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Feng Shui
My work focuses on drawing upon the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui, and applying design principles in a way that supports modern, busy 21st century lives, so trendy isn't normally a word I would include in many consultations, but it's important to be au courant and fresh, ...By Michele Duffy

Where there's smoke there's barbecue
When Dan Mazaika comes on the scene he is often accompanied by smoke and fire. There is plenty of shiny red and chrome equipment too, but there may also be hot dogs, pork, chicken or tri-tip.
By Cathy Dausman

June Gardening Guide
From the street, the white Lamorinda ranch-style house of Michael Curtis belies the magnificence waiting to be discovered beyond the garden gates. A collector of all things cast off and cast iron, Curtis converts salvaged junk into artistic architecture that ...By Cynthia Brian

Sit, stay: homes-away-from-home for pets
It's nearly summer, and time to plan vacations for you and your pets. Cats and dogs in particular have a variety of home-away-from-home options. The Lamorinda Weekly visited three area kennels and asked a veterinarian what to expect before boarding Fifi or Fido. Here's ...By Cathy Dausman

Digging Deep
"Harmony makes small things grow. Lack of it makes big things decay." - Sallust
By mid-May Mother Nature has waved her magical wand sprinkling glitter and glory among her growing ...
By Cynthia Brian

At Home with Amanda

Hello Lamorinda readers! I am so excited for this opportunity to meet with you on a monthly basis and share my thoughts and insights on all things for the home.
By Amanda Eck

Creating a kids' zone is child's play
After building an addition onto her Orinda home, Meredith Friedman had several new living spaces to decorate and the most challenging was a front great room space designated as the hangout area for her two sons and their friends.
By Paula King

Gardening Guide
"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter."- Rachel Carson
The intoxicating waft ...
By Cynthia Brian

Feng Shui
Spring is definitely in the air, ruled by the wood element, and the "It" color of 2017 is emerald green, symbolizing new beginnings. Instead of beginnings, however, I'm going to the past, sharing some of my local client adventures to help illustrate fixing the ...By Michele Duffy

Annual tour features six unique kitchens
The Lafayette Juniors 18th Annual Kitchen Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 and tour-goers will be treated to a look at six beautiful kitchens impeccably designed to reflect their homeowners' distinctive style and points-of-view.
By Catherine Kauder

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The first quarter of 2017 showed a continued fast pace in activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate. Supply remains very low so the resulting sales quantities remain low. The average sales price continues to increase in Lafayette and Moraga but not in ...By Conrad Bassett

Orinda Garden Tour highlights outdoor living
Five Orinda and Lafayette gardens have been selected this year to showcase the best in elegant Californian suburban outside living in the biannual Orinda Garden Club Tour May 11.
This ...
By Sophie Braccini

April Gardening Guide
"Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire." ~Virgil
Yes, California passed Proposition ...
By Cynthia Brian

Stylish Solutions
How are you, Lamorindans? My heart hopes well. This spring has been such a precious time in Lamorinda, all the rains bringing blooms before their time. I am loving it.
This is my last ...
By Ann McDonald

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