Category: Northern Cal

Healdsburg, Ca: The Wurst Restaurant

Most visitors who go to Napa rarely travel to the Sonoma side.  One of the days, we ventured toward Sonoma, and made our way to Healdsburg.  The town is quaint, and picturesque, and also where we had lunch at the Wurst Restaurant. The restaurant is known for their […]

Napa, Ca: The Model Bakery

For the past 90 years, Model Bakery has been part of the Napa Valley culinary scene. In 2016, Oprah Winfrey made it part of her Favorite Things list, and it has become a pin on the Napa Valley map. Model has 3 locations, one in downtown Napa by […]

Wine tasting In Napa and Sonoma

We only had 3 days in Napa, so we spent one day in the Napa Valley, and one day in the Sonoma side. Stephen really enjoys the sweeter wines, particularly port.  Here’s a peek at the places that we stopped at which had dessert wines. NAPA VALLEY V. […]

Napa, Ca: the Inn On First

Six years ago, I took Stephen here for his birthday.  Innkeeper Jim welcomed us back like we were long time friends coming over for dinner. Here’s somethings we love about this Bed & Breakfast: TOP 25: This Registry Bed and Breakfast was ranked top 25 by KEY […]

San Francisco: Soma StrEATfood

While gathering information for lookingforfoodtrucks, I came across this daily food truck gathering in San Francisco. It is a permanent fixture in SoMa, and looks like its a great place to check out the next time I am in the Bay Area! Most of the food truck gatherings […]

Inn on 1st, Napa

I’m sitting in the Inn’s patio enjoying breakfast outside, sipping coffee and contemplating which winery to visit at 10:00.  I already know I’m giving this place 5 stars and I still have another day. I wanted to take Stephen somewhere for his birthday, and my sister suggested this […]

Russian River/ Napa

On Saturday, we spent too much time in Berkeley, so when we drove to the Russian River area for dinner, Korbel’s last tour was over.  We went back to Napa (the other side of the valley) and went to Mondavi and Sterling winery, where Stephen realized that he […]

Berkeley and Napa Valley, CA

Virgin America was having a special rate to kick off their LAX to SJC (San Jose) route, a buy one-get one free! I couldn’t resist such a deal, that I booked the trip, and found a weekend deal on Jetsetter at the Lafayette Park Hotel located midway between […]


Peet’s Coffee originated in Berkeley, Ca and Stephen wanted to check out his favorite coffee house.  After coffee, we were heading to a Crepe place when we saw a line at a pizza place. We didn’t know anything about it, but took a gamble and stood in line. […]

May 17-20, 2013: Weekend in NoCal

I scored a great deal on Virgin America from LA to San Jose. Originally I was going to head to San Francisco, but didn’t know a HUGE event called “Breakers to the Bay” was going on this Saturday, and the whole city was sold out. So, we modified […]