Playa Ocotol, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of my favorite places on earth.  I tend to want to visit places that I’ve never been, but Costa Rica always draws me back.  This time we are here for good reason – one of Ryan’s closest friends is getting married!  He lives in Playas del Coco, so Ryan and I […]

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JAMES BEARD AWARDS, CHICAGO

This is the fourth time we’ve had the honor of FIG being nominated for Outstanding Wine Program, and our third trip to Chicago for the awards ceremony (they were previously held in New York).  Although we haven’t taken home a win for wine (Chef Stanhope won Best Chef: Southeast 3 years ago, but still no […]

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Five Years of Marriage…

12 years together, a lifetime to go! March 31, 2017 marks our five year wedding anniversary, and 12 years total of being together.  It rained on our beach wedding (rainy weddings are lucky!), so we had to move the ceremony indoors at the last minute, with the vows on the back porch rather than the […]

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