Sirocco Restaurant, Indian Wells, CA: A Mediterranean Oasis in the Desert

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Food/wine guy, Kirby Griffin, heads to elegant Sirocco Restaurants in California’s Indian Wells.

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Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara, California: A Hacienda of Your Own

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At Santa Barbara’s iconic Four Seasons Biltmore, you’ll feel like you’re in your own elegant hacienda.

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Three Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Fruity and Mellow

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Artisanal olive oils from California’s bounty.

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Julian, CA: Pie Town and So Much More


The daffodils were in bloom when I ascended 4,235 feet out of the Anza-Borreno Desert into Julian, a historic California mining town established in a fertile valley beneath Vulcan Mountain.

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Quest for Good Joe: Eight Offbeat California Coffee Houses


Inevitably, part of my rambling involves the constant quest for good Joe. Not that I’m an addict. I just figure if I’m going to bother drinking the stuff, it might as well knock my fleece socks off.

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The Inn San Francisco


This lovely 1872 Victorian captures the romantic spirit of the Victorian era, transporting you back to a historic time in San Francisco.

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Bistro Blends of Napa Valley


Legend has it that John Spenger concocted a recipe for a bread dipper at that Scala’s Bistro customers loved so much they wanted to buy it.

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Bellindora Fruit Flavored Balsamic Vinegar


Infused with 100% concentrate of the fruit and with no additives, these wonderful balsamics are perfect for salads, sauces, desserts or as marinades for chicken, pork or fish.

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June Taylor Products


Foodies in the know covet food artisan June Taylor’s jams, conserves, fruit butters, syrups and marmalades that she’s been making by hand, in small batches for the last 15 years.

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Intentional Chocolate


What happens when you put decadent, high quality chocolate together with positive thoughts and intentions like good health, vibrant energy, and a sense of well-being?

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