Happy Accidents

Alejandra and Luis Magaña had no intention of founding a ceramics studio together. In fact, Alejandra confesses she had little affinity for working with clay as an art student in college. “I just wasn’t very good at it,” she...

Bricked Out

“I love the idea of doing something fun but functional,” says David Tracy, the creative mind behind KitCo, a line of build-your-own tabletop lamps made from LEGO-compatible plastic bricks.But these whimsical lamps aren’t exactly child’s play. At 10½ inches...

Flowers From Farm to Table

LOCALLY SOURCED food has traditionally been the main focus at Sacramento’s annual farm-to-fork dinner on Tower Bridge. But now, locally grown flowers are getting in on the act.Organizers of the 2019 dinner asked Loomis flower farmer Lisa Thibodeau of...

A Hotel That’s Just Like a Home

When interior designer Karla Avila was tapped to design the lobby and guest rooms for Hotel Winters, the first boutique hotel to open in the quaint town of Winters, the owners had one request: Make it homey. “They wanted...

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...

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Happy Accidents

Alejandra and Luis Magaña had no intention of founding a ceramics studio together. In fact, Alejandra confesses she had little affinity for working with...
bricks

Bricked Out

“I love the idea of doing something fun but functional,” says David Tracy, the creative mind behind KitCo, a line of build-your-own tabletop lamps...
flowers

Flowers From Farm to Table

LOCALLY SOURCED food has traditionally been the main focus at Sacramento’s annual farm-to-fork dinner on Tower Bridge. But now, locally grown flowers are getting...