Expect Authentic Japanese Fare at Aozora, Now Open Near Fairway Village

“What an outstanding sushi restaurant.” Sushi fans agree that Aozora Japanese Restaurant is a must-visit local spot. Their sushi menu is expansive, featuring sashimi, nigiri, maki, and sushi rolls, but it isn’t the sole focus of their offerings—Aozora’s kitchen encompasses a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes, made modern by their head chef, Dennis.  Early reviewers mark […]

Taking Book Club Online: The Basics

So in-person book club meetings have been postponed indefinitely. That doesn’t mean it’s time to just drop your reading habit. You can still adjourn book club virtually until it’s safe to meet in person again. Follow these steps to host a flawless virtual book club. Pick your book. First things first: decide what you want […]

Shop for New WFH Gear at the Athleta in San Ramon

Athleisure might be your new business-casual with working from home becoming the standard. If you need some comfy clothes that are stylish enough for a Zoom meeting, but flexible enough for a yoga session, Athleta can help. The San Ramon outpost is now offering limited in-store shopping, as well as free curbside pickup when you […]

How to Spend More Time Outdoors (Even If You’re Not Outdoorsy)

Right now, getting outside is one of the safest ways to spend some time away from your apartment. There’s just one problem: not everyone is interested in hiking or going for a run. If you’re more of an indoor person, here are a few traditionally indoorsy activities that you can take outside. Read a book. […]

Bishop Ranch Open Space Regional Preserve: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Don’t be surprised if you encounter resident wildlife at Bishop Ranch Open Space Regional Preserve. It would actually be more surprising if you didn’t, given that the 806-acre preserve plays host to a multitude of critters. Deer, red-tailed hawks, and turkey vultures are among them. But even if you’re not into bird-watching, you may want […]

The Art of Planning a Picnic

It’s picnic season! Chances are you already have a favorite park nearby where you love to go for walks and catch some rays. Now’s the time to also make it your go-to picnic spot! Before you and your family step out for a meal in the fresh air, get everything together for your dreamy day […]

Sip, Savor, Repeat at Social Affair

The beverages really are the star of the menu at Social Affair—and not just the boozy ones. In addition to fine wines, artisanal cocktails, and craft brews, Social Affair also boasts a carefully curated lineup of tea and coffee. Try the Social Chai, a signature mix of black tea with cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and milk, […]

The Best Ways to Exercise Outside This Summer

Now that summer has officially arrived, you can count on it being nice enough to get outside on a regular basis. That’s good news for your fitness routine, especially since you probably haven’t been able to hit the gym lately. Make the world your gym by exercising outside! Here are a few ideas about how […]

How to Host the Ultimate At-Home Date Night

Spending so much time at home with your significant other might make you think every night is date night, but just because you’re together doesn’t mean you’re really connecting. In order to do that, it’s important to set aside time to specifically be together. Plan a special date night to let your SO know you […]

Enjoy the Summer Sunshine at Athan Downs Park

If you’re looking for a place to get outside and enjoy some sunshine, Athan Downs Park reigns as one of the most popular local options. The park encompasses 20 acres of trails, recreational fields, and, of course, the signature playground—which underwent major renovations in 2013 to make it accessible for children of all abilities. The park bears […]