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Looking for a new salon ? Why not find one with an incredible ambiance? Our area has some of the most beautiful salons, and we've uncovered the faces behind all the fancy! Try them out today!

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Preventive Pampering

Who says taking care of yourself has to be hard work? Well, we've sought out our areas leading professionals in massage therapy, chiropractic care, accupuncture and wellness retreats. Their knowledge and skills actually feel more like pampering than work! Read on to find out how!

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“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward

ay signifies a very big milestone for everyone here at Lavish as we celebrate our One Year Anniversary issue. From a small dream I had about 18 months ago until now, I can hardly believe where life has taken me. What a difference a year can make! We have definitely had our ups and downs; however I am thrilled to say we are ready to take on many more! As we enter into our second year, I am extremely pleased to announce Lavish has been selected as a finalist for a Maggie Award through the Western Publishing Association. We are so honored to have been selected and will be in attendance in Los Angeles this first week in May for the Awards Banquet. To my incredible staff here at Lavish, I thank you all for your hard work and dedication over this past year. We would not be where we are today without each of you.    May is also the month for Mothers! We spotlighted The Princess Academy in Historic Folsom for a great mother – daughter outing, and also selected some great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas in our Fab Finds. Need a great brunch outfit for the big day? Our Chic & Champagne fashion spread is sure to give you some great ideas not only for gifts, but for your own fresh new look! Any look is not complete until you add the finishing touches to your hair, so we also featured the area’s best and most beautiful hair salons to try for yourself! Looking for a new stylist, why not do so by surrounding yourself in a gorgeous setting?   Any makeover can help you feel better about yourself, but what about the makeover we can’t see? In our Preventative Pampering feature, we have identified some everyday practices that can help improve your health from the inside out – all while feeling pampered at the same time! Local professionals have given their input on today’s leading local trends in the areas of massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture and even posh fitness retreats.    Also cooking up in our Sip and Savor section is a spotlight on Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay. I’m sure the photos are reason enough to try this incredible restaurant out for yourself! Once again, from everyone here at Lavish we thank you all for your support over this past year and for your loyal readership! See you all in June!

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May is the month for celebrating mothers, and one way to do that is to spend quality mother and daughter time at The Princess Academy.    Walking into The Princess Academy might feel more like you’ve been transported to a magical kingdom and much less like you’re located in downtown Historic Folsom. Painted stones create a pathway through the building, leading to a white castle, filled with plush white couches and colorful gowns. LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | MAY 2014

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The Princess Academy caters to young girls and offers services such as doing hair and makeup, painting nails, hosting tea parties, and dressing up in lavish ball gowns.   Owner, Amanda Carter-King, opened The Princess Academy in April 2013. Originally a mortgage broker for Nationwide Financial Solutions, she decided to make a career change. “I went to my creative side,” she said. “I decided to put all of my personal passions and life experiences into one business.” Working alongside her daughter, Carter-King explains the business has become a family affair. “It’s difficult balancing being 100 percent present with your own family and being 100 percent open for other families, she said.    The Rancho Cordova native chose this location because she loves the atmosphere and feel of downtown Folsom. “I grew up coming to Folsom and I loved the charm of Sutter Street,” she said. The most popular event at the academy, which occurs about 3 to 4 times each week, is the princess party, where groups of 18

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“It was in 1977. My husband and I were young entrepreneurs and eager to launch our careers. Our mentors told us that El Dorado County was the place to be for the next upcoming construction boom. ‘There you can buy a lot for less than $10,000 in Cameron Park,’ they said, ‘or in Ridgeview in El Dorado Hills for $30,000, if you wanted a view’. Young and impressionable, we were eager to check it out. We laughed when we drove up and down Mother Lode Road, thinking to ourselves, ‘Where in the heck is the town? There’s nothing here!’   El Dorado Hills was basically the same. El Dorado Hills Blvd. was the one main artery. If you drove up and down daily you saw the same people, day after day and eventually would wave, as if you really knew them.” Ambroff was raised in the Bay Area and her husband from Southern CA, so they were accustomed to a lot more development.  Over time, investigating the county from one end to the other, the couple grew to absolutely love the 24

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area, and was convinced this is where they wanted to settle.  “We had already purchased our first home right out of college for $14,000, (hard to believe), but the value of that home grew quickly and before we knew it, it would turn into the purchase of several more here locally.”   Growth here has been steady, and in the more recent years impressive, well-planned communities with increased amenities have added to its desirability. El Dorado County has become the perfect place to invest, raise a family, and, for baby boomers, to retire. In search for ways to cut expenses, baby Bboomers want to enjoy the same standard of living they have today in their retirement years. With the rising costs of everything, including taxes, this has become a major challenge. Most people are living much longer and are concerned retirement funds may run out.   Back in 2010, the Board of Supervisors put

Proposition 90 into effect, which was written for homeowners over age 55, making it possible to move to a different home in a different county in California and not suffer an increase in their property tax base. Proposition 110 is a companion to Proposition 90 with the same provisions, but is designed for those who are severely and permanently disabled with no age limit requirement. Proposition 60 allows anyone who meets the requirements to transfer the base year value from an original residence to a replacement residence within the county. As of September 19, 2013, there are a total of nine counties that have enabled this ordinance: Alameda, El Dorado, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Ventura. “El Dorado County is the only rural county to adopt Prop 90,” says Ambroff. “By allowing the transfer, this makes us one of the more desirable places for retirees to move. It’s really a “win-win”


for everyone in the family: tax savings for the parents, and a better quality of life for the entire family, as often the children and grandchildren follow their move.”    There are some requirements for the transfer, cautions Ambroff. The sale of the original principal residence and the acquisition of the replacement principal must both occur within a two-year period and the market value of the replacement principal residence must be equal to or less than: A) 100% of the full cash value of the original property as of the date of the sale, if the replacement dwelling is purchased or newly constructed prior to the date of sale of the original property. B) 105% of the full cash value of the original property as of the date of the sale, if the replacement dwelling is purchased or newly constructed within

the first year following the date of the sale of the original property.

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C) 110% of the full cash value of the original property as of the date of the sale, if the replacement dwelling is purchased or newly constructed within the second year following the date of the sale of the original property.

This tax savings will expire in 2015, so Ambroff recommends that if you or someone you know qualifies for this savings, it is important that you spread the word, so this great opportunity will be considered for renewal.

   The application for the transfer is filed with the Assessor. For Proposition 90 or 110 transfers from another county, there is a $500 fee paid to the Assessor at the time the application is filed.  The county will not accept the application fee unless they feel confident that the base year value will qualify for transfer. For Proposition 60 and 110 applications for transfer within El Dorado County, there is no fee to the Assessor.

www.edcgov.us/assessor or contact the El Dorado County Assessors office at 530-621-5757

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROPERTY FEATURED PLEASE CONTACT: Debi Ambroff Coldwell Banker, (916) 425-9930 Property Featured: 737 Spumante Court, El Dorado Hills Article Content: Debi Ambroff, Coldwell Banker, El Dorado Hills

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  The weather is heating up and that means swimming, barbeques, and plenty of sunshine, but be careful how much sun you take in. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States and an estimated 2 Californians die of Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, each day.   With May as the established month of skin cancer awareness, The American Academy of Dermatology is bringing light to this issue by celebrating Melanoma Monday, established in 1995 and occurring on the first Monday in the month of May, and this year being celebrated on May 5th. Melanoma Monday aims to encourage people to examine their skin and seek medical assistance if there appears to be unusual markings or change in mole color or size. By educating the public about Melanoma and encouraging early detection, Melanoma Monday has helped save lives.    The American Academy of Dermatology also offers services such as finding a derma-

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tologist in the area, and also encouraging education and being vigilant to inspect for any skin abnormalities. Since 1985, Academy member dermatologists have volunteered their time to offer free skin exams to aid in the prevention of skin cancer, and with just $2,000, the AAD is able to provide screenings for 1,000 people.   The AAD is also getting Major League Baseball involved in their campaign to educate people about skin cancer through the Play Sun Smart initiative, which kicked off in June 2013. Clubs will help spread the message about skin cancer awareness and early detection through first-pitch and on-field ceremonies of guests who have been affect by skin cancer.    The American Academy of Dermatology reminds you to enjoy the summer heat, but be smart and remember to use sun block and stay in the shade when possible.

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With Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Terry J. Zimmerman, M.D., F.A.C.S

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WHY DO SOME WOMEN’S BREASTS THAT SAG? A: Breasts have a supported structure within

them called Coopers Ligaments. These ligaments, combined with supportive skin help maintain a perky youthful breast appearance. Breast enlargement with pregnancy and marked weight gain can stretch the skin and supportive ligaments and cause sagging or drooping of the breast. As women age the breast glandular content diminishes and is replaced by fatty tissue, which has less supportive properties to it. So there are many factors that can contribute to a breast becoming ptotic (droopy).

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the breast tissue located above the crease under the breast and the nipple and areola located at the apex of the breast mound. If the nipple and areola and/or breast tissue migrates below this plane with the breast resting on the chest, one usually benefits from a breast lift (mastopexy).

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five different types of lifts, all depending on the amount of drooping of the breast. A breast lift essentially raises the nipple and areola, removes excess loose skin, and tightens the breast skin envelop. Therefore a lift may require a minor amount of skin removal, or a major remodeling of the breast, depending on the amount of sagging.

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glandular tissue, with less substance and firmness to the tissue, an augmentation may be considered at the time of a breast lift to maintain the fullness in the upper portion of the breast. In my practice I prefer to perform both procedures at the same operation. Some surgeons prefer to do this in two separate operations.

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Salon

Sedu BY KELLY SODERLUND PHOTOS DAN HOOD

Whether you are new to the area or looking for a new hair stylist, why not pick a salon that is esthetically stunning? For most, going to the salon is a treat and something you look forward to for weeks in advance. Yes, the stylist is certainly the top factor contributing to the excitement of a fresh new look, however the salon itself can bring a certain level of gratification. Whether you are looking for the trendy, bustling salon or a more elegant, peaceful environment, we have you covered across our great community to find the perfect space to fit your needs. Let these gorgeous salons seduce you into trying them out…

The Garage Hair & Skin Lounge

121 Church Street, Roseville, (916) 773-5516

The Salon:

Boasting over 3,000 square feet of urban luxury and a wide range of services, the Historic Roseville building that is now home to The Garage Hair & Skin Lounge had an unusual beginning. In 2007, Garage owner Sarah Sherman was looking to branch out and open her own salon, envisioning a particular “style”. After feeling discouraged looking at pre-existing salons, a friend of Sherman’s who was opening a restaurant/bar told her about the new upcoming city plans and changes being done in Historic Roseville. He got Sherman in touch with the owner of a building built in the 1920s that had been used as a drop-off for soldiers during World War II. The back unit (now utilized as stylist rooms) was used as a brothel. Although the space was an empty loft that had been abandoned for the past 30 years, Sherman saw its potential… but there was a lot of work to be done. With exposed walls and no flooring, it looked and felt like an abandoned attic. Sherman took on a complete overhaul, designing the space and layout herself. “My dream was to open something different than the typical flat suburbia style of Roseville business in retail centers. I envisioned a rustic Urbana-type style in this upstairs space I was so blessed to have come across.” 36

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uction The Owner:

Sarah Sherman began her styling career in high school as an ROP student. After two years of working in a salon in Auburn, she moved to Roseville when she 18 years old and began renting at a salon, additionally working as a makeup artist for MAC cosmetics, while building clientele. After six years of doing bridal hair and makeup, Sherman was ready for the next step and took on the risk of opening her own space. After a two-year build-out, The Garage Hair & Skin Lounge was opened on May 1, 2009. With its 5-year anniversary just a few weeks away, Sherman feels blessed and grateful for the “amazing group” of 23 people she employs. If it weren’t for them, she says, the salon would not be where it is today—one of the most successful and sought-after salons in the area. LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | MAY 2014

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Adagio for Hair

4356 Town Center Blvd, suite #114 El Dorado Hills, (916) 939-6604

The Salon:

Adagio for Hair, a full-service salon located in the heart of the El Dorado Hills at Town Center, a commercial marketplace development that evokes a sense of Tuscan stateliness. Providing a warm and welcoming environment, this elegant salon promotes a sense of peace and serenity as gentle aromatherapy calms the spirit. Clients are encouraged to relax in the lounge and sip a beverage of choice from the beverage bar while waiting for their appointment. Enjoy shopping and browsing through our exclusive lines of hair care and skincare products— many of which are not commonly found in most salons, such as Kerastase and Davines.

The Owners:

Adagio is co-owned by Donna Huston, who has over 30 years of experience in the professional beauty industry, and Denise Avallone, who boasts over 25 years of experience. Huston is also the founder and president of Beautimark Productions, a full service fashion show and special event production company

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and agency. Her expertise as a producer and director of fashion and beauty events became evident early in her career as an understudy for famed MGM Studios makeup artist Georgia Stepp. Huston’s proficiency as a makeup artist for stage productions led to involvement in film and celebrity events, including as the personal hairstylist and makeup artist for the “Back Street Boys” and as the red carpet makeup artist for the MTV Awards representing Leeann Rimes. Avallone began her career in the greater San Francisco bay area with a small chain of salons, working and training new stylists in the art of haircutting, styling and color. In the 1990s, she was affiliated with Center Stage Salon, San Jose CA and gained experience and a passion for clothing, hair and fashion shows. Being involved in charitable events and couture fashion shows, along with continuing education, has shaped Denise into a skilled, experienced and knowledgeable hairdresser. 


(psychedelic paintings of Marilyn Monroe and Jimmy Hendrix adorn the walls) and elegance. Michael Sylvestre and his wife, Shannon Marlin, who also own Maverique Style House and Spanish Fly Hair Garage, were originally interested in opening a salon in the Roseville market at the Galleria. However, the mall fire and a subsequent lease of the Galleria space to another salon prevented the two from locating there. Later, when they heard about the 3,200 square-foot space located at Quarry Ponds, they made the decision to open the Crushed VLVT.

The Owners:

Michael Sylvestre and his wife, Shannon

Marlin, With a team of leading Bumble and bumble hair professionals dedicated to quality service, the staff is recognized as industry experts committed to both innovation and precision. At Crushed VLVT we ensure a perfect fit to your style by placing you with our knowledgeable staff that focus on current trends and continued education. Between the three salons, Sylvestre and Marlin have 70 employees. At Crushed VLVT, there are 11 stylists and two estheticians, a manager and plenty of space for additional personnel. The salon offers a full range of services including haircuts, extensions, coloring, up-dos, waxing, facials and weddings.

Crushed VLVT

5520 Douglas Blvd #140 Granite Bay, (916) 774-0440

The Salon:

Since opening its doors next to the celebrated Hawks Restaurant in the Quarry Ponds, Crushed VLVT has established a reputation of mastery in hair cutting, styling, and coloring. Part of a large family of salons in Sacramento, the salon effuses a mix of rock n’ roll

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Allure

815 16th Street Sacramento, (916) 446-1234

The Salon: Allure owner Missy O’Daniel opened her first salon, Allure Hair Design, when she was only 24. “I had no idea how I was going to run it,” says O’Daniel. “I just knew how I wasn’t going to.” After being in business for just a year and a half, she received Sacramento News & Review’s “Best Hairstylist” award, catapulting her career. O’Daniel then opened another salon, Allure Above, with seven stations and a treatment room. After owning Allure Salon and Spa for 12 years and Allure Above for five years, O’Daniel decided to buy into a building to build her dream salon. In its 16th Street location now for the past 5 years, Allure has had its doors open for a grand total of 17 years. 40

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The Owner: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Missy O’Daniel grew up in Sacramento. Raised by a single mother who taught her daughter a strong work ethic, O’Daniel went to beauty school while still in high school, attending regular classes in the morning and beauty school in the afternoon. While working part-time at a salon and attending Sac City College, O’Daniel’s boss at the time told her she was really talented and should take some time off from school to see if she could make a career out of being a hairstylist. It’s safe to say it worked out for O’Daniel, who has received numerous awards as “Best Hairstylist” and Allure Salon and Spa has also received numerous “Best Salon and Spa” by several publications for the past 15 years. Allure Salon and Spa has also competed in Hair Wars and won both times we entered. A full-time stylist, O’Daniel runs Allure Salon and Spa, on top of being a mother to two boys, aged 6 and 8, and recently Co-Produced Sacramento Fashion Week.


Republic Salon & Blow Out Bar 302 S Lexington Drive , Folsom, (916) 984-4444

The Salon: Established in 2010, Republic owner and esthetician Carmen Gammon had to have mastered the art of visualization in order to turn a former Dream Dinners and Insurance office into the lavish 2300 square foot salon that it is today. “I had a vision of how to turn the space into the salon I wanted and even though my husband may not have been able to visualize the finished product, he believed in me enough to jump in with both feet and has supported me every step of the way.” Patrons of the salon, winner of Best Blowout by Sacramento Magazine and voted Top 5 in the KCRA A-List, are able to enjoy a refreshing glass of cucumber water or sip on a glass of chilled wine while taking in the view at one of the outdoor bistro tables. The Owner: Carmen Gammon began her esthetic career in 2000 in Midtown Sacramento at Allure Salon. Gammon still considers Missy O’Daniel, the owner of Allure Salon, a close personal friend and mentor. After building a loyal following, she made the decision to leave Allure in 2003 to open her own space in Midtown. Gammon continues to work 2 days in Midtown, attributing that decision to the more than 10 years of maintaining most of her clients. “I enjoy and value the relationships I have built. I love spending time between Midtown and Folsom because it has allowed me to experience two very different communities and develop an appreciation for both.” Carmen and her husband, and their two Chihuahuas, live in Folsom. LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | MAY 2014

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Preventive PAMPERING BY KIMBERLY HORG

Living in the era of fast paced technology and in the culture of having everything you think or need at the touch of your phone, it’s no wonder how stress can creep up into one’s life. For many of us stress is part of our daily lives; whether at work, at home or even on the road, we lead our busy lives driven by activities and caffeine to power through the day. It is a known fact that stress is detrimental to our health, and is something all of us will undoubtingly experience. Countless studies have shown stress to lead to headaches, muscle tension, chest pain, sleep problems, lack of motivation and anxiety just to name a few… so why not be proactive in the counter attack against this culprit? Lifestyle changes are sometimes hard to stick too, however we have researched some activities that help improve one’s mind and health and actually feel like pampering yourself! Read on for these “feel good” treatments to help aid in the fight against stress.

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MASSAGE THERAPY

   One of the more obvious ailments, and most well-known to reduce stress is massage therapy. Wine and Roses’ Resort Spa has experienced therapists who are multi-talented in massage. The Spa is not a medical spa; but rather a resort spa that offers an extensive menu of body treatments, body wraps, facials, salon services and packages in a natural environment with the soothing touch of spa professionals. “Professional skills and an understanding of the needs of each individual are important to ensure every experience is customized. Therapists will determine the guest’s specific needs during a brief consultation,” Heather Reagan, Wine & Roses Director of Sales & Marketing, said. “Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension,” Reagan said. “Massage is also helpful for anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, paresthesia, nerve pain, soft tissue strains or injuries, sport injuries and Temporomandibular joint pain.    Holding Space Massage & Wellness Center, located in Roseville, also provides a variety of therapies to improve one’s well-being. “Massage therapy aids the body in healing and preventing further injury or irritation by physically manipulating soft tissue as well as opening the flow of energy within the body,” says Annette Lopez, Owner and massage therapist at Holding Space Massage & Wellness Center. Annette has seen consistent improvements in her client’s pain, blood pressure, anxiety and depression, increased range of motion, enhanced immune system, detoxification, improved sleep quality as well as greater energy and mental clarity. Not to mention massage therapy just feels good! We definitely encourage you to schedule your appointment today.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

  Chiropractic

care is not just for those patients who have been involved in an accident or suffer from chronic neck or back pain. Chiropractic care can benefit many people with a great number of health conditions or no conditions at all. As a natural healthcare approach, regular chiropractic adjustments can restore and maintain balance within your body, leaving you better prepared to live life to its fullest. At the root of

its purpose, adjusting the spine into proper alignment opens all the body’s pathways to operate and function naturally, without obstruction or medication.   Local chiropractor Dr. Steve Funk, DC, CCEP has seen it all, working out injuries from athletes to gardeners to babies. “We try to find the root cause of problems through specific spinal adjustments to a person’s spine or extremities, specific rehabilitation and exercises, and nutrition and lifestyle changes.” Funk specializes in extremity adjustments and extremity rehab in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hips, knees, ankles and feet. His clinic works with patients with chronic headaches and migraines, neck and low back pain, people involved in car accidents and those who have whiplash symptoms.    A new round of injuries he is seeing is a Forward Head Syndrome which is caused by people looking down on cell phones and computers all day. This daily positioning is changing spinal curves. The benefits of having your nervous system working at 100 percent helps with a wide variety of things,” he says. Studies have shown chiropractic care to improve nervous system functionality, increase vitality and improve your quality of life. Although chiropractic care can sometime alleviate pain immediately, Funk recommends regular adjustments to aid the body in nervous system tune ups and aid the body for peak performance.

ACUPUNCTURE

  Hitting the exact pressure points to relieve pain or stress

and awaken healing might not be as “mainstream” with the general public as chiropractic care or massage therapy, but acupuncture is another procedure that has proven healing powers. Acupuncture can help with a number of different aliments including migraines, addiction, immune system problems, chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, sports injuries, neurological problems, stress, asthma, as well as women’s infertility issues such as endometriosis. Roxanne Feher, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Registered Nurse, helps people by opening the flow of energy at exact points.

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keeps your blood flowing smoothly, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular diseases. The Mayo Clinic says that regular physical activity and proper diet can help prevent or manage a wide range of other health problems, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, and arthritis. Contrary to what some may think, a healthy diet can also taste good! Land Ocean Restaurant in Folsom and Sienna Restaurant in El Dorado Hills, both offer its customers healthy options. Folsom resident and co-owner Karoline Platt is a regular gym member. In order to ensure all her gym friends would come to her establishment, she came up with the idea to offer a low fat option and also a fitness special which changes weekly and is always 450 calories or less. “Our guests truly love the option to order on the healthy side,” Platt said. “When we opened Land Ocean, we weren’t initially offering the Fitness Special, but our guests demanded it.” The dishes have proven to be a signature item on both menus. Both restaurants also offer Gluten free and vegetarian options. Any yes, always very tasty!

FITNESS RETREATS

If all else fails there are many high-end fitness retreats throughout the nation with the sole purpose of providing help for those who need it and require the extra push to get motivated. The National Health and Fitness Institute is one such group that offers nutrition, education and exercise, all while guests feel like they’re on vacation. The program is run by caring professionals who focus on hard work, motivation and want to help people with “Acupuncture points are like stop lights,” she said. “Acupuncture hits specific points on a meridian also known as channels, where energy flows through.” Feher says it works 90 percent of the time and acupuncture is more effective than acupressure which uses fingers to apply pressure at exact pressure points. For those fearful of needles, “Acupuncture doesn’t hurt. You feel a quick little pinch feeling, like plucking eyebrows,” Feher said. Acupuncture is not a miracle so it cannot heal a broken bone but can actually speed up healing time.. Feher says it is so relaxing that 50 percent of her patients fall asleep on her table.

HEALTHY DIET

Another obvious but nonetheless equally important in preventative measures for a healthier you is healthy eating. Your diet is the fuel that gets you through the

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day. A healthy well-balanced diet helps weight control, improves your mood, combats disease and boosts energy. When you start the day with a healthy breakfast, you help avoid hunger spasms that could send you running to fast food before lunch, says the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Eating a healthy diet as well as exercising can lead to a better physique, so you may also feel better about your appearance, which can boost your confidence and self-esteem. The American Council on Exercise reports that the short-term results of exercise include decreased stress and ability to think better. Healthy eating habits can also help prevent certain health conditions--such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure by boosting high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and decreasing unhealthy triglycerides. This combination

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lifestyle changes, not just results. Guests can work out at the own comfort level in an environment inspired by personal growth. Part of its motto is “healthy living starts with knowledge.” Train with certified fitness coaches whom will customize workouts to fit your needs and achieve spectacular weight loss results. With multiple swimming pools, outdoor boot camps, yoga, pilates, hiking, and training facilities with a steam room, kick start your healthy lifestyle by being pampered at the same time. Their unique culinary repertoire complements life-long weight loss and good health. NIHF is a first-rate nutritional program guided by scientific medical research. Guests are treated to, satisfying and nutritionally-sound dishes prepared by award-winning chefs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

WINE AND ROSES HOTEL. RESTAURANT. SPA www.Winerose.com (209) 334.6988

DR. FUNK 219 Vernon St, Roseville www.drfunkchiropractic.com (916) 899-9990 ROXANNE FEHER, LAc. R.N East West Acupuncture Center 151 N Sunrise Ave. Roseville, (916) 786-8100 NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS (below) www.nihf.com


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residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Davis (UCD) Medical Center . Dr. Zimmerman is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He also furthered his education by obtaining a Certification of added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Dr. Terry Zimmerman was the first member of his family to enter the medical profession. After being raised in Southern California, he slowly worked his way North within California during his lengthy medical education. He opened his practice of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery in Folsom in 1991. The practice was then expanded into The Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as the diversity of services and procedures expanded. Dr. Zimmerman is an active member of the American

Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the California Plastic Surgical Society, and the Greater Sacramento Plastic Surgical Society. He is also a participating Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). Dr. Zimmerman enjoys staying active with the local community and was the recent Chief of Surgery at the Mercy Folsom Hospital, and has sat on the hospitals medical executive board for the past ten years. He is also active with the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. He believes in staying current with new technologies and procedures, while mastering traditional techniques. THE ZIMMERMAN CENTER 2370 E. Bidwell St., Suite 100 Folsom, (916) 983-0550


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DR. CHARLES RUSSELL, D.C NATURAL FOUNDATIONS OF GRANITE BAY 7005 Boardwalk Dr., Ste. 200 Granite Bay, (916) 899-6744   Dr. Russell grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. degree in physiology, the study of the human body. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and opened his practice in Roseville in 1982. He now brings his vast knowledge and experience of over 32 years to form Natural Foundations of Granite Bay. One of these services is a new technology involving non-surgical fat reduction. Lipo-Light is a LED (light emitting diode) device that research shows effectively opens tiny pores of the fat cells, spilling their contents of glycerol and fatty acids. These are the stored energy chemicals of the body that get moved out of the body and the result is remarkable and quick inch loss. Two to three pant or dress sizes can be reduced in a matter of 4-6 weeks with consistent treatment. Another area of expertise for Dr. Russell is clinical nutrition. In his clinic he performs 46 different chemical and clinical tests on each patient and from these tests he can analyze the five basic control systems of the body. When one or more of these vital control systems are not working properly, he can determine exactly what foods and nutrition supplements the patient needs to restore normal operation of that system. He can then advise which foods and supplements are not going to help, and which should be avoided. The goal is to bring the patient into nutritional balance and thus restore their health. Want to look younger today? That is what drove Dr. Russell to research the latest technology on facial rejuvenation. He calls it the lunch-time face lift. A non-surgical procedure using micro-current therapy which firms and tones the skin through muscle re-education. Combined with Elastin and Collagen infusion, the results are fantastic! It eliminates those fine lines and wrinkles and lifts those sagging areas of the cheeks and jaw. All this and more can be accomplished in his clinic with the artistic hands of expertly trained estheticians. After careful and exhaustive research on the above services, Dr. Russell and his team launched Natural Foundations of Granite Bay. Our purpose, he states, is to provide the residents of our community with the best products, services and results that we possibly can.

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H O M E &D E S I G N

DISCOVERING STYLE

BY KELLY SODERLUND & SHERRIE SWASS

DISCOVERING A Personal Sense of Style

How many times have you been asked, what is your style? For some, a sense of style is innate. But the vast majority of us have not taken the time or effort to define what our personal style is-- whether that regards clothing style or the style of the interior of their homes. Indeed, most people are clueless unless they have real interest on the subject of style. Which is why we turned to our resident interior design guru, Sherrie Swass of Swass Interior Design, to help us decipher discovering one’s personal sense of style.

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   Designing interiors comes as naturally to Swass as walking, but as a young woman she wasn’t consciously aware that she was gifted with a natural ability to visualize and design a room that seamlessly flowed together. That realization came as she began to know who she was as a person. “We are all blessed with natural abilities and just have to work a little harder on the ones that we were not blessed with. If style is your quest, work on it.” Style also has nothing to do with how much money one has: it can’t buy class. “I have visited homes where homeowners have extreme wealth yet absolutely no skill in designing a room,” said Swass. “Most of these people were purchasing expensive furnishings but had no idea of how to pull it together. I see this quite often, and the saddest thing is that they do not feel the difference. When a room emanates a personality, you and your guests feel it and are engaged in the home; you don’t feel as if you are living in a hotel. I refer to it as a heartbeat in a room.”    After being in the interior design business for several years, Swass came to the realization that people need to explore who they are on the inside before they attempt to design the interior of their homes. “I designed a 2-hour consultation that forces people to address their likes and dislikes. I ask the right questions and get the appropriate answers to help clients discover their personal style. Most people know what they like and don’t like but again have not taken effort or time to really understand what their real style is.” According to Swass, this “design therapy” is necessary in order to get any project off the ground if clients are unable to articulate their style, ultimately saving both time and money. No more running back and forth with returns, which is one of the reasons the Internet is so popular. It’s no coincidence that that many online companies offer free returns.


If you choose to take the project on by yourself, here are some tips from Sherrie to help guide you in the right direction: ONE: What colors do you love?  You might consider using the same colors your wear. Check out your closet. Do you see the same colors come up again and again? Is there a spouse or children in the home that have an opinion on color? TWO: Stick with the basics. What kind of fabrics do you love?  Are you attracted to heavily textured fabrics or shiny smooth fabrics? Design style is an extension of what you love and who lives in the home. THREE: Do your research. If you are serious about finding your personalized style you must put some effort into your project or hire someone that will do it for you. So how do you do this?  Pick up some magazines or peruse the website Houzz.com. This is a perfect solution to defining your style and cutting through agonizing experiences in the whole design process.  Many clients show me what they love and I can tell them if it will work in their home. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. What it does do is make the client a strong participant in the project, which is what most people want.  Few people want surprises at the end of the day. Remember your home needs to be a reflection of who you are and your journey through life. I love to travel so our home reflects artwork and photos of all our travels. It brings back wonderful memories on a daily basis. Don’t bury those memories in boxes in the attic. Once you determine your signature style (we all have one), decide what stays and what goes in the room or rooms.

FIVE: Gather items you love and cherish.  Make sure these are part of your future plan. They need to find a perfect home. Most people just shove their collectibles on a shelf somewhere. This concept is all based on how these items make you feel. Try to be very conscious of your decision-making. It will affect your mood everyday. A bad day could turn out to be a good day by just reflecting on a wonderful memory. SIX: Look for common threads. This could be design, shapes, colors and textures in the things you are intuitively attracted to. Maybe you find yourself attracted to a blend of many styles. Again, we all have a signature style.  It simply takes a lot of fact finding to discover who you are. If this is just too overwhelming, treat yourself to my 2-hour consultation. I guarantee results.

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Carmichael, (916) 489–1499 or visit swass.com

FOUR: Look at your existing upholstered furniture.  Do you love it or do you wish you could replace it. Upholstered furniture and proper placement is the key to making your home the best it can look.  If it is off the whole room is off. It needs to be the right size, shape and color.  There is no other furnishing that will make or break the room. Most likely these will be the largest and most dominant furnishings in the room. LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | MAY 2014

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A Perfect Getaway for All Seasons.

BY DON AND ANN JACKSON

After decades of visits to Carmel-By-The–Sea we have developed an almost euphoric appreciation for this enchanting fairy-tale like village. We can’t think of any small town destination in the United States that remotely compares to this ultra charming getaway. Storybook architecture, world class art galleries, upscale shopping, exceptional lodging options and superb dining choices flourish. Tourists come from far and wide just to walk on the beautiful white sand beaches.

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A little history:

Carmel Mission (officially: Mission San Carlos Borromeo De Carmelo) was founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1771 and served as his residence and headquarters until his death in 1784. As one of California’s most beautifully restored Catholic outposts, it should be a must visit. The town itself was established in the early 1900’s by a Bohemian group of authors and artists as a pastoral retreat and remains a painter’s and writer’s haven today. Thankfully, strict zoning laws have preserved a quaint village atmosphere centered on the arts, upscale tourism and unique shopping.

What to do and see:

Best and easiest way to see Carmel is to walk the downtown, residential areas and its glorious white beaches. Self guided walking tour brochures are available at the Visitor Center open 10 to 5 everyday on San Carlos between 5th and 6th. Don’t miss seeing at least one of the original storybook structures like the cute Hansel House or the Tuck Box (currently a tea room) designed by whimsical architect Hugh Comstock. www.tuckbox.com Dog lovers will not want to miss walks on the local beaches where dogs are allowed to frolic leash free, a rarity in California. During your getaway, try to attend one of Carmel’s elite cultural events such as their annual Bach Festival usually held in July, a concert


Interesting

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• Within one square mile of downtown there are no street addresses for homes, inns, restaurants or shops and all mail must be picked up at the post office. • A lot of residents give their homes special names with appropriate signage in lieu of addresses. • Probably the town’s most famous resident, Clint Eastwood, served as Mayor from 198688 and although he continues to direct and produce award winning films this energy driven gentleman remains active in the area’s business and charitable affairs. • The population of the town remains around 4,000 but over 60% of the homes are second residences.

Where to stay and dine:

With over 40 lodging choices of hotels, inns and B & Bs, readers should easily find one that will meet their lodging expectations and budget. Here are a few personal favorites: For years we’ve wanted to stay at the Pine Inn, Carmel’s oldest hotel built in 1889, but had never checked in. When planning our most recent visit we decided that needed to change. And check out this unusual history: Originally named Hotel Carmelo it was built using wood from the demolished Tivoli Opera House in San Francisco and in the early 1900’s it was partially dismantled, rolled on logs down the dirt street about four blocks to be nearer the beach and given the Pine Inn moniker. In recent times it has been extensively refurbished and upgraded featuring Victorian antiques with an emphasis on a dramatic scarlet red color scheme exuding 20th century elegance. Complimentary full American buffet breakfast (M-F), limited parking and wi-fi are included. Quaint standard rooms provide exceptional value, deluxe rooms feature marble bathrooms and Jacuzzi tubs and penthouse suites are crème de la crème luxury. www.pineinn.com. Just across the street from the Pine is their sister property, the very upscale Tally Ho Inn, an engaging boutique style B and B. La Playa Carmel, another historic hotel built in 1905 as a luxurious private mansion for a member of the famous Ghirardelli chocolate family, was converted to a hotel in 1916. With numerous expansions it has maintained a yesteryear ambience and added more colorful gardens through the years. It has long been one of our favorite getaway destinations with an ideal location equidistant between the beach and shopping and their year-round heated pool has always been an allure. A recent ownership change and an infusion of millions of dollars of much needed

at the acoustically acclaimed Sunset Center Theater or a production at the inviting Forest Theater, established in 1910 as one of the first outdoor theaters west of the Rockies. www.bachfestival.org; www.sunsetcenter.org; www.foresttheatercarmel.org. For exceptional wine sampling be sure to visit Galante Vineyard’s downtown tasting room, owned by the great-grandson of Carmel’s founder, J.F. Devendorf. www.galantevineyards.com. A short walk or longer hike through Point Lobos State Park, two miles south of town, is also a must excursion and the visual highlights will enthrall you, especially along the cliffs. www.stateparks.com/point-lobos.html

Where to shop:

When mentioning Carmel, shopping may be the first thing that comes to mind. And for good reason! Carmel and shopping are practically synonymous. Just strolling Ocean Avenue, the town’s main street, will be shopping paradise for you ultra-shoppers but don’t miss all the side streets, semi-hidden courtyards and alleyways for an abundance of additional intriguing stores, boutiques and art galleries. There are over 80 galleries in town but the Carmel Art Association, the area’s oldest at 83 years young, features local artists and remains our personal favorite. www.carmelart.org For home accessories, furnishings and an eclectic selection of contemporary gift items drop into Carmel Bay Company, a landmark since 1972. www.carmelbaycompany.com

The Pine Inn improvements provided us an indelible positive impression just a few months ago. Complimentary wi-fi, limited parking and an exceptional gourmet breakfast buffet every morning are included. A limited small plate menu is available at the bar from 11 AM until 9 PM as well as room service. Visiting the property and having a drink and light snack on the terrace watching a sunset is a must even if you are lodging elsewhere. www.laplayahotel.com. If you want to stay closer to the beach, choosing Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea is a no-brainer. As another of Carmel’s LAVISH LIVING MAGAZINE | MAY 2014

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CARMEL BY THE SEA

Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Casanova - Van Gogh’s Table historic properties- built in 1925- this lodge is delightfully located in a beautiful residential neighborhood just steps from the ocean. All of their 26 rooms and suites include refrigerators and coffee makers, most have fireplaces and select rooms have ocean views, kitchens or whirlpool spas. Room rates include complimentary expanded continental breakfast, wireless internet and parking. www.thecolonialterrace.com. A stay awhile back at L’Auberge, a highly regarded four diamond 20 room inn boasting a wonderful European flair, was a memorable experience. Aubergine, their signature restaurant is touted as one of the highest rated dining experiences in California and be sure to check out their incredible 4,500 bottle wine cellar used for small dinner parties. www.laubergecarmel.com; Hyatt Carmel Highlands (formerly the Highlands Inn), a four diamond resort just a few minutes south of town, sits gloriously perched 56

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on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Their signature dining room, Pacific’s Edge, will please the most discerning palates and the striking ambience, combined with stunning vistas, are added plusses. USA Today newspaper named it one of the top 10 view restaurants in the United States. www.highlandsinn.hyatt.com. Mission Ranch, owned by Clint Eastwood, is a very unique 31 room resort centered around an 1850’s restored farmhouse with excellent tennis and fitness facilities. Their restaurant is one of our favorites for dining, especially on their outdoor heated patio with views of the grazing sheep and Point Lobos. We’ve actually seen Clint at the bar a few times watching sporting events and you might spot him as well. But keep in mind it’s not the “Carmel thing” to bother him for an autograph. His old truck from the movie “Bridges of Madison County” and his Ford Crown Victoria from “Dirty Harry” are parking lot exhibits. www.missionranchcarmel.com.

Other first rate dining options include:

Casanova- originally built by Charlie Chaplin for one of his employees’ cottages, it’s now considered by many as the town’s most romantic restaurant. Call in advance if you’d like to sit at artist Vincent Van Gogh’s personal table imported from his boarding house in France. www.casanovarestaurant.com. Cantinetta Luca - offers award winning to-die-for Northern Italian cuisine. www.cantinettaluca.com; Forge in the Forest- best outdoor casual dining in Carmel featuring an American menu and great sandwiches. www.forgeintheforest.com; Hog’s Breath Inn, originally opened by Clint

Eastwood, where multiple outdoor courtyard fireplaces remain popular tourist draws at night. www.hogsbreathinn.net. Em-Le’s Old Carmel Restaurant, opened in 1955, has long been a local’s favorite for breakfasts featuring their famous French toast and reasonable prices for lunch and dinner. www.emlescarmel.com. A local ordinance forbids wearing high heel shoes to protect wearers from falling on the uneven sidewalks and suing the town. Although not rigidly enforced, High Heel Permits are available at City Hall, now located in a historic church (And just for fun, Mrs. J. got a permit) INSIDER TIPS: Parking limits are strictly enforced with fines so consider the city lot at 3rd and Torres offering free unlimited parking or head closer to the beach and residential areas where time-limiting parking signs are not as prevalent.

THREE WEBSITES THAT WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFO ON EVENTS, LODGING/ DINING CHOICES/PRICES AND ALL THINGS CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA GO TO:

www.carmelcalifornia.org, www.carmelcalifornia.com and www.seemonterey.com

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Our travel team, Don the writer/editor and Ann the photographer/ researcher, head to Santa Catalina Island to bring our readers a personal look at California’s historic island resort for our JUNE edition.


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   The kitchen has always captivated Molly Hawks, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Hawks restaurant in Granite Bay. Growing up in a food-focused house where food brought family together, it’s hard to believe that Hawks was not always on the path of culinary excellence. A one-time pre-med student, Hawks found herself abandoning a career in the medical field to follow in the direction of her longtime passion, the kitchen. She enrolled at the California Culinary Academy, and while studying culinary arts, she held positions at Lapis and Live Fire restaurants, and eventually landed a line cook position at Woodside’s critically acclaimed The Village Pub. Hawks natural talent and sophisticated palette impressed then Executive Chef Mark Sullivan, who swiftly moved her up through

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the ranks. She obtained her prestigious CCA degree, and settled quite nicely into the Sous Chef position. From there, she achieved the highly sought-after role of Chef de Cuisine giving her the control over both the business operations and culinary undertakings. Hawks attributes moving from cook to chef as a defining moment in which she solidified her confidence as an up and coming culinary contender. She was able to nurture her style and hone her business acumen. For Michael Fagnoni, Hawks Executive Chef and co-owner, the kitchen is home. Growing up in his grandmother’s kitchen, Fagnoni crafted great Northern Italian feasts alongside side his grandmother. Little did he know that he was laying the groundwork for his future; a future that consisted of an impressive culinary career. He

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learned classic culinary skills and the significance of house-made creations- like handcrafted pasta at the apt age of fifteen. Fagnoni went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in New York on the Dean’s List with honors. An externship took him to San Francisco where he settled at renowned Bix Restaurant. From there, he moved to the highly refined Oceana Restaurant in New York City, a bustling environment which taught Fagnoni self-discipline and the ability to perform under pressure. Fagnoni was thriving, turning the heads of culinary leaders, as he trail blazed his way through celebrated kitchens in San Francisco, ultimately making his way back (for a second time) to The Village Pub, where he met his future wife, Molly Hawks. With their thoroughbred education and

extraordinary culinary accomplishments, husband and wife team Fagnoni and Hawks opened Hawks Restaurant, a warm California locale where countryside meets rich, modern elegance, and home-style recipes are served up with a chic twist. The restaurant is comfortably sophisticated with rich and cool tones of chocolate browns and silvery blues. Rich fabrics, lotus flower chandeliers, and a glass wine room offer a contemporary rustic feel with fine dining flairs. The stunning, stylish outdoor patio, centered around a reflecting pool and fire, houses comfy lounge style furniture overlooking the nearby quarry ponds. Fresh and simple food with a focus on tradition is the foundation of Hawks Restaurant. Their focus is seasonal stressing the importance of sustainable agriculture. Hawks and Fagnoni prefer organic products, and they hand select their produce, which they purchase from local growers as supporters of the Slow Food Movement. The Slow Food Movement advocates that a better, cleaner and fairer world begins with what we put on our plates, and that food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome. Food should nourish a healthful lifestyle and be produced in ways that preserve biodiversity, sustain the environment and ensure animal welfare – without harming human health. This dynamic duo does not compromise in selecting ingredients, and thus present their dining guests with precise and consistent producing flavors and combinations. Much like their menu creations, the service is flawless and detail driven. The service staff is gracious and knowledgeable, which is a compliment to the refined, ingredient driven menus. Hawks Restaurant has been touted as a destination restaurant that ranks among the Sacramento region’s culinary top-tier- an accolade they live up to with each dish they serve and each guest they greet.

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C A L FO O TH ILL WINE S THIS MONTH'S PICK FROM LOCAL SIERRA FOOTHILL WINERIES.

ANDIS BY HEATHER REAGAN

WINERY Andis offers classy wines with modern appeal.

   Andis Wines is a project that launched less than four years ago to produce premium Sierra Foothills wines. In doing so, it also opened the most architecturally modern winery and tasting room that Amador County has ever seen the likes of. While the 17,000-square-foot building is designed to be functionally efficient, it is visually stunning and absolutely unique in appearance. The first thing visitors take in as they drive into Andis is the striking wall of recycled barrel staves extending the length of the building. Geometric patterns suggest modern winemaking techniques, and clean, crisp lines exhibited by the resulting wines. Glass walls hug the tasting room, and a spacious lawn with tables and large shade sails provide a place to take in the astonishing view of the area. Guests are often seen wiling away the afternoon in the California sunshine with a picnic lunch, and of course, a glass of wine in hand. A metallic aerodynamic structure set on a hilltop, Andis soars through the perpetual breezes.    Surrounded by vineyards in the heart of Amador County, Andis presents elegant wines resulting from innovative production concepts. Their goal is to craft delicious wines with balance, character and complexity. All of their 62

fruit is hand sorted and fermented in small lots to promote diversity of style and varietal correctness. Using both traditional and innovative winemaking approaches, Andis Wines have quickly garnered glowing reviews, high nods from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, and placements in some of the finest restaurants in Northern California and Hawaii.   Although this ultra-modern facility was built in 2010, The Andis vineyard surrounding the winery was planted in 1978, and Andis saw its first vintage produced in 2008, just prior to its opening. “Andis” is a combination of the first names of founders and spouses Andrew Friedlander and Janis Akuna. Friedlander, hailing from Hawaii, cofounded and built the largest commercial real estate company in the state. He has always had a penchant for the art of fine wine. So, as the story goes, it took only one memorable night in Amador for Friedlander to take up digs in the Sierra Foothills where he could relish in the unique wines and flavors offered by this Northern California region. Janis Akuna, Vice President with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, splits her time between Hawaii and California. Akuna oversees the operational and

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philanthropic activities for the winery, contributes to the marketing effort, and sits on the tasting/ blending panel. She has been known to claim that the winery business is in her blood, mostly through osmosis. Mark McKenna, Andis’ Winemaker and General Manager, became involved with Andis Wines during its inception. Actively involved in the planning of the winery and design, McKenna considers it a privilege to call wine work. The feel of a wine cellar and the rhythm of the work of wine made his choice to go into this industry an easy one when he was at the ripe age of twenty-one.   The folks at Andis will tell you that they believe in wines of grace and place. They love the craft and the discussion that good wine brings… And, discussion- about these matchless wines- there has been an abundance of... Andis has been touted as producing a world

class Sauvignon Blanc. The winery is also proud of, and rightly so, it’s Cabernet Franc, Barbera, and Painted Fields (a blend); as well as the Zinfandel and Syrah, for which this region is renowned. They also make a rich and velvety sparkling wine. As Andis sees it, Amador County offers the canvas for great wines, which they have built upon to create the optimal environment for making wines of character by committed and dynamic people. The goal? Make great wine that makes Andis a must-stop on your Amador wine tasting adventure.

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2120 Four Springs Trail Placerville, CA

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3590 Carson Rd., Camino, CA

530.303.3749

The Sierra Foothill wineries are home to more than 100 friendly wineries and artisan vintners producing a diversity of award winning wines. Chances are the person pouring for you in the tasting room is the winemaker or a family member, giving you a hands on personal experience thats hard to find.

Tanis Vineyards 13120 Willow Creek Rd. Lone, CA 95640 (209) 274-4807 www.tanisvineyards.com

Lava Cap Winery 2221 Fruitridge Rd. Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 621-0175 www.lavacap.com

Perry Creek Winery 7400 Perry Creek Rd. (P.O. Box 350) Fair Play, CA 95684 (530) 620-5175 www.perrycreek.com

Andis Wines 11000 Shenandoah Rd. Plymouth, CA 95669 (209) 245-6177 www.andiswines.com

Miraflores 2120 Four Springs Trail Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 647-8505 www.mirafloreswinery.com

Skinner Vineyards 8054 Fair Play Rd. Somerset, CA 95684 (530) 620-2220 www.skinnervineyards.com

Crystal Basin Cellars 3550 Carson Rd. Camino, CA 95709 (530) 647-1767 www.crystalbasin.com

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards 8221 Stoney Creek Rd. Fair Play, CA 95684 (530) 620-3467 www.charlesbmitchell.com

Boeger Winery 1709 Carson Rd. Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 622-8094 www.boegerwinery.com

Renwood Winery 12225 Steiner Road Plymouth, CA 95669 (209) 245-6979 www.renwood.com Avio Vineyards 14520 Ridge Rd. Sutter Creek CA 95685 (209) 267-1515 www.aviowine.com Montevina Winery 20680 Shenandoah School Road Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-6942 www.montevina.com

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CAL LODI WINES

RIPKEN WINERY & VINEYARD Making Wines With Conviction BY HEATHER REAGAN

   The 60th winery of Lodi, Ripken Vineyards & Winery is no stranger to the business of wine. Although they crushed their first vintage in 2003, they are third generation growers since 1950. If you ask the Ripken family, they will tell you that they seek the road less traveled to bring you wine that is different, adventurous. While Lodi is the epicenter of Zinfandel grapes and approximately 80 wineries, Ripken Vineyards & Winery presents a portfolio of lesser known varietals. According to Patriarch Rip Ripken, “We don’t make boring wines.”    And corner the market on anything but boring just what the Ripken family has done. Coming to Lodi from Germany by way of the Midwest, the Ripken’s crew crops in the Delta until Rip Ripken attended the University of California in Davis. At Davis, Viticulture captured Ripken’s attention, and he submerged himself convincing his father to convert their Lodi property into vineyards so that he could pursue his newfound passion. The vineyards here are rich in heritage.

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“My Dad started making wine in this very barn”, shares Susan Ripken, now the Winemaker for their family owned and operated winemaking and grape growing outfit. “It was his little hideout place, and over the years he began growing more unique grapes. He was steadfast in his claim that ‘We make wines of Conviction!’” And with those power-packed few words, Ripken has become a self-proclaimed artisan winery that is distinctively different, eclectic, and idiosyncratic.   Their philosophy according to Rip is simple: Know the basics first; then, add style. Ripken produces very small lots of different wines mostly under 100 cases, using classic techniques such as gentle crushing, barrel fermenting white wines, selecting yeasts, hand punchdown, less stirring, and bottle aging. Their mantra is, “These wines were made one bucket, one barrel, one bottle at a time.” Their grape growing focuses on maximizing flavors, reduced but adequate irrigation or nonirrigation, sunlight to the cluster, full ripeness for flavor, moderate size crops, adequate soil fertility and organic matter in soils. All this attention to detail leads to full flavored wines of good mineral content, which are balanced and very pleasing when released. They appeal to wine drinkers that wish to explore the joys of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Carmine, Petit Verdot, Alicante Bouschet, Tempranillo, Graciano, Souzao, Touriga National, Grenace, Mourvedre, Montepulciano, Barbera, Dolcetto, or Corvina as blends or varietal wines. “We like to educate

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people on different varietals and get them comfortable without the traditional Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon,” Susan Ripken explains, “We offer Malbec instead of Merlot; it’s fun to introduce our winery guests and their palates to other great wines.”    The Ripken operation is as family as it gets, and Susan wouldn’t have it any other way. A Jill of all trades, she filters, she bottles, manages the tasting room, works on the books, or in the fields. An outspoken supporter of Lodi Rules, (The Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing is California’s first 3rd party-certified sustainable winegrowing program.) Ripken, hand in hand with many other Lodi wine grape growers, takes a comprehensive approach to farming that goes beyond just pest management to promote practices that enhance biodiversity, water and air quality, soil health, and employee and community well-being. “I come from a history of farming. I envision what is best for Lodi and the farm in the future, not what is best for me now,” Susan Ripken advocates. Ripken Vineyards and Winery grows their own rootstock and has collected different varietal clones and selections for forty years, and today, they have more than 1,000 acres of grapes. Less than one percent of their vast grape acreage is made into Ripken wine; the rest is sold to bulk winemakers.    The Ripken Sargent Road tasting room opened in 2005. With a trademark metallic blue building marker, the tasting room follows suit to their wine- rich and esoteric, complete with furniture crafted from wine barrels. On the patio outside the tasting room a 16 ft. massive redwood table hewn from a tree that fell in the Ripken’s backyard serves as an apparent token of the Ripken family’s strong roots and legacy- a parallel that isn’t an oversight. The Ripken family beckons you to meet them on the road less traveled to share a glass of wine that is anything but ordinary.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

RIPKEN WINERY & VINEYARDS 2472 West Sargent Road, Lodi (209) 367-WINE, ripkenwine.com


Lodi’s Most Unique Tasting Experience

scan for music on the patio, every sunday!

Open Thurs. - Sun. Noon - 4:30 p.m. and by appt.

1st place winery & tasting room

The Record’s Best of San Joaquin, 2013 “favorite tasting room & winery”

18196 N. Davis Rd. Lodi, CA 95242 209-368-2006 | lucaswinery.com

Best of San Joaquin 2012, 2013

tasting room open daily · 11:00am-5:00pm 340 w. hwy 12, lodi, ca · 209.334.5722 www.vrwinery.com

WINE TOURS & TASTINGS

The Lodi winemaking industry has enjoyed tremendous expansion in the last decade. The land devoted to vineyards has increased from 46,000 acres in 1996 to nearly 100,000 today. Now the region produces more fine wine than Napa and Sonoma combined! The Lodi appellation is proudly blowing away the mists of anonymity that have shrouded local wines, allowing them to bask in the sunshine of worldwide recognition. We invite you to take a short ride and discover Lodi Wine Country for yourself.

Lodi Wine and Visitor Center 2545 West Turner Road Lodi, CA 95242 (209) 365-0621

Harney Lane Winery 9010 E. Harney Ln. Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 365-1900 harneylane.com

Lucas Winery 18196 N. Davis Road Lodi, CA 95242 (209) 368-2006 lucaswinery.com

Macchia Winery 7099 E. Peltier Road Acampo, CA 95220 (209) 333-2600 macchiawines.com

Klinker Brick Winery 15887 N. Alpine Road Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 333-1845 www.klinkerbrickwinery.com

Van Ruiten Family 340 W. Highway 12 Lodi, CA 95242 (209) 334-5722 vanruitenwinery.com

Woodbridge Uncorked 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Road Woodbridge, CA 95258 (209) 365-7575 woodbridgeuncorked.com

McCay Cellars 1370 E. Turner Rd. Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 368-WINE mccaycellars.com

Berghold Vineyards 17343 N. Cherry Road Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 333-9291 BergholdVineyards.com

Lodi Wine Cellars 112 W. Pine Street Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 365.6622 lodiwinecellars.com

St. Jorge Winery 22769 N. Bender Road Acampo, CA, 95220 (209) 365-0202 stjorgewinery.com

Michael~David Winery 4580 West Highway 12 Lodi, CA 95242 (209) 368-7384 michaeldavidwinery.com

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SEASON DELIGHT

SEASON DELIGHT

BY EMILY VERBECK

APRICOTS

  Sink your teeth into an apricot and enjoy the powerful health benefits of this delicious fruit. With spring in full bloom, local farmers markets and produce stands will be overflowing with this luscious yellow treasure. What you may not know is that Apricots are your secret power when it comes to detoxification and vision. Known for their anti-oxidant power and ability to absorb free radicals, apricots are an essential part of your daily diet. Furthermore, with high levels of important Vitamins like vitamin A and C, as well as, vital nutrients like Copper, Fiber, and Potassium, apricots are a super food for your vision. Regular intake of apricots can help reduce macular degeneration and keep you energetic by freeing your body of toxins and boosting your immune system. 66

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  With fruit intake recommendations at 3-5 servings a day, you can make eating healthy delicious and juicy with this pale, fuzzy fruit. When choosing apricots at a local stand or store, look for those that are slightly soft. If they are ripe, then the nutrients are at their highest peak. Also, purchasing overly firm apricots may indicate that they were not ripened on the tree and consequently, they will lack flavor. Enjoy apricots sliced in your cereal, in homemade jam, or tossed in a salad. These natural delights can truly add clean wholesome food into any eating regime without sacrificing flavor. Don’t let this month slip past you without a taste of this season’s favorite superfood.


APRICOT YOGURT PARFAIT WITH

CALIFORNIA

GRANOLA Total Time: 1 hr 50 min • Prep: 35 min • Inactive: 30 min • Cook: 45 min Yield: 4 servings; 6 cups granola • Level: Easy

APRICOT

OAT BARS

Nutty Apricot Oat Bars (03:22) • Total Time: 1 hr 47 min Prep: 12 min • Inactive: 1 hr • Cook: 35 min

INGREDIENTS California Granola:

Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped • 1 cup raw walnuts, coarsely chopped 1/4 pure clover honey • 1/4 cup canola oil • 1/4 cup extra-virgin California olive oil 1/4 cup packed light-brown muscovado sugar • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped • 1/4 cup raisins or dried cherries Parfait:

1/4 cup apricot nectar • 6 ounces dried apricots 6 tablespoons sugar • 3 cups low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt

INGREDIENTS:

Vegetable oil cooking spray • Filling 1 (13-ounce) jar apricot jam or preserves (about 1 1/4 cups) 8 dried apricots, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (about 1/3 cup) Crust 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 packed cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup (4 ounces) coarsely chopped walnuts 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted 1 egg, at room temperature, beaten 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

For the granola: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or brush lightly with canola oil. Combine the oats, almonds and walnuts in a large bowl. Combine the honey, canola oil, olive oil, sugar, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well until combined. Turn the mixture out onto an 11- by 7-inch jelly-roll pan, and spread into an even layer. Bake, stirring and re-spreading the mixture into an even layer every 5 minutes, until the granola is light golden brown, about 45 minutes. Immediately turn the granola out onto another jelly-roll pan to cool and stop the cooking process. Stir in the apricots and raisins and then spread the granola evenly in the pan. Set on a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Loosen any dried granola with a spatula and store in an airtight container. For the parfait: Combine the nectar, apricots, sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the apricots are soft, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover. Let the mixture chill in the fridge. Fold the apricot puree into the yogurt (don’t combine completely), and layer in parfait glasses with the California granola.

DIRECTIONS

Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 by 13 by 2-inch metal baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray. Line the bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with vegetable oil cooking spray and set aside. Filling: In a small bowl, mix together the jam and the apricots. Set aside. Crust: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Stir in the oats and walnuts. Add the butter, egg and vanilla and stir until incorporated. Using a fork or clean fingers, lightly press half of the crust mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan. Using a spatula, spread the filling over the crust leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge of the pan. Cover the filling with the remaining crust mixture and gently press to flatten. Bake until light golden, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for 1 hour. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

SIENNA New American Grill is a 9,500 square foot upscale-casual eatery, bar and restaurant in El Dorado Hills, CA.  All of the cuisine is prepared from scratch by Executive Chef Brian Hawkins. This El Dorado Hills restaurant features four beautiful fireplaces, a Chef’s Table for 10 guests located in the state of the art 3600 square foot kitchen, private dining with full audio & visual capabilities, a large stone top bar & the best outdoor dining in the Sacramento area. SIENNA has a sophisticated yet approachable wine list with over 80 selections by the

bottle & 20 selections by the glass. The custom bar also features Handcrafted House Cocktails & beers on tap including our own Sienna Ale brewed in house. With a family friendly upscale environment, whatever the occasion, SIENNA is the perfect place for your next business lunch, family dinner, Sunday Brunch, or a night out on the town.

The menu style for 36 Handles incorporates flavors and cooking techniques from around the globe, and include standards like six styles of Fish & Chips (traditional and panko crusted), Cottage Pie and Corned Beef, as well as some lighter selections like Shrimp Scampi, and fresh Garden Salads. In addition 36 Handles has 36 different craft beers on tap. Serving them up by the flight or by the Pint. What's happening at the Pub...

Tuesday Kids Eat Free,Wednesday Open Mic Night,Thursday Trivia Night, Satu day Evening Live Music. Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3pm6pm.....Come down and play some Pool or shoots some Dart's. Free WIFI.

With its seasonally based menu and gourmet preparation, the Towne House Restaurant at Wine & Roses boasts a charming venue with exceptional service. Offering a farm-to-table experience with ingredients sourced from local farms as well as their own garden, the Towne House Restaurant captures the subtle elements of fun and excitement while also providing unparalleled food. The Lounge features live music and

an extensive wine list showcasing the best Lodi has to offer. Dine in the intimate setting of the dining room or outdoors on the veranda where guests are spoiled with beautiful views of the gardens.

3909 Park Drive El Dorado Hills, (916) 941-9694 siennarestaurants.com

1010 White Rock Rd. El Dorado Hills, (916) 941-3606 36handles.com

Photo: Dan Hood

TAIKO SUSHI 2700 E. Bidwell Street #100, Folsom, (916) 817-8525

Appearing on the March cover of Lavish Living Magazine, Taiko Sushi has the acclaimed title of Best Sushi in Folsom since 2004! Needless to say, if you have never tried this restaurant, you are missing out. A couple favorites to try would be the Dragon Roll – a tempura California roll with masago and green onion; the Taiko Roll - which includes salmon, tuna, crab salad avocado, cucumber, crab salad and daikon; and the Sunset Roll – made of tempura roll of spicy salmon, albacore & cream cheese topped with avocado & spicy scallop. With a great menu including both raw and cooked options, you can take your friends who are not sushi lovers so you can enjoy the area’s best! Enjoy!

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APRIL EVENTS

COMPILED BY ALYSSA SEVERIN

Cinco De Mayo Celebration- Zocalos MAY 5TH

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo authentically at one of Sacramento’s most popular restaurants and eateries. Enjoy culinary and musical tributes to Mexican culture. Make a reservation today at http://zocalosacramento.com

Auburn Art Walk MAY 8

ZinFest Wine Festival

SATURDAY, MAY 17TH, 2014 12 NOON – 5:00 PM, LODI LAKE PARK

Sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 250 handcrafted wines from 50 Lodi wineries. Passionate winemakers and winery representatives welcome guests, offering practical knowledge and sharing their delicious wines. Enjoy local provisions, learn some new tips at the ZinFest Wine and Cooking Schools, or relax along the beautiful Mokelumne River to an eclectic mix of live music. Purchase tickets at zinfest.com or by calling the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center at 209.365.0621 70

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Garden of the Hills Tour MAY 3RD-4TH, 10 AM-5 PM

Get a glimpse into 8 different oases and other beautiful garden features with this annual foothills garden tour. Embrace the aroma and view of luscious and overflowing flowers, shrubs, and other plants. Begins at 879 Embarcadero Drive, El Dorado hills. For more information call (9160 549-5869 or visit http://www.sierrafoothills.assistanceleague.org

Come enjoy old Auburn, as dozens of venues stay open late to showcase our amazing Northern California talent in artists, photographers, ceramics, mixed media and so much more. Get a map and vendor list at http://www.visitplacer.com

El Dorado Hills Art and Wine Affaire MAY 10TH-11TH

Don’t miss out on the annual faire in central El Dorado Hills to enjoy local food, wine, and cheese. Look out for a wide selection of specialty artists, vendors, and more in our area. Visit http://www.eldoradohillsartaffaire.com/ for more information


APRIL EVENTS

Songs for a Lifetime with Sacramento Master Singers MAY 17, 8PM

Let the beautiful voices and unpatrolled talent of Sacramento Master Singers inspire you this spring. Spend and evening out participating in this celebration of the tides of life. You can purchase tickets online at http:// www.mastersingers.org

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Wicked

Electric Run Sacramento

MAY 28-JUN 15

MAY 30, 8PM

Don’t miss out on this twist of Dorothy in Oz and the musical masterpiece that is Wicked. Tickets are available online for the Sacramento Community Center Theater rendition of this Broadway classic at http://www.californiamusicaltheatre.com/events/wicked/

Come out to Cal Expo for a 5K filled with friends, music, and electric entertainment. Run through a multi-colored lighted course filled with neon trees and glow sticks. It’s a great time to let loose and let your creativity shine. To register visit http://electricrun.com/sacramento

Wine, Dine, and Silent Auction MAY 18

Enjoy a wide selection of samples from Folsom’s finest restaurants and local wines from right here in the foothills. This event is held by the Folsom Rotary Community program to benefit the Folsom Literacy Scholarships for Sacramento locals. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to give back and sip wine. Tickets are $45 at the door and the event will be located at the Folsom Community Center. Visit: http://www.clubrunner.ca

Roseville Fiestaval MAY 25

Enjoy Grammy winning artists and amazing local food vendors in the Vernon Street Town Square. This concert is held to benefit the Three Children’s Charities, Blue heart International, Big Brother Big Sisters, and many more. Get tickets now at http://loslobosconcert.com

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ETIQUETTE

FINAL THOUGHT CINCO DE MAYO TRADITIONS

Cinco De Mayo BY EMILY VERBECK

TRADITIONS

Pop the tequila and celebrate this monumental day in Mexican history right. This month pull out all the stops in your Cinco De Mayo party as people all around the United States and Mexico commemorate Mexican heritage and victory over the French. Whether you’re in the mood for spicy mole or you’re ready to don a sombrero, it’s important to honor this beautiful holiday in proper spirit and due respect. From incorporating the right colors to making a killer margarita, celebrate May 5th with style and spice.

Consider COLOR

Green, Red and White are much more than colors that make up the Mexican flag. They symbolize a respect for our neighboring nation. Incorporating these patriotic colors into your party will set the perfect mood and theme. Try hanging flags, using green and red cutlery, or even request that your guests wear their most patriotic outfit. Prizes for costumes are sure to inspire even the least enthusiastic partygoer.

A Fiesta TO REMEMBER

While there is a heritage to celebrate, everyone wants to be known for throwing the best party. Celebrate Cinco De Mayo right by doing a little research and a lot of planning. A little mariachis and a lot of authentic food will not only bring the party spirit but also keep your guests satisfied and ready to dance.

Margaritas MANIA

This classic drink is sure to be your best bet for cocktail hour. With countless recipes and a wide selection of mixable flavors, you can blend or pour over ice to get your party started. The key to the best margarita always consists of fresh ingredients like limes or mangos and cold tequila. Also, don’t skimp on the salt. Word to the wise hosts; keep the pitchers flowing and cups chilled. You’re in for quite a fiesta.

Credible COCINA

Plan your menu around local ingredients and plan a head. Being proactive will set your party apart. When all is said and done, if the rest of your party tanks, good food will keep your guests mouths and bellies stuffed to satisfaction. If all else fails, you can be confident that authentic Mexican cuisine will keep your party living on in memory long after the tequila runs out. Some traditional Cinco De Mayo favorites include spicy mole, red enchiladas, and empanadas for excellent deserts. Also, keep lost of dips and chips to tide even the most critical guest over.

Post the PIÑATA

While we mentioned keeping it colorful, there is more to your party than incorporating red, white, and green. Include simple things like colorful carnations and handmade tercitas flowers to transport the party right to Mexico City. Furthermore, piñatas and serapes are traditional accents that show you really made the effort. The devil is in the details, so make sure you think ahead and incorporate the little stuff for the best fiesta ever. Ole! 72

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