Thursday, January 21, 2016

Will Travel for Wine

We love to travel and we love wine!  These two loves of our lives have led us over the years to places like Las Vegas and Napa Valley.  But, when it comes to wine, we really love a good Pinot Noir.  And, Oregon makes the best Pinot in the country!  So, our vacation planning led us to exploring Oregon and their extraordinary Pinot Noir.

What was really unique about this vacation - not including the fact that we traveled exclusively for wine - was that we made no plans other than the flight to Oregon and reserved a rental car.  In stark contrast to other vacations where every single last detail is planned - hotel, restaurants, activities, etc. - with this vacation, we just decided to wing it.  We flew into Oregon, picked up the rental car and explored like "Gypsy Winos".  It was one of the best vacations of our life!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cranberry Orange Moscow Mule

It was a cold winter day.  28 degrees.  And, something told me it was a perfect day to try a new winter cocktail!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Balsamic Steak Crostini with Herbed Cheese and Arugula

For New Year's Eve, we celebrated in our favorite place - Home!  With 80's music blasting, we danced, drank and feasted.  Wine and champagne aside, the highlight of the night was a special appetizer I made - Balsamic Steak Crostini with Herbed Cheese and Arugula.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Homestead - Hot Springs, Virginia

For several years, our family has shared the tradition of spending Christmas at The Homestead. It has become the backdrop of many of our most precious memories.  The Homestead is an historic resort encompassing 2,300 acres amidst the mountains of Virginia.  Founded in 1766, The Homestead is a grand hotel with elegance and southern charm.  As traditional, historic and elegant as it is, the resort has mastered the art of comfort.  Going to The Homestead each year feels like going home.