Spring Forward

Ahh, spring! Daylight saving time arrives on March 11 followed by the first day of spring on March 20. The air is sweet and filled with the smell of flowers. It is neither too cold nor too hot—just perfect. The angle of the sun casts light so adroitly that everything is bathed in what seems heavenly light. Long walks punctuate the days and dining…

Warrior1 Ribbon-Cutting

Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh honored Dana Healey’s Warrior1 at a ribbon-cutting of a new location in Southwest Bakersfield at 13019 Stockdale Highway. Warrior1 has also introduced spinning as an ideal complement to hot yoga sessions. The benefits of hot yoga are well-known for soothing muscles after an intensive spinning workout.

Downtown Business Association Casino Mixer

Downtown Business Association members and guests gathered for their annual casino-themed holiday mixer (play money only) at the Prospect Lounge at the Padre Hotel. Music was provided by a DJ. A range of tasty hors d’oeuvres was catered by the Padre along with an array of popular cocktails. Photography by Elliott St. George.

Don Lucas Jewelry Holiday Party

Don Lucas Jewelry, in its 38th year in Bakersfield, celebrated the holidays with customers, neighbors and friends at their Oak Street store. Guests enjoyed Mexican food specialties by Mexicali of downtown Bakersfield. Guests also had the chance to see the one-of-a-kind Southwest-inspired jewelry Don Lucas is known for. Photography by Elliott St. George.

Entruity Wealth Grand Opening

Friends, clients and city and state officials, including Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh, gathered at Entruity Wealth’s new headquarters, 11601 Bolthouse Drive, Bakersfield to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the Barnes Family wealth management business venture. Entruity has emerged as a pacesetter of technology-enhanced wealth management practices that tailor a portfolio precisely to client needs.

March 2018 Around Town

California Area Living Zoo, also known as CALM, is one of the most interesting places in California to learn about the plants and animals that call California home. Located in East Bakersfield, CALM has built native habitat dedicated to preserving and promoting California’s native and diverse ecosystems. Its mission has been to preserve and promote the native wildlife of California.…

Creative Spaces to Garden and Sew

Spring has sprung! Gardening chores become so much more enjoyable when working at this elegant potting bench. No need to hide in an inconspicuous corner! This designed workspace can be prominently displayed for all to admire. Beauty and function are artfully combined. With the look of stone, this potting bench is made of cast resin so it is weatherproof and lightweight.…

The Greening of Homebuilding

Castle and Cooke has been building homes here in Bakersfield for more than 25 years. They have always been a market pacesetter and now lead the way in green building innovations. The challenges are many in Bakersfield’s climate of wide temperature fluctuations and water conservation concerns. Ever on the vanguard, Castle and Cooke’s newest addition, HighGate Shires, features homes that address…

A Taste 
Of Home

Shai Bitton grew up in a confluence of culture in Jerusalem. His family originally was from Morocco but later settled in Jerusalem where Shai spent his childhood. His entire family was in the restaurant business there. An older sister moved to New York City and opened a restaurant in Grand Central Terminal. Soon, Shai, now a young man, moved to…

Tone & Texture

Texture is often overlooked but can transform your home from serviceable to beautiful. Texture usually involves your actual sense of touch, but even just the sight of a nubby throw or smooth tabletop makes you "feel" a space. Rougher textures make an environment more intimate and ground it. Textiles, pattern, wood and architectural elements add that facet of texture. Mixed…