As always, we have advice for discovering the best and the brightest in the Sierra Nevada. Still doing some holiday shopping? We’ve got you covered, with handcrafted soaps and lotions or freshly picked mandarins. And we’ve collected recipes and pairing ideas for the December holidays, but also for January, when the cleanses and diets begin in earnest. Finally, learn about a foothill environmental group that saved a river, in part by creating an annual film festival, and a recreational marijuana retailer now doing business at the lake.
Photography courtesy of Black Velvet Coffee