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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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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 yesterday at Are You That Woman
Interesting that I should have written this more than 10 years ago and 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... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
One of the most culturally diverse cities in America, the 2015 US Census reported more than 100 languages are spoken in Sacramento County. Small portions of a historic Chinatown and Japantown remain within the central city. In South Sacramento, Little... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Are You That Woman
This is the first in a series on the Sierra Nevada watershed which originally appeared in the Mountain Democrat, California's oldest newspaper, established in 1851. Two additional articles explore solutions and describe benefits for El Dorado County. “We never know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Are You That Woman
Rating: Star*Star*Star*Star*Star* Southeast Alaska is giving the Deep South a run for its culinary money and gives southern cooking a whole new meaning. Two guys from Mississippi have graced Skagway’s main street – Broadway -- with comfort foods. I should... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Are You That Woman
Rating: Star*Star*Star*Star*Star* First Yuba-Sutter Harvest Dinner exceeded all expectations! There's something so special about dining outdoors, especially in early autumn when California evenings are warm and dry with a promise of cooler days ahead. On October 8th, more than 100... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Are You That Woman
Rating: Star*Star*Star*Star* Still uber cool, I know I must be getting older. How many times do I now say, "back in the day"? Too many to count. So, back in the day...we use to go to Old Town Elk Grove!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Are You That Woman
Get a great workout and search for wildlife on this hike through the hills between Fairfield, Benicia and Vallejo. Solano Land Trust docents will guide you on an up to six-mile hike through this area, known as the King-Swett Ranches.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Are You That Woman
Rating: Star*Star*Star*Star*Star* The 5-star Excellence rating for Juneau Food Tours says it all. What a day! What a feast! Just a few small, delicious bites and my tummy was doing a crazy, happy dance. coma! Chowing my way through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Are You That Woman
Walk the Locavore Talk: California Farm-to-Table Shop Locally I really took it to heart when learning about the whole "farm to table" philosophy, which promotes buying produce that's been grown within 100 miles of home. Let me tell you's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Are You That Woman
In the late 1800s, Sacramento’s viticulture commerce was booming. With thousands of acres of grapes and an urban winery producing 500,000 gallons of wine, it already had an oenophile reputation. President Teddy Roosevelt was served Sacramento wine in 1903 and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Are You That Woman
You'll never notice the overcast, chill and drizzle on this amazing whale watching adventure in Juneau -- the heart of southeast Alaska. Juneau Whale Watch delivered on the promise to get up-close and personal with some humpback whales. Well, as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Are You That Woman
Old Sew tote made from vintage rice bag. Make/Do Sacramento new vintage store Rating: Star!Star!Star!Star!Star! Not too late for a little "sumpin sumpin" for that Valentine's Day, or any day, someone special. A new addition to historic Oak Park,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Are You That Woman
Rating: Star!Star!Star!Star!Star! I fell in love with Nixtaco last year at the Auburn Farmers Market. The owner, Patricio Wise, had a small booth with a limited menu. Despite it's diminutive size, the descriptions were so delicious I couldn't decide and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Are You That Woman
Amazing Wildlife is in Sacramento's Backyard & then a little wild night life! by Barbara L. Steinberg How many of you know that each year thousands of birds traveling the Pacific Coast Flyway return to the great Central Valley. Lakes,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Are You That Woman