Snoop all you want
Approximately 40 percent of Americans snoop in the medicine cabinets of the homes they visit. Because the bathroom is the only place in someone else’s home where privacy is a given, it stands to reason that this is the most common room for curious visitors to indulge their investigative urges. Rummaging through cosmetics and prescription bottles can satisfy some of the snooping urge, but what about the rest of the house? Just thinking about the great unknown territory inside other people’s homes must leave that snoopy 40 percent burning with unquenchable curiosity.
Those who consider themselves amateur observational anthropologists will be thrilled to hear about the 2003 Curtis Park Home and Garden Tour. The event, held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., features eight homes built between 1910 and 1935 in a variety of architectural styles. Explore pools, sunrooms, remodeled master bedrooms, kitchens, home offices and, yes, bathrooms. Those who do not suffer from a compulsion to view strangers’ possessions will enjoy the wealth of gardening and home-decorating ideas on display. Tickets are $18 and benefit the Sacramento Children’s Home. Call (916) 452-3005 for more information.