Creative Invitations

Everyone knows how expensive wedding invitations can be—and how frustrating it is to spend money on something you’re sure the recipient will throw away immediately. But believe it or not, the invitation is one of the most important parts of your wedding: it’s the guests’ […]

Do’s and Don’ts Before the Big Day

Planning the perfect wedding is no easy feat. Of course, the payoff makes it all worth it! But to ensure nothing slips through the cracks, here are some tips and tricks to keep track of anything you might’ve missed. DO choose your perfect playlist! Whether […]

Honeymoon: U.S. Road trip

Ready to hit the road? Celebrate your wedded bliss with a cross-country trip that promises to get bride and groom closer than ever. After all, what better way to test your love than with 10 (or more) days in the car together? Don’t worry—we think […]

SJ City Guide

Say ‘I Do’ to Lawn Games

Outdoor receptions are the prime place for introducing lawn games, and they give guests something to do other than mingle. Make it work with these tips for turning cocktail hour into happy hour. Go Big or Go Home Opt for oversized games to make play […]

Wedding Planning: The Perfect Timeline

Most engagements last 12-18 months (The Knot says 14.5 is the average), and that’s a lot of planning to cram into a short year to year and a half. Don’t miss a thing—the perfect timeline will get you from engaged to married without fear or […]

Flowerless Bouquets

Ditch the botanicals for a more modern bouquet. Brides everywhere are forgoing flowers in lieu of other handhelds on the big day. From broaches to non-floral greenery, learn how to lockdown this trend. Lori Cole, owner/designer of Lori Cole Events, shares some of the more […]

Pack a Punch of Flavor with Arugula

Original Recipes by the Fine Foodie Philanthropist Looking to add flavor without all the guilt? This month we’ve got all the deets on arugula and why it’s the answer to all our cooking needs this season. Aromatic and peppery, arugula packs a lot more punch […]

On the Town

Finding Lumpia The traditional Filipino app in Port City

Papa Urb’s GrillAre you looking for something delicious and totally different? Let us introduce you to this hidden gem of a grub spot. Located in Downtown Stockton, Papa Urb’s is known for Filipino fusion, however, he still knows how to cook up a totally tradition […]

Talking Tequila: Habañero Hots Has a Spirit of Its Own

From the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico comes an exciting opportunity for local tequila lovers – but you’ll want to head to Habañero Hots first. Already boasting an impressive tequila collection (180 different kinds at last count), Habañero Hots has become the place to go for […]

Behind the Knife: Dion Durham of Rice Pot Movement

Chances are that you recognize the bright blue hue and cheery face of this familiar food truck. Rice Pot Movement has been a San Joaquin staple since 2014, gathering fans and garnering praise well before the food truck frenzy really began to take root in […]

Meet the Maker: Jonathan McMahan

Macchia Wines How’d you get started? I mentored under my father for 15 years, so I got pulled into the family business. We started as a very small winery, doing maybe 1,000 cases, which translates to 25 to 50 barrels per year. We’ve grown a […]

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