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BAKERSFIELD MARKET REPORT Address

Price

Sq Ft

Bed

Bath

DOM

11622 Harrington

$1,002,750

4,515 sq ft

5

4

17

109030 Ramsgate

$985,000

5,053 sq ft

6

5

16

11413 Queensbury

$765,000

3,765 sq ft

4

3

96

214 Driver

$740,000

3,622 sq ft

5

6

0

8504 Brissac

$655,000

5,145 sq ft

6

4

134

2806 Sothebys

$622,000

3,811 sq ft

4

3

2/146

11520 Heliotrope

$600,000

3,513 sq ft

5

4.5

9

12119 Red Rose

$559,000

3,467 sq ft

4

3

11

12308 Portebello

$552,000

3,040 sq ft

5

3

PR

14115 Sante Fe

$540,000

2,919 sq ft

5

3

5

2305 Chinon

$520,000

3,592 sq ft

5

3

55

2710 Oakley

$495,000

2,978 sq ft

4

3

PR

6009 Banchory

$495,000

2,910 sq ft

3

3

17/55

11228 Brightwater

$480,000

3,306 sq ft

5

3

0

2208 Nantes

$470,000

3,100 sq ft

3

3

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Sources : RPR Realtor’s Property Resource LLC & Bakersfield MLS

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2018 PUBLISHER

Robert Whyte | Robert.Whyte@LifestylePubs.com Ali Whyte | Ali.Whyte@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nicolette Martin | Nicolette.Martin@LifestylePubs.com MANAGING EDITOR

A.P. Whyte

Spring Forward

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Julie Hatridge, A.P. Whyte CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

AHH, SPRING! Daylight saving time arrives on March 11 followed by the first day

Elliott St. George, Theresa Wooner, Brian Yanez

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 outside seems just right. Though named for the Roman god of war, Mars, March is a time to rejoice in the splendor of spring. Mars was also the protector of crops and guardian of agriculture. Bright, sparkling, fresh and new, 31 days instead of 28—spring has sprung! Now to battle those garden pests, but with the help of Mars, the enemies will be vanquished! Maybe? Good luck, Ali and Bob

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2018

FEATURES 22 Creative Spaces to Garden and Sew White Forest Nursery & Cherry Berry Quilts

26 Tone & Texture Variations in an Elegant, Monochromatic Look

28 The Greening of Homebuilding Castle & Cooke Ever the Pacesetter

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34 Douglas Diggles Lathe Artist & Woodworker Extraordinaire

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34 DEPARTMENTS 10

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

20 Culinary Creations 28 Open House 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES 1.

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.

1. Don Lucas

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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.

1. Melanie Farmer, Director

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Made With Love..


GOOD TIMES

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.

1.

1. Owner Dana Healey and Mayor Karen Goh

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.

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AROUND TOWN that attracts spring and fall migrants; deer yard; an underground reptile house; and a children's petting zoo with domestic animals. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306; 661.872.2256

MURRAY FAMILY FARMS Carrying on the animal theme, Murray Family Farms is a great place to take city kids to enjoy animals and exotic birds. Peacocks wander outside cages. Troll through the handpainted concrete tunnel into the lush and beautiful Auntie Annabell’s Animal Garden—brimming with flowers, abundant foliage and flocks of friendly critters. Don’t miss

CALIFORNIA AREA LIVING MUSEUM

the old-time water pump rubber ducky races in the animal garden. Watch kids play in the plastic

California Area Living Zoo, also known as

ball pool while enjoying the shade in their central

CALM, is one of the most interesting places

court—with turtle doves cooing in the background.

in California to learn about the plants and ani-

Meet boar crosses, pygmies and kidder goats!

mals that call California home. Located in East

They have a sassy miniature horse you can pet

Bakersfield, CALM has built native habitat ded-

through little petting windows for one-on-one

icated to preserving and promoting California’s

time! Animal feed stations are located in three

native and diverse ecosystems. Its mission has

areas of the garden to delight children and critters

been to preserve and promote the native wildlife

alike. Feed pellets take quarters, so don’t forget

of California. The 14 parklike acres feature more

to bring change! And, if you’re a bit hungry, they

than 100 species of nonreleasable animals and

always have seasonal fruit to taste. Catch the hay-

native California plants. Only animals injured

ride to tour 43 acres of cultivated fields of citrus,

or who could not survive in their native envi-

yellow roses, lines of ripe peaches, apricots and

ronment are housed at CALM. Natural exhibits

apples. This is a total hit for the kids. Choose a

include an open black bear exhibit; bird of prey

warm—but not hot—day to enjoy Murray Family

exhibit with hawks, owls and eagles; a mammal

Farms. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. 6700

round that houses bobcats and several species

General Beale Road, Bakersfield, CA 93203. Call

of foxes; a waterfowl pond with resident mallards

661.330.0100 for information.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

A Taste Of Home

CAFE SMITTEN BRINGS INTERNATIONAL FLAIR PHOTOGRAPHY BRIAN YANEZ

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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 New York to assist his sister. It was in New York that Shai met Stasie, his wife. Stasie was from Bakersfield and the young couple, just starting a family, moved back to Bakersfield to be near Stasie’s family. The restaurant business was in Shai’s DNA, and it wasn’t long before Cafe Smitten was born, along with baby Annabel. Shai has fond memories of his childhood in Jerusalem. He remembers the comforting smells of his mother’s kitchen and the exotic sights and sounds of a bustling city. While the tempo of Bakersfield hardly compares, Shai & Stasie Bitton

Shai wanted to pay homage to his former life and shares a family favorite on the menu at Cafe Smitten. His mother used to prepare

“Growing up my mom was always cooking and baking. To this day, she is still cook-

Moroccan eggs for her family, and Shai was particularly fond of this family dish. Shai’s version of Moroccan eggs consists of two eggs poached in an aromatic tomato sauce served in a casserole. Olives, pickles,

ing incredible food and I'm happy to bring

tahini and yogurt are served on the side, as

a part of her kitchen to Cafe Smitten.”

fully prepared cappuccino can accompany

well as a few slices of crusty bread. An artthis eclectic start to the day. March 2018 | Bakersfield Lifestyle

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CREATIVE SPACES to Garden and Sew WHITE FOREST NURSERY & CHERRY BERRY QUILTS 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. Ours is outfitted with decorative birds, tools, containers, baskets, hat, gloves and soil amendments Pot Topper and Remix by Green As It Gets. Whether you’re potting up a bunch of annuals or creating a container garden of succulents, you’ll enjoy your every moment working at the garden's edge.  PHOTOGRAPHY BRIAN YANEZ 22

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White Forest Nursery, 300 Morning Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93306 | 661.366.6291


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1. Potter’s Bench, $1,300. | 2. Bulb Planter, $5 . | 3. Soil Amendments, $6.99 & $3.99. | 4. Birds (set of three), $21. | 5. Terra Planter & Spade, $24. | 6. Set of Three Baskets, $61 | 7. 1827 Tin Pot, $29.99 | 8.Hat & Gloves, $30

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CREATIVE SPACES TO GARDEN AND SEW

(CON TI N UED)

MODERN QUILTING

designs and 90 embroidery shapes. View it all with a TruView LCD

Grandmother’s quilting bees may still exist somewhere, but home

HD TouchScreen. The machine fits perfectly into a Koala Studios

sewing today has gone high tech! New machines are intelligent

sewing workstation. The ingenious design provides optimum use of

and efficient with IQ technology that functions within the brain of

space for plenty of storage. Beautiful wood finishes will grace any

the machine. This is a Destiny II sewing and embroidery machine

designer studio and can complement any décor.

that instantly digitizes artwork. It also allows the fabric artist to

Cherry Berry Quilts, 6433 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309 |

draw stippling and quilt in and around designs. It includes 10 fill

661.282.8300

Destiny II Sewing & Embroidery Machine

Koala Studios Sewing Workstation

TLF! THINK LOCAL F I RST

WHEN YOU SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES IN BAKERSFIELD LIFESTYLE, YOU GET TO:

Shop Businesses Conveniently Located Near You Enjoy Special Offers Only Available to Our Readers Support Our Local Economy

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BUSINESS

DIRECTORY!


Enj oy the Rewards of Success

Executive Level Homes by Dave Packer Custom Builder, George Delfino Homes, Gaskill Rose Luxury Home Builder and Castle & Cooke From the mid $400’s – Model Homes Now Open Along with success come certain privileges; among them being able to choose your own lifestyle. For those who seek the rewards of success, Castle & Cooke presents Highgate Shires at Seven Oaks, an exclusive gated community where living well is its own reward.

From the Original Creator of Seven Oaks

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ARTICLE JULIE HATRIDGE | PHOTOGRAPHY THERESA WOONER

Tone & Texture VARIATIONS IN AN ELEGANT, MONOCHROMATIC LOOK

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 with smooth or shiny components, they contrast and balance each other. If you feel like your room is just missing something, it’s likely the element of texture. TONE—WHATEVER YOUR PREFERRED` COLOR SCHEME—IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT. Variation in color saturation also helps “beat the boring.” Here in Bakersfield, we love our neutrals because of their versatility. The key is to layer the tones to add depth. A sprinkling of color—especially your favorite—can create excitement in your decor. At times, we might just need a touch of nature’s greenery or floral to bring neutrals into focus. Every color, neutral or vibrant, calming or exciting, can be an expression of your individuality and happiness!

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OPEN HOUSE

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The Greening of Homebuilding ARTICLE A.P. WHYTE

CASTLE & COOKE EVER THE PACESETTER

CASTLE AND COOKE HAS BEEN BUILDING HOMES HERE IN

California Title 24 Energy Code requirements. Heating and

BAKERSFIELD FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS. They have always

air conditioning systems are mechanically engineered, and all

been a market pacesetter and now lead the way in green building

ducting is sealed to minimize air leakage. For nearly instant hot

innovations. The challenges are many in Bakersfield’s climate of wide

water, Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters work with an enhanced

temperature fluctuations and water conservation concerns. Ever on

hot water delivery system for rapid delivery—7 seconds—and

the vanguard, Castle and Cooke’s newest addition, HighGate Shires,

dramatically reduce water waste. Blown-in Blanket insulation

features homes that address a wide array of environmental issues

reduces energy loss. Windows and glass doors are fitted with

with modern technology and elegant designer style.

spectrally selective low-E glass to reduce radiant heat in sum-

Homes in HighGate Shires are designed for comfort and

mer and to retain heat in winter. Attic temperatures are reduced

energy efficiency, utilizing the latest green-wise technology.

by the use of radiant barrier roof sheathing. Sherwin Williams

Homes built in 2018 carry prepaid solar leases to meet the

Low VOC paint is used on all painted surfaces.

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OPEN HOUSE

(CON TI N U ED)

This 2,782-square-foot home, located at 1916 Hadley Way, is a beautiful Spanish style with tiled roof and a three-car garage. There are three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, complete with granite countertops. The home features an open floor plan with 9-foot ceilings and a coffered ceiling in the great room. The large kitchen has high-end stainless steel appliances, double ovens, upgraded granite counter tops and espresso cabinets with designer hardware. There is wood flooring throughout the living area in this spacious home. Relax by the fire in the great room or curl up and read a book in the den. There is a covered patio with gas barbecue stub for outdoor entertaining. Elegance, style and energy efficiency combine for comfortable living in the 21st century, meeting the needs of tomorrow while living a carefree life today.

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1

EVERY FRI & SAT

and pro performances open for all musicians, vocalists and listeners. All ages wel-

PAULY SHORE

AHL BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

Temblor Brewing Company

Rabobank Arena

BakersfieldJazzWorkshop.com. 6:30

Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in

Games are at 7 p.m. every Friday and

p.m. to 10 p.m. 661.322.7665

1990 when his precedent-setting MTV

Saturday in March (except 11 a.m. March

show "Totally Pauly" hit the airwaves to

2 and 6 p.m. March 3). Call 661.852.7300

major fan approval. 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

for tickets and information.

Call 661.489.4855 for tickets and info.

EVERY FRI & SAT CALIFORNIA DUELING PIANOS BY 2 GRAND ENTERTAINMENT

EVERY SAT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET 3201 F St.

An all request, high energy, interactive singalong, clap along, laugh along extravaganza you will never forget! No two

come! For more information, please visit

6 LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING Buck Owens Crystal Palace

Dance to your favorite country hits every Tuesday-Thursday evening in March. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

8 a.m. to noon.

Padre Hotel Prospect Lounge

EVERY SAT

8 JOHN FORD COLEY

Dueling Piano shows are ever alike. Top

BRIMHALL FARMERS MARKET

talent performing weekly from Las Ve-

9500 Brimhall Road Parking Lot

John Ford Coley is a soft rock and

gas and across the nation. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

county legend and Grammy nominee.

2&3 THE WORLD-FAMOUS BUCKAROOS

Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame

He sings songs like “I’d Really Love To

For more information, call 530.314.1002.

EVERY SUN HAGGIN OAKS FARMERS MARKET Kaiser Permanente Parking Lot

See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever Without You” and “Love Is The Answer." $35. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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BAKERSFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: "STRINGS WITH A BANG"

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more informa-

JJ’S LEGACY ANNUAL GALA DINNER

"Strings with a bang!” describes the con-

tion, call 661.238.7560.

Seven Oaks Country Club

cert very objectively as the orchestration

The evening will be filled with raf-

for this performance is quite unique:

fle prizes, silent and live auction,

strings and a lot of percussion. We will

dinner and dancing. To purchase

hear Bernstein’s exciting "Serenade" and

tickets or make a donation, visit

Shchedrin’s fun transcription of Bizet’s

JJsLegacy.EJoinMe.org/register.

"Carmen" Suite. 7:30 p.m. 661.852.7300

Buck Owens Crystal Palace

The World-Famous Buckaroos entertain guests most Friday and Saturday nights at the home of the Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace.

2 THE ART WALK AT FIRST FRIDAY Downtown Bakersfield

Gala dinner (eight tickets): $1,200 or

Arts Council of Kern features Art-

individual tickets: $150 each. 6 p.m.

Walk, a family-friendly arts event that showcases Kern County’s best artists. Come enjoy—and buy—the creations of many different types of artists and craftsmen and women. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Starts at the intersec-

EVERY TUES THE BAKERSFIELD JAZZ WORKSHOP

Rabobank Theater

27 THE AVETT BROTHERS Rabobank Theater

The Avett Brothers is an American folk-rock band from Concord, North

The Mark Restuarant

Carolina. "True Sadness" achieved

Bakersfield. For additional informa-

The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop features

the group’s highest career debut to

tion, call 661.324.9000 or email jeff.

free live jazz every Tuesday evening at The

date and dominates multiple charts.

lemucchi@kernarts.org.

Mark Restaurant in downtown Bakers-

7:30 p.m. 661.852.7300

tion of 18th & Eye Street in downtown

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field. Featuring structured jam sessions

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LOCAL’S CHOICE LATHE ARTIST & WOODWORKER EXTRAORDINAIRE

Douglas Diggles ARTICLE A.P. WHYTE

DOUGLAS DIGGLES HAS BEEN A WOODTURNER FOR ALMOST

DID YOU CONTINUE WOODWORKING?

50 YEARS. Born in Savannah, Georgia, Doug moved to California after

I never stopped turning; I am a maker. I was involved with the Glendale

serving in the army in Vietnam. He attended California State University

Wood Turners and the American Association of Wood Turners. I was

at Northridge where he studied 3-D design, specializing in wood. He is

very inspired by fellow artists and started selling my work in 1995.

the current president of the Kern Woodturner’s Association. THE TRANSLUCENCY OF SOME OF YOUR PIECES SEEMS TO WOODWORKING HAS BEEN A LIFELONG LOVE?

DEFY THE MEDIUM. YOUR WORK IS SO DELICATE, HOW DO

I was introduced to the lathe in 1971; it was love at first spin.

YOU CREATE SUCH FINENESS?

I left college to become a starving artist. I was wildly successful. I starved!

I work with wood that is native to Kern County. Cottonwood is abundant here, and I’m quite passionate about it. Most turners work with wood

WHAT DID YOU DO TO SURVIVE?

that is green. I turn dry wood. I like the way cottonwood turns. It is very

I needed to make a regular living. I became a real estate salesman,

light, rarely cracks and has wonderful grain patterns. I learned the tech-

then broker and developer. Eventually, I became a licensing trainer

nique from a turner from Hawaii, Ron Kent. It thrills me to see the light

for Century 21 here in Bakersfield and then worked for the Kern

pass through the wonderful grain pattern!

County Public Administrator. To contact Diggles, email him at douglasdiggles@gmail.com  or call 661.335.1898. 34

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Castle & Cooke defined active adult living in Bakersfield.

Why settle for less than an original?

Pre-sales have now begun in Highgate Regents. In 1998 Castle & Cooke created The Greens in Seven Oaks. In 2005 Brighton Parks changed everyone’s perception of active adult living. Now, Castle & Cooke introduces Highgate Regents at Seven Oaks, our newest and most anticipated gated, master planned active adult community. Highgate Regents takes the active adult lifestyle to an all-new level, combining European sophistication with California style, low maintenance homes and stress-free living. Visit Highgate Regents today and discover why Castle & Cooke is Bakersfield’s number one choice for active adult living.

From the Original Creator of Seven Oaks

GATED, MASTER PLANNED, ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITY | PRIVATE PARKS | PRIVATE CLUBHOUSE, POOL & FITNESS CENTER

Seven Oaks Country Club Membership Incentives Available* 661-829-1775 | Ming Ave. and Allen Rd. | Monday- Saturday 10am -5pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm | HighgateSevenOaks.com * Requires financing through Castle & Cooke Mortgage. Seven Oaks Country Club membership subject to application approval. BRE#01254164


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