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Los Angeles Times
December 2 2008

"At Indian Springs Resort and Spa in Calistoga, for instance, the hot-mud treatment starts when I lie down in a concrete basin filled with hip-deep indigo goop and attendants ladle more atop my torso. It's the most penetrating warmth I've ever encountered…" Read More


Time Magazine
September 28, 2008

"I love wine country as much as the next gluttonous wino pig, but for the past few years, we've been doing our "wine tasting" as a kind of afterthought…" Read More
August 3, 2008

"Okay, sure there are way more than just 50 reasons to love Wine Country. But we've picked out a heaping helping of our very favorites. Tell us some of your favorite things to do in Wine Country!…" Read More

Sunset Magazine
September 28, 2008

"I’m obsessed with swimming pools. Not just because I wish I could swim like Dara Torres, but also because I love fantasizing about the early days of swimming pool bliss, the turn-of-the-century era when natatoriums were where people hung out, dressed in their unbelievably ornate (and prudish) swimsuits…" Read More


The Wall Street Journal
May 31, 2008

"Next weekend kicks off tourism season in Napa Valley, a 30-mile-long patch of California Eden. Home to more than 400 wineries..." Read More

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