Meow meow meow me-ow meow…  In other words “hello!”  Though the direct translation is somewhere along the lines of: “I see you, now please leave my sight, I dislike you immensely.”  But that is how cats great each other and I do not judge their social structures – it’s just how they are.

Speaking of cats.  I feel it is my honor & privilege to remind you guys about the opening of America’s FIRST Cat Cafe this weekend.  But wait you say!  Didn’t New York have one like 6 months ago and LA last week?!?  And to you I say – this is America’s FIRST permanent Cat Cafe (the others were Pop-Up cafes – which Oakland also beat them to last March).  The cafe resides at the corner of 29th and Broadway in the heart of Oakland with opening ceremonies this Saturday, October 25th (10am to 7pm).

Your second question: What in the $#@% is cat cafe?

Well, I’m glad you asked dear reader.  I am glad you asked.  A cat cafe is a shop in which you sit and drink coffee (or tea) and pet cats.  These cats are generally adoptable (and this cafe is no exception).  The cats reside in one well-ventilated room, while the cafe (food section) is in another (I assumed your third question was about health codes, etc.).

This is also the establishment where I am presently exhibiting a number of my watercolor cat paintings.  My husband and I also did the 6 x 6 ft. mural that is hanging above the merch section of the cafe.  This Saturday I will be tabling inside and drawing $25 sketches of cats (bring a photo!) and selling my kitty wares.

So come out this Saturday, October 25th (10am – 7pm) and visit

Cat Town Cafe

on the corner of 29th & Broadway in Oakland.


– Photo-real opaque cat tights

– High-waist, back-zip denim shorts

– Navy blue silk blouse by Madewell

– Faux Frye motorcycle ankle boots from Target


Love you, mean it

Megan Lynn


profile picMegan Lynn Kott – She was from Oakland by way of the Midwest.  Megan holds a BFA of Art & Social Change in one hand & a cat in the other.  She is a animal-loving, coffee-swilling, water-coloring, appreciator of grit.  When she isn’t designing children’s clothing graphics she is drawing creatures.  Her project “Costume for the Day” (inspired by the documentary “Grey Gardens”) is an effort to create a watercolor diary of what she wears (almost) everyday.  She hopes to capture every hole, stain & worn-out sole, instead of the requisite cute-girl-in-expensive-clothes that appears in most fashion blogs.  Her other recurring projects include “Oakland Drink & Draw” and her Tumblr: “Drawing Megan Lynn.”