Month: August 2011

The Abbey

When the glamorous Elizabeth Taylor passed away on March 23, 2011, people from all around the world mourned her loss. A group of her fans gathered at The Abbey in West Hollywood to memorialize the academy award-winning actress and philanthropist.    Taylor loved The…

Celebrate a Special Event at Monte De Oro Winery

The minute I walked into Monte De Oro Winery, I looked at my husband and said, “We should have a party here.” Open 1 ½ years ago, this winery is owned by 67 families (investors) throughout the U.S., England and South Africa.  What makes this winery…

Europa Village – A Taste of Spain, Italy and France

Visit the ambience of Spain, France and Italy while sipping wines at Temecula’s Europa Village. Opened 3 ½ months ago, they put a lot of money into their charming temporary tasting facility. It’s a picturesque location for sipping wine as visitors step inside the front…

Hot Summer Nights in Temecula

Tastings are fun inside Tesoro Winery & Vineyards.  The wine stewards are very knowledgeable about their product and happily educate visitors while pouring some tasty reds and whites.  The afternoon we visited the winery, Palumbo’s Ristorante had it’s bruschetta al prosciutto appetizer with a…

Lorimar Vineyards & Wine

Our first wine-tasting stop in Temecula was the Lorimar tasting room on Main St. in Old Town Temecula. Owned by Mark Manfield and his brother-in-law Lawrence, hence the name Lorimar. I sat down with Manfield to learn more about his wines. Living in Venice, CA near the…

Café Pinot

Many chefs learned from the best teachers, their mothers. Sitting at mom’s elbow while  she whisked and stirred or diced on the chopping block provided inspiration to many to further their cooking skills.  Executive Chef, Kevin Meehan, at Café Pinot in downtown Los Angeles,…

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