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. […]

Expect Fresh, Seasonal Ingredients at Lavash

When the kitchen team at Lavash needs an ingredient, their first stop is a local farmers’ market. That’s where they prefer to source as many of their ingredients as possible. After all, only the area’s markets can offer the local, in-season components the chef requires to craft authentic and delicious Mediterranean food. Lavash only recently started slinging […]

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 […]

Tomorrow Near Your Apartment: The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival!

More than 300 arts and crafts booths, 20-plus Bay Area cover bands, and four main stages make up the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival. The annual celebration kicks off tomorrow at 10 a.m. for a full two days of craft beer and wine, locally made art, and nonstop concerts. Best of all, the festivities are […]

Sustainable Sunday Returns to the Lafayette Community Center on Sept. 15

Sustainable Lafayette exists to educate the public about eco-friendly options in the local community. In order to do so, its team puts on engaging events throughout the year, like the upcoming Sustainable Sunday on September 15th. Held at the Lafayette Community Center, this afternoon event will offer a few practical steps you can take to live […]

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, […]

Aug. 18 Near Park Lafayette: Art in the Park Festival

The Martinez Art Association’s Art in the Park Festival is celebrating a big birthday this year! It’s the 50th anniversary of the longstanding art festival, a free community-oriented celebration that attracts dozens of artists every summer. Be part of the party on Sunday, August 18th at Susana Park—which is only about a 20-minute drive away. […]

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 […]

BYOB (Build Your Own Burger) at Roam Artisan Burgers

There’s a reason that the American fare served at Roam Artisan Burgers tastes nothing like fast food. The kitchen team collaborates with local farmers, ranchers, and other purveyors to find the best and freshest ingredients for their burgers, salads, sides, and signature milkshakes. So while the menu may be somewhat brief, there’s nothing standard about […]