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Nevada City Soapbox Derby

The Nevada City Soapbox Derby returned to Nevada City today.  Thirty three different cars raced down the half mile course on Nimrod Street, some gaining as much as 40 mph, while others were competing for the art car category and not…
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Mini Mania Nevada City Adventure

The 2013 Nevada City Adventure, organized by Mini Mania, was a celebration of all things Mini last Saturday here in Nevada City.  Over 100 cars and 200 enthusiasts took part in the celebration, with ice cream from Lazy Dog and live music by…
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Treatsicles

Our friends at Treats are introducing a new product....Treatsicles.  While we love their ice cream, gelato and fresh baked cookies, with the warmer months up ahead, sometimes a refreshing ice cold bar made of local seasonal fruits and veggies,…
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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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Sierra Commons, Lunch and Learn on blogging

Thinking about diving into the blogging world?  Want a few ideas or suggestions?   I'd love to invite you to a talk I'm giving next week at Sierra Commons as part of their Lunch and Learn Series.  The topic is "Growing Your Business Through…
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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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Lazy Dog Chocolateria

Lazy Dog Chocolateria is now open in downtown Grass Valley.  They opened their doors today at 111 Mill Street and will be open seven days a week from 10am to 9pm.  Stop in for some chocolate, ice cream or candy.  My product testers were…
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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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Treats

The weather is warming up in Nevada City and it's a perfect time to visit our friends at Treats.  As you can see below their ice cream doesn't last long!  Peggy & Bob Wright describe their ice cream as "Homemade artisans ice cream,…
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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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Nevada City Summer Nights

Looking for something to do on Wednesday night?  Stop by the Nevada City Summer Nights street fair between 6pm and 9:30pm.  Live music, fresh food, wine and beer for sale, vendors and plenty of people watching. The kids can bounce on the…
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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…
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Treats

Treats, the local ice cream and coffee shop in Nevada City, isn’t some place you’d find on accident, but once you discover it you’re bound to keep going back again and again. The Outside Inn testing team has decided that they like the…