“A baker showing you their favorite baked good” at Virginia Bakery. Photo: Pete Rosos

Saturday was Small Business Saturday. To get the word out, Looking Glass Photo & Camera held their second annual ‘Local on the Hunt’ photography scavenger tour . Berkeleyside contributing photographer Pete Rosos set out to participate with his daughter Coco and son Teo in tow. Here are the results (read the captions to see what challenge led to the creation of the image.) All are visual reminders that our local merchants are wonderful places to visit year-round, not just in the gift-buying season.

“A shop you’ve never been to before that specializes in just one thing” at Bows & Arrows. Photo: Pete Rosos
“A kid in a candy store” at Powell’s Candy Shoppe. Photo: Pete Rosos
“A bartender shaking it” at Zut!. Photo: Teo Rosos
“A stringed instrument that is not a guitar” at Blue Note Music. Photo: Pete Rosos
“A handmade Christmas ornament” at A Castle in the Air. Photo: Coco Rosos
“A bookstore employee holding up a copy of their favorite used book” at Moe’s Books. Photo: Coco Rosos
“A space that brings the outdoors in” at Gorgeous & Green. Photo: Coco Rosos

Go local, small, popup and artisanal for holiday shopping (11.27.13)
“We’re going on a Berkeley business scavenger hunt” (11.30.12)

Be sure to list all your holiday-related events on the Berkeleyside Events Calendar which is self-service and free.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...