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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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VIP Tour of The Palace of Versailles, Hall of Mirrors Serenade, and Garden Fireworks Spectacular

Destinations, Do, Unique Excursions and Tours By September 12, 2019 Tags: , , , 14 Comments

The Palace of Versailles in France is one of the most unforgettable sites you will ever see. Now combine that with a serenade in the Hall of Mirrors and the garden fireworks show, and your day will feel like royalty. During our Paris trip in Summer 2016, we wanted to spend a day in Versailles. When I looked up tickets…

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Per Se Restaurant, Taste of the Manhattan Elite

Eat, Michelin Dining By September 5, 2019 Tags: , , , , 22 Comments

Known as one of the finest restaurants in the Country, Per Se is a 3 Star Michelin Restaurant and was a must for us during a recent visit to New York City. The location on Columbus Circle afforded spectacular views of Central Park! Per Se Restaurant is owned by Chef Thomas Keller chiefly known for his French Laundry restaurant in…

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Quick Visit to New York City? Save Valuable Time With These 3 Must Have’s. Featuring Langham Hotels

Destinations, Lifestyle, Luxury Hotels, Stay By August 30, 2019 Tags: , , , 32 Comments

Time is the most precious commodity anyone can have. Most argue it’s more valuable than money. You can always make more money but you cannot make more time. Once it’s spent, it’s gone. Which is why I wanted to post some time saving tips to help you make more memories and not time sucking problems. Quick getaways are a perfect…

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Idyllic Retreat to the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake, CA

Destinations, Do, Lifestyle, Luxury Hotels, Stay By August 7, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , , 24 Comments

Love the beach and mountains together? How about beach, mountains, and vineyards perfectly harmonized around you? Escape to a place where personal retreats are not only a vacation but a lifestyle. The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake’s location is an idyllic retreat where you can experience all 3 elements. Situated right in between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, the hotel is…

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L.A.’s Vespertine: Absurd or Avant-Garde Michelin Dining?

Eat, Michelin Dining, Unique Excursions and Tours By July 31, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , 25 Comments

Los Angeles is no stranger to audacious, shock your grandma culture. Home to Hollywood where movie magic is the scene, the Michelin Guide has returned to The City of Angels after nearly a decade of being absent. We were excited to see the newly minted starred restaurants announced on June 3rd, 2019. It was timely for us as we had…

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