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Those who know me well, know I’m the queen of quotes. Maybe it’s my inner philosopher or because I’m a word nerd, but I love their power to provide comfort, clarity, and comedic relief. My current coffee table book is even called Quotable; and, yes, it’s filled with—you guessed it(!)—smart sayings and wise, witty words from poignant people like the Buddha and Benjamin Franklin. The quote I’m currently crushing on, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing,” comes from British author Alfred Wainright. In a month like January—often the wettest, coldest one of the year—it’s a favorable way of reacting to unfavorable temps. But the quote goes beyond encouraging people to bundle up. Alfred is essentially saying that being positive (and prepared!) results in optimistic outcomes. And he’s onto something. A pessimist might look at January and see barren trees, bleak bank accounts, and runny noses, while someone with a sunnier disposition sees it as a new beginning—a month when the sun starts to set a little later, citrus is in season, and there’s a calming sense of stillness in the air. With a simple flip of the mindset switch, the month becomes more cheery than weary. With fewer calendar commitments (December is always a doozy) comes more free time for me time, like signing up for creative classes. In “Get Crafty!” (page 24), we share a lengthy list of wonderful workshops where you’ll build confidence and social connections while learning new skills, from wreath making and watercolor painting to cake decorating. Do you prefer purchasing locally made products rather than making them? Check out “Editor’s Picks” (page 50) for 10 locally crafted goods that are too good to pass up! There’s much more in store, too: a travel piece to Oregon’s Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge (page 62), a region rich in agricultural abundance and natural beauty; four super—and super easy to make—soup recipes (page 86) you’ll want to savor all season long; and a “Day in the Life” of local resident and NBC Sports’ studio host Rebecca Lowe (page 16), whose glass-half-full attitude is likely why she’s such a success. Cheers to a new issue—and a new year filled with light, love, and looking on the bright side. Happy 2024! —Megan megan@stylemg.com @meggoeggowaffle

Those who know me well, know I’m the queen of quotes. Maybe it’s my inner philosopher or because I’m a word nerd, but I love their power to provide comfort, clarity, and comedic relief. My current coffee table book is even called Quotable; and, yes, it’s filled with—you guessed it(!)—smart sayings and wise, witty words from poignant people like the Buddha and Benjamin Franklin.

The quote I’m currently crushing on, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing,” comes from British author Alfred Wainright. In a month like January—often the wettest, coldest one of the year—it’s a favorable way of reacting to unfavorable temps. But the quote goes beyond encouraging people to bundle up. Alfred is essentially saying that being positive (and prepared!) results in optimistic outcomes.

And he’s onto something. A pessimist might look at January and see barren trees, bleak bank accounts, and runny noses, while someone with a sunnier disposition sees it as a new beginning—a month when the sun starts to set a little later, citrus is in season, and there’s a calming sense of stillness in the air. With a simple flip of the mindset switch, the month becomes more cheery than weary.

With fewer calendar commitments (December is always a doozy) comes more free time for me time, like signing up for creative classes. In “Get Crafty!” (page 24), we share a lengthy list of wonderful workshops where you’ll build confidence and social connections while learning new skills, from wreath making and watercolor painting to cake decorating. Do you prefer purchasing locally made products rather than making them? Check out “Editor’s Picks” (page 50) for 10 locally crafted goods that are too good to pass up!

There’s much more in store, too: a travel piece to Oregon’s Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge (page 62), a region rich in agricultural abundance and natural beauty; four super—and super easy to make—soup recipes (page 86) you’ll want to savor all season long; and a “Day in the Life” of local resident and NBC Sports’ studio host Rebecca Lowe (page 16), whose glass-half-full attitude is likely why she’s such a success.
Cheers to a new issue—and a new year filled with light, love, and looking on the bright side. Happy 2024!

—Megan
megan@stylemg.com
@meggoeggowaffle

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6 EDITOR'S LETTER<br />

10 ONLINE<br />

12 COMMUNITY<br />

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16 GET TO KNOW<br />

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New Year's Checklist<br />

24 ARTS & CULTURE<br />

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28 CALENDAR<br />

32 OUTTAKES<br />

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38 HEALTH & WELLNESS<br />

Understanding Grief<br />

40 TAKE A HIKE<br />

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50 KEEP IT LOCAL<br />

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Made Locally with Love<br />

52 STYLE FILES<br />

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58 HOME & GARDEN<br />

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51 SHOP LOCAL<br />

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| editor’s letter |<br />

Those who know me well, know I’m the queen of quotes. Maybe it’s my<br />

inner philosopher or because I’m a word nerd, but I love their power<br />

to provide comfort, clarity, and comedic relief. My current coffee table<br />

book is even called Quotable; and, yes, it’s filled with—you guessed<br />

it(!)—smart sayings and wise, witty words from poignant people like<br />

the Buddha and Benjamin Franklin.<br />

The quote I’m currently crushing<br />

on, “There’s no such thing as bad<br />

weather, only unsuitable clothing,”<br />

comes from British author<br />

Alfred Wainright. In a month like<br />

<strong>January</strong>—often the wettest, coldest<br />

one of the year—it’s a favorable<br />

way of reacting to unfavorable<br />

temps. But the quote goes beyond<br />

encouraging people to bundle up.<br />

Alfred is essentially saying that<br />

being positive (and prepared!)<br />

results in optimistic outcomes.<br />

And he’s onto something. A<br />

pessimist might look at <strong>January</strong><br />

and see barren trees, bleak bank<br />

accounts, and runny noses, while<br />

someone with a sunnier disposition<br />

sees it as a new beginning—a month<br />

when the sun starts to set a little<br />

later, citrus is in season, and there’s<br />

a calming sense of stillness in the<br />

air. With a simple flip of the mindset<br />

switch, the month becomes more cheery than weary.<br />

And in the glossy print pages ahead, we have plenty of pieces to keep you happy,<br />

healthy, and having fun—starting with our feature, “Winter Wellness.” Flip to page<br />

66 for super salads, must-try mocktails, winterized workouts, alternative immuneboosting<br />

tips, and other ways to survive and thrive until sunshine, once again, is<br />

on our side.<br />

With fewer calendar commitments (December is always a doozy) comes more<br />

free time for me time, like signing up for creative classes. In “Get Crafty!” (page 24),<br />

we share a lengthy list of wonderful workshops where<br />

you’ll build confidence and social connections while<br />

"Happiness<br />

is not by<br />

chance but<br />

by choice."<br />

— Jim Rohn<br />

learning new skills, from wreath making and watercolor<br />

painting to cake decorating. Do you prefer purchasing<br />

locally made products rather than making them? Check<br />

out “Editor’s Picks” (page 50) for 10 locally crafted goods<br />

that are too good to pass up!<br />

There’s much more in store, too: a travel piece to Oregon’s<br />

Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge (page 62), a region<br />

rich in agricultural abundance and natural beauty; four<br />

super—and super easy to make—soup recipes (page 86) you’ll want to savor all season<br />

long; and a “Day in the Life” of local resident and NBC Sports’ studio host Rebecca Lowe<br />

(page 16), whose glass-half-full attitude is likely why she’s such a success.<br />

Cheers to a new issue—and a new year filled with light, love, and looking on the<br />

bright side. Happy <strong>2024</strong>!<br />

—Megan<br />

megan@stylemg.com<br />

@meggoeggowaffle<br />

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Folsom recently welcomed Rebecca<br />

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launched her engineering career at a<br />

local development firm—designing<br />

housing projects, community<br />

spaces, and commercial<br />

retail centers, including<br />

Folsom's Palladio—<br />

and over the years<br />

has won numerous<br />

awards (“Project of<br />

the Year” from the<br />

American Public Works<br />

Association and “Innovative<br />

Project of the Year” from the<br />

Women's Transportation Seminar).<br />

Kiddos were treated to a magical morning<br />

at the inaugural “Breakfast with Sugar<br />

Plum Fairy & Her Friends” event at the<br />

Harris Center last month. After watching<br />

an exclusive dance performance while<br />

enjoying a hearty pancake breakfast,<br />

families mingled, received autographs,<br />

and took photos with beloved characters<br />

from Nutcracker Reimagined.<br />

Congrats to Taylor Allred, STYLE<br />

<strong>Magazine</strong>’s staff photographer and owner<br />

of Food in Focus (foodinfocus.net), who<br />

recently had the honor of photographing<br />

an article for the New York Times:<br />

“Sacramento’s Path to a Great Restaurant<br />

City.” Her stunning photographs<br />

include images of area eateries and<br />

owners/chefs like Lucía Plumb-<br />

Reyes (Moonbelly Bakery) and Alex<br />

Sherry (Majka Pizzeria & Bakery).<br />

Congrats to Folsom High School’s<br />

football team, whose Bulldogs defeated<br />

the St. Bonaventure High School<br />

Seraphs 20-14 to win the CIF State<br />

Football Championship for the<br />

fifth time in the school’s history.<br />

Arts Council of Placer County is<br />

currently accepting applications for this<br />

year’s Community Grants Program,<br />

which, since its inception, has awarded<br />

over $500,000 to area arts organizations<br />

and programs, thanks to funding<br />

from Placer County, the California<br />

Arts Council, and private donations.<br />

This year’s reworked grant application<br />

includes new categories, eligibility, and<br />

a weighted points system. For more info<br />

and to apply, visit placerarts.org/grants.<br />

Visconti's Ristorante<br />

(viscontisristorante.com), Red Bus<br />

Brewing Company (redbusbrew.<br />

com), and Brian Wallace Art<br />

(brianwallaceart.com)—all based in<br />

Folsom—collaborated to create a<br />

new house beer for Visconti’s: Birra<br />

Romeo. The label, created by Wallace,<br />

was inspired by the Alfa Romeo crest,<br />

and features the Visconti's family<br />

crest and VW Wolfsburg crest. Try<br />

the 4.8% ABV Italian pilsner on tap<br />

or in cans at Visconti’s or Red Bus.<br />

Thanks to Jacob<br />

Paturel—a senior at<br />

Union Mine High<br />

School and dedicated<br />

member of Boy Scouts<br />

Troop 460—Placerville<br />

has a new, nine-hole<br />

disc golf course. The<br />

course—Paturels’ Eagle Scout<br />

project—garnered an impressive $9,200<br />

in donations, courtesy of local businesses<br />

and organizations, and is located on the<br />

campus of Markham Middle School.<br />

Don Quixote’s Mexican Grill (thedon.<br />

net), sited at 2164 Sunset Boulevard<br />

in Rocklin, expanded their square<br />

footage and offerings (food and drinks)<br />

by opening a cantina next door. Don<br />

Q’s Cantina features craft cocktails,<br />

beer, wine, and small plates, with<br />

happy hour seven days a week.<br />

Folsom’s chapter of the National Charity League (nationalcharityleague.org/<br />

chapter/folsom)—a group of mothers and daughters committed to community<br />

service, leadership development, and cultural experiences—is holding its annual<br />

Membership Drive beginning <strong>January</strong> 15. Applications are open (through March<br />

1) for girls currently enrolled in grades sixth through eighth. Prospective members<br />

are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on <strong>January</strong> 18, February 4,<br />

or February 25. For more info, email membershipfolsom@nclonline.org.<br />

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women to be familiar with their bodies and family<br />

histories, to assess risks and screening needs.<br />

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get to know<br />

It’s pretty cool<br />

meeting the reason<br />

Apple TV’s hit show<br />

Ted Lasso was<br />

created. When El<br />

Dorado Hills-based<br />

Rebecca Lowe was<br />

recruited to front<br />

NBC Sports’ new<br />

coverage of English<br />

soccer’s Premier<br />

League 10 years ago,<br />

the network wanted<br />

a “huge splash,”<br />

recounts Lowe. They<br />

commissioned a<br />

parody featuring<br />

Jason Sudeikis as<br />

Ted Lasso alongside<br />

Brendan Hunt as<br />

Coach Beard in a<br />

short but hilarious<br />

film. The rest, as they<br />

say, is history, for both<br />

Lowe and Lasso.<br />

— Day in the Life —<br />

Rebecca Lowe<br />

NBC Sports’ Studio Host<br />

by CAROLINE KINGS<br />

Lasso was successful but always learning the nuances of the “beautiful<br />

game,” while Lowe is the knowledgeable anchor for Premier League.<br />

Most weeks you’ll see her discussing the weekend’s games, goals, and<br />

controversies with soccer experts and ex-players.<br />

A “day” in Lowe’s life doesn’t really paint the full picture, as her<br />

workweek is likely quite different to yours and mine. She lives locally<br />

but works in Connecticut, a commute few of us would envy.<br />

Please explain your commute. Why not live in Connecticut?<br />

[My family] used to live in Connecticut but then my husband Paul (Paul<br />

Buckle, former professional soccer player and manager) was offered the<br />

head coach position at Sacramento Republic FC, so we moved across<br />

the country. We love [living in this area] and are very settled, especially<br />

since we had our son, Teddy, here.<br />

Photos by Nick Casanova from NBC.<br />

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Tell us about your workweek.<br />

My workweek really begins on Thursday<br />

when we have a call to discuss what’s going<br />

to be included in the weekend shows. That<br />

evening for me is like most people’s Sunday<br />

night: prepping and planning for the<br />

workdays ahead, except most people are<br />

winding down for the weekend!<br />

On Friday morning, I drop my son<br />

off at school—that’s a must for me—and<br />

then I’m driven to San Francisco where I<br />

catch a flight to Connecticut, the home<br />

of NBC Sports where we record Premier<br />

League. It’s hard to sleep in my hotel<br />

room on Friday night due to the time<br />

difference, but it’s a must, considering<br />

I’m up Saturday at 3:25 a.m. (ET). I’m in<br />

hair and makeup at 4:30 a.m., followed<br />

by an hour of rehearsal, and then we go<br />

live. It’s a full-on day of live TV. I don’t use<br />

a prompter, as the experts and I react<br />

to what’s happening in the games, so it’s<br />

intense but also great fun!<br />

At the end of the day, I return to my<br />

hotel where I can, and must, relax for the<br />

next day. It’s difficult being away from my<br />

family but having that separation also<br />

means I [can] focus on me—go to the gym,<br />

get room service, watch Netflix, and prep<br />

for Sunday when it starts all over again!<br />

On Sunday night, I fly home and<br />

get ready for the school run on<br />

Monday morning.<br />

Being so far away, how do you stay<br />

up to speed with soccer news?<br />

Monday to Thursday, whether I’m driving<br />

or walking the dog, I listen to the UK<br />

radio show, talkSport. I don’t necessarily<br />

take notes, but I’m hoping that it goes in<br />

by a process of osmosis! The researchers<br />

at NBC are fantastic, too; they send me<br />

pages and pages of research and news<br />

clippings, and when I’m being driven to<br />

the airport, during the flight, and once<br />

in Connecticut, I’m digesting it all, taking<br />

notes, and thinking about what might<br />

come up.<br />

What’s the biggest challenge of<br />

the week?<br />

The biggest challenge for me is trying not<br />

to be supermom on Monday morning. I<br />

used to book lots of activities to do with<br />

Teddy once I was back home, but I’ve<br />

learned he just wants to be with me, even<br />

if it’s simply taking the dog for a walk.<br />

From Monday to Thursday, it’s about<br />

making memories with him before going<br />

back to work. Logistically, it’s no longer<br />

challenging. I’ve been doing the commute<br />

for seven years now, so I know the drill.<br />

How are you involved in our local<br />

community?<br />

Well, as you might expect—given his<br />

parents’ jobs—Teddy plays soccer, so I<br />

watch him when it’s the season and I’m<br />

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work with Street Soccer USA and Street<br />

Soccer Sacramento, which spearheaded<br />

last summer’s Homeless World Cup<br />

and helps young people use soccer to<br />

achieve a better life. I once helped with a<br />

breakfast and sat next to a lady who had<br />

escaped a domestic abuse situation with<br />

her children. Soccer helped her find a<br />

purpose and regain her self-esteem; she’s<br />

now a general manager at a store and<br />

provides for her and her family. Soccer<br />

did that for her! I love being involved and<br />

seeing people come out the other side.<br />

How else do you give back?<br />

I try to support women, as I didn’t get<br />

a lot of encouragement on the way up;<br />

in fact, quite the opposite. I’ve spent<br />

time with California Storm (our region’s<br />

most local professional female soccer<br />

team), and I mentor three female<br />

college graduates who want to do what<br />

I do. I really want to help women tread<br />

this path.<br />

What’s next on the agenda?<br />

As well as soccer, I’ve also fronted NBC’s<br />

coverage of the Olympics since 2014 and<br />

next year is no different. Summer <strong>2024</strong><br />

I’ll leave Paul and Teddy and work from<br />

Paris for the duration of the Games.<br />

Ted Lasso takes on the Olympics,<br />

anyone?<br />

Photos by Nick Casanova from NBC.<br />

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For many, the dawn of a new year is the perfect time<br />

to set goals—making for some jam-packed gyms<br />

in <strong>January</strong>. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are<br />

easier to make than keep, and many well-meaning<br />

folks give up after just a few days or weeks. Heck,<br />

<strong>January</strong> 17 was even designated as National Ditch<br />

New Year’s Resolutions Day! To improve your odds,<br />

experts suggest setting small, specific goals instead.<br />

Read on for 10 bite-size ideas to make <strong>2024</strong> your<br />

happiest, healthiest, most productive year yet.<br />

Eat Your Veggies<br />

Whether you want to lose weight or<br />

improve your overall health, fresh fruits<br />

and veggies are key. “[They] can lower<br />

blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart<br />

disease and stroke, prevent some types<br />

of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive<br />

Mantra<br />

problems, and have a positive effect<br />

upon blood sugar, [ultimately keeping<br />

your] appetite in check,” according to<br />

Harvard’s School of Public Health. Luckily,<br />

our region is home to a bounty of vegfriendly<br />

eateries serving up meals so<br />

mouthwatering you won’t even miss the<br />

meat. Zest Kitchen (zestvegankitchen.<br />

com) in Rocklin serves an entirely vegan<br />

menu in casual environs; the breakfast<br />

burrito, seasonal panini, and salted<br />

caramel brownie are all musts. Sink your<br />

teeth into savory, meat-free Indian soups,<br />

curries, and more at Folsom’s Mantra<br />

(mantraindian.com). And at Vegan Circus<br />

(vegan-circus.com)—a food truck dishing<br />

up cruelty-free carnival classics—savor<br />

playful takes on fair favorites, like pink<br />

lotus churros, corn dogs, and fantasy<br />

funnel cakes.<br />

Read a Good Book<br />

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t<br />

found the right book,” says author J.K.<br />

Rowling. One way to discover great books<br />

is by joining a book club—and there are<br />

plenty to choose from. If you’re looking<br />

Ruby’s Books<br />

for a casual vibe, try Books on Tap,<br />

organized by Ruby’s Books (rubysfolsom.<br />

com) and hosted the first Tuesday of<br />

each month at Red Bus Brewing Co.<br />

(redbusbrew.com/calendar); Face in a<br />

Book (getyourfaceinabook.com) in El<br />

Dorado Hills also hosts numerous groups,<br />

including a Daytime Book Club and<br />

Young Adult Book Club. If “clubbing”<br />

isn’t your vibe, simply ask one of our<br />

local booksellers for some must-read<br />

recommendations. Tina Ferguson, owner<br />

of Face in a Book, is loving The Fury by<br />

Alex Michaelides (a masterfully paced<br />

thriller) and The Mystery Guest (a national<br />

bestseller containing both comedy and<br />

sadness) by Nita Prose.<br />

Get in the Game<br />

Did you miss the pickleball craze?<br />

Now’s the perfect time to join in, as a<br />

new pickleball entertainment complex<br />

is coming to Roseville later this year.<br />

Electric Pickle (electricpickle.co)<br />

will offer indoor and outdoor courts,<br />

along with music, gourmet food, and<br />

cocktails; think Topgolf for picklers.<br />

In the meantime, learn the game at<br />

Johnson Ranch Pickleball Complex<br />

(sparetimesportsclubs.com/sports/<br />

pickleball)—the largest facility in Northern<br />

California—which offers “Pickleball<br />

101” and many other opportunities for<br />

both members and non-members to<br />

play; or join the Folsom Pickleball Club<br />

(folsompickleballclub.org) and register<br />

for their “Introduction to Pickleball” event,<br />

typically scheduled the first Saturday of<br />

each month.<br />

Go Outside<br />

You can never soak up too much<br />

sunshine. Studies show that fresh air can<br />

boost your energy, improve your mood,<br />

and help you sleep better. Beat the<br />

winter blues by heading outdoors. The<br />

paved trails of Roseville’s Miner’s Ravine<br />

Nature Reserve (placer.ca.gov/6003/<br />

miners-ravine-nature-reserve), Folsom’s<br />

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Johnny Cash Trail (folsomcasharttrail.<br />

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recreation opportunities for<br />

walkers, runners, and cyclists.<br />

Save a Buck<br />

Next time you need an outfit, head to<br />

a consignment or resale store. You’ll<br />

save money and help keep items out<br />

of the landfill. ReLove Consignment<br />

(weloverelove.co) in Folsom offers a<br />

huge selection of stylish secondhand<br />

clothes and accessories for women;<br />

Free<strong>Style</strong> Clothing Exchange<br />

(freestyleclothing.com), with four<br />

locations in the area, sells gently used<br />

items for both men and women; while<br />

Renaissance Fine Consignment<br />

(renaissancecorp.com/el-dorado-hillsstore)<br />

caters to buyers seeking highquality,<br />

designer fashion (think Chanel,<br />

Gucci, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton) at a<br />

fraction of the original price.<br />

Lend a Hand<br />

Most food banks experience a<br />

significant drop in donations after the<br />

holidays. Help feed those in need by<br />

Placer Food Bank<br />

donating a bag of non-perishable<br />

items to Twin Lakes Food Bank<br />

(twinlakesfoodbank.org), Food Bank of<br />

El Dorado County (foodbankedc.org),<br />

or Placer Food Bank (placerfoodbank.<br />

org). Better yet, organize a food drive at<br />

your workplace, church, child’s school,<br />

or other organization. The food bank<br />

websites have info on most-needed<br />

items, as well as how to organize and<br />

register your drive.<br />

Spice Things Up<br />

Life feeling a bit bland? Spice things<br />

up by taking a cooking class from<br />

the comfort of your own kitchen with<br />

Sacramento Spice (sacramentospice.<br />

com). Local chef Shankari Arcot—winner<br />

of the California State Fair’s Iron Chef<br />

Competition—has been sharing her love<br />

of cooking with locals for over a decade<br />

with virtual and in-person culinary<br />

courses for all ages (kids included!) and<br />

levels. The cooking classes at Folsom’s<br />

Murer House (murerhousefoundation.<br />

org/cooking-classes) are designed to<br />

help home cooks master the skills to<br />

prepare tasty, everyday meals (like<br />

arancini on <strong>January</strong> 13 and minestrone<br />

on <strong>January</strong> 20).<br />

Boost Your Knowledge<br />

No matter your age or interests, you<br />

can always learn something new—<br />

especially at a museum! If you’re a<br />

local history buff, the recently updated<br />

Gold Rush Museum (visitplacer.com/<br />

the-gold-rush-museum) in Auburn<br />

Gold Rush Museum<br />

boasts a mining tunnel, Gold Rush<br />

“Twitter wall,” indoor panning steam,<br />

and many other hands-on exhibits. Or,<br />

if you’re a tech enthusiast, ring in <strong>2024</strong><br />

with a visit to the Roseville Telephone<br />

Museum (consolidated.com/about-us/<br />

history/telephone-museum), which<br />

has an extensive collection of antique<br />

telephones and memorabilia.<br />

Travel (Locally)<br />

Even if you can’t swing an overseas<br />

vacation this year, you can experience<br />

new places. Put on your finest frock<br />

and travel to England—and back in<br />

time—with a Victorian-style high tea at<br />

The Tea Nook (teanooklincoln.com) or<br />

Sotherton Tea Room (sothertontearoom.<br />

com), both in Lincoln. Or check out<br />

Placerville’s Savory Pies of the<br />

World (savorypiesoftheworld.com),<br />

which—just like the name suggests—<br />

offers a fresh, tasty selection of hand<br />

pies from all culinary corners of the<br />

globe, from Ireland and Italy to Russia,<br />

Thailand, and Japan.<br />

De-Clutter & Donate<br />

Get a jump on spring cleaning!<br />

Tackle one shelf, drawer, or bin at<br />

a time. Remove everything and<br />

separate items into three piles:<br />

keep, donate, trash. After purging,<br />

donate usable possessions you no<br />

longer need to a local charity, such<br />

as Snowline Hospice Thrift Stores<br />

(snowlinehospice.org/thrift), with<br />

locations in Folsom, Cameron Park,<br />

and Placerville.<br />

Johnny Cash Trail photo courtesy of the City of Folsom. ReLoveIt photo by Brooke Mikel Photography. Placer Food Bank photo by Terri Olson at Image Outfitters. Sacramento Spice photo courtesy of Sacramento Spice. Gold Rush Museum photo<br />

by Erik Bergen, Placer County. Savory Pies photo by Taylor Allred ©stylemediagroup. De-Clutter & Donate photo © suriya - stock.adobe.com.<br />

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Get Crafty!<br />

10+ Wonderful Workshops<br />

by MELISSA STRAND<br />

If you’re seeking an artistic,<br />

social outlet where you’ll<br />

learn a new skill and<br />

come away with a tangible<br />

product—from bags and<br />

benches to ceramic cups<br />

and cookies—consider<br />

taking a maker’s workshop.<br />

T he ones featured here<br />

are taught by some of our<br />

region’s most knowledgeable,<br />

accomplished creatives.<br />

Ready, set, make!<br />

The Naturalist's Atelier<br />

Covet California<br />

Covet California<br />

covetcalifornia.com @covetca<br />

Do you love the smell of leather coupled<br />

with its warm, soft feeling? Covet<br />

California offers leathercraft workshops<br />

where you can learn about the durable,<br />

fashionable material and leave with your<br />

very own functional piece.<br />

Make Your Own Saddlebag<br />

Create your very own vintage-inspired<br />

saddlebag in this first-of-its-kind<br />

workshop. With guidance, you’ll cut,<br />

punch, lace, and finish your own bag,<br />

complete with a mystery braid closure.<br />

DATE: <strong>January</strong> 27, 2 p.m.<br />

COST: $150<br />

LOCATION: Gut Check, 3575 Bankhead<br />

Road, Loomis<br />

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Children must be<br />

accompanied by an adult and able to<br />

use a sharp tool<br />

REGISTER: covetcalifornia.com<br />

Woven Leather Bench<br />

Create a beautiful woven leather bench<br />

with natural pine legs using a weave<br />

made of natural vegetable-tanned<br />

leather. The bench measures 32 inches<br />

wide and is the perfect addition to any<br />

space.<br />

DATE: February 22, 6 p.m.<br />

COST: $140<br />

LOCATION: Gut Check, 3575 Bankhead<br />

Road, Loomis<br />

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Children must be<br />

accompanied by an adult and able to<br />

use a sharp tool<br />

REGISTER: covetcalifornia.com<br />

T he Naturalist's Atelier<br />

thenaturalistsatelier.com @<br />

thenaturalistsatelier<br />

The Naturalist's Atelier’s mission is to<br />

“foster connection through the process<br />

of creativity and making.” They offer a<br />

variety of classes, from candle making<br />

and painting to sewing, embroidery,<br />

and much more. Grab some friends<br />

and bond over trying something new.<br />

Botanical Resin Jewelry Class<br />

Learn to make botanical resin<br />

jewelry using real plants and flowers.<br />

Attendees are welcome to bring<br />

their own pressed flowers or use the<br />

flowers provided.<br />

DATE: <strong>January</strong> 25, 6:30-8 p.m.<br />

COST: $65 (includes drinks and snacks)<br />

LOCATION: The Naturalist's Atelier, 160<br />

Cleveland Avenue, Auburn<br />

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 8+<br />

REGISTER: thenaturalistsatelier.com<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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Sugar Sweetery<br />

sugarsweetery.com<br />

@sugar_sweetery<br />

Do you have a sweet tooth? Sugar<br />

Sweetery—recently featured on Food<br />

Network—offers hands-on classes to<br />

teach you the art of creating edible<br />

masterpieces, whether it’s cakes,<br />

cookies, or cupcakes. Learn various<br />

decorating techniques specific to each<br />

class (and often themed for the season),<br />

ensuring your final creation is almost<br />

too pretty to eat.<br />

Sugar Sweetery<br />

DATE: <strong>2024</strong> class schedule will be<br />

unveiled <strong>January</strong> 16<br />

COST: Varies by class<br />

LOCATION: Hosted at small businesses<br />

throughout the region<br />

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Classes for kids<br />

are 5+; teen and adult classes are 15+<br />

REGISTER: sugarsweetery.com/events<br />

Planted on Main<br />

plantedonmain.com<br />

@plantedonmainplacerville<br />

Planted on Main is a beautiful<br />

collaborative space bubbling with<br />

the energy of California-grown plants<br />

and carefully curated goods from<br />

local artists, makers, and teachers.<br />

Workshops are offered every month in<br />

an array of creative mediums.<br />

Winter Dried Wreath Workshop<br />

Craft a beautiful, nature-inspired<br />

wreath (on a grapevine base) using<br />

Planted on Main<br />

dried florals found locally at this class<br />

taught by floral designer and clothes<br />

maker Laura Savino of Glowing Poppy<br />

(glowingpoppy.myshopify.com).<br />

DATE: <strong>January</strong> 12, 6 p.m.<br />

COST: $60 (includes tea or a glass of<br />

wine or cider for ages 21+)<br />

LOCATION: 318 Main Street, Placerville<br />

REGISTER: plantedonmain.com<br />

Winter Garden Success<br />

At this workshop taught by backyard<br />

garden coach and educator Alicia<br />

DeVore of Create My Garden<br />

(createmygarden.net), you’ll learn how to<br />

grow a successful winter garden, plus<br />

benefits and uses for your harvest, and<br />

how to find joy in maintaining it.<br />

DATE: <strong>January</strong> 21, 4 p.m.<br />

COST: $45 (includes tea or a glass of<br />

wine or cider for ages 21+)<br />

LOCATION: 318 Main Street, Placerville<br />

REGISTER: plantedonmain.com<br />

Watercolor Landscape: Fast &<br />

Loose-<strong>Style</strong> Paint & Sip<br />

Learn how to paint in a way that’s free,<br />

fast, and full of personal expression<br />

and passion, as you discover various<br />

watercolor techniques and create a<br />

spring landscape masterpiece.<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

Ragged Glory Trading Co.<br />

raggedglorytrading.com<br />

@raggedglorytradingco<br />

Ragged Glory Trading Co. offers a<br />

variety of workshops to let your<br />

imagination run wild, including felting,<br />

block printing, resin jewelry making,<br />

dreamcatcher making, children’s<br />

painting, crocheting, knitting, paint<br />

& sip classes, and more. Choose<br />

your chosen craft, and you let your<br />

creativity shine.<br />

DATE: <strong>January</strong> 20, 1-4 p.m.<br />

COST: $40 (includes wine for ages 21+<br />

and light snacks)<br />

LOCATION: 1558 Lincoln Way, Auburn<br />

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 10+ (can be<br />

younger if accompanied by a guardian)<br />

REGISTER: raggedglorytrading.com/artclasses-1<br />

Kids’ Art & Poetry Class: Van Gogh<br />

Starry Night<br />

Kids will learn about some of Van<br />

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VividMae<br />

vividmae.com @vivid_mae<br />

The artist behind VividMae’s beautiful<br />

botanical pieces, Maegen “Mae” Lee, is<br />

passionate about creating captivating<br />

and unique resin artworks that capture<br />

the essence of nature. She also believes<br />

art has the power to inspire, heal, and<br />

connect people, and regularly hosts<br />

workshops and private parties around<br />

our region.<br />

VividMae<br />

Gogh's famous paintings and then<br />

create an acrylic copy of Starry Night on<br />

canvas using a fork (yes, a fork!) while<br />

also getting a poetry lesson and helping<br />

to create an original haiku poem.<br />

DATE: <strong>January</strong> 21, 4:30-7 p.m.<br />

COST: $40 (includes pizza, cookies, and<br />

drinks)<br />

LOCATION: 1558 Lincoln Way, Auburn<br />

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 6-13<br />

REGISTER: raggedglorytrading.com/artclasses-1<br />

Ragged Glory Trading Co.<br />

Arizmendi Ceramics<br />

Resin Jewelry Workshop<br />

Spend an afternoon creating stunning<br />

botanical-infused accessories, as you<br />

make your own necklace and earrings.<br />

DATE: February 3, 3-5 p.m.<br />

LOCATION: Typewriter & Moss, 343<br />

Commercial Street, Auburn<br />

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 13+<br />

COST: $65 (includes wine for ages 21+)<br />

REGISTER: vividmae.com/events<br />

Arizmendi Ceramics<br />

arizmendiceramics.com<br />

@ arizmendi_ceramics<br />

Specializing in crafting both functional<br />

and decorative ceramics (dishes,<br />

cups, goblets, pots, mugs, and more!),<br />

each one-of-a-kind piece by Cristina<br />

Arizmendi brings soul and style to any<br />

space. Her year-round workshops—<br />

often six or eight weeks long—include<br />

offerings for kids, teens, and adults.<br />

6-Week Adult Wheel Throwing Class<br />

Acquire the skills to create functional<br />

ceramics in this beginner-level class<br />

where you’ll learn the step-by-step<br />

process of successful throwing,<br />

focusing on cups, bowls, and plates.<br />

Each class features an in-depth wheel<br />

demonstration, personalized guidance,<br />

and correction.<br />

DATES: <strong>January</strong> 24 & 31, February 7,<br />

14, 21, & 28 (Session 1); <strong>January</strong> 25,<br />

February 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 (Session 2),<br />

6-9 p.m.<br />

LOCATION: Private residence in Placerville<br />

COST: $340 per session<br />

REGISTER: arizmendiceramics.com/classes<br />

Date Night on the Wheel<br />

Whether you're interested in learning<br />

the basics of pottery on the wheel with<br />

a friend, partner, or parent, you’ll be<br />

guided through an enjoyable evening of<br />

wheel throwing. Arrive dressed in attire<br />

and shoes that you don't mind getting<br />

clay on—ready to embrace the mess—<br />

and BYO apron.<br />

DATES: February 9; February 16, 6-8<br />

p.m.<br />

LOCATION: Private residence in<br />

Placerville<br />

COST: $100 per class<br />

REGISTER: arizmendiceramics.com/<br />

classes<br />

MORE<br />

MAKERSPACES<br />

These places also host<br />

workshops in every creative<br />

endeavor under the sun.<br />

Brass + Oak, 320 Main Street,<br />

Placerville, 530-497-5529,<br />

brassandoakhome.com<br />

The Dancer’s Pantry Shoppe, 11226<br />

Gold Express Drive, Suite 203, Gold<br />

River, thedancerspantryshoppe.com<br />

Earth + Plant, 411 Blue Ravine Road,<br />

Suite 300, Folsom, 916-836-3056,<br />

earthandplant.com<br />

Heart Craft Studio, 3054 Sunrise<br />

Boulevard, Suite G, Rancho Cordova,<br />

916-706-2206, heartcraftstudio.com<br />

MoJoe’s, 2330 Pleasant Grove<br />

Boulevard,<br />

Roseville, 916-742-4729,<br />

mojoesroseville.com/upstairs-at-mojoes<br />

Not Too Shabby, 702 Sutter Street,<br />

Suite D, Folsom, 916-985-8979,<br />

nottooshabbyshop.com<br />

ReCreate, 6827 Lonetree Boulevard,<br />

Suite 105, Rocklin, 916- 749-3717,<br />

recreate.org<br />

WOLFHOME, 307 Riley Street, Folsom,<br />

shopwolfhome.com<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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JANUARY<br />

<strong>January</strong> is National Hot Tea Month<br />

CALENDAR<br />

by BELLA NOLEN<br />

3<br />

Sacred Earth & Healing Arts of<br />

Tibet Tour. Experience<br />

and learn about<br />

Tibetan culture,<br />

arts, and<br />

community at<br />

this guided tour<br />

complete with<br />

workshops and<br />

blessings run by<br />

monks. The Folsom<br />

tour will be held <strong>January</strong><br />

3-6 at Mercy Hospital, and the<br />

Placerville tour <strong>January</strong> 8-21 at<br />

the Federated Church. Times<br />

and activities vary each day.<br />

placervillefriendsoftibet.org<br />

(THRU 21)<br />

5<br />

Zep Live! Celebrate the legendary<br />

Led Zeppelin with tribute band,<br />

Zeppelin Live, a national touring<br />

act whose performance includes<br />

iconic songs like “Stairway to<br />

Heaven,” “Black Dog,” and “Whole<br />

Lotta Love.” The show begins at<br />

the Harris Center at 7:30 p.m.<br />

harriscenter.net/zeppelin<br />

6<br />

No Hands Trail Run. Lace up your<br />

shoes and head to Auburn’s<br />

American River Canyon Overlook<br />

Park for an 8K, Heavy Half,<br />

35K, or 50K. Participants will<br />

run along the historic Western<br />

States Trail to No<br />

Hands Bridge,<br />

and up the<br />

challenging<br />

K2 Training<br />

Hill.<br />

insidetrail.<br />

com/calendar/<br />

no-hands-trailrun<br />

Alexander, Who’s Not, Not, Not,<br />

Not, Not, Not Going to Move!<br />

1<br />

New Year’s Day<br />

1<br />

National<br />

Hangover Day<br />

15<br />

Martin Luther<br />

King Jr. Day<br />

19<br />

National<br />

Popcorn Day<br />

27<br />

Holocaust<br />

Remembrance Day<br />

31<br />

Inspire Your Heart<br />

with Art Day<br />

New Year’s Duathlon & 5K Run/<br />

Walk. Kick off the new year by<br />

participating in a two-mile run,<br />

five-mile bike ride, and two-mile<br />

run at Granite Beach. Whether<br />

partaking as an individual or<br />

relay team, you’ll enjoy scenic<br />

views along the fun course.<br />

totalbodyfitness.com/site/race/<br />

ny-duathlon-<strong>2024</strong><br />

7<br />

Masters of Illusion. Prepare<br />

for an evening of magic at the<br />

Harris Center as award-winning<br />

magicians from around the globe<br />

take the stage. Expect modern<br />

RTAA Alexander by Hannah Nadine Photography. Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet Tour photo by Caitin Thompson. No Hands Trail Run photo by Let's Wander Photography. Other photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.<br />

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Alexander on board? Find out at the<br />

Roseville Theatre Arts Academy at 2<br />

p.m. rosevilletheatreartsacademy.<br />

com/events/rtaa-presentsalexander-whos-not-not-not-notnot-not-going-to-move-a-musical<br />

(ALSO 14, 20, & 21)<br />

14<br />

illusions, arts of deception,<br />

comedic magic, and more<br />

at 7:30 p.m. harriscenter.net/<br />

masters-of-illusion<br />

Masters of Illusion photo by Masters of Illusion. Art & Wine with Something MORE photo by Tami Varozza of Artistic Photography by Tami. Collision of Rhythm photo courtesy of the Harris Center.<br />

Rising Stars of Chamber Music.<br />

Hear tomorrow’s classical<br />

music stars today at this<br />

performance by talented precollege<br />

musicians. The dynamic<br />

show—featuring some of the<br />

greatest chamber music ever<br />

written, along with works by<br />

underrepresented and lesserknown<br />

composers—kicks off<br />

at 2 p.m. at the Harris Center.<br />

harriscenter.net/rising-stars<br />

8<br />

Bring on the Bubbles. Take your<br />

pup to a New Year’s-themed<br />

photo shoot at Dogtopia of<br />

Rocklin. For $10, you can dress up<br />

your dog using holiday props from<br />

7 a.m.-6 p.m. Pre-registration is<br />

required for non-daycare dogs;<br />

call 916-229-9994. dogtopia.com<br />

(THRU 11)<br />

13<br />

IPA Beer Trail Runs. Enjoy some<br />

boozy fun at this 5K or 12K<br />

beginning at Folsom’s Granite<br />

Beach. Registration fees come<br />

inclusive of a celebratory brew<br />

and custom pint glass (for racers<br />

21+) at the finish line, plus a hot<br />

meal. totalbodyfitness.com/site/<br />

race/ipa-beer-trail-runs-<strong>2024</strong><br />

Alexander, Who’s Not, Not, Not,<br />

Not, Not, Not Going to Move!<br />

Alexander is back—and as funny<br />

and stubborn as ever. Follow<br />

along as he faces more trials<br />

and tribulations while his family<br />

prepares to move. Can they get<br />

Collision of Rhythm. Expect<br />

a medley of tap dancing,<br />

drumming, rhythmic juggling, and<br />

other instruments in this “Stomp<br />

meets Blue Man meets Cirque Du<br />

Soleil” performance by musical<br />

soul brothers Aaron Williams and<br />

Bronkar Lee. The show, presented<br />

by the Folsom Concert Association,<br />

begins at 2 p.m. at the Harris<br />

Center. harriscenter.net/collisionof-rhythm<br />

Art & Wine with Something<br />

MORE. Dress in Roaring<br />

’20s attire and head to the El<br />

Dorado County Fair & Event<br />

Center to savor tastes from local<br />

wineries, breweries, distilleries,<br />

restaurants, and caterers. Live<br />

and silent auctions, a raffle, art<br />

demonstrations, and original art<br />

featuring pieces by MORE’s talented<br />

artists are also on the agenda.<br />

Proceeds benefit MORE’s mission<br />

of empowering individuals with<br />

disabilities and enhancing their<br />

quality of life. morerehab.org/<br />

event-details/art-wine-2023<br />

18<br />

Johnny Cash: The Official<br />

Concert Experience. This show<br />

includes videos of Johnny from his<br />

A DEVELOPMENT BY<br />

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performances in The Johnny<br />

Cash Show, plus hit songs like<br />

“Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring<br />

of Fire,” and more. In addition,<br />

singers will perform their own<br />

takes of Cash’s songs. The show<br />

begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris<br />

Center. harriscenter.net/johnnycash-experience<br />

(ALSO 19)<br />

20<br />

JOHNNYSWIM. Join Kids Helping<br />

Kids Sacramento, a student-run<br />

nonprofit, along with singer/<br />

songwriter duo, JOHNNYSWIM,<br />

in helping families fight pediatric<br />

cancer. The 10th annual benefit<br />

gala begins at 7:30 p.m. at the<br />

Harris Center. harriscenter.net/<br />

kids-helping-kids<br />

Gold Discovery Day. Celebrate<br />

James Marshall’s gold discovery in<br />

1848 at Marshall Gold Discovery<br />

Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn<br />

more about the Gold Rush from<br />

speakers, experience living<br />

history demonstrations, and tour<br />

the historic buildings alongside<br />

knowledgeable docents during<br />

the Historic House Tour. visiteldorado.com/event/golddiscovery-day-at-marshall-golddiscovery-shp<br />

Masterworks II: Brahms and<br />

Bohème. This concert features<br />

two of Maestro Murray’s favorite<br />

pieces: the lyrical, passionate<br />

Brahms Symphony 2; and<br />

Puccini’s La Bohème, a dramatic<br />

masterpiece. There will also be<br />

a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.<br />

Saturdays’ show begins at 7:30<br />

p.m. at the Placer High School<br />

Theatre; Sundays’ at 3 p.m.<br />

auburnsymphony.com<br />

(ALSO 21)<br />

21<br />

A Night at the Theatre. Head<br />

to Loomis’ Blue Goose Event<br />

Center for this annual Rocklin<br />

Community Theatre fundraiser.<br />

In addition to a cabaretthemed<br />

show, participants will<br />

experience a hosted dinner from<br />

Oak House BBQ, cocktails from<br />

Nixtaco, and coffee from Valiant,<br />

along with a dessert dash, raffle,<br />

and auctions. rocklintheatre.org<br />

Step Afrika! Witness the<br />

first professional company<br />

dedicated to the tradition of<br />

stepping—a polyrhythmic,<br />

percussive dance that utilizes<br />

the body as an instrument. The<br />

award-winning show begins at<br />

7:30 p.m. at the Harris Center.<br />

harriscenter.net/step-afrika<br />

Sutter Creek Flea Market.<br />

Find unique wares and vintage<br />

finds at the Italian Picnic<br />

Grounds from 6 a.m.-2 p.m.<br />

Parking is free with food and<br />

drinks available for purchase.<br />

oldsuttercreekfleamarket.com<br />

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El Dorado County Tourism<br />

Summit. Head to Holiday Inn<br />

Express in El Dorado Hills from<br />

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. to hear from<br />

industry leaders on topics such<br />

as social media strategies, public<br />

relations, AI for small businesses,<br />

and more. Participants will<br />

enjoy a catered lunch, all-day<br />

refreshments, and a wine<br />

reception at 4:30 p.m. visiteldorado.com/event/el-doradocounty-tourism-summit<br />

27<br />

The Gumby 5K 10K. Join<br />

Gumby and Pokey, acclaimed<br />

TV claymations, at this fun<br />

trail race along the shores of<br />

Folsom Lake, with plenty of aid<br />

stations and cheering volunteers.<br />

totalbodyfitness.com/site/race/<br />

gumby-5k-10k-<strong>2024</strong><br />

The Big Read. Arts and Culture<br />

El Dorado is partnering with<br />

the El Dorado County Library to<br />

create this free interactive book<br />

club experience featuring Roz<br />

Chast’s memoir, Can’t We Talk<br />

About Something More Pleasant?,<br />

which delves into Chast’s<br />

parents’ final years through<br />

cartoons, family photos, found<br />

documents, and narrative prose.<br />

artsandcultureeldorado.org/thebig-read<br />

Crab & Tri-Tip Feed. Enjoy<br />

a mouthwatering feast of<br />

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at this fundraiser for Rotary Club<br />

of El Dorado Hills. Doors to the<br />

EDH Community Services District<br />

open at 6 p.m., and the meal<br />

begins at 7 p.m. All proceeds help<br />

fund both local and international<br />

projects, such as the EDH Teen<br />

Center, local interpretative nature<br />

trails, and youth development<br />

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Folsom Jazz Festival. Listen<br />

to some of the biggest<br />

talent in jazz at this 35th annual<br />

competition at Folsom High<br />

School. The exciting, familyfriendly<br />

day of entertainment<br />

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JANUARY 10-13, <strong>2024</strong><br />

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and inspiring.<br />

UPCOMING EVENTS<br />

Johnny Cash:<br />

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With video of the “Man in Black”<br />

Blending percussive dance styles<br />

projected on a screen above the stage,<br />

practiced by historically African<br />

a live band and singers accompany<br />

American fraternities and sororities,<br />

him in perfect sync as he performs<br />

traditional West and Southern African<br />

some of his biggest hits, including<br />

dances, and an array of contemporary<br />

“Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,”<br />

dance and art forms into a compelling,<br />

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JANUARY 28, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Classic Albums Live takes the greatest<br />

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Brickman has amassed 27 Top 40<br />

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This uplifting concert features his<br />

music and stories, including his hit<br />

songs “Love of My Life,” “Angel Eyes,”<br />

and of course, “Valentine.”<br />

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while paying respectful visual homage<br />

through costuming and likeness.<br />

Tickets available online or call the box office:<br />

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We are happy to welcome internationally acclaimed tenor, Pasquale Esposito back to<br />

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your Valentine will bask in a stellar evening of romantic Italian and Latin favorites.<br />

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An estimated 6,000 art lovers visited<br />

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FOOTHILL WINE FEST<br />

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Attendees enjoyed unlimited sips from<br />

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Thousands journeyed to Historic Folsom<br />

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music, photos with Santa in his “magical<br />

cottage,” and food and drink vendors were<br />

also part of the festive celebration.<br />

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Life Goes On<br />

UNDERSTANDING GRIEF<br />

by CAROLINE KINGS<br />

A mother’s love is often<br />

hard to match. Talking<br />

to Folsom resident Cindy<br />

Bohart, the connection<br />

she still has with her son,<br />

Josh, is fascinating.<br />

Josh, aged just 20, died in a car accident in<br />

2019. When we chat, and in her book, The<br />

Navigator, she describes how, from early on<br />

in her grief, she felt as though Josh was with<br />

her. “I fell apart in my own time, but it felt<br />

like whenever I was with people, something<br />

was driving me from the inside to help those<br />

around me...almost like Josh was standing<br />

there with me, [saying] ‘Hey, Mom, I’ll help you.<br />

I need you to help my friends.’”<br />

Cindy takes great comfort in this, and<br />

the many ways Josh makes his presence felt:<br />

be it a bear sighting, the new Beatles’ track<br />

(he loved them), or the clouds taking shape<br />

into his profile. Cindy notes that friends and<br />

family have “Josh sightings,” too.<br />

It’s difficult to provide a definitive<br />

description of grief, as it’s unique to the<br />

individual and takes many forms. When we<br />

think of grief, we think of a person passing<br />

away, but grief can be for a time that’s passed<br />

There isn’t a correct answer<br />

on how to grieve or how to<br />

overcome it. It’s rarely linear;<br />

rather, it ebbs and flows.<br />

(see “Navigating an Empty Nest” in the September 2023 issue of<br />

STYLE), a relationship, and often for a beloved pet. There isn’t a<br />

correct answer on how to grieve or how to overcome it. It’s rarely<br />

linear; rather, it ebbs and flows.<br />

“It’s important to meet a person where they’re at and not make<br />

assumptions or give opinions on how they should grieve. Grief<br />

can be very complicated so trying to simplify it doesn’t often<br />

resonate with the one grieving,” explains Ashlee Janzen, LMFT<br />

(ashleejanzenlmft.com).<br />

But how do friends and family recognize when grief is becoming<br />

overwhelming for someone and how can they help?<br />

Life coach Wanda Gaines (wandagainescoaching.com) explains<br />

that signs of grief could be confusion, trouble making decisions and<br />

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acknowledging responsibilities, or<br />

difficulty focusing on anything other<br />

than the loss. The individual grieving<br />

may neglect personal hygiene or stop<br />

eating—all habits that may put their<br />

own health at risk.<br />

Offering a listening ear and support<br />

is a great way to help someone<br />

grieving, whether the loss is recent<br />

or occurred some time ago. Ask how<br />

they’re feeling about their loved one’s<br />

passing—don’t shy away from it. It’s<br />

likely they will appreciate being asked,<br />

and they may enjoy the opportunity to<br />

revisit memories.<br />

There may be significant dates that<br />

trigger sadness, such as birthdays and<br />

anniversaries, the last time someone<br />

spoke to them or saw them, or the date<br />

they passed. Janzen recommends being<br />

prepared for these dates and having a<br />

plan. “Distractions can be helpful, but<br />

it’s also important not to utilize [them]<br />

continuously as a way to avoid grief.<br />

Grief holds a unique experience—as<br />

unique as the relationship with that<br />

person,” she shares.<br />

Support Groups<br />

Being joyful may feel impossible,<br />

but after her son spoke to her “from<br />

the other side,” Cindy knew she had<br />

to make space for happiness: “Mom,<br />

tragedy without growth is just a<br />

tragedy.”<br />

She and Josh’s father were inspired<br />

to connect with Helping Parents<br />

Heal (helpingparentsheal.org) where<br />

Cindy now runs a group for the<br />

Sacramento/foothills area. “Shining<br />

light parents,” as they’re called, gather<br />

at the nonprofit, supporting each<br />

other and discussing spiritual afterlife<br />

experiences.<br />

It's common for people to want to<br />

be around people who’ve experienced<br />

a similar loss so they’re surrounded by<br />

There may be significant<br />

dates that<br />

trigger sadness,<br />

such as birthdays<br />

and anniversaries,<br />

the last time someone<br />

spoke to them<br />

or saw them, or the<br />

date they passed.<br />

others who can truly understand and<br />

empathize.<br />

Friends for Survival<br />

(friendsforsurvival.org) is a group that<br />

helps people who’ve lost someone to<br />

suicide. They host support meetings<br />

throughout the Greater Sacramento<br />

area including Cameron Park. One<br />

woman told me how, thanks to Friends<br />

for Survival, she became friends with<br />

a group of widows who’d lost spouses<br />

to suicide.<br />

Snowline Hospice (snowlinehospice.<br />

org/grief-support) helps anyone who<br />

is grieving with various groups for<br />

myriad situations, including services<br />

for children and teens.<br />

Honoring a Loved One<br />

Honoring someone, either on “trigger<br />

days” or year-round, can be a good way<br />

to feel close to them and to keep their<br />

IN LOVING MEMORY of<br />

STYLE’s Associate Publisher<br />

(and “work mom”) Debra<br />

Linn, whose birthday is<br />

<strong>January</strong> 20.<br />

memory alive. Folsom resident Melissa<br />

White and her friend take their late<br />

friend’s hiking boots with them when<br />

they go hiking so she’s with them in<br />

spirit. “The first time we did this, the<br />

solar flare showed up in the photos<br />

with her boots. Now anytime we see<br />

that little solar flare dot, we say she is<br />

visiting us.”<br />

Lots of local nonprofits provide<br />

the opportunity to honor a loved one<br />

through a donation. This is perfect if<br />

your family or friend was passionate<br />

about animals, the environment, or<br />

passed due to a disease.<br />

You might like to start your own<br />

nonprofit, too, like Suzette Pendo,<br />

who established the Sahara Hope<br />

Foundation (saharahope.com) in<br />

honor of her 23-year-old daughter,<br />

Sahara, who was killed in a murdersuicide<br />

by her boyfriend in 2021. The<br />

foundation raises money to help many<br />

causes, including the unhoused—an<br />

issue Sahara actively supported—and<br />

victims of domestic violence.<br />

While preparing to write this piece,<br />

by coincidence, a dear friend leaves<br />

me a voice note. Her father died eight<br />

years ago, and through her tears she’s<br />

asking why she’s still so sad. Why<br />

isn’t she over it? Why does she still<br />

dread the anniversary of his passing?<br />

I support her best I can by listening<br />

and telling her to recognize the grief,<br />

rather than wish it away. We agree to<br />

meet for dinner on the anniversary of<br />

his passing. I remind her of the late<br />

Queen Elizabeth’s quotation: “Grief is<br />

the price we pay for love.”<br />

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| health & wellness |<br />

Take a Hike<br />

Montara Mountain North Peak Loop<br />

by RYAN MARTINEZ<br />

LOCATED IN:<br />

Moss Beach (eight miles<br />

north of Half Moon Bay).<br />

DISTANCE:<br />

7.4-mile loop.<br />

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:<br />

Moderate.<br />

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:<br />

This trail has minimal<br />

shade, so bring protective<br />

clothing, sunblock, and<br />

plenty of water; with some<br />

loose sections along the<br />

route, shoes with traction<br />

and hiking poles are<br />

recommended. This area<br />

is popular for mountain<br />

biking, so keep your eyes<br />

up! Bathrooms can be<br />

found at Francis Beach<br />

Campground. As always,<br />

leave no trace.<br />

WHY WE LOVE IT:<br />

With beautiful views of the<br />

coast and enough elevation<br />

to get your heart pumping,<br />

this Bay Area hike is a gem<br />

when you’re seeking a<br />

snow-free, scenic escape.<br />

FUEL UP:<br />

If Peruvian-style<br />

paella, fresh<br />

cebiche<br />

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national<br />

dish), and<br />

a good pisco<br />

sour are your<br />

jam, head to La Costanera<br />

(lacostanerarestaurant.<br />

com) in nearby<br />

El Granada.<br />

Authentic Latin<br />

American cuisine<br />

from a Michelin<br />

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beautiful coastal<br />

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you ask for?<br />

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Whale<br />

Watching<br />

Migrating from their<br />

summer feeding<br />

grounds in the Arctic<br />

down to warmer<br />

waters along the Baja<br />

California coast, gray<br />

whales can be seen<br />

along the coast near<br />

Half Moon Bay and<br />

San Francisco between<br />

December and March.<br />

On their quest for<br />

warmer waters to mate<br />

and nurse their young,<br />

they can easily be<br />

spotted from Montara<br />

to Pigeon Point in Half<br />

Moon Bay. Look for<br />

spouts of water on a<br />

calm day.<br />

The humpback whale<br />

can be seen as well,<br />

typically traveling in<br />

pods of three to four.<br />

For those looking to<br />

spot some humpbacks,<br />

March through April—<br />

when they move closer<br />

to the coast—is a<br />

prime time to do so.<br />

The blue whale can also<br />

be seen, but plan on<br />

searching for them in<br />

summer and fall.<br />

While orcas prefer<br />

deeper water and don’t<br />

typically come close to<br />

the shores near Half<br />

Moon Bay, there have<br />

been sightings between<br />

<strong>January</strong> and March.<br />

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This year marks the 18th anniversary of El<br />

Dorado Hills’ favorite medical practice for<br />

treatments to slow the appearance of aging<br />

on the face, neck and body. Dignity Medical<br />

was established in 2006, making it the longest standing<br />

Medical Aesthetic Center in El Dorado Hills. They offer<br />

services such as laser and IPL treatments for permanent<br />

hair reduction, removing brown spots and redness, as well as<br />

treating lines, scars and laxity to help provide younger,<br />

smoother looking skin. They offer non-invasive treatments<br />

for lifting the neck or brow and skin tightening. They<br />

have options for Body Contouring, Radio Frequency<br />

Microneedling and Vaginal Rejuvenation. Plus Platelet<br />

Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are offered to naturally<br />

help with hair loss and skin rejuvenation. They are national<br />

leaders in injections of Botox and fillers for relaxing lines,<br />

adding volume, and for lifting facial areas to lessen the<br />

appearance of sagginess and jowls. All new patients receive<br />

a complimentary 45 minute consultation to carefully review<br />

their medical history followed by a general overview<br />

of treatment options that can best meet their personal<br />

needs for enhancing their appearance.<br />

By looking at their website (www.dignitymed.com), you<br />

can see examples of most of their treatments and<br />

services. CALL (916) 939-3889 TO SCHEDULE<br />

YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION<br />

AT DIGNITY MEDICAL AESTHETICS.<br />

JAIWANT RANGI, M.D.<br />

ELEVATE YOUR HEALTH WITH<br />

PERSONALIZED WELLNESS: YOUR PATH<br />

TO HOLISTIC TRANSFORMATION<br />

BOARD CERTIFIED IN DIABETES,<br />

ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM<br />

1600 Creekside Drive, Suite 2700 // Folsom<br />

530-677- 0700 // rangimd.com<br />

Iam dedicated to achieving your metabolic<br />

health through a holistic approach. Our<br />

lifestyle program is designed to help<br />

individuals attain optimum well-being,<br />

preventing the cascade of prescriptions, heart<br />

attack, and stroke.<br />

With a profound passion for tackling Obesity<br />

and Diabetes, I am committed to establishing the<br />

foundation for metabolic reversal. Our success<br />

stories include guiding numerous patients to<br />

independence, helping them liberate themselves<br />

from insulin and prescription medications.<br />

If you are ready to embark on a journey towards<br />

health and freedom, we invite you to work with<br />

us. Schedule a consultation by visiting our office<br />

at 1600 Creekside Drive, Suite 2700, Folsom, or<br />

give us a call at 530-677-0700. Join us in reshaping<br />

your health and embracing a prescription-free life.<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

KENNETH M. TOFT, M.D.<br />

TOFT FACIAL SURGERY<br />

959 Reserve Drive // Roseville<br />

916-782-TOFT (8638)<br />

ToftFacialSurgery.com<br />

Dr. Kenneth M. Toft is widely considered<br />

Sacramento’s expert in facial plastic<br />

surgery. Dr Toft began his surgical<br />

training at Stanford University,<br />

continued his studies as a Clinical Instructor<br />

in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at<br />

UCLA, and was the Medical Director of Facial<br />

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy San<br />

Juan Medical Center. This impressive pedigree is<br />

backed up with exceptional results. Dr. Toft uses<br />

his expertise and over 22 years of experience to<br />

minimize the signs of surgery so his patients can<br />

return to their active lifestyles looking refreshed,<br />

youthful, natural and balanced. Since Dr. Toft<br />

performs facial plastic surgery exclusively, he is<br />

able to focus on the best facial surgery techniques<br />

for each patient to achieve the best individualized<br />

results.<br />

Dr. Toft also personally performs all fillers, Botox®,<br />

Dysport® and Photofacial treatments. If you are<br />

considering facial plastic surgery, make an appointment<br />

with the expert, Kenneth M. Toft, M.D.<br />

Dr. Daniel<br />

Monahan<br />

Dr. Wynter<br />

Phoenix<br />

Monahan Vein Clinic<br />

Welcomes<br />

OUR NEWEST DOCTOR<br />

Wynter Phoenix, M.D.<br />

Monahan Vein Clinic has welcomed Dr. Wynter Phoenix<br />

to our practice and to Northern California!<br />

Dr. Phoenix has included vein treatment in his practice as a general surgeon for over 10 years.<br />

Originally from Southern California, Dr. Phoenix recently moved from the Reno area. He<br />

shares a common philosophy on caring for patients with Dr. Monahan.<br />

Dr. Daniel Monahan has been in practice for over 30 years and is active in national societies<br />

focused on venous disease. The doctors have been friends since meeting at a scientific<br />

conference several years ago. Our practice stands out for being the only practice in the<br />

Sacramento area dedicated entirely to treatment of vein disease. Monahan Vein Clinic treats<br />

patients with varicose veins, spider veins, blood clot issues, and the range of problems<br />

in venous and lymphatic disease. Focusing the practice has provided greater experience<br />

creating special expertise. Advanced techniques and technology enable superior cosmetic<br />

vein treatment. As Dr. Monahan will continue caring for his patients, we are preparing to<br />

provide expert vein care for the Sacramento region for many years to come.<br />

Both surgeons are anticipating providing enhanced quality of care for vein disease as they<br />

share knowledge and experience. Most varicose vein treatment is covered by insurance.<br />

Spider vein treatment, known as sclerotherapy, is considered cosmetic, and estimates can be<br />

given in appointments with our nurses.<br />

Now is the time to have your spider<br />

veins treated to be ready for Spring!<br />

Call today for an appointment, (916)791-8346. Appointments not available online.<br />

1211 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Ste. 120, Roseville (916) 791-8346 VeinFocus.com<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

DENISE BOGARD, M.D.,<br />

FAARFM, ABAARM<br />

BOGARD HEALTH - WELL AGING MED<br />

ANTI-AGING MEDICINE PRACTICE<br />

508 Gibson Dr., Ste 200 // Roseville<br />

916-781-4300<br />

bogardhealth.com<br />

Dr. Bogard has a long history in the health<br />

field. From an RN to a nurse anesthetist<br />

to an anesthesiologist, she spent almost<br />

40 years in the operating room. She was<br />

exposed to critical care, trauma, obstetrics, lots of on<br />

call hours and sleepless nights. As she entered her 50's<br />

she found her own health starting to decline and sought<br />

out a healthy aging physician. After experiencing the<br />

benefits she sought out the fellowship of regenerative<br />

and healthy aging through the American Academy of<br />

Anti-Aging Medicine.<br />

She opened an office in 2014 and continues to grow<br />

and expand her knowledge into this evolving field of<br />

medicine. Rather than prescribing medications and<br />

bandaging diseases she looks for the "root causes" and<br />

integrates each system in the body together. She also<br />

looks at environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors<br />

which result in "dis-ease". Her continued and expanding<br />

practice utilizes bioidentical hormone replacement,<br />

thyroid and adrenal optimization, GI healing, testing for<br />

heavy metals and IV nutrition and chelation, advanced<br />

lipid testing, and advanced blood sugar testing.<br />

ARTUR HENKE, M.D.<br />

PLACER DERMATOLOGY<br />

COMPLETE DERMATOLOGY CARE AND SKIN CARE CENTER<br />

9285 Sierra College Blvd. // Roseville<br />

916-784-3376 (DERM)<br />

placerdermatology.com<br />

Dr. Artur Henke, a board certified dermatologist,<br />

has extensive experience in medical, surgical,<br />

and cosmetic dermatology. He trained at UC<br />

Davis Medical Center, where he was Chief<br />

Resident. Dr. Henke has been a Northern California<br />

resident for 35 years. In 2008, he realized his dream of<br />

building Placer Dermatology & Skin Care Center, a state<br />

of the art dermatology practice in Roseville, California.<br />

Dr. Henke volunteers as Assistant Clinical Professor at UC<br />

Davis, and is an active member of several medical societies,<br />

including the American Academy of Dermatology.<br />

Dr. Henke specializes in the recognition and management<br />

of all types of skin cancer including melanoma, as well as,<br />

pre-cancers, benign skin growths, acne, skin infections,<br />

and skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Dr. Henke<br />

performs surgery on all areas of the body and offers<br />

cosmetic procedures such as Botox. By addressing your skin<br />

condition in a timely and expert manner, Dr. Henke can<br />

alleviate many symptoms and prevent complications. Dr.<br />

Henke looks forward to providing you with his expert care<br />

while addressing your entire family’s dermatologic needs in<br />

a comfortable and friendly environment.<br />

Dr. Henke and his wife, along with their two children are<br />

active members of the community and enjoy living in the<br />

area. Thank you for voting Dr. Henke as one of the Best<br />

Dermatologists for 11 years in a row and as a Best Medical<br />

Practice for five years in a row!<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

SUZANNE L. KILMER, M.D.<br />

LASER & SKIN SURGERY<br />

3835 J Street // Sacramento<br />

916-456-0400 // skinlasers.com<br />

Laser & Skin is one of the world’s most comprehensive<br />

cosmetic and laser dermatology facilities, founded by<br />

renowned laser expert, Suzanne L. Kilmer, M.D. Having<br />

done more than 300 clinical trials on site, Laser &<br />

Skin’s research led to the development of many popular devices,<br />

including laser hair and tattoo removal, laser resurfacing, Fraxel,<br />

Thermage, Ulthera, Sofwave, CoolSculpting, Emsculpt and<br />

more. Laser & Skin’s team of five board-certified dermatologists<br />

have more than 100+ years of experience. The doctors are<br />

joined by a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, six registered<br />

nurses, five estheticians and more<br />

to provide state-of-the art care and<br />

expertise to each patient. With nearly<br />

50 lasers and devices, plus dozens<br />

of injectables, Laser & Skin has one<br />

of the world’s most wide-ranging<br />

collections of industry-tested, leadingedge<br />

treatments to best cater to each<br />

patient’s individual skin needs.<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

Roseville Cardiology is<br />

the premier independent<br />

cardiovascular medical group<br />

serving south Placer county and<br />

surrounding communities<br />

for more than 40 years.<br />

Our goal is to provide our<br />

patients with the full range<br />

of care for heart disease.<br />

Our physicians strive to help<br />

you gain a better understanding<br />

of your heart health.<br />

But don't just take our word<br />

for it—here's what our patients<br />

say about our physicians<br />

and our practice:<br />

“Dr Sharma has always been there for me in all<br />

my questions and has gone above and beyond<br />

with taking care that my needs are met I<br />

cannot specify how much she has given back<br />

to me as far as my health concerns and needs<br />

are she is the best.”<br />

“Dr. Lingam is my cardiologist. I never feel<br />

rushed, and he takes all my questions<br />

seriously. This last visit I saw his PA. I had<br />

excellent care! I would not hesitate to see<br />

her again.”<br />

“Dr. Garg has been awesome and<br />

informative and very detailed so far on both<br />

appointments I have had with her. Her staff<br />

has been great and quick to get me roomed<br />

upon arrival.”<br />

“Dr. Sepehrdad is the best! He listens and<br />

empathize with patient, also has a good<br />

bedside manner.”<br />

“Dr. Ebenezer and his team are the best!”<br />

“Dr. Fehrenbacher is an extremely<br />

knowledgeable and compassionate physician.<br />

I feel fortunate to have him as my physician.”<br />

Two Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 175 // Roseville<br />

916-782-2146 // 916-742-1376 // rosevillecardiology.com<br />

685 Twelve Bridges Road, Suite D // Lincoln<br />

916-916-644-3148 // rosevillecardiology.com<br />

11971 Heritage Oaks Place, Suite 7/8 // Auburn<br />

530-368-8001 // rosevillecardiology.com<br />

“Dr. Peters is beyond amazing and has<br />

changed my life.”<br />

“Dr. Go is great- very receptive and intelligent.”<br />

“Dr. Yadlapalli: Very grateful to have Dr. Y he<br />

cares for his patients like family.”<br />

About RCMA: All the staff and doctor<br />

were excellent! A+<br />

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| editor’s picks |<br />

Vanilla & Sandalwood Soap,<br />

$8 at Le Bleuet, based in Lincoln,<br />

lebleuetsoaps.com<br />

»Feel, look, and smell like a million bucks<br />

after lathering up with this moisturizing<br />

soap (crafted using shea butter and olive<br />

oil) that boasts a sweet, smoky scent.<br />

Minimalist Bar Fern Necklace,<br />

$32+ at Seed & Soil, based in<br />

Auburn, seedandsoilshop.com<br />

»Featuring a real tiny fern—believed to<br />

symbolize sincerity or authenticity—this<br />

subtle yet statement-making necklace is<br />

a wearable reminder to be your true self.<br />

Made Locally<br />

with Love<br />

by MEGAN WISKUS<br />

<strong>2024</strong> Sacramento Desktop<br />

Calendar + Easel, $28<br />

at Priya Originals Art,<br />

based in El Dorado Hills,<br />

priyaoriginalsart.com<br />

»Add a hyperlocal touch to your<br />

<strong>2024</strong> calendar with this 8” mini<br />

desk version featuring handdrawn<br />

images of popular area<br />

landmarks.<br />

Royston Ribbon Ring, $175 at<br />

Kind Heart Co., based in Citrus<br />

Heights, @kindheartco_<br />

»Crafted with sterling silver, both<br />

Royston Ribbon and Kingman<br />

turquoise, and the maker’s handfabricated<br />

leaf design, this ring<br />

makes a stunning statement.<br />

Elodie Dress, $130 at<br />

White Horse, based<br />

in Placerville, @shop.<br />

whitehorse<br />

»Whether dressed up,<br />

down, or layered, this<br />

flowy dress—made using<br />

pre-washed, temperatureregulating<br />

natural linen<br />

and available in natural<br />

tan, black, and white—will<br />

become a wardrobe<br />

essential.<br />

Luxury Paradise Candle, $18+ at<br />

Bombae + Co, based in Folsom,<br />

bombaeco.com<br />

»Handcrafted in an eco-friendly cement<br />

vessel using a blend of beeswax and coconut<br />

oil—without any paraffin, toxins, or other<br />

harmful ingredients—this clean candle’s scent<br />

transports you to a calming tropical oasis.<br />

Hollow Teardrop Earrings, $19<br />

at Terraforming Moxie, based in<br />

Meadow Vista, terraformingmoxie.com<br />

»Made of ceramic, these delightfully light,<br />

one-of-a-kind earrings add a fun twist to<br />

everyday outfits and are equally adorable<br />

as a special-occasion accent.<br />

Coffee & Garlic Rub, $25<br />

at Fancy Nancy & Co.,<br />

based in El Dorado Hills,<br />

fancynancyandco.com<br />

»Spice up your next dish—from<br />

meat and seafood to veggies<br />

and more—with this unique<br />

combination of earthy and<br />

surprisingly savory flavors.<br />

Very Vintage Belt, $39 each<br />

at Ginger Blue Belts, based in<br />

Sloughhouse, gingerbluebelts.com<br />

»“<strong>Style</strong>’s a cinch” with this belt that<br />

provides the perfect finishing touch to<br />

all looks—elevating ensembles from<br />

simple to simply stylish.<br />

Round Serving Board with Wood<br />

Inlay, $90+ at House of Quail, based<br />

in Sacramento, houseofquail.com<br />

»This 3/4" thick solid oak round board<br />

(available in 12”, 16”, and 21”) is ideal as<br />

a charcuterie board or displayed as a<br />

decorative accent.<br />

SHOP LOCAL<br />

(FROM LOCAL MAKERS)<br />

These mom-and-pop shops<br />

aren’t only locally owned, but<br />

they sell locally made goods<br />

too. Be sure to check them out!<br />

Cedar & Twine<br />

245 Placerville Drive,<br />

Placerville, 916-280-4622,<br />

cedarandtwineco.com<br />

Clarks Corner<br />

5320 Front Street,<br />

Rocklin, 916-632-1328,<br />

clarkscornerofrocklin.com<br />

The Dancer’s Pantry Shoppe<br />

11226 Gold Express Drive,<br />

Suite 203, Gold River,<br />

thedancerspantryshoppe.com<br />

Earth + Plant<br />

411 Blue Ravine Road, Suite<br />

300, Folsom, 916-836-3056,<br />

earthandplant.com<br />

H3 Barn<br />

2785 Meadow Oaks Lane,<br />

Rescue, 916-605-6410,<br />

h3barn.com<br />

Midnight Kin<br />

435 Main Street, Placerville,<br />

530-497-0901, midnightkin.com<br />

SERRA<br />

54 Main Street, Sutter<br />

Creek, 209-626-8918,<br />

theserralifestyle.com<br />

Threads Clothing Exchange<br />

223 Vernon St,<br />

Roseville, 916-771-3222,<br />

threadsclothingexchange.com<br />

Typewriter + Moss<br />

343 Commercial Street,<br />

Auburn, 916-251-9523,<br />

typewriterandmoss.com<br />

WOLFHOME<br />

307 Riley Street, Folsom,<br />

shopwolfhome.com<br />

House of Quail photo by Diana Elena Photos. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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Items subject to availability and prices subject to change.


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1<br />

A is for<br />

Axolotl<br />

Have you seen those cute<br />

pink critters with the hard-topronounce<br />

name that are all the<br />

Lotti the<br />

Axolotl,<br />

$24.99<br />

at Wit &<br />

Whimsy<br />

Toys<br />

rage? That’s right, we’re talking<br />

about axolotl (ax-uh-lot-uhl). Most<br />

adults who come to our store are<br />

shocked to learn that they are, in<br />

fact, a real animal. Minecraft added<br />

them as a video game character<br />

a couple years ago as part of<br />

an initiative to raise awareness<br />

about endangered species, and<br />

thus began their meteoric rise to<br />

fame. Their frilly faces are popular<br />

with elementary-school children,<br />

tweens, and teens alike. We spent a<br />

good part of 2023 ordering almost<br />

anything axolotl we could find,<br />

which initially was quite difficult.<br />

But thanks to increasing demand,<br />

adorable axolotl toys, stuffies,<br />

jewelry, and tchotchkes are<br />

popping up all over the place.<br />

—Megan Wyatt, Owner<br />

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8789 Auburn-Folsom Road, Suite C, Granite Bay,<br />

916-771-2780, witandwhimsytoys.com<br />

@leesfeedboutique<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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ASK THE<br />

EXPERT<br />

by BELLA NOLEN<br />

Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS<br />

OF STARTING SWIM LESSONS<br />

AT A YOUNG AGE?<br />

Swimming photo MVProductions - stock.adobe.com.<br />

A: First and foremost, starting swim<br />

lessons at a young age instills vital<br />

water safety skills, reducing the<br />

risk of accidents. Beyond safety,<br />

early exposure to swimming builds<br />

confidence, as children conquer<br />

challenges in the water. This<br />

confidence extends to other areas<br />

of life, fostering a positive selfimage.<br />

Moreover, swim lessons<br />

contribute significantly to physical<br />

fitness, promoting cardiovascular<br />

health and overall well-being. The<br />

repetitive nature of swimming<br />

strokes enhances motor skills and<br />

coordination. Furthermore, swim<br />

lessons serve as a gateway to a<br />

lifelong appreciation for aquatic<br />

activities, encouraging a healthy<br />

and enjoyable form of exercise.<br />

The structured environment of<br />

swim classes introduces children<br />

to discipline and perseverance,<br />

essential life skills that extend far<br />

beyond the pool. Overall, early<br />

introduction to swimming proves<br />

instrumental in shaping not only a<br />

child's physical capabilities but also<br />

their character and approach to<br />

challenges.<br />

—Kaleb Wallen, Co-Owner & Co-Founder<br />

Steve Wallen Swim School, 1230 Glenhaven Court, Suite 100,<br />

El Dorado Hills, 916-939-7075; 10608 Industrial Avenue,<br />

Suite 150, Roseville, 916-794-7977, wallenswim.com<br />

Voted a<br />

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We also offer customized music lessons<br />

Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical, and more!<br />

(916) 265-2600<br />

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Q & A<br />

| introducing |<br />

WITH<br />

LOCAL<br />

COMPANIES<br />

photos by TAYLOR ALLRED<br />

The Applebee<br />

Preschool<br />

JOANIE GIRAUDO<br />

3628 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills,<br />

916-747-3565, applebeepreschool.com<br />

@applebeepreschool<br />

Services or products you offer: I’m a<br />

certified parent coach who loves supporting<br />

preschoolers (and their families!) by<br />

providing them with a developmental/playbased<br />

experience. I recently relocated to this<br />

area from Menlo Park where I owned The<br />

Applebee Preschool for over 25 years.<br />

What you enjoy most about your<br />

profession: I love creating play spaces for<br />

young children to learn at their own pace<br />

and promoting positive social and emotional<br />

skills so they have a great start to school.<br />

Learning through play is my jam! I love<br />

creating a community of learners.<br />

Customer service is: My first priority.<br />

Meeting the needs of each of my preschoolers<br />

and their families is how I measure success.<br />

You started your business, because: I<br />

believe that all children are capable of<br />

learning at their own pace in a fun, playbased,<br />

and loving environment.<br />

First job: An aid at an in-home preschool.<br />

Favorite food: Tacos!<br />

Favorite local restaurant: Zócalo.<br />

Last big purchase: A golden retriever puppy<br />

named Pearl!<br />

Favorite small business: Rod Works at the<br />

Palladio.<br />

When not working, you can be found:<br />

Prepping for work, doing an interior design<br />

project, or spending time with my family.<br />

You love living here, because: It’s an amazing<br />

family-oriented community. The foothills are<br />

stunning.<br />

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MACKENZIE MCKINNEY<br />

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Services or products you offer: Custom branding for busy<br />

business owners. My motto is “save your time and grow your<br />

potential.”<br />

What you enjoy most about your profession: Helping small<br />

businesses grow. There’s so much unlocked potential when<br />

it comes to marketing that can help small businesses cut<br />

through the noise.<br />

Fun fact about your company: The name, “Offset Marketing,”<br />

is an ode to my first love and career: journalism. The logo<br />

design and name were inspired by the offset printing process.<br />

You started your business, because: I wanted to spend more<br />

time with my daughter and show her what's possible as a<br />

businesswoman.<br />

Most memorable experience as an entrepreneur: Getting<br />

to mentor college women and inspire them to follow their<br />

dreams.<br />

First job: A morning news producer, which was also my first<br />

career after getting my journalism degree.<br />

Favorite food: Whenever I see a Reuben on a menu, I always<br />

order it—with extra mustard!<br />

Favorite local restaurant: Julian's Patisserie & Café.<br />

Favorite small business: Ruby's Books.<br />

When not working, you can be found: On the road in a<br />

camper van with my family and dogs.<br />

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NAOMI OLIVERA<br />

1671 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite B, Rocklin, 916-276-0928,<br />

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Services or products you offer: High-quality jewelry-making<br />

supplies for hobbyists and/or jewelry designers. We also offer<br />

classes and are always eager to help people of all ages learn to<br />

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What you enjoy most about your profession: Being able to<br />

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Fun fact about your company: We’ve been in business for 18 years<br />

and have three stores.<br />

You started your business, because: My mom and I started this<br />

business together, and it will always be special to me because of<br />

this. She passed away about 10 years ago, and while the business<br />

is different now, her creativity lives on. It was meant to be a small<br />

side business that we did as a hobby, but over the years has really<br />

evolved.<br />

Most memorable experience as an entrepreneur: Going on<br />

buying trips with my late mother and unboxing all the new<br />

treasures when it would finally arrive from overseas. It was like<br />

Christmas times 100!<br />

Favorite food: Sushi.<br />

Favorite local restaurant: Hawks.<br />

Favorite small business: Shop Anya Mark.<br />

When not working, you can be found: Hanging out with my<br />

daughters: Natalie and Noelle.<br />

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Under Construction<br />

5 RENOVATION MISTAKES<br />

by NELLY KISLYANKA<br />

Home renovation shows are addictively fun. And it’s no wonder when they treat<br />

viewers to a gratifying before-and-after in an hour or less. A few episodes in, you<br />

may be tempted to jump into a home renovation project of your own…armed<br />

with plenty of desire but little expertise. Because nobody knows better what a<br />

home renovation entails than the professionals, we recruited local contractors<br />

to steer you clear of common mistakes they see. Their pearls of hard-earned<br />

wisdom are worth saving for when you’re renovating your own home.<br />

1. BEGINNING WITHOUT A BUDGET<br />

Talking about money is taboo for some, but it can’t<br />

be when renovating a home. The conversation must<br />

begin with setting a budget. “Have a budget in mind<br />

of what you expect to invest in the project,” says Tim<br />

Perryman, founder and CEO of Perryman Painting<br />

& Remodeling (perrymanpainting.com). Home<br />

renovation costs have a way of ballooning without<br />

proper forethought and control. Many renovations<br />

are stalled due to funds running dry, and many<br />

homeowners are forced to reluctantly seek<br />

additional financing to complete their project—all<br />

because the budget wasn’t established, monitored, or<br />

discussed with all parties involved.<br />

2. AVOIDING THE BUDGET<br />

CONVERSATION<br />

Setting a budget is only step one of the financial<br />

conversation; the next is discussing it promptly<br />

with contractors and subcontractors. Avoiding<br />

the budget conversation with potential partners<br />

will cost you time, according to Perryman. “Most<br />

people don’t like discussing [budget] because they<br />

think they’ll overpay for the project,” he says. But<br />

Perryman encourages all homeowners to have<br />

an “open, honest discussion about budget with<br />

prospective contractors.” Doing so eliminates<br />

candidates that either charge more than your<br />

budget accommodates or only accept projects of<br />

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a larger scale than you have decided<br />

on. No homeowner wants to get their<br />

hopes and excitement up only to be<br />

dashed, not to mention the time lost<br />

entertaining a possibility that wasn’t<br />

fated. So, be bold and proactive in<br />

discussing your budget.<br />

Photos courtesy of Eberle Remodeling.<br />

3. FORGETTING TO INQUIRE<br />

ABOUT SCOPE OF WORK<br />

WITH QUOTES<br />

A crucial step when remodeling is<br />

getting quotes for the various services<br />

your project requires; the more, the<br />

merrier. It’s wise to get a baseline<br />

for how much a service will cost<br />

you, which inquiring with multiple<br />

subcontractors will reveal. But you<br />

can be surprised by the wide range of<br />

quotes you receive (not uncommon in<br />

construction), and often, that’s because<br />

the scope of work differs for each quote.<br />

Perryman strongly suggests asking each<br />

subcontractor and contractor to include<br />

a “scope of work” with their quote,<br />

which tells you what you’re getting for<br />

the price quoted. “A well-written scope<br />

of work includes the room(s) or area(s)<br />

the work will be performed, the surfaces<br />

that will be renovated, what specialty<br />

will be done to each surface, what<br />

materials will be used, and the project<br />

start and completion dates.”<br />

4. TAKING SOMEONE’S<br />

WORD FOR IT<br />

“There are many pitfalls along the<br />

residential remodel path,” says Kent<br />

Eberle, president of Eberle Remodeling<br />

(eberleremodeling.com). The primary<br />

one, he warns, is choosing the wrong<br />

help, or as he calls them—guides. Hiring<br />

the wrong contractor or subcontractors<br />

happens because homeowners don’t<br />

adequately vet candidates. “There are<br />

no shortcuts in doing your homework—<br />

even if you have a referral from<br />

someone you know. Keep in mind that<br />

all referrals are subjective and should<br />

be taken with a grain of salt,” says<br />

Eberle. He recommends checking every<br />

candidate’s license using the “License<br />

Check” on the California State License<br />

Board’s website (cslb.ca.gov). Next, obtain<br />

proof of Worker’s Compensation<br />

and General Liability Insurance by<br />

requesting insurance certificates from<br />

their provider. “Valid certifications only<br />

come from the insurance providers,”<br />

warns Eberle.<br />

If you’re at a loss for where to begin<br />

your search for a trustworthy<br />

contractor, Eberle recommends the<br />

National Association of the Remodeling<br />

Industry’s database of members,<br />

found on their website (narisacto.org),<br />

where you’ll find local contractors and<br />

vendors who uphold the association’s<br />

Code of Ethics.<br />

5. NOT HIRING A GENERAL<br />

CONTRACTOR<br />

Ryan Gregerson, owner of RSG<br />

Construction (rsg4homes.com),<br />

wants homeowners to know that<br />

“construction is a system of processes;<br />

that is why you hire a general<br />

contractor who knows the systems.”<br />

Many homeowners have fallen for the<br />

temptation to cut costs by forgoing a<br />

general contractor and taking on the<br />

responsibilities of one themselves.<br />

Doing so means the homeowner is<br />

responsible for managing the project.<br />

“Remember, the [home remodeling]<br />

process is details, details, details,” says<br />

Eberle. Just a few of those details a<br />

general contractor manages include<br />

hiring the necessary subcontractors,<br />

sourcing materials, coordinating<br />

timelines, and timing deliveries.<br />

The long list of responsibilities can<br />

quickly become overwhelming for a<br />

homeowner and risk increased delays<br />

and expenses. General contractors have<br />

proven processes to complete your<br />

project as quickly and efficiently as<br />

possible. They also have a pool of trusted<br />

subcontractors to pull in for a project.<br />

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by MEGAN WISKUS<br />

What’s your idea of a dream vacation? For me,<br />

it’s exploring a destination I’ve never been to<br />

before—preferably an under-the-radar, slowerpaced<br />

spot brimming with beauty and bountiful<br />

culinary experiences (beer drinking, vino tasting,<br />

spirit sipping, fruit picking, mushroom foraging,<br />

farm-to-table feasting, and cow milking, oh my!).<br />

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If you, too, agree that wonderful wine, gushing<br />

waterfalls, and agricultural abundance are a<br />

match made in holiday heaven, then Mt. Hood<br />

and the Columbia River Gorge—sited just east<br />

of Portland—should be added to your must-visit<br />

list, pronto.<br />

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Troutdale—the gateway to the Gorge and (fun<br />

fact!) once the “Celery Capital of the World”—<br />

for lunch at Lolo’s Boss Pizza (lolosbosspizza.<br />

com), a cozy pub whose palatable pies are<br />

topped with just-picked produce; and a<br />

pick-me-up at Good Coffee (goodwith.us),<br />

whose house-roasted beans are used to craft<br />

buzzworthy beverages like a seasonal smoked<br />

fig latte with allspice.<br />

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Multnomah Falls photo courtesy of Experience Mt. Hood and the Gorge.<br />

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Journeying east along the famed Historic<br />

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Roads,” make a pitstop in Cascade Locks<br />

for a burger and distinctly brewed beer<br />

at Thunder Island Brewing Company<br />

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onward to Hood River.<br />

For a perfect home base, stay at Hood River<br />

Hotel (hoodriverhotel.com), a historically<br />

hip property with vintage vibes and stylishly<br />

restored rooms. Though positioned within<br />

walking distance of Hood River’s adorably<br />

artsy downtown district—home to Hood River<br />

Distillers (hrdspirits.com), the Northwest’s<br />

largest and oldest distillery; Full Sail<br />

Brewing Co. (fullsailbrewing.com), and<br />

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com), the tastiest, most upscale table in<br />

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activities (hiking, biking, windsurfing, skiing)<br />

and fertile farmland growing everything from<br />

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dinner lovingly paired with wildly complex<br />

natural wines; and Broder Øst (brodereast.<br />

com), a Nordic-style hotspot beloved for<br />

their breakfast “bjord” and Danish pancakes<br />

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Analemma Wines<br />

Kiyokawa Family Orchards<br />

Timberline Lodge<br />

Mt. Hood Tiny House Village<br />

Once you’ve had your fill of food, journey toward majestic<br />

Mt. Hood—a dormant volcano and Oregon’s highest point.<br />

En route, stop at one (or more!) of the family-owned “Fruit<br />

Loop” (hoodriverfruitloop.com) farms for peaches, pears, hard<br />

huckleberry ciders, and passionately made pinot noirs; or pay a<br />

visit to Timberline Lodge (timberlinelodge.com), whose façade can<br />

be seen in The Shining.<br />

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in a wonderfully woodsy setting. At nearby Koya Kitchen (koya.<br />

kitchen)—a quirky Asian-esque food cart—slurp flights of sake and<br />

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Those craving an interactive, off-the-beaten-path experience<br />

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The hustle and bustle of the holidays will soon be a distant memory, but the toll that packed<br />

calendars, extra calories, and the stress of squeezing in “all the things” is still hanging on<br />

like the party guest that overstayed their welcome. Your body, mind, and soul need a reboot<br />

that can power you through the chilly winter season. We’ve got you covered with a laundry<br />

list of feel-good and stay-well topics to keep you free from the blues and the dreaded flus.<br />

by MELISSA STRAND<br />

Treat Yourself<br />

to a Spa Day<br />

Does it feel like your shoulders<br />

have taken permanent residence<br />

next to your ears? Smooth out the<br />

tension and break up with your<br />

tight muscles (they’re too needy!)<br />

by booking a well-deserved spa day<br />

or treatment at one of our region’s<br />

tranquil escapes.<br />

Asante Spa<br />

Serenity Spa | Soul Yoga houses<br />

healers, teachers, and light workers,<br />

providing a sense of community,<br />

connection, and transformation<br />

with every visit. Take yourself on<br />

the ultimate journey with The<br />

Universal Ritual, which starts with<br />

a lavender hot stone foot bath,<br />

followed by a 90-minute stress fix<br />

body massage (infused with a steam<br />

pack treatment of medicinal herbs like<br />

lavender, eucalyptus, orange, lemon,<br />

lemongrass, and cinnamon), and ends<br />

with a customized 60-minute facial.<br />

You also get to leave with a posttreatment<br />

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Asante Spa is a welcome retreat<br />

offering hot towels and aromatherapy<br />

with every massage. They feature<br />

seven private rooms for massages,<br />

facials, and body wraps, along with<br />

a tranquil patio, private lounge, and<br />

retail store. Check out their Body Glow<br />

& Nourishing Body Wrap, which also<br />

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massage. 530 Post Court, El Dorado<br />

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sandals, and a warmed aromatherapy<br />

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body wrap, their specialists will assist<br />

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Photos courtesy or their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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double the delight with two specialists<br />

working to relieve tension and provide<br />

deep relaxation. 6688 Lonetree<br />

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Waterfall Salon & Spa offers haircuts,<br />

facials, and massages in a relaxed<br />

setting for some well-deserved me<br />

time. Book a Customized Facial,<br />

catered specifically to your unique<br />

skin care needs, and be sure to add<br />

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turn-back-the-clock boost or the<br />

Oxygen Treatment to unclog pores<br />

and reduce breakouts. 2716 Coloma<br />

Street, Placerville, 530-626-1571,<br />

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Reduce stress, improve sleep,<br />

boost your immunity, and enjoy<br />

a complimentary aromatherapy<br />

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are looking to reduce pain and relieve<br />

muscle spasms, their Deep Tissue<br />

Massage may be just what your<br />

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folsom; 761 Pleasant Grove Boulevard,<br />

Suite 120, Roseville, 916-302-4374,<br />

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Salad at Garden<br />

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Salads are so much more than leafy<br />

greens drenched in dressing—and<br />

our region serves up a bounty<br />

of delightfully delicious options.<br />

Indulge in one of these massively<br />

mouthwatering salads topped with all<br />

types of clean, green goodies.<br />

Located on Placerville’s quaint Main<br />

Street, Heyday Café serves fresh<br />

California cuisine with international<br />

influences, including an impressive<br />

array of creative salads. Fuel up<br />

before a day of antiquing and small<br />

Chicken Curry Salad at Heyday Café<br />

business strolling by ordering their<br />

Chicken Curry Salad, featuring Mary’s<br />

free-range chicken breast tossed in<br />

a creamy curry dressing alongside<br />

Pink Lady apples, golden raisins, and<br />

crunchy celery. Served over mixed<br />

greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots,<br />

cabbage, and toasted almonds, then<br />

lightly dressed in balsamic vinaigrette,<br />

it's a feast for the eyes and palate. 325<br />

Main Street, Placerville, 530-626-9700,<br />

heydaycafe.com<br />

With a tagline of “wholesome food<br />

without the hassle,” you know you’re<br />

getting the good stuff at Garden<br />

of Eat’n. Pick from a rainbow of<br />

salads, wraps, rice bowls, and more—<br />

all featuring nutritious, delicious<br />

ingredients—like (our go-to) the<br />

Garden Beet Salad, featuring<br />

arugula, golden and red beets,<br />

toasted pistachios, oranges, and dried<br />

cranberries. 1228 Galleria Boulevard,<br />

Suite 130, Roseville, 916-771-0630;<br />

2000 Blue Oaks Boulevard, Suite 110,<br />

Roseville, 916-829-8101; 1850 Grass<br />

Valley Highway, Suite 320, Auburn, 530-<br />

885-4500, gardenofeatn.com<br />

Photos by Taylor Allred ©stylemediagroup.<br />

Looking for delicious Thai flavors<br />

(sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and spicy)<br />

with a light, bright, deliciously fresh<br />

twist? Head to Thai Paradise for the<br />

cuisine’s most popular salad: Som<br />

Tom, featuring shredded green papaya,<br />

tomatoes, roasted peanuts, and fresh<br />

citrus with a spicy house dressing<br />

(chilies, palm sugar, garlic, fish sauce,<br />

and lime juice). Listed in CNN Travel’s<br />

“World’s 50 Best Foods,” there’s a<br />

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eason this colorful, crunchy salad made the culinary cut.<br />

2770 East Bidwell Street, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-984-8988;<br />

4361 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 110, El Dorado Hills,<br />

916-939-0389, thaiparadiseedh.com<br />

Known for their legendary fresh seafood offerings, Scott’s<br />

Seafood Roundhouse has a plethora of picks for healthconscious<br />

diners, including ample vegan choices and a<br />

variety of salads, like our personal favorite: the Pacific<br />

Rim. Featuring your choice of protein (crispy calamari, ahi<br />

poke, warm tombo poke, Thai beef, or a shrimp skewer)<br />

atop a bed of radicchio, Napa cabbage, carrots, basil,<br />

cilantro, green onions, bean sprouts, radishes, cashews,<br />

and pickled mango salsa with sesame-ginger vinaigrette,<br />

it’s a salad that rises above the rest. 824 Sutter Street,<br />

Folsom, 916-989-6711, scottsseafoodroundhouse.com<br />

Som Tum at Thai Paradise<br />

Pacific Rim at Scott's<br />

Seafood Roundhouse<br />

It’s always a fun time at Brickyard Kitchen & Bar, where<br />

you can come for the activities (live music, taco Tuesday,<br />

wine & whiskey Wednesday, trivia, etc.) and stay for the<br />

delicious food. From hearty pub grub to healthy salads,<br />

it’s the Chicken Focus Bowl that we’re “focused” on<br />

this season. Served with Japanese BBQ grilled chicken,<br />

marinated carrots, jalapeños, shaved cucumbers, soft<br />

boiled eggs, scallions, and beans (green garbanzo, lima,<br />

and edamame) on a bed of quinoa, it's one touchdownworthy<br />

“super bowl.” 1475 Eureka Road, Suite 120, Roseville,<br />

916-836-8406; 4364 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 128, El<br />

Dorado Hills, 916-772-9464, brickyard916.com<br />

Chicken Focus Bowl at<br />

Brickyard Kitchen & Bar<br />

Work it “Out”side<br />

Bundle up and head outdoors for a chilly,<br />

invigorating workout alongside pictureperfect<br />

scenery. Lucky for us, there are a<br />

multitude of snow parks and wintry activities<br />

within driving distance to get you working up<br />

a sweat in no time.<br />

Sledding & Tubing<br />

Grab your gloves and a sled and head east up<br />

Highways 80 or 50 where snow play opportunities<br />

abound (i.e., sledding and building snowmen).<br />

What looks like a playful activity also gets your<br />

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Boreal Mountain photo by Mike Dawson. Sugar Bowl photo by Sky Emerson. Folsom Ice Rink photo by Jacob Cantu of Voyage Creative. Cyclebar photo courtesy of Cyclebar.<br />

Cyclebar<br />

Boreal Mountain<br />

heart pumping, as you stomp through<br />

powdery snow and pull your sled up<br />

hills. If you prefer more organized<br />

adventures where you can zoom<br />

down groomed runs, our area is also<br />

home to snow parks aplenty, like<br />

Nyack Snow Park (nyacksnowpark.<br />

com), Kingvale Resort (kingvaleresort.<br />

com), and Adventure Mountain<br />

(adventuremountaintahoe.com).<br />

Skiing & Snowboarding<br />

Skiing and snowboarding offer a<br />

multitude of health benefits with<br />

built-in cardio and resistance training<br />

for your legs, arms, and abs. Fire up<br />

your muscles and feel the burn as you<br />

carve down the mountain. Whether<br />

you’re a bunny hill beginner or black<br />

diamond pro, our region’s resorts<br />

have it all. Check out Soda Springs<br />

(skisodasprings.com), Boreal Mountain<br />

Sugar Bowl Resort<br />

(rideboreal.com), Sugar Bowl Resort<br />

(sugarbowl.com), and Sierra-at-Tahoe<br />

(sierraattahoe.com) for a perfect day of<br />

powder.<br />

Ice Skating<br />

The Folsom Historic District Ice<br />

Rink (folsomicerink.com) is a magical<br />

opportunity to ice skate outdoors<br />

on a pristine rink in the center of<br />

Sutter Street. Dance along to music<br />

and channel your inner Olympic<br />

figure skater as you build strength<br />

and flexibility gliding along the ice.<br />

Sessions (90 minutes) run through<br />

<strong>January</strong> 14.<br />

Folsom HIstoric<br />

District Ice Rink<br />

Work it "In"side<br />

When the weather outside is<br />

frightful, and your couch is so<br />

delightful, remember there are<br />

incredible indoor workout spots to<br />

get your heart pumping without<br />

having to deal with the elements.<br />

Check out these climate-controlled<br />

sanctuaries to get moving when it’s<br />

cold outside!<br />

When it’s too wet and slippery to<br />

cycle outside, move the party indoors.<br />

Cyclebar offers a variety of classes<br />

and levels to get you spinning into<br />

a trance as you feel the strength in<br />

community during every workout.<br />

What’s more, the instructors will<br />

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motivate and inspire you as you climb<br />

to new heights while feeling the beat<br />

of heart-pumping music. 360 Palladio<br />

Parkway, Suite 405, Folsom, 916-273-<br />

4942; 701 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite<br />

190, Rocklin, 916-672-0572, cyclebar.com<br />

Arthur Murray Dance Center in Folsom<br />

takes the anxiety out of dance and<br />

gives you the confidence and tools to<br />

unlock your inner Fred Astaire; not to<br />

mention, dancing is good for your heart<br />

and soul—and fun! Move and groove<br />

the day away while learning a variety<br />

of styles to get you on your feet while<br />

moving and grooving. 220 Blue Ravine<br />

Road, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-895-5600,<br />

arthurmurrayfolsom.com<br />

Providing dance lessons to all ages,<br />

levels of fitness, and experience levels,<br />

Jammin’ Dance & Fitness offers Zumba,<br />

creative dance, belly dance, tap dance,<br />

modern dance, and Scottish country<br />

dance classes. They believe everyone<br />

should have a chance to dance and<br />

even offer all-inclusive combo classes<br />

open to toddlers and seniors. 6090<br />

Enterprise Drive, Suite A, Diamond Springs,<br />

jammindance.com<br />

With seven different locations, each<br />

featuring an exclusive combination of<br />

indoor sport courts, fitness classes, social<br />

programs, and more, Spare Time Sports<br />

Clubs has something for everyone to get<br />

fit and stay healthy; in addition, they offer<br />

youth activities, a Kids’ Club (ages seven<br />

and up), and play centers (ages six weeks<br />

through six years), so the whole family<br />

can join in on the fun. Local locations in<br />

Roseville, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Gold<br />

River, sparetimesportsclubs.com<br />

Authur Murray<br />

Dance Center<br />

Spare Time Sports<br />

Clubs<br />

Booze Without the Buzz<br />

If you’re out with friends and want to enjoy fancy drinks<br />

sans the side effects of alcohol, mocktails are where it’s<br />

at! Many bars and restaurants offer gorgeous and unique<br />

zero-proof beverages that feel like the real deal, minus the<br />

hangover. Check out what some of our favorite mixologists<br />

are blending up to keep you hydrated and healthy.<br />

Offering a full menu of non-alc offerings, Iron Horse Tavern<br />

has some delectable treats for your taste buds. One must-try<br />

is the Mock-jito, featuring muddled strawberries, cucumbers,<br />

and mint with lime juice, lemon-lime soda, simple syrup, and<br />

sparkling soda. It’s a good thing the alcohol is absent, because<br />

one sip leads to many more! 460 Palladio Parkway, Folsom,<br />

916-618-4322; 1800 15th Street, Suite B, Sacramento, 916-448-<br />

4488, ironhorsetavern.net<br />

You don’t need to be preggo to enjoy the cleverly titled Bun in<br />

the Oven at Milestone. The botanical, booze-free beverage<br />

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Mock-jito at Iron<br />

Horse Tavern<br />

Iron Hors Tavern photo by Taylor Allred ©stylemediagroup. Other photos<br />

courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.


Bun in the Oven at<br />

Milestone<br />

Sunset Punch at Plank<br />

Craft Kitchen + Bar<br />

Everything Nice at<br />

Pink Martini<br />

features non-alcoholic gin—so you’ll still get the spirit’s<br />

fresh, piney flavors with hints of citrus and spice—plus<br />

house-made blueberry jam and freshly squeezed<br />

lemon juice for a delicious, fruity zing. 4359 Town<br />

Center Boulevard, Suite 116, El Dorado Hills, 916-934-<br />

0790, milestoneedh.com<br />

Photos by Taylor Allred ©stylemediagroup.<br />

Serving up several tasty mocktails, Plank Craft<br />

Kitchen + Bar has their spirit-free sips on lock. Sit<br />

back and imagine you’re on the beach with their<br />

Sunset Punch, a colorful creation featuring real<br />

grenadine from Liquid Alchemist, pineapple and lime<br />

juice, and Fever Tree Sparkling Lemon Tonic—umbrella<br />

optional. We’ll take another round…and a vacation,<br />

please! 608 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-260 5333,<br />

plankfolsom.com<br />

With martini in the name, you know the drinks (both<br />

boozy and non) are going to be good at Pink Martini.<br />

For something zero-proof but 100% delicious, try the<br />

Everything Nice, crafted with house-made apple<br />

spiced syrup, lemon, cardamom, and soda water. To<br />

really get the sober party started, ask for it in a coupe<br />

glass. Bottoms up! 6700 Lonetree Boulevard, Suite 100,<br />

Rocklin, 916-773-7465, pinkmartinirestaurant.com<br />

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HealthAid Fermented Black<br />

Garlic, $21.49 at Sunrise<br />

Natural Foods<br />

Give Your Immune<br />

System a Boost<br />

The winter months can bring a host<br />

of unwanted viruses. Check out these<br />

health tips from local experts to help<br />

you avoid illnesses and keep both your<br />

mental and physical health in check.<br />

“Your immune system is fueled by the<br />

food you eat, so the most important thing<br />

you can do to support it is to eat a realfood<br />

diet. In addition to nutrient-dense<br />

foods, a few of my favorite herbs and<br />

supplements for boosting your immune<br />

system, keeping it strong, and helping it<br />

fight off unfriendly bugs are astragalus<br />

(an antiviral that supports the body's<br />

natural defenses and enhances immune<br />

response; works best if taken daily with<br />

occasional breaks throughout the year;<br />

available in both liquid and capsule<br />

form), garlic (contains antioxidants,<br />

anti-inflammatory [compounds] and has<br />

been proven to shorten the duration of<br />

symptoms; works best if taken regularly),<br />

and vitamin C (one of the most powerful<br />

antioxidants and immune-supporting<br />

vitamins available; best to buy one with<br />

bioflavonoids and take daily or at the onset<br />

of symptoms).”—Pamela Connor, Functional<br />

Medicine Nutritionist, Connor Wellness<br />

Clinic, connorwellnessclinic.com<br />

FIND ALL THESE SUPPLEMENTS (AND<br />

MANY MORE!) AT SUNRISE NATURAL<br />

FOODS: 1950 Douglas Blvd, Roseville, 916-<br />

789-8591; 2160 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn,<br />

530-888-8973, sunrisenaturalfoods.net<br />

“During the winter season, it’s<br />

advisable to exercise; eat a diet<br />

rich in fruits, vegetables, and<br />

lean meats; keep up to date with<br />

immunizations; stay hydrated; and<br />

get outdoors during the daytime,<br />

ensuring you [dress appropriately for<br />

the weather].”—Gerardo Galang, MD,<br />

Internal Medicine Physician, Marshall<br />

Medical Center, marshallmedical.org<br />

“In Chinese medicine, yang qi is<br />

considered the life force. In the winter,<br />

yang qi in the human body decreases<br />

with lower temperatures.<br />

When your body's yang qi<br />

is low, blood circulation is<br />

also weakened, which brings<br />

your immune system down.<br />

Acupuncture can stimulate<br />

selected specific acupoints,<br />

which can increase the<br />

body’s yang qi flow and levels,<br />

increasing blood circulation and<br />

enhancing your immunity.”—<br />

Karen Pan, LAc, PhD, Folsom<br />

Chinese Acupuncture Center,<br />

folsomchineseacupuncture.com<br />

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Winter Skin<br />

Survival<br />

Cold weather can create an imbalance in<br />

your skin, leaving it feeling—and looking—<br />

dry, dull, and dehydrated. Keep it glowing<br />

and moisturized with these top tips from<br />

skin care experts.<br />

AGELESS Microderm<br />

Exfoliator<br />

“Pat your skin dry after bathing or showering,<br />

and then apply moisturizer while your<br />

skin is still slightly damp to help seal in<br />

the moisture. Also, use lukewarm water<br />

and limit your bathing time. My favorite<br />

products to use for dry skin are Tanya<br />

Martin’s Skin Recovery Serum, which is full<br />

of powerful ceramides—a superior form of<br />

vitamin E—and 13 exotic, non-pore-clogging<br />

oils that help to sooth and restore dry skin;<br />

and Rejuvenating Moisturizer, a luxurious,<br />

silky cream with three peptides and five<br />

exotic oils that provide rich, long-lasting<br />

moisture and help minimize the appearance<br />

of fine lines and wrinkles.” Tanya Martin,<br />

Tanya Martin Skincare, 199 Blue Ravine<br />

Road, Suite 190, Folsom, 916-467-9004,<br />

tanyamartinskincare.com<br />

Tiger's Eye Skincare photo by Taylor Allred ©stylemediagroup. Other photos courtesy or their respective companies or organizations.<br />

“Winter is the prime time to deeply exfoliate<br />

the skin and turn back time. Following the<br />

removal of your dead cells, a must-have for<br />

your skin care repertoire is Pure Holistic Skin<br />

Care’s Rose & Lavender Moisturizer for<br />

dry, aging skin; or non-comedogenic Tea<br />

Tree & Frankincense Oil Treatment for<br />

oily, acne-prone skin. Both are incredibly<br />

nourishing with active ingredients that<br />

target your specific skin issues.”—Amanda<br />

Reinhard, Pure Holistic Skincare, 451 Main<br />

Street, Suite 7, Placerville, 530-290-6650,<br />

pureholisticskincare.com<br />

I MASK<br />

“Enhance your winter skin care<br />

routine with a weekly anti-aging<br />

sheet mask, packed with nourishing<br />

ingredients to combat pesky signs<br />

of aging, like the I MASK by IMAGE<br />

Skincare. Cooling and soothing,<br />

it refreshes and revives thirsty<br />

skin with mineral-rich waters and<br />

hyaluronic acid; while a blend<br />

of amino acids, aloe vera, and<br />

antioxidant extracts leave skin<br />

radiant and glowing. Exfoliation is<br />

Native American<br />

Exfoliating Clay<br />

also key. Our favorite way to<br />

do this is with the AGELESS<br />

Microderm Exfoliator, also<br />

from IMAGE Skincare, which<br />

gently polishes away pesky dead<br />

skin cells, revealing a radiant,<br />

youthful complexion. Powered<br />

by fruit enzymes, hydroxy acids,<br />

rose quartz microcrystals, and<br />

bamboo powder, it offers the<br />

most advanced and thorough<br />

exfoliation to remove dead<br />

skin.”—Marcie Burke, ReBelle<br />

Beauty, 508 Gibson Drive, Suite<br />

190A, Roseville, 916-759-9910,<br />

rebelle-beauty.com<br />

“Some of the beneficial<br />

minerals in clay include<br />

magnesium, calcium, and<br />

iron, all of which help with<br />

the production of collagen.<br />

As skin is exfoliated with<br />

clay, impurities from the<br />

skin’s surface are removed,<br />

pores shrink, and dead cells<br />

become finer. The Native<br />

American Exfoliating Clay<br />

from Tiger’s Eye Skincare is<br />

versatile and can be used<br />

on almost all skin types.”—<br />

Myriam Liberman, Tiger’s Eye<br />

Skincare, 8016 Folsom-Auburn<br />

Road, Folsom, 916-988-4973,<br />

tigerseyeskincare.com<br />

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HEALTH,<br />

WELLNESS,<br />

&FITNESS<br />

P R O F E S S I O N A L S<br />

Every new year is<br />

marked by thousands of<br />

people swearing off their<br />

vices and vowing to “turn<br />

over a new leaf” where<br />

their personal fitness,<br />

health, and well-being are<br />

concerned, and STYLE<br />

readers are no different!<br />

That is why we're proud<br />

to profile the best health,<br />

wellness, and fitness<br />

professionals the region<br />

has to offer. Whether<br />

you’re looking to take<br />

better care of your skin,<br />

get back on track with a<br />

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want to be healthier, the<br />

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here are an excellent<br />

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beginning this year!<br />

ALLURE SKIN & LASER<br />

SKIN REJUVENATION<br />

4080 Cavitt Stallman Rd., Ste. 100 // Granite Bay<br />

916-771-0715 // www.vagaro.com/allureskinandlaser<br />

Allure Skin and Laser is a Dermatology and Medical<br />

Aesthetic Clinic specializing in Skin rejuvenation<br />

as well as treating broad spectrum dermatologic<br />

needs including pediatric vascular anomalies.<br />

Our focus is laser resurfacing, injectable neurotoxins and<br />

fillers, laser hair reduction and PRP. We strive to cultivate a<br />

comfortable, clean, and confident environment for our broad<br />

array of beautiful patients. Our collaborating Dermatologist is<br />

Dr. Marc Serota.<br />

We offer many different procedures at Allure Skin and<br />

Laser. One of our favorites is the Halo laser, it is the first<br />

hybrid fractional laser that uses both ablative and nonablative<br />

technology to effectively treat multiple layers of the<br />

skin. The Halo restores the skins glow, effectively treating<br />

hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, enlarged pores, scars<br />

and fine lines and wrinkles with minimum down time.<br />

This may be used in conjunction with the Morpheus 8 for<br />

accelerated tightening and collagen stimulation.<br />

Other treatments include: Plasma Sculpt Bio Filler, Botox/<br />

Dysport and Daxxify, Sculptra/Radiesse, Dermal fillers,<br />

Hyaluronic Acid wrinkle filler including RHA/Juvederm/<br />

Restylane/Kybella for face/jowls and double chins, PDO<br />

Threadlifting, Clinical Dermatology , Skin Cancer screening,<br />

Biopsies, Personalized skin health programs, BBL, Laser<br />

Tattoo removal, Laser hair removal, Pulse dye laser and<br />

Microneedling.<br />

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2160 Grass Valley Hwy. // Auburn // 530-888-8973<br />

www.sunrisenaturalfoods.net<br />

Sunrise Natural Foods is your go to store for all your<br />

health and wellness needs and is especially proud of<br />

the relationship we have built with our community. Our<br />

expert and educated staff help customers understand<br />

and use natural methods to prevent and heal illnesses and create<br />

overall good health - at any age! We are committed to quality<br />

and take pride in our relationship with not only our customers<br />

but also with our vendors. No products are placed on our<br />

shelves before being thoroughly researched and approved by<br />

our staff to ensure products are safe and of the best quality.<br />

Have a question or need assistance? Our staff is always<br />

willing to go the extra mile and suggest supplements tailored<br />

to your specific needs. For more than 33 years, Sunrise<br />

Natural Foods has helped customers, families and the<br />

community and we have always believed in giving back to the<br />

community who has helped in our success.<br />

“If you need anything that is health conscious, this is the place to<br />

go. The staff is really great and eager to help you and not just to<br />

find stuff but if you have questions about what things do and how<br />

they help you they have extensive knowledge.” —Wes Y.<br />

Went in for some stuff for a sore throat, told them the things I<br />

needed to avoid and never once did they push me to buy an<br />

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Sunrise Natural Foods - full of life's best ingredients!<br />

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Better Day Pilates is a<br />

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specializing in intelligent<br />

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small-group Pilates instruction.<br />

Whether you’re new and looking<br />

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Better Day’s philosophy is rooted<br />

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| eat & drink | Dining Out<br />

Almighty<br />

Cocktail Bar<br />

by RYAN MARTINEZ | photos by TAYLOR ALLRED<br />

“<br />

We were pleasantly<br />

surprised to learn that<br />

everything is gluten-free and<br />

dominantly local, so you can be<br />

confident the entire menu is<br />

healthy, fresh, and made<br />

with love.<br />

”<br />

Albondigas Soup<br />

Almighty Holy Mole<br />

with Beef<br />

W<br />

ith a fresh, modern feel, the<br />

upscale restaurants and<br />

boutiques at El Dorado Hills Town<br />

Center create a tangible vibe suitable for<br />

a morning coffee, stylish lunch, or classy<br />

evening escape.<br />

Right in the center of it all sits an<br />

unsuspecting botanical bistro: a quiet<br />

oasis filled with delicious bites and tasty<br />

flights. Almighty Bistro immediately brings<br />

a sense of freshness as you walk in. Over<br />

80 thriving plants hang from the rafters<br />

and massive amounts of natural light pour<br />

in from a wall of windows at the entrance,<br />

making the air seem just a little bit cleaner<br />

and the light just a little bit warmer.<br />

We sat amidst the verdant ambiance,<br />

taking notice of the full bar where a man sat<br />

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HOURS: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Sunday brunch); 11<br />

a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Monday-Saturday)<br />

TRY THIS: Blistered Shishito Peppers, Albondigas,<br />

Seared Salmon Callaloo, Bar-Mighty Smashburger,<br />

Slow-Roasted Heritage Pork Cubano, Safran Lobster<br />

Cakes, Almighty Chupe, Bread Pudding<br />

DRINKS: Full bar; beer, wine, & cocktails<br />

Bread Pudding<br />

Blistered Shishito Peppers<br />

TAB: $$<br />

Chupe de Mariscos<br />

4355 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 114, El Dorado Hills, 916-510-1204,<br />

almightybistro.com @almightycocktailbar @almightybistro<br />

HEADS-UP: Happy hour Monday-Friday from<br />

2:30-5:30 p.m.; menu changes seasonally; Sunday<br />

brunch; ingredients are entirely local and organic,<br />

meat and eggs are pasture-raised, and everything<br />

is 100% gluten-free; oysters served Friday-Sunday;<br />

dining room is intimate and cozy (eight tables; six<br />

bar seats); heated patio<br />

chatting with the friendly bartender. On this rainy<br />

day, hot tea seemed appropriate, and we were<br />

happy to learn that the tea comes from Tea Xotics,<br />

another Town Center small business.<br />

On our visit, the menu, which changes<br />

seasonally, was inspired by Cuban/Latin<br />

American fusion fare, where we could order<br />

both Mexican-inspired mole and a Cubano<br />

sandwich under one roof. We were pleasantly<br />

surprised to learn that everything is gluten-free<br />

and dominantly local, so you can be confident<br />

the entire menu is healthy, fresh, and made with<br />

love. And you would expect nothing less coming<br />

from the same owners of Milestone.<br />

We asked our waitress for recommendations,<br />

and she quickly suggested the albondigas soup<br />

(meatballs) and blistered shishito peppers to start.<br />

For mains, we chose the Almighty chupe de<br />

mariscos, a Peruvian-inspired seafood soup,<br />

and their special: the Almighty holy mole with<br />

beef, which takes over 25 hours to prepare from<br />

scratch. It was love at first spoonful for the soup;<br />

I was delighted by the light, crisp flavors of the<br />

seafood paired with the warmth of the sweet<br />

potatoes, bacon, and coconut milk. A touch of<br />

lime and lemongrass provided a welcome, tangy<br />

touch. If you love seafood, this should be top of<br />

your list. The gluten-free toast that accompanied<br />

it was also incredibly tasty; so much so, I was<br />

tempted to order more.<br />

The mole was served atop a serving of locally<br />

sourced, perfectly cooked beef with a side of<br />

cauliflower rice, mushrooms, and peppered<br />

onions. Considering mole is such an involved dish,<br />

I hoped it would be the star of the show here, but<br />

the petite portion neatly dressed over the beef,<br />

while delicious, left me craving more. Coming<br />

from a family where mole was a holiday staple, I<br />

was disappointed there wasn’t enough to enjoy in<br />

every bite. The rice, however, was remarkable—<br />

something I’d certainly return for.<br />

We then moved on to the bread pudding.<br />

Honestly, I wasn’t sure how a gluten-free bread<br />

pudding would go; much to my surprise, it left<br />

me in awe; the “gluten-free” aspect was nearly<br />

indistinguishable and tastier than many “real”<br />

bread puddings I’ve tried. You’ll be<br />

pleased as well.<br />

Overall, Almighty Bistro<br />

is a welcome respite with<br />

binge-worthy cuisine<br />

and environs—a cozy<br />

spot where, especially<br />

on rainy days, you’ll want<br />

to eat, stay, and savor the<br />

charm.<br />

Tell us about<br />

your experience<br />

and what you liked<br />

by messaging us on<br />

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| eat & drink |<br />

Foodie Find<br />

Tea Bar & Fusion Café<br />

6694 Lonetree Boulevard, Suite 500, I’m here to “spill the tea” on a place I recently checked out: Tea Bar<br />

Rocklin, 916-777-8227, & Fusion Café (aka, TBar). Their original location opened in Chico<br />

ilovetbar.com @ilovetbar<br />

in 2004, but the business has since spread their tea leaves to Redding,<br />

Sacramento, and now Rocklin. “It’s not your grandma’s cup of tea,” according to TBar, and<br />

they’re spot on. I went with the Chocolate Chai Frost—blended black tea and spiced chai<br />

topped with chocolate and cinnamon—and it was tea-licious! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.) It<br />

was like dessert in a cup. My daughter sipped on the Green Tea & Coconut, and her friend<br />

ordered the Pomegranate Lemonade. (I tried them both too, and they were great!) Other<br />

beverage options include sparkling tea infusions, “tea on tap,” boozy craft tea cocktails, and<br />

loose-leaf teas. There are so many varie-teas to choose from! And sip, sip, hooray—they<br />

have food, too, like the build-your-own Fusion Bowl. Fresh, flavorful, and filling, you first<br />

pick a topping (brisket-style London broil, sweet chili chicken, grilled ginger tofu, hoisin<br />

BBQ salmon, or fire-roasted veggies, to name a few), then a grain or salad (white or<br />

Tell us about<br />

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brown rice, quinoa, couscous, baby greens, etc.), and lastly a dressing (creamy<br />

teriyaki, chipotle ranch, wasabi ginger, miso, or honey mustard). All bowls are<br />

topped with creamy avocado, crunchy carrots, edamame, sesame seeds, and<br />

daikon sprouts. You can also get the bowl in wrap form. Smaller bites include<br />

hummus with freshly baked naan, loaded avocado toast, and miso soup with<br />

grilled tofu and couscous. Unique drinks and food, a relaxing atmosphere, and<br />

helpful employees? TBar is a must—morning, noon, or night!<br />

— by JULIE RYAN | photo by TAYLOR ALLRED<br />

MORE SUPER<br />

BOWLS<br />

— by BELLA NOLEN<br />

Whether you like them<br />

sweet, savory, or packed<br />

with protein, you’re bound<br />

to love these local hot spots<br />

serving up super bowls!<br />

Fishology<br />

2784 East Bidwell, Suite 400, Folsom,<br />

916-587-1899, fishologypokebar.com<br />

MUST-TRY: Regular Poke Bowl<br />

(salmon, tuna, wakame salad,<br />

crab salad, yellow daikon,<br />

ginger, cucumbers,<br />

jalapeños, onions,<br />

edamame, sesame<br />

seeds, and furikake)<br />

Garden of Eat’n<br />

1228 Galleria Boulevard,<br />

Suite 130, Roseville, 916-771-0630,<br />

gardenofeatn.com<br />

MUST-TRY: Caribbean Shrimp<br />

Bowl (basmati rice, corn,<br />

black beans, green<br />

onions, mango-peach<br />

salsa, wild-caught<br />

shrimp, chili-lime drizzle,<br />

and fresh lime)<br />

The Healthy Habit<br />

799 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-823-<br />

6422, thehealthyhabit.org<br />

MUST-TRY: Matcha<br />

Energy (matcha, mangos,<br />

bananas, pineapple,<br />

spinach, honey,<br />

plant-based milk, and<br />

seasonal fruit)<br />

Mario’s Early Toast<br />

8425 Sierra College Boulevard,<br />

Roseville, 916-771-2173; 1950 Douglas<br />

Boulevard, Suite 7A, Roseville, 916-<br />

347-7741; 4460 Rocklin Road, Rocklin,<br />

916-259-1616; 6693 Folsom-Auburn<br />

Road, Folsom, 916-510-2430,<br />

mariosearlytoast.com<br />

MUST-TRY: Acai<br />

Bowl (frozen acai,<br />

blueberries, bananas,<br />

strawberries, organic<br />

granola, and coconut)<br />

Vibe Health Bar<br />

2770 East Bidwell, Suite 500, Folsom,<br />

916-990-5367, vibehealthbar.com<br />

MUSTY-TRY: Dragon Bowl<br />

(pitaya sorbet, bananas,<br />

strawberries, housemade<br />

granola, coconut<br />

flakes, honey)<br />

Wow Wow<br />

Hawaiian<br />

Lemonade<br />

3373 Bass Lake Road, El<br />

Dorado Hills, 916-293-8062,<br />

wowwowhawaiianlemonade.com<br />

MUST-TRY: Island Berry Grain Bowl<br />

(mixed greens, romaine,<br />

blueberries, strawberries,<br />

coconut chips, hummus,<br />

red and white quinoa,<br />

hemp seeds, and<br />

blueberry pomegranate<br />

vinaigrette)<br />

Fishology photo by Fishology. Garden of Eat'n photo by Taylor Allred ©stylemediagroup. The Healthy Habit photo by Megan Pinkham. Mario's Early Toast photo by Mario Astorga. Vibe Health Bar photo by Tuss Hill-Martdee.<br />

WowWow Hawaiian Lemonade photo by Broc Phipps.<br />

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MEXICAN<br />

FRENCH<br />

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fresh squeezed lime juice. Our friendly<br />

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dinner seven days a week. So stop by<br />

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Cascada Restaurant & Cantina<br />

384 Main Street<br />

Placerville<br />

530-344-7757<br />

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Voted #1 Best Romantic and #2 Best<br />

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Combining the flavors of France and<br />

the Mediterranean with fresh, seasonal,<br />

locally grown ingredients. A perfect<br />

location for private dining, wedding<br />

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and all your special life events.<br />

La Provence Restaurant<br />

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110 Diamond Creek Place<br />

Roseville<br />

916-789-2002<br />

laprovenceroseville.com<br />

ITALIAN<br />

AMERICAN<br />

Experience truly authentic Italian<br />

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create fresh, traditional dishes with<br />

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Amore Mio Italian Bistro<br />

451 Main Street, #8<br />

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The Independent presents an<br />

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629 Main Street, Placerville<br />

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DESSERTS<br />

ITALIAN<br />

Icing on the Cupcake offers a wide<br />

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Best Italian Restaurant in El Dorado<br />

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Papa Gianni's Ristorante<br />

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| eat & drink | Taste<br />

Soup Season<br />

by MEGAN WISKUS<br />

photos by TAYLOR ALLRED<br />

4 MUST-MAKE BOWLS<br />

Satisfy your soul, and stomach, with this quartet of simple soup<br />

recipes. From hearty classics to innovative creations, each<br />

simmering, slurp-worthy bowl promises to warm your taste buds.<br />

Minestrone<br />

Submitted by Vaiano Trattoria<br />

7160 Douglas Boulevard,<br />

Granite Bay, 916-780-0888,<br />

vaianotrattoria.com<br />

• 4 tbsp. olive oil<br />

• 1 yellow onion, chopped<br />

• 3-4 stalks celery, chopped<br />

• 2 medium carrots, peeled and<br />

chopped<br />

• ½ head green cabbage, cut into<br />

½” pieces<br />

• 2 zucchini, chopped<br />

• 1 can cannellini beans (or other<br />

bean of choice)<br />

• 3-4 potatoes, chopped small<br />

• 1-2 bunches leafy greens (green<br />

chard); or 4-6 cups pre-chopped<br />

spinach, chard, or kale mix<br />

• 3-4 cups vegetable stock<br />

• Salt & pepper, to taste<br />

In a medium-large stockpot, sauté<br />

onions, celery, and carrots with<br />

olive oil. Once simmering, add<br />

cabbage, zucchini, beans, potatoes,<br />

and leafy greens. Add vegetable<br />

stock, followed by salt and pepper.<br />

Bring to a boil and let simmer for<br />

30-40 minutes, or until vegetables<br />

are soft. Adjust seasoning.<br />

CHEF’S NOTE: This vegan<br />

minestrone is one of the easiest,<br />

most forgiving soups to make (you<br />

can use any veggies you have on<br />

hand); the hardest, most timeconsuming<br />

part is cutting the<br />

vegetables!<br />

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Hop 'N' Barley Soup<br />

Submitted by Placerville Public House<br />

305 Main Street, Placerville,<br />

530-303-3792, placervillepublichouse.com<br />

• 2 tbsp. olive oil<br />

• 1-2 yellow onions, small<br />

dice<br />

• 4-6 stalks celery, small<br />

dice<br />

• 3-4 carrots, peeled and<br />

small dice<br />

• 6-8 beer brats, sliced<br />

• 2 tbsp. garlic, minced<br />

• 2 tbsp. dried Italian<br />

seasoning<br />

• 1 tbsp. fresh thyme<br />

• 2 tbsp. all-purpose<br />

flour<br />

• 12 oz. beer (hoppy not<br />

bitter)<br />

• 1-2 lbs. mushrooms,<br />

sliced or rough chop<br />

• 4 quarts beef stock<br />

• 2 bay leaves<br />

• 1 ½ cups pearl barley<br />

• Salt & pepper, to taste<br />

Sauté onions, celery, and carrots in oil until soft and<br />

translucent. Add brats, garlic, and herbs and sauté<br />

for 2-4 minutes. Add flour to absorb the oil and beer<br />

to deglaze the pan; simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add<br />

mushrooms and cook 2-4 minutes, followed by stock<br />

and bay leaves. Bring to a boil then add barley. Cook<br />

until barley is soft (about 30-45 minutes) and remove<br />

bay leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste.<br />

CHEF’S NOTE: This soup can be made into a vegetarian<br />

Hop ’N‘ Mushroom soup by omitting the brats, adding<br />

more mushrooms, and using vegetable stock.<br />

Tom Kha Gai<br />

Submitted by My Thai Kitchen<br />

1465 Eureka Road, Suite 140, Roseville,<br />

916-781-7811, eatatmythaikitchen.com<br />

• 1 can (about 2 cups) coconut milk (we<br />

recommend the brand Mae Ploy)<br />

• 1 cup water<br />

• 1/3 cup tamarind paste<br />

• 3 tbsp. lime juice (about 2 limes)<br />

• ½ cup white sugar<br />

• 1 ½ tbsp. salt<br />

• ½ cup fresh galangal, sliced thin<br />

• ½ cup lemongrass, sliced into 1” pieces<br />

• 6-7 kaffir lime leaves, torn in half or 2-3 pieces<br />

• 1 medium-sized chicken breast, cut into<br />

bite-sized pieces<br />

• 5 oz. white mushrooms, cut in half<br />

• 1 small yellow onion, sliced thin<br />

• 2 green onions, sliced thin, to garnish<br />

• Fresh torn cilantro, to garnish<br />

In a medium pot, heat coconut milk, water,<br />

tamarind paste, lime juice, sugar, salt, galangal,<br />

lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves; once boiling,<br />

add chicken, mushrooms, and onions. Cook for<br />

6-7 minutes, or until chicken is done. Garnish<br />

with green onions and cilantro.<br />

CHEF’S NOTE: In Thai, “tom” is boil, “kha” is<br />

galangal, and “gai” is chicken, so tom kha gai<br />

literally translates to “boiled galangal chicken”;<br />

to make the soup vegetarian, substitute the<br />

chicken with tofu or add more veggies.<br />

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Chicken-Sausage Cajun Gumbo<br />

Recipe from Rocker Oysterfeller’s<br />

564 Main Street, Placerville, 530-295-9408, rockeroysterfellers.com<br />

• ½ cup chicken fat or neutral oil<br />

+ 2 tbsp. neutral oil<br />

• 1 cup all-purpose (or glutenfree)<br />

flour<br />

• 3 stalks celery, small dice<br />

• 1 yellow onion, small dice<br />

• 6 green bell peppers, small dice<br />

• 1 ½ tbsp. garlic, chopped<br />

• 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika<br />

• 1 tsp. sweet paprika<br />

• ½ tsp. celery seed<br />

• 1 tsp. dried thyme<br />

• 1 tsp. ground coriander<br />

• 1 ½ tsp. dried oregano<br />

• ¼ tsp. cayenne<br />

• ¼ tsp. ground cloves<br />

• ¼ cup white wine<br />

• 2 quarts chicken stock<br />

• 1 bay leaf<br />

• ½ bunch fresh thyme<br />

• 2 lbs. boneless/skinless chicken<br />

thighs<br />

• 2 Andouille sausage, cut into<br />

8-10 pieces (per sausage)<br />

• 2 cups okra, cut into ¼” rounds<br />

• 2 tbsp. Louisiana-style hot sauce<br />

• 1 ½ tbsp. kosher salt<br />

Melt the fat/oil in a heavy-bottomed<br />

pot over medium-low heat. Add flour<br />

and stir constantly, allowing the<br />

flour to toast until it’s dark brown<br />

but not burnt. Immediately add<br />

celery, onions, and bell peppers; stir<br />

frequently for 4-5 minutes, making<br />

sure nothing sticks to the bottom of<br />

the pot. Add garlic and spices; stir<br />

for another minute. Add white wine,<br />

followed by the chicken stock (1 cup<br />

at a time to avoid clumps of flour).<br />

Bundle the fresh thyme and bay leaf<br />

tightly together with kitchen twine<br />

and add to the pot. Bring mixture<br />

to a simmer and then reduce heat<br />

to low, maintaining a slow simmer<br />

and not a fast boil. Immerse chicken<br />

thighs into the liquid and simmer for<br />

30 minutes.<br />

Heat a sauté pan over medium-high<br />

heat, add 2 tablespoons oil, and<br />

cook sausage until caramelized on<br />

all sides. Remove sausage from pan<br />

using a slotted spoon, allowing the<br />

oil to drain off.<br />

Break up the chicken thighs with<br />

the back of a spoon (or remove<br />

from the gumbo, shred, and return<br />

to pot). Add the cooked sausage,<br />

okra, hot sauce, and salt. Simmer<br />

for 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning;<br />

serve over steamed long-grain rice.<br />

CHEF’S NOTE: Gumbo is best eaten<br />

a day later, after the flavors have<br />

melded together.<br />

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916-780-0888<br />

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FLB Entertainment Center is a<br />

whole lot of flavor and fun. We<br />

have 20 beers on tap, handcrafted<br />

specialty cocktails, wine, and an<br />

excellent happy hour. Our menu<br />

has something for everyone from<br />

jumbo wings, burgers, wraps, pizza,<br />

and salads. Stop in and see why<br />

we’ve been voted the best sports<br />

bar in the area!<br />

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We’ve been serving awesome food,<br />

beer and kick ass cocktails since we first<br />

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restaurant feel we grew up with.<br />

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Restaurant Guide<br />

Featuring restaurants and eateries in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, and beyond.


Photo by Taylor Allred © stylemediagroup.<br />

Gold Miner Café<br />

426 East Bidwell St., 916-984-4181. American/Café. Rustic, 49erthemed<br />

décor set the ambiance for the scratch-made<br />

meals served at this Folsom favorite. In addition to classics<br />

like flapjacks, biscuits smothered in sausage gravy, and<br />

omelets aplenty (15+), they also offer low-carb, gluten-free,<br />

and vegetarian meals, plus plenty of soups, salads, and<br />

sandwiches—ensuring something for all ages and appetites.<br />

B/L $$


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The Breakroom<br />

4131 South Shingle Rd., Ste. 7, Shingle Springs, 530-763-6761.<br />

American. This full-service restaurant offers delicious<br />

American food (juicy burgers, French dip, salads, mac &<br />

cheese, etc.) and entertainment for the whole family,<br />

from pool tables, dart boards, and an arcade, to cards<br />

and dice. L/D $$


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AS SOON AS YOU’RE ENGAGED:<br />

Organize, organize, organize!<br />

Set budget<br />

Discuss time frame and dates<br />

Determine wedding basics: formal vs. informal, day<br />

vs. night, etc.<br />

Use the Real Weddings <strong>Magazine</strong>’s timeline to help<br />

keep you on track and use Real Weddings <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

(along with Real Weddings <strong>Magazine</strong>’s website and<br />

social media pages!) to start your inspiration boards!<br />

9-12<br />

MONTHS<br />

AS SOON AS YOU’RE ENGAGED:<br />

Organize, organize, organize!<br />

Set budget<br />

Discuss time frame and dates<br />

Determine wedding basics: formal vs. informal, day<br />

vs. night, etc.<br />

Use the Real Weddings <strong>Magazine</strong>’s timeline to help<br />

keep you on track and use Real Weddings <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

(along with Real Weddings <strong>Magazine</strong>’s website and<br />

social media pages!) to start your inspiration boards!<br />

DATE: ..........................<br />

DATE: ..........................<br />

6<br />

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Schedule rehearsal and rehearsal<br />

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dinner<br />

MONTHS Set the date (but be flexible until you<br />

Book wedding night hotel<br />

book your venue)<br />

Arrange day-of transportation<br />

Hire a planner<br />

Finalize guest list<br />

Research venues, and then make REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM<br />

the<br />

Order and/or start making favors<br />

decision on your venue as this will often guide other Shop for ceremony/reception accessories (cake knife,<br />

decisions that you’ll need to make<br />

ring pillows, etc.)<br />

Research and book other wedding pros ASAP:<br />

caterer, photographer, videographer, dj, floral designer,<br />

officiant, musicians, transportation, etc.<br />

(see worksheets starting on page 10 to help you<br />

identify the vendor categories that are most important<br />

to you)<br />

Choose colors and/or theme<br />

Research the marriage license (see page 30 for help)<br />

Invite attendants<br />

Draft guest list (see worksheets on page 16 to get<br />

started)<br />

Register (it’s like virtual shopping! Go to our website<br />

for some tips and ideas)<br />

Start shopping for gown / attire<br />

Set up engagement photo session<br />

Set up wedding website<br />

Once your guest list is finalized, send out save-thedate<br />

cards. Pro Kate Whelan from Kate Whelan<br />

Events says, “Save-the-date cards give ample<br />

notice for out-of-town guests, especially if your<br />

wedding will be during a holiday or on a popular<br />

weekend. Be sure to include any airline or hotel room<br />

information to make it easier for guests to make travel<br />

arrangements.”<br />

Beauty Boost: begin fitness regime<br />

6-9<br />

MONTHS<br />

Special Offers!<br />

Set the date (but be flexible until you<br />

book your venue)<br />

Hire a planner<br />

Research venues, and then make the<br />

decision on your venue as this will often guide other<br />

decisions that you’ll need to make<br />

Research and book other wedding pros ASAP:<br />

caterer, photographer, videographer, dj, floral designer,<br />

officiant, musicians, transportation, etc.<br />

(see worksheets starting on page 10 to help you<br />

identify the vendor categories that are most important<br />

to you)<br />

Choose colors and/or theme<br />

Research the marriage license (see page 30 for help)<br />

Invite attendants<br />

Draft guest list (see worksheets on page 16 to get<br />

started)<br />

Register (it’s like virtual shopping! Go to our website<br />

for some tips and ideas)<br />

Start shopping for gown / attire<br />

Set up engagement photo session<br />

Set up wedding website<br />

Once your guest list is finalized, send out save-thedate<br />

cards. Pro Kate Whelan from Kate Whelan<br />

Events says, “Save-the-date cards give ample<br />

notice for out-of-town guests, especially if your<br />

wedding will be during a holiday or on a popular<br />

weekend. Be sure to include any airline or hotel room<br />

information to make it easier for guests to make travel<br />

arrangements.”<br />

Beauty Boost: begin fitness regime<br />

6-9<br />

MONTHS<br />

Arcularius from Catrina Maria Designs<br />

says, “Overestimate your order by about<br />

10 percent. It’s a great idea to order extra<br />

envelopes in any case. If you’re on a short<br />

timeline, try ordering the envelopes first while the<br />

invitations are being printed so that you can get them<br />

addressed early.”<br />

Book accommodations for out-of-town guests<br />

Order cake and dessert bar<br />

Sign vendor contracts/make deposits<br />

Order gown and choose additional accessories<br />

Choose attendants’ attire<br />

Schedule time off from work<br />

Book honeymoon arrangements<br />

Mail thank you notes as you receive gifts<br />

Begin dance lessons<br />

Beauty Boost: start your med-spa treatments<br />

Secure passports, visas, shots, if necessary<br />

Beauty Boost: start thinking about wedding hair and<br />

makeup—figure out the look you want now!<br />

4<br />

MONTHS<br />

insurance, wills, accounts and, if you<br />

choose, a prenuptial agreement<br />

Gather other necessary paper work<br />

that may be needed (such as proof of divorce,<br />

death or annulment of previous marriage—this will be<br />

needed when you get your marriage license)<br />

Shop for and order wedding bands<br />

Reserve rental items<br />

Develop wedding hashtag<br />

Order custom signage (don’t forget to include<br />

wedding hastag where appropriate)<br />

Choose groom and groomsmen attire<br />

Shop for attendants’ gifts<br />

Beauty boost: book wedding day appointments<br />

2<br />

MONTHS<br />

activities. Pro Lora Ward from The<br />

Venue Vixens says, “‘After Glow’<br />

brunches are often arranged, especially<br />

if there are many out-of-town guests<br />

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Arcularius from Catrina Maria Designs<br />

says, “Overestimate your order by about the out-of-towners and family. Depending on the<br />

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Order cake and dessert bar<br />

Sign vendor contracts/make deposits<br />

Order gown and choose additional accessories<br />

Choose attendants’ attire<br />

Schedule time off from work<br />

Book honeymoon arrangements<br />

Mail thank you notes as you receive gifts<br />

Begin dance lessons<br />

Beauty Boost: start your med-spa treatments<br />

6<br />

MONTHS<br />

DATE: ..........................<br />

Schedule rehearsal and rehearsal<br />

dinner<br />

Book wedding night hotel<br />

Arrange day-of transportation<br />

Finalize guest list<br />

Order and/or start making favors<br />

Shop for ceremony/reception accessories (cake knife,<br />

ring pillows, etc.)<br />

Secure passports, visas, shots, if necessary<br />

Beauty Boost: start thinking about wedding hair and<br />

makeup—figure out the look you want now!<br />

4<br />

MONTHS<br />

DATE: ..........................<br />

Consult attorney for changes to<br />

insurance, wills, accounts and, if you<br />

choose, a prenuptial agreement<br />

Gather other necessary paper work<br />

that may be needed (such as proof of divorce,<br />

death or annulment of previous marriage—this will be<br />

needed when you get your marriage license)<br />

Shop for and order wedding bands<br />

Reserve rental items<br />

Develop wedding hashtag<br />

Order custom signage (don’t forget to include<br />

wedding hastag where appropriate)<br />

Choose groom and groomsmen attire<br />

Shop for attendants’ gifts<br />

Beauty boost: book wedding day appointments<br />

2<br />

MONTHS<br />

activities. Pro Lora Ward from The<br />

Venue Vixens says, “‘After Glow’<br />

brunches are often arranged, especially<br />

if there are many out-of-town guests<br />

attending. The invitation can include everyone<br />

invited to the wedding, but most often is kept to<br />

the out-of-towners and family. Depending on the<br />

formality of this gathering, invitations may or may<br />

not be necessary. Or consider a ‘Pre-Social’ hour<br />

immediately before the wedding.”<br />

Mail invitations (Don’t forget to make a spreadsheet<br />

of your guests and assign each of them a number—<br />

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Postlude<br />

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Cocktail Hour<br />

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First Dance<br />

Father/Daughter Dance<br />

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BY RICK & JENNIFER TAN<br />

There are miles of paths winding through brushy hillsides<br />

and forested terrain at the Point Reyes National Seashore<br />

along the coast of Northern California. Starting inland and<br />

hiking west, you reach its sandy beaches and catch the<br />

spray of the Pacific Ocean breaking against the headlands.<br />

The journey is a reward in itself, a magnificent endeavor<br />

requiring endurance, patience and dedication—the same<br />

can be said of being on the wedding trail!<br />

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easy enough—pick a place, plan the food, invite people,<br />

get your attire and rings, perform a ceremony, and then it’s<br />

party time. But the reality is, to have your dream wedding,<br />

while not losing sight of why you are doing this in the first<br />

place—being with your true love—you need to tend to a few<br />

vital points. Like starting a hike, you need to be equipped<br />

for the journey, which means being mentally and physically<br />

prepared. And more importantly, you need to both be on<br />

the same page together. Like having a map and a compass,<br />

you need to have an overall view of the terrain, as well as<br />

having a direction that you both want to go in.<br />

Here is a short list of questions you can both ask yourselves<br />

as you prepare for the wedding trail. They will help<br />

both of you get on the trailhead together, to stay focused,<br />

to reach decisions, and to make you think about what you<br />

value and cherish in your married life as equal partners.<br />

• When, where and how did we first meet?<br />

• What drew us to connect with each other?<br />

• Do we consider ourselves to be best friends?<br />

• What are some interests we enjoy doing together?<br />

• What four qualities do we admire in each other?<br />

• How do we support each other’s endeavors?<br />

• How do we show love and sensitivity?<br />

• What do trust and respect mean in a relationship?<br />

• What is a promise, a vow, a covenant?<br />

• Where do we envision the wedding to take place?<br />

• How do we narrow down the guest list?<br />

• What is important in our search for the ideal officiant?<br />

• How are the exchange of rings significant to us?<br />

• What symbols of unity are important to us?<br />

expert advice<br />

You’ve got the perfect venue to host your party, the cool DJ to play your song list, the<br />

caterer to serve up exquisite hors d’oeuvres—the stage is set to host your wedding<br />

celebration! But what about the ceremony? There is a key figure you will need: the<br />

officiant!<br />

The person presiding over your ceremony and expressing the words that will take<br />

you into your new life as a married couple plays an important role on your wedding<br />

day and can make all the difference between bliss and blah! Here are a few thoughts<br />

to consider.<br />

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So sacramento you’ve researched to “wedding the sierra officiants,” maybe you’re following a recommendation<br />

from your venue or a vendor, or checked out the vendor lists in Real Weddings<br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> and on realweddingsmag.com, and it all led you to query the officiant. In<br />

your first meeting with him or her, listen for the words that will let you know you are<br />

MEANINGFUL WORDS OF LOVE<br />

You are two individuals on a shared path, enriched by different personalities, faiths<br />

and cultural backgrounds. The right officiant will embrace your unique qualities and<br />

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should be well-equipped in helping you create the perfect ceremony words where<br />

his or her expertise means offering you the freedom to customize your words, as well<br />

as access to outlines and passages, to give you direction and guidance. The right officiant<br />

respects your specific needs like bilingual services, and inclusion of cultural and<br />

faith-based rituals. And he or she should be able to accommodate rituals of gratitude,<br />

words of remembrance and readings because the officiant also understands how<br />

important your family and friends are.<br />

FROM START TO FINISH<br />

Communication. Collaboration. Convenience. From query to post-wedding checkin,<br />

your officiant should be able to provide you with timely communication through<br />

face-to-face meetings, emails, phone, text and Skype. Let your officiant know how<br />

much guidance and assistance you need through<br />

the wedding preparations—he or she should be<br />

open to your need for collaboration, not only with<br />

the process of revising and refining the ceremony<br />

words, but with the brainstorming for ideas,<br />

feedback, and recommendations to fine tune<br />

the ceremony. Communication and collaboration<br />

should be achieved conveniently with a platform<br />

for transacting business, as well with the exchange<br />

of ideas and ceremony drafts. The right officiant<br />

will balance these three components of a professional<br />

service from start to finish.<br />

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dynamic couple has more than 15<br />

years of experience as officiants<br />

and musicians, and have developed<br />

Tan Weddings & Events to<br />

include event design, elopement,<br />

and coordination services. TWE<br />

celebrates the joy of couples in<br />

THE HEAD OF THE CEREMONY<br />

If you and your beloved are the heart of the ceremony,<br />

perhaps the officiant is the head of the ceremony.<br />

The officiant’s voice, demeanor and presence<br />

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There are miles of paths winding through brushy hillsides<br />

and forested terrain at the Point Reyes National Seashore<br />

along the coast of Northern California. Starting inland and<br />

hiking west, you reach its sandy beaches and catch the<br />

spray of the Pacific Ocean breaking against the headlands.<br />

The journey is a reward in itself, a magnificent endeavor<br />

requiring endurance, patience and dedication—the same<br />

can be said of being on the wedding trail!<br />

So you’ve met the love of your life, become engaged,<br />

and talked endlessly as lovers do about your future together.<br />

But to go from proposal to pronouncement, you’ve<br />

got a wedding to plan! At first, it seems like it would be<br />

easy enough—pick a place, plan the food, invite people,<br />

get your attire and rings, perform a ceremony, and then it’s<br />

party time. But the reality is, to have your dream wedding,<br />

while not losing sight of why you are doing this in the first<br />

place—being with your true love—you need to tend to a few<br />

vital points. Like starting a hike, you need to be equipped<br />

for the journey, which means being mentally and physically<br />

prepared. And more importantly, you need to both be on<br />

the same page together. Like having a map and a compass,<br />

you need to have an overall view of the terrain, as well as<br />

having a direction that you both want to go in.<br />

Here is a short list of questions you can both ask yourselves<br />

as you prepare for the wedding trail. They will help<br />

both of you get on the trailhead together, to stay focused,<br />

to reach decisions, and to make you think about what you<br />

value and cherish in your married life as equal partners.<br />

• When, where and how did we first meet?<br />

• What drew us to connect with each other?<br />

• Do we consider ourselves to be best friends?<br />

• What are some interests we enjoy doing together?<br />

• What four qualities do we admire in each other?<br />

• How do we support each other’s endeavors?<br />

• How do we show love and sensitivity?<br />

• What do trust and respect mean in a relationship?<br />

• What is a promise, a vow, a covenant?<br />

• Where do we envision the wedding to take place?<br />

• How do we narrow down the guest list?<br />

• What is important in our search for the ideal officiant?<br />

• How are the exchange of rings significant to us?<br />

• What symbols of unity are important to us?<br />

• Will our faiths be incorporated into our wedding?<br />

• Do we want cultural rituals included in our wedding?<br />

• How do we picture the wedding celebration to be?<br />

• What is important to our parents, friends, and family?<br />

• How do we balance family wishes with ours?<br />

• Will our faiths be a driving force in our married life?<br />

• How will our cultural backgrounds enhance our life?<br />

• What does equal partnership mean in a marriage?<br />

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About Rick and Jennifer Tan: This<br />

dynamic couple has more than 15<br />

years of experience as officiants<br />

and musicians, and have developed<br />

Tan Weddings & Events to<br />

include event design, elopement,<br />

and coordination services. TWE<br />

celebrates the joy of couples in<br />

discovering love and friendship,<br />

creating an experience that is<br />

meaningful and memorable...truly<br />

an expression of their client’s life,<br />

love and soul! With a team of associate<br />

officiants, and working with<br />

trusted wedding professionals,<br />

TWE is deeply grateful to provide<br />

five-star services with a collaborative<br />

and creative spirit.<br />

tanweddingsandevents.com<br />

THE PLAYLIST, CONTACT LISTS...AND MORE!<br />

expert advice<br />

You’ve got the perfect venue to host your party, the cool DJ to play your song list, the<br />

caterer to serve up exquisite hors d’oeuvres—the stage is set to host your wedding<br />

celebration! But what about the ceremony? There is a key figure you will need: the<br />

officiant!<br />

The person presiding over your ceremony and expressing the words that will take<br />

you into your new life as a married couple plays an important role on your wedding<br />

day and can make all the difference between bliss and blah! Here are a few thoughts<br />

to consider.<br />

AT THE HEART OF THE CEREMONY<br />

So you’ve researched “wedding officiants,” maybe you’re following a recommendation<br />

from your venue or a vendor, or checked out the vendor lists in Real Weddings<br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> and on realweddingsmag.com, and it all led you to query the officiant. In<br />

your first meeting with him or her, listen for the words that will let you know you are<br />

on the right track, that important message of who the officiant understands is at the<br />

heart of the ceremony: “The ceremony is about the two of you.”<br />

MEANINGFUL WORDS OF LOVE<br />

You are two individuals on a shared path, enriched by different personalities, faiths<br />

and cultural backgrounds. The right officiant will embrace your unique qualities and<br />

encourage you to express your love through meaningful ceremony words. The officiant<br />

should be well-equipped in helping you create the perfect ceremony words where<br />

his or her expertise means offering you the freedom to customize your words, as well<br />

as access to outlines and passages, to give you direction and guidance. The right officiant<br />

respects your specific needs like bilingual services, and inclusion of cultural and<br />

faith-based rituals. And he or she should be able to accommodate rituals of gratitude,<br />

words of remembrance and readings because the officiant also understands how<br />

important your family and friends are.<br />

FROM START TO FINISH<br />

Communication. Collaboration. Convenience. From query to post-wedding checkin,<br />

your officiant should be able to provide you with timely communication through<br />

face-to-face meetings, emails, phone, text and Skype. Let your officiant know how<br />

much guidance and assistance you need through<br />

the wedding preparations—he or she should be<br />

open to your need for collaboration, not only with<br />

the process of revising and refining the ceremony<br />

words, but with the brainstorming for ideas,<br />

feedback, and recommendations to fine tune<br />

the ceremony. Communication and collaboration<br />

should be achieved conveniently with a platform<br />

for transacting business, as well with the exchange<br />

of ideas and ceremony drafts. The right officiant<br />

will balance these three components of a professional<br />

service from start to finish.<br />

THE HEAD OF THE CEREMONY<br />

If you and your beloved are the heart of the ceremony,<br />

perhaps the officiant is the head of the ceremony.<br />

The officiant’s voice, demeanor and presence<br />

should create a tone of sacredness, calmness,<br />

authority, humility, authenticity and positivity. He<br />

or she is a reflection of the words being expressed,<br />

a reflection of your vision of the wedding day and<br />

your aspirations of married life. The right officiant<br />

is alert and sensitive to the energy of the wedding,<br />

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or staff luncheon! With our passion for<br />

food and attention to detail, we'll create a<br />

delicious and unforgettable culinary spread<br />

that will leave your employees feeling<br />

valued and energized.<br />

• Customized Breakfast Buffet<br />

and Lunch Options<br />

• Eye-catching Tablescapes<br />

• Tailored Beverage Services<br />

• Streamlined Booking Process<br />

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| last look |<br />

Congrats to this month’s<br />

nonprofit beneficiary:<br />

SIERRA WILDLIFE<br />

RESCUE<br />

12/15/2023<br />

Sierra Wildlife Rescue<br />

One thousand and 00/100<br />

STYLE <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

1,000.00<br />

Emiley Mohr, account manager of STYLE <strong>Magazine</strong>; Dan Dreher, co-owner of Wally's Pizza Bar; and Terry<br />

Carroll, publisher of STYLE <strong>Magazine</strong>, present the check to Jill Tripoli, director of animal care; Debbie<br />

Buckles, president; and Judy Thompson (holding red-tailed hawk Isabeau), education team member of<br />

Sierra Wildlife Rescue.<br />

Sierra Wildlife Rescue (SWR)—<br />

whose purpose is to preserve<br />

El Dorado County’s wildlife by<br />

rescuing and rehabilitating injured<br />

and/or orphaned native animal species<br />

and releasing them back into the<br />

wild—has been in operation since<br />

1992. The organization also provides<br />

year-round education programs to<br />

schools, community organizations, and<br />

the public where they discuss wildlife<br />

conservation.<br />

SWR’s Center in Diamond Springs<br />

is open May 1-August 15 to rehabilitate<br />

songbirds; other avian and mammal<br />

species—raptors, waterfowl, bobcats,<br />

coyotes, fawns, foxes, opossums, rabbits,<br />

raccoons, skunks, and squirrels—are cared<br />

for by trained and dedicated in-home<br />

rehabilitators who are committed to preparing<br />

these precious creatures for release back<br />

into the wild. The Center and rehabilitation<br />

activities are designed to meet or exceed<br />

federal, state, and local requirements.<br />

“Sierra Wildlife Rescue is solely funded<br />

by membership, public donations, and<br />

grants; and functions thanks to countless<br />

hours provided by dedicated volunteers. We<br />

average over 1,500 animals in our care each<br />

year. It’s quite a task and done with passion<br />

for successful outcomes,” says President<br />

Debbie Buckles.<br />

“<br />

“It's the support of<br />

our loyal advertising<br />

partners, like Wally’s<br />

Pizza Bar, that allow<br />

us the opportunity<br />

to give back to the<br />

communities we serve.”<br />

—Terry Carroll<br />

& Wendy Sipple<br />

Group photo by Taylor Allred ©stylemediagroup. Other photos courtesy<br />

of Sierra Wildlife Rescue.<br />

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Dr. Almonte’s<br />

Birthday Issue<br />

Yes indeed, I was born <strong>January</strong> 1,<br />

1968 in the Philippines where both<br />

my parents are from. However, my<br />

entire childhood was spent in the beautiful<br />

continent of Africa, where my parents were<br />

medical missionaries for 17 years.<br />

This picture of me was taken in 1975 in the<br />

garden in front of our home in Addis Ababa,<br />

Ethiopia, a country rich with history, where we<br />

lived for a whole decade. The other countries<br />

my parents worked include Libya, Zaire, and<br />

Malawi. They served in mission hospitals in<br />

each of those countries, with my father as<br />

hospital administrator, and my mother an<br />

OBGYN physician. My two younger sisters<br />

were born during our time in Ethiopia, 1969 to<br />

1979.<br />

I left my family when I turned high school age<br />

in 1981 and immigrated to Southern California,<br />

which would be home for high school and<br />

college.<br />

Eventually, my dream of becoming a doctor<br />

took me to Des Moines, Iowa, where I<br />

graduated with a D.O. degree in 1996. Like<br />

many eventual surgeons, residency took me<br />

all over the country starting at Harbor-UCLA<br />

for two years in general surgery, followed by<br />

completion of general surgery in Queens,<br />

NY. My ultimate goal of becoming a plastic<br />

surgeon was realized when I was accepted to<br />

the plastic & reconstructive surgery program<br />

at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic<br />

Medicine (PCOM). I finally completed my 9<br />

years of post-medical school training in 2005. I<br />

went into private practice right after residency<br />

starting my career as a plastic surgeon in the<br />

foothills of the sierras in Northern California.<br />

Now 48 years since that first picture was<br />

taken, the Almonte Center for Facial Cosmetic<br />

Surgery serves the Sacramento area and<br />

beyond.<br />

I am so grateful for the support many of you<br />

have shown me and my staff at the Almonte<br />

Center. We truly love what we do and it is our<br />

goal to continue to provide our community<br />

with World Class care and excellence in facial<br />

cosmetic surgery. Have a wonderful and<br />

prosperous <strong>2024</strong>!<br />

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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon • DrAlmonte.com • 1420 Blue Oaks Blvd., Suite 100 Roseville, CA 95747

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