Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Got My Claire On!

About a week ago I traveled up to San Francisco and the first thing on my agenda was meeting up with Claire from Bicoastally! We've been sending emails back and forth and visiting each others' blogs for some time now and I adore her. If you haven't visited her blog yet, now is the time. Needless to say, I was super excited when she suggested we meet in Berkley for lunch.

We went to her fav local eatery/brewery called Jupiter located across the street from Cal. Claire had explained that the food was good, but it was even better than I had imagined. Yummy potato pizza (sounds weird but SO good) and delish beer. The atmosphere was unique and rustic - perfect for an outdoor meal. We sat outside among the beautiful trees and barrels of beer.


Even better than Jupiter, the conversation with Claire. She's such an amazing woman! This chick teaches high school students AND prisoners, plus she's contributing to a book that exposes prison injustices. Talk about an activist.


I was thrilled that upon meeting she was so easy to talk to. It honestly felt like we'd known each other for years. So glad we were able to meet up because I feel like I've made a great friend!

15 comments:

Josie said...

Doll, this looks like SO much fun! Glad you had such a good time.
xo Josie
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{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Jupiter - My favorite place!!! Finally I see this place again. Glad you had a great time. :)

Happy Monday.

Oh, My Darling said...

What a fun meetup of two fantastic blog ladies!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hey Leeann,

Thanks so much for stopping by, please excuse my belated response!

This place looks really cool, wow that salad, now you're making me hungry!!!

Hope you had fun!
x.o.x.o

tara said...

aww fun!!

Jules said...

Blogging really is the best and it exposes us to so many different people and new friendships. I'm glad you had a nice time with Claire. The restaurant sounds fab and that salad and pizza look delish!

Krystal said...

Awww, I would have loved to have been at that lunch, I heart you both!

Claire Kiefer said...

YAY it was so fun!!! I loved our lunch and wish we'd had more time to drink & chat for the rest of the afternoon. Here's to some adventures in LA! And thanks for this very sweet post :)

bklyn76 said...

i'm so jealous you got to meet the fabulous claire!

potato pizza is one of my faves...esp sweet potato/balsamic vinegar pizza!

great blog!

Justine said...

The salad and the pizza looks delicious. My current lunch is so boring - sandwich.

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Savvy Gal said...

what fun.

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

so cute- I love Clair's blog- Nice to 'meet' you here too- Ren

bananas. said...

looks like you came at the perfect time! fabulous weather and claire...good times!!!

but oh the food looks amazing. i will have to try that place some time.

Leesh said...

I think it's awesome that you and Claire got to meet each other and it looks like you both had a great time eating good food.