Page 1

A r t

M u s i c

F o o d

F a s h i o n


P h o t o g r ap h y

July/August 2012

Jul/Aug | 1

Sumner Peck Ranch


2 | Jul/Aug

RIPE CHerries

Alex Raines Portrait & Band photography

Jul/Aug | 3

July/Aug 12

56 CCM Home

Vintage marquee sign

30 Wine Oh

4 | Jul/Aug Idle Hour - Oakhurts’ first and only winery!

28 Happy Recipe

The Shady Lady in Sacramento taught us how to make some Shakey libations


Table of Contents

Cen Cal Serenade

Photo By Alex Raines

The Mike Pinto Band At the Rockin Roots festival In Bakersfield Ca

10 I Heart Art

Ekaterina Koroleva’s art is both fun and fragile and oh so inspiring!

Jul/Aug | 5

Table of Contents

Ivy Wild

Clothes from Stella Laguna Beach pop in a wonderland of green.

In Every Issue 9 CCM Photographers 10 I Heart Art 16 Cen Cal Serenade 22 Date Night 28 Happy Recipe 30 Wine Oh 39 CCM Style Shoot 6 | Jul/Aug

CCM Style

Suede Lita Spike Photo by Corey Ralston


50 50 CCM Style 56 CCM Home

CCM Home Cupcake table

“Let’s Grow”

Jul/Aug | 7


ccm CONTRIBUTORS Art Director Casey Peck Editor Jakob Smith WRITERS Corbin Barry, Ken Lewis, & Casey Peck Photographers Alex Raines & Corey Ralston Style Editor Brianna Buttram Model Brianna Buttram Make up The Makeup Imaginarium

Contact us Email

Additional info Please Comment Let us know what you thought of the issue, Email Work For Us Are you a talented Photographer, Makeup Artist or Model? Submit your resume and portfolio to Get in cen cal mag to advertise or be considered for an editorial section Email info@

8 | Jul/Aug

Cen cal MAGAZINE is not responsible for the quality of workmanship of its advertisers or subjects of editorial. The staff of Cen Cal Mag reserve the right to publish, alter, or edit any material submitted unless previously arranged. Cen Cal Mag is not responsible for damaged media.

Photog Be A CCm inks To L Email Us rk! W Your o enca info@c


n o t s l a R y e r Hanford o C


(CCM Style Shoot p.31) I use a Canon 50D with a 17-35mm 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 lens. My road to photography seemed to happen overnight. I picked up a camera for the first time in 2005 and started to play around. Before I knew it I was on staff for three local newspapers in 2007. Since then I have contributed to numerous publications and have grown my own portrait business, Corey Ralston Photography.


I am self taught and am constantly striving to learn new things and techniques. You can never stop perfecting your craft. I love putting people in front of the camera and catching their real beauty and personality. I don’t like things to be fake. I am a total purist and want to uncover truth with the camera.

s e n i a R Alex Bakersfield (Cen Cal Serenade Shoot p.18) I use a Nikon D90 with a Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5 and more recently a Pentax SP500. I started getting into photography around my sophomore year of high school. I would go to most of the local shows here in Bakersfield and just start taking pictures like crazy. Granted most of the photos came out bad but there was always those few shots that I loved and that’s what got me to want to keep doing it. I’ve never taken a class on photography. The only schooling I’ve received is K-12 and life experiences. My favorite thing to shoot used to be concerts. But recently I’ve been more interested in doing portraiture. Especially in my studio. It lets me get creative and I feel a lot more comfortable being in total control.

Jul/Aug | 9

Illu str at or Ek


a in r e at

a ev l ro Ko

katerina Koroleva is an Illustrator living and working in Berlin. I first fell in love with Ekaterina’s watercolor’s while Stumbling onlin a few years back. I find her illustrations both fun and fragile and oh so inspiring! I sent Ekaterina some questions so CCM readers could learn a bit about this talented artist. When did you learn to draw/paint? I started painting when I was really young and took drawing lessons at the age of 12. I started to study visual communication and graduated as a graphic designer. I´ve chosen illustration as a career, I find it more interesting. Were you born and raised in Berlin? My family moved to Berlin in 1985, where my father started working at the Russian Embassy. My mother taught art in the Embassy school. Have you ever spent time in California? I haven’t been to the States yet, but I would love to!

10 | Jul/Aug

I Heart art

Jul/Aug | 11

Ekaterina’s website is You can buy prints of her fabulous works at www. or follow her on facebook at http:// She also has an ongoing exhibition in the Urban Outfitters Store in Berlin Mitte and in the “Das Beet” Gallery in Berlin Friedrichshain.

12 | Jul/Aug

Jul/Aug | 13

I Heart art

14 | Jul/Aug

Cor ore rey eyyR Raalst sttooonn CCo R P h o t o g r a p h y

Editorial • Portraits • Weddings

Jul/Aug | 15

Cen Cal ines


ho to sA lex Ra

Mike Pinto Band M

ry ar B in or b By C

ike Pinto started as a solo artist in his hometown of Fairless Hills, Philadelphia. It was there that Pinto first found success as a singer/songwriter, and after reaching limits in PA he headed west for Cali!

It was there that Pinto teamed up with bassist Matt Brein and drummer Todd Elrod. Together they released their most recent album, “The West Is Still Wild.” I love the band’s reggae/vintage rock sound. It is so perfect for hot summer nights! With influences from Sublime and Slightly Stoopid, The Mike Pinto Band creates music that takes you to the beach! Click Here to listen to “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” (Dela from Slightly Stoopid is on the saxophone). Pinto’s biggest musical influences include Jack Johnson, Bradley Nowell, A Tribe Called Quest, The Beatles and Bob Marley. The band is


16 | Jul/Aug


Cen Cal seranade

Jul/Aug | 17

18 | Jul/Aug

Cen Cal seranade

Jul/Aug | 19

20 | Jul/Aug

Cen Cal seranade

currently touring and will be back in Cen Cal Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Modesto @ Fat Cat 930 11th Street, Modesto, CA. Check them out if you’re free. You’ll have a great time but be warned, you may leave whistling. CCM

Jul/Aug | 21



Ph oto sC n Ke By

fter reading reviews and listening to

our readers we chose to have this issues “Date Night” at a casual dining eatery in Downtown Sacramento called Burgers and Brew . After a two and a half hour drive, our appetites were in full swing. Walking into the red brick restaurant, we were thrown off by how the place was operating. Instead of sit-down service, it’s the kind of place where you order your food and take a number. Having all the food come out at once made the photo shoot difficult, but she got through it! What made this place a notch up from any burger joint or brewhouse I have ever been to was not the incredible selection of beers they had on tap, but rather the wide variety of flavored ice waters that they provided. I tried them all from cucumber ice water, to lime flavored ice water. Truly a genius idea. After the delightful water sampling we tried B&B’s beer flight! We got to select 5 different beers from their vast selection of beers on tap!


22 | Jul/Aug

Le wi s|


as e yP ec



Date Night

Check Out The Cruiser

•• Jul/Aug | 23

Garlic Fries mmm

24 | Jul/Aug

•• Jul/Aug | 25

Date Night

Over 44 Beers On Tap!

Our food was quickly delivered to our table by the friendly B&B staff. I ordered the Spicy G u a c a m o l e

Burg e r , which was hands down one of the best burgers I’ve had in years! It had just the right amount of kick for anyone to enjoy, yet still reminded you of it’s name with every bite. She ordered the M u shroom and Onion Cheeseburger . Loaded with mushrooms and dripping with tiny shoestring onion slivers this really rocked her tastebuds. The thing I like most about her burger was the size. I ended up eating half of it for her so she could finish her House Salad. No Burger and Brew meal is complete without an enormous order of battered O nion Rings and Ga r l i c

Frie s . The onion rings were lightly battered and big enough to play a friendly game of ringtoss with. The garlic fries were potent and delicious. All in all, BURGERS and BREW was exactly what we were expecting, lived up to all the hype. CCM


26 | Jul/Aug

1409 R Street I Street | Sacramento, CA | 916-442-0900 |

Are you A


Artist? do you know

An Artist thAt should be in Cen CAl MAg? send sAMples of work to info@CenCAlMAg.CoM

Jul/Aug | 27

Happy Recipe The Shady Lady Sacramento

There’s Nothing


About These Recipes

What Yo

4-5 Blackb 1½ oz. Bu ½ oz. Fre ½ oz. Sim ½ oz. St.(elderflow

To Make

28 | Jul/Aug

Muddle b St.-Germa remaining shake and chilled Co Garnish w and lemo

e g a r u Co er l o o C

ou’ll Need

berries ullet Bourbon esh Lemon Juice mple Syrup -Germain wer liquor)

What You’ll Need 3-4 Basil Leaves 1½ oz. Brokers Gin ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice ½ oz. Simple Syrup ¾ oz. Egg White 2 Dashes of Absinthe

To Make Chill glass with Ice, absinthe & water. Muddle basil in lime & sugar. Add remaining ingredients and dry shake. Add Ice to tin & shake again. Strain into chilled coup glass. Garnish with a basil leaf.

t e l m i G l i s a B


berries in ain then add g ingredients, d strain into a ollins glass. with thyme sprig on peel.

Jul/Aug | 29

in rb Co By





ho tos C




his issue we tasted at a small winery in Oakhurst named Idle Hour. Idle hour is Oakhurst’s first and only winery! Surrounded by enourmous sequoia’s, Idle Hour is right on the Fresno River. The place is as beautiful as it is peaceful. Winemaker Anna Marie dos Remedios began making wine as a hobby, then went on to study winemaking at UC Davis. She has since become a perfectionist of her craft, winning numerous awards! Her process is the purest possible using native yeast fermentation, gravity flow racking and neutral French Oak. The wines are never machine pumped or fine filtered. Anna Marie later teamed up with partner Deb Payne and opened the first winery in Oakhurst. They named the winery Idle Hour after an old fishing boat Anna Marie spent time on during her youth.

>> 30 | Jul/Aug

Wine Oh!

Jul/Aug | 31

As interesting as the winery’s history are their wine labels. When I asked about them I learned that the artwork was done byTim Cantor, a self-taught surrealist artist from California. He is also Deb’s brother-in-law and will hopefully be one of CCM’s featured artists soon! We tasted five wines during our visit at Idle Hour. The first and only white was a 2010 Vin Blanc - (Viognier 55%, Roussanne 45%). The Vin Blanc had both body and balance. Next we had the 2009 Cuvee Rouge - (Mourvedre 57%, Jul/Aug Syrah 43%) which was smooth and fruity. Our third tasting was a 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cab

32 |

was bold with a smooth finish. The 2010 Cabernet Franc was soft, fruity and one of my favorites. The 2009 Tempranillo had floral aromas and a nice sweet finish. The final tasting, and the bottle we took home, was the 2010 Petite Sirah. Deep purple in color with silky tannins and chocolate influences, this wine is an utter delight!

Idle Hour delivered great wine and outdoor beauty that can’t be beat! We cannot wait until our next visit! CCM Jul/Aug | 33

34 | Jul/Aug

Jul/Aug | 35

Wine Oh!

36 | Jul/Aug

Jul/Aug | 37

Sumner Peck Ranch


raw 38 | Jul/Aug


Clothing - Stella Laguna Beach Photography - Corey Ralston Styling by - Cassie Rambaud, Lauren Cameron Hair by - Jillian Anaya, Rachel Riggs Make Up by - Bryana Kimura Model - Brianna Buttram Inspiration - Artwort by Ekaterina Koroleva, Miriam Schmalen

Jul/Aug | 39

Previous page - white flower collar dress $35. This page - Tan and coral bow shirt $22. High waisted coral s

40 | Jul/Aug

shorts $25

Jul/Aug | 41

42 | Jul/Aug


Jul/Aug | 43

44 | Jul/Aug

Jul/Aug | 45

Previous page - Tan & yellow dress $37 This page - Floral bralette $25. Brown sling back heels $44

46 | Jul/Aug

Jul/Aug | 47

Lace shorts w/ blue belt $22, Pink & white sleeveless top $29

48 | Jul/Aug


Jul/Aug | 49


Sumner Peck Ranch


Blue 50 | Jul/Aug




Selections by Brianna Buttram


hm. ww.



Jul/Aug | 51

Indian Summer http;//

m .wets www


Selections by Brianna Buttram



52 | Jul/Aug

Pool Care & Tile Cleaning

Pool Care & Tile Cleaning

Jul/Aug | 53

Selections by Brianna Buttram








54 | Jul/Aug

Such A

Photo: Corey Ralston

Want to be a CCM Model?

eMail info@CenCalMag.CoM

Jul/Aug | 55




TRACKS 56 | Jul/Aug


Jul/Aug | 57

c i h p a r G n G i s De T a Th s k c ro s D a , s o G Lo & more web cLick 58 | Jul/Aug





Jul/Aug | 59

60 | Jul/Aug

Artwork by ekaterina koroleva

CCM July/Aug  

Our 2nd issue about Art, Music, Food & Fashion

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you