For most, the mention of Berkeley conjures images of doobie-sparking, nasty-smelling, blissed-out hippies.
That’s all about to change with the advent of Supple, the neighborhood’s new apothecary. After touring Europe with her husband’s band, Alison Evans decided her hometown needed a dose of Old World beauty secrets.
And secrets she has provided. Get your grubby little hands on cultish, rarely found product lines from both sides of the Atlantic, like Ren, Malin + Goetz, and In Fiore. Pick up adorable notebooks by Sukie, calendars and accessories by Lotta Jansdotter, and enjoy a Dr. Hauschka elixir at the bar. Don’t forget to take in the groovy self-portraits by local artist K. Eve White. For spa junkies, there’s an ultra comfy orchid pink treatment room where you can indulge in a Dr. Hauschka holistic treatment or an Astara facial.
So you’ll leave totally relaxed and blissed out, like a true neighborhood hippie — minus the doobie.
Not to mention smelling a whole lot better.
Supple Integrative Skincare, 1543 Hopkins Street, between Sacremento Street and Colusa Street, Berkeley (510-525-7068).