Winter is coming! And though we live in the balmy-weathered Bay Area, it behooves us to prepare for the rainy, windy, cold (and sometimes super nice) months ahead. Keeping cool air out and warm air in not only maximizes the level of coziness, but also is sustainable for the environment and your budget alike. Most changes can be made quite easily. Preparing now will result in more time to lay back, relax and enjoy your cozy winter abode.
Dorka Keehn has a had a great year. The national organization she co-founded, Emerge America—a major contributor to the growing numbers of Democratic women serving in public office—saw 17 out of 28 Emerge California alumnae in the San Francisco Bay Area win their November 2012 ballot race. That’s a 61% success rate.
Nicola Noelle Buffa has worked with some of our clients at LOCZIdesign to create custom conceptual textile pieces for their home. She is a traditionally trained fine artist, highly skilled third generation seamstress, treasure collector, and master of domesticity. Hailing from Orange County, Nicola admits to coveting her SoCal rockabilly roots in addition to her MFA in printmaking, and two Bachelor of Art degrees in psychology and art.
When you’re working with nature, rather than against it, maintaining a native garden can be relatively painless since using fewer resources like water and fertilizer can mean less maintenance. Not only does greenery increase the overall value of your home, some say that looking out on a garden can actually help a hospital patient recover more quickly. Whether you want an attractive yard to view from your home or a place where you can get your hands dirty, growing a garden is known to make you a healthier individual.
I hear you, you’re tired of IKEA, but you don’t want to settle with the fluffy florally couch you inherited from your grandmother. I sat down with Paige Loczi and chatted about the abundance of local, vintage furniture stores — we had a lot to talk about so let’s just get right down to our favorites.