December 2010

New Year’s Eve 2010

December 31, 2010

New Year’s Eve Day Betty and Frank returned for a birthday lunch.  We had talked much about food while cooking with them on Tuesday and learned that they love seafood but had not experienced a few things we hold dear.  We began the meal with the most beautiful fresh frog’s legs from Florida.  Betty had […]

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Favors and Favorites

December 29, 2010

Every now and again you are asked to do a favor that you hope will repay itself, but in the giving of the favor itself you are receiving the benefits.  Our concierge friends at Auberge du Soleil asked if we could accommodate a luxury travel consultant and her client for a light lunch to introduce […]

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Between Christmas and New Year’s

December 28, 2010

  We called all of our clients for this week to be sure none of them were snowed in back east to find one indeed was delayed.  It became a fluid week but we’re flexible.  The week began with a couple from Florida staying at Calistoga Ranch celebrating his birthday.  They are Frank and Betty […]

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Christmas in Paradise

December 25, 2010

  Christmas was nice and quiet.  Just Kent, Zander, Zoe and me.  There were presents under the tree for the kids and I have no idea where Zander learned to open gifts, at the proper time, but he really does it well.  Food was the focus of the day, surprise surprise!  We decided to go […]

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Holiday Parties

December 19, 2010

Today is The French Laundry’s seventeenth annual Holiday open house.  What a party Thomas throws; but I swear it rains every year on his party.  We spent the morning making sausage and then meatballs that contain some of the sausage.  Yummm! This evening a holiday party at our neighbor’s home was very fun.  We saw […]

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Another Big Birthday

December 18, 2010

Happy birthday to our Uncle Jim!  He is 85 years young today and amazing.  He skis and roller blades which I do not even do!

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