Co-written by Julie Tortorici For our December episode of Central Beauty, I wanted to revisit my holiday tradition: seeing “The Nutcraker.” I’ve seen this classic everywhere from New York to Hawaii, but there’s nothing like seeing it in my hometown of Bakersfield at the Mechanics Bank Theater- what made it even better THIS year was […]
Co-Written by Julie Tortorici It’s finally here: The Rose Episode! I have been looking forward to this episode since creating Central Beauty. Who doesn’t love flowers? And let’s be honest, roses are the queen of the blooms! There’s no better place to start than where these spectacular blossoms begin—a rose farm. I head to Wasco, California, home to 40% of the nation’s […]
Co-written by Julie Tortorici Anyone who knows anything about Bakersfield knows about the annual Village Fest at the Kern County Museum. 2019 marks the event’s 25thyear and it did not disappoint. 15 bands. 25 wineries. 60 breweries. 30 restaurants. My best advice: arrive hungry and thirsty. I couldn’t think of a better way to begin the […]
Episode 2 of Central Beauty is gearing up for the Kern County Fair with the Emporium Western Store.
Bakersfield October 2019 In this episode of Central Beauty, I have the chance to attend VIPink: the Breast Event of the Year, hosted by Adventist Health (Bakersfield) and Adventist Health AIS Cancer Center. The color pink is synonymous with breast cancer awareness, so I wanted to make sure I showed my support, by highlighting the […]