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Are You That Woman@California Travel Insider
Sacramento, California
Are You That Woman
Interests: California is my passion. Traveling to all the hidden corners of the Golden State and still so much to see, so many people to meet, and stories to hear and tell. Love living life locally wherever I go.
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Mickey Abbey, a Sacramento native and Midtown dweller, started his stained glass art business more than 40 years ago at 18th and L streets. Next door to Mario’s Italian Cellar, now Crepeville, Custom GlassWorks survived changing times, while other familiar... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Gardens grow everything from edibles and flowers to botanical history and strange works of art. Use leisure time to explore nearby secret gardens – conventional and not. Slow down. Enjoy the landscapes. Getting there is half the fun. To unearth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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The best part of the day. Morning. As I take clothes from the line, the moment of simplicity washes over me. Birds sing from hedges. A cool breeze. A plane buzzes overhead. In the distance, even the droning traffic is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Are You That Woman
Rating: Star!Star!Star!Star!Star! Yes, I'm hanging 5 stars on this out-of-the-way grocery, deli, gas station. For those who gave it three or less...shame on you! Maybe you hit them on a bad day -- your bad day. Anyone willing to operate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Sweet, warm, welcoming. Country charm, family-friendly, so unexpected! The back roads of Elk Grove lead to Vannatta Wine. So glad I took that long and winding Sheldon Road under oak canopies to their "front door". Jamie greeted me so fantastically... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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What You Don't Know About Fairfield California Will Surprise You A mention of Fairfield, California brings the usual responses, “Oh! That’s where the Jelly Belly factory is!” or, “Sure, the Budweiser plant is over there, right?” Well it’s true! Fairfield... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Most people run screaming in terror at the site or thought of a bat. Visions of Vincent Price and Count Dracula horror films quickly come to mind. The movies and stories of old have convinced us that bats -- all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Day spas and resorts promise to set you free to release and relax from daily hassles. In our hurried world, close your eyes, breathe, soak, massage and meditate your cares away. Here are some of Sacramento’s best, newest and trending... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Rating: Star! Star! Star! Star! Star! Yes, 5! Count 'em! Five stars! I'm in love with my (new to me) mani-pedi local The Nails Stop! Thank you Van for the wonderful treatments -- especially the foot massage! I had been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Mr. Peabody (and his boy, Sherman) wouldn't mind that I rewrote this famous quote, "Every dog should have a boy!" So why am I thinking about this now? Well, tucked away in a small metal box are scraps and scribbles... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Courtesy of Balzac Communications & Marketing More than 70 California wineries will present their wines at the 7th Annual Barbera Festival, taking place on September 16, 2017 at Terra d’Oro Winery in the Amador Foothills. New this year, wineries will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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This summer, re treat from the heat at peaceful Soul Food Farm at a series of dinner parties focused on regenerative farming. In the open, warm summer evening air, share a locally grown and produced, regenerative meal with others passionate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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4 Star Star Star Star - You don't have to climb to #loveWhitneyHostel So remiss on my part for not penning this review sooner. Whitney Portal Store & Hostel was the perfect overnight location on my short visit to Lone... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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5 Star Star Star Star Star Yes, I finally found them. French fry perfection. Although, in this case, it's Belgian fry perfection. BeFries has stolen my heart. There can be no other fries beyond this moment. So lucky we just... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Interesting that I wrote this more than 10 years ago, just publishing for the first time today and adding the current year's date. California will remember the winter of 2017. We've all heard the old adage about when life gives... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Barbara's Bites on the Best Ice Cream Sandwich in Sacramento It was true then and it's true now! If you haven't figured it out by now, I am very specific when it comes food. Not all things food, but there... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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March winds sweep across lowlands to undulating hills and valleys, where deep grasses rush like waves to an imaginary Mediterranean shore. In olive orchards, silvery white and green leaves shimmer on the zephyr and on warm autumn days, rich fruit... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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After too many years of little rain, California's valleys are lush with agricultural bounty thanks to plentiful rainfall. The back-roads of western Yolo County are shaking off their winter blues for the rich greens of spring and summer. Vineyards and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Wet winters almost without fail mean an eye-popping wildflower season. This year's epic snowfall and rain should translate into a wildflower season like no other. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Erin Bray, Isabella Corsetry designer and maker, was a stay-at-home mom who fell in love with period costumes and architecture. Her passion inspired a foundation collection of extraordinary modern-day and traditional corsets. You don’t have to be a dedicated tight-lacer,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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If less is more, the same is true at Little Relics Art & Jewelry Gallery. Susan Sipe Rabinovitz forges diminutive wearable art – bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants – using 14th-century goldsmith techniques. A bench jeweler, a hammer and torch are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Studying film at the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Ben Schwartz returned to Sacramento roots to complete his degree. He started making films and then settled on a 9 to 5 State job. A regular paycheck with benefits seemed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Babylon City Market 1745 Watt Avenue, Sacramento; (916) 486-777 Six years young, this Mediterranean specialty market, bakery and café features halal meats, dairy, produce, spices, and traditional Iraqi breads prepared right before your eyes. You’ll swoon over fresh-baked samoon stuffed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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In California, every season is splendid and bountiful along Yolo County's back roads. Part of the Central Valley, this agricultural heartland is situated between coastal foothills and the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. Rolling hills, verdant valleys and mountains... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Redding’s newest contact sport revolutionizes team building experiences. ManaBall provides more than 30 customized and coordinated extreme bubble-ball games. An exciting twist on traditional sports, team players are wrapped in a giant, soft inflatable Bubble Ball with shoulder harnesses and handles inside! Bonding has never been more hilarious. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Are You That Woman