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Managing Marriage and Money

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nap, crackle, pop! No, I’m not talking about the Rice Krispies mascots—I am speaking of the nostalgic sounds of fireworks sweeping the local skies this month in celebration of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” These, our “inalienable rights,” declared to be ours by the freedom this great country affords us in that famous declaration. This month is not only the best time to patriotically partake in the fun at local fairs, festivals and jubilees, but also “Conformity a fabulous occasion is the jailer of to, you guessed it—go freedom and shopping! Not only are the enemy of there great deals to growth.”—John be found to facilitate F. Kennedy spicing up your summer wardrobe, but also knocking at the door is back-toschool time and the gnawing need of your kiddos to stylishly parade back into the classroom. Think you know the rules of fashion these days? Think again…because there are no rules! In Megan Wiskus’ “Buy Smart, Shop Local: 50+ Shopping Tips, Tricks and Trends,” find top-shelf advice given by area shopping experts and retail store owners for categories running the gamut from items everyone needs in their closet and the best workout accessories to must-have beauty products, pet toys, what to buy the “hostess with the mostess”…and much more. And when your shopping fever subsides, take a break to hydrate at one of the many area Happy Hours spoiling crowds with cheap, but quality, eats and drinks. Where? Flip to Local Matters for a list of Style’s favorite watering holes offering real deals, complete with menu suggestions to gratify any growling. Until next month, stand out in the crowd by shopping (and eating) at locally owned businesses! • — Desiree What’s coming next month? Don’t miss Style’s annual People & Their Pets pictorial, plus much more! Visit for what you can expect to discover in August, only in Style!

Cover photo by Dante Fontana at FreeStyle Clothing Exchange. You Can Never Have Too Much Style 10 FOODS TO HELP YOU SHED POUNDS, PLUS RECIPES TOO! International health and wellness expert and writer, Margaux J Rathbun, BS, NTP (Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Nature & Health Magazine, The Huffington Post,, Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Yahoo News,, She, and many more. This month she shares her advice for living a healthy and happy life.

10 ACNE TREATMENT TIPS FOR PARENTS OF TEENS Is your kid struggling with how to care for their problem skin? If so, heed the advice of Emme Diane, a local skin care expert who specializes in the treatment of acne in both teens and adults.

LOCAL BLOGGERS: SPREAD THE WORD! Blogs run the gamut and speak to pretty much anyone’s interests. Why not check out the offerings of the talent right here in our own backyard? This month, click to find a plethora of local blogs and the gurus behind them. Do you have a blog that we need to know about? Send it to to be featured!


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JULY 2015 Publishers Terence P. Carroll, Wendy L. Sipple Associate Publisher Debra Linn, 916-988-9888 x114 Executive Editor Desiree Patterson Managing Editor Megan Wiskus Editorial Interns Robert Bender, Rachel Meeker, Tara Mendanha, Adrianna Valencia Contributing Writers Pam Allen, Heather L. Becker, Gail Beckman, Susan Belknap, Morgan Cásarez, Kristen Castillo, Tracie Colamartino, Krysta Dancy, Amber Foster, Kerrie L. Kelly, Christina Leyva, Rachel Lopez, Tom Mailey, Sharon Penny, Jennifer Resnicke, Kirsten Vernon Art Director Gary Zsigo Graphic Designers George Kenton Design, 760.285.0686,, Aaron Roseli

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Q&A Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: You can’t please all of the people, all of the time—concentrate your love, energy and efforts on people who will like you back! Q: Are you high or low maintenance? A: My husband would say I’m very high maintenance, but worth it!

Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: “Kill ‘em with kindness!”—Elaine LaLanne

Drisha Leggitt D risha Leggitt was working in public relations the day eight-yearold Nicolas Come came into her life. She agreed to the meeting reluctantly, well aware of the obstacles facing such a young entrepreneur. “He walked up to me and said, ‘Hi, I’m Nicolas Come. Let me tell you about my company,” Leggitt recalls. Impressed by Nicolas’ pitch, Leggitt agreed to take him on as a client—for a retainer of one dollar. Nicolas’ Garden (, a healthy eating app aimed at kids, went on to huge success, and Leggitt is proud to have had a small role in helping a brilliant kid like Nicolas reach success. She continues to work with him to bring national attention to his cause. After a long and successful career in public relations—she was named one of the “Top Women in PR” and the “Influencer of the Year” by the Public 10 - July 2015

Relations Society of America—Leggitt recently moved on to become the new vice president of U.S. business development for Anpac Biomedical Science Company, an organization that has pioneered early cancer diagnosis technology. As a survivor of stage 4 Hodgkin’s disease, it’s a cause near and dear to Leggitt’s heart. Now in remission for over two decades, she spends her free time volunteering with numerous community organizations, including Eppie’s Great Race, which takes place this month on July 18 and supports Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services; and Leggitt is a board member for the California Museum. For Leggitt, giving back is simply about paying it forward. “Not everybody is given a second chance,” she shares. “I have to assume that God and the universe weren’t ready for me yet.” — Amber Foster

Drisha with husband, Mark Luhdorff

FAVORITES Author/writer: Michael Connelly Escape: Kauai, Hawaii Guilty pleasure: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese—I love that stuff! Movie: All That Jazz, Goodbye Girl Musician/band: The Beatles, AC/DC Local nonprofit: The California Museum, Camellia Symphony Orchestra, Hacker Lab Saying: “If I go missing, I want my photo printed on the side of a wine bottle, so my friends will know to look for me!”

Top photo by Dante Fontana. Bottom photo courtesy of the Public Relations Society of America California Capital Chapter.

Q: What are you most proud of? A: Beating advanced cancer (now 23 years in remission), and maintaining a very happy marriage and family.



appy Birthday to the Roseville Aquatics Complex! Celebrating the big 2-0 on July 11, the complex is throwing a free birthday party from 1-5 p.m. that will feature music, carnival games, entertainment, swimming and cake!...Children who love big trucks won’t want to miss their chance to hop into an electric line truck or garbage truck during the Big Trucks Summer program at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center on July 23 and 30. Story time begins at 9:30 a.m. and truck visits at 10 a.m...On the second Wednesday every month (July 8), the Celiac Disease Foundation sponsors meetings for the Celiac Disease Support Group (all are welcome) at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Rocklin Public Library. The focus is on families of children with the disease. For more info, email Counseling and Family Resource Center recently hired Gary McDonald to serve as executive director. The nonprofit is based in Lincoln and provides services and assistance to over 3,000 Placer County residents...Beginning July 7, and continuing through August 13, Maidu Museum and Historic Site invites those interested in volunteering to attend training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more info, call 916-7745934...Placer County resident Carin Lane has launched School APPtitude, a company that creates mobile apps to help schools communicate announcements and important information to parents and o parent-teacher groups. So far, ot nd a ph Show us! Se (with or t pe ur 20-plus California schools are yo of fo@ ople) to in without pe m and tell using the apps. For more info, em in two us about th visit ith along w sentences, you live. re he Adams Academy (JAA), Northern w ty the ci e is July 3! lin ad de California’s only tuition-free, K-12 y, Hurr classical leadership education charter school, recently purchased the former Heald College in the Sierra Gate Educational Complex. The building will be used primarily for administration and grades 7-12 and is expected to be ready for scholars when school resumes in the fall. For more info, visit johnadamsacademy. org...Congrats to the Roseville 2015 Business Award recipients: Eric McIntosh of Zoom Imaging Solutions for the Young Professional of the Year Award, Jamee Pau of Jamee Pau Fit for the Entrepreneur Award, and Kirk Taber of Taber Creative Group for the Business Person of the Year Award...Grab the kids for a Campfire on July 17 at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site’s outdoor amphitheater from 7-8:30 p.m. Enjoy storytelling and a marshmallow roast for $5 per person, and $16 for families of four...Roseville Theatre Arts Academy is hosting two youth camps this month: New York! New York! Summer Camp and Hannah Sue Summer Camp. For more info, visit rosevilletheatreartsacademy. VOTE NOW! Style’s annual Readers’ com...Head to the promenade near Ruth’s Choice Awards are Chris Steak House at the Galleria at back! Don’t forget to cast a vote for all Roseville for Summertime Cinema. On July your local favorites at 10, Back to the Future will screen and The Hurry, voting ends July 15. Goonies on July 24. Movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.), but get there by 7:30 p.m. for face painting, balloon twisting and al fresco dining; admission is free...That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual People & Their Pets feature. — Compiled by Tara Mendanha



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Get Your ’80s On

uly is National Parks and Recreation Month, and 2015 marks the 30th year that Congress has acknowledged their enduring importance. From the start, parks were created to serve the community and give residents a place to appreciate nature, exercise, socialize and have fun. Since this national celebration started in 1985, we challenge you to get gnarly and celebrate ’80s style! Snap a photo of your Jane Fonda-style aerobics routine in one of the 72 parks—complete with your leg warmers and headbands. Crimp your hair and go for a ride down a slide; rock some brightly colored zinc oxide at one of the three pools; put on the dolphin shorts during your open space stroll; or keep it simple by sporting your wayfarers while hitting the links at one of the two golf courses. Show us your ’80s-style celebration of all things parks and recreation and get entered into a prize drawing by emailing your photo to parksandrec@roseville. or sharing them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #radrosevilleparks. See you at the park! — Pam Allen For more information about Roseville Parks and Recreation, visit parks.

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What’s in Season: Summer Squash

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A: After-school activities help children develop social skills, support academic achievement, and help them build strong, supportive relationships with adults other than their parents. Curriculums in after-school programs are meant to make learning more enjoyable. Children are able to explore and learn things about themselves and their environment through hands-on, fun activities. After-school programs help children gain skills to build better relationships with their peers as well. Not only does an after-school program keep your child safe, but it also furthers their growth for the future. Krista Brian, Director Knowledge Tree Children’s Academy 1100 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin 916-435-9382


SELECTION AND STORAGE When purchasing summer squash, produce experts advise looking for ones that are shiny, unblemished and heavy for their size. The best picks are those without hard rinds, since they’re not too mature, and would otherwise tend to have hard seeds and stringy flesh. Bigger is not better when it comes to buying them either; the extra large squash can be fibrous, while at the same time, extra small squash can be lacking in flavor. While they may not appear to be delicate, summer squash is very fragile and should always be handled with care, as the skin is easily punctured. It’s best to store them unwashed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for no more than seven days. While it’s usually not advisable to freeze squash, as it can make it too soft, freezing is considered a good FOR THE RECIPE alternative if you find yourself with excess quantities. TO MAKE GRILLED — Susan Belknap SUMMER SQUASH SALAD WITH HERB For details on where to buy Placer County farm-fresh produce, PESTO VINAIGRETTE, wine, meat and local products, visit VISIT STYLERGBR.COM. 14 - July 2015

DID YOU KNOW? While its name might mislead you to think it’s only available a few months during the year, summer squash merely has a shorter shelf life than winter squash. The main types of summer squash include zucchini, pattypan, straightneck and crookneck. All parts of these types of squash are edible, including the flesh, seeds and skin. Some varieties of squash even produce edible flowers!

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or many people, grilling and summer are synonymous, and while a good steak is hard to beat, grilled vegetables can be just as delicious. The key is to start with a great recipe, like grilled summer squash salad with herb pesto vinaigrette. Mixed with tomatoes, chopped basil, walnuts and Parmesan cheese, this recipe is the perfect way to showcase the bounty of summer squash that’s available in local farmers’ markets throughout the summer. But summer squash isn’t only delicious in the recipe mentioned above, it’s also tasty sprinkled on top of salads, in sandwiches, eaten raw with your favorite dips, or in a summer harvest ratatouille alongside onions, bell peppers, eggplant and tomatoes then simmered in a tomato sauce. Its delicate flavor and creamy flesh can be a lovely addition to many summer meals.

the10 spot ICE CREAM TRIVIA July is officially National Ice Cream Month, so while you chow down on some rocky road, mint chip or chocolate (maybe all three…we won’t judge!), take a moment to test your ice cream knowledge.

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1. How many feet is the tallest recorded ice cream cone? 2. What’s the world’s most popular ice cream flavor? 3. Were the Greeks or the Romans the first to enjoy a treat similar to ice cream? 4. What state is the largest producer of ice cream?

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uly continues to sizzle, and so does the fun. Rocklin Parks and Recreation brings you Friday Evenings in the Park, a free concert and movie series featuring live music, movies, entertainment, food and vendors at Johnson-Springview Park. Mark your calendars for the dates below: July 10: Two-Tone Steiny & the Cadillacs (concert) July 17: Big Hero 6 (movie) July 24: Cripple Creek Band (concert) August 7: Let’s Make a Deal with celebrity guest and former host, Bob Hilton Food Truck Mania comes to Rocklin the fourth Thursday of the month through October, from 5-9 p.m., at Johnson-Springview Park. Join Rocklin Parks and Recreation and SactoMofo, as they bring out their best gourmet trucks, offering food selections that will satisfy any craving. As you dine in the beautiful park setting, your family and friends will enjoy activities, entertainment and fun! Foothill Farmers’ Market makes the Finnish Temperance Hall parking lot their home every Thursday morning from 8 a.m. to noon through September. In addition to fresh, local produce, various artists display their wares. — Tracie Colamartino For more information about these events and others, visit

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5. How many gallons of milk for ice cream can a cow produce in its lifetime? 6. Hawaii produces an “ice cream bean” fruit that tastes just like vanilla ice cream. True or false? 7. Where was the ice cream cone invented? 8. How many pints of ice cream does the average American eat in a year? 9. What two U.S. states are the only ones with laws restricting the size of ice cream containers? 10. When Vermont farmers fed leftover Ben and Jerry’s ice cream samples to their hogs, the pigs’ least favorite flavor was mint chip. True or false? — Adrianna Valencia



Sparkles Ice Cream & Yogurt

f you’re looking for a whimsically trendy, family-friendly ice cream shop that also happens to be named after an adorable squirrel, you have oddly specific taste. But you’re also in luck, because Sparkles Ice Cream & Yogurt has just burst onto the Granite Bay scene. Charmingly named after owner Keith’s pet rescue squirrel, he and his co-partner, Paul, have turned the traditional ice cream shop on its head by freezing your treat right in front of you—essentially dessert and a show! On the wall behind the counter loom two massive chalkboard lists of flavors and add-on ingredients— from candy to cereal—giving customers like me the chance to flex their mad ice cream scientist imaginations. Using a huge vat of liquid nitrogen, I watched Paul make my Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Reese’s Chunks, the bowl overflowing with spooky smoke while he melded my creation together. It was a rare sight, and I’m not just talking about the steaming concoction—both Keith and Paul were having as much fun behind the counter as I was watching! It was a breath of fresh air and made me feel like a kid again. Sparkles Ice Cream & Yogurt, 5550 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 150, Granite Bay. 916-826-8889, — Adrianna Valencia

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5 Best Hours HITLIST Happy In no particular order...



— Compiled by Sharon Penny

“The Monk’s Cellar has a weekday Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. that brings a smile to my face (and wallet) every time. With house beer, wine, cocktails and appetizers at $1 off, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day.”


“McCormick & Schmick’s Happy Hour menu is varied (including a full-sized cheeseburger for $5) and features a good number of drinks (beer, wine, wells and cocktails) to choose from. The best part? It runs Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 3-5 p.m., ensuring you can get your ‘happy’ on seven days a week.”


“Head to the Valencia Club on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. for their Taco Night (part of their weekday Happy Hour), which features three beef tacos for $5, three chicken tacos for $6, three carne asada tacos for $7 and three fish tacos for $8.”


“It’s hard not to get giddy over the Happy Hour at Bar 101. Swing by Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m. for $1 off all 27 drafts, $4 wells, and $2 off all appetizers (definitely order the carnitas fries).”


The year that Roseville entered the communication age, after Capital Telephone Company extended their line from Orangevale to Roseville in July.


Date in July 1859 when outlaw Rattlesnake Dick Barter was killed in a gunfight with sheriffs on High Street in Auburn. According to the plaque that now stands in the spot, Barter’s body was found a mile away the next day. Three years prior, Rattlesnake Dick and his gang stole $80,000 in gold bullion from a stagecoach caravan outside Nevada City. Legend says they buried half the loot in the mountains; lawmen found the other half, but the buried loot reportedly remains in “them thar hills” to this day.


“The Happy Hour at Zocalo seriously satisfies. I never can, and never will, resist their $7 blackberry margarita or their loaded nachos with chicken, beans and all the fixins; for $5 a plate, they don’t skimp on the portions either.”






The Run Crime Out of Roseville 5K and 10K fun run/walk will continue this year at Roseville’s Royer Park on Saturday, July 4. Originally founded to support anonymous tips, this fun-filled event has expanded to also raise funds to purchase specialized equipment used by local law enforcement, provide scholarships for youth, and educate participants on crimes affecting the community. With varying registration fees—from free to $100, depending on age and number of teammates—participants of all skill levels are encouraged to run or walk alongside local officers. The 10K will start at 7:20 a.m. and the 5K at 7:45 a.m., while the one-mile kids’

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The year when railroad activity halted completely (in July) due to a general railroad worker strike, which later became known as the Pullman Strike. A Pullman car train from San Francisco was completely halted in Rocklin and passengers were forced to make their way home on foot.

fun run will begin (led by the Roseville Police Department) at 8:40 a.m. and quarter-mile fun run (led by Roseville SWAT) at 8:45 a.m. Families are encouraged to create teams and stay after for the Independence Day Parade, followed by bounce houses, games and food! Event Manager Breann Zweck specifically enjoys watching kids race police officers. “I love when the kids beat them…and watching all the officers lead the warm-up stretch.” She encourages community members to come out and show their support. For more information and to register, visit runcrimeoutofroseville. com or email •

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july events July is National Grilling Month Compiled by Tara Mendanha

FOLSOM PRO RODEO This annual event features bulls, broncs, cowboys, a silver dollar dig for kids, live music and more. Gates open at 6 p.m. and various types of tickets are available.


RUN CRIME OUT OF ROSEVILLE Start your Fourth of July celebration with a 5K fun run/walk (begins at 7:45 a.m.), 10K run (begins at 7:20 a.m.) or kids' fun runs in Royer Park, where attendees will compete against the Roseville Police Department. Only a select few can actually pass the chief—see if you’ll be one of them!


Enjoy a concert by Two-Tone Steiny & the Cadillacs on July 10, watch Big Hero 6 and see local families play Family Feud on July 17, and dance to the Cripple Creek Band on July 24. All shows and flicks are free. rocklin.


CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR Don’t miss out on the best 17 days of summer! This year’s fair features a Toyota Concert series with performers like Martina McBride, Ashanti, and Britt Nicole; plus the best California wines and tastiest foods in the state, along with a wide variety of vendors and rides.


This 42nd annual event, known as the world’s oldest triathlon, begins at William Pond Recreation Area and benefits programs for the Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services, which supports mentally and physically challenged people. Race participants (open to ages 14 and older) will run 5.82 miles, cycle 12.5 miles and paddle 6.35 miles.



4TH OF JULY ROSEVILLE Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Roseville with the return of the Independence Day parade (9 a.m.), activities in Royer Park (carnival games, bounce houses, food vendors, music by the Capitol Pops Concert Band and more) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.


Don’t miss a live sing-along of the beloved tale of Mowgli, Baloo and the other characters of Rudyard Kipling’s classic at Fairytale Town. Show times are at noon and 1:30 p.m.


BLOOD, SWEAT AND BEERS This trail run, beginning at Railhead Park in Auburn and winding through the American River Canyon, is one you don’t want to miss! Whether you’re an experienced trail runner or just starting out, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy a relaxing post-race atmosphere with a barbecue and beer from Hoppy Brewing.

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TAP FOLSOM Join the Folsom Chamber at 200 Wool Street for a night showcasing a variety of the finest craft beers from around the country, as well as live music and a variety of food trucks. Show your wristband at various Folsom bars and clubs for free admission. Be sure to check out our blog! Send your events to

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MORE EVENTS July 4 – 4th of July Celebration. Head to Old Town Auburn for a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a morning of playing games like gunny sack race, tug o’ war, water balloon toss and the greased pole climb (with money at the top!) between 9 a.m. and noon. July 5 – International Celebration. Celebrate diversity with Fairytale Town, as they present a day full of international dance and fun. Enjoy backto-back performances from local artists as they showcase unique dances such as Chinese lion dancing and Hmong folk dancing. July 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Downtown Roseville Tuesday Nights. From 5-9 p.m. along Vernon Street, enjoy a kids’ zone, shopping, a car show, food, beer, a farmers’ market, live music and more. July 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Placer SPCA Adoptions at Whole Foods Market. Meet local pets awaiting adoption outside Whole Foods Market in Roseville every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10 & 24 – Summertime Cinema. Westfield Galleria at Roseville invites you to watch screenings of Back to the Future on July 10 and The Goonies on July 24. Arrive early (7:30 p.m.) to grab an Adirondack chair and indulge in an al fresco dining experience accompanied by face painting, balloon twisting and summer giveaways. Admission is free and movies begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. July 11 – Arts for All Day. Fairytale Town presents this visual art show for children from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by I Can Do That!, the event brings together children of all abilities to create, enjoy and interact through the arts. July 11 – 3 Ways to Reduce Landscape Water Use. This gardening workshop, taking place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, focuses on developing irrigation schedules, repairing your irrigation system and incorporating water-saving technologies into your landscape. July 14 – Let Them Eat Cake Fund-Raiser. Don't miss your chance to taste Sacramento’s finest French cuisine, sample local wines and coffees, listen to live music, check out local artists, and devour mouthwatering cakes made by local bakeries and chefs. There will also be a chance for home chefs to show off their creations, as well as a silent auction and raffle. The sweet evening begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Grand Ballroom, and proceeds benefit Sacramento Self-Help Housing. July 17-19 & 24-25 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Watch the colorful retelling of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph, in this musical presented by the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy. Show times are at 2 p.m. on July 19 and 25, and 7:30 p.m. on July 17, 18, 24 and 25. July 25 – Fab 40s 5k Run/Walk. This annual race benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association is back for its eighth year! Walk or run through one of the most scenic courses that starts at East Lawn Memorial Park and traipses though the fabulous forties neighborhood on M Street before returning to the park for a gorgeous, final-mile loop. July 25-26 – Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre Presents Cinderella. Be whisked away to the enchanting world of Cinderella, as told through the beauty and grace of the ballet. Set to Serge Prokofiev’s hauntingly beautiful score, Cinderella tells of a young woman’s rags to riches journey. Enjoy captivating costumes, stunning sets and classical choreography.

SAVE THE DATE! August 15-16 – Heritage Trail Tour. Discover the hidden nuggets of Placer County history by touring 20 museums between Roseville and North Lake Tahoe for free. Participating museums are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, with many featuring fun food and beverages.

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outtakes TOP CHEF’S GRILL OFF June 13 California Backyard, Roseville Photos courtesy of Siobhán Russell Pritt, Kitty O’neal, David Norby and Terry Carroll Tri-tip winner: Paul Martin’s American Grill

Placer Food Bank volunteers: Rex, Stephanie, Dale and Lance

Tina Carerras and Jill Miller, Whole Foods

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10TH ANNUAL RUN4ROSEVILLE April 26 Maidu Park, Roseville Photos by Susan Dane and Krista Bernasconi. Superintendent Derk Garcia (referee) with Roseville City School District principals

May 2-3 Johnson-Springview Park Rocklin Photos by Katie Lichty.

A “superteam” poses with a superhero at the start line

Young heroes advance through Catwoman’s Battlefield Crawl Principal Brent Mattix represents Thomas Jefferson Elementary School


W.T. Eich Principal Marc Buljan and Teacher Jeanne Buljan with sons Hank and George Buljan

May 14 Bayside Blue Oaks Campus, Roseville Photos by Lang Lew.

HAIR WARS FOR HARTSONG April 24 Morgan Creek Golf Club, Roseville Photos by Dante Fontana. Alexis Reynolds and Stephanie Allard

Local superhero embraces Captain America’s Color Challenge

Ashley Harris and Alyssa White

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chris foster Colorful Emotions


fter working as an international flight attendant for 23 years, it was an astounding twist of fate that led Chris Foster to her life as a painter. Having studied calligraphy to help ease her constant jet lag, the art form ultimately 24 - July 2015

helped her to pick up a paintbrush. “My art gives me a way to communicate and learn something new,” says Foster. “And in the process, I hope to communicate an idea or emotion to the viewer. My joy in life is painting.” You can view Foster’s work at

the Auburn Old Town Gallery.

HLB: What led to your transition from flight attendant to artist? CF: The morning of my last working flight, I mailed my retirement papers to my

Photo by Dante Fontana.

by Heather L. Becker

employer. Little did I know that the aircraft would burst into flames on takeoff! While evacuating over 280 passengers from a burning aircraft, I thought of survival and what the rest of my life would be like. I was enthralled by the beautiful reflections on the movie screen from the fire flames on the airplane wings. “It’s like a sunset,” I thought. After many months of post-traumatic stress therapy, I discovered that I’d been an artist all my life. Everyone should be so fortunate to be given the permission to be who he or she is.

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HLB: What about calligraphy enticed you? CF: One has to be centered and focused to do calligraphy—a steady hand and a tremendous amount of concentration are necessary. It’s through calligraphy that I allowed myself to have the confidence to paint.

HLB: You aren’t doing lettering as of-

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ten—why’s that? CF: I’m [currently] drawn to abstract expressionism. A good abstract can be hung in any direction, therefore lettering is out of place (unless you like to read upside down or sideways). As I paint, I attempt to communicate emotion with colors and shapes. I work intuitively; as I work the painting tells me (if I listen carefully) what to do next. Artists know there is a “brain critic” that needs to be silenced during this process. Jenny

Photo of artist by Dante Fontana. Artwork images courtesy of Chris Foster.

HLB: What do your themes of courage, journeys and listening represent? CF: My themes are a result of my life stories and my persistent pursuit of truths. I’ve had some unusual events occur in my life— the Nellie Granger Award was bestowed on me for bravery, which is something I never would have imagined. Every painting takes courage.

CF: Please know, young ones, that what we do matters tremendously. We are the catalyst HLB: Why are you drawn to warm, vibrant colors? CF: In my mind, reds and yellows represent freedom, summer vacation and a celebratory dance. When I work in blues and greens, it’s because I have committed to a series to stretch myself. My life is more of a red-yellow palette; maybe it was the sunset I saw in the fire flames.

HLB: Any words of wisdom for young artists?

for change in the world. We are the “way showers.” We show possibilities not imagined before. Do not ever forget this.

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artbeat Through August 10 – The Great Basin Native Artists Group Show. Don’t miss this art exhibit by the new art collective, Great Basin Native Artists, taking place at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site at 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive in Roseville. Some of the participating artists include Ben Aleck, Joe Allen, William Astor, George Blake, Loretta Burden, the Lovett family and many more.


financial feuds Managing Marriage and Money


on’t let money matters be the demise of your relationship. Read on for advice about overcoming the dollars-and-cents battle from this month’s relationship expert.

evenly where each partner gets an “allowance” of fun money to spend how he or she wishes. The benefit and disadvantage is the same: Each person has total autonomy. Once the pot has been split, save vetoes for matters of conscience only. A third option is a family vote, which can be a great learning experience for children. To help simplify the process, provide a list of options such as household upgrades, family vacations or new toy splurges. Depending on your kids’ ages, their involvement will vary but may include helping to create budgets, researching alternatives or making family presentations before the vote. This provides ample opportunities for learning and a sense of communal investment. In all cases, the theme is clear— the money is not any one person’s. Spending money against the other’s wishes is a breeding ground for resentment. Once the money is gone, it takes a great deal of repair work to heal the relationship. Each one of you is a valuable and contributing member to the success you’re enjoying, so the solution should be found the same way your success was found: together.

Q: My partner and I fight constantly about money. Recently, he made a “fun purchase.” We can afford it, but I want to spend money other ways. He says he’s the primary wage earner and is allowed to make whatever purchases he wants. His rationale infuriates me, and I’m getting tired of the “breadwinner” thing. How can we solve this? A: You’re in good company! Money is a common source of fights; in fact, more than half of the couples in my office name it as a major source of tension in their relationship. Rather than discussing a particular purchase, however, let’s address the bigger picture with these two questions: How should you handle discretionary spending for your family? and What is each person’s role in the decision? The answers form a baseline of how you and your partner interact with the finances, and make subsequent money issues more easily solved. The approach I typically use with my couples—when it comes to discretionary spending—is pretty clear-cut: The money is treated as the property of both partners. This is more than fair; it’s also wise, as a respected partner will work harder to contribute to the overall success of the plan. Denying a partner financial freedom or input will lead to a stalemate. For some, this means the decision is 26 - July 2015

best made jointly. Couples might enjoy the process of dreaming together and narrowing down their lists. This can even be fun and turn into a bonding experience. Studies have shown that the process of anticipation is as enjoyable as the splurge itself. In the case of different interests, this joint-decision approach might not work. Instead, consider splitting the money

Krysta Dancy is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Roseville and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. For more information, visit

Illustration © sx70/ Krysta Dancy photo courtesy of Krysta Dancy.

by Krysta Dancy, MA, MFT


advocating for all Understanding IEPs by Kristen Castillo

The child will be reevaluated every three years, unless the parent or teacher requests more frequent evaluations. Parents should note that they don’t have to sign anything they’re not comfortable with; once you sign, it becomes a legal document. “An IEP supports students with exceptional needs and benefits the student through ongoing progress monitoring,” says Debbie Morris, director of student services at Roseville City School District, noting “only about 10 percent of a district’s overall population qualify for IEPs, though many more students need additional support.”

Be an advocate Sue appreciates the value of integrating special needs kids into traditional classes. “My son loves being around [general ed] kids,” she says, noting Owen spends a quar-

What is an IEP? IEPs are part of the government-regulated Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and their purpose is to design and implement individualized educational plans for students, ages three to 21 who have a disability, as defined under IDEA. A truly successful IEP involves the support of students, parents, teachers, administrators and school staff. “The plan helps address the unique needs of each child so that families and the school can work together to create a road map that allows the student to be educated in general education to the maximum extent possible,” says Betty Jo Wessinger, director of SELPA and student TO READ “8 STEPS TO support services at Folsom Cordova Unified School District, explaining BETTER IEP MEETINGS: IEP goals include academic, social-emotional, behavioral and mental. PLAY HEARTS, NOT Teachers typically request an IEP evaluation with parents’ consent. POKER” BY JENNIFER If an evaluated child needs services, an IEP meeting will be held and an BOLLERO, ESQ., VISIT IEP written; once drafted, the IEP will be implemented and reviewed. STYLERGBR.COM.

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3 Things to Know When Your Child Needs an IEP 1 / It’s a Team Effort. Wessinger encourages parents to ask how they can help the IEP team understand the student’s “strengths, individual needs or hardships, and any health issues.”

2 / Share the Motivation. According to Wessinger, parents should discuss “what motivates their child, what has helped his or her progress, and what their hopes and dreams are for their student” with the IEP team.

3 / Persevere. Sue advises other parents to ask questions, observe in classrooms and be patient. “Don’t beat yourself up,” she says. “You’re doing the best you can…paving your own path.”

ter of the school day with his peers in classes like art, physical education and some social studies and science classes. “It’s a huge benefit for general education kids and Owen,” says Sue. “He’s learning how to be more socially adaptive.” For example, Owen used to hug his peers but nowadays he’ll say ‘hi,’ shake hands and high five,” says his mom. “Now he’s one of their peers.”

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ight-year-old Owen Christensen, a third grader at William Brooks Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, has a mild to moderate intellectual delay but is thriving in the classroom. “He’s pretty easygoing and loves school,” says Owen’s mother, Sue, explaining her son was born with a loss of brain tissue and a bilateral cleft lip and palette. Owen, whose family includes his father Bob and brother, six-year-old Ian, has always received special education at school from individualized education programs, known as IEPs. Over the years, he’s had speech and occupational therapy, physical therapy and adaptive PE, in addition to his regular classroom education. “The hardest part about an IEP, for a parent, is it’s a learning process,” says Sue. “I feel like I find my own way.” While not every IEP situation over the years has been ideal (Owen has attended a few other schools), he’s doing well now. “It’s taken to third grade to see what works for Owen,” Sue says.

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gold country love on a leash Four-Legged Friends for Life by Morgan Cásarez photos by Dante Fontana

Photos taken at Oakmont of Roseville.


ollowing his mother’s death in 2011, Jon Jarman adopted an aging dog named Duke from a local shelter to ease the pain of his loss. Mrs. Jarman had spent her final days in a nursing home—an environment her son describes as cold, sterile and devoid of enriching activities. “It was an awful experience for her,” he recalls. “Because of her memory, I wanted to give some of myself [and] help people in care facilities to smile for just a little while.” With Duke in tow, Jarman began visiting area senior care facilities and in time, attained certification from Love on a Leash (LOAL), the Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy. Based in Southern California, the nonprofit was founded in 1984 by Liz Palika, an award-winning author and canine obedience instructor who introduced the concept of pet therapy to San Diego County residents in the early ’80s. Today, the organization has more than 1,900 certified members serving chapters throughout the U.S. In order to start a chapter of his own, Jarman needed just one additional

member to join the cause. In January 2013, after more than a year spent searching for support, Gold Country Love on a Leash (GCLOAL) was born. Since that time, the group has grown to include over 40 volunteers serving nearly a dozen facilities throughout Placer County. Colleen Magda is the life enrichment director at Auburn’s Sierra Ridge Memory Care and says she’s profoundly grateful for GCLOAL’s weekly visits. “Our residents recognize the dogs and the owners as friends,” she explains. Not only do the dogs bring back memories of past pets, [but] the owners take time to visit and reminisce with our residents and allow their animals to be petted and spoiled, which is very beneficial since the interaction helps residents to calm down and enjoy that moment. Since our residents reside in the community full-time, it brings them a feeling of normalcy.” Following months of training and supervised visits, Robert Pierce and his dog Aaleayha joined GCLOAL in February. The past five months, he says, have been transformative for both dog and owner. “I find that I am anxiously anticipating

my next visit to these facilities because of the joy we bring,” Pierce shares. “As a pet therapy team, Aaleahya and I have put smiles on so many faces where hope seems lost, and they may or may not have family and friends visit them. I would ask those with pets to consider joining the organization and be a part of something wonderful.” In addition to their work with local assisted living and senior care facilities, Jarman’s team, which includes his spouse David, also provides therapy pets to boost confidence in children learning to read at the Placer County Library. “As with any volunteer group, it can get challenging juggling the operational side of the chapter with the visitation side,” David, GCLOAL’s treasurer, says. “I think the best our community can do for us is to encourage teens and young adults to become involved as pet-therapy teams if possible. Being unplugged and spending an hour a week with your pet in a warm and caring environment can do wonders.”

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what’s hot? Summer Trend Watch by Kerrie L. Kelly, ASID

cially on condo and apartment decks where outdoor floor space can be especially tight.

3 / HURRICANE CANDLES Hurricane candles are this season’s most popular outdoor lighting solution, and are equally as prevalent among budget and luxury spaces. When grouped together on tables or lined up along the patio floor, hurricane candles are romantic and create a wonderful ambiance that can be enjoyed on any budget.

3 Fads to Replace 1 / TUSCAN COLORS Khakis or yellow-based neutrals are out, as well as anything muddy or Tuscan-themed. While these muted hues can bring warmth in moderation, they feel heavy and faux in outdoor spaces, which contrast with this season’s fresh, streamlined aesthetic. Expect to see a rise in citrus color options in outdoor fabrics, textures and materials, as homeowners move toward incorporating color in their patio spaces.


ur friends at Zillow Digs (of which I’m a member of their board of designers) recently announced the top three outdoor patio trends for 2015 and the three biggest fads headed out of style. See if you agree and if you’re willing to let go of the reported passé looks.

3 Outdoor Patio Trends Simplicity and elements of nature are the keys to a beautiful outdoor space this season. Fill your patio with pops of citrus, lowmaintenance greenery and soft romantic lighting, but stay away from trendy pat-

terned fabrics, blah beiges and intricate shabby chic furniture, which are now trends of the past.

1 / LIME GREEN ACCENT COLORS Lime green is the most popular accent color for summer 2015. Expect to see this fresh, natural hue manifest in a variety of materials and textures—from throw pillows and vases to outdoor umbrellas. A highly versatile statement color, lime green offers the perfect complement to outdoor greenery and pairs exceptionally well with other citrus tones, like tangerine and sunshine yellow.

Intricate, shabby chic patio sets are fading away as summer 2015 is all about simplicity and clean lines. Detailed wrought iron patio sets will be replaced with sleek outdoor sofas and loveseats adorned with pillows and throws in this summer’s hottest citrus colors. Outdoor spaces are becoming an extension of indoor living, so people will invest in long-lasting furniture that can weather both the seasons and changing fads.

3/EXCESSIVE PATTERNS People grow tired of busy patterns, so keep them to a minimum. Instead, add interest and texture with natural greenery and pops of citrus colors. Look for more solid color choices on pillows and throw blankets.

Kerrie L. Kelly is an award-winning interior designer, author and multimedia Low-maintenance, native plants are consultant. She has authored two highly popular this summer, espebooks: ‘Home Décor: A Sunset cially given the water shortages Design Guide,’ published by How will you in California. Vertical or wall Oxmoor House, and ‘My prep your gardens offer a sophisticated Interior Design Kit,’ with summer patio in style? home for succulents, herbs and Pearson Professional and Email your ideas to other easy-to-care-for plants, Career Education. To contact and are one of this season’s bigher, visit or call gest outdoor patio trends, espe916-919-3023.


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50+ Shopping Tips, Tricks and Trends by Megan Wiskus

Let’s face it: When it comes to shopping for clothes, beauty products, hostess gifts or even pet food, the choices can be overwhelming—we all could use a little guidance on navigating the aisles, getting the most bang for our buck, and making purchases with panache. With that in mind, we collected 50+ tips, tricks and trends from our area’s favorite non-big-box businesses. Ready, set, shop…


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“Break all the rules! Wear white year-round; mix patterns and textures; don’t match shoes, belts and handbags; wear your hair long and your skirts short after [you turn] 40; wear black and blue together or black and brown together; mix silver, gold and rose gold.”— Coleen Weeks, owner of Nevaeh Boutique, Spa & Salon, Roseville,

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“As far as I’m concerned, fashion rules should always be broken. If you want to stand out, you need to be different. Throw out the rule that white ends after Labor Day and wear it all year—it makes you look clean and sleek. Mixing silver and gold jewelry together creates a cool look that is unique. Mixing black and blue outfits/colors together works well and adds some pizzazz to your style. July 2015 - 37


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Mix prints, as long as they’re in the same color family. Throw on a sequin top with a pair of jeans—sequins aren’t just for eveningwear anymore. Have fun and be open-minded about clothes. When you go into a dressing room, always take one item that is cute but not ‘you.’ You may surprise yourself!”—Marie Muscat and Dan Williams, owners of Reinvent Clothing Boutique and Consignment Shop, Roseville, “It’s OK to wear white before Memorial Day, and you don’t need to match your belt with your shoes.”—Robin Taylor, owner of Trixie Boutique, Rocklin, facebook. com/trixiebtq “Rules are meant to be broken. If you want to clash patterns, wear white after Labor Day, or pair something black and blue—go for it! We encourage people to be unique and embrace their personal style, because that’s how trends are started. If you decide to try pattern clashing and it isn’t you, don’t worry—you can always trade past pieces for new, fashionable finds. Don’t play by the book; create your own style!”—FreeStyle Clothing Exchange Team, Roseville, freestyleclothing. com

TIPS OF HIGHLY STYLISH PEOPLE “Always have vintage pieces in your closet that you can pull from. Be it an article of clothing, an accessory or a piece of jewelry—you can never go wrong wearing vintage items paired with newer (on trend) items.”—Angela McDonald, fashion marketing manager at Tadpoles Children’s Clothing Store, Roseville,

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“Get to know your tailor. Off the rack doesn’t always fit perfect; the most stylish people take a good piece and get it tailored—taking it from good to great. Add finishing touches to your outfit, like front tucking your shirt into your belt. Your top will drape better, your legs will be elongated, and it’s overall more flattering. Purchase high-impact pieces such as a great leather fringe handbag, a pair of ultra distressed denim jeans, a standout gold menswear watch, and oversized chic sunglasses. Be consistent with your salon appointments, and visit your esthetician! Brows and hair should always look like you just visited your neighborhood salon and spa.”—Coleen Weeks, owner of Nevaeh Boutique, Spa & Salon, Roseville, nevaeh. com


“For women, a classic white long sleeve buttondown shirt, a classic little black dress and a tailored suit. For men, a tailored suit, a casual belt (and a dressier one), pocket squares, nice ties and a tailored tuxedo. Every man, in my opinion, should own his own tuxedo.”—Angela McDonald, fashion marketing manager at Tadpoles Children’s Clothing Store, Roseville, “A great wrap dress, timeless black leather jacket, the perfect pencil skirt, a crisp white buttondown, foldable ballet slippers, classic skinny jeans and a perfect white tee.”—Coleen Weeks, owner of Nevaeh Boutique, Spa & Salon, Roseville, “A basic black blazer and a nice, crisp white tailored shirt; a few perfect fitting tees; also, every woman needs a pair of nude pumps (they make your legs look leaner and longer); and don’t forget Mom’s advice with the clean underwear.”— Marie Muscat and Dan Williams, owners of Reinvent Clothing Boutique and Consignment Shop, Roseville, “The little black dress!”—Robin Taylor, owner of Trixie Boutique, Rocklin, “Some of our favorite clothing items include a great pair of jeans, a designer bag, a tailored blazer, and the perfect little black dress that you can wear for any occasion.”—FreeStyle Clothing Exchange Team, Roseville,

“Self-confidence is the best outfit—rock it and own it!”—Robin Taylor, owner of Trixie Boutique, Rocklin, “Wearing expensive shoes and/or carrying an expensive handbag (think Louis Vuitton or Chanel) are what stylish individuals do.”—Jane Powell, co-founder of Designer Consigner, Granite Bay, 38 - July 2015

FreeStyle Clothing Exchange

Photos by Dante Fontana.



Photo Hair style by Dante and make Fontana. up photo © @yurail/ 80s fashion photo Yuriy Shevtsov/ Bottom two fashion photos by Dante Fontana.

“A hairstyle where someone can look at you and know what decade that style came from, is a fashion ‘no no’ and should be updated. Also, wearing dated color palettes in makeup or too much makeup can make one look older.”—Angela McDonald, fashion marketing manager at Tadpoles Children’s Clothing Store, Roseville,

“Wearing too many sequins, tops that are too low cut, silly graphic tees, zip-up hoodies (dressing too young), forgoing the tailor, over-plucking brows, wearing your hair too dark or too light (think skin tone), and streaky, high contrast highlights (go for blended).”—Coleen Weeks, owner of Nevaeh Boutique, Spa & Salon, Roseville, “Mom jeans (jeans that are unflattering to your figure). Always go for a smaller stretch jean. There’s nothing worse than a baggy derriere. Blazers with big shoulder pads are also a definite no-no. Although styles will come back, you can always tell when something is old by the fabric, as fabrics change over the years. So if you have some old clothes in your closet—donate them. Always wear what is in style and fresh.”—Marie Muscat and Dan Williams, owners of Reinvent Clothing Boutique and Consignment Shop, Roseville, “When someone looks at you and thinks, ‘Gosh, I used to wear those!’ Think jeans from the ’80s, polo shirts with the collar turned up. Any outdated fashion makes you look old; stay with the current styles and you’ll forever look young.”—Jane Powell, co-founder of Designer Consigner, Granite Bay,

OUTFIT IDEAS FOR WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR “For young girls, sundresses or leggings with a top; for boys, shorts and a T-shirt; for adults (women), a maxi dress with a denim jacket; for men, dark wash jeans with a button-down shirt.”—Angela McDonald, fashion marketing manager at Tadpoles Children’s Clothing Store, Roseville, “A white, button-down top with jeans and a black blazer is a great, simple outfit. You can also take any neutral, black or gray outfit you have in your closet and accessorize with colorful jewelry, shoes or a bag to add instant energy and style to any outfit!”—Marie Muscat and Dan Williams, owners of Reinvent Clothing Boutique and Consignment Shop, Roseville, “When you feel like you have nothing to wear and are no longer inspired by your closet, it’s time to reinvent your wardrobe. Experiment with different styles and trade your clothes for some fun, new pieces. When you refresh your wardrobe, chances are you’ll be more motivated to dress stylishly and love everything in your closet.” —FreeStyle Clothing Exchange Team, Folsom,

Tadpoles Children’s Clothing Store

Designer Co nsigner

“Think basics. A great outfit that always looks good is a crisp white shirt, great fitting jeans, and your favorite colored scarf.”—Jane Powell, co-founder of Designer Consigner, Granite Bay, July 2015 - 39



“I would have to say my stainless steel water bottle! It keeps my water cold, so when I’m in hot yoga for instance or in spin class, I get a cool refreshing drink throughout my workout! Also, stainless steel does not gather the germs like plastic often does (not to mention the EPA) so I’m getting a healthier drink. I just throw it in the dishwasher and I’m ready for the next workout!”—Cynthia Besson, founder and CEO of LHT Revolution Family Weight Loss Centers, Granite Bay,; founder of Leaner Healthier Today Weight Loss Centers and author of Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution “Versa Gripps because they are durable, provide support for heavy lifting, and come in an assortment of colors; Femme Fitale Gloves because they are comfortable and fashionable; Fit Bit because it helps you stay accountable for your

calories burned and comes in a variety of colors.”—Jamee Pau, personal trainer and owner of Jamee Pau Fit, Roseville, “Rocktape! It helps you work out stronger for longer. As a high-functioning athlete, it keeps you training through aches and pains.”—Amitis Pourarian, owner and 6th degree taekwondo master at The STUDIO, Roseville, “It may sound simple, but a good water bottle and playlist go a long way. Having a water bottle that you like will help you want to hydrate, which is a critical component to ensuring optimal performance and safety. In addition, having a great playlist is the perfect accessory to stay motivated and work out harder for longer durations. Music can also improve your mood on days when you just don’t feel like working out.”—Suzanne Cardenas, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at California Family Fitness (Folsom and Sunrise locations),


California Family Fitness, 5001

“I like to wear my clothing line because it’s comfortable and the fit is loose but shows your muscles. I prefer pants, and I like the spandex-polyester blend dry fit.”—Jamee Pau, personal trainer and owner of Jamee Pau Fit, Roseville,

Roseville Health & Wellness Center, 1650 Lead Hill Boulevard,

“I recommend moisture-wicking, breathable clothing. Most importantly, choosing clothes that make you feel good about your body will help you feel your best, motivating you to stay active no matter what activity you prefer.”—Suzanne Cardenas, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at California Family Fitness (Folsom and Rancho Cordova locations),

6624 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin, 916-782-1020, Foothills Boulevard, Roseville, 916-781-2323; 2511 Warren Drive, Rocklin, 916-625-9100; 2165 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin, 916-435-2141,

Roseville, 916-677-1200,

Jamee Pau Fit, 920 Reserve Drive, Suite 180, Roseville, 530-415-7584,

Johnson Ranch Racquet Club,

2600 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916782-2600,

Kaia FIT, 8601 Auburn-Folsom Road

(new location coming soon to 8870 Auburn-Folsom, Suite D!) Granite Bay, 916-396-1642, kaiafitgranitebay. com; 1322 Blue Oaks Boulevard, Suite 400, Roseville, 916-542-2122,

LHT Revolution, 6891 Douglas

Boulevard, Granite Bay, 800-5280926,

Orangetheory Fitness, 2030

Douglas Boulevard, Suite 39, Roseville, 916-771-4683,

The Dailey Method, 1611 Lead Hill Boulevard, Suite 100, Roseville, 916783-8367, The STUDIO, 8200 Sierra College Boulevard, Suite D, Roseville, 916258-5425,

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TIPS TO LOOK STYLISH WHILE WORKING OUT “My favorite tip is to use Bare Minerals foundation, paired with some basic waterproof mascara. This makes me look like I’m not wearing makeup and even if I sweat, it leaves very little residue on my towel (unlike other foundations). I also love using one of the new permanent lipstick stains by L’oreal or Revlon, so I always have a little color on my lips! Put your hair in a high ponytail (do a little comb back on top, put on your rubber band and then use both hands to pull the hair up.) This look, paired with the makeup and a nice matching workout shirt and pants, makes you look like you’re put together, even when you’re sweating!—Cynthia Besson, founder and CEO of LHT Revolution Family Weight Loss Centers, Granite Bay, lhtrevolution. com; founder of Leaner Healthier Today Weight Loss Centers and author of Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution

“Wear solid bottoms with an accent color and match your top to the accent color. Make the accent color your ‘power color.’ Keep in mind, however, that if you look too stylish at the end of your workout, you aren’t doing it right!”—Amitis Pourarian, owner and 6th degree taekwondo master at The STUDIO, Roseville, “Try clothing that complements your body but might be outside your comfort zone, such as a different style or pattern, or a pop of color. You might be surprised to find a new look that makes you feel inspired.”—Suzanne Cardenas, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at California Family Fitness (Folsom and Rancho Cordova locations),

All other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

WORK IT OUT Bodyheat Hot Pilates & Yoga,

“I was recently introduced to bamboo, and it seems to be great at absorbing sweat, doesn’t have a smell (like cotton can often have), and dries quickly.”—Jimmy Badra, Mr. World, Fitness and Bodybuilding Champion, NASM, co-founder of LHT Revolution Family Weight Loss Centers, Granite Bay,

BEST ITEMS FOR AN AT-HOME WORKOUT “A workout ball! It’s one of my favorites because someone of any size can perform exercises safely. A few that are good to start with are arm and leg raises (hold the ball between your extended arms or thighs and squeeze). Wall squats with the ball are excellent for people who have a hard time doing squats on their own. (You just put the ball behind your back, lean up against the wall and let the ball roll you down and back up). In addition, bouncing up and down is really good for your lymphatic system and is a great way to change your attitude.”—Jimmy Badra, Mr. World, Fitness and Bodybuilding Champion, NASM, co-founder of LHT Revolution Family Weight Loss Centers, Granite Bay, “I own a set of 10-30 pound weights and a TRX to workout at home or to pack while on vacation.”—Jamee Pau, personal trainer and owner of Jamee Pau Fit, Roseville, “My favorite pieces of equipment are a mini exercise ball and resistance bands. Both are versatile, can give you a full-body workout and travel easily. If you’re looking to build strength, then I would recommend a kettlebell.”—Suzanne Cardenas, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at California Family Fitness (Folsom and Rancho Cordova locations), “A Fitball for core work, stability and strength training; and a jump rope for cardio and plyometrics.”—Amitis Pourarian, owner and 6th degree taekwondo master at The STUDIO, Roseville,


“A bud vase or toothpick holder made from vintage silverware is the perfect gift for the person who has it all.”— Terry Sjotvedt, co-owner of The Vintage Bricoleur, Loomis (inside the High Hand Fruit Shed), thevintagebricoleur.

Excercise ball photo © Gelpi/ All other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

TIPS FOR DECORATING ON A BUDGET “Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is great for the person wanting to decorate on a budget. It’s fast, because it will adhere to anything with no priming or sanding, and easy to use. Just one can covers three pieces of furniture.”—Terry Sjotvedt, co-owner of The Vintage Bricoleur, Loomis (inside the High Hand Fruit Shed),


GIFT GIVERS The Blue Vignette, 911 Washington

Boulevard, Suite 206, Roseville, 916-7190017,

Oz! Gallery of Fine Jewelry and Art,

853 Lincoln Way, Suite 103, Auburn, 530-888-9059

Perfecto Lounge, 973 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville, 916-783-2828, Re-Find Living, 1558 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-745-4102 The Vintage Bricoleur, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis, thevintagebricoleur.


“When it comes to one-of-a-kind items that are either found or handmade and you see something you want to splurge on, do it—it may be gone the next time you come in.”—Terry Sjotvedt, co-owner of The Vintage Bricoleur, Loomis (inside the High Hand Fruit Shed), thevintagebricoleur.


“You can never go wrong with a pretty bar of soap and coordinating hand cream, toothpick holders, a candle, reed diffuser, bud vases, butter knives (attached to a recipe for a delicious spread), or a Turkish towel that can be used as a summer throw or beach wrap.”—Terry Sjotvedt, co-owner of The Vintage Bricoleur, Loomis (inside the High Hand Fruit Shed),

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SHOP LOCAL BEST SKIN CARE PRODUCTS & TIPS “Pharmaceutical-grade copper peptides to strengthen the vessels and lighten; stem cells to heal and restore; growth factors to tighten; Retin-A to remove sun damage; and antioxidants to protect and nourish from the sun and environment.”—Danielle L. Atherton, master esthetician at Dolce Vita Day Spa, Granite Bay,

BEAUTY MASTERS Atrium Salon Spa, 6851 Douglas

Boulevard, Granite Bay, 916-791-8585,

Granite Bay Dermatology and Laser Center, 1535 Eureka

Road, Roseville, 916-773-3376,

Placer Dermatology, 9285 Sierra College Boulevard, Roseville, 916-7843376, Serenity Spa, 3984 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, 916-797-8550, The NEST at Wine & Roses, 2505

West Turner Road, Lodi, 209-3346988,

“A natural exfoliation, or a natural facial is great for those with acne or rosacea. Clay and water are combined to create a cream. The cream is spread over the area to be treated. Using only the fingertips the clay is moved around using a featherlike touch. As the clay penetrates the skin, dead cells are loosened and roll off the skin. There are no machines, chemicals or peels used in this procedure. The entire treatment takes one hour and 15 minutes, and when the client is done—they leave with baby cells forming.”—Myriam Liberman, owner of The Tiger’s Eye Skin Care, Granite Bay, “I recommend the Micro-Retinol line from Pevonia.”—Noki Ellison, spa manager at Atrium Salon and Spa, Granite Bay,


The Tiger’s Eye Skin Care, 8016 Folsom-Auburn Road, Granite Bay, 916988-4973, Vitality Stem Cell & Aesthetic Medicine, 8735 Sierra College

Boulevard, Suite 200, Roseville, 916797-1131, vitalitymedicallaserandskin. com

“Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Colorescience SPF 50 portable powder brush with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for face and body, the Colorescience SPF 20 primers for your specific skin type, and Colorescience natural SPF 30 beautiful antioxidant lip gloss.”—Danielle L. Atherton, master esthetician at Dolce Vita Day Spa, Granite Bay, “Luxe Liquid Foundation from Glo Minerals sets and becomes a silky, smooth texture. If your skin type is oily or you want a photo-matte finish, the Luxe Setting Powder is a weightless and colorless powder anyone can use.”—Noki Ellison, spa manager at Atrium Salon and Spa, Granite Bay, 42 - July 2015

Clay facial photo © glisic_albina/ All other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

Dolce Vita Day Spa, 9719 Village Center Drive, Suite 110, Granite Bay, 916-772-7733,

BEAUTY PRODUCTS EVERYONE NEEDS “All skin types, in the evening, must have Lira Clinical Pro Retinol to repair and lighten already damaged skin; in the morning, they must have Rengenica Moisturizer with growth factors to tighten and lighten, and Lira Clinical BB Tint 4-in-1 stem cell treatment sunblock and foundation.”—Danielle L. Atherton, master esthetician at Dolce Vita Day Spa, Granite Bay, “Sunscreen and eye cream! The skin is thin and shows aging faster, and because the eye area is constantly in motion you have to keep it hydrated day and night (try Pevonia’s Power Repair Eye Contour). Everyone knows why we should wear sunscreen—to keep us youthful and cancer-free, so wear it, wear it, wear it!”—Noki Ellison, spa manager at Atrium Salon and Spa, Granite Bay,

TIPS FOR GIVING THE GIFT OF FOOD “Giving the gift of food is about creativity, thoughtfulness, and creative wrapping or a handwritten note for that personal touch. Make it fun!”—Cameron Diviak, owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes, Roseville,

“One of the first things to ask yourself is if the item is perishable. A fruit basket is a wonderful gift, but you will need to ensure a timely delivery. You may also want to consider any food allergies and read labels carefully, especially for our friends who have celiac disease, for example. Pick a theme for the basket and use a reusable bag or crate for a beautiful presentation. Your only limitation is your imagination!”—Jill Miller, marketing & community relations team leader at Whole Foods Market, Roseville,

EAT UP Gaia’s Basket, 937 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-820-3711, gaiasbasket. com Icing on the Cupcake, 6839 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin, 916-303-4333,

Ikeda’s, 13500 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-885-4243, Nothing Bundt Cakes, 1112 Galleria Boulevard, Suite 140, Roseville, 916780-2253, Pairings, 701 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 180, Roseville, 916772-7247, Whole Foods Market, 1001 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville, 916-781-5300,

Stieber’s Sweet Shoppe, 1198


East Roseville Parkway, Suite 135, Roseville, 916-784-7777,

“It’s practically impossible to spot a quality ‘foodie product.’ That is why Pairings is a tasting room. Come in and talk to us about the chemistry of the products, but more importantly taste the products. We can make you a ‘rock star’ in your kitchen.”—Deb Manley, co-owner at Pairings, Roseville,

Photos courtesy of their respective companies.

“It all starts with the highest-quality ingredients (fresh eggs, real butter and real cream cheese). Details matter: handspun, small-batch baking with a commitment to quality.”— Cameron Diviak, owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes, Roseville,

WHAT TO BUY A HUNGRY HEALTH NUT “We have many recipes that employ the use of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), which is one of the healthiest fats (monounsaturated) one can consume. This type of fat doesn’t oxidize, and minimizing oxidation in our body helps reduce the risk of cancer. Lastly, our high polyphenol oils have a lot of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.”—Deb Manley, co-owner at Pairings, Roseville, “A true health nut would appreciate a piece of seasonal fruit accompanied with fresh ground almond butter. Another great option would be a Vega One All-In-One Meal Bar that contains 12 grams of plant-based protein!”—Jill Miller, marketing & community relations team leader at Whole Foods Market, Roseville, July 2015 - 43


SHOP LOCAL BEST PET TOYS FOR YOUR MONEY “You can never go wrong with a KONG. It’s a hard rubber cylinder that you can stuff with all kinds of goodies. We recommend things like kibble, soft dog food, chicken, cheese, cottage cheese, and then plug it with a bit of peanut butter. Put it in the freezer and when you leave or put your dog in their crate, give it to them. It keeps them busy and provides you with a little time to get things done.”—Robin Mizell, owner of Bark Avenue, Rocklin, “Treat-dispensing toys are the best! They last a long time and are reusable. Most dogs don’t destroy them because they’re focused on getting the treat out—plus it keeps them from eating the treat too quickly. Some can be filled with peanut butter or yogurt, other with small packaged treats. Good choices are the KONG Original Toy, Petsafe Busy Buddy Toys, or JW Treat Ball.”—Katie Love, marketing manager at Incredible Pets, locations in Roseville, Auburn, Carmichael and Sacramento,

Rocklin, 916-315-2650, barkavenueca. com

Ben’s Bark Avenue Bistro, 701 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 120, Roseville, 916-797-3647, benscarnepet. com Incredible Pets, 1105 Roseville Square, Roseville, 916-786-7701, Posh Puppy Boutique, 6040 Stanford Ranch Road, Rocklin, 916435-3044, The Doggie Bag Bakery and Boutique, 1070 Pleasant Grove

Boulevard, Roseville, 916-789-9663; 6881 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, 916-786-9663,

The Natural Pet Tooth Fairy, (mobile

shop, by appointment only, located in front of Western Feed & Pet Supply) 2780 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 888-508-9904, naturalpettoothfairy. com (Roseville location coming soon!)

Western Feed & Pet Supply, 8680 Sierra College Boulevard, Suite 170, Roseville, 916-789-1860,


WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN PET FOOD “When looking for pet food, we recommend looking for brands that are grain-free with no by-products; food that’s rich in meat, low in carbohydrates, and made with whole fruits and vegetables. Minimally processed fresh ingredients are preferred. Avoid propylene glycol, BHA and BHT, as these chemicals are known to cause cancer. Natural preservatives are always better. Anything with soy or wheat is not unsafe, but a lot of animals are allergic to it, which causes some concern.”—Barb Poteet, co-owner of The Natural Pet Tooth Fairy, Roseville (opening soon!), naturalpettoothfairy. com “Our number-one tip for pet food selection is to find out the cost-per-day of a bag of food, rather than focusing on the total cost of the bag. You might see a 30-pound

bag for $30 and another for $45 and think that the $45 bag is more expensive. However, high-quality foods require less cups per feeding, therefore the bag lasts longer. If the $30 bag lasts 30 days and the $45 bag lasts 45 days, then the cost-per-day is exactly the same! All of our staff have a cost-per-day calculator and can help you find a food that fits your pet’s health needs and your budget. There are many things to look for in pet food. The first ingredient as fresh meat or a specifically named meat meal (like chicken meal, lamb meal or salmon meal) is a good sign that the food is high quality. Always avoid wheat, corn, soy and byproducts. Every pet has different health needs, so it’s best to talk to one of our pet nutrition experts and find out more information.”—Katie Love, marketing manager at Incredible Pets, locations in Roseville, Auburn, Carmichael, and Sacramento,


“If you have a desire to do this, we always recommend starting them at a young age so that they’re used to it and enjoy it. If you’re starting later with your pet, we recommend to start off with basic clothing—T-shirts first and then move into other items such as dresses and/or hoodies and sweatshirts. This helps the pet adjust well. Also, recognizing your pet’s temperament is helpful when dressing them up—for example, some like hats, some don’t, so being cognizant of when your pet is uncomfortable will ensure you’re not constricting them or giving them anxiety. Summertime heat is important to consider. Don’t put clothing on your pet that will cause them anxiety and make them warmer.”—Jennifer Kirk, president/founder of Posh Puppy Boutique, Rocklin, “Consider the following three things when dressing your pets: comfort (Is your pet comfortable in the type of clothing selected? Does the hood fall in his face? Does his leg fall out of the leg hole? Is the neck too tight?); proper sizing (This is more important in male dogs—if the body is too long, the dog will pee on the fabric.); climate (Make sure the dog isn’t too hot or too cold.) You don’t want your dog to overheat, but if your dog is small with very little fur, you need to protect them.”—Robin Mizell, owner of Bark Avenue, Rocklin,

Photos courtesy of their respective companies.

PET LOVERS Bark Avenue, 4781 Granite Drive,

Yes. This is Stickley.

Since 1900, generations of families have furnished their homes with Stickley Furniture. The collector furniture offers authentic designs, integrity of construction and commitment to craftsmanship. Stickley Furniture rooted in the past, designed for the present, and destined for the future... Uniquely American.


12125 Folsom Blvd Rancho Cordova 916-351-0227

Mon–Fri Sat Sun

10am–8pm 10am–6pm 11am–6pm


Mortdecai DVD, $9.99-$13.99 at Dimple Records, 1701 Santa Clara Drive, Roseville. 916-7812800,

Om Sign, $42 at

Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey, $23.99 at Whole Foods, 1001 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville. 916-781-5300,

Sour Carrot Orange Edible Organic Nail Polish, $13.99 at

juicy oranges Strawberry Apple Lime Juice, $6.50, and Grapefruit Mint Juice (Citrus 3), $6.50, at Pressed Juicery, 1182 Roseville Parkway, Suite 145, Roseville. 916-781-2030,

Serenity Firefly Class 03-K64 1: Those Left Behind, $17.99, and Star Wars Agents of the Empire, Volume Two: Hard Targets, $19.99, at Ken’s Comics and Collectibles, 4845 Granite Drive, Rocklin. 916-824-2241,

Krisa Double Layer Cami in Flame, $105 at Nevaeh Boutique, Spa & Salon, 9205 Sierra College Boulevard, Roseville. 916-786-5888,

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Outward Hound Invincibles Gecko, $17.99 at Animal Nutrition and Grooming Center, 1805 Cirby Way, Suite 10, Roseville. 916-782-7300,

Black and Decker 16� Electric Hedge Trimmer, $49.99 at Granite Bay Ace Hardware, 8665 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay. 916-797-3993,

Nevaeh Salon photo by Aaron Roseli. All other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

by Adrianna Valencia


sunday best 6 Fab Finds by Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon LAKE ESCAPE Get a sunny disposition with a quick day trip to beautiful Lake Tahoe. From biking and hiking to boating and beaching, there’s an activity for the whole family.


EYE APPEAL These pilot-style sunnies, available at Mainland Skate and Surf in Roseville, are one of our favs made by TOMS. Plus, with every pair you purchase TOMS will help give sight to a person in need. $119, mainlandskateandsurf. com

COOL IT For a guiltless treat that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and cool you off, head to OMG! Yogurt (locations in Roseville and Rocklin). With flavors that rotate regularly and toppings galore, the creation is in your hands. $.45 per ounce,

SCREEN THE SUN Get full protection with a sunscreen that’s safe for the entire f a m i l y. C a l i f o r n i a Baby Broad Spectrum SPF 30, made with 100-percent organic ingredients and free of chemicals, parabens and fragrances, is available at Target. $19.99, 48 - July 2015

HOOKED ON BOOKS As Beautiful Ruins takes you back and forth between Italy and modern Hollywood, Jess Walter builds a novel that won’t let you go. Pick yours up at Winston Smith Books in Auburn. $15.99,

Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon are hosts of ‘The Where and Wears’ of El Dorado County. Be sure to watch them on Foothill 7 Television and Sierra Community Access Television 2 and “like” them on Facebook.

OMG! Yogurt photo by Dante Fontana. All other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

This Lemon Drop Peplum Tankini Set by Pink Desert is high fashion at an affordable price. The fun color combo and high-waisted style will turn heads and is flattering on any figure. $36.99,


peru Land of Plenty by Megan Wiskus

Machu Picchu


raversing through the Andes, on the last portion of the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu comes into view. As I gaze awestruck at the 15th century Inca civilization surrounded by cloud forests and blanketed in a misty fog—I’m speechless. Words can’t explain the feeling of seeing this wonder of the world for the first time. It’s not the first, nor will it be the last time on my Peruvian adventure that I’m blown away. Booking the trip with luxury adventure travel company Butterfield & Robinson (B&R) has proven to be advantageous in more ways than one. While traveling abroad with loved ones usually brings trepidation and more tiffs than nuevo soles I have in my wallet, B&R has made everything happen so effortlessly that I’m beginning to wonder how I ever voyaged any other way.

LIMA Although most international flights land in Lima—Peru’s capital and the country’s largest city—many tourists forgo a visit and continue on to Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu. I advise you spend at least two days here: The seaside city is studded with a mishmash of Lima coastline colonial architecture, modern sky rises and world-class restaurants (don’t miss diving into a plate of ceviche, the star of Peru’s gastronomic repertoire).

Patio at Hotel B

Eco Culinary Experience Bike Tours of Lima

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STAY: The first arts-boutique hotel in Lima, Hotel B features 17 suites, a signature restaurant and impressive art sprinkled throughout. Nestled in the bohemian, culturally rich enclave of Barranco, the property—sited in a restored 1914, two-story mansion—boasts a relaxed, homey vibe and modern amenities. EXPERIENCE: Bike Tours of Lima takes riders on an easy pedal along the coastal cliffs and around the city’s historic mansions, churches, parks and notable neighborhoods—all while the guide regales you with stories of yesteryear. An Eco Culinary Experience with local celebrity chef, Brisa, means touring an organic, self-sustainable farm, followed by a hands-on cooking class and lunch of seasonal Peruvian fare.

Top photo courtesy of Butterfield & Robinson. All other photos by Megan Wiskus.

Hotel B

CUSCO At 11,000 feet, Cusco—with its blend of colonial and ancient Incan architecture—is a breath of thin but fresh air. Between its hodgepodge of history (Cusco was once the capital of the Inca Empire), handicraft stands and buzzing Plaza de Armas (the city center that’s surrounded by restaurants, shops and the Baroquestyle Cusco Cathedral), it’s easy to fall for this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Chocolate Workshop

Hotel Sol y Luna

Horseback riding

STAY: A former 16th century convent, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas has emerged as one of Cusco’s most Andean cheese at the luxurious retreats. Blending old (traditional Inca walls, San Pedro Market regal frescoes and a centuries-old fountain) with new (oxygen-enriched rooms, heated floors and personal Hotel Sol y Luna butler service), this tranquil space will quickly become your home away home.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas photo by Adrian Houston. All other photos courtesy of their respective companies and by Megan Wiskus.

EXPERIENCE: Learn how the locals live with a trip to San Pedro Market. Selling everything from fresh Andean cheese and bread to produce, meat and handcrafted souvenirs, ambling through the aisles is the ideal way to while away an afternoon. For a truly sweet experience, enjoy a hands-on Chocolate Workshop at the ChocoMuseum where you’ll make and mold your own confections from scratch while learning about Peruvian cacao.


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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO • Spanish is the primary language spoken, so brush up on the basics before you go. Lo tengo? • All hail the great potato! There are over 3,000 varieties of spuds in Peru, so whether you like them mashed, fried, baked or roasted, be prepared to get your tuber on. • A trip to Peru isn’t complete until you’ve seen Machu Picchu and, in my humble opinion, imbibed in a Pisco Sour, the country’s ubiquitous cocktail that originated in Lima. Crafted from pisco (South American brandy), lime juice, simple syrup, egg white and Angostura bitters, each sip of this sweet-sour-frothy concoction is a boozy delight.

EXPERIENCE: Saddle up on a Peruvian paso horse, one of the smoothest riding stallions in the world, for a journey through remote parts of the region that aren’t accessible by car. For your daily dose of sodium, head to the Maras Salt Terraces. The huge salt mine—carved out of the hillside thousands of years ago and still operated by local Peruvian families—is peppered with photo ops. Those hungry for culture should dig into a pachamanca, which translates to “earth oven” and is Peru’s version of a luau (think marinated meats, potatoes and other produce cooked with hot stones underground). Work off the feast by stand up paddleboarding on Piuray Lake with the

Pachamanca Cusco Cathedral

Nine miles north of Cusco, the aptly named Sacred Valley does indeed have a heavenly aura to it. Located amongst the wet and wild Urubamba River, and dotted with small towns, ruins that hardly seemed ruined and an agreeable climate, this region is certainly worth pausing in. STAY: If waking up to the chirps of native birds in a 25-acre garden oasis surrounded by majestic mountains sounds idyllic, than Hotel Sol y Luna is the property for you. Each casita features rustic Andean ambiance and lush amenities; what’s more, proceeds from the resort benefit the Sol y Luna Association, which supports local educational, cultural and athletic programs to stimulate a higher quality of life.

Maras Salt Terraces

snow-peaked Andes as your backdrop. Of course, a trip to Peru wouldn’t be complete without visiting Machu Picchu (“old mountain”). Whether you arrive via train or trekking the Inca Trail, what awaits you is far more grandiose than the photos in your high school history book. Once inside, you have the option to hike Huayna Picchu (“young mountain”). Although a pretty strenuous climb, the vantage point from the top looks down on the archaeological wonderland that is Machu Picchu and was one of the (many) highlights from my holiday. With landscapes that range from the Pacific Ocean and Andes to the Amazon, and a culture as colorful as its past, Peru has something to fuel all wanderlust stricken souls. Although I only scratched the country’s surface, I’m certainly heading back for seconds.

NOTE: All hotels and experiences mentioned above (along with transfers, private guides and most meals) were organized by Butterfield & Robinson; to have them design a customized, experiential trip for you—down to every nitty-gritty detail—and for more info, visit

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Apricot Chicken

Meat and Potatoes I was expecting the mushrooms to be stuffed with a breading of some kind, but instead they were chockfull of spicy Italian sausage with aromatic fennel and rosemary.

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ocated in a striking Victorian white house that was originally built around 1880, Meat and Potatoes delivers classic American fare in a charmingly old-school environ—think black and white floral patterned tablecloths with sunny yellow napkins and decorative china displayed on the walls. As my husband and I settled at a table and other patrons made easy conversation over glasses of wine, we made our selections—soon finding ourselves in a similar rhythm. All dinner entrées come with a choice of soup or salad to start, plus a baked potato, French fries, mashed potatoes or rice, and vegetables. The house salad was crisp and refreshing (the chilled plate was a nice touch), and the orzo soup—with its tender beef, and carrots so soft you could cut them with your spoon—was especially noteworthy. Up next was our appetizer of stuffed mushrooms. I was expecting the mushrooms to be stuffed with a breading of some kind, but instead they were chock-full of spicy Italian sausage with aromatic fennel and rosemary. Soon it was time for the main event: steak and prawns (for him) and apricot chicken (for me). It’s hard to go wrong with hearty steak, steamed seasonal veggies and a baked potato, but with so much food—it wasn’t long before my husband was slowing down. The apricot chicken was a delectable and inventive combination—the sweet stone fruit paired nicely with a generous double serving of juicy chicken breast. Scooping up some of the apricot sauce with my steamed veggies proved to be a winning mishmash of flavors. Knowing we wanted room for a little something sweet, we asked (painstakingly) to have about half our entrées boxed to take home. Though the carrot cake is apparently a family recipe and a fan favorite, we opted for the brownie sundae. The enormous serving of homemade brownie was topped with a layer of velvety vanilla ice cream, a cloudlike canopy of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Word to the wise: You might want to bring friends just for dessert— not only is it worth sharing, but you’ll find yourselves with plenty to go around.

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The wines produced from Shenandoah Valley’s vineyards—home to some of the oldest vines in the state—are renowned for their intense fruit and deep color. One of my favorite local wineries in this region, Villa Toscano, pays homage to Tuscany with their commitment to serving full-bodied fine wines and good food in a truly romantic setting. Extended oak aging on their red varietals ensures deep, complex vinos, while their white varietals receive no oak aging, thus preserving the wine’s fruit character and freshness. Villa Toscano’s 2014 White Barbera has an aroma that boasts a lovely bouquet of tart green apples, citrus and Asian pears. On the palate, you’ll be greeted with hints of honeydew melon and a dash of pink grapefruit, while notes of citrus fill the edges. This light, refreshing wine pairs nicely with seafood—like this month’s Blackened Fish Tostadas with Watermelon Salsa—and spicy Asian dishes; at $26 a bottle, it also makes a lovely host/hostess gift for a summer soiree. —Christina Leyva, Events Manager, 36 Handles Pub & Eatery


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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? I’m a holistic health coach and nutrition specialist. I help women not only lose weight and gain better health but focus on the whole of their life, too. Nothing is in isolation; you have to address the body, mind and spirit to achieve true holistic wellness. It definitely found me. I’m a structured planner, and when I let go and simply focused on what I was passionate about that is precisely when my business manifested into this dream job. Where do you go when the going gets tough? The beach! It’s always been my grounding place and reminds me to breathe and not sweat over the details. What’s your hidden talent? I’m an intuitive energy worker. It has come in handy with my son who’s had multiple injuries during football and basketball seasons! What’s your biggest job perk? Seeing a woman start to put herself first. We are so hard on ourselves and feel guilty if we do anything for ourselves. I always tell clients, “You can’t give 100 percent of yourself if you don’t feel 100 percent.” When a client hugs me and tells me what a difference I’ve made in their life, it always brings tears to my eyes. It’s incredibly powerful and humbling. What’s your favorite local business other than your own? Soul Yoga in Roseville. I take “hot belly” yoga there three days a week, and it’s how I’m able to truly give to my clients. It is a physical yet spiritually profound practice that keeps me grounded. I call it my soul food! What is your opinion of Style Magazine? I love it and have been reading it for years. The content and quality are what keep me reading. And finally, customer service is…? The root to any meaningful, successful business. If you’re not in it to truly serve others then you shouldn’t be in business.

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what’s in a name? Strangely Titled Towns by Tom Mailey

questions in Why, Arizona. Hungry? Try Good Food, Mississippi, or (mmm), Pie Town, New Mexico. You’re on your own in Forage, North Dakota, though. When AC/DC sang “Highway to Hell,” was it actually about a scheduled gig in Hell, Michigan? As a native Washingtonian, I suggest a trip to Humptulips, which, incidentally, is on the way to the Hoh Rain Forest. If you have time, you could push on to Pysht but don’t get upset, there isn’t much there. Make a point to visit Point No Point. The people of Concrete are rock solid. But alas, there are no Starbucks in Starbuck. And that’s just scratching the surface. There are literally hundreds of oddly named towns all across America, just waiting for you to pass through. Um, especially Johnson’s Bottom.

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