Category Archives: Lifestyle

Celebrate the Year of The Tiger

Grab your calendars as February 1 marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year! It is a time for celebration in Oakland which boasts a diverse population from across the globe.  So get ready to celebrate the Year of The Tiger. New to the concept of the Lunar New Year?  Each year is represented…

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Vibrant Start to 2022 – Pantone’s Very Peri

What’s new in 2022? Here is a way to start your new year with a pop of color.  Pantone recently announced the Color of the Year 2022 as PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a vibrant periwinkle blue with violet red undertones. The new color for 2022 injects a sense of playful freshness into home interiors, enlivening…

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Explore the Oakland Ale Trail

Oakland has an amazing beer and ale scene; it’s one of the best in the region. Rooted in the spirit of the city’s earliest manufacturers and can-do culture, Oakland’s brewers are developing flavor and style combinations making themselves unique in the increasingly crowded American craft beer scene.  Developed by Visit Oakland in collaboration with a…

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New Year Resolutions for 2022

As 2021 winds down, it’s time to think about the coming New Year.  Get the most out of your Oakland waterfront experience with these helpful resolutions to incorporate into your life.   Here are a few resolutions, close to home at Orion, to get on your 2022 New Year’s list:  Skate into 2022. Grab your…

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Welcome Your Guests With An Inviting Seasonal Wreath

With the holiday season upon us, you may be in the midst of creating your to-do list with menu planning and table settings, but don't overlook an opportunity to make a lasting impression before family and friends step through the door. A beautiful holiday wreath is the perfect warm welcome to adorn your Orion home. …

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‘Tis The Giving Season

'Tis the season of giving.  Living at Orion makes your holidays a breeze with our great neighbors.  Mere steps from Orion at Brooklyn Basin in 9th Avenue Terminal Building, we can conveniently shop Oaklandish, California Canoe & Kayak, plus enjoy foodie finds at Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin.  California Canoe & Kayak offers a variety of…

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Winter on the Oakland Waterfront

Whether you’re looking to add a little cool weather accessory to your wardrobe from the new Oaklandish mini shop at Brooklyn Basin, book an hour SUP from our friends at California Canoe and Kayak to cruise the Oakland waters, or stock up on your holiday staples from Rocky’s Market, the waterfront is a magical place…

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Explore the Oakland Urban Wine Trail

Explore the local flavor of the East Bay on the Oakland Urban Wine Trail. Like everything else in Oakland, the wine scene is a little different, with wineries housed in renovated warehouse spaces, ferry terminals, bustling markets and trendy art districts. With grapes sourced from all over the state, it’s a great way to experience,…

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Shop Small, Shop Local in the East Bay

The East Bay and Oakland specifically is known for its creative spirit. When hunting for a housewarming, holiday or host gift – hit an open-air market and support a local Oakland maker! Between Jack London Square’s Water Street Makers Market to Head West at Hangar 1 in Alameda, your options are covered.  Water Street Makers…

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Cocktails and Drinks in Jack London Square

Fall is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family as the year winds down.  And nearby Jack London Square is the place to gather to enjoy a variety of drinks and cocktails. With a slew of urban wineries and breweries, the Oakland waterfront doesn’t disappoint.  SF Eater recently rounded up some of…

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