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A Scent Just For You

Local perfumer mixes molecules to create a unique fragrance for each customer. Tyler Monk has an unusual job. He’s a nose, otherwise known as a perfumer. The 38-year-old Sacramentan makes a line of gender-neutral scents...
La Crosta Pizza Bar

Pizza Plus

Owners of The Rind put a new spin on pizza. When The Rind opened in 2012, it was Sacramento’s only cheese-focused restaurant. (Still is.) Its owners recently went to the opposite end of the restaurant...
Atlantic Salmon

Ciao Bella

House-made pasta is the focus at this 1-year-old restaurant in Roseville. Marc Riedel, the chef behind Ciao in Roseville, has an Italian looking over his shoulder. It’s his business partner, Miranda Mulgeci, a native of...

An Airbnb Worth Blogging About

Behind the pale pink door of a cottage in Land Park is a vacation rental house with an unusual distinction: It’s a blog-branded Airbnb. Melissa Johnson, author of the Best Friends For Frosting blog, recently...
Martin Mattox

Inspired by the Old West

Interior designers Tim and Linda Arbogast describe Martin Mattox, their new Auburn boutique, as a “modern mercantile.” Like a general store in the Gold Rush frontier, Martin Mattox carries clothing, furniture, housewares, provisions and...
Cacio e Pepe

Noodles and Cheese

Pasta—uncomplicated but satisfying—is the main event at this new Pocket restaurant. Cacio e pepe is one of the simplest dishes in the Italian culinary canon. Heat some olive oil in a pan with cracked black...
Greg Lucas

The State of Librarian’s Stuff

As California’s state librarian, Greg Lucas occupies one of the most impressive government offices in Sacramento: a high-ceilinged, wood-paneled chamber that overlooks the Capitol. Lucas—a former newspaperman married to local public affairs powerhouse Donna...

The Almost (But Not Quite) TV Star

Home-makeover TV shows can be a career game changer for design professionals. Consider Joanna Gaines from Waco, Texas. As the star of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” she and her goofy husband Chip transform ramshackle hovels...

Wall o’ Plants

An arresting architectural feature recently appeared at the corner of Folsom and 48th in East Sacramento: a “living fence” made entirely of plants. Marrying form and function, the waist-high fence encloses the sidewalk patio at...

Catch a Fire

Since caveman days, people have been gathering around fire. Beast + Bounty is counting on that attraction. A wood-burning fire is the drawing card at this slick new restaurant from Michael Hargis, the man...


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