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Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The recent Pacific Gas and Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoff due to high gusty winds and dry ...
By Cynthia Brian

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2019 showed solid ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

Does your home truly reflect you?
In today's world we are constantly bombarded with images of beautiful spaces, from Instagram, Pinterest, magazines, home d‚cor TV shows and don't get me started on the inundation of local home d‚cor retail catalogs (some weighing more than my first born). We live in a ...By Amanda Eck

Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for October
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
O Canada!
By Cynthia Brian

Four generations on one block
Betty Crawford, who at 90 years old still lives in the Saranap home she and her husband Cal purchased in 1956, says she is truly blessed to have her great-grandchildren moving in just three doors down from her house.
By John T. Miller

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall." - Oscar Wilde
In the fall of my freshman year at UCLA, I began working at one of the very first health food stores ever created in ...
By Cynthia Brian

Feng Shui
So many of you have asked me specific questions about the location of your homes, and whether they're in an auspicious or favorable position, as well as what specifically to avoid when considering a home purchase, so let's take a deeper dive with this theme.
By Michele Duffy

Mighty oak comes crashing down
Bob and Sue Miller have had a magnificent Valley oak tree in their Lafayette backyard to enjoy since their house was built in 1954. "It stood close to 100 feet high, was beautifully symmetrical and was estimated by arborists to be from 500-800 years old," Sue Miller ...By Jennifer Wake

Bring life to your design one small piece at a time
One of the most fun parts of interior design is the accessorizing. In my opinion those little details of the space make the design. Accessories bring life to a room and create visual interest. Here are my top five must-have accessories for your home.
By Amanda Eck

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Digging the garden, tending the weeds. Who could ask for more?" - John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Because I enjoy consuming copious amounts of greens, I have been called a rabbit. When I ...
By Cynthia Brian

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky."~ Buddha
There is only one certainty in the garden: it is never finished. Gardens evolve, ...
By Cynthia Brian

Activating and balancing the Metal element in your home this fall
In the last few months I've shared a small bit about the wisdom of the Five Elements in Feng Shui interior design and how to apply them at home, in accordance with the Feng Shui Bagua map.
By Michele Duffy

Feng Shui
The home should function as a personal retreat, a restorative place where we rejuvenate and refresh, and so if home is not feeling that way, the Five Elements can help. In Feng Shui, we use the Five Elements to balance and enrich home spaces so that the feeling of ...By Michele Duffy

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort." - W. Somerset Maugham
Perhaps because I practiced interior design as a professional member of the American ...
By Cynthia Brian

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