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February 2018—Adoring

01/25/2018 05:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note 

February 2018

On the cover: Emily Baker and Luke Zane
Emily’s dress from Carousel, Redding
Jewelry from Field’s Jewelers, Redding

Photo by Betsey Walton

WE'RE JUST ADORING this time of year - love is in the air, and you’re never quite sure if you’re going to need your rain boots for puddle-splashing or not. 

The North State is replete with romantic locales, and we’ll share some of our favorite places for enjoying a technicolor sunset with your sweetheart. Then treat your beloved to a candlelight dinner at Nello’s Place - you’ll be inspired by owner Jim Dad’s life story.

Meanwhile, meet blacksmith John Wood, whose passion for turning plain steel posts into art demonstrates a creative process that’s almost as beautiful as his finished works.

Then we’ll introduce you to Peaceful Heart Creations founder Joey Carroll, who hand-crafts and plays Native American-style flutes to honor the world around him.

Want to cook a sweet treat for a loved one? Try some chocolate mouse – er, mousse, that is. You’ll get a kick out of this month’s recipe that honors a delightful family memory.

Finally, we’ve got some tips for winterizing your skin and updating your wardrobe - you’ll adore these picture-perfect style trends.

Running short on gift ideas for your Valentine? Stop by Enjoy the Store – our local artisans have been working hard to create handcrafted items of all kinds, including jewelry, décor and tasty treats. We’ll help you pick out the perfect combination and package it in our trademark reusable crates that are a gift in themselves.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and enjoy!

Gary VanDeWalker

The Enjoy Magazine family celebrates the rich life of Gary VanDeWalker, a beloved freelance writer who passed away January 2. Gary has contributed his creative words to our pages since our very first year, focusing mostly on stories surrounding his beloved hometown of Mount Shasta. A graduate of Mt. Shasta High School, Gary earned a doctorate with honors in philosophy and apologetics from Trinity Seminary-University of Liverpool. He served as senior pastor of Evangelical Free Church of Mount Shasta. He was an Eagle Scout, a Trekkie and an eager, passionate learner. 

Gary is survived by his wife, Monica; sons Jonathan, Timothy and James; mother, Gwen; and countless other family and friends. He was a wonderful, gifted storyteller, and we will miss him dearly.

February 2018 - Adoring