Calling All Super Heroes!

Run with CASA on Oct. 7 at Lodi Lake Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of San Joaquin County gives a voice to abused, neglected, and abandoned children that have become dependents of the County Court. The volunteers that make up this nonprofit work with the […]

Ginger Bugs

Mommin’ ain’t easy. Sometimes we need validation, adult interaction—and a healthy dose of caffeine! And sometimes (or, wait, is it all the time?!) our kids need a release, a play buddy, and a place to (safely) jump off the walls. Maybe that’s what makes Ginger […]

Long Live Lodi

With history as rich as its soil, Lodi Wine Country has made quite a name for itself in recent years. Fourth and fifth generation farmers and vintners have taken the reins, guiding our appellation through an evolutionary period—with creativity and innovation working as driving forces. […]

Ask the Experts

Lisa Hassett, owner of Lodi’s Frosted Flour Cakery & Supplies, has seven years of experience in the bakery business—turning out intricate, Pinterest-worthy creations. The bakery specializes in wedding cakes, offering artful custom services to construct a unique cake. A complimentary consultation allows you to taste […]

Weddings

Open Arms & Equality

In a conservative county, many members of the LGBTQ+ community felt as if they had to relocate to live as their true selves. At 17, Stockton native Jonathan Lopez struggled as he came out to friends and family. His traditional Catholic mother and her homophobic […]

Ways to Feng Shui

Feng Shui—which directly translates to Wind and Water—urges practitioners to design a harmonious environment that reflects who you are and where you want to go. Ever feel overwhelmed by the clutter in your home? This ancient Chinese art believes you’re affected by your surroundings and […]

Boudoir, Baby!

Boost your confidence and wow your babe with an extra special wedding gift Sexy is not my thing. I’ve always known it, but 15 other women learned one evening I was forced to participate in a “fitness” pole dancing class. The amount of awkward I […]

By the Numbers: Sample Wedding Budget

Regardless of how much money you have to spend, professionals offer an average wedding budget breakdown so brides know where to allocate funds. 50%  A whopping half of your budget will go toward the wedding reception. 2% How much of your overall budget should be […]

SJ City Guide

Dog Day

What better way to celebrate National Dog Day (on August 26) than to save a life! It’s no secret that San Joaquin County is fighting overpopulation, as thousands of dogs are euthanized throughout the year. Adopting a shelter dog not only aids a community epidemic, […]

A Tropical Taste

Nothing screams summer quite like a Pina colada. The fruity aroma somehow perfectly complements the scent of sun screen, and the luxury felt while lounging under an umbrella with one in hand is practically unparalleled. Playing off the classic cocktail’s sweet tropical flavors and amping […]

Three Reasons to Love Pixie Woods Children’s Park

One. They have Christmas in July July 22 For more than 50 years, the enchanted wonderland switches gears to become a winter wonderland in July. Visit with Santa, enjoy holiday decorations, and even get an early Christmas gift (for children ages 12 and under)! Park […]

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