The Judgment of Paris Celebration With Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

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  2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of the historic “Judgment of Paris” tasting at which the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon took top honors among the red wines, triumphing over two first-growth and other renowned wines of Bordeaux. The surprise win was covered by TIME magazine and picked up by media around the ...

Star Chef’s Rioja Alavesa Sommelier Wines Lunch at Mourad San Francisco

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This year's StarChef San Francisco awards brought together amazing Culinary and Wine Talent. In addition to the fabulous Rich Table Industry lunch I attended, I also had the privilege to attend a Sommelier lunch hosted by Mourad and Rioja Alavesa Wines. At this event Mourad Sommelier Tara Patrick led us through various wines from Rioja paired with the incredible Mourad Food. ...

Failla Wines An Incredible Napa Winery With Unbelievable Sonoma Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

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Failla Wines An Incredible Napa Winery With Unbelievable Sonoma Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Failla Winery is another incredible winery, which you may know from my Top 10 Wine & Spirits 2015 list, or from the Top 10 World Of Pinot Noir Festival Sonoma Top 10 List. As you can tell, I LOVE Failla Wines.  Failla’s tasting room and caves ...

Four Seasons Santa Barbara Resort The Biltmore

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Four Seasons Santa Barbara Resort The Biltmore Why The Four Seasons Santa Barbara? I was beyond excited to be visiting the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel during a recent weekend adventure to Santa Barbara’s Wine Country.   Not only was I ecstatic because this was my FIRST time staying with a Four Seasons Hotel. Crazy right! Now that ...

Fashion Friday & Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Favorites

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Happy summer weekend! For those of you who may not know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has begun. Currently it's early access for Nordstrom card holders. I've picked a few of my favorite items to give you some shopping inspiration. Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping. You can shop by clicking on the images below, or directly ...

Zagreb Croatia Dining What You Must Experience In 48 Hours Visiting

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Zagreb Croatia Dining What You Must Experience In 48 Hours Visiting For those visiting Zagreb be sure to get ready for some delicious Food & to discover Croatia's amazing wines. Please visit my Croatian Wine post to read about Croatia Wines more.  For what sights to see, check out my 48 Hours Sightseeing In Zagreb post.  A few ...

The Incredible Culinary Experience at Quattro Restaurant Four Seasons Silicon Valley

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The Incredible Culinary Experience at Quattro Restaurant Four Seasons Silicon Valley Quattro Manager David Farah welcoming us for dinner The incredible Squid Ink Black Pasta with Scallops. I typically am not a hue Squid Ink fan yet this was unbelievable. So flavorful and delicious. The seasonal salad which was also amazing! I loved the grapefruit and pine nuts in this light tasty ...

Star Chef’s San Francisco Boozy Industry Lunch at Rich Table with winning Chef Brandon Rice

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Star Chef's San Francisco's Boozy Industry Lunch at Rich Table with winning Chef Brandon Rice Winning Chef Brandon Rice speaking to the guests during the lunch Evan (Owner & Chef) of Rich Table with Star Chefs Ceo and Editor in Chief Antoinette Bruno The team preparing the Fried Chicken Bar Manager Tommy Quimby who makes killer cocktails which paired perfectly with the ...

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel & Their Incredible Rooms & Guest Experience

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The Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel & Their Incredible Rooms & Guest Experience Typically, come a long weekend I have a flight booked and I'm either heading home to Chicago for some warm beach weather with my family or friends or I'm heading out of town for a long weekend. This Memorial Day was unique. I ...

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley’s Incredible Pool The Perfect Staycation Getaway

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The Four Season Silicon Valley's Incredible Pool & Spa, The Perfect Staycation This year for Memorial Day weekend I changed up my Jetsetting routine. Instead of packing my bags and flying out of town I hopped in my car for a quick 40 minute drive to Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is super closer to San Francisco, ...

Top 10 Guide To Hayes Valley’s Best Restaurants, Shopping & Drinks

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Top 10 Guide to Hayes Valley's Best Restaurants, Shopping & Drinks It's a Saturday afternoon and I'm ready for some shopping, light bites and exploration in the incredible Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. For those of you that don't know Hayes Valley, get over there. It's incredible. They have a great combination of restaurant's, bars, cute ...

The Incredible SY Kitchen in Santa Ynez a Restaurant Not To Be Missed

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The Incredible SY Kitchen In Santa Ynez A Restaurant Not To Be Missed About SY Kitchen: Opened in April 2013, S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in any of the three rooms of their Italian-inspired California farmhouse.  Meals are served in the Front Room where guests are warmly welcomed, on the Porch with cushioned banquet seating and ...

Interview with Chef Luca Crestanelli of SY Kitchen Santa Ynez California

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Interview with Chef Luca Crestanelli of SY Kitchen Santa Ynez California During a recent visit to Santa Barbara's beyond charming Los Olivos, read more Los Olivos here, I was told SY Kitchen was one of the most incredible restaurants and a must to experience. Sure enough, the recommendations were spot on. I went my first night during my weekend ...

The Most Charming Guest Houses To Stay At In Los Olivos California

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The Most Charming Guest Houses To Stay At In Los Olivos California Why visit Los Olivos: Los Olivos is one of the most charming adorable towns in the Santa Ynez valley of Santa Barbara County. It is the perfect location for a weekend getaway. It is self contained with tons of tasting rooms (probably 25+), charming restaurants with some great ...

Los Olivos California’s Top 10 Restaurants & Wine Tasting Rooms

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Los Olivos California's Top 10 Restaurants & Wine Tasting Rooms Where is Los Olivos and why should you visit: Los Olivos is located in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California.  Boasting expansive views of Santa Barbara County’s vineyards and horse ranches, Los Olivos is noted for its love of the arts, wine tasting opportunities, unique ...