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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Photo and Food Tour

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Dining, Santa Barbara | 0 comments

  As our Uber pulled up to the friendly Dolphin statue nestled in the center of Stearns Wharf, a wave of questions rushed through my mind. Although I am a frequent patron of the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara’s dynamic new adult playground bustling with 20 wineries, a brewery, distillery, gourmet restaurants, and art galleries, we were now official guests on the Eat This, Shoot That Funk Zone Photo and Food Tour in Santa Barbara. I’d never been on a three-hour excursion like this! Sip, Savor, and Snap Pics in Santa Barbara What would our tour group be like? Exactly how far would we have to walk? Just how funky would we get? Hopping out of the car, greeted by the gentle breeze and the breathtaking trifecta of massive mountains, miles of ocean, and blue skies, my inner soundtrack of...

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Cheers to the Second Annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue It’s barely 1:00 on Saturday, and I’m already sipping a crisp Rosé paired with a foie gras ice cream cone. To my right, Top Chef Master, Rick Bayless is plating goat cheese and sweet corn tamales. There’s an entire Stella Artois Beer Bus behind us, brimming with chalices begging to be filled. No, I didn’t sleep in, this is real life. The Second Annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival packed on the “pinch-me” moments. Bringing together the best in local food and wine, the weekend lavished festivalgoers with a dreamy smorgasbord of epicurean delights. Appetites were piqued on October 2, at the Official Launch Party & Charity Event at the trendy Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge where guests sipped fine wines and cocktails, dined on a seasonal menu, and danced...

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