Nothing quite beats the calming, yet equally invigorating, aroma of a vibrant flowers basking in the sun’s rays. With plants sprouting and flowers in full bloom in the Sierra, here’s a look at everything essential oils including where you can see the plants being grown, places that bottle locally and some artists doing fun things with botanicals.
Explore Reno/Tahoe’s past, present and future through the words of local authors. By Annie Flanzraich In his 1871 book, “Roughing It,” Mark Twain famously described Lake Tahoe as “surely the fairest picture the whole world affords.” Almost 75 years later, Walter Van Tilburg Clark called Reno the “city of trembling leaves,” in his novel of the same name. Reno/ Tahoe’s beauty and complexity have ignited the creativity of writers in all generations, so it would be impossible to list all of them in a single article. However, it is possible to recommend a few recent reads that capture the region’s history, spirit and imagination.
A peek at places that have social media abuzz. By Heidi Bethel Instaworthy spots abound in the Sierra. Whether you’re looking for a great vantage point to shoot a Tik Tok video or want a quick photo to post alongside your Facebook status, Reno/Tahoe has some amazing views that are sure to get you more followers.
FRESHEN UP WITH THESE TREATMENTS FROM YOUR NOSE TO YOUR TOES. By Annie Flanzraich. It’s time for spring cleaning — but that doesn’t have to mean all vacuuming and dusting and no fun. After you’ve finished Kondoing your drawers and perfecting a vertical fold, take some time to pamper yourself and refresh with a treatment at some local day spas and salons.
Relax and unwind with signature massage experiences in Reno/Tahoe. By Annie Flanzraich. Being a freelance writer is not the glamorous gig that movies and TV shows make it out to be. Rather than lounging in Louboutins while dreamily perfecting prose, my life more resembles that gif of a cat slamming its paws on a keyboard.