Win: Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Folsom {Part 1}

My husband and I have always dreamed of living by the ocean. We love the mild sunny weather, the salty ocean air, the feeling of sand between our toes and the sound of waves crashing on the shore. We take every chance we get to visit. When we’re not at the beach, we’re daydreaming about being there.

We sat down one spring evening on our patio with a bottle of wine and set forth a plan to make beach living a reality for us. We had it all laid out. We knew the who.what.when.where.why. It was a great, realistic plan. We felt inspired.

The next morning I woke up and took a drive through Folsom with the previous night’s conversation fresh in my mind. It was the first warm day of spring and everyone was out enjoying the gorgeous weather. I drove over the new bridge and Folsom Lake looked so blue and beautiful. I thought to myself, “I love it here.”

All the sudden I felt panicked. What did we do? I didn’t want to leave this amazing city that had become our home. It’s the city where we met, where we worked, where we had our sweet baby boy, where our loved ones live, where our friends are and where we became a family.

I came home and completely caught my husband off guard. I told him that I didn’t want to leave Folsom… maybe EVER. Shocked and confused he wondered why. I grabbed us another bottle of wine and proceeded to tell him all of the reasons why I love Folsom.

So, without further ado, here are the first 5 of 10 reasons why I love Folsom.

Oh, and yet another reason why I adore this city is that every business mentioned below has donated a prize for our Folsomette readers!

Keep reading for details on how you can win this amazing group giveaway!

1) THE SHOPPING: Our lovely little city is really starting to become a fashionista’s dream. With new trendy stores like Forever 21 opening in the Folsom Premium Outlets and all of amazing shops coming to the Palladio at Broadstone, we won’t ever have to leave Folsom to get our shopping fix. You may have heard that one of my favorite stores, H&M, just opened last week at the Palladio. Also coming to the Palladio in October will be Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie and Gymboree. In November, Grebitus Jewelers and Color Me Mine! I’m in heaven!

GIVEAWAY: Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses and a VIP Shopping Pass courtesy of the Folsom Premium Outlets.

GIVEAWAY: A $25 gift certificate to San Francisco Sourdough Company courtesy of the Palladio at Broadstone.

2) COMMUNITY EVENTS: There are so many amazing events hosted right here in our own community that bring in visitors from all over the country. A couple of my favorites are coming up soon, Folsom Live and the Folsom Family Expo & Wellness Festival.

Folsom Live is a huge summer wrap-up party with one incredible night of spirits, entertainment and good company. This year, 15 bands and 5 outdoor stages promise to ROCK Sutter Street next Saturday, September 22nd! Folsom LIVE offers something for every taste. Click here to get to know the bands performing at this year’s Folsom Live.

The Folsom Family Expo & Wellness Festival marks the beginning of fall with an entire day of FREE family activities. Not only does the Folsom Family Expo offer FREE admission and parking, FREE face painting, FREE bounce houses, FREE entertainment, FREE health activities, they also provide FREE admission to the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary to everyone that attends! Who can pass that up? Stop by the show on Saturday, September 29th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center.

GIVEAWAY: 2 tickets to Folsom Live courtesy of Folsom Live.

3) SUTTER STREET: While we’re on the topic of Sutter Street, can I tell you how much I love this Historic Folsom gem? As a popular spot for tourists and a great place to bring out-of-town guests, Sutter Street is a favorite attraction for locals too. With unique shops, amazing restaurants and always something fun to do, it’s no wonder that this place has become such a hot-spot. Plus, the recent Historic Sutter Street Revitalization Project has added even more charm and convenience to this fabulous area. Oh, and no trip to Sutter Street would be complete without a quick stop at Snook’s Candies for a treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.

GIVEAWAY: Sweet treats courtesy of Snook’s Candies including: A pound of their FAMOUS Peanut Brittle and their delectable Honeycomb Candy covered in milk and dark chocolate. My mouth’s watering already!

4) BEAUTY EXPERTS: Folsom’s full of amazing beauty experts to help us look and feel our best. Any glamazon knows that sometimes it takes that perfect product or that amazing esthetician to give her that extra beauty boost. We all have our favorites here in town and I’d be lost without mine. A couple of my go-to girls are Myriam Liberman from The Tiger’s Eye Skincare and Meri Brimhall from EyeCandy Sunless Spa in Folsom.

Have you been to the new EyeCandy Sunless Spa in Folsom yet? The owner, Meri Brimhall, is extremely talented. Some ladies have been known to drive for hours to get custom spray tans from her. She even sprayed Miss Sacramento 2011! If you’re looking to extend your summer glow, she’s the gal to see!

If you haven’t had a Native American Natural Clay Facial from The Tiger’s Eye Skincare you’re missing out! Not only does The Tiger’s Eye Skincare offer life-changing facials that completely transform your skin and carry an incredible exclusive natural product line, they’ve also perfected the art of sugaring.

As the sweetest way to remove unwanted hair, sugaring is an ancient technique using only sugar and water for all your hair removal needs. Its honey-like consistency is warmed to body temperature and applied to skin. When flicked off it gently removes the hair from the follicle. The best part is the sugar can remove stubble, so no need to grow out that unwanted hair. It’s so gentle that it can be used on all skin types, including those using Accutane and Retin-A. Since it’s water-based and cool, your skin is left smooth and less irritated with no resin residue. Sugaring is an all natural alternative to wax and a treat for your skin.

GIVEAWAY: A FREE Custom Sunless Tan courtesy of EyeCandy Sunless Spa in Folsom.

GIVEAWAY: A FREE Sugaring Treatment for an area of the face courtesy of The Tiger’s Eye Skincare.

5) KIDS: Folsom’s an amazing place to have kids and raise a family. Having my baby last year really opened my eyes to all of the incredible opportunities for children right here in Folsom. From an award winning school district with dedicated teachers, to a strong parks and recreation department with amazing programs, to endless activities and attractions, I feel so blessed to be able to raise my son in this community. Plus, Folsom is home to fabulous shops, like Starlight Starbright, that help us spoil our littles with one-of-a-kind, adorable finds!

GIVEAWAY: A child’s backpack courtesy of Starlight Starbright.

One person will win all of these prizes! You can be the winner of 2 tickets to Folsom Live, Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses, a $25 Gift Certificate to San Francisco Sourdough Company, Snook’s Candies, A FREE custom sunless tan, a FREE sugaring treatment and a child’s backpack!

There are several steps to enter, but the process is quick! Simply like all of the Facebook pages below (if you haven’t already) and then leave a comment at the bottom of this blog telling us that you want to win!

Follow these steps for your chance to win:

1) Like Folsomette on Facebook here.

2) Like The Folsom Premium Outlets on Facebook here.

3) Like The Palladio at Broadstone on Facebook here.

4) Like Folsom Live on Facebook here.

5) Like Snook’s Candies on Facebook here.

6) Like EyeCandy Sunless Spa on Facebook here.

7) Like The Tiger’s Eye Skincare on Facebook here.

8) Like Starlight Starbright on Facebook here.

After you’ve liked the pages above, leave a comment below telling us that you want to win!

Good luck, Folsomettes!

Tune in for the final 5-10 reasons why I love Folsom with an all new amazing group giveaway!

Photos courtesy of The Folsom Premium Outlets, Snook’s Candies, San Francisco Sourdough Company, Starlight Starbright, Folsom Live, The Palladio at Broadstone, EyeCandy Sunless Spa and The Tiger’s Eye Skincare.

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11 CommentsLeave a Comment

  1. Pamela Couch says:

    Hello Folsomette,

    After relocating to this great community a little less than three years ago, we have decided there is nowhere we would rather be raising our 4 year old son. We love the Parks and the great families in Folsom. We also enjoy how Folsom is such a healthy city to live in. I leave for work at 530 am and see runners and people biking all over the lighted street and beautiful trails of Folsom. It’s just so amazing for our family to enjoy all this town has to offer. We haven’t checked out all the places you have listed, but looking forward to doing so.I would love to win this giveaway and take my friends and family to enjoy some more of the great places here in Folsom. Thanks for this great opportunity, I will spread the news at Folsom Hills Elementry today.

  2. Folsomette says:

    Hi Pamela! Thanks so much for your comment! The fact that Folsom is such an active and healthy city is actually on our next list {Part 2} and we have an AMAZING giveaway for that! We’d love for you to share this giveaway with your friends at Folsom Hills. Thanks again! Aimee

  3. Joylyn says:

    I love Folsom! And I would love to win this giveaway, thanks for the chance!

  4. Kelli says:

    Would love to win all this great stuff. Folsom rocks!

  5. danielle cornelius says:

    I love Folsom!I do all my shopping in about Folsom. I’d love to win this giveaway. Being a stay at home mom needs something cool! Thanks!

  6. Janelle says:

    What a great site! I’m glad someone told me to check it out. I’ve liked all the above pages and want to win the contest!

  7. Kelley says:

    I want to win because I LOVE Folsom too!

  8. Janelle C says:

    My family and I LOVE Folsom – being from the Bay Area originally, it really made us feel just like home when we moved up here. It’s a great place to raise our kiddos, which is just one of the MANY reasons we love it here :)

  9. Renae Lamb says:

    I would LOVE to win! I “liked” all the pages, and will actually enjoy updates from them! I spend most my time in Folsom, since I live in Orangevale.. its close and nice!
    P.s. I Need new sunglasses SUPER bad!!! :)

  10. Folsomette says:

    Thanks so much to everyone who entered! We’ll be selecting a winner at 7 p.m. Good luck!

  11. Jadelyn says:

    I’d be happy to win anything! Thanks for the chance!

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