Discovering OC’s Ultimate Private Event Venue!

{This was a hosted event.}
Tucked away in a quiet business park in Lake Forest, on Bake Parkway, is a fabulously elegant setting for all kinds of events and social happenings! From corporate meetings, to team-building, private parties, showers and testing of secret recipes--- this is a special spot indeed. The Wine Artist is also the perfect address for personalized cooking classes, private wine seminars & pairings, custom wine labeling events, iconic birthday...

The World Is At Your Fingertips at Melissa’s Produce

Melissa’s World Variety Produce company does it all in the world of fresh produce. They sources the items from 40 different countries, purchase the items, distribute them, and sell them wholesale and retail.  This includes a staggering number of fruits and vegetables from all over the world.  They are the largest distributor of specialty produce in the United States. But as we learned on a recent visit to the warehouse in Vernon, CA, it is so much more.  Melissa’s really celebrates...

Wine Exchange Offers Premium Wines & Mega-Selection

Sometimes we have a media event which unexpectedly coincides with a major announcement. On this fine March Saturday, it was just such a day. We were meeting with Best Wines partners Kyle Meyer and Tristen Beamon, to hear all about their vino business. Our group included members of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), and the day was planned by our esteemed President Linda Kissam. Little did we know they had just announced they were “on the move”!  Best...

FROM FARM TO YOU…. IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD!

On a recent media event in Temecula, CA we had the pleasure of learning all about how this company is bringing fresh grown produce and culinary delights directly to consumers.  Sadly, since I live in Orange County,  I do not get to take advantage of these incredible programs, but if you are reading this article,  and reside in Temecula, or North County San Diego, boy are YOU in for a treat! The parent company is Cultivating Good. That is the main company, and under that are three...

Diamond Jamboree—A Collection of Authentic Asian Dining Venues….And So Much More!

This center really is a GEM. And I do not use that term lightly. With just over 30 various businesses---this corner of Alton Parkway and Jamboree Road in Irvine is bustling with activity from early morning to late in the evening.  This is a haven for the Asian community---a place where they can enjoy cuisine reminiscent of their homeland, and share it with family and friends. It is also a perfect spot for me to locate “hard-to-find” Asian ingredients to make my fanciful creations at...