Entries by Barbara Barrielle

World of Pinot Noir–a focused event to celebrate the finicky grape

Enter the World of Pinot Noir The first weekend of March is always World of Pinot Noir (www.wopn.com) now held at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Bacara just north of Santa Barbara in Goleta. Here a weekend pass will set Pinot lovers back $1250 plus fees. And that doesn’t include lodging at either the host property, Bacara, […]

Give Gifts that Give Back to Your Community

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Part 1 As the West Coast suffers under the scourge of massive wildfires, once again some of our top holiday ideas are suggestions for gifts that give back to fire victims in many different ways…and some are just playful and unique ideas for the loved ones in your life…and those others […]