Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall is:
a) The Berkeley-based jewelry line’s first brick-and-mortar boutique.
b) An international collection of covetable gifts and difficult-to-source must-haves.
c) A beautiful home for “happy little things.”
The answer is d) All of the above. (Tricked you!)
Located in downtown Berkeley (conveniently accessible to BART) is this slice of Europe packed to the brim with little luxuries you didn’t know you needed. Eponymous owners and designers Vivian Wang and Ingrid Chen have quite literally scoured the globe, brought back their favorite finds, and piled them high in the water blue-walled, antique-inspired space.
Rest assured that everything in-store looks (Jonathan Adler desk accessories, Butter London nail polish), smells (Saipua soaps, Linnea’s Lights candles), or tastes (Maison Bouche chocolates, Mehlenbacher’s taffy) splendidly good (and don’t overlook the shop’s own line of darling baubles).
They totally aced this one.
Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall, 2142 Oxford Street, at Oxford Lane, Berkeley (800-231-1878 or vivandingrid.com/oxfordhall).
Photo: Kristen Loken / Courtesy of Viv&Ingrid