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, I grew up in Marin County and moved to various Media markets with my Mom, Dad, and Sister. From beautiful Pebble Beach, Marin County, San Diego (a graduate of SDSU), and Sacramento where I reside to this day, I’ve been fortunate and love the life I was raised in! Formerly an Advertising & Marketing Senior 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 “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!
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 in particular that stands out was a night when 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 7-year-old daughter in Land Park, or sipping an IPA at a local brewery.
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. Having a 7-year-old and sadly now Boxer dog free, we are always searching for unique fun places that are kid and dog-friendly and are delighted to share our findings, opinions, and photos!
So, is that it? Pretty much! 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: email@example.com