Sipped in California is a little bit family travel diary, part food, wine & craft beer adventures, and part personal experiences. Our goal is to provide a fun, family-friendly and informative online home for our California travel, wine, craft brew, kid & dog loving readers.

It’s our way of celebrating the California we love – and sharing it with you!

Kelly: As a native Californian and former Senior Advertising & Marketing Executive, I left my high pressure and often stressful career in 2006 to concentrate on our home remodel and to start a family. 

It was in this “time away from Corporate America” when I started my first blog “Travels with Stella”, a Dog-Friendly Lifestyle blog to share our love of traveling with our Boxer Stella, finding fun dog-friendly wineries, breweries, restaurants, lodging, and beaches.  In 2010 we welcomed our daughter Karly into the world and knew our love of traveling and doing “Mom & Dad” stuff could not come to an end… Voila! Sipped in California was born!

Today, I am a California Travel & Social Media influencer, fierce fundraising mentor, blogger, and my favorite job…Mom!

Kevin: A Sacramento native and General Contractor/Remodel Specialist. My love of wine began when I worked at The Firehouse Restaurant where I experienced wines most people dream about.  One night  a patron shared a glass of a vintage cellered wine from an 1800 shipwreck!  Amazing!  As for beer…the hoppier the better, but that doesn’t stop me from trying the new and different.

When not busy remodeling in one of our beautiful Sacramento neighborhoods, I am often seen biking with our daughter in Land Park, or sipping a favorite IPA at our local Bike Dog Brewing, Track 7 Brewing, or Device Brewing.

Living in Sacramento

We are surrounded by wonderful California Wine Regions, Coastlines, Lakes, and cities that host fantastic museums, restaurants, shopping, and breweries.  Our Northern California location offers great day trips, fabulous weekend getaways, and scenic road trips that we try to take advantage of as often as possible. With our 8-year-old, and sadly now Boxer dog free, we always search for unique places that are both kid and dog-friendly, and are delighted to share our findings, opinions, and photos! You can read our farewell to Stella here and our sad goodbye to Sophie here

So, is that it?  Pretty much so.  Although, if you want to drop a line, give us feedback, contribute, or need help finding a fantastic place to sip, celebrate or just relax, please get in touch via email: