Book Review: The Wine Bible

Living so close to wine country, we sometimes forget how lucky we are to have access to so many fine California wines. The same holds true for the winemakers and chefs who live and breath Sonoma and Napa Valley from a local’s perspective. “St. Helena, California-based author Karen MacNeil freely shares her wine knowledge like […]

November 16th, 2015|California, Wine Country|

Design, Fashion, Dining and Hotel Trends at Lifestyle Symposium

Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) produced the Boutique Lifestyle Leadership Symposium 2015 in Santa Monica, California. From October 21 to 23, notable speakers and panelists discussed trends and topics important to the world of upscale, small hotel destinations.

At the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on a grassy promenade overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in addition to an […]

November 11th, 2015|California, Conferences and courses|

Things to See and Do in Carmel, California

Are you visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see.

When I have a visitor from out of town, the first place they want to see is Carmel Beach, but I also take them to The Lagoon – for a more local, authentic experience.

When I want to […]

November 6th, 2015|California, Food, Restaurants and Dining, Wine Country|