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Shopping: Never Pay Retail Again

Local fashion consultant Debbie O’Hearn believes you don’t have to drop a bundle to dress well. She’s a big fan of thrift shopping. “This...

Style/Shopping: Cure for the Recession Blues: Clothing Swaps

When the recession blew a hole in her clients’ budgets, local wardrobe consultant Karri Grant knew she’d have to come up with creative ways...

Style/Shopping: Makeup for Dummies

I found myself in a bit of a makeup rut recently—hating all my old cosmetics but not sure what to replace them with. So...

Style/Shopping: Madam Butterfly Spreads Its Wings

While many of Sacramento’s boutiques closed shop in 2009, Madam Butterfly did something unexpected: It expanded. In November, the Pavilions women’s wear retailer opened...

Sacramento History: Warts and All

A special show highlighting a fairly troubling period in our past, is being held by the Center for Sacramento History on Friday, Dec. 4....

Biking the Riverfront, Beginner Style

Being a bit wobbly on a bike is no excuse not to try to enjoy yourself. I wanted to enjoy the last of the...

Backyard Gone Beautiful

Why move when you can create the house of your dreams outdoors?The way Cynthia Forney tells it, something she and husband Mark hear repeatedly...

Holiday Fashion: Mix It Up

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get fresh looks this holiday season. Here’s the trick: Reinterpret what you already have....

Q&A: Cindy Pontes

Q. How did Tommy T’s come to be? The owner, Tommy Thomas, started with a comedy club in the Bay Area 33 years ago. Robin...

Summer in the City: 50 Fun Things To Do

1. Catch a wave at Dream Xtreme in Elk Grove. Its Double FlowRider is NorCal’s first indoor surf simulator.  2. Swing over to Allstate...

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