Top 10 Tasting Rooms & Bars in Healdsburg

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For any of you that follow along my on my weekend exploring within California Healdsburg has become one of the spots I frequent most. Not only because they have an amazing wine scene both downtown and outside of the square, but because of the incredible charm of the town, the amazing dining, people are just ...

Restaurant Week 2017 Giveaway

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Happy 2017! For those of you like me who LOVE to dine out it's your lucky day. With restaurant week starting TODAY I have a few fabulous giveaways to share with you...... Restaurant week dates: January 18 - 29, 2017 Presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, restaurants citywide offer prix fixe, multi-course menus. Find out which ...

Staying Like Royalty at The Bartolomeu de Gusmão Suite at The Belmonte Castle Lisbon

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Me outside the Belmonte Castle on my first day exploring Lisbon The gated entrance into the Palace's courtyard The personal welcome in my room where my breakfast order was taken. Talk about attentive service and a truly unique experience. You're even able to say exactly what time you want breakfast delivered to your suite. True heaven. My dining ...

Delarosa on Yerba Buena Lane

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What is Delarosa? Delarosa is a fantastic lunch, happy hour and dinner hotspot on Yerba Buena Lane in Downtown San Francisco. This location is the restaurant's second, after the original Chestnut Street restaurant. With Delarosa's arrival on the scene, Yerba Buena Lane is the place to be, a midday hangout for the office crew or hungry ...

Belga The Spot to be on San Francisco’s Union Street

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For those of you that live in or near The Marina or Cow Hollow like me, you were probably sad to see Des Amis close (which was the sister restaurant to one of my favorite neighborhood spots Spruce). However, as they say "with every door that closes, another opens" which is exactly how I felt after ...

Twenty Five Lusk A San Francisco Restaurant You Will Be Blown Away By

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Where is 25 Lusk and why should you go: Twenty Five Lusk is located in San Francisco off of Townsend Road (near the AT & T Ball Park). The menu is inspired by seasonal ingredients and is an overall incredible experience. Whether you're visiting for just cocktails in their sexy bar area or enjoying a full ...

San Francisco’s Top 10 Brunches

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Being a former New Yorker (for 11 years) brunch was a critical part of your weekend agenda. It was usually a Sunday activity that started a day then led to walking or shopping around the city exploring.  Regardless, life in California is not much different than New York, although I do think people don't booze ...

Lolinda San Francisco & Their Incredible New Happy Hour

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What is the Lolinda Happy Hour: For those of you San Francisco Foodies like me, you'll be thrilled to know that Lolinda offers an amazing Happy Hour.  What is it? A nuevo (new) kind of happy hour with their signature, classico (classic) touch… What's included: For the first time ever, San Francisco’s beloved Old Fashioned (Lolinda’s most popular cocktail) and the ...

An Incredible Afternoon At Arrowood Winery A Sonoma Gem

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Although many of you may think of me just as a blogger, outside of the blog I own a Communications & Events Company, Emily Martin Communications & Events. Last weekend I collaborated with a client, Arrowood Winery to invite 11 fabulous San Francisco & Wine Country bloggers to Arrowood Winery to learn more about their ...

Top 10 Paso Robles Wineries To Visit

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Why Paso Robles: For any Wine lovers I have some exciting news to share. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Paso Robles and after spending four days wine tasting combined with dinners hosted by wineries and winemakers I can say Paso Robles is a Wine Country you need to get to know! Where is Paso Robles: Paso Robles is ...

A Behind The Scenes Tour Of The Kosta Browne Winery

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As a Wine lover and recently a wine student I have become more and more intrigued by the winemaking process as well as visiting and experiencing as many wineries as I can. On a recent weekend trip to Anderson Valley, see my Top 10 Anderson Valley wineries here, I planned a slight detour on the ...

The Spectacular Jordan Winery Estate Tour The Best Morning In Healdsburg

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We've arrived to Jordan Winery, I'm so excited for the upcoming Estate Tour!! Where is Jordan Winery: Jordan Winery is nestled in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County, where the iconic Jordan Winery Chateau overlooks nearly 1,200 acres of rolling hills and vineyards dedicated to agriculture, hospitality and conservation. What sets apart Jordan Winery: Unique amongst Healdsburg wineries, more than ...