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…

Benjamin Bratt's Film 'La Mission' Opening April in LA, NYC and San Fran

I loooovvveee La Mission. It is my favorite movie of 2009. Benjamin Bratt stars as an old school low rider from San Francisco's Mission District who discovers his son is gay. Erika Alexander (Max from "Living Single") plays his hippie neighbor. You know how opposites attract--*wink, wink.* Check the trailer here. Benjamin Bratt's brother Peter Bratt directed the movie. You can tell he has a strong sense of community because in this film he reconnects "neighbor" and "hood." The great acting and scriptwriting is worth a trip to the theater. Read my review here. La Mission opens April in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles at select theaters. Check La Mission's Facebook page for more info. UPDATE: For more movie locations and times go to

New York, starting April 9th

Clearview Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011-2301

Los Angeles, starting April 9th
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, 90046

San Francisco, starting April 16th
Kabuki Theatre
1881 Post St.San Francisco
CA 94115

AMC Metreon
101 4th St San Francisco
CA 94103


  1. I will definitely be checking this out! Harlem girl here! I love the Clearview Chelsea. I went to High-School in the area. It's a small theatre, but it's big on creativity and indy stuff!

  2. I would love to see this film I live in San Diego where can I see this film ?

  3. @ Nicole AKA Harlem Girl :) Check La Mission's website because I think they're opening in more NYC theaters than what I have listed.

    @ Alicia--I'm not sure if they're playing in San Diego. You would think with such the large Latino population there. La Mission is an Indy film so it's usually harder to get those movies on more screens. But check their site, join their Facebook page and see if it's coming to SD anytime soon. Thanks for your comment!

  4. Saw this film at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. It was the most professionally done film I have ever seen at an independent festival. LOVED it!

  5. I loved it too! It was one my favorite movie from 2009.

  6. this movie is crazy.. im dying to see it.. i live in NYC..when will it be coming to a theater near me?

  7. hi Alicia

    you all can see LA MISSION in San Diego at Landmarktheatres in Hillcrest.

  8. I love to see this movie, brings good happy memories, i live in whittier, ca. l.a. county, what theater will be showing this movie soon?

  9. Sorry for the late reply April 30th Anonymous. Check for updates on times and locations.


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