Spring 2012

A Note From the Editor

Spring is Here!

Spring is all about new experiences, growth and life. It’s a great time to take the opportunity to start over and positively change, as well as gain inspiration from others. This issue is dedicated to do just that!

New Starts – We have included several sustainable wedding articles such as, Wedding Ring Experience, Eco Wedding Fashion, Garden Wedding, Springtime Cheer, as well as an amazing cake recipe in the Cooks Corner. We thought that these would be useful examples of different green ideas that can be incorporated into the joyous process of getting married.

New Perspectives – Giving up hope is a great read that may change your mind about the human condition and
what really is the true definition of wealth.

New Experiences – As always we review a hotel that is either build to LEED standards or practices stainability. This issue is no exception. We are featuring a hotel in the greater Napa Valley Wine Country in this issue as well as an organic winery that serves exceptional sparkling wines and fabulous pinot’s.

New Life – Anyone that has experienced Kidney Stones knows that once they are passed, living without the pain is like a new lease on life. Also, anyone that has suffered from this condition says it is like giving birth. If you have had a history of Kidney Stones you will want to look at the article 7 Wonder Herbs to Cure Kidney Stones.

As always we had fun putting this issue together and we hope you enjoy it!

  • Lorianne S. Riley

    Editor-in-Chief, Owner, Publisher, Web Designer, Photographer & Wife. Lorianne holds a BS Degree in Business Administration from CSU, Chico, and is licensed as a Cosmetologist and Certified Massage Therapist.
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  • Deanna Holman

    Web Designer, Graphic Artist and Mother of Three, DeAnna holds a BS Degree in Gerontology from USC, a California Teaching Credential and Science Supplement From CSU, Chico, and an AA Degree in Liberal Studies/Photo Journalism from Grossmont College in San Diego.

  • Stuart Stein

    A graduate of the University of Illinois Business School and the culinary arts program at Chicago’s Kendall College. He has worked as a cook, executive chef, culinary instructor and restaurateur all over the US and France. He has translated his dedication for local, eco-friendly ingredients into his book, The Sustainable Kitchen: Passionate Cooking Inspired by Farms, Forests, and Oceans. read article

  • Hunter Hampton

    A graduate of Chico State, is Regional Coordinator for Titan LED based in Moorpark, CA. Hunter resides in Chico and is father of two beautiful kids. Follow him on Twitter@LEDLightGuy.read article

  • Sean Delloiacono

    Sean DelloIacono has been a bartender for eight years and Is currently
    working at 5th Street Steak House in Chico Ca. He has been as active member of the Flair Bartenders’ Association since 2004 and has competed in, several national and world flair bartending competitions. He is also an active member with The Guild of Sommeliers , and is currently pursing his Sommelier Certificationhttp://fliptopour.comread article

  • Megan Nealon

    Megan Nealon is a 22 year old senior at California State University Chico, in Chico, California. She is graduating in May with a degree in Organizational Communications Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice. Megan enjoys any outdoor activity, especially horseback riding. She believes in protecting the environment and resources. When Megan graduates she plans on perusing a career in sales, and eventually would like to open her own horse rescue and therapeutic riding center for the disabled. read article

  • Dr Anshu Shrivastava

    We at Abhumka Herbal are working on translation of tribal’s traditional herbal knowledge. Botanical Survey of India, Jodhpur was my learning institute where I was associated with the studies of floral elements of Ranthambhore – a famous tiger habitat… in India. read article

  • Dan Page

    Dan Page is the Founder of Skill Highway, a service that helps aspiring entrepreneurs and other motivated people find the hidden opportunities in their business, transforming them into highly profitable enterprises. Dan has generated over $500 Million in sales for his own companies and those of his clients. Dan can be found at www.skillhighway.com.

  • Briana Lane

    An intern, currently in her junior year at CSU Chico, is planning to graduate in December of 2013 and receive a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She enjoys being a part of the dance life at CSU Chico and being involved and taking on leadership in her sorority, Alpha Phi.read article

  • Dr Deepak Acharya

    A microbiologist turned ethnobotanist, a herbal hunter and Director of Abhumka Herbal Pvt Ltd (www.abhumka.com), Ahmedabad, India. He has been involved in scouting, documentation and validation of indigenous herbal practices of indigenous healers in Patalkot (www.patalkot.com) and Dangs. He can be contacted at deepak@patalkot.com. read article

  • Allison LaFollette

    I’m a senior currently attending CSU, Chico. I’m planning to graduate in December of 2012, and receive my degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. I have been involved in my sorority, Alpha Phi for the past year, and have held many small leadership roles. read article

  • Dr Sanjay Pawar

    A Botanist involved in documentation of indigenous herbal practices in Patalkot. He has written several herb research based popular articles (sanjay@patalkot.com).read article

  • Geralyn Sheridan

    Studied at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and Revere Academy Masters Symposium with world class designers. She has been featured in GIA’s Loupe magazine . She also trained at the Drouhard National Jeweler’s School earning certificates in jewelry repair and advanced diamond setting.read article

  • Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser

    WGACA has become a renowned name in the vintage clothing industry since the opening of its SoHo store. With over 17 years of experience collecting and selling vintage, the co-founders expanded and opened a second retail store in Hollywood, CA, created a wholesale division and developed an appointment-only Archive in New Jersey to service the fashion industry. read article

    Not Pictured:

    Darci Crossin

    David Harrison

    Marleau Peterson

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