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Secret GardenWalks: Europe
Wine Country Gardens
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Foodie Havens

Paris to Provence!

Jardin des Tuileries © Alice Joyce

I invite you to accompany me on a virtual tour as we stroll around Paris, then move South to Provence. We begin with an obligatory visit to Ladurée .. the unparalleled pâtisserie. Floral touches on the windows, sweet!

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California Wine Country

Bardessono Launches lucy Restaurant

lucy in Blue Photo © Alice Joyce

A seductively warm winter evening ushered in the Bardessono launch for… lucy Restaurant and Bar. Unveiled: The crisp, modern detailing of an interior designed by Mark Burkett of SEVA Home. I was especially taken with a highlight of the dining room – a stunningly sculptural wall relief that effectively captures the light while adding artistry and glamour to the surroundings.

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Foodie Havens

Napa Truffle Festival

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Handful of truffles….

Photo Courtesy Napa Truffle Festival

January 13 – 16th: The second annual Napa Truffle Festival begins Friday at the Westin Verasa, Napa, taking in seminars, winery tours & tastings, and memorable meals. (The sold out event already has dates in place for the 2013 event.) On Monday, however, tickets can be purchased that day for a food and wine event celebrating the fabulous fungi at the Oxbow Public Market.

The event’s keynote speaker

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