How to Redecorate Your Apartment—for Free!

You don’t need to wait for a new season or a holiday to do a bit of decorating—nor do you need to break the bank! Revamp your decor any time of year without spending a single cent using these pro tips. Rearrange your furniture. Something as simple as swapping the sofa and loveseat will make […]

Kitchen Bare at Ladera Woods? Restock at Lucky Supermarket!

Lucky Supermarket strives to be a “reflection of the Bay Area food culture,” and it’s been just that for more than eight decades. The first mom-and-mom Lucky opened up in 1935 in San Leandro. Although much about the company has changed in the intervening years, the local chain still focuses on largely California-sourced foods and […]

Order the Lion King Roll at Kakuna Sushi

Tender crab and creamy avocado inside, fresh salmon, tobiko, and green onion outside. These are the components of the Lion King roll at Kakuna Sushi, and it’s one of the regulars’ favorite things to order. They also love the Fireball roll, named for the spicy tuna inside, and the Boujee roll, stuffed with shrimp tempura […]

3 Mocktails to Make With Your Homegrown Herbs

Has your windowsill garden been flourishing this spring? If you have some herbs that are ripe for the plucking, toss them into these sweet summer mocktails—which can easily be made boozy if that’s your preference! Mint-Berry Splash [Tasty]How does your crop of mint look right now? Trim a few leaves and muddle them with raspberries […]

Sip a ‘Slush-It’ at Rice Junky

Newly opened Korean fusion restaurant Rice Junky is a unique stop with a dedicated, delicious menu filled with healthy home-made meals and fresh ingredients. Open from 11 am to 8:30 pm, they offer an assortment of bowls, wraps, and other dishes, as well as catering and delivery options and online ordering.   Their bowl and wrap menus […]

Spring-Inspired Baked Goods to Sweeten Your Season

In the mood to do a bit of baking this spring? Take advantage of everything the season has to offer and skip the boxed brownies! Try these recipes instead, which feature ingredients that are in-season this time of year. Lemon Blueberry Bread [Taste of Home]This treat lands somewhere right between bread and pound cake, and […]

Expect Expertly Crafted Indian Cuisine at Madhuram

The skilled chefs at Madhuram boast many years of experience crafting authentic Indian food from scratch, and their expertise shows. The recently opened restaurant showcases their culinary prowess in each and every dish, but especially the signature breads. They bake up a variety of signature naans, as well as chapati and Malabar parotta. Pick a bread and […]

DIY-able Centerpieces for Spring and Summer

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, you’re probably craving sunshine all the time! Even when Mother Nature won’t oblige with sunny skies, you can still brighten up your home with a seasonable table centerpiece. Try DIYing one of these cute crafts.  Citrus Slice Centerpiece [HGTV]Citrus fruits are the stars of many spring dishes, so […]

How to Be a Great Modern-Day Pen Pal

Texting, calling, video-chatting—modern technology has made keeping in touch easier than ever. But still, there’s nothing quite like getting snail mail. There’s something nostalgic about it, like reading a paperback. And it’s nice to know someone cared enough to actually sit down with pen and paper! Revive the pen pal tradition, but make it modern […]

How to Redecorate Your Living Room for Better Energy

Feng shui is more than just an interior design approach. It’s more about bringing good energy to a space than decorating in a particular way. But aesthetic beauty and mood-boosting vibes do tend to go hand in hand, which is why you should apply these principles of feng shui to your own home. Add greenery. […]