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Our Favorite Local August Treats

The sun is high, the temps are warm, and the lazy days of August are upon us. Just as winter weather makes us crave soul warming dishes and drinks, summertime has its own culinary rewards – think ice cream or a chilled glass of wine. I love the grilled peach bruschetta at Metro. I also love the iced coconut orange latte at Coffee Shop Lafayette....

Outdoor Living

Lafayette Realtor Dana Green provides simple and economical suggestions to transform your yard and garden for outdoor living during warmer weather. Move the party outside with these easy lighting, music, and design ideas.

Take Me to Your Reader

It’s hard to imagine in our world of technology that sitting down with a book once filled the lazy summer moments between swim team competition, family vacations, and time outdoors with friends. These days, adults and children are more likely to be found scrolling through their phones than relaxing with a good read. But even the innovators who created and rely on technology are attempting...

Night at the Library

One of my favorite ways to kick off summer is Lafayette’s Night at the Library, benefitting the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. I love this 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 of...

Lafayette Juniors Annual Kitchen Tour: 20 Years Strong

The Lafayette Juniors Annual Kitchen Tour turns 20 this year! I cannot believe it has been two decades since I first proposed this fun idea while serving as major fundraising chair of this fabulous organization. This was at the same time that I formed my company ‘The Tailored House’ and was providing interior design and staging services. I knew from my clients that they had...

One of My Favorite Events of the Year: Notes & Words

Dana Green, a longtime sponsor of the annual Notes & Words benefit for Children’s Hospital Oakland, encourages everyone to purchase tickets now for this inspirational event produced by beloved local author Kelly Corrigan. This year’s event is Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Oakland’s Fox Theater.

A Few of Our Lafayette Favorites

Lafayette Realtor Dana Green and her team encourage residents to shop and support local businesses. In her latest blog, Dana and her team provide retail inspiration by sharing some of their favorite Lafayette retail stores.

Join Me in Supporting LPIE

As a founding member and the longest running Real Estate sponsor of Lafayette, California’s education foundation, Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE), Realtor Dana Green encourages Lafayette residents to participate in LPIE’s annual fundraiser, the LPIE Power Party.

Rediscover These Iconic Bay Area Destinations

It is great to be reminded of the amazing wealth of cultural destinations that surround us in the Bay Area. It’s easy to take for granted our proximity to attractions that lure visitors from around the world. The giant whale sculpture outside the Lawrence Hall of Science still begs to be climbed. And when was the last time your hair stood on end from touching...

Our Lafayette Restaurant Favorites

As Lafayette continues to make room for new restaurants and bistros, my team and I are constantly finding new favorite dishes. We often share our restaurant tips with each other, and we thought you might like to know the comfort food dishes and drinks that are currently making us swoon. From a quick afternoon pick-me-up latte, to a fried chicken takeout dinner for the entire...

Defining the ‘Team’ in the Dana Green Team

Team. You now often see the word in the real estate industry. It connotes an entire group working towards the interests of each client. At the Dana Green Team we operate as the true definition of a team: two or more people working together. Rather unique in the industry, our team is comprised of a dozen specialists – each with his or her own talents...

RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker

For more than 38 years, RISMedia has provided the residential real estate industry with news, trends, and business development strategies through its flagship publication, website, blog, and networking and educational events. I’ve been a passionate follower of RISMedia for many years. The company’s invaluable real estate information and advice helps me to better navigate this industry and provide our clients with the best possible service....

A Time to Give

We at the Dana Green Team wish you and yours a very Happy New Year and best wishes for all good things in 2019. This year we encourage you to make a positive difference in the lives of others, whether it be the gift of time, a gift from your pocketbook, or perhaps in-kind services. Anything you can do to serve a greater good helps...

A Thanksgiving Tradition: A Lafayette Reservoir Walk

Perhaps no other spot in Lamorinda reflects the area’s hometown feel better than the Lafayette Reservoir. This recreational gem has long served as our local gathering spot. Whether taking a solo hike on the 2.7 mile Lakeside Nature Trail, or trekking the challenging unpaved 4.7 mile Rim Trail, you’re sure to run into friends and neighbors. No more so than during the holidays, when families...

Gratitude

I am so grateful to live and work in a community I adore and in which I’ve spent my entire life. In Lamorinda, and throughout the entire Bay Area, we have much to be thankful for – open space, recreational opportunities, cultural activities, beautiful neighborhoods, and friendly neighbors. And while it’s easy to take all of this for granted, I often think about the well-known...

Prepare Your Home for Winter

Though our temperate Northern California climate doesn’t necessitate ‘battening down the hatches’ for fall and winter, even a bit of cold and rain can have an impact on our homes. The onset of daylight savings (November 4) tends to be a good time to look around your home and assess any needed repairs. Here are a few important home maintenance tasks that we recommend take...

It’s Pumpkin Season

We at the Dana Green Team are not immune to the pumpkin craze. We too await the annual local coffee shops’ pumpkin spice lattes, and we always look forward to Orchard Nursery’s Harvest Festival. We start decorating our homes with white and orange varietals the minute they make their appearance at Trader Joe’s and Diablo Foods (even though it might still be 85 degrees outside),...

Lamorinda’s Friday Night Lights

Can’t make it to Levi Stadium in Santa Clara for an NFL game this fall? Didn’t manage to get to Flushing Meadows for the US Open? No worries. The Lamorinda area has plenty of athletic competition that can be enjoyed by all. And who needs a Michael Mina 49ers Tailgate when you can relish a meal of hot dogs, chips, and soda prepared by our...

Perfect Fall Weather Activities

September often produces some of the Bay Area’s best weather: cool mornings, sunny days, and mild evenings. Let’s all get outside and enjoy this perfect time before the Fall chill inevitably hits. Here are some of our favorite activities: Giants Baseball: You don’t need to be a baseball fan to enjoy a day at the ballpark, especially when you have upper deck seats with a...