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Best Shoe Store: Bella Talloni

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Flats, heels, boots, sandals, slippers and wedges … a girl can never have too many shoes. Good thing Lin Stommel understands and keeps Bella Talloni’s display tables filled with the latest footwear styles and designer labels like TOMS, Uggs, Cole Haan and more. The shop in Montano de El Dorado also has a great selection of […]

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Best Frozen Yogurt: Yogaberry

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When the weather heats up, Village Life readers know where to cool down and enjoy a delicious treat —Yogaberry. With great flavors like pistachio, Godiva chocolate and vanilla bean —plus all the great toppings — Yogaberry customers can create a custom dessert that perfect suits their mood, take a seat on the patio and relax […]

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Best Housing Development: Serrano

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With its gated villages and quiet streets, Serrano offers serenity and security. About 17 miles of hiking trails wind through the Serrano community, providing access to approximately 1,000 acres of natural areas – open fields, restored wetlands, creeks and oak groves. Spectacular views include the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Folsom Lake, Serrano Country Club Golf Course and […]

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Best Private School: Golden Hills School

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Small class sizes, character education and parent involvement has made Golden Hills School a success for the last 20 years. “It’s an awesome community,” Jim Gaines, director of admissions and marketing, said of the teachers, administrators, parents and students. Students in junior kindergarten through eighth grade benefit from this quality educational approach and all the […]

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Best Assisted Living Facility: Eskaton Village Placerville

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El Dorado County residents who need a helping hand when they get older have found the perfect place. Eskaton Village Placerville’s assisted living facility is second to none, according to Village Life readers. Residents Felice Despotakis, Marilyn Lonbaken and Ruth Woodrell couldn’t agree more. “It’s always so clean and the staff is very good,” Felice said. Marilyn […]

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Best Massage: Massage Envy

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Rough day? Shoulders tense? Let the professionals at Massage Envy take all that stress away with a hot stone massage, a Swedish massage, deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy. Massage Envy also offers prenatal massages and geriatric massages. Massage relieves stress, encourages relaxation, improves posture and circulation, lowers blood pressure and helps manage pain. […]

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Best Personal Trainer: Mini’s House of Pain

Mini’s House of Pain is not your typical gym or place to get a workout in when you feel like it. Clients who are a part of the House of Pain family are part of a committed team — no fad diets and quick fix work outs. The staff  believes in lifestyle changes starting with […]

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