Cheers! My Birthday Celebration with the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours

After losing my grandmother a few weeks before my birthday, I really needed to celebrate life. I know she would want me to do that. This year, I decided to ring in a new year of life in wine country. My soror traveled up from So Cal to visit. This would be her first time in Napa. I didn’t want to drive so instead, we bought bus tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours.

Let me tell you something, going on this bus tour was one of the BEST decisions I made. The Napa Valley Wine Country Tours bus isn’t just any bus. It’s a limo bus that looks like a VIP club lounge on wheels. We paid $119 for an 8-hour trip, visit to 4 wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, continental breakfast and lunch. It was worth every penny. The tastings aren't covered in the bus fare, but they ran about $10-$25. Wineries won't charge you for tastings if you buy a bottle. I recommend this for tourists and any Bay Area locals who have folks visiting from out of town and want a short excursion to Nap…

Wendy Williams
The New Daytime Diva

Are ya'll hooked like I am? I love, love LOVE "The Wendy Williams Show." Hollywood should have given this sista a talk show years ago. But better late than never. Wendy's show is fun, juicy and real. I can't get enough of the celebrity gossip in her Hot Topics segment. The pink and leopard print stage is a girly-girl's heaven. Inviting her co-hosts, the studio audience, to give input on Hot Topics was a smart move. It gives the show a community feel. And Wendy keeps it real about herself. Wigs, hot flashes, plastic surgery --the girl is not afraid to be herself and I love it! Tuesday she broke down and cried during her "Ask Wendy" segment when an audience member wanted advice on her weight issues. Wendy spoke on her current struggle with weight and how she has learned to embracie her tall frame.
Daytime TV Wendy is different from shock-jock radio Wendy. A lot of people criticized her raw radio program "The Wendy Williams Experience." Stars like Method Man and Will Smith have accused her of starting rumors and stirring the pot so to speak. Don't forget her notorious interview with Whitney Houston back in 2003. But it appears she's left her raw-radio style behind. Well, most of her raw style. Wendy's still on top of the gossip, but not ripping into celebrities as much. I'm happy for Wendy because having a show was a dream of hers and I can tell she's enjoying every minute. From the diva fan to the fly clothes she wears daily, fans are enjoying every minute with her.

Wendy Williams' television show is going to catapult her career big time. I predict she's going to gain some serious, serious star power. Wendy, rock those blond wigs all the way to the bank sista. Oh and by the way. Girl, how you doin'?