Pinot Noir Enthusiasts Gather in Santa Barbara Wine Country for WOPN

Two Days packs full of the wine world’s luminaries, sensational wine country cuisine, illuminating seminars and…more than 225 Pinot Noir Wineries. The sixteenth annual World of Pinot Noir, taking place on March 4th & 5th, 2016 at Bacara Resort & Spa brings Pinot Noir producers together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education. WOPN features educational, culinary and tasting events. The … Continue reading Pinot Noir Enthusiasts Gather in Santa Barbara Wine Country for WOPN

Destination Prague: the heart of bohemia by Christie Kiley

Walking the streets of Prague, you find yourself in another world set apart from the rest of Europe’s grand cities.  Non-existent are the modern buildings of today which might obstruct a city scape view.  Old world medieval-bohemia takes center stage here. Rather than getting around via taxi or the local trains, Prague inspires one to take in the views on foot.  Take an easy walk … Continue reading Destination Prague: the heart of bohemia by Christie Kiley

Destinations: Visit Star Wars film locations with Furnace Creek Resort

While Much Of The Galaxy Was In Studios Some Of The Movie Was Filmed On Earth When the 1977 movie Star Wars is seen at Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley, it starts inevitable tales of when the movie’s director came to this true American Oasis in 3.3 million square miles of desert, oasis and mountain national park to film and transport people to another galaxy. Past generations of employees … Continue reading Destinations: Visit Star Wars film locations with Furnace Creek Resort

Destination: Mammy’s Cupboard by Tara Ambrose

Natchez, Mississippi Should you wonder as you begin to read this post why I opted to drive outside of my beloved home state of Louisiana to visit the proud lady of Mississippi, my answer is simply that my wonderful friend, David, asked me to venture out on a road trip with him from our home in North Louisiana, and I certainly couldn’t pass up this … Continue reading Destination: Mammy’s Cupboard by Tara Ambrose

Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink 2016

Great things are happening in food and drink in Northern Ireland and in 2016 the menu is going to be mouth-watering for foodies everywhere. With two Belfast restaurants – Ox and Eipic – recently bagging Michelin stars, the country’s artisan food and drink producers are reaping international renown from food critics and the media. With record breaking performances at the UK Great Taste Awards year … Continue reading Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink 2016

Alderbrook Resort and Spa’s First Annual “CiderHood” Event Debuts Friday October 23rd

Hood Canal’s Alderbrook Resort & Spa is kicking off the fall season in the Pacific Northwest with a special event designed to celebrate the rapidly growing Northwest cidery industry and spotlight local bounties. In partnership with CIDERCRAFT Magazine, Alderbrook will host the first annual CiderHood celebration – a two day event which kicks off on Friday, October 23 with a special cider-paired dinner prepared by … Continue reading Alderbrook Resort and Spa’s First Annual “CiderHood” Event Debuts Friday October 23rd

Trai Ham-Da Lat Organic Weasel Coffee Farm by Christie Kiley

I love coffee as much as the next person, but I think I was born to drink coffee.  Really.  One of my earliest memories is when I was a young girl, barely four years old, and my mother had taken me to a friend’s house where the ladies gathered around a table for afternoon coffee. The smell of coffee was delicious. I am not sure … Continue reading Trai Ham-Da Lat Organic Weasel Coffee Farm by Christie Kiley

Prost to the Pear: Sip and Savor at Taste Leavenworth!

April is all things Culinary in Leavenworth and food lovers are already making their way in to the picturesque small town nestled in the Cascade Mountains. Recently listed as one of the 30 most beautiful small towns on the planet (Distractify), visually, this little gem is pure eye candy, but visitors might wonder: Does Leavenworth taste as good as it looks? Absolutely! This tiny town … Continue reading Prost to the Pear: Sip and Savor at Taste Leavenworth!

Sweepstakes Launched to Win Epic Spring Awakening Music Festival Experience

Do you need to getaway? Groupon announced a sweepstakes for a VIP experience at the Spring Awakening Music Festival at Soldier Field in Chicago. From May 16 to May 24, participants simply need to fill out the form at gr.pn/springawakeningsweeps to enter to win.* Two lucky winners will each win two tickets for a VIP festival experience. The third-annual Spring Awakening electronic music festival kicks off on Friday, June … Continue reading Sweepstakes Launched to Win Epic Spring Awakening Music Festival Experience

San Francisco Restaurant, Baker and Banker, Creates Epicurean Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

What’s on your list for mom this year? Whisking her away to San Francisco for Mother’s Day weekend would be an exquisite gift of adventure. The weather for May averages around the high 60’s with partly cloudy skies, which is perfect weather for spring. A weekend of site seeing, shopping and dining is on the docket and a delicious and relaxing brunch at Baker & … Continue reading San Francisco Restaurant, Baker and Banker, Creates Epicurean Mother’s Day Brunch Menu