Simple Sensations

Was it the intimate grouping, the dreamy vista, the engaging executive chef or the delectable finish?   YES. We gathered late afternoon on the patio of the Wickenburg Ranch tour center for the kick-off cooking class. This emerging community an hour plus northwest of Phoenix boasts low desert altitude and climate, homes which commune with dramatic surroundings, smashing golf, and residents looking for… More Simple Sensations

New in Town

Arizona’s mountain tapestry enveloped us as we approached.  Saguaros raised an arm-or multiples-in hello. The ocotillo’s crimson halo and gown of green enticed.  This is to be our home! The steps leading up to this moment were quick ones.  As the town approached and we emerged from our caravan of two with our golden retriever,… More New in Town

Sourcing Sea and Land in San Diego, with Gusto

Sometimes it’s right under our noses, literally. Two of San Diego’s unique, in sync companies caught my attention recently on tours with fellow IFWTWA (International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association) members from southern California. At Catalina Offshore Products, the sea and its intensity permeate the vast space. Starting out as a sea urchin diver… More Sourcing Sea and Land in San Diego, with Gusto