Style Tricks That Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean your space should feel cramped! You can make your home feel spacious, despite the square footage, if you use a few of these tips and tricks from design pros. Choose like colors (preferably neutral ones). Fight the temptation to go for dark, bold colors and big prints. […]

This Weekend Near Ladera Woods: The 18th Annual Olive Festival!

Embrace your inner foodie at the Olive Festival, coming up this weekend. Celebrating its 18th anniversary, the Olive Festival will set up shop along Mission Boulevard in the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Olive Grove, right behind the Historic Old Mission San Jose. It’s a fitting setting for a festival that celebrates not only olives, […]

How to Add Dimension to a Rental With Area Rugs

If you want to spruce up your space without doing a total home makeover, you might only need to add a single accent: an area rug. The huge variety of shapes, styles, and hues mean that there’s an area rug out there for everyone, regardless of your taste. Here’s how to bring some extra dimension […]

Roommate Drama? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

Living with other people can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with certain challenges. It takes a while to learn how others operate on a daily basis, and there can be bumps along the way. If you find yourself butting heads with one of your roommates, follow these tips to bring everything back […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

What Treasures Will You Find at the Antique Faire and Flea Market?

Vendors have to get up bright and early to be part of the Antique Faire and Flea Market in Fremont—around 2 a.m., to be exact. They’re all set up and ready to go by 4:30 a.m., which allows customers to follow suit and start shopping bright and early. The annual market will open for business […]

Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

This Weekend Near Ladera Woods:The Fremont Art & Wine Festival!

There’s a reason that the Fremont Art & Wine Festival draws a crowd of almost 400,000 people every year! The fest is packed with top-notch food and wine, artisan-made works of art, and tons of entertainment. Plus, admission is totally free, which really makes attendance a no-brainer if you’re free this weekend. It all kicks […]