Author: Tracey

Nickel & Nickel Darien Vineyard Syrah 2013, Russian River Valley

Earlier this year I led a workshop on how to taste and write about wines at our company retreat in Savannah.  The wine we tasted was a Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay 2015, one of my favorite Chardonnays.  The workshop resulted in some inspiring and fun reviews of this fabulous wine.  In May I finally got to visit the gorgeous Nickel & Nickel Winery in Napa Valley.  We were taken on a tour of the of the entire place starting in the house. We walked across the yard in the breezy, warm May weather to the wine cellars. After the...

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La Casa De Pedro, Fort Point Channel, Boston

A few weeks ago I enjoyed appetizers and cocktails at La Casa De Pedro and promised I would be back would to explore their broader menu and write a review.  Well, I am a woman of my word so here goes. I had dined at La Casa De Pedro in Watertown many many years ago not long after I first moved to Boston and always had fond memories of this welcoming and warm restaurant.  Later last year I was excited about its second location opening up near my home and work in the now hugely vibrant dining scene of...

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Chanel Calfskin Pumps

‘One shoe can change your life.’ – Cinderella An innocent browse through the shoe sales at Saks resulted in Shoesday Tuesday welcoming the iconic Chanel name to the shoe closet.  My Saks card is like a frenemy.  I love and of course it loves me back, but sometimes it does feel like it goes behind my back right in front of me.  It’s like every time I get it down to a zero balance it just befriends me again and forces me to buy something.  Before I even realizing its happening, I am handing over that little black card, which...

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The Generous Pour 2017 at the Capital Grille, Boston

On Saturday evening I ventured to the renowned steak restaurant, The Capital Grille in Boston with my friend Erika.  As I don’t eat red meat, it’s a rare occasion when I will purposefully book steak restaurants, however, each year the Capital Grille does a can’t miss summer wine event called The Generous Pour.  The first time I attended this wine event, which runs all summer was in Kansas City, Missouri with my friend, Lauren where they featured Women in Wine and now after three Generous Pours that one is still my favorite. Last year they featured “Rebels, Rule Breakers...

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Skillet Salmon with Quinoa, Feta & Arugula paired with Hill Family Estate Albariño 2016

When I have a long day of work I used to always take the easy way out with carb heavy dinners of pasta quickly thrown pot of boiling water with no regard to how much I was eating.  That was then.  I honestly now can’t remember the last time I did that and try very hard to eat healthier and more balanced, especially Monday to Friday.  The weekends are still a free for all where food is concerned.  I love to cook with Quinoa as you can manipulate it by adding ingredients to change the flavor and there is...

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