Bakersfield’s Female Movers & Shakers

 Article and Photography  The Visionary  Karen Goh

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Photography Sasha Windes and her husband, Todd, run a successful mortgage lending business, Local Lenders Group. When Sasha is not packaging deals at the office, she enjoys spending time with 15-year- old daughter, Kylee. They love traveling, shopping, movies and just hanging out. They share similar tastes, including for the red velvet cake at Sweet Surrender Bakery. Sweet Surrender also…

Monthly Style Brief

 Article Julie Hatridge  Girlfriends matter and so do all the other women that touch our lives—be they mothers, sisters or colleagues. Surely it’s rare that someone can be over-appreciated! These are the people that can share our triumphs and tragedies like no one else, so we should let them know what they mean to us. It doesn’t have to be a…

Petroleum Club of Bakersfield

 Article A.P. Whyte  Since 1952, the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield has been a convivial gathering place for Bakersfield’s business and community leaders. Like the seasons, the club has morphed with the times and reflects the cultural changes of our society. Women are a major constituent of today’s workforce, and the club would like to welcome more women to membership. The…

To Strong Women

My favorite day of the year has to be Mother’s Day. I adore my two grown children more than I ever thought possible. I never realized how much my heart would grow to love them more with each and every passing day, year to year; my heart grows ever larger. I carry memories of my … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Bakersfield: Home to One of California’s Historic Luxury Hotels Bakersfield has always prided itself for a “grittiness” that grew from its historical oil and gas and agriculture roots. And its music, the Bakersfield Sound, was unvarnished, original and raw. But there was also a romance with what became an iconic Bakersfield hotel built in 1928—just … Continued

2017 Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame Induction

Founded in 2015, the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame celebrates Bakersfield Sound musicians’ place in the roots of the country music universe. Hundreds of fans and musicians attended the ceremony that honored Tommy Collins, Larry Daniels, Luther Davis, Cousin Herb Henson, Ken Nelson and Jean Shepard.

Laura Bush Address Benefiting Kern Boys & Girls Club

A longtime advocate of education and literacy, former first lady Laura Bush spoke passionately before a sell-out crowd about early childhood education and implored, “I believe that every child deserves a quality education and a safe and healthy childhood.” Bush was once a second-grade teacher and later a librarian after receiving a master’s degree.  

A Step Above and Beyond

 Article and Photography  Paige Harkey envisioned a beautiful, elegant and tranquil place where a woman might escape to feel the ultimate pampering experience. After detailing her vision to her friend, Julia Smith, the two women enlisted the additional expertise of their husbands, Hassan and Craig, respectively. Three years ago, the vision became a reality at The Marketplace.  Fall into luxury,…

Girlfriend Getaway to Santa Barbara

 Article and Photography  Sometimes, girls just gotta have fun! Why not grab your gal pals and get away for short respite? Forget your cares, the kids' carpool, homework and the mountain of work on your desk. Time for a little girl time! Santa Barbara is just a short drive away. We’ve got a little itinerary of fun places to stay,…