‘Tis the season

Cornish Christmas Fridays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-9 p.m. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events. Mill and West Main […]

‘Tis the Season: Holiday events in the foothills

Cornish Christmas Fridays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-9 p.m. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events. Mill and West Main […]

Gold Country Vintage Road: A scenic loop designed with vintage shoppers in mind

GOLD COUNTRY VINTAGE ROAD is a scenic loop designed with vintage shoppers in mind. Starting in Auburn, it winds its way through Gold Country, connecting a remarkable collection of shops, featuring up-cycled furniture, quirky accessories, vintage clothing, chalk style paint, hand-crafted jewelry and more—all at a fraction of what you’d pay in the “big city.” […]

Grass Valley: Preserving the Past

“Dependence on a gold economy has given way to a much broader range of commercial enterprises, but due to the preservation of many of the original buildings, the Gold Rush legacy of the 1800s remains to delight and inspire visitors,” according to Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Grass Valley by the Grass Valley Historical Commission. Some […]

Visit downtown Grass Valley: A cool small town

THE FOOTHILLS ARE HOME TO SOME OF THE WEST’S coolest small towns, and Grass Valley is at the forefront. Downtown Grass Valley is livable, walkable and historic. Whether you’re shopping, dining, staying or playing, you’ll find an abundance of options. Grass Valley’s historic downtown core— about 15 walkable blocks—continues to be the community’s main shopping […]

Food & wine pairings for Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1

Click for larger image of map: The Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1, is one of the region’s premier wine and food pairing events. Spend the afternoon, from 1-4 p.m., strolling the shops and sites of historic downtown Grass Valley. Tickets are $45. The ticket includes unlimited wine tasting from foothill wineries […]

Foothill Flowers working on Rose Parade floats for 14th year

Todd Johnson, whose family owns the popular Foothill Flowers florist in downtown Grass Valley, is traveling to Pasadena this week to help build Rose Parade floats for the 14th straight year. It is an honor and endorsement of the quality of Foothill Flowers’ work. “I’m leaving soon to head down to work with Fiesta Parade […]

Fairs and Festivals in Grass Valley and Nevada City

GRASS VALLEY Historic Grass Valley is brimming with fall and holiday activities: Safe Trick or Treat for Preschoolers Thurs., October 31, pre-school aged children tour Mill St., closed to traffic, and receive candy from merchants. Holiday Open House Sat., November 9, a downtown Grass Valley holiday shopping event with store specials, food, music and more. […]

Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley contributed to winning Rose Parade floats in New Year

Todd Johnson of Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley worked on three of the floats that won awards in this year’s Rose Parade in Pasadena. Congratulations to Todd — who regularly treks to Pasadena to join the Fiesta Parade Floats’ team — and to Foothill Flowers, a regular customer and good friends of ours! Happy New […]

“These are a few of our favorite things”

These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays: Foothill Flowers An institution since 1966, the Johnson’s family-owned shop creates exquisite arrangements with hand-picked flowers from the San Francisco Flower Mart. Foothill also offers a selection of fine wines to compliment your bouquet. The holiday window displays are among the best in the […]

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