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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…
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Tess' Kitchen Chef's Table

Tess' Kitchen has launched a whole new dining experience for our community, a gourmet Chef's Table with Chez Panisse veteran chef Alan Tangren.  Last night was the soft opening and I had the pleasure of enjoying the six course meal with wine…
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Nevada County Growers Market

Nevada County Growers Market at the Julia Morgan Northstar House has started their 2014 season, Saturday mornings 8am-12:30pm.  Start your weekend off with the opportunity to buy fresh vegetables, fruit, local meat, bread, crafts and more.…
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The Vintage Menagerie

The Vintage Menagerie in downtown Grass Valley is a treasure trove of goodies, from furniture to retro kitchen items and gifts.  The shop, located at 152 South Auburn Street is open Wednesdays - Saturdays (11am-5pm) and Sundays from 11:30am-4:30pm).…
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The Book Seller

The Book Seller in downtown Grass Valley is participating in the California Bookstore Day this coming Saturday, May 3rd.  Ninety bookshops in over 80 different zip codes are organzing a day full of fun throughout the state.   The Book Seller…
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Phoenix Obsidian Designs Trading Post

Have you been to Phoenix Obsidian Designs Trading Post in Grass Valley?  Located at 101 Bank Street near Booktown and Carolines Coffee Roasters, the shop is like a living museum for Native American Arts and replicas.  Dr. Susan Gleason's vast…
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Things to Do and Winter Specials

Time to plan your winter escape to Nevada City, so I've put together a few itineraries to help you with your trip planning, and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the limited time offer Outside Inn winter special promotion. Couples…
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Wild and Scenic Artist Showcase

Wild and Scenic Film Festival has returned and with it the community is transformed into an art gallery.  This year both downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley have almost 50 artists on display.  If you have time this weekend take a moment…
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Why I love Nevada City

Happy New Year!  I love our community and have put together a list of a few of the reasons why I love Nevada City. Community: I love the small town vibe of our community, whether it's people helping others in need, small town businesses…
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La Te Da Boutique

La Te Da Boutique is back!  The women's lifestyle boutique has reopened for business at 167 Mill Street in Grass Valley, next to the Del Oro Theatre entrance.  If you've missed them, stop in and say hi and check out the collection of women's…
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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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Mountain Bounty Farm

Need your fix of fresh veggies?  While the Nevada City Farmers Market and Nevada County Growers Market are about to end their seasons, Mountain Bounty Farm has just started their Winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share.  Today's…
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ASiF Smallworks

The ASiF, Artists' Studio in the Foothills, Smallworks Art Showcase opens on Friday, November 8th, with a reception from 5-8pm.  With over 75 local artists showcasing their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media art, jewelry,…