Wine and Wanderlust

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The Women of Wine: Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr Estate

The Women of Wine: Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr Estate

For me, visiting and tasting wines is more about the people behind the wines than the sensory experience itself. So I was delighted to spend an afternoon with Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr, a boutique winery in St. Helena in Napa Valley. We gathered at […]

Ashford Castle Wins “Ireland’s Best Hotel Spa”

Ashford Castle Wins “Ireland’s Best Hotel Spa”

For the second year in row, the iconic Ashford Castle has again been named winner in the “Ireland’s Best Hotel Spa 2017” category in the 3rd Annual 2017 World Spa Awards™. The awards were developed in response to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for […]

Campo Viejo: Where women wine

Campo Viejo: Where women wine

Spain is one of the European countries I have not spent much time in but it’s pretty high up on my list of places that I need to get to know better. I developed an affinity for Spanish wines, primarily Tempranillo, on a trip to […]

Nashville Destination Guide

Nashville Destination Guide

  My son recently graduated from college and although I’m thrilled to be finished with those tuition bills, and thrilled that he’s now a working professional, I’m sad about one thing. The fact that I no longer have an excuse to visit Nashville. Four years […]

Achaval-Ferrer: A Passion For Wine, Redefined

Achaval-Ferrer: A Passion For Wine, Redefined

I was recently invited to join the Achaval-Ferrer winery for a #MalbecMeatUp at Boa Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. The point was to show the breadth of Achaval-Ferrer’s Malbec and how well it pairs with innovative, modern-day steakhouse fare. The brand’s global ambassador Marcelo Victoria hosted us […]

Your Puerto Vallarta Mexico Getaway Guide: Romance and Adventure

Your Puerto Vallarta Mexico Getaway Guide: Romance and Adventure

Being an East Coast girl, I had spent my fair share of time in the resorts of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. There’s nothing quite like the crystal clear blue water of Cancun and Cozumel and the festive party lifestyle. But I was ready to explore a […]


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