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Auction Napa Valley 2014

No. 13

Had a great time at Auction Napa Valley over the weekend. Lots of money raised for local charities, a record-setting $18.7 million to be exact. Lots of parties and not a few glasses of wine. Here’s a slideshow I put together of the event. <iframe src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/dNBXUmAGyEk” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe>

Bistro Don Giovanni

Just off Highway 29 on the outskirts of Napa, Bistro Don Giovanni is popular with locals and visitors. The food here is rustic and hearty. Eat indoors in the big, warmly decorated dining room or dine in a glassed-in terrace where a log fire crackles in winter. On warm days, you can sit on the…

Silverado Resort and Spa

Like golf? A lot? Then the Silverado Resort and Spa is worth checking out. This luxury hotel has not one but two 18-hole, par-72 PGA championship golf courses. Golf not your bag? Not a problem. In addition to acres and acres of lushly maintained grounds, the hotel features a 16,000-square-foot spa where you can get gussied…

Napa Riverfront

  It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when downtown Napa was an uninviting place singularly lacking in charm. For fine dining and picturesque settings you went upvalley to Yountville, Oakville, etc. But over the last 10 years or so there’s been a transformation from scrubby to spiffy; the downtown dining dilemma…