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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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 khao tom

It's been months since I've been back in the States but despite abundant work, house projects, family, and training the pony, Thailand is still on my brain.  Since getting back, I've closed one escrow, opened two others and am now close to another. Where I wish I was: I also managed to watch my oldest niece perform in her last season of Color Guard. She's graduating this year and I cannot believe it! Although she towers over me at this...

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