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Good Eats {Travels}: Shake Shack

Soooo this week was intense.  I took 57 8th graders to Washington DC.  Well, me and 8 other chaperones.  Planning this trip has been my life for the past few months, so I was thrilled it was a success!  I am also thrilled that it is over so that I can have my life back. […]

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San Francisco Fun!

After four glorious days in Napa, with a bag of French pastries in tow, we set out for a scenic drive through Sonoma, down the coast, through Muir Woods and Sausalito, and across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco.  What a fun drive! We arrived at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental on Nob Hill and […]

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Restaurant Review: REDD

I had read reviews and heard great things about Richard Reddington’s REDD, also located in Yountville, but there were not enough nights for dinner!  So we decided to have lunch at this contemporary, yet elegant restaurant.  I’d say it surely lived up to the hype… The food is served tapas style, small plates that are […]

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Restaurant Review: Bottega

My favorite meal in Napa was our dinner at Chef Michael Chiarello’s Bottega. This craftsman’s kitchen celebrates Chiarello’s culinary roots and features bold Italian flavors with a refined twist. The menu highlights artisanal and house made ingredients as well as local produce.  The ambiance is lively but you are still able to enjoy a conversation […]

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Frog’s Leap Winery

After our “busy” day of winery hopping in Calistoga, the next day we decided to keep it lower key and only visit one winery and do the whole tour.  So we headed down the road a bit to Rutherford to Frog’s Leap at the high recommendation of my parents.  What a lovely afternoon we had, […]

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Wine tasting in Napa

I would like to add “vineyard hopping” to my list of favorite things.  We had so much fun driving through the valley ohhing and ahhing at the beautiful views and searching for unique and fun wineries to visit.  We started with two more well-known vineyards, then went with some suggestions and tried two smaller more […]

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Charming Yountville

Overview of the area… Napa Valley is surely a premier travel destination for people around the world.  With it’s picturesque rolling hills adorned with grape vines, more than 300 wineries of every stature for every pallete, breathtaking vistas at every turn and world renowned cullinary options, it is surely a little slice of heaven on earth.  […]

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Back from heavenly vacation

Hi everyone!  I’m back from a glorious week in northern California with my husband where we indulged in fabulous food and amazing wines, relaxed at the spa and adventured around new and exciting places, and now I’m really to tell you all about the delectable details worth sharing! I am going to be breaking everything […]

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Weekend Getaway

A few weekends ago, the hubby and I took off for a short weekend getaway to Washington, Virginia.  Although it’s only 75 miles from Washington DC, it feels like a whole world apart, which is such a refreshing change from the normal hustle and bustle of life here.  I’m talking no cell phone reception, so […]

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