Lifestyle Picks

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

Guava Rose
A Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea

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Apr 9, 2014
A Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea

DSC_0145We recently celebrated Laurel’s birthday with a Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea Party. I was feeling sentimental and teary just thinking about how she would be gone to college in a couple of years. She hasn’t wanted a birthday party since she was 9 years old, and this would probably...

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Appetizers
No surprise: Rice helps healthy diet

No surprise: Rice helps healthy diet

New research focuses on rice’s role in better nutrition.


Rice helps a healthy diet, according to a new study. California grows short-grain rice, which is starchier than long-grain varieties. About 90 percent of California’s 4.5 billion pound crop grows within 100 miles of Sacramento.

Girls on the Grid
Wizard World Sacramento

Apr 8, 2014

By Meghan Sullivan If you were anywhere in the vicinity of the convention center March 7-9, you might have noticed an abnormally high number of people in costumes. Wizard World rolled into town with a Comic Convention. And they brought some big names too – Stan Lee, Norman Reedus, William Shatner, James Marsters, and Chris...

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The Sacramento Bee
Taste for honey grows along with concern for bees

Taste for honey grows along with concern for bees


Honey is an ancient staple that’s finding new appreciation among both foodies and bee lovers.

With the season’s annual sense of renewal, spring flowers bring (hopefully) bees buzzing – and thoughts of honey.

Not surprisingly, honey sweetens many spring favorites for Passover gatherings. The Jewish holiday begins...

52 Kitchen Adventures
How to Make a Mimosa Bar in 3 Steps

How to Make a Mimosa Bar in 3 Steps

TweetThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of La Marca Prosecco.  It is intended for an audience over 21 years of age. Even before I really liked wine, I always loved sparkling wine. I’m not sure if it’s the bubbles or the fact that it tends to be on the sweeter...

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Appetizers
Prix fixe dining alert: The French Laundry to close temporarily for renovations

Prix fixe dining alert: The French Laundry to close temporarily for renovations

As if nabbing a reservation at The French Laundry wasn’t tough enough, the landmark three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville will be closing temporarily to undergo a renovation. According to the Napa Valley Register, proprietor and chef Thomas Keller is negotiating with Silverado Resort and Spa to host a series of pop-up restaurants while The French...

A Girl And Her Fork
CHELO : Filipino Restaurant

CHELO : Filipino Restaurant

Sisigsilog

6115 Mack Road, Sacramento, CA 95823.

I'll admit I'm no expert when it comes to Filipino food, my experience has always been limited to the more mainstream stuff. I have had on multiple occasions the standard lumpia, chicken adobo, pancit,  and escabeche at Filipino friends' BBQs, dinners and...

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Girls on the Grid
It’s a bird, It’s a plane, It’s…another disappointment

Apr 8, 2014
It’s a bird, It’s a plane, It’s…another disappointment

By Rachel Smith April 8, 2014 In what is sure to go down as my saddest act of desperation to date, I, Rachel Smith, just googled “how to meet single, normal men who actually call when they say they will.” Needless to say, the number of available men who show interest in me has...

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Appetizers
Selling mislabeled seafood criminalized under new Senate bill

Selling mislabeled seafood criminalized under new Senate bill

A new Senate bill would place seafood suppliers and restaurant owners on the hook for a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail for selling mislabeled seafood. SB 1138, which is authored by state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, would require labeling of fresh, frozen, processed and others forms of fish to...

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Knee Deep scores big at Bistro IPA Festival

Knee Deep scores big at Bistro IPA Festival

The Hayward festival is a reliable indicator of who is making some of the best India pale ale in the U.S. Jeremy Warren, the brewmaster at Knee Deep Brewery Co., with a brewing tank.