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How Michelin Restaurant Goes Wrong in Genoa, Italy

Eat, Michelin Dining By November 21, 2019 Tags: , , , , , 15 Comments

This is probably the funniest and disastrous dining faux pas we ever encountered. How in the world did we ever get from this, to this in the same night? That’s right, we went from a Michelin restaurant to McDonalds right afterwards. How can this be? We ordered the wrong menu! Hot Tip: When in doubt, go with the server’s suggestion…

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How Passion Leads Brewery Gulch Inn to be Top Destination in Mendocino, CA.

Destinations, Luxury Hotels, Stay By November 7, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 19 Comments

It took us only moments to see why Mendocino’s Brewery Gulch Inn blinged in recognition as a top destination to stay. If the immediate views didn’t astonish you, perhaps the reception area full of Four Star Diamond Awards will. According to Travel & Leisure, it was named as one of the top 100 hotels in the world, Top 10 in…

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Flank Steak with Blackberry Demi at Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino

Eat, Souvenir Recipes By November 7, 2019 18 Comments

PrintFlank Steak with Blackberry DemiAuthor Chef Mitch Michelle PeaceYield 2 servings The recipe is from Chef Mitch Michelle Peace at the Brewery Gulch Inn. We had this incredible entrée during our fabulous stay during the Fall Season’19. Everything was farm to table cuisine sourced from the farms of Northern California. My hubby absolutely loves this dish and we hope you…

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How 5 Generations of Service Impacts the Community and Your Stay at Little River Inn, Mendocino, CA

Destinations, Do, Lifestyle, Stay By October 31, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , , 19 Comments

We were blown away by the quaint little town of Mendocino that sits on what seems to be “the edge of the world.” The three and half hour Fall season drive North from San Francisco was one of beauty and tragedy. We would like to personally thank Cally Dym and Little River Inn for their partnership and hosting our wonderful…

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Ole’s Swedish Hotcakes at Little River Inn, Mendocino

Eat, Souvenir Recipes By October 30, 2019 1 Comment

PrintOle’s Swedish HotcakesAuthor Little River Inn This recipe is from Innkeeper, Cally Dym at Little River Inn, Mendocino, California. It’s a family recipe that’s been handed down through many generations originating from Sweden! Her husband, Chef Marc Dym, is the Executive Chef for the Inn and made these delectable hotcakes for us. It was so good, we wanted the recipe!    Here’s…

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Italian Cooking Class and Feast at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour, Florence

Do, Souvenir Recipes, Unique Excursions and Tours By October 17, 2019 17 Comments

DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR WHEN IN FLORENCE! The most perfect day spent in Florence was cooking in a Tuscan Farmhouse perched on the rolling hills of Italy! Words cannot express the incredible hands-on experience and flavors you will eat on this full day tour. My hubby and I are big time foodies and absolutely love to cook. We try…

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The Spaltenna Castle Resort and Il Pievano Michelin Restaurant in Chianti, Italy

Destinations, Eat, Luxury Hotels, Michelin Dining, Stay By October 6, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , 30 Comments

Some places are so unforgettable, you still dream about it well after your departure. The Castello di Spaltenna Resort (Spaltenna Castle) and its Il Pievano Michelin restaurant in Chianti, Italy is just that kind of love affair. From the day we arrived to this storybook resort in the charming town of Gaiole, we did not want to leave. We stayed…

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The French Canyons and Lavender Fields in The South of France

Do, Unique Excursions and Tours By September 23, 2019 20 Comments

French Canyons and Lavender fields all in one day…ohh…la…la! If you want to experience some of the best French countryside in the South of France, go to the Provence region where it’s known for natural wonders. While exploring the French Riviera, we spent a day on our own motor boat rental and then saw the nearby lavender fields. Gorges du…

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