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t’s like clockwork. Every year, about this time, I start to crave summer. The winter weather tends to shut me in; whether I can’t exercise outdoors or take a stroll for fresh air or don’t go on social outings as often, I find that too much time indoors leads to a host of unwanted side effects. Number one: I can get a little blue; there is much to be said about the occurrence of SAD – seasonal affective disorder. (For more information on SAD, visit stylemg.com this month). Number two: With so much of my time spent inside my home, I start to notice some serious décor flaws. I mean can you imagine Nate Berkus’ face if he were to witness the wallpaper border that is peeling from our guest bedroom walls? Yes, I have wallpaper border. And it’s peeling. I know it’s making a comeback, but trust me, mine is not what’s trending now. While I have done little things around the house over the years, my to-do list length is outpacing accomplishment. So I was thinking that since a new view, or perspective, can often raise one’s spirits, there’s no better time than now to gift your inner artist – and your home interior – with a little refreshment. I already feel better just thinking of ripping the wallpaper down and coating my walls with crisp new color. In need of inspiration for sprucing up your home décor? Pull out your pinboard – this month we give you two features with plenty to get the planning party started. First, in Megan Wiskus’ Crib Appeal, she shares with us “20 Decorating Tips & Tricks,” which she compiled from the notes of four successful, local interior designers. Following, be prepared for surprise with the transformation of a local home’s interiors that is truly award-winning in Darren Elms’ Inside Job. He takes readers on a tour that shows just how much can be accomplished with the right vision and the right remodeling team. The “before” and “after” shots say it all. Another source for inner inspiration is in the garden, and even better is sharing the experience with your family. This month in Our Kids, Corrie Pelc highlights the benefits of getting children involved in growing their own fruits and veggies, as well as tips for getting a garden started. It’s not spring yet though! It’s February...and time to fall in love with your inner spaces again! — Desiree We’d love to hear from you – send us your community events (for Calendar and Outtakes), local news (for What’s Up), and any other story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 stylemg.com - February 2013
HOT TOPIC: THE FISCAL CLIFF Darla Colson, CPA, MST, with Gilbert Associates in Folsom breaks down how the settlement of the fiscal cliff affects you and your family.
MAKE LOVE EXCITING AGAIN: 5 UNCONVENTIONAL VALENTINE’S DAY DATES This Valentine’s Day, consider ditching the dinner and roses for one of these notso-average date ideas.
BLACK HISTORY TRIVIA In honor of Black History Month, we share some of the lesser-known facts about African American notables.
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oseville’s iconic Bunz & Co has reopened for business as 2H 2nd Half Bunz & Company at 311 Judah Street in Roseville. For more details, check them out on Facebook...In our January issue we featured a photo of Blue Line Gallery’s CEO Julie Hirota. We would like to make mention of the sculpture she posed next to – Craig Martinez’s “Bleed and Breed II.” Check him out at Julie Hirota with “Bleed and Breed II” craigmartinezart.com...Lennar Homes is processing subdivision improvement plans and final maps for two parcels in the Westpark development of Roseville; in 2012, the City of Roseville Building Department issued 600 single family residential home permits, well exceeding the 417permits issued in 2011...Joining the Creekside Ridge Retail Center will be Santillan Jewelers Inc., owned by Martin Santillan (formerly with Kenny G. & Co.)...Congratulations to Sacramento’s East Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries for winning the 2012 ACE (American Cemetery Excellence) Award!... PlacerGROWN hosted their annual Farm Conference on January 26, providing farmers and locavores with a day of food and fun, plus workshops on farming, agriculture and local sustainability...Former Marine Gunny Sergeant Nick “The Cigar Marine” Popaditch recently launched a line of cigars, which supports the Semper Fi Fund (raises funds for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families). To purchase the cigars, visit artofcigars.com...In other troop news, Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troops organization, sent a large shipment of Troop Care Packages from Sacramento to the troops in Afghanistan in time for Christmas. More than 350 care packages were sent...REVERSE2’s DogOnDogMA, which was co-created by Folsom artist Lisa Deniz and Bay Area artist (formerly from Folsom) Brandy Hart, announced the launch of a new art collection that puts food in the bowls of rescue animals Art from until they meet their adopted family. With REVERSE2 each purchase of art from the collection, 15 percent is donated to a rescue organization, feeding one animal for an entire month. For more info on the program, visit dogondogma. com...Ten singers, ranging in age from 6-10, combined talents with seven musicians to put on a spectacular show at Carmichael’s Thomas Kelly 2012 Winterfest. The children practiced at weekly rehearsals as part of a program sponsored by Rock Generation Music to Schools program...Sport Clips’ newest location on Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard Youth perform at Thomas offered free haircuts with Kelly 2012 Winterfest a $10 donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) during their grand opening celebration in December, which raised $1,000 for LLS...That’s all for this month, but be sure to check back next month for Style’s annual Food & Drink feature! — Compiled by Kelly Soderlund
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Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Haley: Remember to always have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Alyssa and Haley: Swimming! Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Alyssa: Loud chewers Q: What are you most proud of? A: Haley: Who I’ve become, through swimming and life in general. Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: Alyssa: You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable to reach the next level. Q: What’s next? A: Alyssa and Haley: Graduation
hen Alyssa and Haley Anderwere thrilled with their success and the son first started swimming chance to represent Granite Bay and the at local pools in Granite Bay, U.S. on the global stage. “We’re both so they never imagined their summer hobby proud of each other,” Haley says. would one day take them all the way to the These days, both girls are nearing the London Olympics. However, their mother end of their college careers. Haley conhad been a competitive tinues to swim competswimmer in college, and itively, and whenever it soon became evident possible she and her that a talent for swimsister take time out of ming ran in the Andertheir busy schedules son blood. It wasn’t long to visit children in local before both girls began hospitals and talk about to swim competitively their experiences. Al(Top Row) Colette and at both the national and though Alyssa plans to Jordan Anderson; (Bottom Row) Haley, Randy and international level, evenretire from competitive Alyssa Anderson tually landing them a swimming, after graduspot on the U.S. Olympic swimming team. ation she hopes to inspire others to purIn London, Alyssa, along with the other sue their goals. “We’re not superheroes,” members of her team, won gold in the 4 x Alyssa says. “We just worked hard and 200-meter swimming freestyle relay, while believed in ourselves...we never put a limit Haley took home the silver in the women’s on our dreams.” 10-kilometer open water race. The girls — Amber Foster
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favorites Author/writer: Alyssa: Nicholas Sparks; Haley: Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) Escape: Alyssa: shopping; Haley: the beach Guilty pleasure: Alyssa: dessert; Haley: gummy worms Meal in town: Alyssa: Mikuni; Haley: Pasta Pomodoro Memory: Alyssa: Making the Olympic team with my sister! Haley: Going to London with my family. Photos by Dante Fontana.
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hel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss and Eminem were all young once. Inspire a young poet in your life and encourage a passion for writing. Sponsored by Friends of the Roseville Public Library, the Annual Youth Poetry Contest is the perfect launch for all young writers. Now in its 25th year, the Annual Youth Poetry Contest of the Roseville Public Library has inspired thousands of children to expand their vocabulary and explore their creative writing abilities. From haikus and rhyming versus to ballads, odes and sonnets – exploring words, poetic styles and creative writing is a great way to expand the minds of youth. The poetry contest runs through February 28. Find more details and submit your poem at any Roseville Public Library or online at roseville.ca.us/poetry. — Jamie Finley For more information about the variety of programs and events offered by the City of Roseville Parks, Recreation and Libraries, visit roseville.ca.us.
PlacerGROWN and Foothill Farmers’ Market WHAT’S IN SEASON NOW: SWISS CHARD! If ever an award were given for the vegetable with the most nutrients, Swiss chard would take top honors. This tall, leafy green vegetable belongs to the same family as beets and spinach, and although it has a slightly bitter taste, Swiss chard is referred to as “greens” (along with kale, mustard and collard greens). The leaves of fresh, young chard tend to be sweeter and can be enjoyed in salads – providing color and nutrition. Whole, mature stalks are typically chopped into bite-size pieces and sautéed, or steamed for a longer period of time. Swiss chard is high in vitamins A, C and K and rich in minerals, fiber and protein.
HOW TO SERVE AND PAIR WITH LOCAL WINE: In addition to salads, Swiss chard is also good tossed with penne pasta, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It can add a kick to a frittata and is great in place of spinach in vegetarian lasagna. Swiss chard can be paired with a variety of local wines. In Placer County, Secret Ravine Winery’s 2010 Cabernet Franc DID YOU KNOW? from O’Conner Vineyard – a medium-bodied Swiss chard did not originate in red wine – complements the vegetal nature of Switzerland. Farther south in the Swiss chard nicely, as opposed to a full-bodied Mediterranean region, the ancient richer wine. The Cabernet Franc is a softer red Greek philosopher, Aristotle, actually with a bit of spiciness and some herbaceous wrote about it in the fourth century qualities. You could also try the Vina Castellano B.C. The name “chard” comes from another Mediterranean vegetable, 2005 Unfiltered Cabernet Franc, Le Casque cardoon, which is a celery-like plant 2009 Cabernet Franc or the Mt. Vernon 2010 with thick stalks that are similar in Cabernet Franc. For more information on local appearance to chard. wine, visit placerwine.com. 14 stylemg.com - February 2013
what do they not? Placer Food Bank accepts A: The both perishable food items such as fruit and vegetables, as well as nonperishable food. The most needed items include: • Dried pastas, rice and beans • Cereal • Peanut butter (plastic containers only) • Canned fruit and vegetables • Canned tuna The Placer Food Bank does not accept clothing, household items or furniture. Donations can be delivered to the food bank’s warehouse between 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Fridays, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. , or by appointment. No time to shop? Donors can visit the Placer Food Bank’s Web site to fill a virtual grocery bag. Also, through the Placer Food Bank’s partnership with Feeding America and other hunger-relief organizations, the food bank can leverage each $1 in cash donations to purchase $17 worth of groceries; cash donations can be made online, by mail, or at the food bank offices. — Placer Food Bank 8284 Industrial Avenue, Roseville 916-783-0481, placerfoodbank.org
SELECTION AND STORAGE: For the best flavor, chard should be purchased chilled to ensure a crunchier texture and sweeter taste. The best chard has leaves that are bright green and don’t show any signs of browning or yellowing; they should be free from tiny holes and appear firm, not wilted. To keep chard as fresh as possible, wait to give it a good rinse until just before serving, as water can encourage spoilage. For the recipe to make Swiss Chard Soup, visit stylemg.com. For details on where to buy locally grown Swiss chard, other in-season produce, wine and more, visit placergrown.org and foothillfarmersmarket.com.. — Susan Belknap
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re you planning a wedding, party, concert or similar large-scale event? Rocklin is home to many great venues suiting varying needs! Finn Hall at the Civic Center in Rocklin is the perfect combination of historic building and modern amenity – a fantastic place to hold any event, from a traditional wedding to a contemporary music performance. The Rocklin Event Center is one of Rocklin’s larger venues and can comfortably fit up to 500 guests in the main hall for lectures or 280 for dining and dancing; breakout rooms are available for conferences and workshops. Personalize your event by inviting guests outdoors to the newly landscaped garden courtyard. The Rocklin Community Center is located at the charming Johnson-Springview Park in the heart of Rocklin. The spacious main hall features wood floors, lots of natural light, modern kitchen space and bathrooms, plus options for expanding the space outward through expansive sliding glass doors. If you’d like to host an outdoor event this season, the City of Rocklin also boasts several rentable pavilions located in parks around town, including Johnson-Springview Park, Margret Azevedo Park and Whitney Park. — Andrea Slater
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have been happily addicted to frozen yogurt since my teenage years and consider myself somewhat of a froyo connoisseur. The fact that the winter skies were pouring their misery upon the streets of Roseville proved no deterrent for the acquisition of my favorite frosty treat. The destination: OMG! Yogurt, named after another popularized abbreviation in this Twitter-dominated age. Tucked away next to the Raley’s off Cirby, the shop proved a cheery respite from the storm raging outside. In a market flooded with franchises, OMG! provides a welcome return to the family-owned shops that are devoid of corporately constructed concoctions. I like to make my own, and OMG! provides a
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wide range of gourmet flavors that are priced by weight regardless of cup size. Still in the holiday spirit, I chose a mix of their Peppermint and Sugar-Free Brown Sugar (oxymoron?) flavors, while my mom (also a huge froyo fan) went for the summery Tart Watermelon and Plain. OMG! offers a wealth of toppings to adorn your personalized treat, as well as a tempting mix of baked treats, all-fruit smoothies, shaved ice and specialty froyo cookies. All of which may leave you ISO (in search of) their goods year-round. OMG! Yogurt, 1200 Cirby Way, Roseville, 916-789-9664; 6696 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin, 916773-3664, omgrocklin.com. — Kelly Soderlund
1. Who was gifted a 69.2-carat diamond that eventually was named after her and her ex-husband? 2. Who was Romeo originally infatuated with before he met and fell in love with Juliet? 3. Why did Mattel name the famous doll couple Barbie and Ken? 4. Which couple did James Cameron loosely base the plot line of Titanic on? 5. Celebrities tend to do things a little differently than the rest of society. What famous couple was married for a total of six hours? 6. Which Egyptian queen committed suicide after her lover tried to kill himself because he believed she was already dead? 7. Many actors meet their significant other while working together. This couple met while he was married, but they now have six kids together and are engaged. Who are they? 8. Some celebrity marriages end within six hours of the nuptials, but some last a lifetime. Which couple managed to make it 50 years before he passed away after a battle with cancer? 9. This cinematic vixen married and divorced seven times. Who is she? 10. How long did the infamous marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries last? — Paris Ryan
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Sacramento Museum Day The day is designed to encourage the community to experience the region's wealth of art, history, science and wildlife at little cost (most museums offer free admission). At the Roseville Utility Exploration Center and Maidu Museum & Historic Site, kids can ground acorns and make pine nut bracelets. For a list of participating museums, visit sacmuseums.org/ museumday.html.
Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream Get enchanted by the newest Disney show featuring the characters of Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and Cinderella, all at the Sleep Train Arena. Other favorite Disney princesses will crash the party during the spectacular finale! For tickets, visit sleeptrainarena.com.
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Reif Erickson, the nationally known artist with works in public, corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. and Japan, presents a one-man show at Roseville’s Blue Line Gallery. For more details, visit rosevillearts.org.
Feast for Rotary Head to the Rocklin Sunset Center at 5:45 p.m. for the Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin’s 19th annual crab feed, which will include fresh crab, black tiger prawns, clam chowder, pasta and salad. Products from area businesses will be featured in a silent raffle, silent auction and live auction; proceeds will benefit programs to help local youth and families in need. For more details, visit rocklinloomisrotary.com.
28 & Mar. 1 Empty Bowls Fundraiser
The Placer Food Bank will host their third annual event at the Maidu Community Center in Roseville. Tickets include your choice of a handcrafted ceramic bowl and a meal of pasta, bread, salad and dessert. Tickets also include wine tasting, appetizers and live music. Money raised will help to purchase and distribute food to the food bank's local hunger-relief partners. For more details, visit placerfoodbank.org.
I Am Happy Project Community & Family Festival In honor of National Happiness Day on February 11, this festival will feature vendors, music, food, bounce houses, a kids’ corner, special appearances, and more activites to boost your mood. The fun lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Royer Park. For more details, email email@example.com.
A Taste of Chocolate Satisfy your sweet tooth by attending this delicious fundraiser, co-sponsored by the Old Town Business Association and the American Association of University Women, from noon to 3 p.m. in Old Town Auburn. For more details, call 530-888-1585.
Our stories: Judith Lowry's Artistic Reflections on Native California. Celebrate the opening reception of this newly created collection at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site, showcasing Judith Lowry’s vibrantly painted narratives from her California Indian heritage. This free event takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more details, visit roseville.ca.us/indianmuseum.
Affair of the heart This free health-focused event, presented by Marshall Medical and the Cameron Park CSD, will feature speakers, demonstrations and more to help attendees lead a healthier lifestyle. The event begins at 4:45 p.m. For additional information, visit cameronpark. org.
Make-A-Wish Winter, Wine & Food Festival This year marks the event’s 25th anniversary and will include food and wine tastings, silent and exclusive live auctions and more, starting at 5 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center. For tickets and more details, call 916-692-3921 or visit sacramentoconventioncenter.com.
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Sac Museum photo courtesy of Ted Lee and Yasmin West. Disney on Ice photo courtesy of Karen Bakula & Company. All other photos courtesy of their respective organizations.
more events Through February 9 – School House Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most energetic musicals ever to hit the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy stage. Featuring favorites, such as “Conjunction Junction” and “Interplanet Janet,” this musical will entertain the entire community. For show times and tickets, visit rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com. February 1-3 – Lenaea Theatre Festival. Now in its 57th year, this three-day performing arts festival will take place at Folsom Lake College. More than 50 West Coast high school theatre programs will perform one-act plays, monologues, scenes and songs; the weekend-long event will culminate in a highly anticipated awards ceremony. To purchase tickets, visit threestages.net. February 2 – Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame Celebration. This fan-friendly event held at Thunder Valley Casino Resort will honor Sacramento’s greatest athletes in an induction type ceremony. Fans will get an up close and personal view and hear from the top five honorees. For more details, visit thundervalleyresort.com. February 2 – Sacramento Guitar Society Presents Grisha Goryachev. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, who started his extensive career as a child prodigy, Goryachev is one of very few guitarists in the world reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar. His sure-to-be–riveting performance at Three Stages will begin at 8 p.m. For more details, visit threestages. net. February 8-9 – NCDC BackStage 2013. Two days of talent, technique and choreography will fill the NCDC Black Box Theater in Roseville. These can’t-bemissed dance performances are perfect for the entire family. For performance times and tickets, visit ncdc.com. February 16 – “Escape from Folsom” 10 Miler & 5K Walk/Run. The famous trail run is back with the addition of a 5K Run/Walk event. The race will feature an exciting and challenging course (along the shore and through the hills of Folsom Lake), a custom “Escape from Folsom” tech T-shirt, hot food, plus awards in each division and raffle prizes. For more details, visit tbfracing.com. February 16 – President’s Day 5k Run/ Walk. Head to Whitney High School’s stadium for the start of this familyfriendly race featuring music, T-shirts for participants, chip timing, post-race food and face painting for kids. All proceeds will
benefit John Adams Academy. For more details, visit presidentsday5k.com. February 23 – Courage Worldwide. The popular band Jars of Clay, along with Reggie McNeal, national author/speaker, will come together at William Jessup University for a closing concert in conjunction with Courage Worldwide's "The Response: A Global Sex Trafficking Summit" from 7-9 p.m. For more details, visit courageworldwide.org/ events. February 23 – Quarry Trail to Murderer’s Bar Hike. Take a relaxing hike along the Middle Fork of the American River near Auburn with a short climb to the abandoned quarry (amphitheater) upon returning. Bring water and a snack or lunch. Ages 12 and older welcome. The hike starts at 9:30 a.m.; rain cancels. To sign up, call the American River Nature Center at 530-621-1224. February 25 – Paco Peña: Flamenco Vivo! Named “Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year” five years in a row by Guitar Magazine, Peña is sure to wow the entire audience with his sextet and three dancers. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at Three Stages. For show times and tickets, visit threestages.net.
SAVE THE DATE! March 2 – Stand Up for Kids. Head to the Placerville Shakespeare Club at 8 p.m. for a comedy showcase and silent and live auction put on by Leadership El Dorado Class 6. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hands4Hope, CASA and other children’s charities. For more details and tickets, visit standupedc.eventbrite.com. March 9 – Rotary Club of Roseville’s Annual Garbolino Seafood Dinner. Named after Fred Garbolino, this seafood dinner – held at the Roseville Sport Center and beginning at 5 p.m. – is the club’s primary fundraiser and supports all of their charitable endeavors. Featuring an unlimited seafood feast, live and silent auctions, and optional pirate costume attire, this event will arrrgh-uably be a blast to remember! For more details, visit rotaryrsvl.org. March 16 – Day of Dance. Join Mercy Heart & Vascular Institute and our Heart Shaped Community for an interactive event bringing women of all ages together for heart-healthy activities and education, including dance sessions and a physician panel discussion with cardiovascular experts. The fun goes from 9 a.m. to noon at Sacred Heart Parish School in Sacramento. To register and for more details, visit mercyheartsacramento.org.
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outtakes Friends toast to the holidays
Holidays in the Hills Placer County Wine Trail December 8-9 Photos courtesy of Jocelyn Maddux and jbrandmarketing.
Wine Club Members Shari and Tom Teal get “framed” at Lone Buffalo Vineyards Nothing Bundt Cakes serves up “bundtinis”
Friends proudly display their toy donations
Isabella Sharp and Laura Hanusek
Jim Reinhart and family at Lone Buffalo Vineyards
Wine Club Member Julie Clark and Lone Buffalo Vineyards owner Jill Maddux
Local cycling club members enjoy wine and good cheer
TBF New Year’s DuathlON Granite Beach, Folsom Lake January 5 Photos by Tim Sorensen.
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Thomas Kelly’s 2012 Winterfest
Thomas Kelly Elementary School, Carmichael December 15 Photos by Edwin Romero. Madelynne Gabriele and Alisa Oldag
Emma Gutierrez, Lauren Oldag and Autumn Anderson
Kids perform at Thomas Kelly Elemenatary School
Thomas Kelly Band directed by Bianca Patterson
Roseville Home Start Holiday Teddy Bear Tea Flower Farm Inn, Loomis December 2 Photos by Jenni Toedtemeier.
Story time with Santa
Joe Orlando (Santa) and Children’s Therapist Tasha DeLeon Lee read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
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thearts Top Row: KM Lowry, John Morris and Curtis Hildebrand Bottom Row: Steve Marsh
stillwood sages Spreading Love Through Lyrics by LeeAnn Dickson
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Visit stillwoodsages.com for more information. and eclectic people,” Hildebrand says. “Everybody in the band is a genius.” When a person is deemed a sage they are thought to have utilized their lifelong experiences and reflections to become wise. “All of the members give the group the sage spirit,” Hildebrand says. “It is a gift you’re giving to each other and also receiving.” But it’s not solely the band members who benefit from this, so do audiences throughout our area and the entire West Coast. All of the highly trained and talented musicians bring adaptability and energy to connect with the audience – constantly trying new material and continually tweaking it until it feels right. “We are very expressive on stage,” Hildebrand shares. The group focuses on the positive, as well as growing and spreading love. “Our whole premise is to change the world into a more loving place,” Lowry says. Hildebrand not only credits the mem-
artbeat February 21-April 13 – Pop! Goes the Art. The Blue Line Gallery’s WestPark Workshop Gallery will feature multiple artists’ work inspired by popular culture of the 21st century. Artists will utilize everything from news headlines to the latest YouTube sensations and more. For gallery hours and more details, visit rosevillearts.org.
Photos by Dante Fontana.
n the music industry there are milestones that mark success, and local band Stillwood Sages has passed quite a few. Being nominated for a 2012 Sammies Award and playing at worldfamous venues is just the beginning for this three-year-old group. There’s an old adage that says, “Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional”; such is the mantra of Curtis Hildebrand (a.k.a. the Flyin’ Cowboy), the man behind the band. His unbridled enthusiasm for life and music is contagious. As the playful heart of Stillwood Sages, Hildebrand takes on the role of manager, songwriter, producer and director. Joining Hildebrand are John Morris on guitar, KM Lowry on bass, and percussionist Steve Marsh. All four members play off each other – making great music by blending blues, rock and funky soul into songs with a message. Although it’s hard to describe their style, the music proves to be visionary and versatile. “These are all eccentric
bers, but also his wife of eight years, Gretchen, for the band’s success. He admits she is one of the main reasons Stillwood Sages is still alive. “She has the capacity to understand what had to happen in my life to make this band happen,” Hildebrand says. This month, they’re ecstatic to be performing their new hits “Change,” “Wild Poet Eyes” and “Without a Net” at West Hollywood’s legendary venue Whisky A Go-Go. In addition to “covering” some songs from their favorite artists, the professional posse perform mostly original tunes and write from personal experiences. “Our music is real,” Hildebrand admits. “It’s organic.” Lowry passionately adds, “Create or you will die.” The band’s first priority is to serve the song and let the listener interpret it as they will. “Stillwood Sages is so great because we have fun on stage and we jive,” Hildebrand says. The members are quick to point out that their band is not about making a living. “It’s not about the money,” Hildebrand says. “It is the energy and connection with the audience that is the real payoff.”
health&wellness MINIMIZE RISK FACTORS: Know Your Numbers Take symptoms seriously and minimize risk factors, such as high cholesterol (total cholesterol over 200 mg) and high blood pressure (anything higher than 140/90). “Knowing your numbers and changing your lifestyle is so important,” Dr. Sharma says. “People who control their numbers are less likely to have complications of cardiovascular disease.”
Cardiovascular Disease Can Happen to You by Kristen Castillo
ou may think February is all cutesy hearts and the color red because of Valentine’s Day, but it’s also American Heart Month and time to remember the significance of cardiovascular disease – which kills more than 2,000 Americans daily – and the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle. “Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people in America,” says Dr. Michael Kirchner, an interventional cardiologist with Mercy Medical Group. “This is something to take seriously.” According to Dr. Reetu Sharma, a spokesperson for the American Heart Association and a cardiologist with Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Sutter Lincoln, “Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers combined.”
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SIGNS & SYMPTOMS According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a “heart attack occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of the heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.” Heart and vascular problems affect both men and women. Men are typically at risk after age 40, while post-menopausal women in their 50s, 60s and 70s are most vulnerable. Classic warning signs include chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat and weakness on one side. Women often ignore symptoms because they think heart disease is a “man’s disease.” “Women can often have nausea or shortness of breath, [which] they may dismiss as anxiety or gas,” Dr. Sharma says.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY If you have symptoms, don’t wait. Call 911 and go to the emergency room immediately. “We’re geared up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to stop heart attacks,” Dr. Fehrenbacher says. “We want patients [with heart trouble] to call 911 early.” Remember, healthy habits will improve your chances of having cardiovascular problems. “Prevention is very important,” Dr. Sharma says. “You’re saving hospitalizations, damage to your heart and lots of stress.”
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Lack of exercise is also bad for the heart. “I believe an exercise program needs to be a part of your daily regimen,” says Dr. George Fehrenbacher, comedical director of cardiology with Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Plan to get about 2.5 hours of moderate exercise each week. “Exercise helps you in many more ways than simply preventing heart disease,” he says, explaining regular exercise can help fight depression, give you increased stamina and improve your general well-being. “Stopping smoking is probably more beneficial than [anything else] you can do,” Dr. Sharma says. Good nutrition is also crucial to cardiovascular health. “Diet is a very important part of modification of risks,” says Dr. Kirchner, who recommends eating foods high in fiber and lots of fruits and vegetables, while avoiding trans fats and saturated fats. He also advises reducing your salt intake, reading food labels and cutting down on red meat consumption.
A simple meal to raise funds so others can simply eat
to raise funds to feed the hungry in our community. Attend a Placer Food Bank Empty Bowls event.
Wine Reception & Simple Supper — $50 5:30 — 8:00 p.m.
Luncheon — $25 Open seating 12:00 — 2:00 p.m. Maidu Community Center | 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville Your ticket includes a hand-crafted ceramic bowl, and a simple meal of pasta, bread, salad and dessert. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of food to feed the hungry in Placer, Nevada and El Dorado Counties. For information or tickets visit www.placerfoodbank.org or call (916) 783-0481.
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ourkids a school garden consisting of six garden boxes that’s cultivated by students in junior kindergarten through fifth grade – finds students discover how their food grows and the possibilities for what they can do with it. “We saw a big change in what the children asked to eat,” she explains. “I’ve had children say, ‘I don’t have a snack today, can I go get some tomatoes?’”
WHAT TO PLANT So which plants are the best to grow when gardening with kids? Siglar says little ones love vegetables (think peas and cherry tomatoes) that they can pick right off the vine and eat. “Also strawberries. They’re low to the ground, easy to find and bright red,” she says. Proett says root vegetables, like carrots and turnips, can be fun since harvesting becomes a “treasure hunt.” “You pull them up and it’s a big surprise what it’s going to look like,” she says. She also suggests growing vegetables like peas or tomatoes where one plant produces a lot of fruit. “[It’s] nice because you can keep picking off of [the plant] and it keeps producing more, rather than the plant being done once it’s picked,” she says.
Gardening with Kids by Corrie Pelc
pring is almost upon us, which means it’s time to get outside and in the garden! However, gardening isn’t just for adults – there are lots of lessons kids can learn from getting their hands dirty too.
LESSONS LEARNED Petsy Proett, teacher and school garden coordinator at Maria Montessori Charter Academy in Rocklin, says her school’s 10,000-square-foot garden, which is tended by students in preschool through eighth grade, gives kids a great sense of satisfaction to set goals, work toward them, 26 stylemg.com - February 2013
and then reap the benefits as they harvest what they’ve grown. Amber Siglar, nursery assistant at Bushnell Gardens Nursery & Supply Shoppe in Granite Bay who also volunteers at her daughter’s school garden, says there’s a number of educational lessons kids can glean in the garden, from younger kids exploring worms to older ones learning about composting. “It’s really great to just dig in the soil, and just being out in the garden is good – they’re going to be learning,” she adds. Judy Chance, principal of Lakeview Elementary in El Dorado Hills – which has
Do you want to start a garden with your child, but have limited space? According to Siglar, you’re not out of luck. All you really need is a small planter box or pot containers to start, she says. “A larger space may be harder to manage if you really want to get the children involved, because you’re going to be doing the majority of the work, so a smaller space that’s designated just as the children’s garden is a great idea,” she explains. And what if you feel your thumbs are more black than green? No worries, Proett says. She encourages everyone to give gardening a try. “The wonderful thing is if you just give a plant the basics – some soil, water and light – it’s going to grow,” she says. “The light that comes into kids’ eyes when they watch what they planted grow and they can harvest it is pretty fantastic.”
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education guide This month, Style Magazine presents our Education 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!
St. Albans Country Day School 2312 Vernon St. | Roseville 916-782-3557 | www.stalbans.org St. Albans is a non-religious, pre-K through eighth grade private school with a 50-year tradition of academic excellence. Small class size and extraordinary faculty nurture each child’s success in the core subject areas of math, science, history, social studies, English, computer, and Spanish. Along with rigorous academics, all grades enjoy a well-rounded curriculum including visual and performing arts, and a myriad of athletic and enrichment activities. Classrooms are powered by state-of-the-art technology and the open-air campus includes a spacious new library, a dedicated computer laboratory, an expansive extended day care center, and a modern gymnasium and auditorium.
Adventure Christian School 6401 Stanford Ranch Rd. | Roseville 916-781-2986 www.adventurechristianschool.org Adventure Christian School is home to an award winning Preschool, Elementary, and Junior High program. Our school is dedicated to offering challenging academics in a loving, Christian environment. We have credentialed teachers, state of the art facilities, and before and after school care available to meet the needs of working families. In Preschool, your child will learn and be loved while developing socially, academically, and fine tuning basic motor skills. Our Elementary and Junior High school curriculum includes teaching core subjects in addition to music, physical education, Spanish, and computer technology. In Junior High, students are encouraged to be world changers and they are challenged academically through core subjects including high school level coursework and electives to best prepare them for their coming high school years. We’d love for your child to join our Home of Warriors! Check out our website for more information. Enrollment for the 2013-14 school year opens in March, so schedule your tour today!
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education guide Brandman University 3001 Lava Ridge Court | Roseville 800-746-0353 | Brandman.edu/Roseville Brandmanhub.com/mydegree2013 If earning a college degree is on your to-do list for 2013, then consider Brandman University to help achieve your educational goals. Brandman University, a part of the Chapman University System, is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of Californiaâ€™s oldest, most prestigious private universities located in Orange, California. Since 1958, Brandman University has blended a legacy of academic excellence with progressive, innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for working professionals. The university serves more than 11,000 students annually in 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential, certificate and extended education programs in arts and sciences, business, education and health, offered both online and through 26 campuses in California and Washington. Our Roseville campus is conveniently located off Interstate 80 and Eureka Road, near the Kaiser Medical Center. Courses are offered year â€“ round in convenient 8-week sessions. Students attend evening classes on campus for three hours, once a week. Courses are taught in a blended format, combining online and in class instruction. To learn more about Brandman or to attend a campus information session, please call our toll free number, check out our blog, or visit our website.
Guiding Hands School 4900 Windplay Dr. | El Dorado Hills 916-939-0553 | www.ghandsschool.com Guiding Hands School is a Non-Public School serving special needs children from Preschool-12th grade, ages 2-19. Students are privately or district-placed. Early Intervention (Preschool, Pre-K & Kindergarten) program provides individualized support for all abilities including assessments, language and social development, fine and gross motor skills. Certified by the California State Department of Education and licensed by Community Care Licensing, Guiding Hands is fully accredited for K-12 by the Schools Commission of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Students are taught by credentialed teachers in academically-based classrooms with a maximum of 15 students per class. Staff to student ratio is 1:5. The high school offers diploma and certificate tracks, functional life skills and community-based instruction. After-School Teen Center on campus (open to ALL teens - not just Guiding Hands students) provides structured social interaction, planned activities, outings and homework support Monday through Friday until 5pm. Services on campus include Occupational Therapy Clinic, Speech & Language Therapy, Guidance Counseling, School Psychologist, Social Pragmatic Training and Positive Behavioral Education with Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Families benefit from hot lunch program, transportation option, and licensed childcare center with before and after school care for all ages.
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Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery David J. Kiener, M.D., F.A.C.S. Jonathan M. Sykes, M.D., F.A.C.S. Two Medical Plaza, Ste. 225 | Roseville 916-773-0395 www.rosevillefacialplasticsuergy.com Serving the Greater Sacramento area, Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of facial plastic surgery services, cosmetic procedures and non-surgical treatments including: facelift, rhinoplasty, laser services, Botox Cosmetic, facial fillers and more. With a team of highly specialized facial plastic surgeons, registered nurses, and aestheticians, the practice offers the finest service and the latest technology. We are offering a free seminar March 20th at 6 p.m. on the latest skin care and surgery. This informal educational evening will offer you the opportunity to learn, ask questions and review our work. Call or check out our website for the location. For more information call (916) 773-0395 Get the expertise and care you deserve from board-certified facial plastic surgeons specializing in facial aesthetics for over 20 years!
William Jessup University 333 Sunset Blvd. | Rocklin 916-577-2200 | jessup.edu Join students at William Jessup University, the greater Sacramento region's only WASC accredited private four-year residential university, and be a part of what Christ-centered private higher education has to offer. Smaller class sizes, a true sense of community, expert faculty, growing athletic programs and expanding state-of-the-art facilities are just a few reasons behind the record growth at William Jessup University. Founded in 1939, WJU offers degrees in Biology, Business Administration, Creative Arts, Family & Children’s Ministry, English, History, Intercultural Studies, Liberal Studies (Teacher Education), Math, Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry. WJU also offers a School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose, CA. Bachelor's degree programs include Business Administration, Christian Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Psychology and Masters Degree in Teaching (pending WASC approval). For more information, please visit jessup.edu or call (916) 577-2200. “Transforming Tomorrow Today”
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Coloma Outdoor Discovery School 6921 Mount Murphy Road | Coloma 530-621-2298 | www.cods.org Coloma Outdoor Discovery School’s Ropes Course is a highly effective physical, mental and emotional growth experience! It is designed to increase participant’s skills in communication, problem-solving, team development and leadership in a safe and fun atmosphere. Trained staff discuss and debrief each activity making correlations between everyday life and the challenge at hand. Available to groups of any size. Great for Schools, Scouts, Sports Teams, Church Groups, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions and Corporate Retreats! The Coloma Outdoor Discovery School is located on a 26 acre campus along the South Fork of the American River. Meals and Overnight accommodations are also available.
The Gift of Kids 5130 Golden Foothill Pkwy. | El Dorado Hills 8089 Madison Ave., Ste. 11 | Citrus Heights 916-521-1835 | www.thegiftofkids.net Jennifer Kelly - owner, director, teacher, has a background in education. Jennifer says the program "prepares kids for life and school in a way never seen before" developing a child's full potential for learning. Not a class - An experience where every child thrives promoting early explorations and an affinity for lifelong learning. Take advantage for the most productive time in your child's brain development. Half day and full pay programs offering singing, music, yoga and Spanish. Summer class start June 3. Fall sessions begin August 1 for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Discover a world of possibilities.
Warner's Granite Bay Country Day School
Golden Hills School
6015 Seven Cedars Place | Granite Bay 916-797-0222 | granitebaycountrydayschool.com
1060 Suncast Ln. | El Dorado Hills 916-933-0100 | www.goldenhillsschool.net
Warner's Granite Bay Country Day School is the premiere and ORIGINAL "country farm setting" school in the area. Located on nearly two acres and having horses, goats, lambs, chickens, gardens and fruit trees make it, in a word "AMAZING"! Providing it's students with a well rounded preschool experience is the focus of this unique and well respected school. Children are given the opportunity for plenty of developmental play in a hands on format, but also exposed to a wide array of learning experiences which provide the academic readiness so necessary for them to succeed in kindergarten. WGBCDS is a place where children thrive, through laughter, love and learning-- and childhood is celebrated daily!
Golden Hills School is the only CAIS/WASC accredited, NAIS member independent school located on six beautiful acres in El Dorado Hills. Our comprehensive curriculum includes daily P.E., as well as fine arts and performing arts, athletics, Spanish, and technology instruction. A close and diverse community of parents and teachers form educational partnerships to provide a high-quality education with a personalized approach for the whole child. Credentialed teachers know each child and create enriched programs that inspire a love of learning and empower students to achieve their personal best. Leadership and character education programs foster confident, socially-conscious graduates for successful lives in a global world.
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or families of a parent with cancer, dealing with the illness can be a lonely struggle. Patient, spouse and children face an uncertain future, and at a time when sharing could provide solace, many families – especially kids – don’t have anyone in whom to confide. As the daughter, goddaughter and now wife of a cancer patient, Roseville’s Heidi Wieser knows this loneliness firsthand. Seven years ago, looking to help others in similar circumstances, Wieser founded the MeOne Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to giving families a time-out from the burdens of their illness. For the past five years, one weekend a year, Me-One has sent cancer families to camp. For three days, patients, their spouses and children, are pampered, entertained and cared for at Camp Challenge – set this year for June 28-30 at Mission Springs Conference Center in wooded Scott’s Valley. The weekend is completely free, even down to gas for the drive home. And what a weekend it is. Campers are welcomed on Friday by pompomwaving cheerleaders then shown to their private rooms. All weekend, they are free to enjoy, in the words of Camp Director John Burke, “high-octane activities” such as a carnival, sports, swimming,
Challenge weekends as guests, and Burke has been director the past two years. Like everyone connected with Me-One, Burke is a volunteer. One of the camp’s benefits, Burke says, is the opportunity it gives kids to interact with other children whose parents have cancer. “Kids can feel isolated because no one else understands what they’re relating to. At camp, they get to see they’re not the only ones with a mom or dad going through cancer.” Campers must be at least 18, and support groups can qualify as families, says Chris Maudru, a co-founder and Me-One’s president. No one has been turned away, but patients in active treatment are given priority. All campers must provide medical documentation. Camp Challenge is funded through donations raised at several events each year. As Maudru frequently stresses, 100 percent of the money goes toward the camp. “Putting on this camp is a lot of work,” Maudru says, “but when you see the smiles on people’s faces, it is so well worth it. We give families memories that will last the rest of their lives.”
A Much Needed Get-Away by Linda Holderness
music, square dancing, a casino night, zip lines, and a “safe” 50-foot jump from a redwood. Just sitting quietly under a tree is all right, too. For adults, the piece de resistance is a full-service spa staffed by therapists specially trained to work with cancer patients. Burke brings a critical perspective to the camp’s success. He has pancreatic cancer, the illness that took Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ life. Six years ago Burke was given six months to live. With their two young children, the Burke family attended the first three Camp
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spend wisely Make the Most of Your Tax Return by Brandon Darnell
hen the check from the Internal Revenue Service shows up in your mailbox (or is electronically deposited into your bank account) the urge most have is to take the money and buy a 55-inch TV or a new wardrobe, but experts say there’s a better thing to do with that tax refund – save or invest it. Darla Colson, CPA, MST, of Gilbert As32 stylemg.com - February 2013
sociates, Inc., CPAs and Advisors, says the majority of people don’t budget for their tax refunds or plan how to use them, so they tend to spend them on items they want rather than items they need. While that can be instantly gratifying, the money is often spent on something that is barely remembered the next year. “By saving your refund, you can compound the effect of the refund for years
to come,” Colson says. “You can build up a rainy day fund, increase savings for retirement or increase savings for college.” One of the best ways to save – and turn some of your income into tax-free savings – is to put the money into a 401(k) or similar retirement fund. If the tax return is $1,200, then putting an extra $100 into a 401(k) each month leaves you with the same money in-hand, but that extra $100 per month is coming out of your paycheck tax-free. “Put the refund to work for you by having it help you save additional taxes in the current year,” Colson says. People all need to save differently, depending on where they are in life, Colson adds. “Your age, marital status and phase in life will all affect the best places for you to save money,” she says. “From the time you start your first job through the day before retirement, saving money for retirement is the most important savings you can make.” She advises saving 10-15 percent of all income for retirement. If you start that on the first day of work, you learn to live within the smaller income, and you will have much more money when it comes time to retire. The earlier you start saving, the more money you will have. Starting late means needing to make up for lost time, and that gets tough both mathematically and when it comes to living within the smaller means once you start putting more money away. Many young parents, she adds, want to save money for their kids’ college funds, but she advises to save for that only after saving for retirement, as most parents end up paying for the college expenses out of their current earnings while the kids are at school. In some cases, spending your tax return may be the best way to save in the long run, Colson adds – but don’t head to the local Best Buy just yet. First priority, she says, should be paying off high-rate debt such as credit cards. Paying off that debt will mean less out-of-pocket money spent on interest fees in the long run, and is often a smarter financial decision.
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Decorating Tips and Tricks by Megan Wiskus 38 stylemg.com - February 2013
hen it comes to your home’s décor, does it appear more lackluster than lively? Breathe
new life into outdated rooms – from beautifying the bathroom and spicing up the kitchen to livening up the living room – with these easy, inexpensive tips and tricks from four local designers. Ready, set, decorate!
13 Photo “13” courtesy of Decorating Den Interiors; photo “2” courtesy of Nicholas Wray Photography and Studio.
Submitted by Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in Sacramento: kerriekelly.com If you touch it every day, it should be beautiful. From your cabinet knobs, to your toothbrush holder, to your mail tray – make sure these items are special. Interesting metals, cut glass or found items (such as a mint julep cup), will do the trick.
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crib appeal Brighten your outlook. On your next farmers’ market run, buy a bunch of singlecolored hydrangeas or a bag of lemons and put them in a vase by the kitchen sink. Doing the dishes won’t seem like such a chore anymore.
Sleep in. If a lazy Saturday morning is impossible to come by, find the next best thing: sheets and bedding that make you want to stay in bed all day.
Make it yours. The most fun and effective way to reflect your personal style and spruce up a space is to monogram something. Have your initials embroidered on a pillow, sandblast a single initial onto a glass door, or simply print a single letter in color and frame it. You’ll be surprised by the authenticity it adds to your home.
Curate your own gallery. Eye-catching art can come in all different forms (from photography to painting to sculpture) and prices. Mix your gallery up with typography, kids’ projects and originals. You can even create an evolving gallery by using art ledges stacked upon each other. (Ikea 5’ ledges in black are approximately $25 each.)
Submitted by Debra Williams and Tiffany Horne of Debra Williams Designs & Tiffany Horne Interiors in Roseville: facebook.com/pages/ Debra-Williams-Designs-TiffanyHorne-Interiors/274629868496 Less is more. For a simple restroom facelift, attach lacy fabric with a staple gun and create fabric cascades in the room’s corners. Black velvet ribbon can be applied with glue to trim bottom edge and cover staples, and fun accessories can be added to express the homeowner’s personality. For a quirky art wall, use a poster, empty window frame (painted black) and add a fake Roman valance. No sewing involved – just glue, staples and creativity.
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Photo “3” courtesy of photographerlink.com; photo “4” courtesy of Brian Kellogg Photography; photo “5” courtesy of Nicholas Wray Photography and Studio; photo “6” courtesy of Debra Williams and Tiffany Horne.
Start small, go big. To make small picture frames pop, take large rattan wall squares (available at HomeGoods) and hang them on the wall with the frames wired to the front. To give a small tabletop a larger surface area, lay a mirror on top and accessorize with existing items.
Trick your eyes. Adding a valance above and over low existing drape panels will fool the eye into thinking the panels are longer than they actually are. Having panels closer to the ceiling helps increase the height of a room. For a more updated look, add a decorative rod.
Use your walls. If you have taller ceilings, don’t be afraid to raise the height of your drapes, shelving and artwork. Many times this alone can add some drama and interest to a room.
Out with the old, in with the new. Replace worn fabric on a dining room chair with a fun animal print. Unscrew seat from chair, take old fabric off (reuse existing foam if in good shape or replace if necessary), put a layer of batting and wrap new fabric over; staple fabric to the bottom of chair seat, then screw seat back to chair. Make sure to label and keep each seat with each chair, since screw holes never line up. Designer’s note: DIY upholstery classes are offered at Triad Plus Home Fashions and Fabrics in Roseville.
Photos “7,” “8,” and “10” courtesy of Debra Williams and Tiffany Horne; photo “11” by Peter Morgan Photography; photo “12” by Michelle Lipowski Photography; photo “14” and “15” by Decorating Den Interiors.
Submitted by Jane Reed of Brush Strokes Inc., and Decorating Den Interiors in Folsom: uniquebrushstrokes.com, decdens.com/janer
Refresh without replacing. Painting cabinets is less expensive than replacing them and will give your kitchen or bathroom a whole new look. After, add the jewelry (hardware) to enhance interest and protect the new finish.
Try a new color scheme. Color can change a bland, cold bedroom into a warm, inviting space. Don’t forget to paint the ceiling, too. A lighter shade will make the room feel larger and spacious; painting it darker will bring the ceiling down, making the room feel more intimate.
Refresh your accessories. Perhaps a new piece of art or the addition of an exciting piece of sculpture will set the tone for a wonderful, fresh makeover! Choose one contrasting color to make a real “pop.”
Let there be light. Use dimmers wherever possible. Change lampshades and install new light fixtures. Try something unexpected like a beautiful chandelier in your kitchen.
Remember scale and proportion. One picture may be too small, but place it together with several others and you have a striking collection. And remember: To brighten any floor, add a stunning area rug. February 2013 - stylemg.com 41
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Go green. Bring in greenery, like a living plant or quality faux flower arrangement.
From the ground up. Update your flooring to a warm wood or stone tile. This will also make you change your boring baseboards to something substantial; after, add an area rug to bring color and warmth to the space.
Variety is the spice of life. Bring in a piece of furniture (accent chair, unique table, etc.) – something different than other items you have. This creates interest in the room and can also serve as a conversation piece.
Give your home the royal treatment. Have crown molding installed to add value to your home or office. Create drama with drapes. Add drapery to your windows or sliding glass doors. Even if you have blinds, drapes will bring drama and warmth.
For even more decoration inspiration, check out these do-it-yourself interior design blogs: THE INSPIRED ROOM: theinspiredroom.net DESIGN SPONGE: designsponge.com ADDICTED 2 DECORATING: addicted2decorating.com APARTMENT THERAPY: apartmenttherapy.com CENTSATIONAL GIRL: centsationalgirl.com THE LETTERED COTTAGE: theletteredcottage.net IN MY OWN STYLE: inmyownstyle.com YOUNG HOUSE LOVE: younghouselove.com
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inside job Award-Winning Home Remodel by Darren Elms
ot all contractors are created equal. When taking on the daunting task of a home remodel, finding the perfect team can make or break a project. Luckily, the greater Sacramento area benefits from the local chapter of NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (narisacto.org). Members of NARI are trusted and experienced professionals in the remodeling field, including design-build firms, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, subcontractors, lenders and other related professionals. Established as a not-for-profit corporation through the Greater Sacramento Chapter of NARI in 2001, the NARI Education Fund provides scholarships to 44 stylemg.com - February 2013
students pursuing a career in construction and grants to programs that provide construction education in the classroom. Additionally, NARI honors some of its members yearly with the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards. Chosen for their expertise in specific categories based on size of project, room and budget, the selected members hope to generate future contracts from new clients impressed with their work. Not a traditional design competition, the CotY’s look at how the overall project met and exceeded clients needs and goals. According to Brenda Kress, executive director of the Greater Sacramento Chapter of NARI, project binders are submitted and viewed by a panel of judges who are
normally NARI members from other chapters. “Using a point system, each entry is graded in 10 overall categories,” she says. “At the conclusion, points are added up and those in each category with the highest points win. The judges also select a Judges’ Choice Award based on their collective decision, not points.” This year’s winner in the “Residential Interior $100,000 & Over” category – Dale Nichols of Artisan Remodeling, Inc., which is based Granite Bay – reflects that perfect combination of experienced craftsmanship and quality service. And it all began at the Auburn Home Show. “We had been wanting to update our house for a long time, and when I saw Dale’s booth, I went over and started talk-
Living room (after)
“Before” photos by Dale Nichols; “after” photos by Keith Sutter Photography.
Living room (before)
ing to him,” shares homeowner Christie Brzyscz, on behalf of herself and husband, Jerry. “We set up an appointment for him to come look at our house and the rest is history.” Since the project appeared to be a good “design-build” candidate, Nichols brought in designer Natalie Bachli of Natalie Bachli Design in Folsom to consult. “The homeowners liked what Natalie and I offered in terms of a team approach to designing and building the project, so we were hired and proceeded with the work,” Nichols says. According to Christie, the home was more than out of date. “It had a ’70s style [appearance] and the rooms were very dark. All the walls were one color throughout and [the home had] lots of oak cabinetry.” The original home came in at just under 1,400 square feet, and without the option to add to the floor plan, Nichols and his crew gutted the entire interior down to the drywall and sub-floor to completely start over. They also moved walls to open up the kitchen area and made the master suite more functional. Once the new floor plan was in place, Bachli began working her interior design magic. “I have always been big on making small spaces feel bigger and maximizing their functionality, so I wanted to give them a home that allowed them to have features a house much larger would have,” Bachli shares. “I love when master bedrooms feel like a vacation getaway, so my plan was to create an organized walk-in
Questions Every Homeowner Should Ask A Contractor Before Hiring Submitted by Dale Nichols of Artisan Remodeling, Inc. 1. How long have you been in business as a remodeling contractor? 2. Can you show me photos of jobs you have done that are similar to mine? 3. Can you provide me with referrals from the owners of the jobs you have shown me? 4. Do you carry general liability and worker’s compensation insurance? 5. What have you accomplished that sets you apart from other remodeling contractors and shows me that you are a true professional, such as certifications earned or awards you have won? For more resources for homeowners, visit narisacto.org.
Master bedroom (before)
Master bedroom (after)
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closet to keep the room free of clutter and excess furniture, give them a cozy sitting area, and add windows to bring in light, as well as a French door that opens to a new deck – giving the room a more spacious feeling. A beautiful, inviting master bath that included a soaker tub was a must as well.” Bachli and Nichols also honored the clients’ request for more natural light with the addition of new windows and chose a lighter paint palette for the walls to let the rooms breathe. While construction took eight months, the overall project spanned a full year. “Even though we moved to our other house two hours away, we still had weekly and sometimes twice-weekly meetings at the house,” Christie says. “We had the final say on all choices and options.” Though the LED-recessed lighting in the sloped ceiling took longer to complete than anticipated and upgrades were required to existing plumbing and electrical, the extra months proved worth it in the end. “The homeowners were wonderful to work with and were an important part of the team approach that it took to get this job done,” Nichols says. “Most importantly, they were trusting enough to go along with our recommendations and were delighted with the results.” Adds Bachli, “Dale and I work really well together. From a designer’s perspective, it’s one thing when you have a contractor who is great at project management and works with sub-contractors who are passionate, professional and experienced. It’s another thing when the contractor actually works with the designer to bring their vision to life. He was as emotionally invested in this project as I was. There was a great synergy there and I think the clients definitely felt it.” While larger budgets with greater resources can sometimes yield more options, this winning project proves it takes more than dollars to make a home exceptional. “I think the judges have the ability to look at what was done with what resources were available, both in terms of the size and scope of the project and the budget,” Nichols says. “I think our team showed that you can do a lot to improve not only the appearance but the livability of a smaller home, and the judges recognized that.”
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Master bathroom (after)
“Before” photos by Dale Nichols; “after” photos by Keith Sutter Photography.
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Festival de Causas
It’s the kind of dish that produces meat so tender one hardly needs the steak knife it’s presented with.
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a Huaca translates roughly from Spanish into “the temple,” which begins to make sense as one enters a world dedicated to one South Festival deof Causas America’s oldest and most storied cultures: Peru. Reed music, Andean pillows and hardback books on Peruvian gastronomy and life greet guests as they walk through the door, and each turn of the head thereafter is delighted with a new decorative charm; ropes used as dividers, glass-blown hurricane ceiling lamps, a backlit wall replete with col-
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Salmon del Sur
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ored-water filled jars. Although I’m a complete sucker for ceviche (and they offer quite a bit of it!), after spying another server carting out a long plate adorned with colorful offerings, I wanted something a bit more authentic, so my dining partner and I started with the Festival de Causas. A sampling of four of their five different causa options – citrus chicken, marinated octopus, fried chicken and shrimp – adorned the top of a mesa of mashed yellow potatoes and were drizzled with respective sauces. The appetizer itself was pretty hearty, but our eyes still widened as the server presented us with our entrées. I had the Salmon del Sur, a seared fillet drizzled with chimichurri and resting over a citrusy quinoa salad made with broccoli, spears of crisp asparagus, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes. The salmon was delicate and cooked to taste at just opaque. My partner chose a heartier plate, the Pachamanca Tres Carnes, an assemblage of chicken, beef and pork all slow-cooked in homemade Andean herb sauce and served over baby potatoes and baby corn. It’s the kind of dish that produces meat so tender one hardly needs the steak knife it’s presented with. All of the dishes include wine suggestions, and the bar also offers authentic Peruvian drinks – both alcoholic and non. Vegetarians can also rest assured in this restaurant, since almost every plate can be made into a meat-free version. La Huaca makes Peruvian cuisine accessible for all spectrums of palates and proves a refreshing change of pace in Roseville.
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Beach Hut Deli ** 6823 Douglas Blvd. | 916-791-3130 5140 Foothills Blvd. | 916-784-1001 1490 Eureka Rd. | 916-780-3535 Bloom Coffee & Tea ** 1485 Eureka Rd. | 916-773-2332 The CheeseSteak Grille 8300 Sierra College Blvd. 916-788-2003 A Dash of Panache 217 Vernon St. | 916-788-4386 Ginger’s Restaurant ** 1410 E. Roseville Pkwy. | 916-781-0110 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 61 The Habit Burger Grill 4060 Douglas Blvd. | 916-791-6790 933 Pleasant Grove Blvd. | 916-791-5292
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Lollicup Coffee & Tea ** 1253 Pleasant Grove. | 916-787-5335 Pacific Street Cafe ** 301 Lincoln St. | 916-782-5673 Panera Bread 916 Pleasant Grove Blvd. | 916-771-3131 1850 Douglas Blvd. | 916-780-0505 Paul Martin’s American Bistro 1455 Eureka Rd. | 916-783-3600 Open daily for lunch and dinner Credit Cards accepted: V, M, A Paul Martin’s sources the best all-natural and organic ingredients from local farmers and purveyors promoting sustainability. Featuring award-winning cuisine, including the finest prime cuts available and over 80 California wines, Paul Martin’s offers exceptional fare sure to please. Experience true hospitality in a casual setting with thoughtful food from just $12.95. www.paulmartinsamericanbistro.com. See our ad on page 7 Perfect Blend Cafe ** 9260 Sierra College Blvd. | 916-789-7900 A Slice of Goodness 924A Douglas Blvd. | 916-781-3727 Squeeze Inn ** 106 N Sunrise Ave.| 916-783-2874 Susie’s Country Oaks Café 500 Cirby Way | 916-786-0274 8595 Auburn Folsom Rd. | 916-797-0314 Source 5540 Douglas Blvd. | 916-772-3900 Vernon Street Grill 211 Vernon St. | 916-789-0145
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Bernardo’s 8781 Auburn-Folsom Rd. | 916-791-2940 Cabos Restaurant ** 8570 Auburn-Folsom Rd. 916-797-1996 6504 Lonetree Blvd. | 916-784-2260 Carmelita’s 204 Riverside Ave. | 916-783-0411 Costa Vida 1475 Eureka Rd. | 916-773-9283 Dos Coyotes Border Café ** 2030 Douglas Blvd. | 916-772-0775 El Pollo de Oro 8657 Auburn-Folsom Rd. | 916-791-5858 El Sombrero Taqueria 4060 Douglas Blvd. | 916-772-7770 Eva’s Mexican Restaurant 242 Vernon St. | 916-783-9992 Jimboy’s Tacos 1000 Sunrise Ave. | 916-788-0222 1821 Douglas Blvd. | 916-783-3907 Hours: Daily: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: V, M Our E. Bidwell location invokes the magic and mystery of the Ancient Mayan People with the great tasting food of Jimboy’s. Our slow cooked served fast Mexican style cuisine success comes from Jim’s (Jimboy’s) strict attention to; “only the highest of quality in all of our ingredients”. Early Each Morning our Kitchens are fired up and begin cooking real food, beans, rice, fresh (never frozen) meats, and sauces Jimboy’s style. With a family style atmosphere this Jimboy’s is a great destination for your next dining experience. Enjoy the 5 HD screens with our newest addition of great Beers, and Limearitas. We look forward to seeing you soon! See ad on page 54
Bombay Bistro 1813 Douglas Blvd. | 916-772-5551
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Mas Mexican Restaurant 1563 Eureka Rd. | 916-773-3778
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Khun Suda Thai Cuisine 1825 Douglas Blvd. | 916-782-2745 My Thai Table 5550 Douglas Blvd. | 916-791-4111 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 57 New Thai Kitchen 1485 Eureka Rd. | 916-781-3222 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 54 Ruen Thai 1470 Eureka Rd. | 916-774-1499 Thai Basil Restaurant 1613 Douglas Blvd. | 916-782-8424
RESTAURANTS AND EATERIES IN ROCKLIN AMERICAN/cafe/bakery/deli Beach Hut Deli 6848 Five Star Blvd. | 916-781-7873 Granite Rock Grill ** 5140 Pacific St. | 916- 625-9252 Kona Coffee ** 6843 Lonetree Blvd. | 916-773-9800 La Bou 6801 Five Star Blvd. | 916-315-0351 Venita Rhea’s 4415 Granite Dr. | 916- 624-2697 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 61
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taste Indian “Burritos” with Curried Cauliflower Aida Mollenkamp’s Keys to the Kitchen by Aida Mollenkamp (Chronicle Books, 2012, $35) I call these Indian burritos (though they’re properly known as “kati rolls”) because they’re transportable treats rolled up in a flatbread. My version isn’t particularly traditional, but it is quite delicious. –Aida Mollenkamp
Burrito • 4 to 6 soft whole-wheat flatbreads (such as roti, lavash or tortilla), warmed • Plain whole milk yogurt, for garnish • Chutney, for garnish For the Curry Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan over mediumhigh heat. When the oil shimmers, add the ginger, half of the curry powder, and all of the cauliflower. Season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and the cauliflower is golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon. Wipe out the pan, return to the stove over medium heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. When it shimmers, add the 50 stylemg.com - February 2013
dinner date Food and Wine for the Season onion, garlic and chile, season with salt and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining curry powder and cook until fragrant. Add the cauliflower, potatoes and broth, and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the cover and stir through to coat the cauliflower. Cover again and simmer until the potatoes are knife-tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the cover, add the peas and cook until they are bright, about 3 minutes. Adjust the seasoning as desired, then stir in the cilantro. For the Burritos To make the burrito, place the curried cauliflower mixture in the middle of the flatbreads. Top with yogurt and chutney, fold in sides, then roll up into a burrito shape and serve. Serves 4 to 6.
2010 FOREFRONT CABERNET SAUVIGNON Forefront is an amazing wine from Napa County’s Pine Ridge Winery. Known for making incredible tasting and expensive Cabernets, this particular wine, the winery’s second label, can be found at a lower price point – approximately $20 a bottle. Forefront Cabernet Sauvignon is made mostly with grapes from Napa, in addition to a small amount from Lake County. A combination of Cabernet (78 percent), Merlot (13 percent) and Petite Verdot (9 percent), the wine is left to age in French oak barrels for 16 months, which greatly enhances its taste. (Normally it also enhances the price, but not with this wine!) The bottling boasts a bouquet of sweet red cherry, ripe blackberry and notes of fresh cranberry; on the finish, it has hints of creamy cocoa and sweet oak, which makes for an easy-to-drink wine. It’s always a great idea to look for distinguished wineries that offer second labels such as Forefront. Usually, as is this case, it’s a winning combination! —Richard Righton Owner, Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom
Cookbook cover and recipe photos courtesy of Chronicle Books; wine bottle photo courtesy of Crimson Wine Group.
Curried Cauliflower • 3 tbsp. canola, grapeseed, or peanut oil • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated • 1 to 1 -1/2 tbsp. curry powder • 1 head cauliflower (about 1 -1/2 lbs.), florets cut into bite-sized pieces • Kosher salt • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced • 1 serrano chile, halved and seeded • 8 oz. red-skinned potatoes, small dice cut • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth, chicken broth, or water • 1 cup shelled fresh or frozen baby peas • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
alaska cruise Sail Away in Luxury by Terry Carroll
et me give you a succinct, yet accurate description on cruising for the first time in my life: It is a vacation on a big floating luxurious Las Vegas-style hotel…and in this particular case, I mean a grand Las Vegas hotel. I really didn’t know what to expect. In my business career, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to some wonderful destinations and staying in some of the world’s greatest hotels, and this first experience “cruising” confirms that I’ll be coming back for more…soon.
GETTING THERE We chose Celebrity for a variety of reasons, including their stellar reputation and Alaskan cruise itinerary. After setting the date and a quick flight to Seattle, my travel companion and I were on our way. Seattle is a sizable cruise port and all lines offer transportation to the port with an easy bag check included; just collect your luggage from baggage claim, head to the cruise’s check-in area, and your bags are taken. The next stop? Your stateroom on board.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS After a simple check-in process, we boarded, received the requisite safety info, and started exploring the vessel, Equinox*. First impression: It’s very, very big! Suffice it to say, you can spend quite a bit of time visiting the different areas of the ship: restaurants, gym, salon and spa, casino, shops, multiple lounges, café, indoor and outdoor pools and spas. Continuing our exploration, we came upon a terrific the52 stylemg.com - February 2013
ater (on par with those found in some of the great Las Vegas hotels), a library, and a computer room set up with iMacs and Internet connection. Did I mention we had WiFi available throughout the ship? As for WiFi speed, you won’t be uploading and downloading big files, but it works for surfing and accessing email. (AT&T offered a low cost “texting” package while we were at sea and it did a nice job of keeping us in touch during the voyage.)
OUT TO SEA My favorite part of any vacation – dining – called for a multi-level, all-out search for every area serving food, including the buffet, which was almost always open and serving something superior. The main restaurant, where we had dinner on a few occasions, was very good. I was asked if I thought it was “five-star“ quality, and I must say, it’s not a fair question. Imagine asking the best chef in the world to deliver 800 meals within two hours at five-star quality, all while overseeing his kitchen. Im-
possible. However, I can say that the meals we did eat there, including our first evening at the captain’s table, were superb! Not quite a five, but certainly a 4.5. And the service? Well, the service scores need to be adjusted so we can give them a six! In all areas of the ship (not solely the dining room), I can’t imagine service being much better than what we received. And it wasn’t just us – people we met during the cruise shared similar sentiments. The offerings of wine and brew were stellar, and if you’re thinking you’ll pay through the nose – well, you’re wrong. At no point did we feel we were being taken advantage of; the prices were on par with or less than nice restaurants you find here at home. The most memorable place on the ship had to be the restaurant Qsine – a chic tapas-style dining experience. We dined with a young, newly married couple from Florida who were delightful. Ordering from the eclectic menu was a new experience for all of us; we placed our order directly with the kitchen, via an iPad. No doubt this digital menu trend is something you’ll start noticing more. We all loved it. Qsine was one of the ship’s specialty “alternative” dining spots, and therefore required an additional fee; however, all four of us agreed that it was well worth it. For a small amount of money, it may have been one of the best meals we’d all had in some time – a true epicurean delight.
LAND AHOY Of course reaching port is always exciting, and we visited spots like Tracy Arm Fjord, Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. Excursions are the norm for most guests, and while many will likely find them expensive, it must be said that this expense is again relative; I mean where and when else are you going to take a flight on a float plane, see five huge glaciers from the air, land on a lake and step out into a beautiful setting, see bald eagles soaring, bears running and eating, and incredible ice formations – all while completely forgetting the world you left behind? There aren’t enough adjectives to describe it all. We were told by many people that cruising to Alaska was a must-do – and now we know why. The scenery was breathtaking, and I do not use that word lightly. All in all, the Celebrity Equinox and its crew offered us just the right amount of
luxury, fun and quiet. The shows were all excellent, the cabin was small but strangely comfortable, the gym was well equipped and there were plenty of choices when it came to topflight massage and other sparelated services. Sailing on this incredible ship to a place with scenery so vast and beautiful was truly an experience I’ll never forget. Wait a minute, did I mention the beauty of British Columbia and sailing the inside passage, or our stunning little visit to Victoria? No? Well, I’m out of room here, so I suggest booking the cruise and having the time of your life.
All photos courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.
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*Note: Celebrity Equinox is no longer sailing in Alaska; it has since been replaced by Celebrity Solstice, one of the more decorated ships at sea. In addition to specialty restaurants, spacious staterooms and superb service, Solstice also offers the first Lawn Club and Hot Glass Show at sea; plus, 85 percent of the ship’s cabins have balconies – a perk when cruising in scenic Alaska. For more information, visit celebritycruises.com. February 2013 - stylemg.com 53
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introducing Answers by Amy Ruthnick Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Final Gravity is a taproom and bottle shop featuring craft beer. We like to keep local breweries on tap as often as possible. The atmosphere is comfortable and friendly, and the food menu is small but tasty. The draft list always changes, allowing a variety of beers to be available. There’s something for every style of beer drinker, and we have wine available too. We host weekly brewery events and tap takeovers as well as occasional food pairings. In addition, our beer can be purchased to go, making us a truly unique bar. While living in Portland, Kyle and I would visit local breweries and really started to develop an appreciation and passion for craft beer. There’s a huge following for good beer, which would often take us to new places. Seeing the craft beer business grow so rapidly in Portland gave us the idea to open a place in California, Amy and Kyle Ruthnick closer to where Kyle grew up. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? Meeting my husband, who I’ve been together with for 10 years. The last two years FINAL GRAVITY created many changes for us, such as selling our home, moving, living with family for 9205 Sierra College Boulevard a year, buying a new home, Kyle transferring with Union Pacific Railroad, and getting Suite 100, Roseville the idea of Final Gravity started. There are many obstacles small business owners 916-782-1166 have to overcome, but we do it together. Since the beginning, Final Gravity has been finalgravitybeer.com a joint effort. Kyle is the beer genius and has created a great beer following for us. If you could be any other profession, what would it be? I would have been a veterinarian. We have two dogs (our children) – Turbo is a pit bull and Baer is a Boston terrier. We love them and encourage customers to bring their dogs to the patio.
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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Optimal health is what Resultz Fitness is all about. I started my company with the idea that if I could teach people a simple, time-tested, convenient, and safe way to get healthy, then healthy living and fitness could become an attainable reality for so many who have lost hope. I offer a proven program that has the ability to change clients’ health for good; it has 3-components and is multi-phased. I utilize a combination of specifically formulated portion controlled meal replacements, a life-changing and habit forming curriculum for learning, as well as my services as a professional health coach to guide clients to success. Whether a client’s goal is to achieve weight-loss, more energy, better sleep, lower blood pressure, reduce medications, have more positive surroundings and influences, or simply to learn about health, I can help. My business most certainly found me; I come from a marketing and advertising background but have always been physically active. What I was lacking from my past professional career was the ability to pay it forward and affect positive change on the individual level. To inspire someone to first take control of their health, second take control of their mind, and as a side effect apply the same processes to their professional careers and take control of their finances – this is the ultimate gift and why my business found me! What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? My girlfriend and I love Mikuni; I just recently got her to try sushi and now she’s hooked! And finally, customer service is…? About relationships. I believe that in business we must treat everyone as we would a family member. If you lead a business with ethics and integrity, have follow-through, and provide a quality product/service, the business will thrive.
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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? I’m a motivational/anti-bullying speaker. At some point in our lives we trade the vision we have for our life for a paycheck; 20 years later we find ourselves burnt out and unsatisfied. I’m able to connect to audiences in a way that compels each attendee to reexamine how they define success. I help audiences understand the importance of placing value on their dreams. It definitely found me. What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? My first job was at McDonald’s. It taught me responsibility, and I learned I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life smelling like pickles. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? I realized when I was 40 years old that speaking was my gift and that my gift had value to the world. I’m most proud of working as a contract speaker in 2008 with Making it Count. Mark E. Thompson Where do you go when the going gets tough? Typically when the going gets tough I go to the park (one of my local favorites Make your MARK is Maidu) and walk or run. Walking or jogging tends to clear my mind – allowing fresh …in life ideas to come to me. Roseville What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? 916-850-0295 My favorite local restaurant is The Cheesecake Factory – they have the best shrimp and makeyourmarkinlife.com grits and jambalaya. If you could be any other profession, what would it be? Motivational/inspirational speaking is my true passion and my life’s calling. I believe we don’t begin to live until we find our purpose in life. And finally, customer service is? I’ll do whatever it takes to deliver 100 percent satisfaction.
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? My business focuses on general home repairs and assisting with client to-do lists around the house. It doesn’t matter how small the project, we are happy to get it done. I established my business in 1998; however, I’ve been working in the trade for more than 27 years. Why is your staff the best in the business? We have one of the best guarantees in the business – period. Who is your role model in business or in life, and why? Donald Trump – he experienced failure so many times, but allowed it to transform him into being super successful. Where do you go when the going gets tough? The golf course – it’s a great way for me to reconnect with quiet, beautiful surroundings. I can’t think of another game that allows me the opportunity to be in park-like settings…I love it! What’s your biggest job perk? My guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with my performance, I’ll do whatever I can to make it right; if you’re still not happy, I’ll refund up to $500 of your money. What could be fairer? And finally, customer service is…? My main focus! Without happy customers, my business is non-existent. My goal is to make sure my customer is happy.
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p.s., i love you Mysteries of the Heart by Tom Mailey
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See, here’s the thing (Tom says, as he tries to awkwardly extricate himself from the hole he just noticed himself digging): Hotness isn’t looking like an extra from a 1987 White Snake video (although, again, if I’m being honest, it doesn’t hurt). (Shut up, Tom.) No, the hotness we guys are drawn to – and this is the truth – is an aggregation, a combination, an integration – if you will – of things like confidence and how she carries herself. It’s her brains, her kindness, her passion and compassion. It’s what kind of pizza she likes, the softness of her skin and how she tried to pretend she didn’t find Step Brothers hilarious. It’s that face she makes when she
wants to go shopping and you don’t because the game is about to start. It’s the way she walks, the way she plays with her hair, and how she gets you to dance through the house with her when her favorite song comes on. It ’s how she looks when she’s ready for battle and when her guard is down. It’s those dumb little emoticons she sends with her texts and the fo cu s with wh ich she paints her toenails. It’s the patience, tenderness (and sometimes the toughness) she shows the kids, and her elation when they’ve done something good. It’s all those things and one more: that sparkle in her eye. Because it really isn’t a sparkle at all, but an actual spark that, when in the presence of all those other factors, combusts, and wham-o(!) hotness ignites. For us guys, the mystery isn’t why we love our wives or our girlfriends. That’s not it at all. The mystery is how the hell do they manage to love us? And that’s something we may never know the answer to. But one thing is certain: We’re grateful you do.
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ince Valentine’s Day is this month, I’ve been thinking about love, and love isn’t something I think about much …unless I ’m also thinking about pizza or beer. To be honest, like most guys, I’m not good at discussing what is probably the single most important feeling we can have. My guess is it’s because guys don’t like to look stupid (even though we manage to do so pretty much all the time), and because love is about the most mysterious thing there is. If we’re being honest, it’s something – like the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey and musicals – that we just don’t get. But the mystery isn’t about the emotion itself. Look, I know why I love my wife: She’s hot. She’s smart, fun, funny, organized, a great mom, and damn, at the end of the day (and at the beginning, and all ticks of the clock in between), she’s hot… front burner hot. And I’ll bet it’s like that with most guys and the women they love. Superficial? Maybe. Shallow? Seemingly. Honest? Yup. But wait! Before picketers from the National Organization of Women (NOW) show up at my doorstep, let me make it clear: The initial actual physical hotness factor only goes so far. In fact, it’s downright fleeting. If a woman isn’t also all those other things, it ain’t gonna work. (Unless maybe the guy doesn’t possess all those other qualities either.)
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