Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

Girls on the Grid
Blackbird. Kitchen + Beer Gallery

Jul 9, 2014
Blackbird. Kitchen + Beer Gallery

By Chantel Elder & Rachel Smith Blackbird. Kitchen + Beer Gallery (Web, Facebook, Tumblr,instagram) Girls on the Grid was invited to lunch with Demetri Gregorakis, the general manage  of Blackbird. Kitchen + Beer Gallery.  We were familiar with the location and Blackbird as a downtown restaurant but with the reopening and restructuring of the establishment...

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Girls on the Grid
Midtown’s Sutter District Presents First-Ever “Sacratomato Week”

Jul 8, 2014
Midtown’s Sutter District Presents First-Ever “Sacratomato Week”

Source: Midtown Business Association/Photo Credit Callista Wengler This summer, it’s time to savor the tomato in Sacramento!  The vibrant and engaging restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in the Sutter District (Red Rabbit, Centro, Money Bar, etc.)  in Midtown Sacramento are proud to present the first-ever “Sacratomato Week” happening July 21-27, 2014!  As part of...

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Girls on the Grid
My Summer with a Foreign Exchange Student

Jul 8, 2014
My Summer with a Foreign Exchange Student

I was recently contacted by EF, an exchange student program.  They are in dire need of host families for their summer program.  I had such a fabulous time when I hosted Naomi, my German exchange student, back in 2012 that I thought it might encourage some of you working professionals out there to give...

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Girls on the Grid
Daring to dream AND get what you really want

Jul 7, 2014

By Traci Hines Daring to dream… What happened to us women? When did dreaming become such an impractical activity? Our dreams are often packed away nicely in a box and stored in the attic of our hearts and minds… It’s nice that way… we haven’t completely given up… it’s still up there somewhere… and...

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Baked Bree
Grilled Corn Salad with Fresh Herbs

Jul 7, 2014
Grilled Corn Salad with Fresh Herbs

I hope that you had a great Independence Day. We had a wonderful day despite being rained out. Hurricane Arthur made his appearance and cancelled the fireworks and festivities. We ended up spending the day reading books, watching movies, and catching up on some of our shows. Have you been watching Orphan Black?...

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Crazy for Crust
Lemon Pie Milkshake

Jul 7, 2014
Lemon Pie Milkshake

It’s summer, which means it’s approximately 1 billion degrees here in Sacramento. This kind of heat makes me want all things cold: ice cream, frozen treats, popsicles, and milkshakes! This Lemon Pie Milkshake has been on my to-do list for awhile, so when the thermometer hit 108 last week, I decided to finally make...

Sacramento Vegan
Trademark Pizza Co.

Trademark Pizza Co.

My husband Phil and I had dinner at Trademark Pizza Co. last night. I'd heard they had a unique create your own pizza option and I wanted to see how it worked. When you walk into Trademark Pizza, you line up at the counter and watch the eleven-inch p...

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A Girl And Her Fork
Beat the Heat by Stopping Into Vic’s Café

Beat the Heat by Stopping Into Vic’s Café

3193 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95818.  (916) 475-1223.http://cafevics.comMr. S. and I have a ritual that's been going for awhile now. Every other week after his haircut, we meet up at Vic's and get two coffees to-go, we then either walk arou...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Diegos restaurant: A hidden gem in Grass Valley

Diegos restaurant: A hidden gem in Grass Valley

TUCKED AWAY IN A LEAFY GREEN neighborhood of Victorian-style houses in Grass Valley, Diegos restaurant is a hidden gem. It takes you on a journey to South America with fresh, delicious food, eclectic decor and a shaded patio with colorful plants. “A really interesting, tasty little place that I go to whenever I visit Grass...

A Girl And Her Fork
Jujube-Ginger Tea

Jujube-Ginger Tea

If you've ever spent any time wandering around the produce section of an Asian supermarket, you've probably run across these:The ziziphus jujube goes by many names- but most commonly it's called a red date, Chinese date or jujube. It's part of the...

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