Winter 2012

A Note From the Editor

Community Seeds French Connection!

Fall is such a glorious time of the year. It is a time for crisp mornings and chilly evenings, family get-together’s, a new school year, tasty treats as well as kids playing in the leaves.

In this issue, we will touch upon some of the traditional Fall topics, but with a French twist such as; purchasing French wine and being confident about your decision, learning art appreciation French style, easy French holiday cuisine, city playgrounds in France, and places to visit while vacationing in France. I am even going to review a French book about owning and running a French winery as an English speaking immigrant.

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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  • Mira Hermon

    Chiropractor and Acupuncturist and the formulator and manufacturer of the organic skin care line, Rosemira Organics—a woman-owned and operated green business. Rosemira Organics is based on Doctor Herman’s decades of experience in Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapy and Oriental beauty secrets.

  • Reanna Jackson

    I am a senior attending CSU, Chico for my last semester. I plan to be finished in the Fall of 2012 and receive a degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Special Events. I enjoy being a part of the Community Action and Volunteer program at CSU, Chico and meeting new people.Read Winter Issue

  • Jenifer Rodriguez

    Jenifer is a performance-driven and goal-oriented professional who is dedicated to make a difference one event at a time. She holds a BS degree in Recreation, Hospitality, and Park Management with a double option in Event Management and Community/Commercial Recreation. She has over 10 years of experience in the event industry. Her passion is creating beautiful events with our earth in mind and helping individuals strive toward social responsibility.Read Winter Issue

  • Jul and Justin Sexton

    The Sextons are in the process of designing a webpage for Elephant Ocean, but in the meantime can be found at facebook.com/elephantocean and etsy.com/shop/elephantocean.Read Winter Issue

  • 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 Winter Issue

  • 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 Winter Issue

  • 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 Winter Issue

  • Ken Hodge

    Ken Hodge started Hodge’s Nursery in 1986. Ken received his Bachelors degree in Agronomy as well as Pomology and Viticulture in 1979 from CSU Chico. Then he returned for his Masters degree in Ornamental Horticulture in 1987. Ken also worked through college doing landscape maintenance as well as landscape contracting in later years.Read Winter Issue

  • Manish Singh

    Manish is the Director (Business Development) as Abhumka Herbal Pvt Ltd,
    he can be reached at manish@abhumka.com.Read Winter Issue

  • 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 Winter Issue

  • 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 Winter Issue

    Not Pictured:

    Kathy Hall

    John Nestande

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