Sunday, January 25, 2009

Whine Tasting

Napa Valley rocks! I highly recommend the Villagio Spa in Yountville and do not miss the fantastic Italian deli at V. Sattui (don’t waste your money on the wine tasting – gag). Domaine Chandon is a great bar atmosphere and the flight is a good value at $16, plus they let you keep the logo flute. We LOVED Paraduxx, a real tasting served on the patio paired with cheese and crackers. The ’05 Postmark Rector Creek was amazing. If you like red Zin you must go to Rombauer. Spend the extra money and do the Reserve Tasting at BV. They were pouring among others, a ‘95 Latour…hel-lo that is a fine wine. Thanks to some dear friends we got a private tasting at Terra Valentine on Spring Mountain Rd. - the drive up was amazing.

Do I have to go to work tomorrow? Is it bad to show up with really bloodshot eyes? Is that wrong?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Great Wolf

Just got back from a client event at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine TX. It is a cool place with a giant indoor water park. The rooms are big but very lodge-y (log style furniture) and there are lots of kids even during the week. One night we were in the lounge and a lady walked in to get a drink at the bar, wearing her pajamas pushing a baby in a stroller. Okay. Did I mention it was in Texas?

The conference center has one big ballroom that would be good for a large group event but they are very short on breakout rooms of any size. I would only recommend it to a group of no more than 60 with 3 breakouts of 20 each.

The entertainment was 4 day weekend from Ft. Worth TX. They killed it – I highly recommend them for any corporate event. (

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year, New Start

New year, new start. I am anxious to get this year going and get to work. I have gotten so many mixed messages from clients about what say they plan to do and want a proposal for but then when it has come time to make a decision, it completely stalls out. Is that what this economic crisis has done to us? Left us completely paralyzed in fear to make even small decisions? That more than anything else is what will do us in: not moving forward and not moving backward. Just sitting in limbo waiting…