Maximizing Luxury Travel


Today we Cooked with Julie.  In search of a cooking class in the foodie-heaven Napa region, my friend came up with Cooking with Julie.  We headed over to Napa’s Oxbow Market for an early morning tour and tasting with Chef Julie and our four other classmates. We tried salts, olive oils, cheese and charcuterie and spent considerable time selecting vegetables and fruit for use in preparing our meal. We then headed to… Read More

  Today is a day for wine tastings and we begin by heading north to Healdsburg and the Jordan Winery.  But first, we visit the town and do a bit of shopping at the Shed, a store/restaurant/function space that’s gotten a lot of great PR, including a recent spread in Bon Appetit. Then, on to the beautiful Alexander Valley and elegant Jordan Winery for a Tour and Library Tasting.  The Franco-inspired grand… Read More

I’ve come to California’s wine country for a girl’s trip to celebrate a sentinel birthday (I will never say which one).  After meeting in San Francisco, we’ve rented a car and headed to the wine region. The weather is perfect and we have decided to launch our food, wine and shopping journey with a tasting dinner at the St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in nearby Santa Rosa. And, OMG, what a wonderful… Read More

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