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. […]

Enjoy a Taste of Paris at Oui Oui! Macaron

When pastry chef Cat first started crafting macarons, they were just one component of her plated desserts at Candybar Lounge. But it wasn’t long before she realized these bit-sized indulgences could stand on their own two feet. So she decided to branch out and open a bakery that was all about the French cookies, called Oui […]

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 […]

Love Coffee? Don’t Miss Counter Culture’s Weekly Tasting at Ten

If you love artisan coffee, you won’t want to miss Counter Culture’s weekly Tasting at Ten. Every Friday morning at 10 a.m., all employee education grinds to a halt at Counter Culture’s Bay Area training center. Instead, the faculty turns its attention to the public, offering an open-forum java tasting. There’s no charge to attend. […]

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 […]

Sept. 15 Near Oak Walk: The Emeryville Block Party/Night Market!

If you’re a fan of craft beer, local art, or live music, you’ll find something fun to do at the Emeryville Block Party/Night Market’s Beer, Wine & Art Festival on September 15th. True to its name, the bash will bring some of the best craft brews, fine wines, and locally crafted works of art to Bay Street. […]

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, […]

Enjoy Free Live Salsa Music and Dance Lessons at Bay Street Emeryville

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, Bay Street Emeryville has a fun and active option. On Sunday, it will host its third installment of a month-long series of live salsa music and dance lessons, more informally known as Salsa Sundays. From 2:30 to 6 p.m., Bay Street Emeryville transforms into a lively […]

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 […]