Chiarello Polenta

Eight of us went to Michael and Eileen Chiarello’s home in St. Helena to enjoy their famous ‘Polenta Party’.  What a great experience.  Eileen is on the board of directors for Connolly Ranch in Napa and they donated this dinner at an auction…

  • March 16, 2014

Haq, Sutton, Hatch

We had a great day of wine tasting.  Cade, St. Clement (with a Sunshine Market picnic), Spring Mountain Vineyards. Cade was by far the most impressive.  The wines are fantastic and the whole experience was very well thought out.  Start…

  • March 16, 2014

Maureen’s Birthday Dinner

We had a dinner party to celebrate Maureen’s birthday.  10 adults and 8 kiddos.  It was a blast. Appetizers – Laine brought some charcuterie and Tracy brought some homemade Epi bread First Course – Bistro Jeanty cream of tomato soup…

  • March 2, 2014

Walking on the Moon

We went to Alston Park for a walk and the boys started this funny dance.  I filmed it using the high speed mode of the new iPhone 5S.  Maureen called it a Moon Walk.

  • October 20, 2013

Connolly Ranch Auction

Maureen and I went to the charity auction at Connolly Ranch and had an absolute blast.  Over-spent of course, but it was for a good cause.  The ranch is only about half a mile from our home, so we just walked…

  • September 8, 2013

Fremont Diner – Sonoma

Went to breakfast at the Fremont Diner in Sonoma with Bruce, Danny, Luc and Melody.  Shrimp & Grits, Brisket and Potato Scramble, Biscuits & Gravy, Pancakes, Waffles, Apple Doughnuts,  Fried Oysters, wow…

  • September 1, 2013

Pool Party

We had a great party Napa Style at Lisa’s parents’ house.  Many hours of fun in and out of the pool.

  • August 18, 2013

Cochon555 Heritage Fire

Maureen and I went to Cochon555’s Heritage Fire event in St. Helena on Sunday afternoon.  Bruce and Danielle were pouring their Three Clicks at the event, and got us tickets.  The venue was stunning (under the trees at Charles Krug…

  • August 12, 2013

Bastille Day!

We had quite the celebration today!  French Nephew visiting, started with French Toast, watched the Tour de France take on Mont Ventoux, then had lunch at Bistro Jeanty, and dessert at Bouchon Bakery.  We are now officially Frenched!

  • July 14, 2013