About: Barbara Holbrook

Barbara Holbrook is the Founder of EverythingLongBeach.com. When she's not breaking building websites, she enjoys exploring Long Beach and discovering new shops and restaurants.
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Foodies Delight at Long Beach Urban Farm Dinner


The Urban Farm Dinner at The Growing Experience in Long Beach opens the local farm to foodies for fine food under the stars. On Sunday, local foodies had the rare opportunity to dine al fresco in an urban garden at The Long Beach Farm Dinner.


Prix Fixe Romance: 9 Long Beach Restaurants for Valentine’s Day


Long Beach restaurants are taking their menus to new heights in February. Chefs are planning exotic appetizers, inspired entrees and rich desserts that will give lovers a taste of something truly special this Valentine’s Day.


Where to go see the fantastic displays of Christmas lights in Long Beach


Have you gone to see one of the Long Beach Christmas parades this year? The colorful lights and cheery crowds are always a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the holidays. When I really need a boost of Christmas spirit—say after 10 hours fighting crowds in the mall—there’s one activity guaranteed to make me feel festive again.


Thanksgiving meals: Restaurants to enjoy a holiday feast


When I think back on my favorite Thanksgiving meals, there’s a blur of family, friends and food. There is one story that especially sticks out… It was to be the largest Thanksgiving yet, and Mom announced that she would not cook for 22 people without a dishwasher.


Looking for Endeavour to Fly Over Long Beach? Track it With #spottheshuttle


The space shuttle Endeavour will fly over Long Beach on Friday. Track it on social media and see photos like this one from Instagram user BreezePhotoDesign. Have you been watching the sky and waiting for the space shuttle to fly over Long Beach?


Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival: Colorful Races Return to Marine Stadium July 28-29


The Annual Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival – featuring 60 teams from around the world – will churn up the waters of Marine Stadium in Long Beach Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, 2012. Each entry features 14-18 paddlers, accompanied by a drummer and a steer-person, in brightly-decorated canoes with dragon heads and tails.


So Cal Freeways Have You Tangled? There’s a Map for That!


A Map of Los Angeles in the Style of the NYC Subway Map by Peter Hanink. According to his profile, Peter Hanink is “a perpetual student, lawyer, writer, and overall nerd” who has “always had a passion for design and cartography.” So, it’s little wonder that when his girlfriend had trouble understanding the local freeway system he came up with an elegant solution that is both functional and beautiful.


LB Artist Turns to Kickstarter to Give his Horror Story a Happy Ending


The Little Book of Horrors project on Kickstarter is accepting donations until July 25. Have you ever wondered what you might look like as a severed head? Sign up to support artist Paul Yoshida’s new art project The Little Book of Horrors and you could find out.


5 Ways to Tell Your Guy He’s Awesome Every Month


Photo by Ashraf Saleh Love is a tango that takes two, and while Valentine’s Day commercials might be focused on helping guys buy the perfect gift, we ladies need help too! After all, ginding gifts for guys can be rough — and it doesn’t matter whether he’s your sweetheart, a new crush, or even the love of your life.


Inaugural Rose Park Bluegrass Festival Set for August 21


Enjoy the uniquely American sounds of Bluegrass, American Folk Music and Rock & Roll at the inaugural Rose Park Bluegrass Festival at Rose Park on August 21, 2011. A diverse collection of Bluegrass music acts and variety entertainment will take the stage, including Frank Fairfield, Lonesome Otis, Wreck N Sow, Signal Hill Billy’s and more. 

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