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Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Cruising the Galapagos Islands in major style!

Half a century ago, Aristotle Onassis graciously gave his yacht to Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco for their wedding present, which the royal couple used for a romantic honeymoon cruise through the Mediterranean. During the years that followed, this classic craft went through many different owners and name changes, until Ecuador-based, Quasar Expeditions,

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

I heart ScotteVest’s stylin’ new Molly Jacket

As a Girlfriend Getaway travel writer, who has visited about 90 countries, you’d think by now that I’d have my packing down to a science…WRONG! As pitiful as this sounds, if it’s anything over a 3 day...

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

YIPPEEEE! It’s almost time for ZAP!

About the only thing January is good for is breaking New Year’s rezzies, white sales and San Francisco’s three- day ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) Festival. This is the 21th anniversary of this festival honoring said grape...

Friday, December 16th, 2011

The perfect gift for the traveler on your list!

As a travel writer I’m often sent new travel products to test. Many of them quickly end up in the garbage (like the “body-pillow” that you plug into the airplane’s air vent to blow-up. I couldn’t get...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Jardinière Brings Back Popular Friday Holiday Lunches

The December Friday lunches are back at Jardinière starting tomorrow. The restaurant will serve lunch every Friday from 11:30 – 2:00 PM on December 2, 9, 16 and 23rd. See below for the lunch menu offerings and...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

SF: Txoko hosts Olive Chef Challenge

The other night I attended a San Francisco press event featuring two chefs toquing it out for the title of Olive Chef. In one corner of restaurant newbie, Txoko, we had all the way from Washington D.C.,...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Highlander culinary adventure:: Zakopane, Poland

Only two weeks ago, I had been cooking these very dishes (all right…so maybe I just helped a bit) with a whole bunch of feisty “Village Housewives of Zakopane”. This was just one of the many fun...

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