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Raymond Vineyards ~ Wine Tasting Joie de Vivre

Theater of Nature  © Alice Joyce

A satisfying afternoon combined garden touring and tasting fine wines at Raymond Vineyards ~ ruby red Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. I awoke with a smile on my face the next morning, still savoring the aftereffects of a heady joie de vivre that characterizes a visit to this St. Helena winery.

Theater of Nature © Alice Joyce

The spirited ambiance emerging throughout the Raymond property is colored by the elegance and humor

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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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