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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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