Blog

Lake Tahoe, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, Tourism

Family Fun Summer Getaways

We are fortunate to live in an area with many great getaway opportunities close by. A night or two at any of these local gems will make you feel as relaxed and refreshed as if you’d taken off a whole week. And the best part? Each is a short drive away: The Clement Hotel, Palo Alto: This is one of our favorite hotel secrets in...

Read More »

Looking for Summer Fun? We Got You.

School is out and the lazy days of swimming and backyard barbecues are here. We love Lafayette in the summertime, but it’s fun to mix up the routine every now and then. Here are some of our favorite Bay Area summer activities to help you expand your warm weather horizons: Watch the planes land at SFO: Take your airplane fans to the San Francisco Airport...

Read More »

Summertime = Reading Time

Remember the long, lazy summer days of childhood? How did you spend your time? I spent my summers swimming, having sleepovers with friends, and reading. I loved to read in the summer when it was just for fun and not something I had to do. My best friend Danielle and I would go to the old library on St. Mary’s Road, register for summer reading...

Read More »

Night at the Library

Kick off your summer at one of Lafayette’s coolest community parties, Night at the Library,  benefitting the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. I love this annual event, and I love our library for so many reasons. I believe a great library can serve as the foundation of a great community, and our library is a perfect example. In this one central place at the corner...

Read More »

Why I Support Children’s Hospital Oakland

Whether you’ve visited or not, you’re likely familiar with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO) and its main facility located adjacent to Highway 24. We are fortunate to be located so close to this world class, state-of-the-art facility that treats more children than any other pediatric hospital in the Bay Area. It’s because of gratitude and admiration that I’ve long been a supporter of CHO...

Read More »

Join Me at Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Notes & Words Benefit: May 12

I am so proud to once again be a Rock Star sponsor of Kelly Corrigan’s 9th annual Notes & Words benefit for Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO), Saturday, May 12, 2018. Alone, Kelly herself is a witty and inspiring author and speaker, but when she gathers together a group of noted musicians, singers, and literary figures for an annual evening of entertainment, the star power mega-wattage...

Read More »

LPIE Power

What exactly does Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) do for the students in each of our public schools? It’s difficult to quantify LPIE’s innumerable and valuable contributions, many of which are tangible, and some that are not. Parents with a student in the Lafayette school system have all felt the effects of LPIE in some way. When a child proudly shares artwork made in class,...

Read More »

Lafayette Schools are Powered by LPIE

Ask residents why they selected Lafayette as their home and many will say “the schools.” Lafayette’s public elementary and secondary schools consistently receive high rankings. While parent and community participation is one key to the success of our top quality education system, we attribute much of the success to Lafayette’s tried-and-true education foundation, Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE). While LPIE’s upcoming annual fundraising event is...

Read More »

Happy Lamorinda Trails

One of the joys of Lamorinda living is our convenient proximity to outdoor recreational spaces. Each of our towns – Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda – boast a bevy of easily accessible hiking trails that encourage outdoor living. Take a walk along any of these paths not only to fulfill fitness goals, but to also get a sense of what ‘community’ truly feels like. For Lamorinda...

Read More »

Spring is in the Air: It’s Garden Planning Time

While temperatures have been unpredictable lately, with highs near 80 and lows dipping into the 30’s, Spring is definitely in the air and it’s time to think about your garden. Some of us at the Dana Green Team have a green thumb. We are fortunate to have Orchard Nursery as a local resource. At Orchard, you’ll find answers to any gardening question you may have....

Read More »

Lafayette Winter Comfort Foods

Wondering what to have for dinner? In our office, at about 4pm or so, we often find ourselves talking about our favorite dishes and local menu items, and what we are having for dinner. We love sharing with each other our go-to dishes and thought it would be fun to share them with you too (and lucky for us all can be take-out!). These Lafayette...

Read More »

Bay Area Outings

While it’s a fact that Lamorinda offers all we need for a happy life, it would be a shame to miss some of the amazing and endless Bay Area activities that surround us. It’s true that people from all over the world travel to Northern California for the abundance of cultural riches and natural resources. From North to South, and East to West, we’ve gathered...

Read More »

Dana Green – Lafayette’s 2018 Business Person of the Year!

I’ve received various recognitions over the years since I started working as a Lafayette Realtor. I have been grateful for each and every acknowledgement. But this one is special: I’ve been chosen by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce as their 2018 Business Person of the Year. To be recognized by the business leaders in my hometown for what is my passion – connecting people, businesses,...

Read More »

New Year’s Tips for Home and Garden

For many of us, the new year is a time for making resolutions. Rather than focus on what we should do (exercise more, read more), let’s focus on what we can do to make our home environment and outdoor living spaces welcoming and ready for upcoming springtime weather. Tackle some of these to-do’s now, and you’ll be ready to enjoy the imminent sunshine and the...

Read More »

What a Wonderful Year!

As the year comes to a close, I’d like to thank you – my family, friends, clients, and the entire Lamorinda community – for the continued support throughout 2017. In the same way you inspire me, I hope that my team and I have managed this year to provide cheer and inspiration for each of you. Our involvement and sponsorship in our many community projects...

Read More »

What are your Holiday Traditions?

December is a special time of the year, and especially so in Lamorinda where holiday cheer surrounds us. I love it when the white twinkle lights first make their appearance down Mt. Diablo Blvd. and on the giant tree that fronts Diablo Foods. I love walking the Lafayette Reservoir and enjoying the community ornament trees. And I especially love our Dana Green Team-sponsored “It’s a...

Read More »

It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette

This headline is true in and of itself, but it’s also the apropos name of Lafayette’s annual holiday celebration, to be held this year on Friday, December 1, from 4:00 to 6:30pm in Plaza Park. This is probably our team’s favorite annual event – we’ve been a sponsor since inception – and each of us loves how it so aptly illustrates the many reasons people...

Read More »

Give Thanks

It’s the time of year when we think about our lives, our families, and all that we are thankful for. And, we definitely have much to be thankful for here in the Lamorinda area. It’s also the time of year when we consider what we might be doing for others whose needs are greater than our own. I recently posted a blog about volunteerism, with...

Read More »

Cold and Wet Weather is Coming. Be Ready.

As Northern California residents, we may not need to ‘batten down the hatches’ for fall and winter weather as do those in colder climates, but it’s still a good idea to ready your house for the shorter days and rains to come. Following is a quick list of tasks to consider. If you need help with anything home related, please take a look on our...

Read More »

We Were the Grateful Ones

Earlier in September my team and I took part in one of the most fulfilling ventures we’ve ever undertaken. The end result of our efforts was something with which we are familiar – helping people and families find and create a home – but this time it was a bit different. Working with a wonderful group called Grateful Gatherings, we, along with the help of...

Read More »