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The Best Lobster Rolls in San Francisco

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Ever since my days living in New York and summering in Montauk I have  a great love for lobster rolls. And, if you're wondering what the best lobster roll in Montauk is, it's Duryea's (read more about Duryea's here). To me, a Lobster Roll is an iconic East Coast summer eat. Just because I'm a California girl now ...

Reeve Wines a NEW Healdsburg Winery & Estate To Know

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Anyone that follows Wine has heard of Banshee Wines. You also have seen me write about them quite often sharing their awesome Healdsburg Tasting Room, read more about the tasting room here, as well as recognizing them the past two years at The Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tastings.   Two of their founders, Noah & Kelly ...

The Ballard Inn’s New Restaurant: The Gathering Table, A Beyond Charming Santa Ynez Valley Gem

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Ballard Inn is a new spot that I was lucky enough to experience during my last trip to the Santa Ynez Valley. This was a Bloggers & Media trip that I co-hosted with my Marketing & Events Company,  Emily Martin Communications & Events and Santa Barbara County's locally based Wine Marketing & PR specialist Lacey of Muse ...

Alma Rosa Winery & Their Legendary Founder Richard Sanford

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If you're exploring Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Valley's Wine region and find your self near Buellton, I suggest you visit Alma Rosa Winery's Tasting Room.  Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards was founded in 2005 by Sta. Rita Hills winegrowers Thekla and Richard Sanford. The name originates as a tribute to the place and the people behind ...

Top 10 Napa Wineries

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As a huge wine country lover, I try to visit as much as I can. As a result, in the two and half years I've lived in San Francisco, I have discovered some of my favorite Wineries to visit and to recommend. If you're looking to see more than just Napa, here are my Top 10 Sonoma ...

The Landsby Hotel A Charming Boutique Hotel in Solvang

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If you're visiting The Santa Ynez region of Santa Barbara County, I have just the boutique hotel for you! The Landsby in downtown Solvang is a must-stay. This stunning 41-room boutique hotel is chic, modern, and contemporary in design, largely influenced by a traditional Scandinavian aesthetic. The completely remodeled, bright, and open guest rooms are finished ...

Anderson Valley’s Top 10 Wineries & Eats

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Anderson Valley's Top 10 Eats & Wineries As I'm settling into California I am trying to cover as many Wine regions as I can. Having recently visited Anderson Valley I am thrilled to share my Top 10 Eats & Wineries you must experience if you make it up. This region is fabulous not only for their ...

Porto.com An Incredible Portuguese Food & Wine Festival

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Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Portugal for the first time. I was invited to attend the Porto.com Food & Wine Festival which took place in Porto, the Port capital of Portugal. This was truly a once in a lifetime adventure where I got to know the Portuguese culture through their amazing food, wine, ...

Sonoma’s Adored Girl & the Fig

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For those of you in the know, you're probably already crazy about Sonoma's adored Girl & The Fig. If you're not, no worries! I'll tell you all about it. I recently visited during a weekend stay in Sonoma; While staying there, I had an incredible dinner and loved getting to know the menu and team so well. The ...

Interview with Sondra Bernstein of girl & the fig

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What was your first memory of cooking and what did you cook? My first cooking memory is baking chocolate chip cookies in home economics when I was in elementary school. What is a knife you cannot live without? Pallares Solona knife What is one ingredient you cannot cook without? Ginger What was one of the biggest mistakes you made your first ...

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 ...