Thank you .. ‘Dirt du Jour’

for the glowing review! "Go ask Alice ... where all the best vineyard gardens are. She's an erudite charmer; you'll have fun!"

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 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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Botanical Gardens

Rancho La Puerta Cooking School

RLP Wooly thyme and Paving La Cocina Photo © Alice Joyce

La Cocina que Canta! The Kitchen that Sings: Cooking School & Culinary Center at Rancho La Puerta. Lush six-acre kitchen gardens of Tres Estrellas are located a bit north of the Rancho’s main landscape, with beautiful vistas of Mt. Kuchumaa

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