Press Democrat Lifestyle RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Gearhead: Affordable down jackets keep money in your pocket ]]> A few years ago, Recreational Equipment Inc. — a nationwide consumers’ cooperative founded in 1938 that specializes in outdoor gear and clothing — launched its … ]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:57:00 PDT <![CDATA[ All aboard for the annual Holiday Model Train Show, and other outdoors events ]]> HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW, DEC. 14-16, 21-23 Sonoma: The sixth annual Holiday Model Train Show, noon to 4 p.m. at the Depot Park Museum, 270 First … ]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:43:00 PDT <![CDATA[ A shimmering Christmas wonderland in Sebastopol ]]> There is no room for anything else in Nanette Owens’ closets. She couldn’t possibly buy and store another thing. Every possible shelf is spilling over … ]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:01:50 PDT <![CDATA[ Advice for your winter landscape: Winter berries for the birds ]]> Josie writes: I would like to share my bird viewing experience with your readers. In my backyard, I have a large Fuyu persimmon. The fruit … ]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:42:23 PDT <![CDATA[ Where to get local handcrafted gifts for your loved ones ]]> HEALDSBURG Find handcrafted gifts at Upstairs Art Gallery Upstairs Art Gallery is having an open house on Saturday with plenty to peruse for the people … ]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:05:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Pearl in Petaluma bans tipping in favor of living wage ]]> As the owners made plans to open, they finally had the right size restaurant to implement a shared philosophy: that tipping for service is practice … ]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:01:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Sonoma experiences you can gift, rather than stuff ]]> Many Sonomans are reporting a desire to live with less. To see some ideas for gifting experiences, click here. … ]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:43:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Elegant, make-ahead dinner for Christmas or New Year’s ]]> The holidays are the perfect time to show off what you can do in the kitchen, but they’re also a perfect storm for home cooks … ]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:58:49 PDT <![CDATA[ Dear Abby: After cheating on his husband, man is confused, 'feels gross' ]]> Dear Abby: I’m at a loss and need advice. I’m a man, married for two years. My husband and I have a great marriage, but … ]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:56:49 PDT <![CDATA[ Swedish mulled wine is the new hot drink in Sonoma and Napa ]]> In Sweden, glögg parties kick off the holiday season in workplaces and homes. Find where to enjoy the seasonal treat locally here … ]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:25:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Wine of the week: Acumen, 2015 Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon ]]> Winemakers have a lot of tools at their disposal –– sorting tables, fermentation tanks and refractometers to gauge the sugar in grapes. But the single … ]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:59:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Holiday survival tips from a manners expert ]]> The holidays are fraught with challenges in terms of putting your best foot forward — and not putting your foot in your mouth.Navigating through the … ]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:27:47 PDT