Press Democrat Lifestyle RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Santa Rosa brothers build their very own Hobbit house during quarantine ]]> Of all the pandemic projects undertaken by kids under quarantine, the “Cobthedral” that three Santa Rosa boys built using dirt dug from their own property … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:10:05 PDT <![CDATA[ How to camp away from the crowds in Sonoma County ]]> An online marketplace helps people discover and book camp sites, cabins, yurts, barns, and other rustic-chic retreats for a unique and private experience. Read the … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:39:41 PDT <![CDATA[ What's the difference between a dawn redwood and a bald cypress? ]]> HARRY R. WRITES: What is the difference between the dawn redwood and bald cypress? A neighbor has two trees that looked like our coastal redwood … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:52:00 PDT <![CDATA[ 10 top winery patios in Sonoma County that are now open ]]> These local wineries offer an opportunity to spend time outdoors while sipping excellent wines and taking in the summer landscape. Read the story here. … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:30:47 PDT <![CDATA[ Luther Burbank Home and Gardens reopens this weekend ]]> ONLINEShop for home at online auctionBid for four hours of handyman services, fine art, crafts and even a countertop pizza oven during in an online … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:28:46 PDT <![CDATA[ Grossman's Noshery and Bar finally opens with full menu ]]> Mark and Terri Stark’s newish “Jew-ish” delicatessen has finally opened with the full menu we’ve all been craving. Read the story here. … ]]> Sat, 20 Jun 2020 18:44:24 PDT <![CDATA[ 'Right fist in the air, strong and confident': Black women in Sonoma County speak out ]]> A new initiative, combining photos and stories, aims to elevate the voices of Black women and connect them during a momentous, historic shift in the … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 06:55:47 PDT <![CDATA[ Dear Abby: I'm over my 40-year-old stepson living in our basement ]]> Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married five months. Her 40-year-old son lives in our basement. He has a job, but I have … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:17:53 PDT <![CDATA[ College students: 10 things to do when you're stuck at home ]]> Zoom dance parties and other fun activities to the rescue. Read the story here. … ]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:29:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Meet the winner of our Father's Day Mini-Me Sweepstakes ]]> From the looks of it, there are lots of mini-mes out there! We asked local fathers to send in photos of them with their children … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:50:27 PDT <![CDATA[ Big Bottom Market co-founder creates cookbook after 50 days of quarantine cooking ]]> Michael Volpatt’s new cookbook, “Cooking in Place,” offers a sassy subtitle that is self-explanatory: “50 Days, Stories and 70+ Recipes to Keep You Sane in … ]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:43:49 PDT <![CDATA[ Looking for Father's Day dinner ideas? Serve this seared tuna alongside a glass of cab ]]> It’s big. It’s bold. It’s a bit wild. It’s our Wine of the Week, Spottswoode Lyndenhurst 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($85). The wine is … ]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 15:55:36 PDT