On Coravin: The Perfect Pairing: Wine & Art with Leanne Laine

One of the original pillars of my blog, when I started writing it back in 2012, was to incorporate articles about art and artists. I believe that art is totally part of the “wine lifestyle,” as wine itself is a work of art (and science), and those who appreciate the finer wines of the world…

In Support of Art, Writing, and all Things Expression

Life has been busy lately, and admittedly, I have not been paying much attention to the world outside of my realm of work and play. However, the horrific attack at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris has caught my attention, and my heart is breaking for the lives of those killed, as well as for the…

Independent Musician Spotlight: Galen Clavio

I have to admit that I have been lucky throughout my life to be surrounded by so many talented friends & acquaintances. Though not musically inclined myself, I have always held music to a high position of both entertainment & solace in my life. Since I was young, song lyrics & rhythms have played a…

Wine Artist Spotlight: Leanne Laine

A few months ago, while searching for some wine-related articles on the Internet, I stumbled upon some of the most vibrant and unique artwork that I have ever seen. Now, I might be a little biased because I am involved the subject of her art, but I think that Leanne Laine’s talent in painting scenes…

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin & Light Photography

I’ve been a little more creative than usual lately. There must be something in the October air… I recently linked up with Miami-based (soon to be New Orleans-based) photographer and videographer, Joe F. Cardenas. Joe and I have done a few shoots together on land and under water, but perhaps the most interesting and most…

October is H&W’s Anniversary Month (Part 2)

Woven throughout the months of spring and summer of this past year are posts that I wrote to support local small businesses and events that I attended either for work as a Host with DC Hot Spots, or for fun. I am a huge supporter of small businesses, in general, as opposed to larger corporations and…

Local Artist Showcase at Hotel Rouge-DC

Shameless Promotion Alert!!! I’m using my blog as a way to promote other creative ventures of mine. If you are in the Washington, DC area on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6PM-9PM, please join me, and four other local artists at Hotel Rouge for a Local Artist Showcase.  I will be selling some of my…

Don’t Bring Backpacks into the Getty

I landed in Los Angeles around noontime today, February 6, 2013. (I literally almost said June, which tells you where my mind is, or isn’t, or maybe it’s just a reflection on the amount of wine I drank at “Wine Hour” at my hotel.) Excited about the afternoon of leisure that I had awaiting me…