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Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall." - Oscar Wilde
In the fall of my freshman year at UCLA, I began working at one of the very first health food stores ever created in ...
By Cynthia Brian

Feng Shui
So many of you have asked me specific questions about the location of your homes, and whether they're in an auspicious or favorable position, as well as what specifically to avoid when considering a home purchase, so let's take a deeper dive with this theme.
By Michele Duffy

Mighty oak comes crashing down
Bob and Sue Miller have had a magnificent Valley oak tree in their Lafayette backyard to enjoy since their house was built in 1954. "It stood close to 100 feet high, was beautifully symmetrical and was estimated by arborists to be from 500-800 years old," Sue Miller ...By Jennifer Wake

Bring life to your design one small piece at a time
One of the most fun parts of interior design is the accessorizing. In my opinion those little details of the space make the design. Accessories bring life to a room and create visual interest. Here are my top five must-have accessories for your home.
By Amanda Eck

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Digging the garden, tending the weeds. Who could ask for more?" - John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Because I enjoy consuming copious amounts of greens, I have been called a rabbit. When I ...
By Cynthia Brian

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky."~ Buddha
There is only one certainty in the garden: it is never finished. Gardens evolve, ...
By Cynthia Brian

Activating and balancing the Metal element in your home this fall
In the last few months I've shared a small bit about the wisdom of the Five Elements in Feng Shui interior design and how to apply them at home, in accordance with the Feng Shui Bagua map.
By Michele Duffy

Feng Shui
The home should function as a personal retreat, a restorative place where we rejuvenate and refresh, and so if home is not feeling that way, the Five Elements can help. In Feng Shui, we use the Five Elements to balance and enrich home spaces so that the feeling of ...By Michele Duffy

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort." - W. Somerset Maugham
Perhaps because I practiced interior design as a professional member of the American ...
By Cynthia Brian

Creating a living room that sings
Decorating a space like a living room can feel like an overwhelming task as you try to put all the pieces together to make it feel harmonious. You have to consider paint colors for the walls, what kind of furniture you already have, what pieces you need, furniture ...By Amanda Eck

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The second quarter of 2019 was again seasonally strong with a solid volume of closed sale activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate, excepting Orinda. Supply, however, increased significantly in Moraga and especially Orinda while in Lafayette inventory ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul"- John Muir
How often are you outdoors? Are you spending ...
By Cynthia Brian

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Trees are giving fruit
Earth is giving grain
Sun is giving warmth
By Cynthia Brian

Volunteers remove flammable French Broom from Nature Area
On a rainy Sunday a few weeks ago, 20 children and parents helped Toris Jaeger remove invasive French Broom plants from around the Wagner Ranch Nature Area in Orinda. Children hunted for the pretty plants along the winding trails, and worked together to pull up and cut ...Submitted by Katharine Barrett

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