Key West Food and Wine Festival: Duval Uncorked

Leather Masters always has something interesting to see.

I have often said it is the most fun you can have on Duval Street. Part of the annual Key West Food and Wine Festival, Duval Uncorked is a wine tasting encompassing wine bars, art galleries, shops, restaurants and food trucks up and down the infamous Key West street. . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival: Duval Uncorked

Key West Food and Wine Festival: The Grand Tasting

A beautiful setting.

The Grand Tasting is always one of my favorite events at the Key West Food and Wine Festival. It is held in a different location each year – one year the aquarium, one year on the dock at Turtle Kraals, and this year, poolside and the new, and gorgeous, Marker Resort. 

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Key West Food and Wine Festival: Banfi Wine Dinner

Casa Marina is a gorgeous setting for a party.

It is no secret that every year I look forward to the Key West Food and Wine Festival. It is organized, well thought out and offers wonderful events. So, when I saw the menu posted for the Banfi wine dinner on Thursday night, I bought . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival: Banfi Wine Dinner

Packing Tips for a Great Vacation

It’s a lot easier to take in the sights if you are not weighed down with baggage.

This summer, I am planning a trip to Vancouver, followed by a cruise to Alaska. As we will be traveling from Key West, we are only allowed one checked bag. This is almost a two week trip, with . . . → Read More: Packing Tips for a Great Vacation

GoDaddy Puppy, I’m Not Impressed

This is Babka when we first met. She was terrified little thing.

The Super Bowl is coming up, and everyone – even me – is always curious to see the commercials. Since I don’t think we’ll get Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction again any time soon, it’s the best thing I’ve got for entertainment during . . . → Read More: GoDaddy Puppy, I’m Not Impressed

Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux: An Exclusive Wine Tasting

That’s me, with the owner of Chateau Beau Sejour Becot

Last week I had the good fortune of being invited to the Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) tasting of the 2012 vintage at LIV nightclub, in the Fontainebleau hotel, sponsored by Total Wine and More. This was one spectacular event. With 90-something . . . → Read More: Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux: An Exclusive Wine Tasting

Himmarshee Public House

Mac n cheese with onion rings. Awesome.

I’ve got three words for you: Fried. Grilled. Cheese. Himmarshee Public House, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, has recently rolled out some new menu items, and I was lucky enough to attend a media dinner tasting them all. The Public House is a lovely bar, with a huge . . . → Read More: Himmarshee Public House

12 Years Old, Again

Disclaimer: This is not from my bat mitzvah. But I am there, in the lavender dress, second from the right, wearing the same thing I wore to mine.

When Jewish children are 13, or like me, 12, they typically have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, which can encompass many lovely traditions, and many stressful . . . → Read More: 12 Years Old, Again

91 Degrees (In the Shade)

“Can I have a refill, please?”

It is January, and that means that many of my friends are rather chilly. My friends in Utah check in at 29 degrees, while those in New York are a not-so-balmy 40. Even Los Angeles is 55 degrees. But here in paradise it is a comfortable 73. Yes, . . . → Read More: 91 Degrees (In the Shade)

Upcoming Events: Cooking Contests, Bordeaux, and a Festival

The next couple of weeks are really busy here. (I say that like it is unusual. OK, so super busy is the norm. At least this is all fun stuff.) Starting this weekend with Last Chef Standing, followed by an evening of Bordeaux and then the Key West Food and Wine Festival. I better rest . . . → Read More: Upcoming Events: Cooking Contests, Bordeaux, and a Festival

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