December 2015 - Magical Moments
Nov 23, 2015 09:02PM
By Brandi Barnett
Editor's NoteDecember 2015
Cover photo by Tamara Orth
Saint Nicholas is beginning to check his list, silver bells are ringing and we’re all dreaming of just a little bit of snow – it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Jump-start your holiday cheer with the Exeter Holiday Open House, which commemorates the values that this small town upholds year-round: a cohesive community, an appreciation for locally sourced goods and a readiness to come together and celebrate. Then stop by Hillcrest Tree Farms and cut down your own Christmas tree – for many, it’s a family tradition.
Reconnect with your creative roots at Blending Palettes, where guests enjoy art classes while sipping California wine. And speaking of creativity, catch a gig by Fresno’s Motel Drive, whose inspiration comes mostly from the 1950s and ‘60s.
Need to relax and unwind? Visit the award-winning Cedar View Winery in Sanger, where the owners also operate the lovely Sequoia View Bed and Breakfast.
And if you’re looking for that perfect cuppa joe to power you through that marathon shopping trip, stop by Mavericks Coffee in Visalia, where their off-the-beaten-path bean roasters will make sure you leave happy.
When you shop locally, you show that you care not only for the people on your holiday list, but also for your community. We’d love to help you put together a perfect gift at Enjoy the Store in Visalia, where local artisans sell their gift and food products. Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution and help strengthen our local economy.
Enjoy this magical time of year!