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  • Ghastly Guests in the Gardens of Winchester

    Ghastly Guests in the Gardens of Winchester

    Little Monster and Lil’ Boo haunt the gardens of Winchester Mystery House as ghoulish guests.

  • Little Monster’s 1st Hair Cut

    Little Monster’s 1st Hair Cut

    Little Monster got her very first haircut this month and we got to document it.

  • Meandering through a Minotaur Maze

    Meandering through a Minotaur Maze

    It doesn’t look like much when you see it from the outside, but this maze should really be called a labyrinth. Once you enter, your sense of direction is completely thrown off.

  • Let’s Talk Wine…Luxury Experiences at Castello di Amorosa

    Let’s Talk Wine…Luxury Experiences at Castello di Amorosa

    I’m no stranger to the beautiful Italian castle nested along the Calistoga highway. It is no secret that is it one of my favorite stops when we find ourselves in the Napa Valley.

  • The Toasting Skipper ventures into Trader Vic’s Hawaiian Bazaar

    The Toasting Skipper ventures into Trader Vic’s Hawaiian Bazaar

    It has been silly busy this April. Considering I was planning to take it very easy in real life after all the crazy wild adventures I embarked on in March, the month still ran away with me. With it being my birthday month, I couldn’t help squeezing in an unexpected trip or two. For example, […]

  • Visiting Chateau Montelena

    Visiting Chateau Montelena

    This historic winery has been on my checklist for a couple years now (since Mary Davek recommended the film Bottle Shock to us and visited the equally historic Stag’s Leap for my birthday). We decided it was a perfect time to sneak it in during our thrilling adventure of celebrating our anniversary in the ever […]

  • Let’s Talk Wine…oween and the video I didn’t share

    Let’s Talk Wine…oween and the video I didn’t share

    So…way back in October, I recorded three of the five Halloween wine tasting videos I intended to share. If you go back and look, only two of my tastings were actually shared. So today, out of prosperity (and because I like to try wines I haven’t before for the Halloween season), I’m sharing my tasting […]

  • Elvira’s Macabrenet

    Elvira’s Macabrenet

    I am going to be on my Halloween wine game this year! Just you watch! I’ve bought my wine, have cute Halloween wine pourers to complement each bottle and they’re at the ready to be tasted. Today for your tasting pleasure, we are trying a label I’ve tasted during a previous Halloween season, but a […]

  • Dell’Osso Family Farms Corn Maze 2018

    Dell’Osso Family Farms Corn Maze 2018

    It’s a big tradition of mine and my hubby to make it out to a corn maze every year together. This year we made the visit even more special by taking our little monster for the first of what will hopefully be many. We started the day a little later than planned, but we took […]

  • The Halloween Guys in Modesto, CA

    The Halloween Guys in Modesto, CA

    On September 7th, I had the pleasure of getting to attend opening day of a local Halloween store in my area. Modesto, California, to be exact. Modesto is only a 15-20 minute drive from my home depending on traffic and I was not disappointed by this very exciting pop-up shop dedicated to the Halloween season. […]

  • Anniversary Celebration at Trader Vic’s

    Anniversary Celebration at Trader Vic’s

    We celebrated our anniversary at Trader Vic’s last Friday for lunch and boy, did we have a blast! We had the pleasure of checking out Trader Vic’s last year for brunch in November when we attended their Hawaiian Brunch and Bazaar to support our favorite bar tender, B-Rex selling his wares. I was eight month […]

  • Nancy Nightmare & the Wizard @ Universal Bar & Grill

    Nancy Nightmare & the Wizard @ Universal Bar & Grill

    Back during Midsummer Scream, I was fangirling over meeting Nancy Nightmare and the Wizard, an alternative horror pop/rock duo that hit me up on instagram to check out their stuff last year during the Halloween countdown. Their style was definitely more my pace so I followed them and it’s just kind of gone from there. […]