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Living in Lafayette CA

Outdoor Entertaining

As warmer weather and dusky evening skies draw us outside, it’s a good time to take a look at your outdoor entertainment spaces and perhaps kick things up a notch with a few new elements. While a string of twinkle lights, some soft music piped through hidden speakers, and an icy cocktail alone can set a welcoming tone, we’ve got a few more ideas to...

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Our Favorite Walks and Hikes

The sky is blue, the wildflowers are blooming, and the East Bay’s multitude of open spaces beckon. There’s no better time to enjoy our trails. I love hiking the ridge in Burton Valley’s Lucas Ranch. Start at the Lucas Ranch gate (at the very end of Lucas) and walk up the paved streets. Turn left at the gravel road at the top of the hill...

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Support LPIE!

Lafayette Realtor Dana Green supports her community by contributing time and resources to Lafayette’s varied non-profits such as Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE), Lafayette’s education foundation supporting stellar public schools.

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Shop Local for Valentine’s Day

Whether it be for a loved one, a friend, or a neighbor, a Valentine’s Day treat given and received is always welcome. And, while we at the Dana Green Team never turn down chocolates and flowers, these two mainstays are not the only ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Lafayette is chock full of retailers offering both caloric and non-caloric ways to show you care. The...

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Lafayette’s History

Brown’s Mill, Brown’s Corners, Centerville, La Fayatte – our suburban community has had many names through the years. It was 1857 when the name ‘Lafayette’ was officially granted, thanks to the efforts of Benjamin Shreve, the town’s first school teacher, who applied for a post office for the small village. Rancho owner Elam Brown, who left Missouri with his family in 1846 in search of...

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Find Your Holiday Spirit at One of These Bay Area Festive Happenings

Warm and sunny fall days are behind us and we’re on to embracing the holiday spirit! The Bay Area is full of wonderful ways to influence a festive mood. We might not have snow, but we can surely find some mistletoe. Start your holiday spirit search at Orchard Nursery’s Holiday Shop. The theme this year is Holiday Handmade from Around the World. Find beautiful, one-of-a-kind...

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“It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette”

I am a fan of all of Lafayette’s various events, and “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” community celebration is one of my favorites. Along with Branagh Development, I am proud once again to sponsor this festive tradition that brings together our entire community for songs, local entertainment, and visits with Santa. Please mark your calendars for December 8, 2019, 4:00-6:30pm and join me and...

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Gratitude

When my children were in preschool, their teachers would ask them at Thanksgiving what they were thankful for. Their replies were translated to paper in the teacher’s handwriting, and their answers (the dog, etc.) always made me laugh. But I appreciated the exercise, and I continue it myself to this day. I love Thanksgiving for its reminder to us all to count our blessings. It’s...

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Fall Festival Fun

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, Downtown Lafayette. The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce’s annual Art & Wine Festival is perhaps the largest weekend event in Contra Costa County. Join the more than 85,000 visitors who stroll among the art and handmade crafts while sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying quality wines and microbrews, and musical entertainment on...

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Sports and Our Community

The benefits to students of participating in high school sports are many. Physical activity is good for the body and the soul. Participation within a team fosters cooperative skills and helps to build self-confidence and self-esteem. Teamwork encourages leadership and social skills. And practice brings discipline. Student athletes often do better academically, as the determination and goal-setting skills required of a sport can be transferred...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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