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{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Pia Aiko Tokiyama, Owner of Oaxaca’s La Betulia Bed and Breakfast

Pia Aiko Tokiyama | La Betulia | Oaxaca

This summer I had the pleasure of meeting Pia Tokiyamo, the owner and operator of La Betulia Bed and Breakfast in Oaxaca, Mexico. La Betulia is walking distance from Oaxaca’s Centro Histórico and features eight guest rooms and one two-bedroom serviced apartment. I stayed here with a group of food bloggers, chefs, and food aficionados during a week-long retreat with Eat.Drink.Cook.Mexico and am so happy to have discovered this little gem.
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Jesús Alvarado: From Field Worker to Farm Owner, the American Dream Realized


Jesús Alvarado, Fresalva Berry, LLC #CAStrawberries

On June 6 – 8, I had the unique opportunity to join the California Strawberry Commission for an educational retreat that provided insights into the labor-intensive strawberry industry. Nine other bloggers and I participated in engaging and tasty activities as we toured the heart of California’s agricultural industry and learned about the human hands that drive it. Read More…

{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Latina Entrepreneur Elexia de la Parra

Hola Casa Artelexia

In February, one of my favorite gift shops in San Diego celebrated its six-year anniversary. Before moving from sunny San Diego to Colorado, I was fortunate to meet the founder and owner of Casa Artelexia, Mrs. Elexia de la Parra. Her shop specializes in handcrafted Mexican gifts, art, and home décor – some of my favorite things, all under one roof!
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