Michael Mina Shines in Sonoma

Wit & Wisdom restaurant definitely worth the drive Super star chef Michael Mina has done it again–and during COVID. This month he has opened Wit & Wisdom  at The Lodge at Sonoma. Located…

Not Your Usual Roadside Attraction

With Baccarat chandeliers, high-tech wine stations, and a fully stocked market with gourmet local goodies, Oakville Grocery is a destination in itself.

In Conversation With Sharon Seto

FALL in love with the AUTUMN season! FALL IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR SAN FRANCISCANS, AS WEbust out halter dresses, tank tops, shorts, and sun hats to celebrate what locals…

Haute Kitchen

In conversation with Sharon Seto  I  “CARROT” about you expressed through the power of food There is no more instrumental tool than food to connect us all in good times and bad.…

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…

Putting It All on the Table

Three Bay Area chefs speak candidly about the issues they’re facing during shelter-in-place. The one thing they all agree on: the future of dining is in our hands.

Healdsburg Tastemaker Profiles

Lucy Lewand, Owner and Innkeeper, Camellia Inn Sunday morning sunlight floods the front parlor room in this sweet, south-facing, salmon-colored 1869 Victorian Italianate two blocks from Healdsburg Plaza. Step outside for a…

Hina Brings The Heat

San Francisco’s latest culinary hotspot puts a twist on time-honored Japanese barbecue with omakase yakitori.

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…

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch WineaPAWlooza

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…