Last night I celebrated w Pol Roger & one of my dearest friends, my beautiful Amazonian rock. I love you Heidi! Your unfailing support kept me pushing! Take time to tell your friends how much you appreciate them. 💖 #friends #faith #love #me #hope #wine #champagne #france  (at 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro)

Last night I celebrated w Pol Roger & one of my dearest friends, my beautiful Amazonian rock. I love you Heidi! Your unfailing support kept me pushing! Take time to tell your friends how much you appreciate them. 💖 #friends #faith #love #me #hope #wine #champagne #france (at 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro)

Maple-glazed duck breast & confit of thigh this week on The Flavor Project! Served w port-thyme Demi-glacé & sweet corn succotash. I paired it with the delicious Melville 2012 Syrah. Dr. Bill, what #craftbeer do you suggest? @melville_winery @masterpairings #wine #foodie #flavorproject #california #santabarbara #bouchon (at Bouchon Santa Barbara)

Maple-glazed duck breast & confit of thigh this week on The Flavor Project! Served w port-thyme Demi-glacé & sweet corn succotash. I paired it with the delicious Melville 2012 Syrah. Dr. Bill, what #craftbeer do you suggest? @melville_winery @masterpairings #wine #foodie #flavorproject #california #santabarbara #bouchon (at Bouchon Santa Barbara)

Beyond thrilled, honored, & excited to be the new West Coast Sales Director for Brewer-Clifton & Palmina wines!! Please follow my wine adventures at @caliwinegal! @brewerclifton @palminawines @chrystalclifton #wine #dreamcometrue #happy #me  (at LA Food & Wine Festival)

Beyond thrilled, honored, & excited to be the new West Coast Sales Director for Brewer-Clifton & Palmina wines!! Please follow my wine adventures at @caliwinegal! @brewerclifton @palminawines @chrystalclifton #wine #dreamcometrue #happy #me (at LA Food & Wine Festival)

BIG NEWS!! I will give you a hint… (at LA Food & Wine Festival)

BIG NEWS!! I will give you a hint… (at LA Food & Wine Festival)

Happy #WineWednesday! Sampling the 2012 Melville Syrah & 2011 Palmina Barbera at the classic Bouchon in Santa Barbara. The Barbera has bright red fruit (red currant), herbs, and great acidity for food, the Syrah is lush yet structured with blackberry, pepper, meat, & baking spice. Can’t wait for my duck! @palminawines @brewerclifton @melville_winery #wine #foodie #barbera #syrah #santabarbara  (at Bouchon)

Happy #WineWednesday! Sampling the 2012 Melville Syrah & 2011 Palmina Barbera at the classic Bouchon in Santa Barbara. The Barbera has bright red fruit (red currant), herbs, and great acidity for food, the Syrah is lush yet structured with blackberry, pepper, meat, & baking spice. Can’t wait for my duck! @palminawines @brewerclifton @melville_winery #wine #foodie #barbera #syrah #santabarbara (at Bouchon)

"May your trails be crooked,winding,lonesome, dangerous,leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into & above the clouds."-Edward Abbey #quote #inspiration #wednesday #sun #sky #blessed  (at City of Encinitas)

"May your trails be crooked,winding,lonesome, dangerous,leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into & above the clouds."-Edward Abbey #quote #inspiration #wednesday #sun #sky #blessed (at City of Encinitas)

A lady and her cocktails…Yami Leth & her creations: Screws, Nuts, & Bolts, Stock Pile, Vice Grip, & Loading Dock. My fave? The Vice Grip! Full review on DiscoverSD.com. #cocktails #oceanbeach #sandiego #mixology (at OB Warehouse street food + bar)

A lady and her cocktails…Yami Leth & her creations: Screws, Nuts, & Bolts, Stock Pile, Vice Grip, & Loading Dock. My fave? The Vice Grip! Full review on DiscoverSD.com. #cocktails #oceanbeach #sandiego #mixology (at OB Warehouse street food + bar)

Brunchin’ it at Snooze A.M. eatery: Bella! Bella! Benny w Proscuitto &Taleggio cheese, Pineapple Upside-Down pancake, & my fave Sweet Potato pancake w homemade caramel & pecans. Delish! #foodie #brunch #breakfast #sunday #delmar  (at Snooze an AM Eatery Del Mar)

Brunchin’ it at Snooze A.M. eatery: Bella! Bella! Benny w Proscuitto &Taleggio cheese, Pineapple Upside-Down pancake, & my fave Sweet Potato pancake w homemade caramel & pecans. Delish! #foodie #brunch #breakfast #sunday #delmar (at Snooze an AM Eatery Del Mar)

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On my agenda today: TEDx, sunshine, & Hibiscus Lemongrass tea. Productivity here I come! @ted @tedxevents #tedtalks #tedx #sandiego #saturday (at Lofty Coffee)

On my agenda today: TEDx, sunshine, & Hibiscus Lemongrass tea. Productivity here I come! @ted @tedxevents #tedtalks #tedx #sandiego #saturday (at Lofty Coffee)

Look for this meeting of the minds! Me & Certified Sommelier Erin O’Mara of OB Warehouse pair #wine & #craftbeer with their dishes! Sipping on Verus Furmint from Slovenia & Barth Allure Riesling from Rheinghau, Germany. Killer wine list! @discoversd @cohnrestaurantgroup #sandiego #oceanbeach #me #foodie #drinks #cocktails (at OB Warehouse)

Look for this meeting of the minds! Me & Certified Sommelier Erin O’Mara of OB Warehouse pair #wine & #craftbeer with their dishes! Sipping on Verus Furmint from Slovenia & Barth Allure Riesling from Rheinghau, Germany. Killer wine list! @discoversd @cohnrestaurantgroup #sandiego #oceanbeach #me #foodie #drinks #cocktails (at OB Warehouse)

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Wine time! Enjoying a refreshing Palmina Pinot Grigio w my favorite #Champagne gal, Mella of #ChampagneChat & Bubbly Talk Radio. Cheers! #wine #santabarbara #foodie #happyhour  (at The Craftsman)

Wine time! Enjoying a refreshing Palmina Pinot Grigio w my favorite #Champagne gal, Mella of #ChampagneChat & Bubbly Talk Radio. Cheers! #wine #santabarbara #foodie #happyhour (at The Craftsman)

Great minds working! Lunch w the one and only “Dr. Bill.” From L to R: Tahoe Mountain Hot Pants Berliner-Weisse, Stone/Amanda Baumgarten Amanda & the Arbolcots, Stone Spröcketbier Black Rye Kolsch, & Stone Coffee Milk Stout. #craftbeer #flavorproject #masterpairings #mindsession (at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens)

Great minds working! Lunch w the one and only “Dr. Bill.” From L to R: Tahoe Mountain Hot Pants Berliner-Weisse, Stone/Amanda Baumgarten Amanda & the Arbolcots, Stone Spröcketbier Black Rye Kolsch, & Stone Coffee Milk Stout. #craftbeer #flavorproject #masterpairings #mindsession (at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens)

at City of Encinitas

at City of Encinitas

Blessed to have the amazing friends I do. Good morning and I love you! #friends #forever #love  (at la mia casa, just west of Europe)

Blessed to have the amazing friends I do. Good morning and I love you! #friends #forever #love (at la mia casa, just west of Europe)

Sad news today. Goodbye to Mike, who brought smiles, uncontrollable laughter, and disbelief at his feats of wonder. I will remember you with love and smiles. RIP.  (at Wilmington, NC)

Sad news today. Goodbye to Mike, who brought smiles, uncontrollable laughter, and disbelief at his feats of wonder. I will remember you with love and smiles. RIP. (at Wilmington, NC)