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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, have you thought about how you’re going to celebrate?  There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally. For the sweet tooth, you can buy DeGroot truffles…
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President's Day Weekend Activities

This weekend is full of great events and things to do in Nevada City.  The Mardi Gras festivities kick off on Saturday night at the Costume Ball at the Miners Foundry and continue Sunday afternoon with a parade (2pm) and Carnevale (2:30-5:30pm).…
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, have you thought about how you're going to celebrate?  There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally, I went a little overboard coming up with ideas,…
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Valentine's Day

Who's ready for Valentine's Day?  There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally, I went a little overboard coming up with ideas, plus a great giveaway prize for one lucky winner. For the sweet tooth,…
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Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe

Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe on the corner of Broad Street and Pine Street in the heart of downtown sells chocolate, candy, ice cream and more.  Stop in, they're open 7 days a week and sample the famous Nevada City Gold,  grab a hot cider…
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Crazy Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

The Outside Inn's blog is excited to share the end of the year crazy giveaway.  All year long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Two years ago a little end of year basket came to life…
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Emily's Catering and Cakes

Emily's Catering & Cakes recently opened their doors in Grass Valley, (421 Colfax Ave, where Summer Thyme's use to be located).  The dessert cafe is open Thursday-Sunday (Thursdays: 11am-6pm, Friday & Saturdays: 10am-7pm and Sunday:…
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Valentine's Day

Who's ready for Valentine's Day?  Downtown Nevada City has some great shopping options if you want to buy your loved on a present.  I've put together a few local shopping ideas for you, whether you want something from My Favorite Things, Kitkitdizzi,…
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Nevada City Craft Fair

Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry today.  With over 60 exhibitors from around Northern California, the bi-annual craft fair is a great event to support handmade crafted item ranging from chocolate, jewelry, clothing, stationery,…
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Epic Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

Are you ready for the Epic Outside Inn blog giveaway worth over a $1000?  Last year I had an Ultimate Nevada City giveaway (read the comments if you need a reminder why Nevada City is a great place), and this year my end of the year blog…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

Nevada City Farmers Market finished its 2013 season this morning.  Three cheers for all the amazing local farmers who work so hard throughout the year to bring our community a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables.  Today's blog post has photos…
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The Center for the Arts

Are you a Center for the Arts member?  This month is their membership drive and as a proud business sponsor I helped put together a fabulous "I Heart NC" giveaway basket.  Renew, upgrade, refer-a-friend or join for the first time and you'll…
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New Moon

New Moon Cafe in Nevada City is one of those restaurants you just wait for a special occasion to finally arrive so you can treat yourself to a fabulous dinner out.  But if your birthday or anniversary was last month, perhaps you should…
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California Organics

California Organics, a specialty grocery store in Nevada City, is known for the Organic Grill Restaurant, but did you know in addition to organic foods and deli counter, they also have a well stocked health and beauty section?  Learn how…
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Valentine's Day Ideas, plus giveaway

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we've got some great local ideas and a fabulous giveaway for one lucky individual.  Karin, at The Magickal Florist has offered up one dozen red roses, the Valentine's Day Classic Bouquet, to one…
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Eat Well, Live Free

Today I have two special guests on the InnSide Nevada City blog, Jillena and Marcos Hernandez.  They live in Sacramento and have a blog called Eat Well, Live Free.  I met them earlier this year and when they called to say they wanted to celebrate…
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I thought it'd be fun to check out some of the goodies you can buy locally in Nevada City.  If you're looking for chocolate try the Nevada City Truffle Shop (which sells the amazing DeGroots chocolate)…
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Wild Plum's Hot Chocolate Bar

Looking for a sweet adventure over the Christmas break?  Take the family to Wild Plum, on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley.  The home decor shop has a fun new hot chocolate and gelatto bar in the back of the shop.  Create your hot cocolate…
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Local Roots Food Tour

The Gold Discovery Walking Food Tour by Local Roots Food Tours is a great way to explore downtown Nevada City.  The tour combines a combination of history, walking, architecture and fabulous food.  Sample menus from seven different downtown…
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The Truffle Shop

These amazing truffles arrived at my desk at the Outside Inn with an informational sheet about the DeGroot Truffle selection at the Truffle Shop in downtown Nevada City.  Folks, I think my blogging project is finally starting to pay off!…
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Chocolate, ice cream and Easter treats

It’s that time of year when people start thinking of chocolate.  If you’re looking for some Easter sweets there are two great places to check out. Dorado Chocolates in downtown Grass Valley is known for its artisan chocolates.  The…