Comfortable shoes, boots, and sandals are stacked to the rafters at The Footpath, where a savvy staff has been has been fostering foot-literacy and sizing up feet for a combined 60 years. Amid walls lined with footwear and purses, well-known brands shine forth in various sizes (up to size 12 for women and size 14 for men), including Birkenstock, Earth, and Teva. White-tipped Coronado Keens protect toes during half-pipe contests ($60), and the black-sole Dansko Professional clogs blend in with blacktop, camouflaging toes from parking-lot predators ($110–$130).
Nestled in the heart of California’s historic gold country, Power’s Mansion Inn hosts destination weddings free from the stresses of self-planning, earning the crown of Best Wedding Location in the Auburn Journal for the past five years. A team of professional, certified wedding planners sets about planning a perfect day, untangling the minutiae so that husband and wife remain as happy and relaxed as Barry White on a roller coaster. Details large and small—from the bride’s dress and makeup to the reception's DJ—receive planners’ utmost attention as they scurry about in the weeks and days leading up to the wedding. Couples can choose to hold their ceremony at one of two outdoor wedding sites⎯a tropical stone waterfall setting that kicks off the honeymoon with natural accents or a Victorian gazebo where the provided officiant stands amid white painted posts and ribbons.
Shop at your nearest Discovery Shop. American Cancer Society Discovery Shops help support the fight against cancer through the sale of high quality, gently used, donated merchandise. For over 40 years, the Society has owned and operated these specialty resale stores, featuring items such as clothing, bric a brac and jewelry
Featured in Style Magazine and The Loomis News, The Tin Thimble's mother-daughter duo earns attention for passing on stitching skills to aspiring threadmasters. Drawing on more than 40 years of sewing experience, Sharon Mansfield commandeers the lessons, acquainting newbies with the parts of the sewing machine and imparting basic techniques such as zig-zag stitching and piecing together torn-up lottery tickets. The goal of the lessons is to handcraft a garment from beginning to end, from cutting out the pattern and sewing it according to the proper measurements to adding on hems, buttons, snaps, or zippers.