Tips for Napa Visitors

Many people ask me for some tips for things to do when they visit Napa. Here is my list. Wineries Check out my map at have not updated it recently, but these are all great.  I am sure you will have your own favorites…

  • March 20, 2016

Daniel’s Photography

Daniel picked up my Canon S100 yesterday and started taking pictures.  Love the creativity.  He seems to love close-ups and different perspectives.  A photographer in the making?  Perhaps…

  • March 11, 2016

1961 Leica 135mm

I wanted to get a telephoto lens for my Sony A7Rii and found this very interesting option: A 1961 LEICA ELMAR 135mm f/4 (39mm filters, 14.3 oz./405g) I found it on eBay for around $200 and based on the review here it sounded…

  • March 11, 2016

Ballentine Release

Rainy day in Napa… perfect for a wine release party at Ballentine with their new label design.  Met the Ballentine family, enjoyed delicious bites prepared by Chef Rodger Babel of Creative Palateworks, and sipped the newly released 2015 Chenin Blanc and 2013 Fig…

  • March 5, 2016

Story Cubes

Enjoy 10 minutes of Colin’s stories using Story Cubes.  Great way to start the morning.

  • March 5, 2016

Northstar Birthday

We spent a week-end in Northstar celebrating Maureen’s birthday.  Lots of fun skiing with the boys, and enjoying champagne at Tost on top of the mountain.

  • February 27, 2016

Daniel Concert

February 20 concert in Yountville focusing on French dance music.

  • February 21, 2016

Construction Worker

Colin’s argument for wanting to be a construction worker.

  • February 10, 2016

Tahoe week-end

Had quite a crazy trip to Tahoe this week-end.  Left on Saturday 5am, took 4h30 to get to Heavenly – lots of slow traffic and standstills over the last 30 miles (the top of Echo peak on the 50).  When…

  • February 1, 2016

Cafe Layal

A good night with friends at Cafe Layal in Houston.

  • January 27, 2016