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

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

Morgan Hill Reservoir Ride

This ride is best timed in the spring to see the reservoirs at peak levels and encounter maximum wildlife, but is beautiful at any time of the year. This 18.8 mile loop is a lovely training ride with rolling hills (only 731 ft. elevation gain), gorgeous scenery and wineries - should you care for a … Continue reading Morgan Hill Reservoir Ride

Heavenly Swimming Holes

We have some lovely swimming holes in the Santa Cruz Mountains. One of the best known, is the Garden of Eden swimming hole off Highway 9 in the Henry Cowell Redwoods. This little piece of heaven can be tough to find, but is well worth it. There are a few parking spots along the road, … Continue reading Heavenly Swimming Holes

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