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Ben Schwartz, owner of Empire's Comic Vaults & Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce at Empire’s Comics Vault

A comic shop tucked into a modest suburban strip mall is perhaps the last place you’d expect to make a great gourmet find, yet that’s precisely where Sacramento’s hot sauce fanatics get their fix....
kitchen in adu

Nest: Decorating an ADU

When Leah Connolly of Studio Connolly was hired to design the interiors for a 320-square foot accessory dwelling unit behind a midtown Victorian, her instinct was to go bold in the compact space. Lucky...
Alchemist kitchen

Strong Start: Alchemist Kitchen

A local nonprofit is helping emerging entrepreneurs get a leg up in the food industry by connecting them to business training and support. Alchemist, a community development corporation focused on bringing economic opportunity to...
granite bay design

Sac Design: Fresh Start

It takes vision and a little moxie to purchase a home with a style the polar opposite of your own and transform it into your dream house. In the case of this 5,800-square-foot Granite...
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Sac Design: Plants on Wheels

WHAT DO TACOS, ice cream cones and California native plants have in common? They can all be purchased from a truck that rolls into your neighborhood spreading good vibes.Miridae, a West Sacramento-based landscape design-build...
color me fun design

Sac Design: Color Me Fun

When Kristen Fiore of Kristen Elizabeth Design was approached by a young family to design the interiors for their four-bedroom home in El Dorado Hills, she noted two things about her clients: “They love...
wallpaper in The National Exchange Hotel

Sac Design: Flower Power

THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE HOTEL in Nevada City recently got a swank makeover, complete with lush, nature-inspired wallpapers that feel at once time honored and trend conscious. Out of respect for the hotel’s origins (it...
The Block Artisan Ice Co.

Block Artisan Ice Co.

A few years ago, Matt Briggs had what you might call a cool idea: to launch an artisan ice business servicing Sacramento’s bars and restaurants.Having worked at fine dining establishments in Hawaii for 12...
Katie McCleary and Jennifer Edwards bridge the gap book authors

Let’s Talk

The pandemic reshaped a lot about how we work, but one thing hasn’t changed: our need to communicate effectively in the workplace. In “Bridge the Gap: Breakthrough Communication Tools to Transform Work Relationships From...
granite bay remodel kitchen

Nest: Granite Bay Remodel

Timeless appeal. That’s what designer Laura Neuman of PepperJack Interiors was going for in the remodel of a couple’s Granite Bay residence built in the 1990s. “We wanted to keep a traditional element throughout...