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From Alice Waters’ Berkeley food revolution in the 1970s to Jessica Largey (of Los Gatos), James Beard’s Rising Star Chef of 2015, the Bay Area has long been a frontrunner all things epicurean. It’s also a haven for all…

things to do in santa clara

Although it’s best known as a base for tech companies and the future home of the San Francisco 49ers, Santa Clara is a destination in its own right. You may not think to visit it, but that’s exactly why…

Cavallo Point

About 15 years ago, I got a job in Sausalito. Within days, I was eating my lunch on the bay-front rocks while the egrets and pelicans dined on theirs 40 feet away in the San Francisco Bay. I weaved…

Glamping in Cali

The days may be getting shorter, but that only means it’s the perfect time to squeeze in one more outdoor escape before the El Niño brings us some much needed rain. With the help of some awesome partners, oM…

On Saturday, October 10, it’s 5:00 (or, rather, 4:30) in Orinda. The Art of Mixology Craft Cocktail Competition will feature the “signature cocktails” of myriad competitors, all vying for the coveted Mixologist of the Year title. Attendees get to sample all…

There’s rarely a reason not to enjoy wine, but come September sipping feels ever more imperative. Not only does the mild weather lend itself both crisp summery whites and robust winter reds, but harvest season means the grapes (and festivals) abound….

One of the many gems of Sonoma County, the quaint village of Bodega is charming any old day, but it’s even more appealing when you bring in a celebration of wine, craft brews, and some of the best, freshest…

Dive into fun with a long weekend or Thursday evening escape at Bardessono Hotel & Spa. The hotel’s DiveBar events bring poolside fun with DJ beats and wines a-flowing. Thursday, August 27 is a Fiesta de Blanco (if you’re Spanish…