Common Holiday Plants That Are Toxic to Pets

If you have guests coming for the holidays, chances are they may come bearing gifts! And often those host gifts are plants or flowers. If you have a pet at home, you need to know that some of those holiday plants can harm them. Take special care with these plants, which can potentially poison pets. […]

Sip Coffee for a Good Cause at Big House Beans

Open since September, Big House Beans is a new coffee house that’s stealing the hearts of locals one cup o’ joe at a time. But even more special than their coffee is their mission of giving second chances. They employ, mentor, and teach skills to those who may not be able to get an opportunity […]

Register Now for the Oakland Turkey Trot

Oakland Turkey Trot is more than just a healthy start to Thanksgiving; it’s a fun way to give back while you give thanks! A community fitness event hosted in partnership with Alameda County Community Food Bank, the Mayor’s Office, Oakland Education Fund, and local charities and sponsors, the race strives to bring visitors an authentic, […]

Small-Space Hosting Tips for an Unforgettable Thanksgiving

If you’re getting back together with friends and family for Thanksgiving 2021, you’re probably feeling more grateful than ever. You might also be concerned that you don’t have room for everyone in your smaller space. Here are a few pro tips for hosting Turkey Day in an apartment. Start with some fall cleaning. Beyond your […]

Linger Over a Latte at Big House Beans

Big House Beans just debuted its second branch right nearby in Oakland, and you’ll want to visit before everyone else catches on. The cafe already has a handful of perfect reviews for its top-notch coffee, featuring beans roasted meticulously in-house, and the delicious cuisine that accompanies it. Get in on the ground floor of Big […]

Clever Halloween Costumes You Can DIY on a Dime

If Halloween snuck up on you this year, you might find yourself with a slew of party invites and no costume to wear! Don’t panic. These DIY costumes can be thrown together in a single night (some of them even faster). Party animals. If you love a good pun and are looking for a minimal […]

Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch: A Fall Tradition Returns Near Oak Walk

If your apartment isn’t already decked out with all the festive pumpkins possible, are you doing the whole fall thing right? Get in the spirit with a visit to Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch, just a quick drive away in Alameda Point!  Tickets to enter the pumpkin patch are $20 for the little ones and […]

Reward Your Dog With These Fido-Friendly Homemade Treats

Bacon Dog Treats [The Dog People]Like most homemade dog treats, these begin with a base of peanut butter. But then things get interesting. Add cooked and crumbled bacon to the mix, along with oat flour and a few other common kitchen staples, and you’ll have a tasty snack that will entice your pooch to do […]

Walden Pond Bookstore: A Must-Shop Spot for Bibliophiles

Get lost in a world of books and find your next read at Walden Pond Bookstore! They sell new and used books ranging from religion and history to romance, mystery, women’s studies, children’s literature, and more. They also sell greeting cards, small gifts, movies, and CDs to peruse through as well.  Open since the early […]

Comfy-Cozy Decorating Ideas for Fall

If you’re the type of person who looks forward to fall all year long, congratulations! You’ve almost made it to your favorite season. To help you usher in the cooler weather, here are a few cozy decorating ideas to try this autumn. Bring on the blankets. Nothing says “cozy-chic” quite like a fuzzy plaid throw […]