Robin Douglas is a freelance writer, artist and photographer based in Sacramento. She earned her B.A. in English at Sacramento State and spent 13 years in nonprofit communications before launching Robin Douglas Creative Services in 2020. She is currently studying graphic design in the Design and Digital Media program at Sacramento City College.
When it comes to “having a little work done,” it’s all about perception. “I was actually one of those people who thought they would never do Botox in their life,” says Shawna Chrisman, nurse practitioner and founder of Destination Aesthetics. “I just wanted to age gracefully.” But a product called Lattise — which she calls her “gateway” — changed her perspective on what that means.
A new wave of local fashion influencers are bringing years of
practical experience from the fitting rooms to social media to
create a unique brand of fashion therapy that recognizes the
inextricable link between the clothes we wear and our emotional
It’s harvest time at the Reimagination Farm in Lake County,
California. As autumn turns the air crisp and the leaves begin to
change, former UC Davis Asian American Studies professor Robyn
Rodriguez surveys the land in front of her and reflects on the
rhythms of nature. “Even the earth follows cycles of rest,” she
muses. “That’s how we regenerate.”
If you could create an image of anything in the world, what would it be? The house you lived in when you were six? A design for a new wine label? An oil painting of your dog dressed as Napoleon? Generative artificial intelligence has made this a possibility.
When it comes to navigating life and work, 916 Ink’s Jade Rodgers is a firm believer in “ubuntu,” an African word meaning “my humanity is tied to yours.” “Our experience in this life is interconnected,” she says.
After more than a year of canceled or postponed nuptials in 2020 and 2021, last year saw a wedding boom as many of those couples finally took their vows, spurring opportunities for growth and renewed hope for wedding venue owners across the Capital Region.
Cathilea Robinett is CEO of e.Republic, a Folsom-based media and research company focused on state and local government and education. She drives the company’s mission to improve government and education through strategy, stability, growth and expansion.
A 31-year veteran of the California Association for Highway Patrolmen, Carrie Lane has risen through the ranks to become CEO.
PODCAST: Contributor Robin Douglas reads her feature
about local marketing agencies that make brands stand out in
the market through research, unique design processes and a
leveraging of user-generated content.
Boutique marketing agencies in the Capital Region consider the medium to be just as important as the message itself. They see the demand for more “unfiltered” video content on TikTok and YouTube as indicative of our need for human connection.
A trend that helped many restaurants stay afloat during the pandemic has become a burgeoning new business model.
As lead organizer of WAL’s First Friday events, the collage
artist is focusing less on the “party” aspect and more
on the artists and their work.
As Habitat for Humanity’s chief development officer,
Laine Himmelmann values the power of storytelling and hope
in equal measure. She manages fundraising and the
organization’s volunteer program, on top of public relations,
communication, marketing and media relations.
Several local nonprofits are leading women to
self-sufficiency through a holistic approach, with culinary
training programs that arm them with transferable skills.
As the practitioner for the Sacramento Native American Health Center’s Healing Ways Program, Sage LaPena helps patients get control of their conditions through a holistic approach.
A Q&A with a restauranteur committed to offering
employment training for women in need.
Artist and former Sacramentan Jay Howell, best known for his
work on Bob’s Burgers, painted the walls of West
Sacramento’s new French-inspired wine bar and cafe,
Foggy Dew Fungi is a small, family-operated gourmet mushroom farm deep in the hills of Newcastle in Placer County, built on respect for nature and strong community ties.
Lavender is soothing, but harvesting it is hard work, as Justina Salinas realized when she opened Araceli Farms in Dixon in 2017.