Coffeecake Connection

Gluten-free sweets for the holidays that rival their wheat-laden brethren

A cup of coffee and a sweet treat is one of life’s simple pleasures—and even more so when our gluten-free friends can join in on the fun. The preservative-free and optionally gluten-free classic treats from Coffeecake Connection are the perfect companion for any holiday gathering, with flavors to suit just about all palates. We sampled the gluten-free chocolate chip cake recently along with freshly brewed …

Word of Mouth: Ojai

Historical bookstores, transformative day spas and artistic adventures in the rural California town

The light in Ojai is a beautiful thing to behold. Nestled in the mountains above Santa Barbara, Ojai is a distance from the glorious coastline, but it has charms all of its own. As the sun sets, the bluffs along the Topa Topa mountains begin to glow pink, and the small agricultural towns nearby, Fillmore and Santa Paula, are filled with citrus groves and other …