Truckee Folks

July 24, 2014

by Stacey A. 

Twenty-four-year-old Lindsey Telling, owner and designer at Earthly Treasures, is passionate about jewelry making. Not only is this her first year at Truckee Thursdays, it's also her first craft show ever. For someone who just started selling jewelry two years ago, her business is already gaining momentum. 

There's an abundance of handmade jewelry at Truckee Thursdays, but Lindsey's products have a very distinctive look to them. Her pieces embody that "earthy" feel, using materials like arrowheads, turquoise, jade, leather, and gathering her inspiration from nature, Native American traditions, and Buddhist roots. 

Colorado born and raised, Lindsey feels very comfortable in the mountains. She moved to Lake Tahoe six years ago for college and graduated from Sierra Nevada College in 2012 with a business degree. She says her education helps her manage her own accounting and marketing. 

Even though she learned how to make jewelry in a high school class, she's been experimenting with it since she was thirteen years old. She remembers taking her mother's old jewelry apart

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July 17, 2014

by Stacey A.

There's a new trend in the creative community called upcycling, and it's making an appearance at Truckee Thursday. Started by Amy and Craig Davies, Rescued Wine features repurposed glass products made from recycled wine bottles. Having been in the candle making business for 20 years with Tahoe Candle, Davies started this new business venture after feeling the need to do something different after the birth of his daughter. 

Upcycling involves taking waste materials and turning them into useful, environmentally friendly products. Each week, Rescued Wine visits businesses in the Reno-Tahoe area like Squeeze In, Atlantis, and Silver Legacy to collect their empty wine bottles. They sort, clean, and cut the bottles that would otherwise go to landfill and repurpose the glass into a variety of home products like candles, drinking glasses, soap dishes, and jewelry. 

Rescued Wine specializes in scented candles, which come in nine different wine-inspired fragrances, from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir, and cost $28. Amy was inspired by her love of wine a few years ago and combined it with Craig's love of candles; the company has been thriving for the past 2 1/2 years both in Truckee and nationwide. Rescued Wine is currently offered

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July 10, 2014

by Stacey A.

Roxxy McQueen has been making all-natural, mostly vegan cosmetics like lotion, face wash, lip balm, and soap by hand in her Sparks home for seven years. Her business, Roxxy's Star Cosmetics has been at Truckee Thursdays for two years now. Being a natural foods enthusiast and into "hippie" beauty products, I was instantly drawn to her booth at Truckee Thursday.  

"It's really what I was meant to do," she tells me as she hands out samples from her vendor tent near the east end of Donner Pass Road. It's hard for me to believe from her gentle, down to earth exterior that she is originally from Hollywood, but within a few minutes of talking to her, her inner diva became undeniable. 

Asked about her business origins, she explained to me how she developed a nose for fragrance at nine years old when her aunt introduced her to fine french perfumes. As she got older, she found her way into the New Age scene, reading books on natural cosmetics and eventually developing her successful mix of beeswax rose water face cream on her very first try. She used to work as a massage therapist for celebrity clients, often creating skin

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May 7, 2014

Ok, so it's not the Richardson House or the C. B. White House or even the Cottage Hotel (all three of which are currently for sale), but here is your chance to own a historic home in downtown Truckee!

It's not much of an excuse, but the reason I have so sorely neglected this blog the past few months is that I've been getting my little downtown cottage ready to sell.

Obviously I'm biased, but there is something special about this sunny little house right above downtown. The views and location are great, and the neighbors are even better! Walk to all the restaurants, stumble home from Casa Baeza, run or bike the new trails up to Tahoe Donner, and revel in being a local every Truckee Thursday or First Friday. Or just sit on the porch swing and say hello to passers-by. It's all good.

The stats:

  • 10064 Keiser Ave
  • Built in 1890
  • 1,300 sq ft
  • 2 BD/2 BA

The best things about it:

  • All new kitchen cabinets, stainless appliances, and kitchen bath fixtures
  • New carpet and paint throughout
  • Remodeled bathroms
  • Gorgeous hardwood floors
  • Huge walk-in closet in master bedroom
  • Bright, sunny, spacious second floor bedroom
  • Enclosed back patio
  • 1-car garage (ok, so while I never actually parked in the garage, it is great for storage, and and is one of the few homes downtown that actually *has* a garage)

Offered at $399,000

Feel free to

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February 13, 2014

February 14 - 16, 2014

The Insider's picks for the most happenin' events in town.

Make Valentine's "A Night to Remember" with Rambo Party Productions.

Friday, February 14th

Best Chance of Getting Lucky on Valentine’s Day
What: Rambo Party Productions presents “A Night to Remember”
Where: Lakeside, Tahoe City
When: Friday, February 14th; 9pm

“Prepare to GET DOWN. Prepare to DANCE NON STOP.” At least that’s what the promo flyers promise. The Rambo Production team throws a good party, so I wouldn’t doubt it. Music by Chango, Grubtron, Ground$core, and Lamb Chop. $5 before 10pm / $10 after 10pm.

Reason to go: If you have a date, this could be the best Valentine’s deal around; if you don’t, you just might by the end of the night.

Friday, February 14th

Best Way to While Away the Afternoon with Your Valentine
What: 2013 Pink Barn Rosé Release
Where: Truckee River Winery
When: Friday, February 14th; 12 – 7pm

Truckee River Winery invites you to the tasting room

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