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Denise Jenkins Jewelry
All that Sparkles in Reno/Tahoe

By Annie Flanzraich

Nevada may be known as the Silver State. Still, along with all those precious minerals, there are also precious stones hiding in its austere earth.

“Most of the gemstones are agates and jaspers and turquoise,” says Webb Varnum of The Reno Gem and Mineral Society. “All of them can be found in Northern Nevada.” renorockhounds.com

Varnum, a geologist and a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno’s Mackay School of Mining, has spent his life rockhounding through the west coast, including California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. In addition to agates, jasper and turquoise, he also highlighted some less common stones, including dark red garnets from Ely, crystal beryl from Pershing County, and smooth dumortierite. Nevada’s state precious gemstone, the Black Fire Opal, comes from the Virgin Valley in Northern Nevada. It’s the only place in North America where the stone can be found in any significant quantity.

Make it Maroon – Fall Shopping in Reno/Tahoe

Fall into fall fashion with this trendy shade!
By Ashley Polan
The leaves are changing and the temperature dropping which means one thing … fall is here!  It’s time to say goodbye to shorts and sandals and start shopping for sweaters and booties. Fall is the most exciting season in fashion and one color seems to be taking the stage this season — maroon! Anyone can rock this eye-catching color in just about every piece – from cozy sweaters and blouses to scarves and hats.  Match this fierce red shade with black, grey, white, cream, navy, camel, or go bold and rock it head to toe!

Replenish
Sierra Gifting 101 – Shopping Guide for Reno/Tahoe

Your guide to finding the perfect gift.
By Holly Zynda
Whether for a special occasion or to commemorate your trip, here is our roundup of must-have products sold locally, so you can share the gift of Reno/Tahoe.

Sparks Legends
Open-air Shopping Vibes

A day shopping is so much more than trying on clothes and swiping that card. Developers put a lot of work into creating personality to match the many shops you’ll find in the great centers of the Sierra. Let’s take a peek at some of these esthetic personalities offering outdoor experiences with fresh air …

Biggest Little Fashion Truck Dress
Shops on Dickerson Road are Rising to the Challenge

Shop local and Stay  safe on Dickerson Road in Reno
By Mary Alice Hass
There is a common buzz around Reno: How do I protect myself and the community but still buy from my favorite local businesses? We’ve compiled three businesses on Dickerson Road who are following strict health and safety guidelines that you can shop from. Here is an answer to the common questions.

Essential Botanicals

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.

All about the Throwbacks

Spring trends celebrate the styles of yesteryear. By Ashley Polan It’s the beginning of a new decade, so it’s only fitting that many trends dawning the runway look back on the past. We’ve seen styles popping up from the 50s, 70s, and even the Renaissance period! Here are the top five trends this spring and local vintage shops where you can shop these looks.

Local Gems Trunk Show
All That Sparkles

All That Sparkles, Wear a piece of Nevada with jewelry crafted from local gems. By Annie Flanzraich. Nevada may be known as the Silver State. Still, along with all those precious minerals, there are also precious stones hiding in its austere earth.

Ashley Polan
Wearable Winter Trends

Wearable Winter Trends, Keep warm and stay fashionable this season! By Ashley Polan. It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up your style to stay warm this season. With plenty of trendy stops throughout Reno/Tahoe, you’ll be sure to enjoy shopping in this winter wonderland!

Shopping
Sierra Gifting 101

Your guide to finding the perfect gift. By Holly Zynda. Whether for a special occasion or to commemorate your trip, here is our roundup of must-have products sold locally, so you can share the gift of Reno/Tahoe.