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Published on June 24th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"I should like to enjoy this summer flower by flower as if it were to be the last one for me." - Andre Gide
Summertime and the living is easy! Or is it?
By Cynthia Brian



Published on June 10th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time." - Robert Collier, Writer and Publisher
In ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on June 10th, 2020
Creating a beautiful home without leaving your house
Your home is supposed to be a sanctuary, but in these uncharted times it may feel anything but peaceful. Sheltering in place has been both a wonderful time of being with my family (non-stop) but also a stressful time. We are all learning to navigate this new norm and ...By Amanda Eck


Published on May 27th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"I rejoice when I see anyone, and especially children, inquiring about flowers, and wanting gardens of their own, and carefully working in them. For the love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing ...By Cynthia Brian


Published on May 27th, 2020
Feng Shui
With the shelter-in-place orders still in effect and many of us working remotely from home, it's a perfect time to conduct a Feng Shui audit on the home office during this 2020 Metal Rat/Iron Mouse year.
By Michele Duffy, BTB M.F.S.


Published on May 13th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"My garden is my most beautiful work of art" - Claude Monet
A vase filled with cascading jasmine sits on my nightstand just inches from my bed, its heady scent perfuming the entire room. ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on May 13th, 2020
Beware of rattlesnakes when venturing outside the home
With the warm weather on the rise, the East Bay Area has been seeing a spike in rat-tlesnake encounters and the East Bay Regional Park District is advising that the pub-lic take snake safety precautions when visiting Regional Parks.
Submitted by Jen Vanya, EBRPD



Published on April 29th, 2020
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The first quarter of 2020 began with a continued fast pace in activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate. The closings that occurred, for the most part, came from properties that went under contract in late November to late February, before the COVID-19 ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T Licensed Real Estate Broker


Published on April 29th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. " - Henry David Thoreau
By Cynthia Brian


Published on April 1st, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"We have it in our power to begin the world again." - Thomas Paine
What a difference a day makes! Who could have ever predicted that as the vernal equinox approached in the Northern ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on March 18th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Spring drew on . and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps." - from "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
By Cynthia Brian



Published on March 18th, 2020
Three ways to wow your walls
As a designer I obviously love adding beautiful furnishings to a home, but beautiful design starts with the four walls that surround the room. You can place the most amazing pieces in a room but if the walls are the wrong color or are bare, the entire space will feel ...By Amanda Eck


Published on March 4th, 2020
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy" - Henry Ward Beecher
It's been at least seven years since we've enjoyed a warm, sun-filled February. ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on February 19th, 2020
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
"Won't you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you." - Richard Sheridan
It's only mid-February, yet it feels like spring. As I write this article, the thermometer in the ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on February 19th, 2020
Feng Shui
St. Valentine was many things and known as the Roman saint who was martyred on Feb. 14, after ministering to persecuted Christians. The traditional "Feast of St. Valentine" initially, was an opportunity to celebrate his ministering life and preserve his support of ...By Michele Duffy



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