First Annual 
Reader's Choice

Summer is waning, fall is almost here and Sacramento Lifestyle Magazine is now in our 12th month! Many thanks to our advertising partners and our faithful readership.

We are so excited to bring you the results of our Reader’s Choice. As a result of nearly 30,000 votes from you, our readers, we announce the winners of local businesses in 44 categories. Be sure to read our main feature to learn the names of your favorite burger, hair salon, optometrist and many more.

With this issue, we also introduce the subject of this month’s Real Wives, Katy Carlsen. We bring you articles on Pachamama’s, a coffee cooperative, and Rire Boutique, an independent women’s clothing boutique. And for you wine lovers, be sure to read about the Sacramento Home Winemakers Club.

There are lots of fun events coming up this month, especially over Labor Day weekend so check the Around Town and Calendar sections. Take special note in Around Town of the Craft Beer Summit to be held here again in Sacramento from September 8 – 10. In case you haven’t noticed, Sacramento has become quite the craft beer capitol of the State and hosting this summit here for the second year in a row lends credibility to that title. Craft beer makers and lovers of craft beer will be flocking to this statewide event, culminating with the Craft Beer Brewfest on September 10.

Lastly, in our July issue, we inadvertently omitted the name of the writer who produced that delightful article on water staycays. Allison Hopkins, who has written for us numerous times, is the author of that story!

We welcome your input and story ideas. If you know a local hero, someone who should be featured in our next Real Wives section, or an event that Sacramento needs to know about, please email us. Be sure to visit us on Facebook and enjoy the last of these warm summer days!


Pamela Baker, Editor