a bit less than a year ago, i read a post about an amazing little store in berkeley on oh happy day my parents have a place in berkeley and it just happened to be less than a mile away from this little store. so, i have driven past it quite a few times in the last year. it has always called my name, but we always seemed to be in a rush, there was never any parking yada yada. well, let me tell you, if i had known what was actually inside of those doors, i would have never been able to pass it by the first time. it is a wonderland of delightful little gifts. i was completely in awe and inspired. you MUST visit if you are in the bay area. i came home with these treasures-the gorgeous blue glass pedestal and some locally made chocolates in the most gorgeous packaging ever. the packaging is what has kept me from the chocolate inside- great tactic i have discovered. you absolutely must put it on your list of must visit shops and don’t feel shy about ringing the bell to get in, like i did. you are allowed.