Ambassadors

A Conversation With Elizabeth Welborn

Connecting Sustainable Fashion with Luxury and Purpose THINK OF SPRAWLING OPEN GRASSLANDS WHERE LIKEMINDED, friendly faces gather around one widespread table sharing purposeful conversation as generosity overflows. Think of a place where…

Life 2.0: Investing In Longevity

Five Takeaways for the Future RECENTLY, WE HAVE BEEN HEARING A LOT OF AGEIST references in the news about protecting “Grandpa” and “Grandma,” as if those two words fairly represented the entire…

Redefine Your 2021 Resolutions

This Year Create Inspiring and Achievable Goals NICKY, A 51-YEAR-OLD EVENTS PLANNER, CONTACTED ME to help her follow through on her goal of finding a great life partner. Nicky had had this…
Robin Baggett Auction Napa Valley

Thank You, Auction Napa Valley

A Toast to Nearly 40 Fabulous Years of Fundraising for the Community “Pausing our Auction due to the global pandemic allowed us time to reflect on all we have achieved and gave…

San Francisco’s FASHION ICONOCLASTS

These eight trendsetters redefine style - BY BECCA HENSLEY Fashion flair? It won’t be found on a rack. A stellar sense of style comes from the inside and flows out with grace…

Dealing With Anger

Thoughtful steps to move into acceptance Anger.You Know The Feeling. Tight Chest, adrenaline rush, rapid heartbeat, uncontrolled thoughts. Dictionary.com defines anger as a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a…

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

Napa Valley Virtual Fundraisers Play Big on the Small Screen In these days of everything going virtual, I wondered, how could the thrill of bidding on luxurious, live auction lots in an…

The Benevolent Baggetts

A passion for philanthropy powers Alpha Omega vintners Nearly 15 years ago, Alpha Omega winery owners Robin and Michelle Baggett glided into Napa Valley from San Luis Obispo, their hearts of gold…

Seven Steps to Manage Your Brain

Long ago, real, immediate dangers were a constant in the environment. If our ancestors heard a sound in the bushes and shrugged it off, they could have been lunch for a prehistoric…

virtual wine tasting

Wine Country Goes Viral

While nothing can replace the in-person experience of wine tasting in Napa Valley, virtual wine tastings offer a wonderful way to enjoy exceptional wines in the comfort of your home while supporting…

Black Wine Professionals

Black Wines Matter

A toast to black wine professionals The romance of wine lures visitors to dreamy wine country, where people often flock to escape the real world. Hearing the stories of passionate winery owners…

Napa Valley events

Hello, Spring!

The social calendar swells with a bevy of Napa Valley events that I hope you have an opportunity to experience. Here are several taking place through mid-May that I highly recommend. People…

Wine Country Alpha Omega

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

I’ll never forget the first time I went to Sonoma after I moved from San Francisco to Rutherford, a bucolic hamlet in Napa Valley, in 2015. At Francis Ford Coppola Winery in…

downtown Napa

Showtime in Downtown Napa

In downtown Napa, book a wine tasting experience at Alpha Omega Collective, just across the street from the Archer hotel. One of a handful of new tasting salons to open in downtown…

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JARR Shoots for the Moon

JARR seized the opportunity and launched its Moonshot, a bold, capital campaign to raise $10 million to build the facility which famed architect Howard Backen will design. If we can put humans…

V Foundation Wine Celebration

V Foundation Wine Celebration Goes to the Dogs

Anyone who knows me knows what a huge dog lover I am. Therefore, when I heard that this year’s V Foundation Wine Celebration, taking place August 1-4 in Napa Valley, has a…