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…

Author Paul C. Brunson Bringing Love Advice to San Francisco

I know I said in my last post that I could NOT handle any more love advice. The older I get, the crazier the advice I receive. But I’ll make an exception for matchmaker Paul C. Brunson. Paul is the author of It’s Complicated But It Doesn’t Have to Be: A Modern Guide to Finding and Keeping Love. Yes, dating in the millennium is so darn complicated. I blame technology partly. It seems like people don’t know how to communicate in person anymore.

I trust Paul’s knowledge. I used to watch his YouTube videos and he gave solid tips for navigating the dating jungle. When I watched him, I always said, “Someone needs to give this man a show.” The folks at Oprah’s network OWN made a good choice.

I will be reading his book before he comes to Bloomingdales in San Francisco for his It’s Complicated Live world tour. The love lesson goes down this Saturday, February 23rd at 2pm. They’re going to have refreshments, makeovers, a discussion with Paul and a book signing.  Books will be sold there. Sounds like some fun girly-girl time, plus it’s free.

I’m looking forward to hopefully asking him a few questions, and getting good dating advice that I can use. I hear the event is filling up quick so RSVP.  


  1. Yay! Paul is cool. I bought the book but haven't started reading it yet. I can say though, from personal experience, that he gives good advice if you're open and willing to take it.

  2. @Erika
    And the key is TAKING his advice. :) I"m just teasing. I hope I get to chat with him. Fingers crossed.

  3. Haven't read this book yet but soon I will.


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