Caitlin: By the Places

important places for food, friends, and family


Lake Chabot, Castro Valley, CA. This lake is within walking distance of my house, and is one of my favorite urban escapes.

Santiago, Spain. End of the camino de Santiago (a pilgrimage I hope to walk) and home of the best €2 sangria in the world.

Neue Galerie, New York, NY. This is my favorite art museum — a small gallery of German and Austrian art from the early 20th century, including my all-time favorites, Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha.


Eleven, Inc. My first agency family! I’m so lucky to work with such a great group of creative minds and mentors.

Rosmuc, Co. Galway, Ireland. This is the tiny village where my grandfather grew up in a thatch cottage. My family still owns the cottage - and a bog.

St. Felicitas Catholic School, San Leandro, CA. I attended this school (with the same class of 30 kids) for 9 years. I still dream of wearing the red plaid skirt.


Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA. Find me here dancing and drinking a Golden State cider most Saturday nights.

Kelton Ave., Westwood, CA. My first college apartment, where I ate boxed Mac n Cheese with my best friends for 2 years.

Porky's Pizza Palace, San Leandro, CA. Serving up my hometown's best pizza since 1963. And don't forget - Thursday is Banjo Night.