This past weekend we had the honor of taking over on Instagram. We shared our that living and owning a business in Truckee has given us! Our loyal patio security guard, shared a bear's-eye-view on downtown. Our front porch savant, Zoltar, gathered his wise insights and our prepared several lesson plans that we are here to share in case you missed it!
This isn't the first time we've talked about how much we love . It's easy to see why it continues to be a favorite place to find community. As Truckee.com puts it, "since the mid 1800s, Truckee served as a major gateway to the west - attracting tough, pioneering spirits who built an authentic mountain town."
The first #tahoeu101 lesson in our takeover was in the subject of history. Truckee is a town rich with stories: from the Washoe, Shoshone and Paiute tribes, to the Donner Party and the railroad history, many characters have helped create Truckee’s tales. When we were scouting locations for our retail space, we wanted to find a place that would allow us to contribute a new chapter of our own to Truckee’s rich history. Our beloved building needed a little TLC but we made sure to keep all renovations close to her roots. With the help of the we learned all about the building: from structure fires to Italian cuisine, she’s seen a lot! This Star Hotel sign used to hang on our building and is one of a few talismans we hold close to our hearts because it reminds us of who came before us. You can get the full backstory . (Aerial shot by our friends at )
#tahoeu101 tip: Whether you’ve lived here a while or are visiting for the first time, check out the for more Truckee tales.
One of the best lessons we've learned is to experience snow like a child. As parents, we love getting to watch the wonderment of winter through the eyes of our mountain kids. The most important reason we chose to live in Truckee was our children. We want them to grow up with endless amounts of activity and space to explore. These two astronauts insisted they were not at The Chalet at Alpine Meadows, but instead exploring the outer regions of the galaxy. Truckee, we don’t have a problem with that. Read more of the reasons to
#tahoeu101 tip: Playing in the snow doesn’t always have to cost a lot of money and effort. We always love building snow forts in the backyard and scouting new hills for sledding.
We wanted to make sure to share a little in our takeover by shouting out member, friend and fashionista Larissa Martinez, founder of . She embodies everything that is lovely about Truckee and we are SO thankful to count her as part of our team and family. As female entrepreneurs ourselves we think it is so important to support each other. Truckee Love is the perfect example of an idea that goes far beyond a product. It is a feeling we all share. Of course, if you want to own a little piece of it, Larissa hand-stitches these pullovers as a Tahoe University exclusive design we carry in our store . We’re so happy to carry her goods and to root for her as part of our squad. Cheers to our fellow lady bosses!
tip: You can find even more Truckee Love in their loft location above Ela Chapman on Commercial Row. Make sure to check out the hashtag to see all the love shared by . Learn more about .
We signed-off on our takeover with one of our favorite parts of living here: hitting the trail with our . It’s no secret that Truckee is dog country and our pooches make the ideal trail partners. One of our favorite spots to hit is the . Our warehouse is nearby, so after we grab a juice we can head over for a good little workout. Plus, in the summers it’s a great way to get downtown for .
tip: In addition to taking the Pioneer Trail to town or up to Tahoe Donner, we love taking the from Glenshire all the way into town (conveniently ending up right near Tahoe University hint hint - the store is dog-friendly!)
Thank you again for having us takeover last weekend. We had so much fun sharing some of our favorite things. We’re so lucky we’re in Truckee! We hope to see more of your faces this season, and in the meantime Bucky will be keeping an eye on things and expanding our #tahoeu101 curriculum for the next session.