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Lampshades and Lushness Come to Restaurant Decor

What’s good for au courant restaurant decor may be finding a way into residential homes.
June 27, 2016

Fabrics Made for the Outdoors Move Indoors

High-performance outdoor fabrics—like solution-dyed acrylics—are softer, brighter, and more durable than the old stuff of awnings and cushions and are finding new uses indoors.
June 17, 2016

Wily Window Treatments

A little prep, a bit of measuring, and a generous dose of fabric add up to stylish.
June 13, 2016

Russian River Getaway

Guerneville and others are rich in resorts, redwoods and rainbow flags.
June 07, 2016

Vintage Romance in Beautiful Los Angeles

Los Angeles city still offers opportunities for 1920s-esque romance and pampering and its dining, cocktail, and fashion scenes are stronger than ever.
May 27, 2016

Feeling at Home in Quaint Winters

While Winters has always been worth a detour, thanks to a few blocks of well-preserved 19th-century commercial buildings, it's enjoying a renaissance as a destination for good eating.
May 24, 2016

History Comes Alive in Amador County

Amador County, a 2 1/2-hour drive from Oakland, encompasses a handful of small and smaller towns, but boasts an incredible history.
May 19, 2016

Paso Robles Evolves Into a Wine-Lover's Paradise

That sleepy, backwoodsy Paso Robles you might remember from some long-ago visit is worth another look.
May 16, 2016

California Dreamin' on the Orange County Coast

Picture your daydreams coming true on a 30-mile strip on a day's drive or an hour flight from Oakland.
May 09, 2016

Best East Bay Bike Rides

We have rounded up our top 11 routes that rock for awesome road biking.
April 27, 2016