Relish at Home

Location: Berkeley, CA

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Even totally adorable stores, like Relish at Home, need a little freshening up sometimes. This past weekend, the Berkeley store celebrated: 1) its two-year anniversary, 2) the unveiling of its remodeled space, and 3) the opening of artist Jill Bliss' exhibit at the store. The wine and lemonade were flowing, Relish owner Kelly Sperbeck and Jill herself were mingling, and the revamped space was getting lots of ooohs and aaahs.

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Relish at Home owner Kelly Sperbeck (left) and artist Jill Bliss.

Gone are the clothing that Relish once carried — although cute handmade accessories are still abundant. Along with a heavier focus on housewares, the store will now play host to rotating exhibitions. Jill's, which is titled "Tides and Trees," runs through the end of the year.

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Other merchandise that caught our attention: ceramics by Dovetail and J. Mendicino, new textiles by Lotta Jansdotter and log bowls by Loyal Loot.

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As of this week, the store will be open Wednesday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm. There aren't a lot of other boutiques in this part of Berkeley, but Relish alone is worth the trip out here. (Psst ... The Scharffen Berger factory and cafe are nearby!)

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