Entries by Barbara Barrielle

Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake

A crumb cake recipe from the strawberry capital of Southern California by Barbara Barrielle Are these strawberries from Oxnard?” Asked the 12 year old as he dug into the strawberry crumb cake in Malibu in Mother’s Day. “Yes, they are. They were fresh picked this morning,” I responded. “Good, because the best strawberries are from […]

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 […]