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The Stars Come Out… at Valle Fest

The Stars Come Out… at Valle Fest

2 Days in the Valle de Guadalupe An evening to benefit a local organization giving new hope to orphaned youth also gave guests a chance to mix and mingle with the (Michelin) stars of the Valle Fest at this VIP reception the night before the big shindig. Chef Drew Deckman hosted the event at Deckman’s...

Carft Beer, Chef Javier Plascencia, Bill Warnke, Bitter Brothers Brewing, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, Martinez

Beer Cocktails are a Thing But What About Cocktail Beers?

Chef Javier Plascencia, celeb guest chef, Ambassador of Baja Cuisine, Mexican George Clooney... all these are tags for the laid-back, super chido chef who claims Tijuana and San Diego as home. The chef everyone loves to hang with and cook with has come up with one new, cool project touting both sides of the border...


A Palate Pleasing Weekend at Valle Food & Wine Fest

The Valle Food & Wine Festival returns for it’s 2nd year to Baja at Finca Altozano in Valle de Guadalupe. The sleepy valley of wine makers and chefs is making noise across the globe with mention of it’s exquisite landscape for the rising food scene, wine masters, olive oils, and more. On the weekend of...

Little Italy Food Hall, San Diego CA, A New Dining Experience

San Diego’s 1st Food Hall Done Right, Little Italy

 The piazza catches your attention immediately when stepping off the street into the auto-prohibited space. It is strewn with market lights, live music and an energy of community. It is family friendly in a way that you recall from your last European vacation, a piazza that is wholly joyful and welcoming.

scream, overwhelm, purge

Purging; It Will Feel Good, Right?

SO MUCH STUFF Each time I go into the garage with the intent to clear or organize, I stare hopelessly into the abyss wanting to just kick myself for amassing such an incredible amount of stuff. Who needs this much stuff!? I have so many items that I have NO use for but simply keep...

Stake, Coronado, California, luxury travel, whiskey

OUT | Happy Hour at Stake

Last Saturday I was itching to hit the beach with a forecast of 76º & sunny but I so didn’t want to battle the crowds who had the same idea but I was determined. I packed up the beach chairs, my kindle and the umbrella with hubs and set out to venture to a little...

San Diego, Travel, Rooftop Cocktails Hotel Republic

Staycation: San Diego

When you live in San Diego, it’s easy to forget that this is where everyone is saving up to visit. Instead of heading out for a quick jaunt out, we decided to stay in… town, that is. We were lucky enough to have an invitation to stay over at the Hotel Republic in Downtown San...

San Diego Dining, Hundred Proof, Mother's Day, Cur8eur

DAY 6: Countdown to Mother’s Day, Your Options

Hundred Proof 4130 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 501-6404 Chef Brad Wise at Hundred Proof, located in the vibrant neighborhood of University Heights, was inspired by hisMama’s Overnight Baked French Toast that she would make every holiday morning. He’d wake up early to the aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg which soaked...