Monica & Phil Heart Oakland Engagement Excursion

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One gorgeous Saturday in February, we had the pleasure of spending a few hours with Monica and Phil, exploring their favorite Oakland landmarks. Both have lived in Oakland for ages, which meant we had lots of ground to cover. Our first stop was Cleveland Cascade , a verdant set of stairs across the street from Lake Merritt that’s popular with local fitness enthusiasts. It’s also where Phil ambushed Monica with his proposal while she was in the middle of training for a marathon—so sweet (and sneaky)!

After dodging a bevy of sprinters and joggers, we enjoyed a stroll along the bustling lakefront before heading to Jack London Square to catch the sunset. We arrived just before the sun dipped below a horizon punctuated with the familiar silhouettes of container cranes that make their home in the Port of Oakland. (Star Wars fans still like to believethat they’re the…

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