Yes, Please!

Bitte, a German word that means “please” and “you’re welcome,” is also the name of a local retailer of children’s goods founded by mother-daughter duo Sara McDonald and Maia McDonald Smith. “I thought it was a nice meaning to...

Cast-Iron Skillet

I really love my cast-iron skillet from Smithey Ironware Co. I use it all the time—for searing meat, making pancakes, baking pineapple upside-down cake, cooking frittatas. It’s my go-to pan. For me, it’s really tied to the idea of...

The Un-Office Party

AN OFFICE PARTY needn’t be a dull affair. In fact, the folks behind some of Sacramento’s creative agencies are proving that throwing a stylish get-together is all in a day’s work—especially when the office is designed with entertaining in...

The House They Built

As two of the most successful young developers in Sacramento, Katherine Bardis-Miry and her husband, Bay Miry, have lots of experience building things. She (along with her business partner and cousin, Rachel Bardis) developed The Mill at Broadway, The...

Lodge Life

"It's just a really magical place. That’s how Christina Valencia describes the community of Serene Lakes atop Donner Summit where she and her husband, Kele Dobrinski, completed a top-to-bottom remodel of an outdated A-frame mountain cabin owned by his...

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Yes, Please!

Bitte, a German word that means “please” and “you’re welcome,” is also the name of a local retailer of children’s goods founded by mother-daughter...
cast-iron skillet

Cast-Iron Skillet

I really love my cast-iron skillet from Smithey Ironware Co. I use it all the time—for searing meat, making pancakes, baking pineapple upside-down cake,...
office party

The Un-Office Party

AN OFFICE PARTY needn’t be a dull affair. In fact, the folks behind some of Sacramento’s creative agencies are proving that throwing a stylish...