The Stunning Sunset Magazine Bay Area Idea House 2016

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Sunset, the premier guide to living in the West, will open the doors of its new Bay Area California Idea House to the public for six consecutive weekends starting August 19th. In collaboration with some of the Bay Area’s most sought-after design talent, including Geremia Design, Robert Nebolon Architects, landscape designer Michelle Derviss, and builder ...

My Incredible Summer Getaway To Nick’s Cove

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For as long as I can remember I’ve been hearing about the incredible Nick’s Cove. I was told that Nick's Cove was beyond beautiful, picturesque, like no where you had ever been. I knew this was a spot I MUST experience and you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to visit.  With an ...

Cochon 555 Heritage Fire Napa California

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Wow! What a fabulous weekend. I feel spoiled that I was able to attend last weekend's Cochon Heritage Fire which was unbelievable. 50 Chefs 3,000 pounds of heritage breed animals alongside wines from California and Germany.  Below you'll find highlights of the event including the amazing food I enjoyed, American & German Wines & Magnolia Brewery's Beers.  Event Location: Charles Krug Winery, 2800 ...

Bare Bottle Brewing Company An Incredible New San Francisco Brewery

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For those of you who like beer, like me, you'll be thrilled to hear about a fabulous new Brewery that just came to San Francisco. It's called Bare Bottle Brewing Company and it was founded by a few friends Mike Seitz, Lester Koga and Ben Sterling that started as beer enthusiasts, home brewing and judging ...

James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Los Angeles Event

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For those of you foodies, like me you'll be thrilled to hear about an upcoming James Beard Foundation event you must check out. Celebrating its fourth year, the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Tour is a national culinary program that takes place in ten cities, including Los Angeles, over six weekends each fall. The upcoming Los Angeles Event which ...

The Cape Cabo San Lucas & Their Incredible Spa & Beach Front Massage

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During a recent visit to Cabo I had the pleasure of staying at the recently opened The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas.  This was really my first experience staying with Thompson Hotels and after a lovely stay, it will not be my last. Read more about the The Cape here.   If you are ...

Jericho Canyon Vineyards a Calistoga Hidden Gem You Will Adore

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This Spring when I was in Napa attending Flavor Napa Valley, which you can read about here, I had the pleasure of visiting Jericho Canyon Vineyards. This was a Winery I had not been too familiar of, to be honest, I had never heard of Jericho Canyon but after visiting, I have to say this ...

Sogndalstrand One of the most Picturesque Towns in Norway

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Sogndalstrand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rogaland, and the only village in Norway where both the wooden buildings from the 1700's and 1800's and the surrounding cultural landscape are listed. The landscape is gorgeous with a small river flowing through the town and there are charming cafe's and shops to walk around ...

Jonas B Gundersen a Classic Norwegian Restaurant To Experience in Mandal Norway

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Prior to our lunch at Provianten, we had a few beers at Jonas B Gundersen located in the center of town. It was very crowded both inside and out (even on a rainy day Norwegians embrace the rainy outside). It definitely had a lot of charm and is ranked #4 restaurant in Mandal on Trip Advisor ...

Thomas Keller’s Delicious Ad Hoc In Yountville California

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Thanks to a friend Jane, Ad Hoc was at the top of my list of must try's (of course, right behind French Laundry) and I was thrilled to experience Thomas Keller's more relaxed YET delicious other Yountville restaurant.  I'm a huge fan of both Bouchon Bistro and Bouchon Bakery so knew I'd love Ad Hoc! I've been to Ad ...

Provianten The Most Charming Restaurant along the North Sea in Mandal Norway

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 Provianten is an AMAZING restaurant on the waterfront of Mandal, Norway. We went on a rainy day and only in Norway would the rain not stop us from eating outside (that and there was no room inside!). The owner was fabulous. He helped us himself, along with another server and was awesome.  The food was authentic ...

Casablanca Chile’s Casa Botha Art Cafe

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Casa Botha Art Café was hands down the best meal I experienced in Chile. By best meal, I mean the most amazing, fresh, local, culinary experience led by David, the most divine host.  Our wine tour guide suggested we try this Café after wine tasting at Bodegas RE Winery which he promised we’d love. He was right! ...