Are you looking for a great patio to dine at? I have found it for you! The Independence in Santa Monica. I needed to escape my home and dine out, I wanted to go to someplace I felt safe and I was looking for a healthy fine dining experience. The Independence is located really close to Santa Monica Place. I loved how fresh all the food is. Everything was so good that I can’t wait to go back. I also felt like it was very safe to dine at because they are taking safety precautions seriously. We started with oysters and we got a variety of them. They were fresh and complete perfection. I love the kale chopped salad with the goddess green dressing. It was is an amazing salad. I never have salad dressing and I had to ask for more because it was that good. I honestly wish…

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Overseas travel has been out of the question this year and that had me longing for my summers in Europe. I found my own piece of Europe in Paso Robles at Allegretto Vineyard Resort. The property has a zen feeling and transports you to Tuscany. You’ll feel like you are walking around the countryside of Italy. The resort is also centrally located in Paso Robles so you can explore the city. It’s the best getaway and if you are in Southern California it’s a great way to explore wine country and not have to head north. If you just want a lovely hotel stay there are so many things you can do while staying at Allegretto. You can wine taste on property, there is an Allegretto Wine tasting room that is located in the resort. They have beautiful single vineyard wines and estate wines. If you want a great dining…

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Are you looking for something fun to do over the weekend or even a weeknight happy hour? Since we haven’t been able to do happy hours with friends or loved ones Arguax has a fun Virtual Wine Kit that will bring wine tasting to you in the comfort of your home. I recently tried the Quarantine Edition which is a blind taste tasting. Even if you are just learning about wines, drink it occasionally or a wine expert it’s a fun activity to do. In your Argaux kit you will receive two, three or four bottles of wine that are wrapped. Don’t unwrap them when they arrive. You’ll also get a guide that will give instructions, it will also include information on varietals and regions to help you make an educated guess. It’s a great date night activity, family activity (21 & over), or if you want to host a…

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