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Elegant Salvage, Jane and Junk in The Trunk

Are you a shabby chic, upcyle shopper?  Did you know there's a whole sisterhood of shops in Nevada County that have a great selection of either recycled, refurbished or fun collectables?  I went on a bit of a tour, to learn more about some…
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The Artist Workshop

The Artist Workshop has moved into their new space on Mill Street and is ready to inspire artists both young and old.  If you're not familiar with the "creative space for all ages" it's time to drop in, whether you're going to paint your own…
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Sierra Festival of Arts

Did you make it the Sierra Festival of Arts today?  Organized by the Grass Valley Downtown Association the all day event included over 40 artists, music and food stalls.  Local artist Roseanne Burke commented that there "were lots of great…
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Top Drawer

The Top Drawer on Mill Street in Grass Valley offers lingerie, sleepwear and gifts.  A perfect place to host a girls night out, call today to set up a private evening for a bridal party or special celebration.  Their claim to fame is a bra…
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Green Light Upcycled Shop

There's a new shop in Grass Valley called Green Light that specializes in recycled and repurposed furniture, lighting and accessories.  All of the items in the shops are upcycled, ranging from Further bath products (recycled glycerin from…
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Cast Iron Cooking, Tess' Kitchen

Tess' Kitchen cooking classes range from desserts, to pizza, to Thai food.  For those of you who missed out on the recent cast iron cooking class, Tess' Kitchen has just added another one to their busy cooking class schedule, click here to…
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Carolines Coffee Roasters, Yesterday and Today

If you've lived in Nevada County for any period of time you're probably familiar with Carolines Coffee Roasters.  This month the local company celebrates their 31st birthday.  I had a chance to talk to Holly Fike, Carolines Coffee Roaster's…
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Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters

Looking for a place to meet a friend for a coffee?  Perhaps you need a new second hand book?  Stop by Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters on Maltman Drive in Grass Valley.  Open Monday through Friday 7am-5pm and 8am-3pm on Saturday, the bustling…
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A Wedding Affair for all seasons

The Miners Foundry, together with Joy of Life Events and NC Weds put together A Wedding Affair for all seasons.  Local merchants and services were showcasing their talents and services.  Photographed here today are Wendy Van Wagner, of In…
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GV Wine Co ASiF Artist Showcase

The Grass Valley Wine Company, a joint tasting room for Pilot Peak Vineyards, Solune Winegrowers and Bent Metal Winery, have launched a new partnership with Artists’ Studio in the Foothills (ASiF)  Showcase.  Really, who can turn down the…
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Living Wild

Alicia Funk and Karin Kaufman's book Living Wild, has recently been released with an expanded selection of native plants.  The eco-friendly book showcases gardening, cooking and medicinial uses for native plants throughout the Sierra Nevadas…
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Ultimate Nevada City Giveaway

The ultimate Nevada City giveaway... I've decided that I've had so much fun on the blog this year, that why not end the year by going big.  We live in the an amazing community and I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing a slice of our world, so…
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Tess' Kitchen Store Cooking Classes

Tess' Kitchen Store in downtown Grass Valley launched their cooking school this evening with "Wow Desserts."  Roberta and crew seamlessly taught the class the start to finish process of Linzer Tart, Mousse Parfait and Pecan Tartlets.  The…
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Yuba Blue

Yuba Blue on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley is one of those shops where you walk in to have a look and find all sorts of things you never knew you needed.  The well stocked shop carries everything from gifts, home decor, clothing, shoes,…
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art, art and more art

For a small community we've got a lot of talented artists and a number of places to go and enjoy seeing and creating art.  The weather turned a bit today and we decided to take a tour of some art galleries in Grass Valley.   We started our…
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Booktown Books

Booktown Books in downtown Grass Valley offers a huge selection of used books.  The cooperative bookshop is home to fourteen different independent booksellers, with sections ranging from current fiction, local history, non fiction, children's…
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Ben Franklin Creative Classes

Want to learn a new craft?  Take a class!  Here are some photos from my card making class at Ben Franklin.  For a complete list of their schedule click here, classes on knitting, painting, calligraphy and more.  Join the next card class,…
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John Daly Photography Exhibit

Local photographer John Daly is having a showing at Briar Patch Co-op.  Thanks John for sharing some of your amazing South Yuba River Photos with us on the InnSide Nevada City blog.  The photographs will be up for the month of August, so…
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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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Pampering Gift Guide

Welcome to week six of the Outside Inn's local gift giving guide.  This week we've got a number of goodies to give the special person on your list who's looking to get pampered this holiday season.  Within Nevada City and Grass Valley you…
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Cornish Christmas

Cornish Christmas in downtown Grass Valley.  The downtown area of Mill Street is filled with vendors, music, food stalls and even a pony ride for the kids.  From 6pm to 9pm, Friday night from now till Christmas.