Downtown Grass Valley

Downtown Grass Valley's annual Open House this year was themed "Holiday Market" to help showcase local businesses.  Seventeen different merchants participated in the event.  I popped in and took photos at Yuba Blue, The Olive Groove,…

Gather & Mill

Gather & Mill celebrates their grand opening this weekend.  If you haven't heard of Erica Henderson and Katie White's new space, check it out this weekend.  Located at 603 Mill Street in Grass Valley, the space, which previously hosted…
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The Book Seller

The Book Seller in downtown Grass Valley is celebrating its 40th anniversary next weekend!  The independently owned bookshop has been in business since 1977 and specializes in books on the history, nature, outdoor activities &…
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Foothills Celebration

The 16th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 4th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food…
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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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Grateful Giveaway

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share our end of the year giveaway!  All year-long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Five years ago a little end of year basket…
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Gold Country Vintage Road

Are you a shabby chic, upcycle shopper?  Did you know there's a whole sisterhood of shops in Grass Valley & Auburn that have a great selection of either recycled, refurbished or fun collectables?  Are you looking for a unique…
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Grass Valley Games

Have you been into the new game store in downtown Grass Valley?  Grass Valley Games opened this spring and offers a selection of board games, comic books, mini war games, role-playing games, collectible and living card games and more.  "We…
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BriarPatch Co-Op

BriarPatch Co-op has welcomed in 2016 with some exciting news. Not only is it the co-op’s 40th anniversary, the Patch also had the opportunity to purchase the building and property it’s called home for the past eight and a half years…
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Warm Beverages

The temperatures are dropping and now is the perfect time to go find your perfect warm beverage.  Nevada City & Grass Valley have lots of great coffee shops, cafes and places to grab hot drink.  The Outside Inn did a fun post for National…
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Cornish Christmas

Hello December!  Cornish Christmas in downtown Grass Valley continues tonight from 6-9pm, if you missed last week don't worry the outdoor street fair continues for the next couple weeks (December 4th, 11th and 18th).  The event includes…
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InnSide Nevada City Blog Giveaway

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share the end of the year giveaway.  All year-long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Four years ago a little end of year basket came…
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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! What a treat to see town dusted with snow yesterday!  While the snow didn't last long it was fun way to get into the holiday spirit.  Lots going on this time of the year, click here to check out my weekly events page.…
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ASiF Artists Studio Smallworks Show

The ASiF, Artists' Studio in the Foothills, Smallworks Art Showcase opened on Friday.  the exhibit includes over 55 local artists showcasing their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media art, jewelry, mosaics, glass and…
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Grass Valley Thursday Night Market

Grass Valley Thursday Night Market kicked off their summer season last night.  The event, organized by the Grass Valley Downtown Association, runs from 6-9pm every Thursday evening through August 6th.  In addition to a farmers market,…
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Books, books and more books

Books, books and more books...  this Saturday is California Independent Bookstore Day and if you've got time you can stop by The Book Seller for any one of their events, prizes or snacks, costumes encouraged. "We're so lucky to have…
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Cornish Christmas

'Tis the holiday season, last week was the kick off for Grass Valley's Cornish Christmas.  The downtown street fair includes vendors, food, music and a great opportunity to stop into the downtown merchants for your holiday shopping.  The event…
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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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Encanto Jewels

Have you heard of Encanto Jewels?  Monica Farbiarz, owner and designer, has been creating eco-friendly jewelry using Tagua, a seed from the Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil rainforests.  Encanto Jewels recently moved their operations to downtown…
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Humble Fabrics and Crafts

Have you been to Humble Fabrics and Crafts in Grass Valley?  The new and pre-owned craft supplies with fabric, yarn and crafting supplies.  You can try DecorArt Americana Decor Chalky finish paints, or buy some fabric pieces for a Harvest…
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Grass Valley Thursday Night Market

Grass Valley Thursday Night Market has returned from the summer season, 6-9pm in downtown every Thursday till August 14th.  Stop by and shop fresh fruits and vegetables in the Farmers Market, listen to live music, shop artisans booths or…