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…

Seductive Sunday
Meshell Ndegeocello, Outside Your Door

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Meshell Ndegeocello could turn me on singing the software agreement you approve before downloading to a computer. Ohhhh her voice. I remember first listening to "Let Me Have You" from the How Stella Got Her Groove Back soundtrack, which is my favorite song by her. At first I wasn't sure if it was a man or a woman singing because of the deepness of her voice. The blending tone of feminine and masculine is what makes her voice so enticing and rich. Ndegeocello is a hell of an artist. She's funk, hip hop, bluesy--all of that. The sista is a genius and can work the bass guitar.  I'm going to write more about her for this series but I want to do a little more research. I saw her perform in concert a few years ago and have a funny story to share. Meshell is a must see in concert. Real music. See for yourself below.