Don’t Skip the Crepes at Rising Loafer Cafe & Bakery

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Bay Area’s best crepes come from the kitchen at Rising Loafer Cafe & Bakery—and some of the ingredient combinations may surprise you. The Mediterranean crepe, for instance, comes stuffed with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onion, and avocado. The fresh produce comes from local farms whenever possible, and you can taste […]

Three Seasonal Recipes to Make Right Now

It may not be farmers’ market season just yet, but there are still plenty of fruits and veggies in season in February. If you want to eat more seasonal produce this month, try one of these mouth-watering recipes. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Warm Honey Glaze [Bon Appetit]Brussels sprouts are actually in season all winter long, […]

Social Bird Kitchen and Bar Debuts in Lafayette

Social Bird Kitchen and Bar is the most recently opened restaurant from Esin and Curtis deCarion, of Danville’s Esin Restaurant & Bar and Revel Kitchen & Bar. Conveniently located right on restaurant row, the lively spot features craft beers and cocktails, wines, and extensive lunch and dinner menus.  With a dining room as well as three […]

Simple Steps Toward a Tidier Closet

When living in an apartment—or any space where square footage is at a premium—the easiest way to combat clutter is to prevent it in the first place. Case in point: your apartment’s closet. With some strategic thinking and organizational know-how, it’s possible to stay one step ahead of those heaps of laundry and tangled messes […]

Sink Your Teeth Into a Croissant at Brioche de Paris

Located in Walnut Creek, Brioche de Paris is a family-owned business that is highly engaged with its customers. Owner Wissem Kheruji and his partner/cousin have lived in France, and the latter owns and operates a culinary school in the country. Open since September, the French bakery offers a variety of pastries, sandwiches, crepes, and strong Equatorian coffee, […]

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality in 2020

Enlist a friend. Recruit a friend or coworker to join you in your journey to your goal. By buddying up, you’ll have someone holding you accountable and depending on you for companionship and moral support. In the end, you’ll be less likely to throw in the towel. Take baby steps. Break your resolution down into smaller, more […]

Caffeinate Your Day at Panache Coffee

Panache Caffe has mastered the art of being a mom-and-pop coffee shop in Lafayette. The staff knows just what the locals like, from the classic Italian coffee drinks, to Asian-inspired milk teas and tapioca pearls. Panache Caffe even cooks fresh tapioca every hour, and will add them (and whatever else you like) to any drink per […]

How to Host an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Party

The fireworks, the drinks, the celebratory ambiance—what’s not to love about New Year’s Eve? If your idea of the perfect Dec. 31 includes all of the above—but not the uncomfortable formalwear and too-crowded bar scene—then consider hosting your own party on New Year’s Eve! Here are a few tips to help you host a party […]

DIY Holiday Gifts They’ll Be Excited to Unwrap

Between the shopping and the parties, the hectic holiday season can really start to take its toll on your stamina—and your wallet! This year, keep your wallet full—and your stress level at a minimum—by making your own holiday gifts. Not only will your friends and family enjoy a meaningful gift made just for them, they’ll […]

Dec. 8 Near Park Lafayette: It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette!

Known as the signature holiday event for children and families in the area, It’s A Wonderful Life in Lafayette offers all the seasonal staples — a visit with Santa, live holiday music, a tree lighting ceremony, and more. The celebration, now in its seventh year, gets underway at 4 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Lafayette’s […]