Start Your Weekend With a Hike at Briones Regional Park

Climb to the top of Briones Peak, and drink in the stunning view that sprawls out before you. Mount Diablo and the surrounding Diablo Valley are on the east; to the west, the East Bay hills and Mount Tamalpais. To the north, you’ll see the Sacramento River, and then on the southern edge, Las Trampas […]

Recipes to Make for a Smaller Thanksgiving Feast

So you’re not having the usual crowd of relatives over for Thanksgiving this year. That means you can pare down your feast and tailor it just to the members of your household! Here are a few ideas if you’re having a low-key Thanksgiving this year.  Cranberry Salsa [Mel’s Kitchen Cafe]Skip the canned cranberry sauce and […]

The Coziest Fall Decor You Can Buy on Etsy Right Now

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin! That should also apply to your apartment’s decor. If you want to support small artists while you redecorate for autumn, purchase one or two of these trending pieces of fall decor from Etsy. Or just use these ideas as a jumping-off point to DIY your own seasonal decorations! […]

Save Room for Dessert at Sol Y Luna Cocina

Are you a fan of authentic Mexican cuisine? If so, there is a re-branded local Mexican restaurant about 10 minutes away from Park Lafayette to add to your list. Formerly known as JP’s Tacos & Beer, Sol Y Luna Cocina Mexicana is still serving up the same fresh and authentic flavors under their new name. Be sure […]

Pluck the Perfect Pumpkin at Shadelands Pumpkin Patch

Shadelands Pumpkin Patch reopened for the season on October 1st, and it’s been keeping prime pumpkins in stock ever since! The pumpkin patch invites guests to stop by every day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., with no entry fee or reservation necessary. All the staff asks is that you wear a […]

Sip an Expertly Pulled Espresso at Papillon Quality Gourmet Coffees

If you’re in search of a new go-to coffee spot, Papillon Quality Gourmet Coffees is a spot you want to try. This family-owned and operated coffee shop has been a town staple for over ten years, making everyone that walks in the door feel like family. The interior is decorated with eclectic art that brightens up your […]

Autumn Cocktails to Sip at Your Next Virtual Happy Hour

It’s time to say goodbye to margaritas and mojitos and make way for cocktails more appropriate for sweater season. These easy-to-make concoctions will warm you up with the flavors of fall. Orange-Thyme Old-Fashioned [Country Living]The aromatic addition of thyme transforms a simple Old-Fashioned into something much cozier. In order to make this cocktail, you’ll have […]

Seasonal Produce to Add to Your Fall Menu

The local farmers’ market may be getting ready to wind down for the season, but that doesn’t mean freshly plucked produce is out of stock until spring. These fruits and veggies are being harvested right now, and they all deserve a spot on your autumn menu. Apples. Fall is apple-picking season for a very logical […]

Dia Y Noche Is a New Spot for Mexican Fare Near Park Lafayette

Since Dia Y Noche opened within the last few weeks, outdoor dining space was a big focus prior to its debut. So the team spent plenty of time designing spaces that would actually be appealing, not just functional. From the “parklet” area that popped up in the parking lot to the main patio to the […]

How to Update Your Bedroom for Cooler Weather

As the days get shorter, you might find yourself wanting to hop right into bed after dinner to devour a good book or watch your favorite spooky movie. So why not make your bedroom a little more inviting? Get nice and cozy for fall by adding these elements to your existing decor. Start with warmer […]