Jessica Mordo

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Chef Chat: Q&A with Michael Voltaggio

Our annual Savor the Central Coast food and wine event will take place September 26-29. In anticipation, we’re going behind the scenes with celebrity chefs who are giving live cooking demonstrations at the event.  While Michael Voltaggio gained national fame after winning Top Chef Season 6, he’s been making major waves in the Los Angeles food scene for years. His […]

Road Tripping with Rock Stars

For our August issue, writer Rachel Levin and photographer Jen Siska hopped in the van with Bay Area country-rock band Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers to get an insider view of how musicians road trip the West — and they picked up lots of helpful tidbits for navigating the backroads and postage stamp-sized towns of our beloved region. Here, we […]

Essential Tips for the Desert Gardener

Gardening in a desert climate isn’t easy, but this time of year is particularly tricky thanks to skyrocketing temperatures and seasonal dryness. Our friends at Gardenista consulted with Southwestern garden shop owner Michelle Teague and landscape designer Mark Woods for their top tips for surviving in the desert (that applies to both plants, and humans–us gardeners need protection too!). Get […]

9 Affordable Ways to Perk up Your Patio

Prepping for an outdoor party, or want to add some seasonal flair to your outdoor space? Pop Sugar Home has a stylish round-up of surefire ways to give your patio some extra punch–and they won’t break the bank, either. I’m personally lusting after these crafty-cool hanging lights. The colored string is such a clever idea and so festive. Another one […]