Holiday Hosting Takeaways from the SDBWFF

At last year's San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, I was introduced to the talented mixologist Steve McDonagh of the Hearty Boys. Besides being a charismatic riot, Steve can really mix a cocktail. However, this year, he was joined by his partner Dan Smith. Together they took over the stage during the Lexus Grand Tasting and again during Pizzapalooza. While Steve intoxicates you, Dan will feed you to ensure the party keeps on going. If you want to know...

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What to Bring to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival & SommCon

San Diego Beer Week may have just wrapped up but the annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has taken over the city this week. The Grand Tasting is unfolding across the Embarcadero on Saturday but there are plenty of intimate opportunities to let your inner foodie shine including educational classes and seminars hosted by the festival's sister event--SommCon. SommCon is an industry-led convention with exclusive events for industry professionals as well as open-to-public tastings. While it may be evident...

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just a little SommCon Recap

So I am super behind on sharing this post.  It's embarrassing but better late than never? (That's an intentional question mark; feel my skepticism.) On top of wanting to share with you my week of feeling like a wine aficionado, I've been dying to do a post dedicated to the significant lover's and my home purchase and all the fun (and time consuming) projects we've decided to take on as a result of buying the house. All in due time....

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just a little April

April was splendidly busy with plenty of work in both real estate and writing. There were also days of plentiful eating to the point that I really need to consider that bikini season is already in bloom in San Diego. In fact yesterday and today have been blustery with Santa Ana winds and beautifully blue skies. Buona Forchetta is still our go-to outdoor eatery even now that we've moved out of Downtown. I've become determined to order of the Specials menu...

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just a little weekday picnic

Weather has never been something that I could realistically complain about growing up and living in San Diego.  If it rains, it only means that the next day will be unforgettably beautiful.  The only posed risk of depression happens when the marine layer covers the county and there's the blaring gray that warns us to put sunscreen on or else.  Wednesday was a beautiful day.  Hungry already at 4 in the afternoon, I decided that I needed to prepare dinner early and...

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