CB2 has been hosting DIY Saturdays at select stores for the past few weeks. This free event, open to the public (RSVP) features DIY's for container gardens, design projects, and drinks + tastings. I am bringing along a friend to the Berkeley store. We plan to hit up Tacubaya (it's Cinco de Mayo after all) and I'll hop across the street to the Crate and Barrel Outlet. That place is a treasure trove of castoff floor samples, discontinued items and Marimekko fabric by the yard.
On Sunday, on the other side of the bay in Hayes Valley, I'm hoping to check out the carefully curated Urban Air Market. I used to participate in a version of this event back when I was with Jasper Hearts Wren. Tents line the square and surrounding alleys filled with regional independent designers, selling their work. 11am-6pm. While I'm there, I'm getting a scoop of Smitten ice cream!