanked in the book and a set of full-color postcards featured iconic images from the book (8 different postcards to the set) and canvas tote (Dimensions 15" (W) x 16" (H). With handles - 22" long.), in your choice of natural or black

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#24- Pledge $150 or more

Limited reward. A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book and the Arctic Tour from Fentons Creamery. The Arctic Tour focuses on the history of the creamery and how ice cream is made. Most tours last 30 minutes and includes a visit to the ice cream production room to see ice cream being made first hand as well as an official soda jerk hat, Arctic Tour sticker and ice cream sample for all. The tour is for 6 children and 4 adult chaperones, and kids get a complimentary scoop of ice cream after the tour. Fentons Creamery is profiled in This is Oakland.

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#25-Pledge $150 or more

Limited reward. A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book and a $100 value goody basket of artisanal wares from Rare Bird (Book may be shipped, but goody basket must be picked up at the Rare Bird shop.) Rare Bird is featured in This is Oakland.

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only


#26- Pledge $500 or more

Limited reward. A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book and a private, one hour Ron Morgan Floral Demonstration for you and up to 24 of your friends at Loot. Loot shop owner Ron Morgan is a well-recognized floral designer in the U.S. and has published four books on the subject. Through his imaginative use of fruits and vegetables and other unusual plant materials, he will show attendees how to turn the ordinary into the exquisite. His tablescapes are legendary for their creativity, elegance and visual impact using a wide range of color, texture and materials. Loot is profiled in This is Oakland. ( 1 demonstration, for a group of up to 25 people, and must be redeemed by Oct 1, 2014.)

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#27- Pledge $600 or more

Limited reward. All items listed for reward #14 plus a personalized 2-hour shopping tour of Oakland for you and a friend by author Melissa Davis. You choose the focus- fashion/beauty or housewares/design- and she will accompany you and your friend, personally, on a tour of the city.

Estimated delivery: Jun 2014

#28- Pledge $600 or more

Limited reward. All items listed for reward #14 plus a personalized 2-hour tour of the Oakland neighborhood of your choice by author Melissa Davis. The tour is good for you and a friend and it includes lunch for two!

Estimated delivery: Jun 2014

#29- Pledge $850 or more

Limited reward. A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book and Custom Ring Redesign from Crown Nine jewelry designer Kate Ellen. Have your old silver, gold, diamond or gemstone jewelry redesigned it into something you will love to wear everyday. Reward includes design consultation with Kate Ellen in a multi-step design process (in person or via email/telephone) to draft a one of kind heirloom treasure that she will then fabricate and deliver to you. Crown Nine is profiled in This is Oakland.

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

#30- Pledge $1,000 or more

A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book, and a lifestyle natural light portrait session with Kristen Loken, in and around Oakland. Select your favorite spots or let Kristen share hers. Session lasts up to 2 hours, and includes a lovely set of 4x6 proof prints and DVD of image files. Locations outside Oakland are available but will incur travel expenses separately, please inquire for travel information.

Estimated delivery: May 2014 Ships within the US only

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Completing all of the shoots for the book can take time, and everyone has their own schedule with which to work. We currently anticipate being able to schedule all shoots to happen no later than January. We may need to create a hard and fast deadline for shoots, which would be a drag, as we would hate to not include someone that we really want to include. At the same time, we don't want the process of creating the book to be never-ending!

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    A signed copy of This is Oakland, printed thank you acknowledgment in the book and Custom Ring Redesign from Crown Nine jewelry designer Kate Ellen. Have your old silver, gold, diamond or gemstone jewelry redesigned it into something you will love to wear everyday. Reward includes design consultation with Kate Ellen in a multi-step design process (in person or via email/telephone) to draft a one of kind heirloom treasure that she will then fabricate and deliver to you. Crown Nine is profiled in This is Oakland.

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