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Going Solo in Carmel, California

…Just recently, I was invited to visit Carmel-by- the -Sea and Holman Ranch.  Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as “Carmel,” is a city in Monterey County, California. Hugging the Pacific coast, it is about 330 miles north of Los Angeles and 120 miles south of San Francisco. It is located on the Monterey Peninsula, and has been known for years for its rugged natural scenery, forest- like European village feel and rich artistic history. It is just one square mile and contains no big box stores or chain outlets.  In has re purposed itself into a wine community featuring 15+ wineries renowned for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…

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Longbranch Marina day stop

…A small covered area makes a good gathering place for a picnic, some land time off your boat, a gathering point to meet your group or club or to take a day trip to Trillium Creek Winery (pick up, tasting, tour etc complimentary with purchase)..

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A NW wine tasting with Little Black Dress wines

…A woman in a little black dress tends to make friends easily and manages to turn a few heads along the way. Little Black Dress wines do that and more… all in an affordable wine…

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Luxe wines times and accommodations in Paso Robles

…Recently, I took off on a short road trip up the coast to see what Paso is up to…

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Missoula Good Food Store healthy brunch trio recipes and wine pairings

I decided to see for myself what all the Western Montana gastronomic accolades were about. Flying into Missoula, my four–day trip would take me on a winter food tour I really wasn’t prepared for. I discovered Montana’s wintertime cuisine has as much sophistication and grit as the sky is blue and the mountains are big…

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