Press Democrat Lifestyle RSS Feed https://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:00:00 PST ted.appel@pressdemocrat.com (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 https://www.pressdemocrat.com/csp/mediapool/sites/PressDemocrat/assets/img/logo/pdlogo-sm.gif The Santa Rosa Press Democrat https://www.pressdemocrat.com/ 180 18 <![CDATA[ How Fibershed ranchers, makers create clothing locally ]]> In this age of “fast fashion,” one local organization is working to provide an alternative, creating clothes and materials sourced regionally, rather than thousands of … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:18:51 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10582338-181/fibershed-brings-local-ranchers-makers https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10582338-181/fibershed-brings-local-ranchers-makers <![CDATA[ 'Granny Houses By a Granny': Local architect, 94, pens book on small houses ]]> With the rules for accessory dwelling units being eased in the face of rising demands for housing, more people are looking for ways to tuck … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:37:39 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10591871-181/petaluma-architect-94-pens-book https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10591871-181/petaluma-architect-94-pens-book <![CDATA[ Tired of the leftovers? Readers' favorite spots for a workday lunch in Sonoma County ]]> Forgot to pack a lunch for work? Deciding where to grab a quick and tasty workday lunch can be hard, so we asked readers about … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:38:47 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10618976-181/best-workday-lunches-in-sonoma https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10618976-181/best-workday-lunches-in-sonoma <![CDATA[ Where to get mouth-watering cheese served in an Instagram-worthy setting ]]> ‘It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it.” So wrote legendary culinary … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:21:47 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10591299-181/cheese-is-the-star-at https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10591299-181/cheese-is-the-star-at <![CDATA[ Where to taste grenache wines in Sonoma County ]]> The grenache grape, responsible for some of the most delicious and expensive wines in the world, is an emerging darling on the local wine scene. … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:19:01 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10628406-181/where-to-taste-grenache-wines https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10628406-181/where-to-taste-grenache-wines <![CDATA[ These local doughnuts are worth $4, or more ]]> Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, has drawn criticism for buying $4 doughnuts for a cabinet meeting. But sometimes great doughnuts are worth every penny. … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:55:48 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10628108-181/justin-trudeau-these-sonoma-county https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10628108-181/justin-trudeau-these-sonoma-county <![CDATA[ Dear Abby: I'm pregnant, how can I get my husband to spend more time at home? ]]> Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for eight years. He has always been independent. He works full time and goes to bars … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:22:12 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10621001-181/dear-abby-mom-to-be-needs-husbands https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10621001-181/dear-abby-mom-to-be-needs-husbands <![CDATA[ Ways to pay it forward: Help clean 3 local parks this February ]]> PRESERVE MAINTENANCE, JAN. 31Sonoma County: Help LandPaths with gardening, grassland restoration or infrastructure maintenance at the Ocean Song Preserve on Coleman Valley Road west of … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 10:44:02 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10610387-181/how-to-help-clean-three https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10610387-181/how-to-help-clean-three <![CDATA[ A new spin on life: Local family trades car trips for bike rides ]]> When Cherie Barnett applied for a job with the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition two years ago, she was bluntly honest about her lack of cycling … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:51:11 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10618233-181/petaluma-family-discovers-love-of https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10618233-181/petaluma-family-discovers-love-of <![CDATA[ Grow flowering tobacco for an ornamental outdoor plant ]]> FLOWERING TOBACCO (NICOTIANA) ARE VERSATILE ornamental annual garden flowers for both sun and shade. They are related to and resemble the smoking type of tobacco … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:58:42 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10592024-181/flowering-tobacco-makes-a-versatile https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10592024-181/flowering-tobacco-makes-a-versatile <![CDATA[ Best places to eat oysters in Sonoma and Marin – we tried them all so that you don’t have to ]]> Discover the best oyster-eating spots on this slightly-off-the-beaten-path tour from Petaluma through Tomales to Valley Ford. Read more here. … ]]> Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:48:33 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10618271-181/best-places-to-eat-oysters https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10618271-181/best-places-to-eat-oysters <![CDATA[ Healdsburg workshop separates gardening fact from fiction ]]> FULTONFree trees for fire victimsAre you a homeowner who lost trees in one of the recent wildfires? If so, you’re eligible to receive a free … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:58:25 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10595092-181/bee-friendly-gardens-pruning-class-among https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/10595092-181/bee-friendly-gardens-pruning-class-among