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. […]
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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 off the […]
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, if your partner is a mom, you can bet that no matter how much of an internal struggle you’re feeling right now, she’s taking […]
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 right for a romantic getaway–or a lovers’ staycation, if […]
It is time to celebrate. After a long hibernation, it is time to start thinking about travel again, seeing friends and family who have been kept at a distance for so long and finding ways to shake off the setbacks of the last two years. For me, this starts with thinking about gifts of travel […]
The best 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 […]
It’s been a couple of years since wine lovers got to experience in person the festival that brings together some of the best Pinot Noir in the world. But in March 2022, the World of Pinot Noir is back! An unforgettable Pinot Noir wine festival From March 3-5, 2022, the World of Pinot Noir will […]
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 […]