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Think Outside the Beach

Of course the sandy shores of Lake Tahoe beckon in summer months, and we are by no means suggesting you forgo this pleasure entirely. But after a day or two in a beach chair with your favorite book, occasionally...

Perfect Pairs Summer 2019

BBQ SEASON It’s summertime and that means pulling out the grill for some lazy dinners on the deck or easy dinner parties for a crowd. But what to pair with that delicious charred meat? We turned to Ed Ferencik of Butcher’s...

Summer Markets

Summer produce tastes delicious, but is also fun to buy—especially when you ditch Safeway for an evening of art, music and kids’ activities instead. This time of year, you almost feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t live here. Delectable...

Mediterranean Vineyards

Discover a new El Dorado County winery, just in time for summer wine-tasting. At 2,329-feet elevation, about 20 miles southeast of Placerville, and nestled in the most southern part of El Dorado County, is an area that is still a...

Prohibition No More

Downtown Grass Valley finally gets its own brewery–and it is only the beginning. These four fathers may not be leading downtown Grass Valley’s revitalization, but they’re definitely giving it a big boost, bringing Grass Valley Brewing Company to life. They...

Perfect Pairs December/January 2018-19

It’s that time of year when you are entertaining colleagues, neighbors and relatives—at the office, at home or in the family cabin near the ski resort. You can always open some bottles of wine, but what about serving elegant...

A Culinary Home Run

When Chef Matt Toomey—”The Toominator,” as many Major League baseball players call him—arrived in the Eastern Sierra from San Diego, a unique restaurant concept was born: serving gourmet food out of a gas station convenience store. Toomey’s culinary talent...

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Sunset Chasers Summer 2019

The sun sets later on summer evenings, meaning more of us can catch this magical moment—as we leave work, as we start the fire in the grill, as we drive to the cabin for vacation. Whatever you’re doing, we here at Sierra Living urge you to take the time...
think outside the beach

Think Outside the Beach

Of course the sandy shores of Lake Tahoe beckon in summer months, and we are by no means suggesting you forgo this pleasure entirely. But after a day or two in a beach chair with your favorite book, occasionally napping under your sun hat, you may have the motivation...
Yosemite vacation

A Working Vacation

Learn about an expanding program that allows you to visit your favorite national park, but also work to preserve it. Yosemite National Park, located in California’s Sierra Nevada, is renowned for its ancient sequoia trees and iconic Tunnel View, which gives an expansive look of Yosemite Valley, the breathtaking...