Remember when it used to be difficult to buy something for Dad? You’ve grown out of making school projects for him to keep on his desk at work–and who goes to work at a desk these days?–and it has been a challenge to find something that Dad both wants and doesn’t already have. But do […]
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About Barbara Barrielle
Barbara Barrielle is a freelance writer living in the heart of the California Wine Country. Follow her on Instagram, @barbarabarrielletravels.
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The BEST cake recipe from California’s strawberry capital “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 Oxnard.” And, with that we polished […]
I am a Mother but don’t really expect much at Mother’s Day…that’s OK. We are in a weird time and between financial struggles and anxiety, sometimes it’s hard to focus. But, take a breath and think about what your mother or mother figure would like this year. And if she is a food or wine […]
The charming hamlet of Carmel-by-the-Sea has everything a couple on a romantic escape could need or want, including a place for their pups. Carmel, California is a walking town so park, clip on a leash and discover dog friendly Carmel.
Why a Charleston getaway is great for romance or a girls’ weekend Charleston destination weddings are well known as some of the most romantic destination weddings in the South. There’s no question that Charleston, South Carolina is a romantic destination. But a weekend in Charleston is also a popular choice for a girls’ getaway. So […]
I discovered the magic Wagyu makes when it’s the base for a decadent chili. This particular Wagyu beef chili was created by Chef Rick Warkel for the Northern California (Sonoma County) Wine Road Food & Wine Affair. The event included wineries from the Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley.
The easiest Dungeness Crab recipe There is a magic moment, usually in mid-November, when my Australian friend, Leanne Sarasy will call and say, “Come for dinner…we have crab!” Yesterday it was a text and I canceled any plan I had because the first oven roasted Dungeness crab of the season is truly close to a […]
Ah, gifting! It is an annual tradition and one that causes great stress for perfectionists around the world. There are those of us who simply order the first item they find in a Google search or first suitable item they spot in a store. Our 2020 Gift Guide seeks to relieve the stress of the […]
A Cleveland guide for love birds and food lovers The city of Cleveland, Ohio is a multi-faceted surprise to both newcomers and those who are returning to rediscover a former industrial powerhouse that has become a cultural and gastronomic destination. You might be surprised to discover how many things to do in Cleveland are just […]