The Royal Wedding

Who on this planet has not been following, even if unintentionally, the buzz that has surrounded the Royal Wedding of Cate Middleton and Prince William? Even if you are annoyed by how outplayed this event has been, you have to admit, it is a rather spectacular and historical moment, even if you are just looking […]

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Hanging Out At Ruby Hill

One of the fun things about life in Livermore is being able to take a typical day of errand running around town from places like the grocery store, Target, and the post office then suddenly receive a text from a friend about remembering to pick up your wine club […]

End of Tax Season 2009 and Other Triumphs!

Wow – what a great, productive, fun day.  Anyone who knows me wouldn’t think that I would use all of those adjectives in one “title” on April 15th.  The past few months have been full of challenges AND opportunities.  The challenges lie within the realm of tax *work* – what a different year this has been […]

Ruby Hill Release Party

Last Friday night didn’t get here fast enough.  All week-long we were looking forward to the Ruby Hill Winery Wine Release Party!!  Everything Ruby Hill does is first class, so I knew this event would not disappoint!  And of course, it did not….It was a gorgeous evening, sun just starting to set when the Bryersantís family and […]

El Sol

El Sol Winery

Down an old country road on the eastern edge of Livermore is a winery named El Sol.  The first thing you see when approaching El Sol is the sign bearing the artistic logo my wife loves so much.  As you drive onto the property you are greeted by a country farmhouse, which looks […]