We are in the final days to vote for your favorites for the #bestoftheeastbay @eastbayexpress !! We would be so honored to have your vote and support in the #bestrecordshop#bestrecordstore division. It's been a wild ride over these last 5 1/2 years and this year we are facing new challenges with accessibility to our neighborhood because of construction on every block and severe lack of parking. Your support will mean the world to us and help to shine a light on our little shop and all of the fun, comraderie, music and unique treasures we work so hard to provide to our community. We are more than a record shop, we are a community clubhouse, a meeting place, a laboratory where folks can share music and art with complete support and non-judgement. Customers have met and become friends, some have even dated and found relationships by connecting at VAMP!!! Your support will provide that community stamp of approval. I know we've got some stiff competition, so it would be truly humbling if this grassroots "Best of" list will include VAMP as "Best Record Store"! Thank you to all who have already voted and supported. We love you! Keep the records turning!!! 🎵🌟🎵
Views from the turf 🏙
4:30 pm crushing today’s workout!
AMRAP 16 minutes
10 dumbbell clean and jerks (50/35 each hand)
10 burpees pull-ups
Come try us out today! Free class every Saturday morning at 10:00 am
Friday is the final day to vote for Cat Town for Best Pet Rescue Organization in the @eastbayexpress 2018 Best Of poll. Just visit www.EastBayExpress.com/BestOf to cast your vote! But don't delay—voting ends Friday at 11:59PM 🐈
Tomorrow is the last day to vote!! Please take some time to take the survey and vote for all your favorites! @hellacrafty and myself @bestoneproductions have been nominated 7 times all together! We’ve been grinding independently and even just being nominated is already a win. A big thank you to all our friends that voted already, we appreciate your support and hope to get a couple of wins between us. #bestoneproductions#hellacrafty#oakland#bestoftheeastbay
We just got back from an off-grid summer break to find we won @diablomagazine ’s Best of the East Bay! We are so grateful to be a part of this community of people who appreciate the beauty in what we gather, grow and create. We look forward to another 15 years of gathering, growing and creating with you all!
From the magazine - ‘It’s no wonder this flower shop is a perennial Best of the East Bay winner: Brides can tell that owner Darwin Harrison truly loves his job. Following in the footsteps of his mother—who launched Florali from her home studio—Harrison pursued his passion for plants by attending flower school in Paris and then earning a degree in horticulture from Oakland’s Merritt College. He consistently crafts breathtaking bouquets and garden-style arrangements, mixing in blooms with foliage, grasses, and fruits for a look that’s lush, slightly whimsical, and always unique.’ Thanks for voting!! #bestoftheeastbay#shopflorali
Check out the interview with Artist-in-Residence Zoé Samudzi about her new book, #asblackasresistance .
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In ‘As Black as Resistance,’ authors Zoé Samudzi (@babywasu) and William C. Anderson defend that black people cannot wait for freedom to be handed to them, especially not from the very systems that have historically oppressed and continue to oppress them.
it’s the final week of voting for the 2018 @eastbayexpress #bestoftheeastbay ! we were nominated for “best cafe” along with tons of other rad oakland businesses! vote by july 11! link on our profile page!