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 in El Mogor and it …

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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 like usual. Chef loves a …

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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 October 5th & 7th, 30+ …

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 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.

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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 just in case! Even now …

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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 beach I had visited in …

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