Explore the region’s most interesting and out-of-the-box happenings. By Natasha Bourlin. Eclectic events dot the Sierra annually. Reflections of the area’s quintessential quirky character, they range from, “Wow, never seen that before … ” to, “I’ve always wanted to do that!” Get your dose of weird and wonderful at these annual gatherings.
See some of the region’s most recognizable art pieces. By Annie Flanzraich. There is no shortage of art to see and experience in Reno/Tahoe. From large-scale sculptures of sea creatures to gold-plated vehicles, there’s an exhibit for every taste. It might be impossible to see every piece of art on one trip, so here are seven pieces we think you should cross off your bucket list.
Local retailers that’ll keep you warm this winter. By Heidi Bethel. If you’re anything like me, I like options … especially when it comes to braving the wintry air outdoors. Adding a layer, or two, is one of the best ways to ensure an enjoyable day on the mountain. This season, as you’re out trekking down the snow-lined trails of Tahoe and beyond, be sure to keep those body temperatures comfortable with clothing and gear from some of our favorite local purveyors.
Take the chill out of winter with open-flame cooking in Reno/Tahoe. By Rae Matthews, Elevation Eats. They say fire made us human. The ability to cook with fire is now believed to be the reason humans evolved from primates. The theory is simple: cooking food means less time chewing on fibrous plants and more time communicating with your neighbor.
Shopping For Summer Fashions – Summer tips and trends from area pros. By Natasha Bourlin. Each summer, wardrobes bloom like the colorful flowers outside. Since summertime shopping can seem overwhelming, this fashionable guide will share current trends and help you hunt down everything from haute couture to affordable attire this season.
A savory taste of Southern barbecue in the Sierra. By Rae Matthews, Elevation Eats. Southern barbecue has a long and proud tradition. There are several styles of Southern barbecue, each named for their region of origin, that garner as much loyalty and rivalry as professional baseball teams. You may want to avoid putting a Carolina sauce on a brisket in Texas, for example. But thankfully, food traditions migrate. Here in the Sierra, you can sample all the Southern flavors right at your fingertips (or, should we say on your fingertips?).
Where to relax on the water this summer. By Natasha Bourlin. Cool water beckons on hot summer days. With many opportunities to drift your days away in the area, let the season float by blissfully at any of these refreshing area waterways.
Tahoe Wood Maps creates detailed, 3-D maps of the jewel of the Sierra By Annie…