Category: Restaurants

Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

We have been to some pretty cool places and met some very compelling people through our blogging and wine importing activities.  Last week, we had an experience that shot to the top of our list of "wow" moments:  lunch with Cary Gott.  Those that work in the California wine industry or have any serious connection … Continue reading Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

You have to be game to eat at Dirty Water

You have to be game to eat at Dirty Water

Our friends Tracy and Marty were visiting from Southern California recently and we decided to go to San Francisco and hang out for the weekend.  For our Saturday night dinner, our friends suggested that we try an eatery in the city, Dirty Water, that was new to all of us.  It turns out that one … Continue reading You have to be game to eat at Dirty Water

Cornerstone Sonoma: Gymboree for adults

Cornerstone Sonoma: Gymboree for adults

When our kids were smaller we used to take them to Gymboree where they could easily pass a few hours without needing any entertaining (thus giving us a break, naturally).  For those not familiar with Gymboree, it is a large space with wall-to-wall child stimulation, a mish-mash of slides, ramps, ball pits, giant parachutes, mats, … Continue reading Cornerstone Sonoma: Gymboree for adults

A restaurant gem in Saint Helena

A restaurant gem in Saint Helena

Napa Valley has more than its fair share of restaurants that are suitable for a special occasion.  Our cousin Patricia recently turned 18 and we wanted to pick a unique place to commemorate this milestone birthday, especially since she was 7,000 miles away from home.  Ultimately we decided that Market in Saint Helena would be … Continue reading A restaurant gem in Saint Helena

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

For twenty-seven years we lived in Los Angeles.  I'm not sure what that says about us.  We're gluttons for punishment? Sturdy folk?  Addicted to 72-and-sunny temperatures 365 days a year?  For all that we enjoyed about Southern California (and it really was mostly the weather), we made an annual pilgrimage each summer to Northern California … Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight