Oxbow Public Market – Napa

This summer, I was fortunate enough to have a client event at the Oxbow Public Market, so of course - I immediately volunteered to attend. Lowepro was celebrating their 50th anniversary, so in order to mark the occasion, they hired professional photographers around the globe to lead informative walks in stunning locations, giving participants tips … Continue reading Oxbow Public Market – Napa

Dining Decadence – Plumed Horse

I recently experienced the most exquisite meal at a restaurant I’ve long dreamed of visiting - the Plumed Horse. My lovely friend Marjorie organized this intimate gathering to celebrate her birthday and savor nine delectable courses in this venerable and renowned Saratoga restaurant. The glorious wine room. Photo credit: Lisette The restaurant lies along the … Continue reading Dining Decadence – Plumed Horse

Incline Village Ski Trip

In an effort to use a few vacation days, last weekend I went up to Incline Village for a quick ski-getaway just before the crowds headed up for the President’s Day weekend. Once again utilizing my Hyatt points, I booked Thursday and Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and began looking for restaurants … Continue reading Incline Village Ski Trip

San Pedro Square Market

I think it’s safe to say that San Pedro Square Market has turned the tide in downtown San Jose. This casual-yet-upscale style food court, live music venue and bar is an extremely popular spot among locals, neighbors and tourists. One of the things I love best about this market is that it’s a great spot … Continue reading San Pedro Square Market

Roses and Wine

San Jose has two beautiful rose gardens. The Municipal Rose Garden and the Heritage Rose Garden. Both are just a short walk from my neighborhood, The Alameda, near Diridon Station and Shasta/Hanchett. The most widely visited and well-known of these is the Municipal Rose Garden. Maintained by a both the city and dedicated group of … Continue reading Roses and Wine

Sushi [Confidential]

There’s nothing confidential about Sushi Confidential. It started out in Campbell by Randy Musterer, AKA “Sushi Randy,” and has since expanded to a second location in downtown San Jose near San Pedro Square (in the old Sonoma Chicken Coop location). This not so confidential sushi joint is a lot of fun, and conveniented located right in … Continue reading Sushi [Confidential]