Best Of

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Neighborhoods With The Best Holiday Lights In Sacramento

The time of year is here again to travel around the area and look at the beautiful holiday lights and decorated yards.

12/19/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

10 Beers To Try At Your Next Football Watch Party

Nothing goes better with football than an ice cold beer. Chad Polenz, author of The Handbook Of Porter’s & Stouts, has 10 beers to try at your next watch party.

12/17/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Ask An Expert: DIY Gift Ideas

Do-it-yourselfer extraordinaire Shelley Wilson loves cruising craft and stores, thrift shops, garage sales and antique fairs for supplies. She says you can make easy, inexpensive and unique presents with “re-purposed buttons, toy soldiers, old maps, fabric, dollhouse furniture and photographs.”

12/16/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Best Holiday Markets In Sacramento

Glittering dragon ornaments, mountain wildflower honey, handcrafted jewelry, fine art, festive mistletoe and spirited zookeepers are all part of the scene at these Sacramento spots for last-minute holiday shopping.

12/15/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

Best Places To Rent Outdoor Gear In The Sacramento Area

Buying the gear for all of the outdoor pursuits that are within range of us can get to be pretty pricey. Rent instead from these Sacramento-area shops.

12/13/2014

TO GO WITH AFP STORY Indonesia-Christmas

Best Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In The Sacramento Area

This is the time of year to make memories with the family. Cutting down your Christmas tree with your children is a memory as well as a tradition to carry forward to the next generation.

12/12/2014

Citrus Lane (Photo Credit: Citrus Lane)

Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift Ideas

Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

12/11/2014

High School Bands

Best Up-And-Coming Sacramento Bands Of 2014

Sacramento is fortunate to have an abundance of local musical talent. In this article, you’ll find the best and most eclectic mix of up-and-coming bands to grace Sacramento stages.

12/11/2014

(credit: hawksrestaurant.com)

2014’s Best New Restaurants In Sacramento

A number of outstanding eateries opened locally during 2014, with sweet and savory offerings sure to please any palate.

12/10/2014

Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Dominique DeVito’s Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Dominique DeVito shares her recipe for bacon-wrapped meatloaf from her book “Low-Card Slow Cooking,” out now from Cider Press Mill.

12/09/2014

Photo Credit: MJ Kim/Getty Images

Five Little Known Facts About “A Christmas Carol”

Carlo DeVito, author of “Inventing Scrooge” from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares five little known facts about Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.”

12/08/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

Best Places For Holiday Cocktails In Sacramento

The holidays have a way of sneaking up on everyone. As things get hectic, it’s nice to know there are numerous places where one can go to unwind and relax while enjoying a holiday cocktail.

12/04/2014

more