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THINGS TO DO THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA

03/17/17 by Clif Hagstedt

St. Patrick’s Day is a carefree and exciting holiday that should not be missed — especially since it falls on a Friday this year! There are so many Irish-themed events happening in the Sacramento area, and we want to make sure you take advantage of them.

Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day in the days leading up to the holiday, or celebrate on Friday night or Saturday afternoon! Whatever you do, it’s time to dress up in green, grab a traditional Irish beer, and get together with friends and family to have a blast this St. Patrick’s Day.

 

OLD SACRAMENTO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Saturday, March 18

Old Sacramento St. Patrick's Day Parade

Photo Courtesy of Old Sacramento

The Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of Northern California’s largest and most colorful parades, uniting all cultures each year in Old Sacramento. The day begins with entertainment and activities starting at 12 p.m. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at the corner of Neasham and Front Streets, and proceeds throughout the national historic landmark district. The parade is filled with hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green, Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic re-enactors, and much more. This family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day event should not be missed!

 

GREEN AND GOLD FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 18

Enjoy the robust flavors of the region at the Green and Gold Food and Wine Festival in Auburn on Saturday, March 18 from 6–9 p.m. This food and wine tasting event highlights the wonderful vintners and eateries in our area, and also includes entertainment, a silent auction and raffle prizes! Tickets cost $30 per person, and proceeds benefit Placer High School, for their various educational, sports, and arts programs.

 

GREATER SACRAMENTO NEEDS MORE HOMES TO SELL

03/17/17 by Clif Hagstedt

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Every price range seeing record lows of available inventory
 
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Potential home sellers in Greater Sacramento real estate market face a golden opportunity to make their move in 2017. Buyers are snapping up homes at a rapid pace and seeing records lows for available inventory in all price points. This market information was presented by Lyon Real Estate based upon data provided by Trendgraphix Inc., a Sacramento-based reporting company.
 
Market-wide, inventory at the end of February was down to 2,554 homes active and available for sale. This number was 20 percent lower than one year ago and 37 percent lower than February of 2015. There is currently less than one month of inventory below $350,000 across the entire region. The current move upmarket -- homes priced between $350,000 and $750,000 -- isn’t much better, with only 1.3 months of inventory. Homes priced above $750,000 have fluctuated between 5-7 months of stock in this hot market era but dropped to 4 months by the end of February.
 
The number of properties available for sale, however, is only one metric in the equation. The current rate of new pending sales is the other and currently, this is significant. Below $350,000, February saw 972 new pending sales, an 11 percent increase in sales compared to January. This was a 21 percent decrease compared to February of 2016, which is clearly due to the lack of available listings. The move-up market placed 1,025 homes into escrow last month which represented a 22 percent increase compared to January and a 9 percent increase versus February 2016.
 
Properties above $750,000 across the region have joined the race as last month there were 121 new pending sales. This was more than double the number posted in January and 17 percent greater than February of last year. It was also the highest count since July.
 
All of these factors helped push the median price for February to $356,000, the highest since November. The median rested at $330,000 last year at this time and $320,000 in February of 2015.
 
“You probably have heard this a number of times,” says Pat Shea, president of Lyon Real Estate, “but right now is absolutely the best time for sellers to place their homes on the market. The beauty of spring is upon us and the Greater Sacramento Real Estate market is in full bloom. You will get your highest and best contract while making your move more swiftly and easily.”
 
About Lyon Real Estate
Lyon Real Estate is ranked the number one brokerage in annual home sales in the greater Sacramento region and has served the area for 70 years. In 2016, the company closed 7,688 transactions worth a total of $2.97 billion in sales volume. Lyon Real Estate has 945 agents in 17 offices located throughout the region. The company is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of premier locally-branded firms, as well as LeadingRE’s Luxury Portfolio International® program. In addition to its real estate services, Lyon Real Estate offers RELO Direct, a global relocation program. For more information about Lyon Real Estate, click to GoLyon.com and follow us on www.facebook.com/LyonRealEstate.
 
About TrendGraphix, Inc.
TrendGraphix, Inc. is a real estate reporting company based in Sacramento that uses local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data to provide highly-visual market statistical graphs to real estate brokers, agents, and MLS/Realtor associations across the country. TrendGraphix’s programs are currently used by tens of thousands of agents in more than 250 brokerages in 48 states. For more information about TrendGraphix, visit www.trendgraphix.com.

What the Fed rate hike means for homebuyers

03/16/17 by Clif Hagstedt

It's a tough market for homebuyers. Prices are high and supply of available homes is low.

And while the Federal Reserve's rate hike could make home buying more expensive, house hunters shouldn't start panicking yet.

 

The Fed increased its benchmark interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday.

The Fed doesn't directly set mortgage rates, but its actions can affect the housing market.

Mortgage rates tend to move with the government's 10-year Treasury note, which serves as a benchmark for many forms of credit, including mortgages. Interest rates on the notes have already risen since Donald Trump was elected president and on signals, the Fed would continue to tighten monetary policy.

But Wednesday's hike was widely expected, meaning the markets had already priced it in. So many experts don't see rates moving much higher in the coming weeks.

"The last couple of times the Fed made a move, the rates firmed up in advance of the decision, and when it happened they kind of faded," said Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH.com.

The Fed has now raised rates three times since the end of 2015Following the first hike in December 2015, mortgage rates started 2016 with a drop for the first few weeks.

Related: Why it takes years to save for a down payment

Plus, rates are still relatively low, and many experts don't expect them to rise above 5% this year.

Last week, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage climbed to 4.21% -- 2017 high. A year ago, it was 3.68%.

At the current interest rate, buyers will pay $57 more per month compared to a year ago, assuming a $235,000 price tag and a 20% down payment.

That might not be a deal breaker for many buyers, but it could hurt those shopping in more expensive neighborhoods, or those right on the margin of being able to afford a home.

"That is going to create a bit of sticker shock for some buyers looking to buy this spring," said Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac. He expects rates to stay around 4.25% to 4.30% this buying season.

Calculate: How much house can you afford?

Right now, the Central Bank is expected to raise rates three times this year, but if its actions become more aggressive, it could bring a sharper upswing in mortgage rates.

And it's not just the Fed that can influence mortgage rates.

"The global economic picture is a little warmer and things are pretty good. Markets aren't just reacting to what the Fed is doing, but the prospects of the rest of the world as well," said Gumbinger.

 
 

Top 10 Things to Do in Napa Valley (Besides Drink Wine)

03/10/17 by Clif Hagstedt

The beautiful Napa Valley, a short 90-minute drive north of San Francisco, is undoubtedly a well-sought and famous grape-growing region of world-class vineyards and wine production. The dreamy landscape of rolling hills, luxurious resorts, charming inns, stellar climate, renowned food, and, of course, wine make for an unbeatable destination. Instead of hopping from winery to winery, we’ve harvested a compilation of unexpected surprises from unique attractions, hands-on classes, wellness activities, hilltop, and misty forest views, and restaurants defying the Napa cuisine norm and non-vino bottle souvenirs.

 

By Kate Donnelly

 

Kate is a freelance writer based in New York. She’s the founder of the creative collaborative, From Your Desks. She’s a Contributing Editor at Fathom and her work has appeared in AFAR, Bon Appetit, Departures, Forbes, The Huffington Post and Refinery 29. She travels for the food. Follow Kate on Twitter: @k8bdonnelly.

BUY OLIVE OIL

Savor Napa’s blossoming olive oil renaissance at the spectacular estate of Round Pond producing four artisan oils from imported Mediterranean olive trees. Tour the mill, learn about cultivation, harvest and production methods followed by a tasting. In a rush? The Splash & Dash experience allots for samples of handcrafted oils and red wine vinegar blends. Elsewhere, charming spots like Long Meadow Ranch's historic Logan-Ives House, with a general store vibe, includes tastings of their silky critically hailed Prato Lungo Extra Virgin Olive Oil (try some drizzled on burrata at their farm-to-table restaurant Farmstead). Later, visit the wildly popular St. Helena gourmet Olivier and St. Helena Oils shops.

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

CELEBRATE NATURE

Founded in 1976, the Land Trust of Napa, protecting close to 55,000 acres, is an ideal spot for nature lovers and hiking, biking, and kayaking enthusiasts. Depending on the season, guided tours range from a 15-mile hike across the magnificent Dunn-Wildlake and Dunn Ranches with excellent birds-eye views of both Calistoga and St. Helena to an easy 3-mile trip to a waterfall near Conn Creek. Bicycle enthusiasts can choose eight local routes including the moderate 12-mile Lake Hennessey ride, passing through grape vines and rural roads, while more leisurely riders will enjoy pedaling around Calistoga along the scenic 11-mile Old Toll Road. Pack good footwear and athletic gear.

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

ENHANCE YOUR COOKING SKILLS

Serious hands-on cooks will enjoy Silverado Cooking School, with classes teaching the important techniques like blanching and sautéing helmed by chef Malcolm de Sieyes.  Located in a historic 1888 stone winery, the renowned Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone gives food enthusiasts a front row seat of chefs-in-action demonstrations. Afterward, shop at the on-site culinary store with unique tools like an avocado slicer and yeast thermometer. Chef Thomas Keller’s Finesse Shop is perfect unique finds like the stunning porcelain KwangJuYo Lucy Bowls.  Enjoy the spacious, local 40,000-square-foot Oxbow Public Market, packed with 24 artisan vendors like Napastak selling teas and jams and Whole Spice with a bevy of 300 rare, exotic spices.

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

PICK UP SOUVENIRS AND GIFTS

Bring an extra suitcase for local treasures like artist Kelly Farley’s stunningly simple Pope Valley Pottery, a line of gorgeous serving and nesting bowls, coffee mugs, and vases (available for purchase at Archetype in early 2015). In Rutherford, Scarecrow winery’s co-owner Mimi DeBlasio produces Barney’s-worthy 24K gold jewelry bestowing the scarecrow emblem. Harvesting grapes from her family’s vineyard, Lydia Mondavi’s 29 skincare and cosmetics offers anti-aging, antioxidant grape seed products and makeup like sparkling Pinot lip gloss (sold at Pearl's Wonderful Clothing). Need something for the sweet tooth? Grab a mix of Kollar Chocolates, confections made using ingredients like fennel pollen, gooey chocolate turtles from the small La Forêt Chocolate and caramels with Fleur de Sel at the Parisian-style storefront Woodhouse Chocolate.

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

DISCOVER THE MUD

At the northern end of Napa Valley, Calistoga hosts a wealth of natural hot springs. Native Wappo Indians first unearthed the mud practice known for its detoxifying benefits. Experience a local bath, a mix of hot spring water and natural minerals infused with rich volcanic ash and peat. The venerable Indian Springs, settled on 16-acres of palm trees, roses, and lavender is perfect for unwinding—there are four on-site thermal geysers and hot mud soaks (clothing optional). The modest should consider the gloriously private Calistoga Ranch Spa. Try the “Calistoga Mud Wrap” with a dry brush exfoliation, a full body massage or the “Sense of Place” with a mud mask of volcanic ash painted onto your back.

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

NAMASTE IN WINE COUNTRY

You certainly don’t have to be a yogi to appreciate the wide, expansive views of sublime manicured vineyards and azure sky. Consider an early morning, open-air alfresco yoga class on the grand grounds of the Taittinger-affiliated Domaine Carneros. After savasana, snack on smoked salmon bruschetta and nurse a flute of organic bubbles. Near St. Helena, Vineyard 29 (known for its acclaimed Cabernets) has teamed up with a local Pilate’s outfit for private classes on its picturesque veranda, or a half-day of working out and wrapping up with a tour and tasting. Elsewhere, Ladera Vineyards offers cycling tours including a bike, helmet, and hearty picnic lunch.

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

EAT THE NEW CUISINE

A departure from traditional Napa cuisine, the British gastro pub The Farmer and the Fox lets you feast on slow cooked rabbit Wellington. Also treat yourself to the delicious, approachable Archetype. Start with The Doctor Ann, bergamot tea infused with local No. 209 Gin, lemon juice, and raspberry foam. Highlights include the delicious Half Moon Bay sand dabs paired with grilled rapini and crisp hushpuppies. In Downtown Napa, Chef Masaharu Morimito’s flagship Morimoto Napa takes honors for breaking Napa cooking rules. The mod space is perfect sipping sake as you feast on the fabled toro tartare, spicy king crab, and sticky ribs with a tamarind glaze. 

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

ENJOY ART TIME

Located in the Carnernos hills, the 217-acre di Rosa + Nature Preserve houses one of most extensive Northern California art collections thanks to its eccentric late founder Rene di Rosa. The property serves as the grounds for three separate galleries with modern works like the popular Mother Tina’s Car by David Best, featuring a 1967 Pontiac with heavy ornamentation, and a hillside sculpture meadow with colorful works by Mark di Suvero and Viola Frey amid spectacular views of the 35-acre Winery Lake. Don’t miss the wildlife preserve with peacocks dotting the grounds. To fully grasp the museum’s collection, sign up for the 2-hour tour (reservations strongly recommended).

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

SIP BEER AND SPIRITS

The wine-wary should visit Napa’s only brewery, Napa Smith, and sample the organic IPA, Hop Java Pale Ale, and Bonfire Imperial Porter. Afterward, head to Domaine Charbay Distillery, which churns out flavored vodkas (think blood orange), rum, and whisky. Located at the Oxbow Market, the Napa Valley Distillery serves as a tasting salon and recently launched its Old Hollywood Gin blended with local Napa spices. Later, head to the moody Goose & Gander and order a house-made Bali Spice Old Fashioned spiked with bourbon, bitters, clove, and cinnamon. The hip, Avro-KO designed Fagianai’s Bar at The Thomas makes a mean Spanish Sidecar with 10-yeard Torres brandy, lemon, saffron, and paprika tincture.

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

WHERE TO STAY

Lest you forget you’re in the heart of Napa Valley, the Auberge du Soleil easily has you believe you’re in the windswept landscapes of Provence. The 50 earthy, yellow-toned rooms project a European vibe, with cottage-style wooden beans, slanted ceilings, and mod fireplaces. Take a stroll in the sculpture garden, and don’t miss the stunning sunsets from your room. Equally desirable, the secluded 48-acre Calistoga Ranch, a rarified eco-retreat with stunning landscape and private cottages, will have you transformed into a zen, woodland spirit. Don’t miss a breakfast at The Lakehouse (farm fresh eggs courtesy of the on-site chicken coup) with warm, cozy stone fireplaces.

 

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

 

THINGS TO DO THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA

02/25/17 by Clif Hagstedt

St. Patrick’s Day is a carefree and exciting holiday that should not be missed — especially since it falls on a Friday this year! There are so many Irish-themed events happening in the Sacramento area, and we want to make sure you take advantage of them.

Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day in the days leading up to the holiday, or celebrate on Friday night or Saturday afternoon! Whatever you do, it’s time to dress up in green, grab a traditional Irish beer, and get together with friends and family to have a blast this St. Patrick’s Day.

 

THE IRISH ROVERS AT THE CREST THEATRE

Friday, March 3

 

Photo Courtesy of the Irish Rovers

Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day early with music legends, The Irish Rovers’ rousing performance at the Crest Theatre. This dynamic Irish folk group is best known for their international television series and for their hit songs like, “The Unicorn”, “The Orange and the Green”, “The Black Velvet Band”, “Wasn’t That A Party” and more. These days they’re going viral with “Drunken Sailor”!

The Celtic super-band will take the stage two weeks before St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 3. Get your tickets to the ultimate Irish celebration at the historic Crest Theatre after grabbing some drinks and small bites downstairs at the Empress Tavern!

 

SACRAMENTO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PUBCRAWL

Saturday, March 11

 

Photo Courtesy of 5Hundy Social Club

Xoso Sport & Social League and 5Hundy Social Club are hosting the largest and luckiest pub crawl of the year in Midtown Sacramento. Simply buy your souvenir event t-shirt and wear it at the designated bars during the crawl, where you’ll collect various food and drink specials! Get your tickets now, and stay in the loop by checking their Facebook event page.

 

SHAMROCK’N WEEKEND

Saturday, March 11 + Sunday, March 12

 

Photo Courtesy of Shamrock’n Half Marathon

Participate in the fun and active races during Shamrock’n Weekend, benefiting the Triumph Cancer Foundation, a Sacramento-based nonprofit organization that empowers cancer survivors to recapture their lives after cancer treatment through physical fitness. On Saturday, your family can run (or walk!) in the half-mile Kids’ Leprechaun Dash, or the 5K or 10K race. You can even participate in the half marathon on Sunday! Whatever race you’re in, Shamrock’n Weekend is a wonderful way to be active while supporting an amazing cause.

 

ST. BALDRICK’S DAY

Monday, March 13

 

Photo Courtesy of De Vere’s Irish Pub

St. Baldrick’s Day at De Vere’s Irish Pub is another annual St. Patrick’s Day event with a great cause! The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. Each year, participants shave their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research. You can help this organization conquer childhood cancer in a few ways — by making a donation to or joining the de Vere’s team, or creating a team for you and your friends. Either way, your involvement will make a significant impact on the fight for cancer!

 

ONE EYED REILLY

Friday, March 17

 

Photo Courtesy of Ken Byes via One Eyed Reilly

Take in an amazing Celtic/Americana rock performance from One Eyed Reilly at the Mondavi Center in Davis this St. Patrick’s Day! This Sacramento-based band blends dynamic original songs with modern Celtic rock, Americana, and innovative versions of traditional Irish and Scottish classics. To make their jaw-dropping performance even better, this show is completely free and requires no tickets! What a fun and inexpensive way to celebrate this Irish holiday.

 

OLD SACRAMENTO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Saturday, March 18

 

Photo Courtesy of Old Sacramento

The Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of Northern California’s largest and most colorful parades, uniting all cultures each year in Old Sacramento. The day begins with entertainment and activities starting at 12 p.m. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at the corner of Neasham and Front Streets and proceeds throughout the national historic landmark district. The parade is filled with hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green, Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic re-enactors, and much more. This family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day event should not be missed!

 

GREEN AND GOLD FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 18

Enjoy the robust flavors of the region at the Green and Gold Food and Wine Festival in Auburn on Saturday, March 18 from 6–9 p.m. This food and wine tasting event highlights the wonderful vintners and eateries in our area, and also includes entertainment, a silent auction and raffle prizes! Tickets cost $30 per person, and proceeds benefit Placer High School, for their various educational, sports, and arts programs.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY RIVER CRUISE

Saturday, March 18

 

Photo Courtesy of Hornblower River Cruise

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from one of our favorite vantage points in the city — atop the Hornblower River Cruise along the Sacramento River. On St. Patrick’s Day, this one-hour cruise will even include a face painter and balloon artist for the kids! This is a fun way to experience the wildlife and natural beauty that this historic waterway has to offer. Choose the 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. cruise, depending on your family’s Saturday schedule.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER AND FUNDRAISING AUCTION

Saturday, March 18

The St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Fundraising Auction is another way to support the local arts while experiencing a wonderful evening with food, drinks, and friends. Guests will enjoy traditional Irish food and drinks, music, a raffle and much more at the Fair Oaks Community Clubhouse. Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased in advance at Sierra Vista BankRegent Street Salon or the BBQ Pro. Proceeds benefit the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival.

 

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY, SACRAMENTO!

16 HOMES WITH MAJOR CURB APPEAL IN THE GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA

02/01/17 by Clif Hagstedt

 

You can never repeat the first impression. That’s why the initial reaction to something is so important! Consider curb appeal. The exterior of a home speaks to the homeowner, guests, and neighbors well before they have even seen the inside.

Take a look at these incredible homes in and around Sacramento that provide an exceptional first impression! Better yet, go on a tour in a neighborhood near you using our interactive map dotted with these pretty properties.

Click here for your map location.

1. OLD WORLD MANSION IN LOOMIS

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

We’ve had our eye on this Old World masterpiece in Loomis for quite some time now due to its unique design features, soaring ceilings and luxurious amenities within. But the view from the curb is something special in and of itself!

 

2. FAIRYTALE-ESQUE HOME WITH CHARMING FEATURES

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

We are drawn to the picturesque look of this home, with its rustic brick chimney, vintage door, and wonderful front porch area. It looks like it came straight from a fairytale!

 

3. RESTORED MASTERPIECE IN EAST SACRAMENTO

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This darling East Sacramento home built in 1925 was beautifully restored, featuring a modern and striking look inside and out. The exterior effortlessly combines brick, wood, and a contrast of white and black paint to create a unique look from the curb.

 

4. SPELLBINDING ONE-STORY ESTATE

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

Although this estate in Meadow Vista is only one story, it has quite the grandiose presence from the curb. The well-maintained landscaping and bright green grass set the scene for its tall entryway with rustic stonework and natural hues.

 

5. GRANDIOSE LUXURY PROPERTY IN GRANITE BAY

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This luxury property in the prestigious Los Lagos community has a striking vintage exterior that perfectly complements its royal features inside. We love the combination of dark green and yellow, the charming shutters, and a grand staircase that leads to the front door.

 

6. TIMELESS NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This new construction home in Folsom has a crisp, clean look from the curb. Its stone features, shutters, and perfectly manicured landscaping make it stand apart! The aesthetics will only improve with age, as this timeless look was made to last.

 

7. ITALIAN VILLA WITH AUTHENTIC TILE ROOF

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

You don’t have to fly to the Tuscan hillside to see an authentic Italian villa! This gorgeous estate in El Dorado Hills makes quite a statement from the curb, with its large presence, yellow paint, and authentic tile roof. Enter the coveted Stirlingshire neighborhood to see this showstopper.

 

8. ELEGANT HOME WITH LARGE FRONT PORCH

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This home emits a comforting feeling, with its lush foliage in the front yard, large front porch, charming bricks and shutters, and cheery white paint. The charm and elegance continue inside this stunning property in Carmichael!

 

9. TALL HOME WITH LAKE VIEWS

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This home offers incredible views of Folsom Lake from its balcony, but it’s the view from the curb that makes our jaws drop. It appears extra grand in stature, as it rests on a hill above the street in a coveted gated community in El Dorado Hills.

 

10. ARTSY SINGLE-STORY HOME

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

There’s nothing bland or ordinary about this creative property in Sacramento’s artsy Land Park neighborhood. The contrast of the orange door with the muted turquoise exterior makes for a cute and unique combination!

 

11. CASTLE-LIKE MANSION IN PLACERVILLE

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This stately property in Placerville resembles a castle from the curb with its majestic front door structure and gray stonework. Plus, the kids will feel like princes and princesses when they see the backyard with a tree house, basketball court and lots of room to run around!

 

12. UNIQUE NEWCASTLE PROPERTY

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This home in Newcastle is full of surprises around every corner — and that includes its exterior look! This beautifully crafted home follows its own design rules and makes some bold moves, combining a number of styles to create a cohesive look.

 

13. HILLSIDE HOME WITH STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This already tall home in El Dorado Hills appears extra tall due to its location up a hill from the curb. This height also provides amazing views of the Sierras from the backyard!

 

14. MODERN HOME ON LOTS OF LAND

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

There is something compelling about the moody exterior of this home located in Rescue, which incorporates clean lines and modern touches. This scenic getaway nestled on 10 acres of land offers serene private living with views of Folsom Lake and the foothills.

 

15. MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME WITH ORANGE FRONT DOOR

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This mid-century modern custom home in Carmichael provides a look you just don’t see on every street. The unique design of its exterior invites you in through its fun and quirky bright orange door — and you’ll want to stay once you see the interior.

 

16. CLASSIC AND INVITING TUDOR HOME

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

Travel back in time — or across the globe — with one look at this stunning Tudor in Placerville. It has a cozy and inviting feel, which certainly continues once inside!

 

17. HISTORIC HOME IN MIDTOWN

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This iconic Queen Anne Victorian is undeniably captivating from the curb with its delicate details and bright blue accents. This historic home built in 1881 is a community staple for its Midtown neighbors.

 

18. RENOVATED HOME IN EAST SACRAMENTO

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This East Sacramento charmer recently received a variety of upgrades, including a new roof, a new driveway arbor, and a fresh coat of exterior paint. These improvements paid off in making it stand out from the curb!

 

19. SMART HOME WITH MODERN TOUCHES

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

We appreciate the contrast of dark and light on this stunning smart solar home in Rocklin. In conjunction with its modern technology, the straight lines, and simple design give it an ultra-modern feel from the curb.

 

20. COLORFUL HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOME

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

This cherished Victorian-style home maintains its original historic charm as it has been well-kept since its construction. It has quite the striking looking from the curb, with its bright appearance that has only improved with age.

 

21. NEW CONSTRUCTION FAIR OAKS HOME

Homes With Major Curb Appeal in the Greater Sacramento Area

The exterior of this home perfectly paints a picture for what you can expect to see inside: bright white space, modern touches, tall ceilings, and master craftsmanship. This new home stands out in its brand new private, gated community in Fair Oaks.

How to host a winter wonderland party

12/09/16 by Clif Hagstedt

 

In some parts of the country, the temperature rarely gets to the freezing mark. And, while this may be great day-to-day living, it can also leave you longing for some seasonal weather, especially if you’re a transplant from a state that experiences the seasons. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the winter feel to you! Host your own winter wonderland party using these tips for snow-and-ice-themed treats, artwork, and stylish table settings that would make Jack Frost proud.


Food
warmwinterparty_foodKeep the color scheme intact with the food that you choose by opting for whites and blues. Some options would include rock candy for icicles and truffles of your choice for snowballs: you can either buy some white chocolate varieties or make your own snickerdoodle truffles. And don’t forget: nonpareils are a fun and delicious way to bring a snowcapped feel to your food spread.


Ambience
warmwinterparty_printablesIn order to get your guests into the wintertime mood, you need to have the proper look and feel of winter. Download these winter party accessories to get artwork, tent cards, place cards, and thank you gift tags for including with your party. And you can’t have a proper winter wonderland party with guests showing up in shorts; ask them to dress for cold weather, and make sure the AC is cranked up to add the proper chill to the air.


Even if it’s just for a day, your guests will appreciate being able to experience the glitz and glamour that only winter can bring. For more inspirational wintertime fun ideas, ​CLICK TO OPEN PDF IN A NEW TAB 

DECEMBER HOLIDAY EVENTS IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA

12/01/16 by Clif Hagstedt

CELTIC WOMAN

December 1, 7 p.m. | Sacramento Convention Center

 

Celtic Woman always puts on an enchanting performance, taking you to an ethereal world full of Irish song, sound, and dancing. To celebrate the upcoming holidays, their performance will cover their albumHome For Christmas — including holiday classics such as “Silent Night” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”.Buy tickets in advance here.

 

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING

December 1, 5 p.m. | Carmichael Recreation and Park, Carmichael

Carmichael Park will be packed with live music, crafts, vendors and food trucks to celebrate this holiday season. After the trees are lit at 6:15 p.m., keep an eye out for Santa and meet him for a photo! Visits with Santa and event admission are free with a donation of one canned food item. All food will be donated toSacramento Food Bank.

 

FRIDAY FLICKS: THE POLAR EXPRESS

December 2, 6:30 p.m. | Vernon St. Town Square, Roseville

About a half an hour from Sacramento in Roseville, celebrate the holidays with a movie in the square. Bring the whole family along — with a few blankets and pillows — to watch “The Polar Express” under the stars!

 

CORDOVA GARDENS ELEMENTARY ANNUAL VENDORS FAIR

December 2, 2 – 8 p.m. | Cordova Gardens Elementary School, Rancho Cordova

At the Annual Vendors Fair at Cordova Gardens Elementary School, you can purchase handmade and crafted arts, crafts, jewelry, decor and much more. All made and curated by local makers, it’s a great way to find holiday gifts and support the community!

 

22ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

December 3 – 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Holiday Events in Sacramento

For 22 years, the Sacramento Fine Arts Center has been celebrating gift giving season with the Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. Their goal is to encourage the creation and presentation of original visual arts, to support the cultural life of the community, and to encourage all artists to fulfill their potential. You can help by perusing and purchasing from local vendors!

 

“A CHRISTMAS STORY”

December 5, 7 p.m. | The Tower Theater, Sacramento

For one night only, you can celebrate Christmas watching Ralphie and friends up on the big screen. This nostalgic holiday film is the perfect way to usher in the holidays. So get the whole family together and buy your tickets online!

 

HANDEL’S MESSIAH: THE CHOIR OF TRINITY WALL STREET & TRINITY BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

December 9, 7 p.m. | Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

The very first time Handel’s Messiah was performed in the United States, it was played in a New York tavern. The second, more famous, performance was at Manhattan’s Trinity Wall Street just down the street in 1770. Combining the rich history of the performance with modern developments, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra promise to put on an unforgettable show. So buy tickets online and enjoy the holidays in classical style.

 

SACRAMENTO BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTTY NUTCRACKER

December 9 + 16, 7 p.m. | Community Center Theater, Sacramento

Holiday Events in Sacramento

Photo courtesy of Sacramento Ballet / Keith Sutter

Last year, Sacramento Ballet performed The Nutty Nutcracker, a riotous take on the holiday classic. With pop culture influences, it’s packed with rowdy characters, racy action and laughter from start to finish. The performance was so popular, they’re bringing it back for two nights this season! Tickets are available now so get yours before they sell out.

 

WELLS FARGO HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 10, 2 p.m + 7:30 p.m. | Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

This Sacramento holiday tradition was completely sold out last year. This year, it’s promised once again to be a spectacular, festive concert. Chorus and band will spread cheer together — including performances of all our favorite holiday classics. Get tickets online today!

 

SACRAMENTO BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER

December 10 – 23, various showtimes | Community Center Theater, Sacramento

The crown jewel of family entertainment, Sacramento Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker has become an area tradition. Follow along with Clara on her journey through the sparkling Snowflake Forest to the delicious Land of the Sweets. Select performances throughout the season will feature theSacramento Philharmonic Orchestra! Choose your date and get tickets here.

 

THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN: HOLIDAY SHOW

December 13, 7 p.m. | Mondavi Center, Davis


If you can’t already tell from the name, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a hilarious, twanging and foot-stomping troupe of musicians. They play the instrument in ways you’ve never heard before. And once you’ve heard them play your favorite holiday classics, you may never want to hear the songs another way again! Get tickets in advance.

 

HOLIDAY CRAFTS AND COCKTAILS

December 16, 6 – 9 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Each ticket to Holiday Crafts and Cocktails includes a holiday-themed cocktail. You can sip a libation while you create seasonal decorations, last minute presents or special creations to gift yourself. Supplies will be provided so just bring your imagination and cheer! And register online in advance.

 

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

December 16, 7 p.m. | Benvenuti Performing Arts Center, Sacramento

Holiday Events in Sacramento

For a night filled with sweet, holiday music, experience Sounds of the Season. In classic instrumental fashion, the concert will make you want to cozy up in front of a fire with a cup of hot cocoa afterward. Get tickets here.

 

FOLSOM CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

December 17, 8 a.m. | Lembi Park, Folsom

Holiday Events in Sacramento

Photo courtesy of Folsom Christmas Classic / Todd Pickett / Judy Vanderbundt

The Folsom Christmas Classic includes a 10K, 5K and a Santa Fun Run for children under 10. Whether you’re competing or just looking for some fun exercise this season, everyone is welcome! So register online and get your most festive costume ready! The event benefits The Keaton Raphael Memorial which supports families with children suffering from cancer.  

 

JINGLE ALL THE WAY

December 17, 2 p.m. | Saint Francis Church, Sacramento

Join the Sacramento Master Singers for their children’s holiday concert. They’ll perform holiday classics and invite families and kids to sing along. Don’t tell the kids, but there will even be a surprise visit from Santa! Buy tickets online here.

 

BROADWAY SACRAMENTO PRESENTS IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS

December 27 – January 1 | Community Center Theater, Sacramento

Holiday Events in Sacramento

Photo courtesy of California Musical Theater / Kevin White

Based on the 1954 holiday classic, this musical is filled with laughter, dancing and some of the greatest songs ever written. It’s the perfect way to keep Christmas going until 2017. Buy tickets for yourself, your family or give them as a gift. Either way, you don’t want to miss this unforgettable event!

 

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE

December 28, 3:30 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, Sacramento

Trans-Siberian Orchestra has been a must-see for the past 20 years. Their progressive rock style has cemented them as a multi-generational holiday tradition. Don’t miss your chance to see them live right here in Sacramento! This year, they’re bringing back their treasured tale, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” to celebrate the holidays even after Christmas has passed. Get your tickets online.

 

“THE SOUND OF MUSIC” HOLIDAY EVENT

December 29, 1:30 p.m. + 6 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

For the fifth year, Crocker Art Museum is hosting its annual “The Sound of Music” Holiday Event. Celebrate the holidays and the new year with costume contests, door prizes, yodeling and lots of laughs. Then, get together with everyone and sing along to “The Sound of Music”. Register online here.

 

NOON YEAR’S EVE

December 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento  

Welcome the new year early at Crocker Art Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve. This high-energy family event is the perfect way to let the whole family celebrate without staying up all night. There will be live music, dance performances, and festive art activities happening throughout the Museum.  This is one New Year’s celebration everyone can stay awake for — and it’s free! Just show up on New Year’s Eve with your party hats on.

 

HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Share your favorite area holiday traditions and events with us. And however you celebrate this season, have a safe, merry and bright holiday from all of us at Lyon Real Estate.

NOVEMBER HOLIDAY EVENTS IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA

11/23/16 by Clif Hagstedt

RUN TO FEED THE HUNGRY

November 24, 8:15 a.m. | Race starts on J Street, west of Sacramento State campus

Holiday Events in Sacramento

Photo courtesy of Run to Feed the Hungry

On Thanksgiving morning you can run to help feed the hungry! Children and adults of all ages are welcome in either the 5k or 10k race so you can turn this into a fun family outing! Proceeds go toSacramento Food Bank and Family Services. This is a great way to help the community this holiday season and get exercise at the same time.

 

THE SACRAMENTO HMONG NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

November 24 – 27 | Cal Expo, Sacramento

California is the home of the largest population of Hmong people in the country — and Sacramento hosts the second highest concentration within the state! Join them and the rest of our community in the 12th Annual Sacramento Hmong New Year Celebration to celebrate their culture. There will be games, authentic foods, cultural entertainment, music and traditional outfits all weekend.

 

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS

November 25 + 26 | Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

Holiday Events in Sacramento

Photos courtesy of An Irish Christmas / Alberto Rodriguez

If you want to spend Christmas in Ireland but don’t want to get on a plane, this is the show for you. Traditional dances, music, and a few Christmas carols will transport you right to the snow covered Emerald Isle! Purchase tickets in advance before it sells out!

 

CROCKER HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET

November 25, 12 – 6 p.m. | Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Sacramento

This market is an excellent option to get some holiday shopping done and spend time with your family. While you shop for handcrafted goods from over 100 area makers, you’ll be serenaded by local musicians. You can also grab a bite to eat provided by Ambrosia Café and get your face painted by elves. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet a Victorian costumed Santa as well! Tickets range from $4 – $6, but admission for children 12 and younger is free.

21 SACRAMENTO AREA SHOPS PARTICIPATING IN SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY | INTERACTIVE MAP

11/22/16 by Clif Hagstedt
 

Since it began in 2010, we’ve looked forward to celebrating Small Business Saturday every year. There tends to be a nationwide focus on large chain stores as we gear up for the holidays, and we appreciate there’s now a day dedicated to promoting and highlighting the small business community. And we have plenty to celebrate in Sacramento!

To make your holiday shopping easier, we made a list of our favorite local shops, boutiques, and services in the area that will be offering specials this year. Use our interactive map to plan your route before you leave the house!

So whether you head out early in the morning for Black Friday shopping or you choose to #OptOutside, make sure you save some energy for the following day. On our list, you’ll find clothing, furniture, tea, and even donuts. Get ready to treat yourself and fill the stockings of your loved ones. Now’s the time to join the movement and support small, local businesses.

Click here for Local Lyon Small Biz Saturday Map.

BROWN HOUSE ON H

Small Business Saturday Hours: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Specials: Stop by Brown House on H for a tax-free shopping spree on Small Business Saturday!

For over three decades, the women of Sacramento have to depend on Brown House on H for their shopping needs. While it has moved to several different locations, Brown House on H’s dedication to cutting-edge fashion has remained the same.

DANNY’S MINI DONUTS

Small Business Saturday Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Specials: Start at Danny’s Mini Donuts on Saturday for $1 off your total price!

Danny’s is the best place to start your day in Sacramento. You can begin with a mini donut then pick up a mini pie on your way home! The only mini bakery in the city, they also offer root beer floats, ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, hot fudge sundaes and more.

FACE IN A BOOK

Small Business Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Specials: Make a stop at Face in a Book to see what they’re offering for Small Business Saturday!   

Face in a Book Sacramento

Photo courtesy of Face in a Book

Face in a Book is a gathering place for lovers of literature and readers of all ages. Not only can you pick up books in every genre, you can also take home gifts, greeting cards, and stationery items.

GETTA CLUE STORE

Small Business Saturday Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Specials: Getta Clue will be offering to buy one get one 50% off on select merchandise all day, as well as buy one get one free on all Sale Rack Items.

With sneakers, clothing, skate style and accessories, Getta Clue is Sacramento’s premier streetwear and sneaker boutique. Grab a gift for the men and women in your life!

GINGER ELIZABETH CHOCOLATES

Small Business Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Specials: Don’t miss Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates during your shopping trip. They’re bringing back their famous Peppermint Hot Chocolate!

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates Sacramento

Photos courtesy of Faith Lopez (left) and Roy Wilcox (right) via Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

Everyone can agree that chocolate is the best holiday gift, and at Ginger Elizabeth, they take the classic treat up a notch. Stop by for a treat on Small Business Saturday, then stock up for Christmas.

KATIA’S COLLECTIONS

Small Business Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Specials: Receive a 20% discount if you mention this blog post on Small Business Saturday!

Katia, the owner of Katia’s Collections, grew up in Paris. When she came to Sacramento she brought along her passion for style and modern fashion. At this women’s clothing boutique, you’ll find unique pieces that promote both confidence and comfort.

KRAZY MARY’S BOUTIQUE

Small Business Saturday Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Specials: On Small Business Saturday, get 20% off the entire store and enjoy an additional 40% off Krazy Mary Boutique’s clearance rack! Keep in mind that all sales are final.

Krazy Mary’s is a locally owned boutique with a passion for fashion and a desire to help you find the perfect outfit and accessories. Along with their personal and professional service, you’ll find a myriad of clothing options at Krazy Mary’s Boutique — including dresses, tops, denim, locally designed jewelry, shoes, belts and much more!

MRS. D’S FASHION BOUTIQUE

Small Business Saturday Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Specials: Get 25% off your entire purchase at Mrs. D’s Fashion Boutique for Small Business Saturday.

Mrs. D’s is a boutique filled with designer fashion, accessories, gifts and fine art. They’ve just celebrated their first year in Roseville and you can celebrate with them on Saturday!

NAVIN’S CUSTOM CLOTHIER

Small Business Saturday Hours:

Specials: During Small Business Saturday, take advantage of Navin’s current sale! When you order four shirts, you’ll get the fifth for free. Additionally, if you order a suit, you’ll get a matching shirt. This sale will continue until the end of the month.

Peter Navin has been a custom tailor for 45 years. One of Northern California’s finest, he has an uncanny eye for the right fabrics and a seasoned hand for the perfect fit.

OLD GOLD

Small Business Saturday Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Specials: On both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, enjoy 20% off the entire store at Old Gold! This is a wonderful deal, as the prices at Old Gold are already reasonable as is.

Old Gold Sacramento

Photos courtesy of Old Gold

Old Gold is a one-of-a-kind shop featuring locally made jewelry, ceramics, candles, leather goods, cards, and housewares. Peruse their collection of carefully curated vintage wears for men, women and little ones. You’ll find styles from the ‘50s through the ‘90s! Follow along with Old Gold’s unique vintage style on Instagram, or check out their hashtag, #ShopOldGold.

QUALITY BOUTIQUE AND BRU

As the name implies, Quality Boutique and Bru is a men’s and women’s apparel shop in addition to a full-service espresso bar! Stay caffeinated while you shop the collections of high-quality clothing and accessories in this artsy and friendly store. In fact, you may see one of their four-legged friends in the shop and you are even welcome to bring your dog along for your shopping spree adventure.

Small Business Saturday Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Specials: Quality Boutique and Bru will continue their ongoing special — when you spend $50, you’ll get 20% off your entire purchase!

RIRE BOUTIQUE

Small Business Saturday Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Specials: RIRE will be offering 15% off and starting their holiday Bingo game to celebrate. On Small Business Saturday, you can get extra Bingo stamps. And when you spend $100 in gift cards, you’ll receive an extra $20 gift card for yourself!

RIRE merges classic and contemporary looks so you can find the trendiest clothing options to fill your closet. From finding a bag that’s flirty and functional to discovering a dress that’s daring yet dainty, they have exactly what you need this season!  

SHOPCUFFS

Small Business Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Specials: At ShopCuffs, you’ll get 15% off and a free tote bag with a $50 purchase, or 20% and a free bag when you spend $100. You’ll also have an opportunity to sign up for a $100 gift card giveaway!

ShopCuffs Sacramento

Photos courtesy of ShopCuffs

ShopCuffs has been providing Sacramento with unique, hand-picked clothing since 2004. They regularly stock new and old products to keep both men and women as stylish as possible.

TEA COZY

Small Business Saturday Hours:

Specials: Starting on Small Business Saturday, you’ll be able to get discounted holiday products at Tea Cozy!

Owners Mike and Nami are tea lovers who were struggling to find quality tea in Sacramento. To solve the problem, they opened Tea Cozy. You’ll find rare white teas, exotic greens and oolongs, and flavorful black teas from all over the world. Not only will you find a few of your favorite brands, you can also pick up a tea set to brew at home!

THE ALLSPICERY

Small Business Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Specials: The Allspicery will have spice samples, salt samples, and sugar samples, as well as tea and cocoa kits on sale.

The Allspicery is all about flavor and spicing up the lives, culture, and meals of Sacramento. The shop opened after Heather Wong won the Downtown Sacramento Foundation’s third annual Calling All Dreamers competition last year. Stop by on Saturday for samples and discounts on some of their best flavors!

THE CHEFS’ OLIVE MIX

Small Business Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Specials: When you spend $75 or more in-store on Small Business Saturday, you’ll receive one raffle entry to win a Family 4-pack of tickets to the Polar Express Train Ride on Saturday, December 10th.

The Chefs’ Olive Mix Sacramento

Photos courtesy of  The Chefs’ Olive Mix

At The Chefs’ Olive Mix you can taste and mix olive oils, balsamic, white balsamic, vinegar and gourmet oils. Their high-end tasting room is the perfect place to experiment with flavor and find the best gift or addition to your holiday meal!

THE CLOTHING HANG-UP BOUTIQUE

Small Business Saturday Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Specials: If you mention Small Business Saturday during checkout, you’ll get 10% off your purchase!

The Clothing Hang-Up Boutique is one of Northern California’s premier destinations for women’s contemporary styles and high fashion. With its pristine location in the heart of Old Sacramento, this is the perfect destination for Small Business Saturday! Peruse their collection of contemporary, sophisticated and trendy clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories.

THE MOPPET SHOPPE

Small Business Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Specials: Visit the Moppet Shoppe on Small Business Saturday to find out what deals they are offering.

Stop by the Moppet Shoppe in Midtown for some of the unique children’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and gifts made with the utmost quality. For over 22 years, this locally owned shop has outfitted little ones with adorable clothing from top designer brands, including Giggle Moon, Mustard Pie, Le Top, Kissy Kiss, Kickee Pants, Isobella & Chloe, Biscotti and much more. Follow along with the Moppet Shoppe on Facebook to discover special deals they may be running!

TIMELESS THRILLS

Small Business Saturday Hours: 12 – 7 p.m.

Specials: Timeless Thrills is going all out for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday this year, offering some incredible deals — like $5 shirts and $20 button-downs. See all of their Small Business Saturday deals here.

Timeless Thrills is an independent brand based in Sacramento with a flagship store in East Sacramento. Since their inception in 2011, Timeless Thrills has grown into an accomplished menswear brand offering clothing and apparel, cut and sewn items, headwear, accessories and more. The brand focuses on producing one-of-a-kind pieces made in America, often inspired by the city of Sacramento, sports, the nineties, photography, movies, coffee and more.

VELO TRAP

Small Business Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Specials: Velo Trap is offering 10% off storewide on Saturday!

Velo Trap Sacramento

Photos courtesy of  Velo Trap

At Velo Trap, you can buy new, used and vintage bikes, and get them serviced by some of the most knowledgeable bike experts in the city. Stop in and celebrate the booming bike culture of Sacramento!

VINTAGE YSJ

Small Business Saturday Hours: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Specials: Get 10% off your whole purchase at Vintage YSJ!

Vintage YSJ was opened in 2008 by a mother-daughter team with a passion for vintage fashion. Located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento, they’re now the largest vintage retailer in the area!

 

WHERE WILL YOU #SHOPLOCAL?  

As you shop locally on Small Business Saturday, remember to share the love with all our independent shops and restaurants. Every time you buy locally, you put money right back into our community. So spread cheer and show your support during the whole holiday season!

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Clif Hagstedt (916) 529-9438
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