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Our experienced rehabilitation team is committed to providing outstanding results and excellent quality of care. Residents are empowered through individualized programs to reach goals of increased independence and ability. Resident families are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions, caregiver education, and training. Our therapy departments offer a variety of services.

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Our Residents enjoy our fine dining program, overseen by Stacy Brackbill, Dietary Supervisor. The menus are posted daily and substitutes provided on an individual basis. Therapeutic diets are provided per RD recommendations and Physician orders. Meals are enjoyed in our Bell Tower Cafe where our residents and guests are served freshly prepared meals, restaurant style, on our fine quality china and crystal stemware in a casual, but elegant environment.

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A positive and uplifting atmosphere can set the tone for a resident’s stay. Western Slope Health Center employs outgoing and friendly professional staff to create social programs and activities. They often specialize activities to match the capabilities and needs of each resident. This also has a powerful impact in the healing process. Whether you stay with us for a few prescribed days following surgery, or for a more indefinite time frame, we want you to feel better. Our staff members are committed to helping you reach your highest level of independence. For more information, visit our website at: westernslopehealthcenter.com

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ike the clothing we dress ourselves in, the décor that adorns the rooms of our homes says a lot about who we are. Do you like the story yours is telling? Is your home in need of an injection of personality? Move over Pinterest, this month Megan Wiskus shares “Your home her compilation of 50should tell plus interior design the story trends and cool décor of who you items for the now— are, and be a collection all gleaned from of what you the brains of local love.” design experts—in —Nate our feature, “Interior Berkus Inspirations.” Warning! If you’re hungry, you should probably skip over The Hit List this month—our rundown of “5 Local Pasta Favorites” will leave you drooling. Seriously, I can smell the garlic now and can’t wait to try these popular noodle-filled plates as I make my way around town. Keep this tally in your back pocket for when you’re in need of dinner plans and a dish that won’t disappoint. Feeling an adrenaline dump after the holidays and want some fresh air? For happenings close to home, don’t miss perusing FYI, What’s Up and the Calendar—we’ve got a plethora of details for what to do when you think you have nothing to do. Until next month, show some love…to the place you call home, and oh yeah, to your valentine, too! Happy February! — Desiree

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Q: Can astigmatism be corrected, and do eye exercises help? A: Astigmatism causes blurred or distorted vision at all distances. Like nearsightedness or farsightedness, it can be corrected with glasses, contacts or refractive surgery. Soft contact lenses are the most popular option for correction, and patients can find various contact lens options, depending on their visual needs. Unfortunately, eye exercise programs that claim to reduce the need for glasses and contacts don’t have any scientific evidence to show they work. It boils down to the eye’s anatomy—problems with how the eye is shaped contribute to nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Eye exercises cannot change the shape of an eye, nor reverse the effects of aging on the eye. —Dr. Jennifer Wademan, OD Bidwell Optometry 2545 East Bidwell, Suite 160, Folsom 916-983-0896, bidwellvisionsource.com

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Carpets need steam cleaning or “HWE” (hot water extraction). To reduce excessive moisture, vacuum extremely slowly to remove dry soil; average-sized living rooms should take 1520 minutes to vacuum. Thorough vacuuming means less water will be used during the cleaning process. We recommend using your own vacuum and not the carpet cleaner’s. Choose a carpet cleaning company with “up-to-date,” powerful “truck-mounted” machines—one that uses rotary extractors (for deeper cleanings) and large air movers (to pick up and blow moisture off the carpet). Meanwhile, crack windows at each end of the house to get moisture out of the home. —Dean Carter, Owner Carter’s Carpet Restoration 4911 Windplay Drive, Suite 1A, El Dorado Hills 916-933-7807, carterscarpet.com February 2016 - stylefedh.com 9

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what’sup Dorado Hills Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more info, visit edcgov. us/humanservices...El Dorado Hills welcomed Cater Galante Orthodontics to 4944 Windplay Drive with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration last month. Doctors Cater and Galante also have practices in Rocklin and Grass Valley. For a list of services, visit luvmysmile. com...El Dorado Hills Brewing Company

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The Folsom Symphony has changed its name to Folsom Lake Symphony, as it better reflects the orchestra’s increasing popularity and success beyond the borders of Folsom. Nothing else about the Symphony will change—it will still bring beautiful classical music to audiences of all ages. Experience the magical sounds of the orchestra during their February 13 show, Romance and Destiny, with special guest violinist Livia Sohn at the Harris Center.

Unfettered Spirit by Demetra Theofanous

Congrats to the Oak Ridge Junior Trojans who dominated the Sacramento Youth Shrine Bowl on November 21 at Sacramento City College’s Hughes Stadium. Benefitting Shriners Children’s Hospital, Junior Trojan representative players included Sean Gatson, Avant Jacobs, Evan Robinson and Nicholas Scalise. All four students were selected to represent the California team in Orlando at the CaliforniaFlorida Youth Shrine Bowl on December 5 and the California-Sweden Youth Shrine Bowl on December 6; California beat Florida 8-9 and Sweden 53-6.

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Be sure to check out the Gallery at 48 Natoma’s newest exhibit Through the Trees, which runs through March 10 and features glass sculptures from Demetra Theofanous and Dean Bensen, as well as fiber art from Marjan Kluepfel. (875 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 1) invites you to socialize, mingle and network on February 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at their ribbon cutting and Business Connects

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Hands4Hope recently held a multitude of winter-based activities and outreaches, including a Blanket Making Party, Warm and Fuzzy Drive and Winter Boutique. Thanks to materials donated by JoAnn Fabrics in Folsom, over 90 nosew fleece blankets were distributed to the homeless and partner agencies that serve children, patients and seniors; and over 5,000 warm necessities (clothing, shoes, socks, coasts, scarves, etc.) from the Warm and Fuzzy Drive stocked the sixth annual Winter Boutique, where local foster, kinship and lowincome families were invited to shop. All remaining items were distributed to Hands4Hope’s homeless outreaches, Twin Lakes Food Bank and Green Valley Community Church. For more info about Hands4Hope and volunteer opportunities (open to youth in grades K-12), visit hands4hopeyouth.org. Mixer. A raffle drawing (proceeds benefit the El Dorado Hills Chamber Scholarship Fund), food and cocktails will be on tap...The Folsom Library is holding English Language C o nve r s a t i o n C l u b m e e t i n g s eve r y Wednesday and Thursday this month. The club is a fun, relaxing place for adults learning the English language to practice talking with native speakers. For more info, visit folsom. ca.us...The California Product Stewardship Council and its “Don’t Rush to Flush, Meds in the Bin We All Win” program announced last month that it has added a new medication collection bin at the City of Folsom’s Police Department at 46 Natoma Street...Folsom recently welcomed two new cycling studios. True North, featuring 45-minute classes of fat-burning cardio and co-founded by Heather Hayes and Nicole Prine—opened at 220 Blue Ravine Road and promises to help people transform their minds and bodies. LAB: Cycling, Body, Data—opened by Jared Ellison at 6610 Folsom-Auburn Road—invites people to bring in their own bikes for a unique, holistic fitness experience. Bikes are hooked up and pedaled on (in place) in front of a “smart trainer,” which captures your heart rate, data, etc. For more info on both studios and class times, visit truenorthcycle.com and strongerbetter.me...On February 6, Leap Yoga (1725 Iron Point Road) in Folsom is hosting a “Yoga for Cancer Recovery” workshop. From 12:30-3:30 p.m., Karen Miscall-Bannon and Butch Mitchell will share their stories, explore thoughts and ideas about cancer, and discuss what it means to be a cancer survivor, with the idea of using yoga and breath as one of the tools in healing. Appropriate for all levels. To register, visit leapyoga.net...That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Food & Drink feature. — Rachel Meeker

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two decades, eventually attaining the rank of captain. Since his honorable discharge in 1974, Whiten has remained a strong advocate for veterans’ causes. He’s the founder of the Serrano Salute to Valor, an annual golf tournament that raises funds to provide veterans with educational scholarships and other assistance. For this and other efforts, Whiten was recently named El Dorado County’s Veteran of the Year. “There’s a lot of need, more than most people understand,” he explains, pointing out that many veterans—despite help from the GI Bill—do not have enough money for books or other living expenses while attending college. “We fill in some holes in their coverage and hopefully make their lives a little better.” — Amber Foster

FAVORITES Author/writer: Tom Clancy (fiction); Stephen Ambrose (non- fiction) Escape: Fly fishing in Yellowstone Guilty pleasure: Chocolate chip ice cream Meal in town: Serrano Country Club Local landmark: Lake Tahoe Movie: Lonesome Dove Musician/band: Dean Martin, ABBA, Bee Gees

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FUN FACTORY PRESCHOOL: AGES 3-4 This popular program has served Folsom families for more than 20 years, with classrooms at the Folsom Community Center and at the Folsom Sports Complex. Children may enter the program at age three and continue the following year, or attend a single year. Classes for fouryear-olds are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and for three-year-olds on Tuesdays and Thursdays; the program follows the FCUSD instructional calendar (but doesn’t observe the staff development days). Fun Factory teacher Ms. Kay describes the program as “a good balance of developmentally appropriate curriculum in a play-based setting.” Typical daily activities include small-group stations, arts and crafts, carpet time for songs and stories, outdoor exercise, and a snack break; theme days, holiday celebrations and occasional off-site field trips take place throughout the year.

Presidential Trivia In honor of Presidents’ Day on February 15, and the many legendary leaders of this great country, take a moment to test your knowledge with these historic questions.

1. Who was the only president to serve more than two terms? 2. Who was the oldest elected president? 3. Who was the first president to live in the White House?

4. Who issued the Emancipation Proclamation?

KINDERGARTEN READINESS: AGES 4-5 The Hinkle Creek Nature Center provides a unique setting for this program with a curriculum focused on preparing students for grade school with social and academic skills. Kindergarten Readiness teacher Ms. Aileen says her joy as a teacher “is to know I’ve done my best to prepare students to be kind, make good decisions, and be a good friend and role model.” Classes take place Mondays through Thursdays each week starting in September and continuing through May. Kindergarten Readiness focuses on pre-reading skills including alphabet sequence and phonics, plus verbalization of facts and concepts.

PRESCHOOL SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES Folsom Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs that are designed to introduce little ones ages two and older to fundamental activity skills while also encouraging parent participation. Classes include Spanish immersion, ballet, dance and creative movement, soccer, taekwondo, tennis and basketball. The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary offers a story time gathering, featuring special zoo puppets and an introduction to a live zoo animal, at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month. The Folsom Sports Complex offers Little Friends Open Gym, a drop-in preschool playtime, from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays. — Lesley Miller To learn more about the Fun Factory and Kindergarten Readiness programs, visit the classrooms between 4-6 p.m. at the March 2 Open House. Registration for the 2016 school year takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on March 9 at the Folsom Sports Complex. For more information, contact Sarah Trobee at 916-355-8355 or strobee@folsom.ca.us. To register for preschool sports and activities, visit webtrac.folsom.ca.us. 16 stylefedh.com - February 2016

5. How many future presidents signed the Declaration of Independence?

6. Who is the only president to resign from office? 7. Who is the only president to earn his master’s of business administration? 8. Which president worked at BaskinRobbins as a teenager? 9. What president said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”?

10. Who is the only president that was a successful Hollywood actor? — Allyson Ashmore ANSWERS POSTED AFTER THE 1ST OF THE MONTH AT STYLEFEDH.COM.

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FEBRUARY 5 & 12 DADDY & ME VALENTINE DANCE Fathers and their daughters (ages three and up) are invited to get gussied up and head to the CSD Gym from 6-8 p.m. on February 5, and from 7-9 p.m. on February 12, for a night out—complete with photos (available for purchase), a dessert bar and, of course, dancing! Pre-registration ($12 per person) is required. NOTE: February 12 is the start of a holiday weekend. Please keep this in mind when registering to avoid any refund/transfer fees. For more information about this event and others, visit edhcsd.org or call 916933-6624.

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ANGEL HAIR PASTA POMODORO AT FOLSOM TAP HOUSE

“The Angel Hair Pasta Pomodoro (with added prawns) at Folsom Tap House is the best thing that’s happened to noodles since cheese. My mouth waters from the freshness of the tomatoes, garlic, shallots, herbs and grilled shrimp; mixed together, it creates a richness of flavors and is perfection on a plate.” folsomtaphouse.com

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“If you’re looking to please your taste buds, the Fresh Salmon and Pappardelle Pasta from Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro will do the trick. A hearty amount of salmon (no skimping here) is sautéed with scratch-made noodles, leeks, shallots, capers, tomatoes, spinach, dill and Meyer lemon cream sauce, resulting in a meal that’s the perfect mix of light and indulgent.” bacchushousebistro.com

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Age of Folsom’s Ashland Station. Established in 1860, it’s the oldest freight station west of the Mississippi. It originally stood at the corner of Folsom-Auburn Road and Greenback Lane, and in 1972 was transported across the Rainbow Bridge to its current location next to the Folsom Chamber of Commerce.

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Age of the Granite Center School on Mormon Street, which was completed in 1912; in December, the Folsom Historic Home Tour celebrated the school’s century birthday. Architect George C. Sellon—California’s first state architect—designed it, in addition to San Quentin Prison and Sacramento’s first skyscraper, the Cal-West building on J Street (now home to the Citizen Hotel). and more.

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Age of the Orangevale Avenue Bridge, which was designed by Sacramento County Surveyor Drury D. Butler, the man who also built the 12th Street Bridge and the Rainbow Bridge. There are 38 bridges still in use today that were erected by Sacramento County during Butler’s time in office…and that, folks, is how you build a bridge.

“The best pasta dish in Folsom is the traditional Spaghetti from Visconti’s Ristorante! Delicious handmade noodles serve as a vehicle for mouthfuls of the most amazing marinara ever—it’s flavorful, fresh and simply perfect.” viscontisristorante.com

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“The Baked Meat Lasagna from Dominick’s NY Pizza & Deli is the closest thing you’ll find to homemade Italian lasagna—words fail. Bellissima!” dominicksmarketdeli.com/ folsom

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Looking for a guilt-free start to Super Bowl Sunday? Offering you an opportunity to proactively work off the chips and dip you’re bound to eat, the Sacramento Running Association (SRA) hosts the California Family Fitness Super Sunday Races on the morning of February 7. Runners of all ages and abilities can sign up for the 5K or 10K, and kids can take part in a 1K or a peewee 40yard dash. The races all start and end on Sacramento State’s football field. “What really sets us apart is that we’ve integrated the theme into just about everything,” says Ellen Moore, executive director with the SRA. “To finish on 18 stylefedh.com - February 2016

the football field is really exciting. We’ve got a big inflatable football helmet [that people can run] through. The Sac State cheerleaders are cheering them on, [and we have] a postrace tailgate party where people can drink beer and eat hot dogs.” The SRA is a nonprofit that not only serves elite athletes and seasoned marathoners, but also works to find new ways to encourage the community to run. So put on your eye black, headbands, jerseys or “Super Sunday” race shirts in the NFL team color of your choice, and run first before snacking later! For tickets, visit runsupersunday.org. •

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MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE AND CINDERELLA On February 2 and 3, the renowned Moscow Festival Ballet performs one of the most popular classical ballets of all time: Swan Lake, a performance composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875– 1876. The scenario, fashioned from Russian folk tales, tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. Then on the 4th, enjoy the classic fairy tale of Cinderella as they bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classical ballet. harriscenter.net

ESCANABA EN DA MOONLIGHT

In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, Escanaba en da Moonlight spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben Soady goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book. The hilarious play hits the stage at Sutter Street Theatre. sutterstreettheatre.com

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11 JAMIE DAVIS: BIG HEART BIG BAND

This evening of jazz at the Harris Center, featuring the great Jamie Davis—whose broad repertoire includes Cole Porter, Stevie Wonder and Charles Davis— benefits Powerhouse Ministries’ Residential Youth Center. Curtains open at 7:30 p.m. harriscenter.net

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DADDY AND ME VALENTINE DANCE Dads and daughters (ages three and up) are invited to dress up for a night full of memories—complete with dancing, photos and a dessert bar. Pre-registration required. eldoradohillscsd.org

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POETRY OUT LOUD COMPETITION

Head to the Imagination Theater at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. (program begins at 7 p.m.) as students from eight El Dorado County high schools perform classical and contemporary poetry works in front of trained Poetry Out Loud judges and vie for the title of county champion. 530-295-3496

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For a special Valentine’s Day treat, head to the Harris Center at 7:30 p.m. and listen to the Folsom Lake Symphony perform Glinka’s Overture, Ruslan and Lyudmila, Chausson’s Poeme, Ravel’s Tzigane and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 solos by violinist Livia Sohn. harriscenter.net

13 RACE FOR JUSTICE VALENTINE RUN/WALK

Head to Macy’s at the Country Club Plaza Mall in Sacramento for this fun run benefitting Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC). Kids and pets are welcome, and there will be an awards ceremony following the race for best-dressed participant. lsncrun.info

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INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT At 7:30 p.m., the Harris Center brings you some of the world’s best acoustic guitarists—Lulo Reinhardt, Mike Dawes, Andre Krengel and Brian Gore—to perform and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. harriscenter.net

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ART MIX: ZODIAC

The Crocker Art Museum presents a Chinese New Year celebration inspired by the famous installation of Ai Weiwei Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads. From 5-9 p.m., be entertained by a dancing Chinese lion, the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, TV illusionist Jade, music by DJ Larry Rodriguez, and an East-meets-West fashion show. Dress in red for luck and enjoy discounted food and drinks during Happy Hour from 5-6 p.m. crockerartmuseum.org/calendar-event/622

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A CHOCOLATE AFFAIR Soroptimist International of Placerville and Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills present this annual event at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 6 p.m., featuring wine tasting, appetizers, silent and live auctions and, of course, chocolate! chocolate-affair.com Be sure to check out our blog! Send your events to info@stylemg.com.

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From 5-9 p.m., you and your sweetheart can enjoy a romantic carriage ride through the streets of the El Dorado Hills Town Center and receive a special Valentine’s Day rose. edhtowncenter.com

15 PRESIDENTS’ DAY 19-28 THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Expect a whirlwind of musical fun as El Dorado Musical Theatre presents an original story where Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. Everything will change on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. harriscenter.net

21 DREAM WEDDING SHOW

In partnership with Real Weddings, this 16th annual show—from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cal Expo—features hundreds of talented wedding pros, two fashion shows and much more. The first fashion show takes place before the exhibits at 10:30 a.m. dreamweddingshow.com

Daddy & Me Valentine Dance photo by Whitney Kahn. A Chocolate AffairPhoto by by Menka Belgal. Other photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Wonder at the retelling of this much-loved French fairy tale in which the kind and courageous Beauty teaches the “Beast” to be gentle and good. When this maiden, of her own free will, finally declares her love, the handsome young prince, trapped in the body of the ugly Beast, is able to recover his natural form. Suggested audience is grades K-5. harriscenter.net

19-21 & 26-28 HAPPY ARMENIANS

A funny, imaginative and poignant rumination on love, war and the burdens of history, Happy Armenians upends the world order as we know it by casting Armenia as a modern empire in its parallel version of history, but when its king has only 30 more days to live, Levon, the unexpected (and unwilling) heir to the throne, must suddenly wrestle with the world’s most delicate geopolitical crises along with his budding love for the brilliant scientist, Siran. Catch one of the captivating performances at the Wilkerson Theater at R25 Arts Complex in Sacramento. calstage.org

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BAND OF THE ROYAL MARINES

Listen to popular big band hits, stimulating contemporary works and entertaining solo features at the Harris Center. In their distinguishing white helmets, the Royal Marines are celebrated for the quality of their music, visual grandeur and precision drill. harriscenter.net

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SALMON FALLS 50K Organized by Coloma River Races and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), this race starts at 8 a.m. at Magnolia Ranch Trailhead near Coloma and ends at Folsom Point State Park. The goal is to raise $40,000 dollars for JDRF. All runners will receive a lightweight jacket with the race logo and a finisher medal; top finishers will win prizes. salmonfalls50k.com

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DOG DAY PRESENTATION

Well-behaved dogs and their humans are invited to the California Welcome Center at 10 a.m. for a talk with author Debbi Preston about area hiking trails that are dog friendly. After, (at approximately 11 a.m.), Debbie McMurdie will talk about essential oils, the herbs they come from and their benefits to our pets. Attendees can enjoy dog and human cookies, along with coffee. 916-358-3700

MORE EVENTS... February 4, 11, 18 & 25 – Youth Executive League. This group of high school volunteers meets every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library to help plan events and fund-raisers for the library; open to all high school students. eldoradolibrary.org February 5 – First Friday at the Library. Stretch your brain every first Friday of the month by visiting the Folsom Public Library for a variety of fun, informative and educational activities. Meetings take place from 10-11 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room. folsom.ca.us/depts/library_services

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calendar February 5-7 – Lenaea High School Theatre Festival. Watch performances from over 60 West Coast high school theatre programs, as students are given feedback from professional theatre artists and faculty members on monologues, one-act plays, scenes, songs and designs. The weekend-long festival at Harris Center culminates with an awards ceremony. harriscenter.net February 6 – Reds, Whites and Jewels. Taste local wines and enjoy light appetizers while shopping for the perfect piece of jewelry for that special someone at the Cameron Park Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. cameronpark.org/calendar.html February 6, 13, 20 & 27 – Farmers’ Market. Come to the railroad turntable and public plaza in Historic Folsom from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and peruse (or purchase) goods from over 40 local farmers and vendors. Parking is located at 905 Leidesdorff Street. 916-806-3989

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February 9 – West Coast Songwriter’s Competition. Join West Coast Songwriters and Nicholson’s MusiCafe the second Tuesday of each month to compete for “Best Song” and “Best Performance.” Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 7 p.m. nicholsonmusic.com February 13 – All About Snakes. Lynn Tolman, reptile enthusiast and member of Northern California Herpetological Society, will bring a variety of snakes to the American River Conservancy’s Nature Center and share her knowledge of these slithering friends, while also speaking on native snakes of the valley and foothills and some species commonly kept as pets. All ages with gentle hands are welcome. arconservancy.org February 14 – An Evening with Bill Maher. Rick Bartalini presents Bill Maher’s live stand-up tour at the Sacramento Community Center Theater. This unforgettable evening of comedy by the famous comedian and TV personality starts at 8 p.m. rbpconcerts.com February 17 – Genealogy Meeting. The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting starts at 6:15 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library’s Meeting Room. Visitors are welcome; arrive 15 minutes early to speak with fellow genealogists. edhgs@yahoo.com February 18 – Team Hope Meeting. This after-school program for youth in grades K-5 meets at the Youth Center in El Dorado Hills (877 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 3) to discuss upcoming events and volunteer opportunities from 3:30-4:30 p.m. hands4hopeyouth.org February 18 – Affair of the Heart. Marshall Medical Center and the Cameron Park CSD have joined together to present this free public health event focused on heart health at the Cameron Park Community Center. Enjoy guest speakers, health screenings, healthy food samplings, wine tastings, vendors and more from 4-7 p.m. affairoftheheart.eventbrite.com February 20 – Wakamatsu Tour. Take a guided tour of the property acquired by the American River Conservancy from 10 a.m. to noon and learn about the history of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm—the first Japanese colony site established in America in 1869. With a variety of wildlife, beautiful streams and springs, and blue and live oak forest, this relaxing, educational outing is suitable for ages 12 and older. arconservancy.org

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February 21 – It’s a Wedding Affair. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, enjoy the latest in bridal fashion, workshops, live music and prizes. With over 50 vendors in attendance, every bride-to-be will find inspiration for their special day. cameronpark. org/calendar.html February 24 – Handshakes and Eggs. Join the El Dorado Hills Chamber at their breakfast mixer at Casa Ramos in El Dorado Hills from 7:30-9 a.m. Preregistration required. eldoradohillschamber.org

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outtakes Holiday Festival of the Arts December 13 / Rolling Hills Christian Church, El Dorado Hills

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This second annual show, featuring Folsom High School’s award-winning Jazz Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Orchestra performing holiday favorites, also included visual arts like dancing and painting. Proceeds benefited the Folsom High School Music Boosters. 1. Will Senechal 2. Connor Stackhouse 3. Folsom High School Jazz Choir 1 4. Folsom High School Jazz Band 1 5. Curtis Gaesser, director of the Folsom High School Music program Photos by Lisa Michele Photography

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December 19 / Lembi Park, Folsom Proceeds (a little over $3,000) from this 5K and 10K walk/run and Santa Fun Run benefited Keaton Raphael Memorial’s Family Navigator program, which provides families with the information, resources and education necessary to navigate the complexities of their childhood cancer journey. For more info, visit childcancer.org. 1. Nikki Fielitz, Justin Jackson and Olivia Jackson 2. Linda Baron 3. David Guidera 4. Denise and Burke Scruggs 5. Breezy Bochanek sings the national anthem Photos by Josh Prettyman and Judy Vanderbundt

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Bollywood Night December 19 / Russel Ranch Elementary School, Folsom

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This event raised a little over $10,000 for Project Udaan, which aims to rescue young girls from human trafficking in Asia’s largest redlight district area, Sonagachi, located in the Northeast part of India. DJ “Dhol Baaje” had the crowd dancing and Ruchi Indian Cuisine provided the food. 1. DJ Dhol Baaje’s drummer 2. Milauni Nagar, Radhika Narayan and Prashant Shenog 3. Shreya performs 4. Teens enjoy the festivities Photos by Tom Paniagua

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outtakes Historic Folsom Holiday Home Tour December 11-12 / Historic District of Folsom This year’s home tour—organized by the Murer House Foundation and the Folsom History Museum and Historical Society—featured nine charming historic sites beautifully decorated for the holidays. Within each site, attendees found art, as well as a handcrafted gift boutique at the Murer House, docents in period clothing and a special appearance from Frosty the Snowman. 1. Murer House volunteers 2. Mary Asay 3. Jim and Ruth Loughridge 4. Jim and Ruth Loughridge, Jonel Jorgensen, Kathy Rodriguez and Kim Loughridge 5. Linda McMahon, Pam McAtee, Mary Asay and Elizabeth Rae Craig-Moule

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ot every city in the U.S. is recognized around the world, but as the saying goes: Folsom is on the map. Nearly 50 years ago, an electrifying combination of a country singing star and a maximum-security prison brought the city into the limelight of international stardom. When Johnny Cash performed to inmates in the Folsom State Prison cafeteria on January 13, 1968, the artist, his career, the city of Folsom and the prison would never be the same again: The Man in Black had made an impact on the music world that still resonates today. Robert Goss, dindering re e rector of Folsom’s ag Guitar im Parks and Recreation Department had an idea. He wanted to connect the American River Bike Trail and the Folsom Lake Trail with a 2.5-mile swath through Folsom. Goss, a lifelong Cash fan, took the concept of the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience to the city council, and it was unanimously approved. “I’m lucky to have a great staff and city leadTrail map

ership with the vision to help make this happen,” Goss says. “I work with some very creative people.” Their plan is to honor and celebrate Cash for his place in Folsom history—all while advancing public art and recreational trails. “This is significant for the city,” Goss says. “The art experience tells a story about the impact Cash has had, and continues to have, on our community and prison...and how the Folsom Prison concert impacted his life and career.” In late 2014, the first phase of the project—which includes a 1.2-mile trail and a pedestrian/bike bridge that spans Folsom Lake Crossing and East Natoma Street—opened to the public. Phase two of the endeavor, slated to break ground this summer, will finish up the trail with a 1.25-mile segment on prison property. After the completion, there will be a huge fund-raising effort to bring the “art experience” to the trail. The estimated $8

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hold between 100-200 people. It’s designed for impromptu concerts or just a place for Cash fans and trail users to rest, relax and reflect. The grounds will include a series of interpretive spaces and features designed to tell the story of the famous concerts held at the prison. The Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience will be a first-class destination for the millions of Cash fans around the nation and the globe—a place to learn, listen and reflect on one of the greatest musical artists and entertainers in history.

More discussion on the public artwork that’s slated to be installed will continue next month in this two-part series. folsomcasharttrail.com

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Through March 10 – Through the Trees. Taking place at The Gallery at 48 Natoma, this exhibit will feature both fiber art by Marjan Kluepfel as well as glass sculptures by Demetra Theofanous and Dean Bensen. facebook.com/thegalleryat48natoma

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million will be raised through community events, corporate sponsorships and social media contacts. All of the art pieces are inspired by Cash and the Folsom Prison concerts, and at each end of the trail there will be a seven-foot tall guitar pick; as with the first note of a song, the pick will mark the beginning of the trail. Between, many more opportunities to be immersed in Cash’s life and music will abound. “The trail is designed to be interactive,” Goss explains. “The more you read and reflect, the deeper the storyline goes, and with it your experience.” Along with the art, the three-acre Johnny Cash Legacy Park is planned. This intimate outdoor amphitheater—with grounds reminiscent of a guitar and a 50foot tall Man in Black sculpture—will


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he decision to have cosmetic surgery is one that comes with numerous factors. While it can be a wonderful and positive change for many, there is much to consider when deciding if going under the knife is right for you. Therese Sorrentino, LMFT, in Folsom, specializes in helping people cope with the emotional effects of cosmetic surgery— both before and after. To help patients prepare, Sorrentino explains what’s most essential to a successful outcome. “By 30 stylefedh.com - February 2016

knowing oneself, a patient will be more able to partake in a successful doctorpatient relationship—one in which she or he is able to articulate their own personal motivating factors for cosmetic surgery,” she says. She’s also quick to point out that while cosmetic surgery can enhance your self-esteem, it cannot change your life. This same sentiment is echoed by Dr. Reginald Rice, who is double board certified in ENT, facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery and practices at Marshall

Plastic Surgery Center in Placerville. Making sure you have a clear understanding of the benefits and limitations of your elected surgery is one of the most important parts of ensuring a positive outcome. “This can be critically important,” Dr. Rice says. “I can perform a ‘perfect’ surgery with an excellent surgical outcome that is a complete failure from my patient’s standpoint, if the results or outcome is not what they expected.” Another essential aspect for potential cosmetic surgery patients to consider is the reality of recovery and the amount of time needed for healing. As Sorrentino explains, “After the surgery, a patient may become temporarily depressed. This can result for multiple reasons and is normal; it takes time to heal, and how you look right after surgery may not be what you expected…it can be a shock.” But both Dr. Kenneth Sumida, board certified plastic surgeon and medical director at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, and Dr. Rice agree that it’s imperative you and your surgeon be on the same page when it comes to the expected outcome. This is the best way to ensure you will be satisfied with your procedure. “Complications can happen after any surgery, but many can be avoided with good surgical planning and technique, and pre- and post-operative care,” Dr. Sumida explains. Sorrentino recommends anyone considering cosmetic surgery to seek a few sessions of counseling both before and after. Since many patients experience anxiety before surgery, a counselor can help manage any concerns and work through any self-esteem issues that may be accompanying their desire for the procedure. Therapists can also help patients postsurgery, as they often deal with intense emotional reactions to the changes in their appearance. While Dr. Rice says that only a small portion of the population seeking cosmetic surgery suffers from body dysmorphic disorder (a mental disorder that causes someone to obsess over a perceived flaw), it’s important to remember that the effects of cosmetic surgery in your life are only so far-reaching. Dr. Rice summarizes: “[With] all of the issues a patient faces in considering plastic surgery, if I had to choose the most important one, it would be that the patient understands plastic surgery will not change their life.”

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ike many successful ventures, this one started at the local coffee shop. Seeking new ways to draw customers, a coffee shop owner placed an ad in the hometown newspaper. The ad was answered by a couple who had the idea of gathering with friends every week to display their classic cars, enjoy the camaraderie and, hopefully, bring business to the coffee shop. Several Sunday afternoons and specialty coffees later, the car club earned its name: Cappuccino Cruisers. Since its inception in 1995, Ray and Chris Marchese, along with sister Patty Wyckoff, have welcomed dozens more classic car buffs to the club. They’ve also dedicated the club’s efforts to community service— collecting nearly $200,000 worth of donations over the past 21 years. The funds are donated to local organizations such as Twin Lakes Food Bank and the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. “We agreed from the start to host events that would benefit local charities,” says Ray. “Soon we discovered the local food bank, which serves many families, so we hosted 32 stylefedh.com - February 2016

two truckloads of toys and more than $300 in cash— benefited the Folsom Police Department’s “Helping Families in Need” program. The group’s weekly events have become a summertime tradition in Folsom. Each Wednesday evening from April through October, the Cruisers gather to show a collection of pre-1974 cars, trucks, street rods and customs. Free to the public, the casual cruise-in nights bring a nostalgic atmosphere to town, much like in the movie American Graffiti. “We look at our cruise-in nights as community and L to R: Jack Binning, Ray Marchese, family-oriented events, Chris Marchese, Lisa Smith and Tom Codina where you might go out to grab a bite to eat and then take a walk a toy run. When we called the food bank down memory lane,” Ray explains. “We play to tell them we had canned food, toys and rock ‘n roll music from the ’40s through the money for them, they couldn’t believe it. ’70s and some from the early ‘80s as well, They referred to us as their angels.” and give out awards and raffle prizes. Our cruise-in events have grown to be Northern California’s longest-running and largest of the kind.” One of the group’s beloved benefactors, the Folsom Zoo, is the site of their annual May Family Day event, scheduled this year for May 29. Sponsors provide funds to enable the Cruisers to purchase and give away 600 passes for families to enjoy a fun day among the animals. Two additional events that families won’t want to miss this year include Tribute America on June 29, which pays tribute to all of those who protect and serve our country, in addition to a large fund-raiser in late July to benefit local

This past December, the Cruisers held their 21st annual “Christmas is for Kids” Toy Drive where approximately 150 classic cars were on display and the event proceeds—

causes like the Zoo, Folsom Police Department’s K-9 and Mounted Patrol units, Twin Lakes Food Bank and the Folsom Public Library.

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This month, Style Magazine presents our Education Guide special advertising section. From learning centers, tutoring programs and preschools to adult education, colleges and universities, our area scores high marks for the number of ways to enlighten and be enlightened. The following are some of the area’s premier educational resources. And when you visit these businesses or schools, tell them you saw their profile in Style!

Cedar Springs Waldorf School 6029 Gold Meadows Rd. | Placerville 530-642-9903 | www.cedarspringswaldorf.org Have you ever wondered what lies behind the classroom doors of a Waldorf School? Serving children from Early Childhood through Eighth Grade, Cedar Springs Waldorf School welcomes you to visit our campus to experience our inspired teachers and students in action. Waldorf curriculum is robust in academics enriched with foreign language, music, art, physical education, drama, gardening, woodworking, handwork, and meaningful parent education. Our five-acre wooded campus is conveniently located off Highway 50 between Placerville and Shingle Springs. Call today for a personal tour and experience the difference of an education at Cedar Springs Waldorf School.

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Busy Bees Preschool is conveniently located in a quiet corner of El Dorado Hills Business Park. Serving our community since 2003, we welcome children to our school who are 2.5 years - 5 years old. Our High Quality Awarded program is structured around a framework that builds security and confidence, promotes friendships, increases knowledge and encourages curiosity. We want the children in our care to be as well prepared as possible for kindergarten - socially, emotionally and academically. Schedule a tour and you will see why we are consistently voted "Best" and "Favorite" Preschool. 916-933-3797, busybeesedh.com. Now taking registration for August 2016

If you are considering private education for your family, Golden Hills School welcomes your interest! Now in its 25th year, GHS offers small class sizes and personalized education on our secure, modern campus. We provide a comprehensive academic program, daily physical education, art, music, drama, computer science and Spanish, along with an athletic program for all students. Our early morning and evening extended day programs are used by many of our diverse families, who are significant partners in the education of their children. Join us for our Open House and Information Nights in February and visit our website for more information.

The Gift of Kids 5130 Golden Foothill Pkwy. El Dorado Hills 916-521-1835 www.thegiftofkids.net Jennifer Kelly - owner, director and teacher at The Gift of Kids has a background in education. Jennifer and her family reside in El Dorado Hills. As owner of her day-care/pre-school for the last 17 years, Jennifer says the program "prepares kids for life and school in a way never seen before". It helps to develop each child's full potential for learning. It's not a class. It's an experience with an environment where every child thrives. We promote early explorations and an affinity for lifelong learning. We offer a half day and a full day program. Take advantage of the most productive time in your child's brain development now! We offer singing, music, yoga and Spanish in each classroom. Summer camp classes start Monday, June 6, 2016 with weekly fun filled themes. Adventure Club begins June 6, 2016 for ages 5-10 years. Fall sessions begin August 1, 2016 for ages 6 weeks to 10 years (we offer infant, preschool, and kindergarten before and after school). Discover a world of possibilities.

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Brighton Schools 8544 Auburn-Folsom Rd. | Granite Bay 916-791-8050 777 Levy Rd. | Folsom | 916-353-0777 405 Natoma Station Dr. | Folsom 916-985-2222 www.brightonschools.com Brighton Private School welcomes students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our private school is based on the concept of the whole child, individualizing instruction as well as finding the talents and interests of all of our students. It is taught by California Credentialed teachers to meet and exceed California Common Core standards. We also emphasize the Next Generation Science Standards with STEM. Brighton Private School provides excellent instruction through low ratios (1/1214 for Kindergarten, and 1/18 for First grade and higher). Our school provides advanced instruction on all standards as well as a strong focus on well rounded, extra curricular subjects. Music, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Technology, Spanish (intensive, immersion program), Community Projects, Character Building, monthly field trips and meals are all included in the tuition. Our school is located on a 10 acre sports park. For more information, please contact our Head of School, Christa Green at 916-985-2222 or christa@brightonschools. com. Visit our website for more information about Brighton Schools www.brightonschools.com. Call our Preschool location, 777 Levy Road, Folsom, at 916-353-0777.

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Coloma Outdoor Discovery School’s Family Adventure Camp takes place on the banks of the South Fork of the American River at the Coloma Resort, adjacent to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Coloma Resort provides nearly one mile of river frontage camping that will please tent, trailer, and motor home campers alike. Families can choose whatever overnight accommodation will best suit their needs; from luxurious cabins or comfortable bunkhouses to tent sites… even bring the family RV!

It’s an adventure for all ages! Families will experience an unforgettable three days and two nights, making memories that will last a lifetime! Overcome fears and build self-esteem on our High Ropes Challenge course! Imaginary scenarios will be created to provide relationship and trust building opportunities as families plan, make decisions, experiment and communicate. Afternoons and evenings will provide time to test survival skills, archery, gold panning, crafts and fun around the campfire! Of course, there will be plenty of time spent on

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience to share an adventure with the whole family! Visit www.cods.org or call 530-957-9002 to register.

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money their total.” Worse yet? “They will have to start all over again in saving for retirement, and they will have lost time that will cost them more in additional contributions if they want to catch up.”

Mistake 3 / Thinking Retirement Saving is a ShortTerm Plan “You have to commit to a long-term savings plan and not worry about the shortterm fluctuations,” says Barrientos. While your retirement savings may go up and down, every dollar counts. Start early and make regular investments, even if contributions are as low as three percent of your income.

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“That’s free retirement money in the bank, assuming you stay with your employer long enough to be fully vested,” says Lee. “You want to make contributions at least up to your company match.”

Mistake 5 / Not Being Aware of Alternative Retirement Plans Even without employer retirement plans, you still have savings options. “You can contribute into traditional or Roth IRAs and you have the ability to do so by April 15, 2016, to make it eligible to be applied for the 2015 tax year,” says Lee.

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Mistake 6 / Withdrawing Contributions When Changing Jobs

Mistake 1 / Waiting Too Long to Get Started

Withdrawing money now “will result in the full amount being taxed along with additional penalties from IRS and your resident state,” says Lee, who recommends leaving your money in the same plan, if allowed, or rolling it over into another IRA for more investing options and flexibility.

It’s never too soon to start saving. “Because retirement for many is over 3040 years away, we see a lot of individuals thinking they’re too young to start so they delay signing up for an employer plan,” says Barrientos, which could mean missing out on matching contributions and having to catch up later.

Mistake 2 / Cashing Out Early Don’t treat your retirement like a piggy bank, notes Barrientos. He says using your retirement money for non-retirement expenses before age 59-and-a-half means you’ll be “subject to taxes and penalties, which average around 30-50 percent of

Mistake 7 / Gambling with Your Retirement Your retirement account should be in a diversified portfolio, says Barrientos. “Many individuals who manage their own investments think they can use their retirement funds and ‘play the market,’” he says, noting bad investment decisions could impact the success of your retirement plan.

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Home isn’t only where the heart is, but where we gather with loved ones to entertain, eat, sleep, chill and play, so it’s imperative that no matter how small or large your living quarters may be, the space feels sophisticated and uniquely you. Deck your halls in style this year by taking the lead from local interior decorators and remodelers who share what’s new and what’s next in the domain of home design.

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INSPIRATIONS BACK TO BASICS 

White and grey is such a stronghold in design because of its inclusion of classic white, which is timeless, and the many available tones of grey. The combination is calming, simple, clean and beautiful; plus, it works with interiors that are modern, traditional and transitional.

The impact walls with dimension, texture and depth can make on a room is tremendous and, done correctly, can be more impactful than a great piece of art and often even replace the need for it. • Stikwood (reclaimed wood for your walls) gives an authentic texture and feel to a space, makes a great impact, and is easy to install. • The dimensional quality of 3D Wall Panels by Inhabit Living makes a real architectural statement, and being paintable makes is customizable for the space. • The Peel and Stick Wall Mural by Eazy Wallz is a wonderful treatment that makes a very dramatic impact with hundreds of visual options.

 FLOOR IT

TODD PEDDICORD, INTERIOR DESIGNER OWNER OF TODD PEDDICORD DESIGNS, FOLSOM, 916-996-7641, TODDPEDDICORD.COM

Wood Grain Tile, Africa series by Arizona Tile is a unique product that allows one to get the wood look with the durability and waterproof quality of tile.

TAKE A SEAT 

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller is the quintessential mid-century modern piece to own and works in virtually any décor.

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Photo of Todd Peddicord by Dante Fontana. Todd Peddicord trend and product photos by Trevor Glenn.

 WONDER WALL


Michelle Boyle and Jennifer Fagalde photos by Dante Fontana. California Chic Staging + Design trend and production photos by Colby Barrett of CB Photography. Coast On and Pillow Talk photos courtesy of West Elm. Bronze Age photo courtesy of respective company. The Right Light and Counteroffer photos by PhotographerLink, fred@photographerlink.com. Hippy Vibes photo courtesy of Currey and Campany.

TREES PLEASE  You can’t open a design magazine, website, blog or walk into a design-savvy restaurant or store without seeing a fiddle-leaf fig tree. Thankfully, these beauties don’t only spruce up a space, but are relatively low-maintenance too.

 MIX IT UP From hardware and lighting to furniture and décor, gold and copper metals will be huge this year!

SING THE BLUES 

Whites and pinks will be big this year but blue, navy, indigo and denim shades are everything!

 COAST ON

Geo is everywhere you turn, and these Agate Coasters (set of 4) from West Elm are simply amazing!

MICHELLE BOYLE, OWNER OF CALIFORNIA CHIC STAGING + DESIGN, ROSEVILLE, 916-872-4600, CALIFORNIACHICDESIGN.COM

PILLOW TALK 

Texture is everything, and these Mongolian Lamb Pillows from West Elm are heaven!

BRONZE AGE 

We know gold is making a comeback, but copper is a nice transition for those not quite ready to jump back into the ’80s and ’90s. Adding a few accessories—copper bowls, candleholders or a table, such as this Cuff Cocktail Table by Global Views—can be a nice addition to break up all wood tones in a space.

 THE RIGHT LIGHT

Replacing a tired light fixture with a contemporary, futurist-inspired piece, such as this Rondure Pendant Light by Uttermost works like a charm—even in transitional and traditional spaces. Lighting really sets the tone of a room and can be an important focal element.

HIPPY VIBES 

Leather fringe of the ’70s is making a comeback in the home, from pillows to light fixtures—such as this Boho Chandelier from Currey and Company—though adding a simple pillow with bright colors and patchwork designs adds an interesting pop to any space!

JENNIFER FAGALDE, ALLIED ASID, MEMBER OF NKBA, WINDOW FASHIONS CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL AND OWNER OF FAGALDE INTERIOR DESIGN, FOLSOM, 916-221-8752, FAGALDEDESIGN.COM

 COUNTEROFFER

Leathered granite countertops— an alternative to polished granite or quartz—are honed, rough and created by using wire brushes on the stone; what’s more, they hide fingerprints and smudges well!

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INSPIRATIONS

BRASS BATH 

Brass fixtures add sophistication and style to any room. We especially love them in this bathroom against the white walls and fun tile accent. This chic bath would be an amazing addition to any home.

 BOHO STYLE

Who says you can’t put a bright Turkish textile on Moroccaninspired tile? This bathroom is the perfect blend of Bohemian living, with its warm, natural elements and great mix of pattern.

WHITE IS RIGHT 

Clean, crisp, sleek and bright are just a few words that come to mind when staring at this drool-worthy kitchen. We love ourselves a white wall, and this fresh and modern space is proof that white is oh-so right.

LEYLA JAWORSKI, OWNER OF DESIGN SHOP INTERIORS, 718 SUTTER STREET, SUITE 204, FOLSOM, 916-205-8258, DESIGNSHOPINTERIORS.COM

GO FIGURE 

Geometric prints are on trend for 2016 and can be found in all categories of home décor—in both neutrals and bright colors. This is a trend you can easily incorporate into your existing space; simply buy a decorative geometric object for your tabletop, a geometric lamp or printed lampshade for your existing lamp, or add some geometric wallpaper and geometric-shaped furniture like a coffee table or side tables. I especially love these products: Avizza Table Lamp by Pacific Coast Lighting Ebony by Andrew Four-Piece Framed Graphic Art Set by Paragon Trigg Wall Vessel Large by Umbra. NOTE: Use anywhere around your home as a planter, or for storage of supplies and knickknacks. Dashiell Two Piece Sculpture Set by Vertuu Design Inc. Harmon Small Accessory and Harmon Large Accessory by Arteriors. NOTE: These look great in a bookcase, sitting on top of a stack of books or caging an orchid.

 SING THE BLUES

Blue is trending in a big way! And not just one shade of blue, either—everything from navy to one of Pantone’s color of the year: serenity. Blue can act as a neutral or as a bold statement hue. Navy has become a standard option for many upholstery manufacturers; the classic color schemes of blue and white or blue and yellow are back in a big way, too. Another option is to use many shades of blue to create an ocean of color. Scandinavian style uses dusty rose, frosty gray, soft blue/gray with untreated woods and mid-century furniture.

GLAM IT UP  Luxury and glamour go hand in hand. Expect to see wallpaper with metallic backgrounds or a pearlescent finish, lighting with lots of crystals, wood furniture with mirrored or gilded finishes, and sofas and other upholstery with deep acrylic button tufting, nailhead trims and velvet fabrics—all done with a feminine flair and some floral thrown in. Women all over the U.S. are embracing their femininity and making their homes reflect it! 44 stylefedh.com - February 2016

CANDIE HERNANDEZ, OWNER OF CONCEPT CANDIE INTERIORS, EL DORADO HILLS, 916-933-3394, CONCEPTCANDIE.COM

Leyla Jaworski and Candie Hernandez photos by Dante Fontana. Boho Style and Brass Bath photos by Chad Davies. White is right photo by Travis Turner. Harmon Small and Large Accessory photo courtesy of Arteriors. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

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 SHAPE UP

Hexagon floor tiles are an affordable approach to adding a classic or whimsical touch to any room, especially bathroom projects.

 JOIN THE TRIBE

Laura Neuman and Shelley Rodgers photos by Dante Fontana. Shape Up photo courtesy of Josha Jansen. Join the Tribe photo courtesy of Jodie Cooper. Back to Basics photo courtesy of Jason Urrutia. Fabulous Finishes trend and product photos by Danielle Love. Shine On photo © KatyaKatya/fotolia.com.

Tribal rugs never fail to warm up a contemporary space.

LAURA NEUMAN, ALLISED ASID, NKBA, INTERIOR DESIGNER AND PRINCIPAL OWNER OF PEPPERJACK INTERIORS, LOOMIS, 916-8349751, PEPPERJACKINTERIORS. COM

BACK TO BASICS 

Clean, classic lines are always trendy.

LIGHT AND BRIGHT  One of the most popular color trends is to keep it light and airy with a pop of color like a teal accent wall, chair or pillows. Large, oversized textured metallic pictures where less is more add a “wow” factor, along with engineered hardwood large planked flooring in neutral and light colors.

COLOR YOUR WORLD One of the most important things to consider in working with a designer is that the latest color palettes are only available to designers and not usually found in your local paint store. There are several associations that designers participate in or have connections to. Keeping the clients’ design goals in mind, it’s our job as professionals to make their dreams come true!

SHELLEY RODGERS, DESIGNER AND OWNER OF FABULOUS FINISHES, FOLSOM, 916-803-3289, FABULOUSFINISHESHOMES.COM

 SHINE ON Carpets, flooring, wallpaper and décor in a shiner accent of neutrals, known in the design world as “damask,” are also trending.

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INSPIRATIONS POLISHED SIMPLICITY We can achieve this look by making the classic and timeless more crisp and polished—mixing traditional with modern; mixing luxurious accessories and accents with organic material; introducing metal, glass and stone elements to timeless classics; adding saturated accent colors with refined texture and crisp solid textiles. Statement art pieces are also a must.

VINTAGE ECLECTIC This look can be achieved by adding vintage or vintage-inspired elements juxtaposed with modern elements, rich but tonal colorways, weathered or worn finishes contrasted with touches of shine and gloss, or luxurious linen and velvet textiles. All of this can only be achieved with a good foundation, such as choosing the right Oriental rug to build around.

BENCHMARK 

KAMRAN BAGHESTANIAN, INTERIOR DESIGNER AND OWNER OF URBAN 57: HOME DÉCOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN, 855 57TH STREET, SUITE E, SACRAMENTO, 916-476-6190, SACRAMENTOCAFURNITURESTORE.COM

Antiqued brass nailheads add traditional detail, while soft gray canvas, a unique wing shape and splayed nettle wood legs give this Kensington Carter Dining Bench by Four Hands a contemporary presence; also available in side chairs.

 COMFY COZY

 SACRED SPACE The formal dining room is becoming desirable again. I’m finding that with hectic schedules and busy families living in a techdriven society, we’re craving “unplugged” space and family down time. What better way to come together at mealtimes than with an updated, formal dining room?

NINA BRYAN, PRINCIPAL DESIGNER AND OWNER OF NINA BRYAN INTERIOR DESIGN, 201 WALNUT STREET, ROSEVILLE, 916-672-7508, NINABRYAN.COM

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Kamran Baghestanian and Nina Bryan photos by Dante Fontana. Benchmark photo courtesy of Four Hands. Comfy Cozy photo courtesy of Brette. Other photo courtesy of its respective company.

This tufted Brett Sofa by Robin Bruce— with its clean lines, classical nailheads and down seating—creates a high-end look with value in mind.


MAGIC CARPET 

Amy Hume and Chrstin Balzer photos by Dante Fontana. Pottery World photo courtesy of its repective company. Chair Pose, Less is More and Work Zones photos courtesy of Verellen and Haven Studio. Lights, Camera, Action photo courtesy of Visual Comfort.

Go “glocal” with these timeless and worldly alpaca rugs, crafted domestically exclusively for Pottery World from Placer County alpacas!

AMY HUME, IIDA, DESIGNER AT POTTERY WORLD, 4419 GRANITE DRIVE, ROCKLIN, 916-624-8080; 1006 WHITE ROCK ROAD, EL DORADO HILLS, 916-358-8788, POTTERYWORLD.COM

CHAIR POSE 

My favorite chair at the moment is the Faye Wing by Verellen. I love the casual yet sophisticated look of the brand whose motto is “Belgian conception. American perfection.”

 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

 LESS IS MORE Soothing color palettes with an emphasis on simplicity—especially neutral off-whites combined with soft sage or olive greens—are a top choice. The necessary interest can be achieved with contrasting materials and colors.

The brand Visual Comfort offers something for every taste and has exceptional quality and timeless style.

CHRISTIN BALZER, OWNER AT HAVEN STUDIOS, EL DORADO HILLS, 916-256-2580, HAVENSTUDIOS.COM

WORK ZONES  Instead of the work triangle, it becomes more and more common to utilize work zones in today’s kitchens. If you like to entertain, you know how important it is to give your guests a place to hang out and perch while you’re preparing food. It’s even better when there’s extra workspace for them to help.

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INSPIRATIONS  SQUEAKY CLEAN

ACCESSIBLE SHOWER 

Universal design, which allows for accessibility by all, should be considered in all design discussions. Barrier-free showers without a shower dam to step over will allow people to stay in their homes longer. Safety considerations, such as grab bars—which can be decorative and not commercial looking—allow for protection, functionality and help with access in and out of tub areas or showers. A tile floor border around the shower and smaller tiles within the shower visually enhances where the bathroom floor ends and the shower area begins—a visual cue that’s helpful to everyone, not just those who are visually impaired.

 FLOOR IT

Wood-look tiles are functional and attractive, providing the look of real wood in a durable, more-easily maintained surface (i.e. no scratches from pets, easily mopped). In addition, many of these tiles have textured surfaces, thus providing for no-slip surfaces in “wet” locations. Install these tiles in all areas of the home and adjacent to other existing tile surfaces (entryways, kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms). The new and existing tile floors can flush out with each other, so no floor transitions or raised moldings are required between rooms, thereby allowing for ease of movement without trip hazards.

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KENT EBERLE, MASTER CERTIFIED REMODELER (MCR), CERTIFIED AND BATH REMODELER (CKBR), UNIVERSAL DESIGN CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (UDCP), CERTIFIED AGINGIN-PLACE SPECIALIST (CAPS) AND OWNER AND PRESIDENT OF EBERLE REMODELING, 7958 ENTRANCE STREET, FAIR OAKS, 916-369-6518, EBERLEREMODELING.COM

SHOWER POWER 

Even lowbarrier shower entries facilitate getting in and out of them. Utilizing a coved, Corian shower pan with a small lip at the shower entry is easily maintained (i.e. no grout) and less costly, since there is no need to re-frame the floor or jackhammer out concrete to lower the floor.

Kent Eberle photo by Dante Fontana. Squeaky Clean photo by Dave Adams. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

Capturing space from adjacent areas can allow for increased functionality; for example, taking closet space from an adjacent room can allow for a roomy steam shower. Tiles are getting larger and longer, which means less grout and less maintenance, as well as a great look! Bench seats—whether corner seats, fold-down seats, or blocking installed between wall studs (for future installation)—should be considered in showers for increased functionality. Handheld showerheads on “slidebars” allow for adjustment and flexibility of use by all bathers and can double as safety grab bars.


Samatha Crow and Anne Sacco photos by Dante Fontana. Deck the Halls photo © astragal/fotolia.com. Mix and Mingle photo © ADENINO OTARI/fotolia.com. Grey Days photo © Oleksandr Moroz/fotolia.com. Everything Old photo by Trevor Glenn Photography. Metal MIxtures photo courtesy of Arteriors. Don’t by a Wallflower photo © Mihalis A/fotolia.com.

DECK THE WALLS 

Not only does wallpaper add a statement, but it brings in visual energy as well as another layer of texture and depth to any room, too. If you’re nervous to commit, I suggest using it on one wall, possibly the one the sofa backs up to, or a piece of furniture that needs a little extra attention to make the “pop” you want to see in the room. Other great places include areas in your home where you aren’t always in, such as powder rooms or dining rooms.

 MIX AND MINGLE It’s bling like you’ve never seen! Gone are the days of “matchy matchy” and in comes a new wave of mixing metals. Your jewelry isn’t the only one that gets to have fun anymore in this department; now you will find spaces decorated with multiple metals, offering a new look to the standard monochromatic style.

SAMANTHA CROW, PRINCIPAL DESIGNER AND OWNER OF JUXTAPOSED INTERIORS, ROCKLIN, 916-719-3681, JUXTAPOSEDINTERIORS.COM

GREY DAYS  Grey is the new black. Taupe also has a very strong hold in the market. Both grey and taupe are being used as neutrals to ground a room, regardless of the style.

 EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN Traditional and modern architecture and interiors are back! As people have moved away from the Tuscan trend, they are moving to one of these designs or a blend of both, which is called transitional. One of my favorite things to do is take something old and make it look new with the use of updated textiles or color.

METAL MIXTURES  To keep things interesting, people are mixing their metals. For example, they might have polished nickel or brass lighting like this Zanadoo Large Chandelier by Arteriors, or antique brass drawer pulls.

ANNE SACCO, OWNER OF ANNE SACCO INTERIORS, 1121 WHITE ROCK ROAD, SUITE 206, EL DORADO HILLS, 916-769-0809, ANNESACCOINTERIORS.COM

 DON’T BE A WALLFLOWER Wallpaper is back and it’s better than ever—elegant, casual and natural with endless possibilities.

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INSPIRATIONS ROSY OUTLOOK 

I predict a lot of beautiful, soft and radiating pink/rose quartz (Pantone’s color of the year!) mixed with warm metals like copper and rose gold. I especially love this Dornbracht Cyprum Kitchen Faucet in rose gold.

FIGHT FOR YOUR WHITE I feel there will be a turn away from cool grey tones on walls; my clients are loving ivory, bone, creamy whites…and comfort!

FROM THE GROUND UP Pattern floors—whether it’s a herringbone wood floor, painted hardwood or cement tiles—are all the rage.

MOLLY ERIN CARTER, CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNER, LEED AP, NCIDQ CERTIFICATE NO. 28323 AND OWNER OF MOLLY ERIN DESIGNS, 319 MAIN STREET, SUITE 2, PLACERVILLE, 530-651-3891, MOLLYERINDESIGNS.COM

 MIX AND MINGLE

 ORGANIC SOPHISTICATION Organic sophistication, one of our most anticipated trends for 2016, focuses on the great outdoors with lux outside furniture and natural elements. To curate an outdoor oasis, look to the Kerrie Kelly Design Lab for Guildery’s Mod Monet Throw Pillows, available in different shapes and sizes for your lounging pleasure. With natural repetition and bold coloring, the Mod Monet fabric is perfect for your stylish soiree this coming spring.

CURATED CARAVAN 

Twenty-sixteen is the year of fanciful patterns and splashes of color, and what better way to celebrate the new year than with beautiful pillows to match? Based on one of our most loved trends for the year, the Kerrie Kelly Design Lab for Guildery’s La Bonne Fete Fabric is a party in a pattern. Perfect on throw pillows and large upholstered pieces, this intricately layered pattern celebrates European design with a stroke of California casual.

 ART DECO

The art deco trend of 2016 is a nod to the Roaring ’20s and its placeholder as the most elegant and electric period of history. Add a bit of deco to your space with the Kerrie Kelly Design Lab for Guildery’s Ciao Bella Wall Covering. Featuring interwoven geometric shapes and stark coloring, this pattern is perfect for a powder room or entryway.

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KERRIE KELLY, ASID, INTERIOR DESIGNER, AND OWNER OF KERRIE KELLY DESIGN LAB, 5704 ELVAS AVENUE, SACRAMENTO, 916706-2089, KERRIEKELLY.COM

Molly Erin and Kerrie Kelly photos by Dante Fontana. Molly Erin Designs trend and product photos courtesy of their respective companies. Kerrie Kelly trend and product photos courtesy of Guildery.

Modern is here to stay, but I do think 2016 will move toward mixing very modern with very classical elements. Quartz countertops are the new granite, but mixing with a classic marble will always be stunning, while a reflective surface makes a bold statement.


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Piggyback Ribs Smoky-Sweet BBQ Perfection by Jeremy B. Neely // photos by Dante Fontana

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here are many schools of thought when it comes to barbecue, and some folks tend to get a bit dogmatic about it (I’m looking at you, Texas). I try to keep it simple and not worry what the BBQ zealots say. For me, I focus on two key characteristics: texture and taste. If the meat is tender (but not mushy) and the flavor is smoky and pleasing, I’m a happy camper;

…the ribs were everything I hoped for: tender, flavorful, smoky, messy and awesome.

by itself—tender chicken breast with a BBQ-style dressing on top of a good garden salad—while the ribs were everything I hoped for: tender, flavorful, smoky, messy and awesome. The crust was just right, and the juicy pink meat came off the bone with the perfect amount of gentle tugging. The house BBQ sauces were excellent too—the spicy version offering a nice vinegary zing; with or without a little extra sauce, the ribs were terrific. As far as sides, the baked beans were smoky and sweet with just a little kick, the shells and cheese were on point, the slaw was sweet and creamy, and you can’t go wrong with a deliciously moist cornbread

Half Rack of Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Chicken Salad

and I’m excited to report that Piggyback Ribs passes my “rigorous” test with flying colors. The eatery sports a clean, comfortable dining room with flat-screen TVs and plenty of space. It’s a local, family-owned operation run by Folsom residents Dave and Trish O’Brien. Their approach to barbecue involves a combination of roasting and charbroiling. When I asked if they adhere to a certain school of BBQ, the duo smiled and said that it’s “Dave’s style.” While they focus primarily on ribs—offering up baby back and spare ribs on the pork side, and single or double ribs on the beef side—you can also appease your appetite with a salad, “Piggy Dog” for the 52 stylefedh.com - February 2016

Piggyback Sampler

kids, finger-lickin’ good sides, draught and bottled beers, wines by the glass, and desserts like cheesecake and chocolate cake. When I dropped in to pick up a few bites, I grabbed the Piggyback Sampler (baby back ribs, spare ribs and beef ribs with two regular sides), a half rack of baby back ribs (includes two regular sides), and a BBQ chicken salad. The salad was a meal

muffin slathered in butter and honey. So when you get a hankering for some succulent smoky-sweet perfection, drop into Piggyback and get a half rack…or three. You’ll be happy you did.

Piggyback Ribs, 25004 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 121, Folsom, 916-985-4711, piggybackribs.net.


restaurantguide Featuring restaurants and eateries in El Dorado Hills and Folsom ** = MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION POINT

EL DORADO HILLS 36 Handles

1010 White Rock Rd. (916-941-3606 or 36handles.com) British, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Healthy and authentic may sound too good to be true, but at 36 Handles you will get nothing short of that. From traditional fish and chips to certified Angus beef dishes, you’ll get a good handle on what this eatery is all about. The live bands and full bar add to the lengthy list of reasons why it’s the ideal restaurant. See ad on page 58

Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant

1121 White Rock Rd. (916-941-8787 or afghancuisine.com) Afghan/ethnic food, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ Afghan cuisine awaits you. Since 2003 Bamiyan Restaurant has offered the Sacramento and El Dorado area delicious Afghan cuisine, including specialties like Mantoo and Ashak dumplings and their awardwinning kebabs—ranging from traditional lamb, mouth-watering beef tenderloin and succulent lamb chops to unique salmon and swordfish cooked traditionally over a bed of coals. Experience 50,000 years of flavors in the restaurant’s elegant dinning room or on the spacious and scenic patio. Bamiyan has something for everyone including vegetarian and vegan.

Chantara Thai

4361 Town Center Blvd. (916-939-0389) Thai, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Red curry? Peanut curry? Spicy curry? Whatever your preference, you can find it all at this authentic Thai restaurant. Not only will you feel as though you are in the heart of Thailand with the themed décor, but you will also get your money’s worth of flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Relish Burger Bar

1000 White Rock Rd. (916-933-3111) American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ If your favorite sporting event is on, stop by to enjoy it with the delicious tasting burgers crafted at Relish—one of El Dorado Hills’ finest burger joints. With indoor, outdoor and bar seating, it offers the perfect environment for any type of day or night outing. Don’t forget to ask about their house specialty drinks at the indoor-outdoor bar. See ad on page 58

3907 Park Dr. (916-941-6310) Japanese, sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$ ➻ Since 2005, Sky Sushi has been serving fresh and tasty rolls at reasonable prices. Located in the eye-catching shopping center La Borgata, it offers a trendy atmosphere with a stylish interior. If you have that sushi craving, satisfy it with their famous “Slap Me” or “Shrimp Lover” rolls. Be sure to get a taste of the crispy tempura and the one-of-a-kind garlic edamame.

Umi Sushi

1121 White Rock Rd Ste105 (916-586-9444 or www.umisushiedh.com) Sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer, wine & sake, reservations accepted $$ ➻ From romantic evenings to a friends’ night out, Umi Sushi is the place! The super fresh fish and incredible presentation will please both your tummy and eyes. A non-sushi menu (like delicious bento boxes and udon) is offered for patrons who come along for the company and good food.

FOLSOM RESTAURANTS Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro

Casa Ramos

2222 Francisco Dr. (916-934-0800 or eatcascada. com). Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted $$ ➻ There’s no better way to spice up dinner then sipping a margarita alongside Cascada’s complimentary and oh-so creamy bean dip, chips and salsa. Cozy up by the fireplace, and dig into a plate of chile verde with corn tortillas, black beans and cilantro rice; or dive into the Pasta Mexicana. Trust me, es muy bueno!

Sky Sushi

5003 Windplay Dr. (916-933-9099). Deli, outdoor seating available $ ➻ Located in a business park, the Windplay Deli is a great place to stop by on your lunch hour. Operated by the owners themselves, they strive to create your sandwich to your preference, accommodating your likes. They offer half and half deals, a variety of soups and home-style chili.

4364 Town Center Blvd. (916-358-3733) American, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Bistro 33 brings you elegance and fine dining at its best. From the beautiful indoor lighting to the contemporary outdoor fire pits, offering a beautiful view of the fountains, it delights customers with a one-of-a-kind ambiance. Be sure to get a taste of their sweet potato fries with the signature truffle mayo or their well-known French dip sandwich.

Cascada

Executive Chef Cassie Buchholz has created a mouthwatering menu at this upscale, chic eatery. Specialties include woodfired pizza, fresh fish, hand-cut steaks and a large selection of appetizers. The romantic environment boasts four fireplaces, Italian décor and spacious outdoor patios, which contribute to its warm and classy ambience.

Windplay Deli **

Bistro 33

2023 Vine St., Suite 200, El Dorado Hills (916-9390900 or casaramos.net) Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$ ➻ If you’re a fan of cheese, try the Pollo Fundido—a rolled flour tortilla served soft or crispy and filled with chicken, then smothered in cream cheese, American cheese and guacamole. It’s a fiesta for your taste buds! In addition to traditional Mexican fare, the Ramos family also serves up heart-healthy dishes, vegetarian options and a special menu for the kiddos—many from the family’s repertoire of recipes.

Selland’s Market Café

4370 Town Center Blvd. (916-932-5025) Café/bakery, lunch/dinner/dessert, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Upon first glance, the chic setting and stunning outdoor patio overlooking the Town Center fountains will have you impressed with Selland’s. The seasonal, healthy and house-made menu items are the cherry on top! From eclectic sandwiches and hearty entrées and sides to leafy green salads and pizzas, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. Got a sweet tooth craving? A variety of desserts are offered and promise to complement your meal.

Sienna New American Grill

3909 Park Dr. (916-941-9694 or siennarestaurants. com). American, breakfast & brunch/lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$

1004 E Bidwell St., Suite 100 (916-984-7500). New American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available $$$ ➻ Bacchus is the name the Roman’s coined for Dionysus, the Greek God of wine and bountiful harvest, and aptly describes one of Folsom’s most praiseworthy eateries—thanks to their extensive wine offerings (many local) and seasonal, globally influenced dishes (think brie cheese puffs, slowroasted prime rib, and cinnamon caramel bread pudding) that utilize fresh fare from local farms. Whether seated in the expansive dining room, the wine bar or on the charming patio amongst marble statues and lush greenery, you’ll be treated like royalty. Don’t miss their Sunday Suppers. Enjoy a full menu 4-8 p.m. See ad on page 17

Back Wine Bar & Bistro

25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 150 (916-9869100) New American, dinner, Sunday brunch, takes reservations, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Featuring wines from California and beyond, Back Wine Bar & Bistro has something for every palate. With help from their knowledgeable staff, you’re bound to delight your taste buds— especially when you order their house-made bruschetta and strawberry salad, or one of their mouthwatering entrées, which change daily.

Fat’s Asia Bistro **

2585 Iron Point Rd. (916-983-1133 or lovemyfats.com) Asian bistro, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Classy & trendy ambience Fat’s specializes in

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restaurantguide Fat’s Asia Bistro continued... handmade dim sum, house-made banana cream pie (Frank Fat’s recipe) and fresh, high-quality Asian food. They have a full bar with high quality spirits and a spectacular wine list, along with patio seating featuring outdoor water features. Banquet parties are available for up to 30 people. Experience contemporary Asian cuisine in a spectacular, hip environment. See ad on page 7

Folsom Palace

1169 Riley St. (916-983-8880 or folsompalace.com). Asian, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ For the past 20 years, chef and owner Bill Zheng has been preparing dishes the healthy way, and brings a myriad of experience in the food industry. Using only natural and fresh ingredients, they offer a wide variety of lunch and dinner selections (including many specialties) in generous portions. Dine-in for a mouthful of flavorful fusion dishes all the while enjoying the classy, upscale ambiance.

Folsom Tap House

25005 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 140 (916-282-5711 or folsomtaphouse.com) American, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Choices abound at Folsom Tap House! Their extensive menu allows guests to choose from draft and bottled beers, and to create their own flight. Their food menu has options that’ll pair perfectly with whatever pint you pick. Stop by for dinner any night of the week, or enjoy a weekend lunch on the patio.

Kanpai Sushi

1013 Riley Street (916-983-7174 or facebook.com/ kanpaisushifolsom). Japanese, lunch/dinner, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, beer & wine only, happy hour $$ ➻ Kanpai is the go-to place for not only the best sushi, but also bento boxes, udon and more! At Kanpai customers will receive superior service, as well as the freshest fish around.

Land Ocean New American Grill

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2720 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-7000 or lorestaurants.com). Steakhouse/seafood, breakfast & brunch/lunch/ dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$$ ➻ At Land Ocean, you will find the best of the Land and the Sea. The culinary team has created a distinctive menu, which includes hand-cut steaks, wood-fired rotisserie, fresh seafood and more. Owners Mark and Karoline Platt have designed a warm and casual environment and an ambience that leaves you with the full effect of an upscale, luxurious dining experience.

La Rosa Blanca

402 Natoma St. (916-673-9085 or larosablancarestaurant.com). Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ You’re part of the family at La Rosa Blanca where the friendly staff is always welcoming. Fajitas, tostadas, or tortas? Making a selection could become a challenge with so much to choose from. With great tasting food, generous portions and a festive environment, you are bound to have the ultimate Mexican experience. Add live music into the mix and you have yourself the perfect Saturday evening.

Le Charenton Restaurant

916.834.3554 BoccaCatering.com

49 Natoma St. (916-292-9090 or lecharenton. com) Euro-California, dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$$

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➻ Delight all of your senses with an evening of romance and fine fare that’s topped with a touch of whimsy. Starting with fresh, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, each dish is expertly prepared and presented. The smoked salmon blini— silver dollar-sized masa cakes crowned with an adroitly stacked floret of smoked salmon, créme fraiche and American caviar—are an excellent way to start, followed by a glass of fine wine and either the duet of lamb or duck a la ménage. Bon appetit! Lotus 8

199 Blue Ravine Rd, Suite 100 (916-351-9278 or lotus8folsom.com). Chinese, lunch/dinner, beer/wine only $$ ➻ Looking for a restaurant that offers exceptional food and sleek, Asian-style décor? Look no further than Lotus 8. This eatery serves authentic Chinese food with a modern twist, such as orange chicken that manages to be both saucy yet incredibly crispy at the same time. Come for lunch when all of their dishes come with soup, salad, your choice of chow mein or fried rice, and dessert.

Mario’s Early Toast Mimosa House & Eatery

25075 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom (916-984-5200 or mariosearlytoast.com). Breakfast/brunch, full bar, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Enjoy a plate of stick-to-your-ribs good biscuits and gravy, Maui pancakes (made with macadamia nuts, bananas and coconut), the best chilaquiles in town and much more—all in warm, casual environs. To wash it all down, order the Mimosa Sampler or House Special Bacon Bloody Mary!

Mexquite Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge**

25095 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-984-8607 or mexquite.com) Mexican, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Mexquite Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge complements what the city of Folsom and the surrounding areas are creating for the environment. They provide shade, great tasting cuisine, warmth for the winter months and cooling for the summer time, while providing its neighbors and friends with outstanding service and the highest quality food and beverages. Enjoy eating out for breakfast? Mexquite now serves Mexicanstyle breakfast every Saturday and Sunday.

Piggyback Ribs

25004 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 121 (916-985-4711 or piggybackribs.net). BBQ, American, casual, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only $ ➻ Step into this family-owned eatery hungry, because their time-tested, hearty recipes— everything from shells & cheese, baked beans and honey peanut slaw to a BBQ chicken salad and fall-off-the-bone ribs—will fill your belly to the brim. All dishes are made using the finest, freshest of ingredients and cooked-to-order in casual environs.

Pronto’s Pizzeria

299 Iron Point Rd. (916-608-0720) Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, free Wi-Fi $ ➻ You haven’t tried it all unless you’ve tried a slice at Pronto’s Pizzeria. Owners Joseph and Diane Benevento came from the East Coast with the family recipes of great Italian dishes. Serving pizzas of all sizes and flavors, it is easy to have it your way. Not a fan of pizza? Not a problem. Pronto’s makes a wide variety of dishes, like baked ziti or the eggplant parmigiana, to choose from.

Strings Italian Café

25035 Blue Ravine Rd. Ste. 120 (916-983-8815 or folsomstrings.com).


Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only $$ ➻ Strings Italian Café has been offering enjoyable and affordable Italian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere for the past two decades, and the tradition continues at their new location. Stop by on Wednesdays to indulge in the all-you-can-eat deals or enjoy one of their lunch specials any day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seniors 62 and older get 15 percent off any entrée, while kids eat free on Sundays and Mondays after 4 p.m.

Suishin Sushi **

194 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-985-8885). Japanese sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Beautifully arranged and mouthwatering sushi is the name of the game at Suishin Sushi. The use of some of the freshest ingredients, from quail egg, uni and ponzu, gives you the feeling that you’re right by the ocean. The modern, hip atmosphere leaves you at ease as you consume your fish, one roll at a time.

thaiparadisefolsom.com). Thai, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ High energy atmosphere, quality food and daily specials are some of the aspects of what makes this eatery true to its name, Thai Paradise. Voted the best in town by the locals for several years in a row, you won’t want to miss out on the refined flavors of Thai food this restaurant has to offer your taste buds. See ads on page 55 & 57

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Visconti’s Ristorante

2700 E. Bidwell St., Suite 700 (916-983-5181 or viscontisristorante.com). Italian, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ For the past two decades, Visconti’s Ristorante has given the community a taste of Italy with their truly authentic dishes, romantic setting and traditional Italian music. An award-winning restaurant, Visconti’s has been selected for being the best in town for several years in a row. Linguini con gambere (shrimp) and asparagus, and spicy rigatoni alla vodka are some of the pastas they are known for, to name a few.

Willow Café & Sweetery

13405 Folsom Blvd., Suite 950 (916-294-7805) American café, breakfast/lunch, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ The Willow Café & Sweetery proudly features a seasonal menu with local brews and wines available. The dishes highlight fresh, local and delicious ingredients, using only freerange and grass-fed meats. They offer cuisine to meet a range of dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections. See ad on page 56

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Wingstop

1115 East Bidwell St., Folsom (916-984-2000 or wingstop.com) ➻ Chicken wings, New American, beer only $$ If you’re craving fresh, flavor-packed wings, handcut seasoned fries and sides good enough to be the meal’s main attraction, then fly into Wingstop. The hardest part is picking between their classic, boneless or crispy tenders, and 12 different flavor options. Game on!

SELECT OUTLYING RESTAURANT Sunny Garden Restaurant

25085 Blue Ravine Rd., Suite 150 (916-9838882 or folsomsunnygarden.com). Asian cuisine, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $ ➻ Since 2006, Sunny Garden Restaurant has been serving some of the best and exotic Asian dishes in the area. Every dish is made with fresh ingredients in a traditional way, from their pineapple chicken to the tomato beef chow mien. Large portions for great prices in a casual, relaxed environment is what you’ll find when you dine at Sunny Garden.

Teriyaki To Go!

614 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-5560). Japanese, lunch/dinner $ ➻ An inconspicuous but flavorful restaurant with a thumbs up for taste, Teriyaki To Go is an ordinary eatery with extraordinary taste. Some may like the consistent tang of the teriyaki sauce that adds a whole lot of flavor, while others enjoy the pan-fried noodles. Either way, you are sure to enjoy your meal at this teriyaki establishment.

Thai Paradise **

2770 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-8988 or

Snooty Frog

3300 Coach Ln., Suite E3, Cameron Park (530677-9025 or snootyfrog.com). Steakhouse/seafood/lounge, dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ This romantic spot is nestled in lovely Burke Junction and specializes in sizzling filets! Pleasing their customers is the most important part of the restaurant and guests enjoy the great food and local wines. From festive birthday celebrations, to drinks with new acquaintances and anniversaries, Snooty Frog is in the business of offering not only a tangible product, but a theater in which lives interact and dreams begin. In short, Chef Michelle Schanel is creating not only meals, but memories.

CASH FOR YOUR FASHION 850 E Bidwell, Folsom (next to Trader Joes) 916.985.3733

1107 Roseville Square Roseville 916.773.3733

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taste SHRIMP CAPONATA Affairs to Remember by Sandy Axelrod (Motivational Press, 2015, $34.95) This combination of sweet, succulent shrimp with wine and vegetables makes a very satisfying meal. Make sure to have plenty of good crusty bread on hand to sop up the delicious juices! • 2 tbsp. plus 1/4 cup fruity olive oil • 2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail left on • 2 large red onions, diced • 10 large garlic cloves, minced • 2 medium white eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds, then cubed (if you can’t find white eggplant by all means use regular eggplant) • 4 small zucchini, sliced into half moons • 3 red bell peppers, seeded and diced • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced • 1/4 cup capers, drained • 3/4 cup dry white wine • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar • 3/4 cup raisins • Kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 2 tbsp. za’atar (found in Middle Eastern markets, optional but delicious)

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Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp generously on both sides with salt and pepper. When the oil is shimmering sauté the shrimp in batches until opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the

shrimp and tent with foil to keep warm. Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onions and sauté until translucent and slightly colored, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic to the pan and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Put the eggplant in the pan and season generously with salt and pepper and cook until slightly softened and starting to brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the zucchini and cook until starting to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peppers, tomatoes, capers, wine, vinegar, raisins, salt, pepper and za’atar if using. Bring to a boil and cook until some of the liquid has evaporated. Top with the cooked shrimp, cover and cook for an additional 6 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning to your palate. To serve, transfer to a large serving bowl. Serve hot. Makes 8 servings.

2013 FATE VIOGNIER Fate wines are created by Thomas Allen, an experienced sommelier living in Jackson who makes wine from grapes produced in Amador County. This is his third vintage under the Fate label, and his first experience creating a white wine. Viognier is a very temperamental grape from the Rhone region in France whose origins can be traced all the way back to the Roman Empire. The nose of the 2013 Fate Viognier has subtle hints of peach and honeysuckle, but the finish has dry minerality, which pairs perfectly with the abundance of flavors and textures found in this month’s Shrimp Caponata. —Geri Walcott, Events Manager, 36 Handles Pub & Eatery

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? We’re a family business focused on the health and wellness of our local community. Health starts from the inside and expresses itself outwardly. We believe that spinal health and nutrition play key roles in our body’s vitality. As second-generation chiropractors, we developed an early passion for serving and found that holistic health care was the best way to serve. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? As members of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, we’re active in supporting the growth and development of local businesses. We also participate in local events such as Eggstravagansa, Love my Mom 5K, Run with Nature 5K, and other such activities. We love communicating with people on an individual level about health. Why is your staff the best in the business? We use state-of-the-art digital X-ray and computerized spinal analysis to best understand what the patient needs. Our office has the benefit of both experience and cutting-edge research; our doctors are honest and care about you and your family’s well-being. What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? Dr. Sara loves Wasabi House; Dr. Race loves Folsom Thai Cuisine. Where do you and your family go locally to have fun? We love going to the Folsom dog park (FIDO Field) with our Rottweiler puppy! We also play soccer and softball at John Kemp Park and Lembi Park through the Folsom Sports Complex. What’s your favorite local event that you go to? Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market. What’s your favorite local business other than your own? Morph Fit Club is a great local shop with the best smoothies and fitness classes. And finally, customer service is…? Vital! We strive to provide the best health care around and make you feel like part of our family at the same time.

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y wife has good taste when it comes to appointing our home. The furniture matches; our walls are adorned with family photos; knickknack shelves have just the right amount of knicks and k n a c k s . S o w hy s h e insists on continuing to display the one item in our home that makes no decorative sense is baffling to me. It’s on our FOR MORE TOM’S TAKES kitchen table. In fact, it AND... takes up a substantial WHAT’S COMING portion of it. I had to NEXT MONTH? move it before sitting DON’T MISS STYLE’S “20+ down to my laptop to EATS AND DRINKS AROUND TOWN,” PLUS MUCH MORE, write this. I’m looking at VISIT STYLEFEDH.COM. it right now. 66 stylefedh.com - February 2016

It is a great big bowl of balls. Now, I almost get the bowl part. We eat cereal out of bowls, and soup, and it’s on our kitchen table. I kinda see a connection. But the balls? No. One is made of woven reed; two others, woven twigs. One has a bell in it, like a cat toy… it might be a cat toy. Another seems to be a large wad of dried moss, and still another appears covered in scales made of almond shavings. One I think is some kind of ocean sponge creature, or creatures. The whole ensemble is weighted down with a single heavy ball of polished granite. There isn’t one that you could throw, hit or bounce. They’re ornamental only. They’re useless. Now, I’m no Frank Lloyd Webber or

Wright or whatever his name was; home design is not my forte: When Vickie met me years ago, the sole artistic statement in my studio apartment was an old Nike poster of early-’80s basketball star Darryl Dawkins sitting on a throne above the words “Chocolate Thunder.” My couch looked like it was made from the kilt of a color-blind Scotsman and my living room lamp was a bare bulb at the end of a brass stick. Vickie taught me useful interior décor tips like, posters are better left in your college dorm room, couch patterns shouldn’t remind you of an explosion at a ribbon factory, and lamps should have shades. But even I know there is no point to a bowl of balls—figuratively or literally. More than anything, the ball bowl is just in the way. The kitchen table is not only a place to eat, it’s a place to study, write or browse the Internet. I don’t believe it was ever meant as a place to sit and contemplate a bowl of random balls. Also, what to do with the ball bowl when we do sit down to eat, study or surf the web? The bowl itself is the size of one of those Chinese sun hats, only upsidedown. The only space large enough for it besides the kitchen table is the pool table. But the pool table already has a purpose—it’s where our laundry goes. The last time it was actually used for playing pool was 2011. So usually the bowl just gets shoved back and forth from one side to another, like the sole piece to an odd, unwinnable board game. I wish I had the courage to state to my wife that, you know what, the bowl of decorative spheres has reached the end of its usefulness in our house—we’ve gotten our money’s worth, dear, but it’s time to move on. However, that would require a couple spheres of my own, and those have been in my wife’s purse for the last 25 years. So, this bowl and I will continue to co-exist. I’ll move it when I need to, ignore it when I don’t, and when it’s really bugging me, maybe I’ll distract myself by finally putting away the laundry and shooting a game of pool.

Catch Tom on the Pat and Tom Morning Show on New Country 105.1, email him at tnvmailey@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter @kncitom.

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