All heads turn when we walk in (because we were just that hot) & I throw my arms up & ask, “What’s a pilgrim gotta to do get a drink around here?!” Insert hysterical laughter & 30 minutes of gabbing with construction workers at the bar. And a well deserved ice cold beer.
I recently met the masterminds behind the super cool wine recommendation engine Likelii.com. They’re everyday wine drinkers like we are and they wanted to help consumers demystify the wine buying process (can I get an “Amen!”). I tried out their search engine (think Pandora for wine). I plugged in three of my favorite wines (or you can simply type in “red” or “white”) and it populated three new wines for me to try.
She turns around & looks at me with this creepy, straight face and says in a very subdued tone, “Sorry, Mommy. I didn’t mean to scare you.” Then she slowly & calmly walks off to my bathroom. OK, this was becoming reminiscent of a bad horror flick. Should I sleep with one eye open? How long is she breathing over me before I actually wake up? Is she even awake & aware of what’s going on?
Continuing the Olympic spirit of bringing home more gold than China, five predominant organizations in St Helena have partnered to bring together the wine loving public and wineries alike to match and set a new world record for the longest relay wine toast while raising funds for scholarships.
Ricki Lake Magazine just launched online and yours truly is a going to be a contributing writer (insert cartwheel) and I’d love to represent your voices! My first assignment focuses on Women’s Emotional Health: burning the wick at both ends. Many of us are in the “sandwich generation” where we’re taking care of our kids, our parents and seldom ourselves.
It’s official. At 2:47pm today, the last 13 years of my life flashed before my eyes as my once baby girl morphed into a teenager.
I was having a selfish moment when the kids were fighting & thinking how ungrateful they are for complaining about doing a few chores. I do that all the time in addition to being a slave to their social agendas & sports schedules & volunteering for every which thing & managing the household. Oh yeah, and running my businesses!
Social media has changed the world forever. In just 140 characters or an update to your Facebook status, you have the potential to connect with a complete stranger in the same town or across the globe. In an instant, Friendships are being formed. Business is taking place. People are connecting. And the world will never [...]
Family aside, there’ s not much more in this world that I enjoy more than giving back. And wine country. With a girlfriend (okay, or with Pork Chop ’cause he’s super hot…). I gathered from all the many discussions we’ve shared on my fan page that you’re also very charitably driven. Seems like at any [...]
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Monique Soltani of WineOh.tv at the beautiful Schweiger Vineyards in St. Helena last week. Monique is a huge supporter of all things wine and cause related and she took particular interest in my current charity contest with Cellar Angels.
I’ll be hosting a private viewing party for Olive the Movie, the first full length feature film shot entirely on a smartphone & is up for an Academy Award nomination!
15 years ago today I sent a letter to my family that read, “By the time you read this, we’ve been married and have fled the country…” Yup, we eloped. In all of our infinite wisdom and young, adventurous and spirited minds we decided that eloping would best suit our nuptuals. 15 years later, we [...]
Want a trip to Napa to hang with me and my besties the Wine Sisterhood? We’ll fly one Grand Prize winner to Napa to attend the first ever Wine Sisterhood gathering (February 26th-29th 2012)! First Prizes: 3 gift baskets of Wine Sisterhood and OMG goodies! Just follow these simple steps: 1. “Like” OMG I So [...]
As a mother of two girls I try my best to set a good example. And some days I have to try really, really, really hard. Today was one of those days and I thought the only logical explanation was that I was on Candid Camera. I was picking up our teen from the neighborhood [...]
OMG! It’s Party Time! This year proceeds will benefit the Kennish family in Sacramento. Gather your girlfriends or book a sitter for that much needed date night and join me for an all inclusive evening filled with bubbles, wine, food pairings, posh prizes and a great time at Enotria! WHEN: Saturday, October 22nd 7-10pm WHERE: [...]