El Agave, Del Mar

It’s Another Tequila Sunset at El Agave-Del Mar

Wandering through Del Mar’s 15th Street Mall on an unusually warm October weekend, my thirsty companion Cris and I strolled into El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria, a relative newcomer to this community’s culinary scene. El Agave’s mosaic glass art, fuchsia upholstery on sleek chairs and barstools, rich green accents and espresso stained wood elements combine for rather dramatic eye candy. Admiring the sleek,…

Blais’ n Culinary Trails at San Diego’s Juniper & Ivy

There are any number of solid reasons why culinary master Richard Blais won Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars challenge. Having recently dined at Juniper & Ivy, Blais’s new San Diego restaurant venture, it just so happens that my tastebuds have solid proof of his credentials. If you’ve not yet dined here, you really should be VERY envious right about now. However, in the…

Rest, Retreat & Relaxation at Evergreen’s TallGrass Spa and Highland Haven Creekside Inn

What woman in her right mind wouldn’t love a summer escape to Evergreen, Colorado’s award-winning TallGrass Spa? Add five more ladies … my mom along with four girlfriends who happen to be my sisters … and some delightful bed & breakfast accommodations at Highland Haven Creekside Inn to this escape and we might just be in for some fantastic memory-making! Although Evergreen is a mere 15…

Truluck's Seafood Steak & Crab House

I Found True Love At Truluck’s

We met at Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House, a fantastic restaurant in La Jolla’s Golden Triangle, and he traveled all the way from Florida to California just to meet me! His name? Chionoecetes Bairdi (he’s a bit humiliated by this bland, scientific reference and prefers instead to be called by his moniker, Florida Stone…