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15 | Lavish on Locals PROHIBITION WINE LOUNGE

20 | Lavish on Locals TOYS FOR TOTS

26 | Lavish on Locals HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

36 | Threads

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57 | Sip & Savor LE CHARENTON

66 | Etiquette Tidbits PARTY TRICKS

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PUBLISHER'S Letter

nd just like that… it’s time to say good-bye to 2016. It’s hard to believe we are rounding out another year here at Lavish. With so much on the forefront in 2017, all of us here are excited to be moving onward and upward. With the majority of 2016 being dominated with politics, negative rhetoric and what feels like our country being torn apart into red or blue, I can’t help but to feel hopeful with new leadership at every level. Once all the dust settles, I’m hoping our country will renew a sense of democracy and patriotism – to support and encourage those in these positions, and to peacefully debate differentiating opinions. Tensions are so high among everyone at the moment, and with the holidays around the corner, let’s all put the negativity away and focus on the real importance of the season. We cannot become whole again without accepting our differences and deciding to love one another. This may be a childhood lesson, however I’m sure we all can personally recall some childish behavior the past few months! Let’s all come together, value our time and relationships and cherish this special time of year.   This issue we have you covered on everything holiday related – our annual gift guide, holiday fashion for all those upcoming cocktail and New Year’s parties, and even the perfect craft adult beverage for that special gathering at home or out on the town. Our Lavish on Locals opener is pleased to spotlight a new gem in town, Prohibition Wine Lounge in Folsom. A truly unique and inviting experience, we encourage you to take a step into the local Speakeasy. Also, our Sip & Savor Opener is the incredible Le Charenton Restaurant in Folsom. One of the very few fine dining options in our community, the chef/owner Steven Long will blow you away with his charisma, charm and amazing menu. A must-try this holiday season. As always, thank you for your loyal readership and I look forward to seeing you all in 2017!

Cheers!

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   There’s nothing worse than yearning for a late night drink and finding out that nothing in your neighborhood is open. “My wife and I live in Folsom, we’d opt for a glass of wine and maybe a bite to eat, but there was never anywhere to go,” stated King. The idea came to the King couple when the constant hunt for a place to enjoy a glass of wine was becoming stressful.

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LOL lavish on locals    My wife and I decided to do something about it.” Now owners of Prohibition Wine Lounge, Janoah and Chantalle King, devised an idea that would soon evolve. “We’ve done a few different entrepreneurial ventures,” which made building a business a reality, “then we called our good friends, Mike and Nicole Colenzo and told them about the idea. They had the restaurant management and development experience we needed. I said, I’ll build it and you can run it.”    Then, the couple’s idea started to come to life. “Two months in, Chonnie woke me up at 4 a.m. with a name and idea, Prohibition, like the Great Gatsby.” From there they based the elegant décor and theme for the wine lounge off of the Speak Easy feel from New York and the Great Gatsby. “We wanted to recreate that feeling of walking into someone’s home, as they served only the finest food, beer and wine. People were looking for a reason to celebrate during Prohibition, they found comfort in getting dressed up and going out on the town,” said King.   Prohibition wine lounge took nine months to assemble. The concept of the wine lounge was originally around a membership idea. People can select a membership plan and choose their own wine every single month. “Let’s build a cellar in the middle of the restaurant and allow members access to personally pick out their wine,” he said.

   From Silver Oak to Caymus, Prohibition stocks wine from all over the world. “With a membership, you can’t physically get wine any cheaper.” During the building process, they discovered that the wine lounge had more potential than just a membership system. People can come in, taste any wine by the glass, order farm to fork food from the kitchen and enjoy a festive environment often with live music. A full menu wasn’t part of the original plan, however the two couples decided it was a necessity after getting renowned Chef, Scott McNamara on board. “With no microwaves, and no freezers, everything is picked up and prepped daily.” The scallops being in the top ten best of California as well as a personal favorite of the restaurants most recent guests.   Prohibition Wine Lounge is bringing some liveliness to the Folsom area. Right in your own backyard you can do some late night wining and dining that won’t leave you stressing. After tasting over three thousand wines and working long nights, the King’s and Calenzo’s are ready to share this gem with the public. “This is not just a place to come and eat, but to get some great wines at amazing prices and enjoy yourself.” CONNECT WITH SALTS:

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  Although we can get caught up in shopping and scoring some great gifts, it’s important to remember how meaningful the gift of giving is this holiday season. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a great way to give back to your local community.   The Marine Corps created the non-profit organization, Toys for 20

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teen ages. All appropriate gifts are accepted as there is not a published recommended list of toys. However, community members are encouraged to drop off items as the foundation will sort through donated gifts before giving to the children.    You can find your local toy drop area by logging onto the toy finder on Sacramento’s local website, sacramentoca.toysfortots.org. There is also information about how to become a volunteer, business location for drop-off toy receiver for you or someone else. Donations are also accepted online as the profits go toward buying new toys, books and supplies for children.    Some local areas to drop off toys include but are not limited to: Folsom Lake Toyota, Painted in the Palladio, The Local Bean Café and Gold River Racquet Club. WHERE TO DONATE

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HAPPY HOLIDAY SEAON.

As the holidays are near and dear, it is important for families to have a place they can call home. However, as buyers and realtors slow into the season and prepare for a new year, many recognize the importance of giving back to the communities that they work all year serving and knowing best. While we may spend most of the year searching for that perfect yard, closet or comfort, this time of year can’t help but to make us realize how much we do have. LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2016

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LOL lavish on locals The holidays are a good way to help those unfortunate find their little piece of “home.”   After many years of participation, the El Dorado County Association of Realtors (EDCAR) is sponsoring the Christmas CanTree Project. The Christmas CanTree Project aims to help those in need in our local community. The chosen charities for this year’s sponsorship are the El Dorado County Food Bank, Upper Room and New Morning. For those un-familiarized with these organizations, each has been created to bring assistance to the local community during a time of much need.   The Food Bank of El Dorado County provides daily assistance and over 40 local emergency food response agency sites, including shelters for battered women, senior centers, local good pantries, under privileged youth, you shelters, soup kitchens and maternity homes. The Upper Room supplies hot meals every day of the week to those in need of food. As a completely

volunteer-run organization and eight years of service, the Upper Room will be holding its first fundraiser as the cost of buying and making food goes beyond $1,000 per week. And the third pick, New Morning, which has been providing a safety net of services to troubled and endangered youth for over 40 years. This includes a 24-hour children’s shelter, drug and alcohol help, counseling and support for parenting teens and troubled youth.

  Through these three charities chosen and sponsored by EDCAR, families, youth and individuals from our local community will have something a little extra to lean on this holiday. Whether it is a hot meal or a place to sleep at night, that little piece of “home” is extremely valuable. If you would like to donate to EDCAR’s Christmas CanTree Project, please send donations to address below or contact account executive of EDCAR, Phyllis Bartosh. THIS INFORMATION PROVIDED BY: Phyllis Bartosh, Association Executive, El Dorado County Association of Realtors. PROPERTY SHOWN: 4421 Cordero Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Lagomarsino, Coldwell Banker Real Estate 916-337-6000, marylagomarsino@gmail.com

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1. Keep the whole family warm with a new fire pit from California Backyard, Sacramento. www.californiabackyard.com 2. Get warm this winter with a new hot tub from Caldera Spas, Sacramento. www.calderaspas.com 3. Change the dynamic of movie night with this home theater playbar from Sonos. Home Theater Handy Man, El Dorado Hills 4. Take your BBQ game to a whole new level with this top of the line smoker. Barbeques Galore, Sacramento. www.bbqgalore.com 5. All day music, a gift everyone will love. Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones. www.bestbuy.com 6. State of the art espresso machine. www.williams-sanoma.com 7. A DSLR camera for your photo lovers. www.bestbuy.com 8. Add some garden dĂŠcor with a new fountain. Pottery World, El Dorado Hills. www. potteryworld.com 9. A new laptop is always the ultimate gift. www.apple.com LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2016

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1. This Honey Tobacco candle is both a perfect decoration and addition to any food festivity. Pottery World, El Dorado Hills. www. potteryworld.com 2. Make entertaining easier with this cheese board from Bella Home DĂŠcor, El Dorado Hills. 3. The ultimate tool for a traveling foodie. www.uncommongoods.com 4. Everything one needs to know about California wine. Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills. www.getyourfaceinabook.com 5. Beautiful and budget friendly. One can never have to many serving dishes. www.ikea.com 6. Take away the hassle with this stem metal citrus spritzer. www.amazon.com 7. Make cutting foods a little easier, especially pizza. www. surlatable.com 8. Large carafe, great for guests and entertaining. Crate & Barrel. www.crateandbarrel.com 9. Every foodie needs a nice knive set. www.cutco.com 10. An iron Skillet with spring handle to prevent burning. www.williams-sanoma.com 11. A KitchenAid mixer for the baking addict. www.willaims-sanoma.com LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2016

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1. Compact but loud. This small speaker fits in any space. Home Theater Handy man, El Dorado Hills 2. Say goodbye to tangles with these wireless earphones. www.bestbuy.com 3. Make grilling easier with these skewer holders. www.uncommongoods.com 4. A bottle-opener made from PGA licensed balls. www.uncomoongoods.com 5. Keep ice from melting with this whiskey wedge cup from Crate & Barrel. 6. Personalize an at-home whiskey barrel. www.amazon.com 7. Personalize a mule mug from www.gifts. com 8. A great addition to any man’s crash pad with this beer sampling set. Target. www.target.com 9. A new bike for the outdoor explorer. Folsom Bike, Folsom. www.folsombike.com 10. Running shoes for the athletic type. Gold Country Run & Sport, El Dorado Hills. www.goldcountryrunandsport.com 11. A new rod for the man who loves fishing. Fisherman’s Warehouse, Sacramento. www. fishermanswarehouse.com LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2016

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The

LADIES (treat her right)

1. Beautiful Kendra Scott necklace and earring gift set. Button Up Boutique, Folsom. www.buttonupboutique.com 2. All ladies love an every day bag. Simply Noelle handbag from The Bag Lady, Folsom. 3. Cozy up with your lady in this comfortable Free People sweater from Runway Boutique, El Dorado Hills. www.runway-boutique.com 4. A perfect way to accessorize any outfit. Arrowhead necklace, Apricot Lane, Folsom. www.apricotlaneboutique.com 5. Make anything smell like a million dollars with this Voluspa candle, Pottery World, El Dorado Hills. www.potteryworld.com 6. Every lady loves a new pair of shoes. Vince Camuto Bendra boots, Runway Boutique, El Dorado Hills. www.runway-boutique.com 7. Keep warm this winter with Pudus socks. Apriot Lane, Folsom. www.apricotlaneboutique.com 8. A handbag that can’t go wrong. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac. Button Up, Folsom. www.buttonupboutique.com 9. A scarf she can wear anywhere. Button Up Boutique, Folsom. www.buttonupboutique.com 0. The Giving Key. Button Up, Folsom. www.buttonupboutique. com LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2016

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Holiday beauty tips

& Trends  BY DONNA HUSTON

As I write this article visions of sugar plum velvet party dresses are dancing in my head! I love this time of year; the fashion, the make-up, the hairstyles, oh my! With the rush of the holiday season fully upon us, I wish to share with you a few styling secrets that guarantee party-ready looks quicker than St. Nick gets around the world in one night! Just like all the articles we read that suggest PRE-Preparation is key to hosting any holiday party, so it goes with pre-planning your holiday looks. Here are a few tricks of the trade from the masters of quick-change-look switch up’s - Hairstylists. We are so busy this time of year creating your beautiful look, we have mastered getting our look done in no time! Here is the secret along with a few Do’s and Don’ts:

CREATE SEVERAL DIFFERENT LOOKS FROM ONE BASIC DESIGN!

DON’T plan on the endless cycle of shampoo, blow dry, style for every occasion! DO begin your look with an exceptional blowout that will last for several days. Nearly every salon in town offers this service. For those that have not yet mastered the art of a home blow dry style, this is time well-spent. In just about an hour your professional stylist will create a strong style that will last and allow you to change the basic blow out design into several other looks. Enjoy wearing this style down to any of your more dressy occasions. For extra bling, add in a glittery brooch, or hair pin. Sweep the style off to one side, letting the hair cascade over the shoulder for longer hair, or behind the ear for shorter hair. Instant glamour! 36

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DON’T overload the style with hair product or hairspray. Keeping the products to a minimum when your blow out is new will assure your next style will look fresh. DO build on your style foundation. Create a second look quickly by opting for an easy Chignon (low bun) for long hair or a tousled, messy look for shorter locks.

DON’T wet your hair by any means! DO use a dry texture spray (NOT A DRY SHAMPOO) to control slept-in hair. Usually the hair is not yet soiled enough to cleanse it. Sometimes a dry shampoo can create less volume and we don’t want that! Try Oribe’s bestselling texture spray, Dry Texturizing Spray. This invisible dry hair spray buildsin incredible volume and sexy texture. For those that must use something to control an oily scalp, use a salt spray. I love the R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray. This product will absorb oil and create volume to last for another look without deconstructing your style. It feels a bit gritty like a day at the beach, but it will do the trick. Simply apply either product at the scalp mostly and a very light application throughout the midshaft and ends. Create a Chignon on long hair by pulling all hair loosely into a low ponytail. Double-back the hair once again into the hair tie and gently fan it out. Let tendrils of hair fall gently around your face for an elegant look. For short hair use a little more product throughout the hair and use the palms of your hands to “mess up

apply a shine-enhancing product to create a sleek style. Apply a dollop of Oribe’s new “Star Glow Styling Wax” to add glossy smoothness and sleek shine. Using a comb, comb hair back away from the face and secure it behind the ear for a shorter look. If you have never worn your hair like this before, please give it a try. I promise you it can bring a highfashion look in seconds! For longer hair, after applying Star Glow Styling Wax, drop out the top section of your hair, and secure it with a clip. Comb both sides of hair back into a high and tight ponytail. Secure it with a hair tie. Next, back-comb the remaining top section for a little fullness and a lot for an edgy pompadour pony. Smooth-down and wrap this section around the ponytail base and secure it with a pin. Done and party ready!

the hair”. Apply a very light hairspray to hold the look. Try Kerastase Laque Couture, a flexible long lasting fine mist that will allow quick touch ups. Buy one for your purse for the season. For one last style prior to cleansing your hair again, create a sleek and classic look by wearing a dressed-up ponytail for long hair, or an “off-the-face” look for short hair. DON’T be afraid to use products that make your hair look a little wet! These products look AMAZING when used properly. DO begin with a dry shampoo if needed. Apply throughout the scalp on all lengths and brush through. R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo is an excellent solution. The fragrance is addicting and is described as “Rosey Eyed”. It has spirited unpredictable scents consisting of Bergamot, Wild Fig, Cyclamen, Lotus Flower, Cedarwood, and Tonka Beans. Holy Jingle Bells Santa, this is a must have! It comes in travel size too! Next,

Try these tips this holiday season and you will be ready in minutes for any festivities that come your way.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: WENDY HITHE LOCATION: STUDIO 817, ANTIQUITÉ MIDTOWN MODELS: CYNDAL BETTENCOURT, SARAH PETROSKI MAKE-UP: BEELA SHAIKH | HAIR: RENNE ALEJANDRO CLOTHES: BUTTON UP BOUTIQUE FOLSOM, APRICOT LANE FOLSOM 38

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CYNDAL (left) Pink Dress: Amanda Uprishard magenta dress, Button Up Boutique Earrings: Kendra Scott, Button Up Boutique

YOUR HOLIDAY GET-UP GUIDE

Shoes: Black suede strappy heels, Vince Camuto, Button Up Boutique Bracelets: Erimish, Aprircot Lane SARAH (right) Dress: Aakaa, Apricot Lane Shoes: Rose blush patent leather, Vince Camuto, Button Up Boutique Bracelets: Erimish, Apricot Lane

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TOP LEFT: CYNDAL Dress: White and gold shiny stripped dress, Just me, Apricot Lane Shoes: Rose blush patent leather, Vince Camuto, Button Up Boutique Necklace: Blue Jeweled Necklace, Apricot Lane Bracelets: Erimish, Apricot Lane

BOTTOM RIGHT: CYNDAL Pink Dress: Amanda Uprishard magenta dress, Button Up Boutique Jacket: Cream shag jacket, Sanctuary, Button Up Boutique Necklace: Gold Chocker bangle necklace, Kendra Scott, Button Up Boutique Shoes: Black suede strappy heel, Vince Camuto, Button Up Boutique

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LEFT CYNDAL: Dress: Black Lace/Mesh dress, ark & co, Button Up Boutique Necklace: Elisa necklace, Kendra Scott, Button Up Boutique Shoes: Rose blush patent leather, Vince Camuto, Button Up Boutique

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SARAH: Dress: Red lace dress, HYFVE, Apricot Lane Necklace: Long necklace, Canvas, Apricot Lane Bracelets: Erimish, Apricot Lane Shoes: Black suede strappy heel, Vince Camuto, Button Up Boutique


TOP RIGHT (Opposite page) CYNDAL: Dress: Red Bordeaux choker dress, Adelyn Rae, Button Up Boutique Shoes: Black suede strappy heel, Vince Camuto, Button Up Boutique Earrings: Arrowhead earrings, Kendra Scott, Button Up Boutique Bracelets: Gold Bangles, Nicole Miller, Button Up Boutique SARAH: Jumpsuit: black drop neck/v-line strappy jumpsuit, ASTR The Label, Button Up Boutique Necklace: Kendra Scott, Button Up Boutique Bracelet: Kendra Scott, Button Up Boutique

BOTTOM LEFT (Opposite page) CYNDAL: Dress: Gold and black sequin high neck dress, Everly, Apricot Lane Earrings: Arrowhead earrings, Kendra Scott, Button Up Boutique SARAH: Romper: Black lace romper, Loveriche, Apricot Lane Necklace: chunky bangle like necklace, Apricot Lane Shoes: Black suede strappy heel, Vince Camuto, Button Up Boutique

BOTTOM RIGHT (Opposite page) CYNDAL: Gold silk off the shoulder tie top: Noa Elle, Button Up Boutique Mid rise skinny ankle leather jeans: Joes Jeans, Button Up Boutique Necklace: Kendra Scott Anastasia Necklace, Button Up Boutique SARAH: White knit sweater: Cotton Candy, Apricot Lane Gold shiny skirt: Everly, Apricot Lane Bracelets: Erimish, Apricot Lane Earrings: Sparkly earrings, Apricot Lane Shoes: Black suede strappy heel, Vince Camuto, Button Up Boutique

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 BY MATT KRAMER # PHOTOS DAN HOOD

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During the winter months, even in sunny California, it’s nice to be able to retreat inside and find shelter from the cold. This festive time of year calls for warmth and celebration amidst the winter season. Marrying the festive allure of Fall with the warm savor of a winter fire, the following cocktails are our picks for the best ways readers can sip and savor the delicious holiday spirit amongst friends, family, and delicious fine dining.

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Pointsetta HAWKS, GRANITE BAY RECIPE:

1 1/2 oz Premium Vodka 1 oz Pomegranate Puree 1/2 oz Vanilla Simple Syrup 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Shaken with ice and strained into a cocktail glass. Garnished with an orange twist and amaretto cherry.

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Holiday Fit Cocktail SIENNA RESTAURANT, ROSEVILLE & EL DORADO HILLS RECIPE:

1 ¼ oz Kettle One Vodka • Spoonful of Cranberry/Pomegranite Cinamon combo • ½ fresh lemon juice • ½ oz cinnamon infused simple syrup • Shaken double strained into a collins glass with cranberry ice cubes and topped with soda. 46

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toddy Silk Road CIBO 7, ROSEVILLE RECIPE:

Brandy House-made honey-saffron liquor Fresh lemon Local honeycomb

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Affogato Dorado

CIBO 7, ROSEVILLE RECIPE:

El Dorado 12 Year Rum • Star Anise Cinnamon and allspice espresso cordial House-made gingerbread gelato

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Apple Hill

Bourbon

AJI JAPANESE BISTRO, EL DORADO HILLS RECIPE:

2 oz of Whiskey ¼ oz of lemon juice ¼ Habanero-Honey simple syrup A dash of cinnamon on top, shaken and poured into a glass topped off with the finest Apple Hill Cider from Barsotti’s.

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Cranberry

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LAND OCEAN NEW AMERICAN GRILL, ROSEVILLE RECIPE:

1 ½ oz basil Hayden Bourbon • 1 oz organic cranberry juice • 2 oz cock and bull ginger beer and a dash of Fee Brothers Mint Bitters • Garnished with fresh cranberry and mint

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TRAVEL Pacifica  BY DON AND ANN JACKSON

A WONDERFUL COAST DESTINATION

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You might be surprised to hear that Pacifica is actually the easiest and fastest to reach ocean beach town from our Sacramento area and it’s just a few miles south of San Francisco on Highway One. You’ll love their seven miles of sandy beaches and scenic coastal foothills setting. Rather significant is the fact that Pacifica means peace in Spanish and the peaceful feeling of serenity that defines the area makes it the perfect moniker and an ideal escape for a little rest and recreation. Over 1400 acres of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area surround the town which assures the area will remain a largely undeveloped coastal area perfect for outdoor enthusiasts’ getaways. And according to the National Marine Sanctuaries of the West Coast, Pacifica is known to be the fourth richest area in the world for marine mammal life.


WHERE to STAY & DINE:

Although there are no upscale 5 star lodging options in Pacifica we had a very favorable stay recently at the Lighthouse Hotel Best Western Plus on beautiful Rockaway Beach. Many of their 21 suites and 97 guest rooms feature stunning ocean and shoreline views. Their onsite restaurant, Moonraker, serves California-style seafood in a stylish setting. On a number of occasions, it’s been one of our best upscale dining experiences in Pacifica. bestwesternlighthouse.com ; moonrakerpacifica.com.   We’ve tried a number of other Pacifica restaurants and after a day of strenuous outdoor adventures, dining out is a definite must. Here are a few of the top choices: Surf Spot has become a very popular local’s hangout providing creative dishes, comfort food and an impressive variety of outdoor stage entertainment. It’s our personal go-to favorite in the area for casual dining. Be sure to check out their website for coming events. surfspoteats.com; Puerto 27, located in the Pacifica Beach Hotel, features authentic cuisine of Peru. It’s very rare to find Peruvian restaurants in Northern California and the experience was exceptional. puerto27. com. Nick’s Seafood Restaurant overlooking Rockaway Beach, has been a landmark dining and entertainment hotspot since 1927. Live high-energy music and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights nicksrestaurant.net. A Grape in the Fog is a charming wine bar also offering craft-style beers, a small plate menu and live music on weekends. agitf.com

WHAT to SEE and DO:

Surfing, scuba diving and spearfishing aficionados will love the area. The top surfing beaches are Linda Mar (best for beginners), Rockaway and Sharp Park (better for the more experienced surfer). Scuba divers will enjoy exploring two underwater wrecks at Pedro Point in approximately 30 to 40 feet of water and spearfishing is especially popular in May and June when the delectable prized halibut enter Linda Mar Bay. Surf and scuba shops offering lessons and gear rentals are available in town. Into biking, hiking and walks? Casual bikers will love the paved coastal trail. Mountain bikers will be ecstatic over the labyrinth of winding trails overlooking the ocean, especially the ascent up the sides of Montara Mountain to 2000 feet above town.

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TRAVEL Pacifica

The 1.3-mile Devil’s Slide Trail, on the site of the often closed old road (now replaced by safer tunnels) invites hikers, runners and bicyclists to experience this gorgeous cliffside pathway. We’ve done numerous hikes in the town and strongly recommend the quite easy Mori Point coastal walk. We loved the more strenuous trek on the trail up to Sweeney Ridge for stunning panoramic vistas. But keep in mind there are many more hiking trails and the locals, hotel employees or the Visitor Center will fill you in on others. And all those wonderful beaches mentioned earlier provide romantic surfside sandy beach strolls. Like crabbing and fishing? Don’t miss a walk out onto Pacifica Pier, the only place in the Bay Area where the public can 54

crab for free and anglers are welcome. If you love to watch whales but get seasick going out in a boat, you may, at certain times of the year, see migrating whales from the Pier. Hooked on golf? Sharp Park Golf Course is a reasonably priced links inspired course designed by famed golf course architect Alister Mackenzie who also designed Augusta National, home of the Masters Golf Tournament. Ever tried a Segway ride? If not, this unique individual transporter is a real hoot especially around this seaside location. siliconsegway.com    Be sure to take enough time to really explore this unique destination as you may be pleasantly surprised at what you’ll discover in the Pacifica Universe. One caveat: Pacifica has been known to be quite

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foggy so we suggest you check their weather forecast closely before heading west. But keep in mind if it’s really hot in our area a trip to Pacifica’s natural air conditioning will cool you off very comfortably. And be sure to go to the informative web site of the town’s Chamber of Commerce to check out more coming events and everything Pacifica. It’s nice to point out that none of those dreaded extra charge “resort fees” are found at any of their local lodges. We’re confident you’ll find a lodging choice that best fits your needs and budget. visitpacifica.com (PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Our travel team will bring our readers an informative travel feature article on beautiful Redondo Beach in our January issue)


PACIFICA Style

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Sip & Savor

A childhood interest in the culinary arts stemmed Chef, Steven Long’s remarkable career and passion for being in the kitchen. Coming from a foodie family, it was hard for Long to not absolutely love the business. With a family background including opening up the first trading post, the first supermarket in California and being apart of a renowned butchery, Long was immersed early on. LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2016

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  Upon graduating from the California Culinary Academy, catering to some of the most prominent names in history and instructing classes at Le Cordon Bleu, Long decided to open up a restaurant. Though Long has worked in the industry for most of his life, this was the first dining endeavor that was his very own. Upon getting inspiration from sites of France, Long brought his obsession for fine food, wine and an elegant experience to Folsom. Long describes opening his own restaurant as “crazy, exciting, overwhelming, frustrating, tiring and energizing.”    Le Charenton is a charming and quaint

establishment in the heart of our own Folsom, California. The name, which was influenced by a well-known asylum in France, gave meaning to this new business endeavor. “Of course you have to be crazy to be a restaurant owner,” says Long. “It takes a type of lunacy born into an obsession for bringing pleasure to people through food.”   An already alluring restaurant, Long talks about how certain food dishes are done right at your table. When asked his favorite, he told me “well, the steak Diane is fun, it’s prepared right at your table. And if it’s not done to your liking, you only have yourself to blame.” That’s right, made-to-

order in front of your very eyes. Other items on the menu include a fresh, panroasted Alaskan halibut, a savory sautéed scallop salad, a delectable ahi seviche and a vanilla bean crème brulee to die for.   You think the food sounds phenomenal, don’t get Chef Long started on wine. Having won the wine spectator award, Long describes how he tastes a lot of wine he gets “smitten with.” From my personal favorite, Stags Leap to Kistler to Rochioli, this place has tons to choose from. And better yet, a staff that knows exactly what they’re talking about when it comes to both food and wine    As a big part of the community, Long encourages locals to come in and experience Le Charenton. Though it can be described as a high-end, romantic, Euro-American style restaurant. Long reminds us that Le Charenton is about “coming for the experience, that’s what I want. The food and wine is approachable, not ultra-expensive and very inviting.” With live music, a charismatic staff, delicious food and great wine, Le Charenton is an extraordinary experience welcoming all walks of life.   Located at 49 Natoma Street, Folsom, Le Charenton can’t wait to welcome more and more members of the community.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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SIP & Savor DINING OUT WITH NICK

Chill Out  BY NICK DEDIER

just as much as the next guy or gal. This is it: The end of the year and the As I write this I am staring down the beginning of the holidays. Most federal barrel of Thanksgiving. Stressed about holidays are behind us, birthdays restaurant business, what I’m going to and anniversaries are in the book. cook for thanksgiving dinner and how Successes and hardships of the past I’m going to grant family time off to all year are slowing being boxed up to be of my employees during the stored away in preparation busiest time of year. for the New Year. All that is   While sometimes the left to do is Chill Out. logistics and trappings   I think that no matter of this job can be a bit where we come, where we overwhelming I just live, what we believe, who experienced a great we love or what we do, we poignant reminder on the can all agree that 2016 has meaning of life. been one hell of a year. The   I was in the kitchen social landscape has been at Milestone and I had dominated by politics, the become frustrated that one environment, both public NICK DEDIER of my favorite dishes, our and foreign policy along baked burrata and creamed with the economy. It has spinach, was taking longer than seemed inescapable. Until now. normal (much longer than normal). I    Now is the time for the holidays. Time decided to deliver the dish to the table to take stock for who we have, those personally with my apology on the we love, the time we have together “long wait” that the guests experienced and what makes life truly important. with their first dish of the night. I was While it may seem like “preaching” I taken aback by the tables’ response. can assure you that I need this advice 60

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  “What wait? We are here to spend time with each other, share a few glasses of wine and enjoy each other’s company. We couldn’t have picked a better setting to be in or better people to be around.”    I physically took a small step back, dumbfounded by such a classy and magnanimous response. With a smile I thanked the guest for their understanding, still thinking nothing of it when the guest informed me that this would be his wife’s last meal before starting surgery prep to rid her body of cancer and that they “were going to savor every moment from tonight forward like (we) should have been savoring every moment prior to now.”    Two big smiles looked up at me and I couldn’t help but chuckle from deep within.  A lesson that everyone could stand to learn. In a world full of complaints, grudges, hurried business, impatience, thanklessness, selfishness and so many squeaky wheels from the daily grind I stood there in front of two people facing a world of future uncertainty yet living in the moment of current thankfulness and bliss.   I urge everyone during the holiday season to spend time doing whatever you want to do, however you want to do it, with whomever you choose to do it with but approach each and every moment and person you encounter with a spirit of gratefulness, patience, care and kindness. We could all stand to be surrounded with a bit more positivity but I am a firm believer that others will reflect what you put out. Be thankful, be loving and have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.


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Once a commodity in ancient history and now a popular supplement, ginger is sought after for its medicinal benefits. As part of the plant family closely associated with turmeric and cardamom, a key component called gingerol makes ginger a robust antioxidant and vigorous anti-inflammatory agent. As a universally known superfood and natural remedy, ginger is responsible for curing many health issues from indigestion and nausea to cancer and heart disease.    As a personal favorite of many, ginger is a strong flavor with a piquant and somewhat spicy sting that provides a tangy kick to an array of popular dishes. This long loved root has been held high for its pungent and edible properties in many cultures. Ginger is 62

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best when chosen fresh as it is higher in gingerol which will have a greater effect health wise. Matured ginger is most commonly used as it has a tough skin and needs to be peeled by the consumer. However, many speciality markets will sell ginger in a variety of forms from soft to tough, fresh to dry and made available in pickled, candied and crystalized forms.   While ginger may be a delightful tasting additive, be wary of adding too much too early, as the potency alters with timing. The earlier it is added, the more influence the ginger will play on your culinary collections. Time to grab those juicers, saucepans and graders as ginger is both a beneficial and tasteful addition to hot teas, juices, sauces and a variety of food dishes.


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SAVE the Dates

 BY BRINKLEY MAINE

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO ICE RINK K STREET, SACRAMENTO

Come get your skate on in downtown Sacramento’s favorite ice rink! Grab your scarfs, gloves, beanies and coats and get into the seasonal spirit with a real touch of winter. Located in the very heart of downtown Sacramento, this is a must for those wanting to liven up their holdays! Admission $12. Children under 6 $6. Lockers, gloves and socks available for rent. Hours are 2 pm – 8 pm M-Th., 10 am – 10 pm Fri-Sat and 11 am – 8 pm on Sundays.

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER, SACRAMENTO, DEC 10–23, MULTIPLE TIMES

One of Sacramento’s mostbeloved ballets, this is a tradition you do not want to miss! Bring the entire family to see Ron Cunningham’s captivating show. Follow Clara’s spectacular journey while enjoying a beautiful ballet, live music and special performances. The Nutcracker is a memory to be made and definitely not to be forgotten. Ticket prices vary from $28 - $89. www.sacballet.org 64

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EDH FIRE DEPARTMENT HOLIDAY FINALE

TOWN CENTER, EL DORADO HILLS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 6 PM – 8 PM

Come help Santa and the El Dorado Hills Fire Department collect canned food and new, unwrapped toys for families and children. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be making their appearance in the Town Center before Christmas night! Grab a hot chocolate and snuggle up close as you watch the EDH Fire Department put on a glorious firework show.

JINGLE BELL RUN FOR ARTHRITIS CROCKER PARK, SACRAMENTO SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Get moving and donate to a good cause as the 5K Jingle Bell Run will take place in downtown Sacramento. This holiday themed run will be supporting the cause to find cures for arthritis. Become part of your local community and come help conquer one of America’s most common disabilities. Registration $35 per adult, $25 per child. www.jbr.org


DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET THE SANTA PARADE

CAPITOL PARK, SACRAMENTO SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 10 AM

Established over 30 years ago to bring the Sacramento community together, the Santa parade is one of the communities favorite events. From live music to parading floats, this holiday parade brings joy to all! Sponsor contributions helps support children’s art programs in the Sacramento area. Event free, for more info. and to become a sponsor go to www.sacholidays.com

THEATRE OF LIGHTS

K & 2ND, OLD SACRAMENTO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH 6:15 PM

Come and hear one of the most noted holiday poems, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” while watching a beautiful performance on the balconies of Old Sacramento. With wellknown commentators like Bill Farmer, the performance can be viewed and heard from the center of K street. Admission free. Show will be performed on multiple dates. Find them on www.oldsacramento.com

5K RESOLUTION RUN AND WALK

CROCKER PARK, SACRAMENTO SATURDAY, JANUARY 7TH, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

CROCKER ART MUSEUM, SACRAMENTO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 5 PM – 9 PM

Off the Grid will be hosting a multitude of menus every Tuesday at Crocker Art Museum in downtown Sacramento! Try some popular local bites, drinks and activities while enjoying live music. Museum is open until 7 pm for those wanting to explore more of the Crocker Art Museum. Event is free and open to the public. More at www.crockerartmuseum.org

Put your New Years resolutions into action by starting 2017 off with a 5K walk or run! Register now until January 6th for a chance to participate in a race helping youth programs around the state. Make sure to register early for a discounted price, t-shirt or visor. Registration fees: Adults $30 - $35. Youth $20 - $25. Childen $10 - $15. More info at www.5kresolution.org

EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, FOLSOM & SACRAMENTO

Purchase your produce fresh from a variety of farmers markets around Sacramento weekly. Saturday’s in Folsom, Sunday’s downtown. See all locations and times at www. california-grown.com

SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE

21ST & X STREET, SACRAMENTO, EVERY SECOND SUNDAY, 6:30 AM – 3 PM

If you’re into antiques and collectables, this place is for you! Whether you’re re-decorating or just coming for a gander, there are hundreds of dealers to visit! From furniture to fixtures, this place has it all. Admission $3 adults. Children under 16 are free. Parking free. More info at www.sacantiquefaire.com

KINGS V. LAKERS

GOLDEN 1 CENTER, SACRAMENTO MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 7:30 PM

Sports fan? You can’t miss this one. Our very own Sacramento Kings take-on one of their biggest rivals in basketball at the new and luxurious, Golden 1 Center! Ticket prices vary, purchase at golden1center. ticketoffices.com

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ETIQUETTE final thoughts

Holiday Party Tricks to Master  BY BRINKLEY MAINE

Have some fun these holidays as festivities offer up a good opportunity to show off some of those hidden skills. Whether you are sabering a champagne bottle for all your colleagues to see or planning a party that looks like a real-life Pinterest board, you are sure to leave everyone impressed. Here are a few of our favorites.

MASON JAR MARGARITAS:

That’s right, worry no more. Prep margaritas and other cocktails before your guests arrive! Mix up large cocktail recipes in pitchers, then pour into Mason Jars to make smaller servings. Place Mason Jar cocktails in a bucket of ice for guests to grab. Have ice on the side to add into premade cocktails when guests grab them.

COOL WINE QUICKLY WITH SALT:

That’s right, I said salt. Place wine into a bucket filled with ice and water. Pour salt on top of the ice in the bucket. This helps reduce the freezing point, making your wine cold in minutes!

USE ORNAMENTS AS A TABLE DECORATION:

Take ornaments from your tree or extras and tie to the front of cinched napkins to liven up the look of your dinner table. This is a great way to fancy-up your favorite holiday festivity. Extra points for matching the tree.

SABERING A CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE:

(Warning: take caution and do at your own risk) Peel down aluminum foil covering the top of the champagne bottle. Begin to loosen the metal caging around the cork of the champagne. Do NOT take it all the way off. Gently lift it enough close to the top lip section. Be very careful as the cork could fly off and potentially hurt someone or break something. Take the dull side (top) of a large knife and follow along the seam of the bottle (will find the seam running down the length of the bottle). Run the knife flat along the side striking the lip of the cork and metal caging with the dull side of the knife, causing the champagne to open. Spillage may occur.

PERSONAL VEGGIE DIP BOWLS:

PEEL A CLOVE OF GARLIC IN LESS THAN 10 SECONDS:

Put your culinary guru friends to shame when you show them how peeling garlic is really done. First lay cloves out across a counter or table. Then, take the bottom of a large metal bowl and smash the cloves until they are in pieces. Gather all the cloves into the bowl. Take another bowl of the same size and cover the original bowl. Shake the smashed up garlic cloves between the two bowls. Garlic will naturally separate from their peel. 66

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Take a bread baguette and slice down at an angle into multiple pieces. Take the small pieces and scoop bread bits out. Don’t cut out too much as you want to make sure and leave a bottom, mimicking a bread bowl. Fill small bread bowls with a dip, preferably homemade. Next, slice up veggies of your choice. Carrots, cucumbers and celery work best as they are easy to slice and good for dipping. Lastly, place the veggies into the dip-filled mini bread bowls.


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916.941.9181 aji-bistro.com

HOURS: Open @ 11:00am Every Day Until 11:00pm Friday and Saturday Until 9:00pm Sunday through Thursday

Come see us for lunch and open late in the evenings.

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