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…

Check Me Out at Beast Crawl Literary Festival in Oakland

Beast Crawl is one of the largest, if not the largest, literary festival in Oakland. It's kind of like a pub crawl where you hop from one bar to another with group of people. During Beast Crawl, you hop from different locations in Downtown Oakland to listen to writers read their work. If you've ever been to Litquake, they're very similar except this one has Oakland, East Bay flavor.

I'm excited to be reading with Liminal, a feminist/womanist writing space in Oakland founded by Gina Goldblatt. We are going to break shit down and keep it real about womanhood and gender with our storytelling and poetry. What you get on this blog is what you'll get from me in person, but even better.

So come out on Saturday, July 16th at Darling's Elixr in Downtown Oakland, 6:30-7:30pm. And the best part is Beast Crawl is free! You get to hear some of the most amazing writers, in person, for free. I hope to see you there.