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Author archive for Nicole Cheslock

  • Culinary enchantment at Stella

    By Nicole Cheslock on March 23, 2016
    Within a minute of stepping through Stella’s doors, I’m sipping a pomegranate prosecco aperitif and catching up with a friend. Seeing the already-present guests mingling in the intimate space featuring an open kitchen and taking in the décor, I know that this dinner, whimsically titled Go Fish, offers much more than a delicious night out. Enjoy intimate dining at the […]
  • Bibliophile promotes Shop Local ideal · Debbie Lane

    By Nicole Cheslock on December 16, 2015
    You know how wonderful it feels to pick up a book and not even notice how much time has past since you’ve been standing by the shelf or settled into a cozy chair (maybe even sitting on the floor) as you read just a few more pages. OK, a few more chapters. Debbie Lane opened the original Bookshelf in 1992, […]
  • Tea Time · Mother-daughter venture at Cha

    By Nicole Cheslock on December 2, 2015
    Cha (pronounced shaw), a newcomer on Truckee’s burgeoning culinary scene, is a tea haven. This is not your grab-and-go, speedster-style café but rather a place to unwind, sample and learn. Cindy Shippy and her daughter, Tina Peek, recently opened Cha Fine Teas in Truckee. “Brewing loose leaf tea is an art form and the folks at Cha have it down,” […]
  • Making a difference for Tahoe City · Stacie Lyans

    By Nicole Cheslock on November 18, 2015
    A self-described workaholic, Stacie Lyans is wowing people who live and visit Tahoe City. Her vast amount of positive energy – an enthusiasm that evokes thoughts of the Energizer bunny – appears boundless based on all she’s done and strives to do as Tahoe City Downtown Association’s executive director, a position she’s held since May 2014. After a decade working […]
  • 100 fun things to do this spring

    By Nicole Cheslock on April 8, 2015
    By Nicole Cheslock ·  Whether you spend the next few months checking items off this list or committing to a few favorites, let Lake Tahoe’s and Truckee’s magnificent surroundings, people and businesses inspire you. For families Rock art | Nicole Cheslock · Create. Build cairns. Design nature art. Get inspiration from the scores of cairns at the beach at the Coon […]
  • Satiate your family’s appetite

    By Nicole Cheslock on January 14, 2015
    By Nicole Cheslock   One of my fondest memories from childhood ski vacations is going out for a warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie – the gooey kind with semi-melted chips – with my mom. If we had been in Tahoe, this would definitely have taken place at the Wildflour Bakery in the Olympic House at Squaw Valley. After whooping […]
  • Truckee’s rowdy past comes to life

    By Nicole Cheslock on October 1, 2014
    By Nicole Cheslock · Photos Robb Retting ·  Historical Haunted Tour Oct. 16 & 17 $40 | Tours every 15 minutes starting at 4:30 p.m. During Truckee’s heyday, murders were not uncommon. Though the spirits that still roam the streets are not all suffering souls, there are a few restless phantoms of the night. In years past, they’ve been known […]
  • Cake Tahoe | Sweetness through and through

    By Nicole Cheslock on July 9, 2014
    By Nicole Cheslock  ·   Owner Johanna Lasseter-Curtis with a happy customer. Johanna Lasseter-Curtis will tell you that her favorite cupcake at Cake Tahoe is the gluten-free vanilla bean made with Madagascar Vanilla and vanilla bean paste. After sampling her way through San Francisco cupcake shops, she says that she knows that when there is a really good vanilla cupcake, chances […]
  • River Grill

    By Nicole Cheslock on June 11, 2014
    By Nicole Cheslock · Have you ever been transported to a different time and place in your past with just one bite? Just a few weeks ago, sitting at the crowded bar overlooking the Truckee River at River Grill, I was transported to a moment that took place many years ago in San Francisco when I was introduced to a […]
  • Trek amongst the treetops

    By Nicole Cheslock on June 4, 2014
    By Nicole Cheslock   North Tahoe Adventures  · When a friend invited me to the Treetop Adventure Park in Tahoe City, my interest was piqued, and I didn’t hesitate. Truckee resident Alice Meng was eager to go on an aerial hike before returning to the modern adventure park at Granlibakken with her 5-year-old daughter, Talia. And, I was a fortunate […]