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Graffiato: DC Spot Pairs Italian + Local Perfectly

Out last night for my husband's birthday, we discovered one of our new favorite DC restaurants...Graffiato by Mike Isabella. I'd heard the hype over the last 10 months since they opened and tried to get reservations a few times last minute but no luck. As my husband loves Italian and not too fancy, I thought [...]

Manhattan’s Urban Winery

Finally made it to City Winery in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood on Sunday after reading about them for several years! What a cool spot...part winery (they make wine on-site), part restaurant/wine bar, part concert venue. We stopped into The Barrel Room, a tasting room and 30-seat restaurant, within this huge facility for some wine and apps. [...]

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Hot Air Ballooning Over the Vineyards

WOW! sums up my first hot air ballooning experience. My husband surprised me for my birthday with the trip during our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. What a way to see wine country! It was an early morning start but so worth it. We met the Up & Away crew at the Sonoma County Airport. Conditions [...]