It's Back to
School Time!

August is here, along with the heat, and the calendar says that summer is slowly churning to an end. This month also marks our 11th issue of Sacramento Lifestyle Magazine since we launched in October 2015. Soon we’ll be celebrating our one year anniversary!  We are growing strong thanks to your readership, the support of our advertisers and all of the fantastic contributions from our 
writers and photographers.

Back when I was a kid, school didn’t start until after Labor Day in September. But now, with school calendars shifting over the years, August has become the traditional back to school month for many of our Sacramento schools.  To help you and your children get ready, be sure to check out our “Back to School Tips.”

Our “Real Wives” department continues with this month’s woman, Melissa Shrout, a woman who leads a very full and varied life. You’ll also enjoy our feature article on Sacramento’s Sunday farmer’s market. Many of you are already familiar with the busy and colorful market that takes place under the freeway between 8th and W Streets, but this month’s story gives insight into the vendors that have operated at the market, some for many years.

We have a story about Allspicery, an exciting new venture in downtown Sacramento that you’ll want to visit soon for those unique spices and cooking tips.  And we have an update on the B Street Theatre expansion, with increased capacity to greatly benefit the community and the performers.  Lastly, yours truly paid a visit to Bogle Winery for an encouraging and eye opening look at what the Bogle family practices to ensure sustainability of their vineyards for many years to come. If you are a fan of Bogle wines like I am, you’ll be heartened to learn about all of the good that this third generation of wine makers does for the environment and the local community.

As always, we would love to hear from you with your feedback and story ideas.  Like us on Facebook! Enjoy this issue and enjoy the last of the summer barbeques…

All my best,

Pam Baker, Editor