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LIFESTYLE LETTER

NOVEMBER 2018 PUBLISHER

Robert Whyte | robert.whyte@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Ali Whyte | avpwhyte@gmail.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

A.P. Whyte

Thankful and Grateful

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Brian Yanez, Rhonda Martin, Bob Whyte, A.P. Whyte

THANKSGIVING IS A SPECIAL TIME FOR REFLECTION. So as we “wrap” our 14th issue, we feel eternally grateful to have been welcomed to Bakersfield and thankful for both our advertisers and readers. Bakersfield Lifestyle 2.0 in 2019 will take us in new directions with exciting new content ideas. Travel will be a regular feature—as will an interesting wine column. Our core mission, above all, is to become a welcome publication each month for our readers—and an important platform for our advertisers. We hope readers will look forward to what we write. But we’re always happy to get reader feedback. We shouldn’t forget that Thanksgiving is a uniquely American tradition. It can also be a time to start new family traditions. But don’t overlook the meaningful traditions you grew up with. There probably isn’t a more special time than Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Take the time to appreciate those who shop for and prepare it. And don’t forget those who may not have been able to join you. As the holiday shopping seasons begin, think local first.

Robert Whyte, Publisher

Ali Whyte, Publisher

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2018

FEATURES 14 Gratitude. Thanks for Your Support! The French Quarter

16 (Not) Home for the Holidays The Life of the First Responders and Care-Giving Professionals

22 Crop-Gifting: Ag’s New Role in Charitable Giving The Bounty of the Harvest as Philanthropy

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28 Thanksgiving by Inspiring Designs A Bounty of Beauty

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

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Trend Setter

22 Inspired By 26 Hops & Vine 28 Locally Owned 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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AROUND TOWN

WOMEN LEADERS IN BUSINESS SUPPORTS THE KERN COUNTY MISSION’S JAMIESON WOMEN & CHILDREN RESIDENTIAL RECOVERY HOME

Ranch Commerce Center in Kern County, making it the first business to take advantage of the county’s new Advance Kern incentive program. The enhanced policy—enacted in November 2017 for companies meeting specific job creation, wage,

This important program allows mothers and

and capital investment levels—considers projects

children to remain together throughout the course

on a case-by-case basis. L’Oréal’s incentive pack-

of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. The

age was approved this week by the Kern County

event will take place on Nov. 9 from 11 a.m.-1:30

Board of Supervisors and will result in an esti-

p.m. at Stockdale Country Club. Social Hour is from

mated $2.3 million rebate on property, sales and

11a.m.-12 p.m. with raffles and silent auction. An infor-

use taxes. The move is further evidence that Kern

mational lunch will follow with dynamic speakers

County is attracting the attention and investment

sharing about the program and how addiction affects

of international companies, including those with

the family and community. Single tickets are $55; a

operations in Southern California. Kern County,

table of 9 is $600. Call or text Sue at 661.808.3275 for

known by many in the site selection industry for

more information or to purchase tickets.

its fast-track permitting and business-friendly cli-

AMAZON PLANS 2-MILLION-SQUAREFOOT FULFILLMENT CENTER NEAR BAKERSFIELD’S MEADOWS FIELD A huge business win for Bakersfield, the plan, which had been shrouded in secrecy until it

mate, put the Advance Kern plan together in less than a month. “It took only four weeks to go from initial introduction and application to an agreed-upon incentive package,” said Joseph N. Rentfro, executive vice president of real estate for Tejon Ranch.

was confirmed by County Administrative Officer

The incentive agreement is based on the cre-

Ryan Alsop, raised hopes among local industrial

ation of 155 new jobs with an average annual

property brokers and a senior government official

salary of $45,000.

that more large deals will follow as other retailers tap into the county's relatively inexpensive real estate, available workforce and central location.

KERN COUNTY EMERGES AS KEY LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION MECCA

"This is going to be a huge game-changer for

Kern County’s transportation, logistics and

Kern County. You're going to see a lot more of

advanced manufacturing industry has grown sig-

these in Bakersfield," Colliers International com-

nificantly in the past decade, thanks to companies

mercial broker Wesley McDonald said. "They're

like Amazon, Frito-Lay, Bolthouse Farms, Target,

running out of land in L.A. County."

Sears, IKEA and Famous Footwear. The industry

Using a business entity out of Atlanta and

employs more than 14,000 people in key segments

a locally based LLC, Amazon recently closed

of distribution across 50 different distribution

escrow on a 64-acre property inside the Landings

centers. Kern County’s location provides for an

Logistics Center LLC, a 138-acre business park

easy one-day turnaround trip to California’s larg-

that a Bakersfield-based real estate partnership

est population concentrations, which include San

is developing in unincorporated Kern County just

Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento and the Bay Area,

north of Merle Haggard Drive. Construction on

as well as Las Vegas. The geographic center of

the Amazon portion is expected to begin by the

California’s weighted population is located in here—

end of 2018, and the distribution center is slated

meaning Kern County is the best location, closest

to open Q3 2019. The new distribution center

to all people in the state— within a four-hour drive

would be Kern's largest and could be a harbinger

from 90 percent of the state’s population. It’s also

of more significant deals ahead.

the lowest shipping cost and carbon footprint for

KERN COUNTY LURES L’ORÉAL USA TO TEJON RANCH COMMERCE CENTER

facilities designed to ship to consumers statewide. Kern County also has strengths in facilities support, specialized freight, trucking and logis-

L’Oréal USA, the world’s leading beauty com-

tics services for road and rail, rental, leasing and

pany, recently announced its plans to relocate its

equipment repair. The industry is also strong in

Valencia, Calif., distribution center to the Tejon

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of transportation providers and services across

Elijah, who is a fourth-grade student at Almondale

various modes. This industry is also tied to energy

Elementary, has been collecting dinosaurs since

and agriculture, two export-oriented industries

he was 2 years old. What makes this win so special

that are heavily dependent on large-scale trans-

is that Elijah is autistic and artistic—and tena-

port of materials and final products

cious. His mother says he’s a highly motivated and engaging and has a heart of gold.

ELIJAH STEVENSON, 9, WINS FIRST PLACE AT KERN COUNTY FAIR Elijah Stevenson submitted a Dinorama as his own artistic expression for the Junior Category.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

TALES FROM THE MIXING BOWL RECIPES OLD AND NEW ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY A.P. WHYTE

ONE OF THE MANY GREAT ASPECTS OF THE HOLIDAYS IS TRADITION. Memories of Thanksgivings past and the loved ones who labored to create lasting impressions are brought to mind at this time of year. When family gathers, it is nice to remember the stories and tastes that are gone but somehow still linger. Old recipes help to recreate history, and new takes on favorite dishes help to form new memories. This old mixing bowl made by the Watt Pottery Company probably dates from the late 1940s or early 1950s. This was my mother-inlaw’s, and I inherited it years ago. My family also had a similar bowl that was a stalwart in my mother’s kitchen. I love its humble look and simple form. And while not chic by today’s standards, it is one of my favorite kitchen implements. It symbolizes years of love and brings a warmth to meal preparation that is emotionally soothing despite the toil! Nothing says harvest like corn. Here are two recipes: an old recipe from the past and a new spin on an old favorite. Happy cooking! Watt Company mixing bowl circa 1940-1950

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Traditional corn pudding

TRADITIONAL CREAMY CORN PUDDING Yield: 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS + 6 ears husked corn, cut from the cob + 4 tablespoons butter + 1 cup heavy cream + 1 1/2 teaspoons salt + 1 tablespoon sugar + 1 cup whole milk + 4 large eggs, beaten + 1 tablespoon cornstarch

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place roasting pan in oven and fill with boiling water, about 1/3 up the side of pan. Melt butter in large skillet. Sautee corn kernels until bright yellow, then add cream, salt and sugar. Continue to cook on medium heat until cream is reduced by half. Remove from heat and let cool, 5 minutes. Whisk milk and cornstarch.

SOUTHWESTERN CORN PUDDING

Add eggs to large mixing bowl and beat until well-combined. Add corn mixture and transfer to large buttered baking dish. Place baking dish in water bath and bake 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool 10 minutes and serve.

Yield: 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS + 2 14 3/4-ounce cans cream-style corn + 1 15 1/4-ounce can corn kernels + 1 4-ounce can fire-roasted diced green chiles, hot or mild + 4 large eggs, beaten + 1/4 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons flour + 1/4 cup melted butter

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, sugar and flour. Add cream-style corn, plain corn and green chiles. Mix until combined. Add melted butter and mix again until thoroughly combined. Pour into buttered shallow baking dish and bake until set, about 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and serve. Southwestern corn pudding November 2018 | Bakersfield Lifestyle

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TREND SETTER

GRATITUDE.

THANK S FOR YOUR SUPPORT ! THE FRENCH QUARTER ARTICLE JULIE HATRIDGE | PHOTOGRAPHY BRIAN YANEZ

HELLO, ALL! I thought about gratitude a lot and decided to show some.The French Quarter would like to thank you for letting us meet and welcome your outof-town friends and family to our store when they visit Bakersfield. It’s fun to be discovered! Telling your local friends and family about us makes a difference, particularly since we’re tucked away in a corner over here at 3015 Calloway. We appreciate you’re sending them by. Dropping by when you don’t necessarily need anything but a little break and maybe just some “eye candy” makes us feel great. We like to know you enjoy what we do here! Dropping by when you need something and giving us the opportunity to help express yourself when choosing a gift or something beautiful for your home is huge for us. It’s so much fun to see you find that perfect thing and know it will be enjoyed! You have lots of choices, so THANK YOU for choosing to visit us.

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(NOT)HOME FOR THE HOLI DAYS THE LIFE OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND CARE-GIVING PROFESSIONALS

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN,

THE HOLIDAY SEASON. As the weather cools off, people get warmer.

It’s the time to spend more time indoors

with loved ones. However, moments like those are only made possible when first responders and service professionals are working. Firefighters, policeman, nurses

and doctors are among the many who work so we can enjoy the holidays. That doesn’t mean their holiday season is nonexistent. It’s just different.

ARTICLE JENNIFER OLAGUE | PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERT WHYTE

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Aaron Watkin

WHAT DO YOU DO? I’m a police officer with the Bakersfield Police Department. I am currently assigned to the community relations unit to oversee the west side of Bakersfield. My duties entail the following: education, prevention and in some cases enforcement action. I help educate the public how to effectively communicate with the police department. I serve as point of contact for community members who have specific problems which the police department can help resolve. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING IN YOUR FIELD? I have been working in the law enforcement capacity for approximately five years. I started my career with the  Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, where I worked as deputy sheriff for one year. With roots in Bakersfield, I reached out to the Bakersfield Police Department in September 2014 and was shortly hired. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? My favorite part of the job is to be able to help people on their worst days. People don’t call the cops because they are having a good day. I like the fact that I can be a light in someone’s darkest moment. IS IT HARD MISSING THE HOLIDAYS? It is very hard missing the holidays due to the fact police officers have to work shift hours. I believe that is why this profession is very noble. Officers sacrifice time with their families and kids in order to

“MY FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB IS TO BE ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE ON THEIR WORST DAYS. PEOPLE DON’T CALL THE COPS BECAUSE THEY ARE HAVING A GOOD DAY. I LIKE THE FACT THAT I CAN BE A LIGHT AT SOMEONE’S DARKEST MOMENT.”

protect the communities which they serve. IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY, HOW DO YOU THINK IT AFFECTS THEM? Yes, I do have a family. My wife is very supportive of my career. I know she worries at times; however, she doesn’t really show it to me. Police officers in some cases have to work long hours, and I know this can also take a toll on your family. WHAT’S BECOME YOUR HOLIDAY TRADITION?

AARON WATKIN

Ideally, if I am working, we will always try to celebrate the holidays before or after I get off work. My family always tries to accommodate me and my schedule.

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Kyle Coles

WHAT DO YOU DO? I’m the fire captain at the Bakersfield City Fire Department. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING IN YOUR FIELD? I’ve been in my field for 12 years combined and 10 years with the city. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? I like the fact that every day is different. The emergencies we are faced with gives us the opportunity and challenge to mitigate them. IS IT HARD MISSING THE HOLIDAYS? It was not too difficult missing holidays before having children but now having three, ages 1, 3  and 6, it has become more difficult. The holidays have become a special time with our children, but unfortunately, I don’t always get to spend it with them. We do our best. HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR KIDS? I think my children are reaching ages where it might have more of an effect on them. But my wife always tries to include me in their day by bringing the kids by the fire station for a visit, which they always enjoy. I would have to say it affects my wife more than anyone. The holidays can be exhausting, and it is no easy task to prepare for company or bounce

“I LIKE THE FACT THAT EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT. THE EMERGENCIES WE ARE FACED WITH GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGE TO MITIGATE THEM AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”

around to different gatherings with three kids in tow and no help, but she always manages to make it happen. WHAT’S YOUR HOLIDAY TRADITION? We adapt holidays to my work schedule. For instance, last year I worked on Halloween so we went to safe Halloween at the Pioneer Village on a different night so I could trick-or-treat with the kids. We work 24-hour shifts, so we come to work at 8 a.m. and get off work at 8 a.m. the following morning. Every year that I work on Christmas Eve, my wife has made the kids stay away from the living room until I get home. And if I work Christmas day, we get up extra early and open presents before I leave for work.

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KYLE COLES

F I R E C A P TA I N , B A K E R S F I E L D C I T Y F I R E D E PA R T M E N T


“THE END OF LIFE DESERVES AS MUCH BEAUTY, CARE AND RESPECT AS THE BEGINNING OF LIFE. THEY TRUST US AT THE MOST VULNERABLE TIME OF LIFE.” WHAT DO YOU DO? I’m currently a Hospice LVN, licensed vocational nurse. I work for Optimal Hospice. I’ve been working for about five years as an LVN particularly with hospice. I’ve been working for a year and a half here in Bakersfield. I moved from Porterville. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? I like being able to provide care for someone else. The gratitude that shows up on their faces as you care for them is rewarding. They see you as their angel; they have called me that a few times. Being able to bring that service to them when they’re in need and making them feel better. Many of them don’t have families. I’m very grateful to be able to provide that. My patients have terminal illnesses. I think the end of life deserves as much beauty, care and respect as the beginning of life. They trust us at the most vulnerable time of life. WHAT MADE YOU GET INTO THIS FIELD? I remember as a little girl I always had dolls. I used to play with my brothers and sisters, and I wanted to be the doctor. As I grew up, I started doing CNA work, certified nursing assistant. I worked with RNs and LVNs. I’m currently studying to be an RN. IS IT DIFFICULT MISSING THE HOLIDAYS? We stay on the on-call position, so we kind of rotate. It is difficult because last year, for example, during November, right when we were going to sit down for dinner with out-of-town guests, I received a call that

LORENA PAREDES Lorena Paredes

H O S P I C E LV N , OPTIMAL HOSPICE

one of my patients had fallen and was bleeding. So, I had to leave my family and company to take care of this patient. You’re rearranging your time for the holidays. DO YOU THINK IT AFFECTS YOUR FAMILY? They’re very supportive. I don’t really think it affects them in a negative way. I think they understand and because we are humans, they do understand that somebody else needs me so I’m the one that needs to go. November 2018 | Bakersfield Lifestyle

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INSPIRED BY

Crop-Gifting: Ag's New Role in Charitable Giving THE BOUNTY OF THE HARVEST AS PHILANTHROPY ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BOB WHYTE

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“AN IMPORTANT BENEFIT TO CROP-GIFTING IS THAT IT KEEPS THE DOLLARS IN THE LOCAL MARKET.” —Kristen Beall, Kern Community Foundation president and CEO

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AS THE “BREADBASKET OF AMERICA,” CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY GROWERS ARE FINDING INNOVATIVE WAYS TO LEVERAGE THE VALUE OF THEIR CROPS WITH MEANINGFUL CHARITABLE GIVING.

The

Bakersfield-based

money by selling the donated crops, and the donors get tax deduc-

Kern Community Foundation

tions at a better rate than just cash donations. The “gifted” crops

is embracing a movement

substantially reduce federal and state tax liabilities and self-employ-

that’s been popular in

ment taxes. It’s a true win-win that stimulates local charitable giving

the Midwest for years in

in a smoother process for the Ag community to embrace.

so-called “Gifts of Grain” programs.

Put

simply,

THE FACE OF AN AG PHILANTHROPIST

a producer of any of a

John Moore III of Arvin is the fourth-generation leader of

variety of crops plants,

Valley producer Moore Farms and White Wolf Potato Company.

harvests and sets aside a

Interestingly, Kern County used to be the major U.S. producer

predefined portion of that

of russet potatoes, the ones that end up as baked potatoes and

crop for gifting to the Kern

fast food french fries. His grandfather, David, in fact, started the

Community

Foundation.

family potato business in 1948. But over the years, other states

The Foundation takes legal

overtook California as primary potato producers. At the same

dominion and control of

time, other crops like almonds, pistachios and table grapes

the crop and arranges for transfer and delivery to the wholesale

proved to generate higher revenue per acre, so many of the for-

markets. Attached to the gift, the producer has an opportunity to

mer potato fields are now almond and pistachio groves. John,

designate a specific “donor-advised” fund or as a general gift that

a 28-year-old business graduate of Texas Christian University,

KCF can direct to a variety of other causes the grower may sup-

represents a new breed of producer whom, he says, have to think

port. Some have chosen to support scholarships for agricultural

more like businessmen to navigate the challenges of rapidly

education, relief for animal welfare organizations, the arts, the

evolving regulations, Ag industry politics, the critical importance

environment and disaster relief—all important causes.

of access to water and general volatility in markets.

KEEPING KERN’S DOLLARS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

OVERSUPPLIED MARKET

Kern Community Foundation President and CEO Kristen

John described recent potato markets as oversupplied due

Beall reports that Kern County ranks as the top crop revenue-pro-

partly to new storage practices in other producing areas that pro-

ducing county in the nation at more than $7 billion in 2017. Clearly,

long the marketable life of potatoes. But that fact doesn’t always

there’s an enormous opportunity to raise both the Ag giving profile

reveal itself until the crop is planted. As a family steeped in philan-

and the range of causes they can support. The other important

thropy, John saw the situation as an opportunity to set aside 45

benefit, according to Kristen, is that “it keeps Kern’s dollars in the

acres of crop for “gifting” to the Kern Community Foundation. The

local economy.” Top Kern County crops include grapes, almonds,

Moore family and Kern Community Foundation manage the David

citrus, milk and pistachios.

Moore Agricultural Scholarship Fund, which awards annual scholarships to deserving students committed to agricultural education

A WIN-WIN FOR AG COMMUNITY CHARITABLE GIVING

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and a life in farming. John’s passion is inspiring young people to

For Ag producers who operate on a cash basis, significant tax

pursue agriculture and to bring that knowledge and passion back

savings can be found through donating crops through a “bro-

to Kern County. Though he didn’t always to take up the farming

ker-partner” like Kern Community Foundation to a favorite charity

mantle, he’s passionate about Kern County and the vitality of the

such as a public library or a church. In short, the charities make

Ag community and plans take an ongoing role in Ag philanthropy.

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HOPS & VINE

FAMILY DRINKS 1

THE POLITICAL UNCLE

INGREDIENTS + 2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon + 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup + 2 dashes Angostura bitters + 2 dashes orange bitters + Cinnamon stick and candied orange slice for garnish

DIRECTIONS Combine maple syrup, whiskey and bitters in an old-fashioned glass until syrup is dissolved. Add a single large ice cube and garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick, if desired.

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WE LOVE THEM, BUT IT’S NO SECRET THAT SOME FAMILY MEMBERS MAKE THE HOLIDAYS A LITTLE MORE INTERESTING. CHEERS TO THEM!


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THE HIPSTER COUSIN

INGREDIENTS

+ 1 1/2 ounces vodka + 1 1/2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream Pumpkin Spice Liqueur + 3 ounces cereal milk (steep cereal of your choice—we like pumpkin spice Cheerios— in milk for 25-30 minutes, then strain)

DIRECTIONS Fill a rocks glass (or any unconventional container you have laying around) with desired amount of ice. Add vodka and pumpkin spice liqueur, then top with cereal milk. Cheers!

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THE MOTHER-IN-LAW

INGREDIENTS + 1 1/2 ounces vodka + 1 part club soda or tonic + 1 part Sprite or lemon-lime soda + 1 part cranberry juice + Lime and cranberries for garnish

DIRECTIONS Add vodka, club soda or tonic, Sprite and cranberry juice to a glass of your choice—the more ornate, the better. Garnish with lime and cranberries if desired and enjoy!

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LOCALLY OWNED

Thanksgiving by Inspiring Designs

AN ELEGANT HOLIDAY TABLE WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE WITHOUT FLOWERS. This beautiful arrangement was created by the talented Diane Dang, owner of Garden District Flowers. Diane chose warm autumnal hues that harmonize beautifully. Chrysanthemums, roses, carnations, snapdragons and for texture, greens, ivy and branches are combined for the centerpiece. The low, horizontal design is of perfect proportion, low enough to allow conversation across the table. She also included hypericum berries, citrus and branches of orange peppers. Diane’s father makes the wooden box containers that hold the arrangements. They are simple and fit perfectly into any tabletop design. The result is natural, elegant, artistic and refined. The Garden District is located at Town and Country Village, 8200 Stockdale Highway Suite H-1. For more information, call 661.834.9200 or visit GardenDistrictFlowers.com. Thanksgiving Centerpiece

A BOUNTY OF BEAUTY ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY A.P. WHYTE

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Live. Life. Vibrantly.

Thanksgiving Tablescape

THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE Earth tones and a warm palette of autumnal shades set the mood for the Thanksgiving table or everyday use during the fall season. This dinnerware collection by Williams-Sonoma is called Harvest Pumpkin. The designs are based on Dutch still-life paintings and add a classic touch. Artistically detailed gourds and fruit are set against

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a black background that sets off their vibrancy. The collection of plates and serving pieces are rimmed with the warmth of 14-karat gold alloy, which coordinates beautifully with the Arezzo brushed gold flatware. The absolute must-haves are the shatterproof elegant Schott Zwiesel wine glasses. They are made of Tritan TM crystal and can withstand your guests' most exuberant toasts. You can even order your entire dinner and leave the cooking to their talented chefs! The entire tablescape and ordering details are available at WilliamSonoma, 9000 Ming Ave., 661.665.7920, Williams-Sonoma.com.

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N OV E M B E R

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1 HEROS & HELMETS FOR HOPE KGET

Now in its ninth year, city and county firefighters join forces for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for this annual event that raises funds to grant wishes for children in Kern County battling critical illnesses. A “drive-thru” deep pit sandwich lunch for $7 will be offered from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 SKYE, BYLER, RINK & GARASA Sandrini's Public House

Bringing the community a kaleidoscope of tunes consisting of a variety of genres and decades as well as Crimson Skye originals. Come vibe with the night away! 10 p.m. Sandrinis.com 

2 COLE SWINDELL & DUSTIN LYNCH: REASON TO DRINK ANOTHER TOUR Rabobank Arena

Cole Swindell's fall 2018 tour, which as Rolling Stone  reports is an extension of his Reason to Drink  tour that launched in

Owens Crystal Palace. For more information, call 661.238.7560 or visit BuckOwens.com.

2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 CALIFORNIA DUELING PIANOS BY 2 GRAND ENTERTAINMENT The Padre Hotel

An all-request, high-energy, interactive sing-along, clap-along, laugh-along extravaganza you will never forget! No two Dueling Piano shows are ever alike. Top talent performing weekly from Las Vegas and across the nation. Fridays an Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. For more information, call 530.314.1002.

2 ART WALK AT FIRST FRIDAY 19th and Eye streets

The Arts Council of Kern produces an arts event that highlights the best up-and-coming artists throughout Kern County. Family and friends walk the streets of downtown Bakersfield enjoying the sites and sounds of the best artwork and music around. KernArts.org

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February, will keep him on the road from early October through

ART EXPRESS

mid-December. The new shows are in support of his upcoming

Kern County Museum

album, All of It. RabobankArena.com

Enjoy a STEAM-themed art project in the new Art Express room in Lori Brock Discovery Center in celebration of National STEAM

2-17 SMOKY JOE’S CAFÉ Stars Dinner Theater

Composers Leiber and Stoller virtually invented rock 'n' roll, and now their songs provide the basis for a show that illuminates

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Day. Included with general admission to the museum; free for KCM members only (non-reciprocal museum day). For more information, call 661.437.3330.

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a golden age of American culture. In an idealized '50s set-

COOKING WITH THE CHEF

ting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend

Julien and Debbie Parsons Residence

with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring

Bakersfield’s chef Robert Alimirzaie shares his favorite cook-

nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, Smokey Joe’s

ing tips, tricks and hacks. Hosted by Julien and Debbie Par-

Cafe isn't just great pop music; it's compelling musical theatre.

sons residence for the benefit of CASA of Kern County. $75.

BMTStars.com

661.631.2272

2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30

3, 10, 17, 24

THE WORLD-FAMOUS BUCKAROOS

VALLEY FARMERS MARKET

Buck Owen's Crystal Palace

3201 F St.

The world-famous Buckaroos entertain guests most Friday and

Bakersfield's original and largest farmers market features fresh-

Saturday nights at the home of the Bakersfield Sound: Buck

picked produce, farm-fresh eggs, local dairy products, nuts,

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local honey, handmade soaps, artisan jewelry, crafts and more.

Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that contin-

3, 10, 17, 24 BRIMHALL FARMERS MARKET 9500 Brimhall Road Parking Lot

Choose from fresh-picked seasonal produce, honey, bread, jams, eggs and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

4, 11, 18, 25 HAGGIN OAKS FARMERS MARKET

ues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. 4NR’s explosive show is matched by their uncanny ability to replicate Foreigner's powerful repertoire. 661.864.1701

8-11 DISNEY ON ICE Rabobank Arena

Audiences will be a part of the magic of Disney as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy

Kaiser Permanente Parking Lot

and featuring an ensemble of Disney Princesses including

Shop fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, flowers, meat and

Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana.

more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

6, 13, 20, 27 COMEDY OPEN MIKE NIGHTS

8, 15, 29 LIVE MUSIC AT PRAIRIE FIRE The Padre Hotel

Firehouse

Listen to live acoustic performances from local musicians

Everyone is invited to enjoy a fun night of laughs and drafts

every Thursday night on the rooftop bar at The Padre Hotel.

at Firehouse at the Comedy Open Mic Night. Must be 18 and

ThePadreHotel.com

over to attend. Free admission. 6:30 p.m. FirehouseEats.com

6, 13, 20, 27 BAKERSFIELD JAZZ WORKSHOP

9 GRILLIN’ ‘N’ BREWIN’ Temblor Brewing Company

Temblor Brewing Company

The Third Annual Grillin’ ‘n’ Brewin’ event benefits JJ’s Legacy’s

The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop features free live jazz every

which brings awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation to

Tuesday evening at Temblor Brewing Company. Featuring

first-time drivers. Entertainment provided by the Kelly Twins

structured jam sessions and pro performances open for all mu-

Dueling Pianos. JJsLegacy.org/events/grillin

sicians, vocalists and listeners. All ages welcome! 6:30-10 p.m. BakersfieldJazzWorkshop.com

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7, 14, 21, 28

BAKERSFIELD MASTER CHORALE

COMEDY OPEN MIKE NIGHTS

BakersfieldMasterChorale.org

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Temblor Brewing Company

Everyone is invited to enjoy a fun night of laughs and drafts at the Temblor Brewing Company Comedy Open Mic Night. Must be 18 and over to attend. Free admission. 7 p.m. TemblorBrewing.com

10 ALFREDO OLIVAS Fox Theater

8 4NR: A TRIBUTE TO FOREIGNER

Alfredo Olivas is a ranchero, Norteña and Corrido singer/ songwriter and an accordion player. He is popularly known as “Alfredito,” “Alfredito Olivas” or “el Patroncito.” 661.324.1369 CONTINUED >

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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spirited and soulful, performed by se-

is blown out of proportion. 661.324.1369

rious musicians hell-bent on having a good time. Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

SECOND ANNUAL HOP SHOOTOUT

18-19

Taste and judge the best beers the

CIRQUE MUSICA

Central Valley has to offer!

Rabobank Arena

Imbibe

14 MEET & GREET WITH WINEMAKER MIKE SINOR

features Bishop’s down-home delivery, deep blues picking and slide guitar playfully meshing with Welsh’s piano and guitar licks and Jordan’s soul singing and propulsive Cajun playing.

A Cirque Musica production takes audiences on a musical journey to a faraway land of dazzling beauty and mystery. Cirque Musica blends the grace and thrills of the world’s greatest cirque performers with stunning sym-

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Imbibe

phonic music. Audiences are treated

Sip 6-plus wines made by winemaker

to a full sensory experience that will

Catch the Bakersfield Condors in

Mike Sinor.

have them on the edge of their seats

action against the Ontario Reign at

and in awe of the beauty, thrills and

Rabobank Arena.

majesty that is Cirque Musica.

BakersfieldCondors.com

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We are always accepting submissions

Fox Theater

ELVIN BISHOP’S BIG FUN TRIO

in our Calendar section. Submissions

The Insult, a courtroom drama set in

World Records

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

Beirut, follows a Lebanese Christian

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio is rootsy,

at BakersfieldLifestyle.com.

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and a Palestinian refugee as an insult

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

Opening YourHeart 01 andGiving 02 Back

WHILE YOU’RE COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, PERHAPS YOU MIGHT CONSIDER OFFERING A HELPING HAND TO THOSE LESS FORTUNATE. The following provides some suggestions of organizations that could benefit from your gifts. Children can give small amounts of money to groups whose causes resonate with them, or they can donate to the group’s Amazon’s wish list. These groups are both local and national but all have local reach and impact. Please consider a gift to these organizations or another of your choice.

THE CAT PEOPLE The Cat People is a 100 percent volunteer organization that was founded to eliminate the suffering of unwanted

cats and kittens. The organization runs a sanctuary, Pawsitively Cats, that shelters abandoned felines as they search for a forever home. Volunteer opportunities are available. 4120 East Drive, 661.327.4706, TheCatPeople.org         

MARLEY’S MUTTS DOG RESCUE Marley’s Mutts is a nonprofit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, trains and re-homes death

row dogs from Kern County’s high-kill animal shelters. Donate items on Marley’s Mutts wish list at MarleysMutts.org/wishlist.   

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785 Tucker Road, Suite G Tehachapi, 661.556.7178, MarleysMutts.org

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THE MISSION AT KERN COUNTY The Mission at Kern County’s purpose is to offer an environment conducive to the physical, emo-

tional and spiritual well-being of the people it serves by providing hope and a future through Jesus Christ. The organization provides meals, shelter, education and clothing to the most vulnerable populations in Kern County. 816 E. 21st St., Bakersfield, California, 661.325.0863, TheBRM.org

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DISCOVERY SHOP With stores throughout California, American Cancer Society Discovery Shops

help support the fight against cancer through the sale of high-quality, gently used donated merchandise. For more than 40 years, the Society has owned and operated these specialty resale stores, featuring items such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, furniture, artwork, antiques, collectibles and other household items. 5420 California Ave., Bakersfield, California, 661.324.1359, Cancer.org

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