Tag Archives: California


Norman’s, Orlando, Florida, June, 2018

Every year a few million folks go to Orlando to visit Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and Sea World. I go every year or two for Photoshop World and the food, not necessarily in that order. Photoshop […]

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Lawry’s, Chicago, November 2017

No time to read this blog post all the way through? Fine. Here is the bottom line:  If you want a classic, perfectly prepared Prime Rib dinner with a salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, Yorkshire […]

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Halleck Vineyard Inner Circle Wine Club Dinner & Play in NYC

I got hooked on fine wine almost 40 years ago on my first trip to the Napa Valley. However, as much as I enjoy the beverage itself, a huge part of the pleasure of drinking […]

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Dinner, Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA, April 2014

Have you ever wanted to stay in an über luxurious resort with amazing spa services, gourmet restaurants, suites that might be bigger than your apartment or house and beautifully decorated grounds? Then Auberge du Soleil in […]

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Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA, April 2014

One of the most luxurious places to stay in the Napa Valley is Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford. The rooms, the views, the restaurants and the spa are all world class. Alas, the price of […]

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Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Sonoma County, CA May, 2014

There are some things that no photograph, video, or verbal description can ever do justice to – you can only experience them fully in real life. Machu Picchu is once example. I have been there and […]

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Barndiva, Healdsburg CA, April 2014

Many people who say they have visited “The Wine Country” in California have never left Highway 29, the main road that runs the length of the Napa Valley. To be sure, there are plenty of […]

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Iron Horse Vineyards Earth Day, April 2014

By a happy coincidence, our trip to the northern California Wine Country coincided with the annual Earth Day Celebration at Iron Horse Vineyards in Sonoma County. The coincidence got even happier when we learned that […]

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Archetype, St. Helena CA

Archetype is a wonderfully relaxing restaurant in downtown St. Helena, CA that offers up creative food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had been there a few times in the past when it was French […]

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