Copia Re-opens

On Saturday, February 18, the DeAngelos attended the grand re-opening of Copia in Napa. The museum and educational center funded by Robert and Margrit Mondavi was ahead of its time when it opened in November 2001.  It struggled for several years before closing in 2008.  Of course there was no “there, there” at that time. … [Read more…]

Sonoma Overview

For family and friends who will be joining Judy and me for our 50th wedding anniversary at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood, CA June 4, I will be posting information about where to go, what to do, where to eat and where to stay in the area.  Much of this is already available on our anniversary … [Read more…]

Anderson Valley Getaway

One of the many great things about living in California is the opportunity to do “mini-vacs” to places like Tahoe or Yosemite or anywhere in wine country.  Having pretty much exhausted the well-worn road to Napa, we tend to push further north to places like the Anderson Valley between Alexander Valley and Mendocino. Wineries here … [Read more…]

Time To Catch Up

It’s been a while since I posted anything to my site,  I guess Facebook has made me lazy.  Just too easy to take a pic and upload it to FB. So since the last shot I posted was of grandson and Special Boy Enzo, its only fitting I bring you up to date. Here is … [Read more…]

Mothers’ Day 2012

No, the apostrophe is not in the wrong place above. Enzo is celebrating with moms Colleen and Adrienne at Monclair Bistro(Oakland). Nonni and Poppi are there too.

Bocanova, Oakland

How nice a Father’s Day when your only daughter takes her only father to brunch at a well-regarded Latin American eatery in Oakland. Beautiful day, good food, great companion. We arrived a little early which gave us time to walk the farmer’s market along the bay. I have been to the Oakland Farmers Market before, … [Read more…]

Red Feather

Red Feather Winery and Vineyard 5700 Greenville Rd (between Cedar Mountain Rd & Crane Ridge Rd) Livermore, CA 94550, (925) 449-1871 One of the few wineries open in this part of Livermore on a February Tuesday. I’d describe this place as funky. They have some food bites and music on weekends but none when we were there. … [Read more…]

Shopping at Michael’s Crafts

Those Kazmar women know how to get The Boy invested in shopping early on. Here Enzo helps Nonni check out after spending nearly an hour touching every toy and craft in the store … one of Judy’s favorite places. That’s Bun with her back to the camera. Enzo at Michaels Crafts from John DeAngelo on … [Read more…]

Holiday in Sonoma

This past Saturday we traveled to Domaine Carneros, as we do every month, to pick up our allotment of pinot and sparkling wine. This time, however, we decided to make a day of it by attending a holiday show at the restored Sebastiani Theater on Sonoma Square. We had no idea what to expect. Would … [Read more…]

Black Friday at Golden GlenLyon

While many Americans were rushing hurriedly from one big box store to another, searching for that must have piece of electronics or battery operated game for the kiddies, the Kazmar Klan made its way to lovely Glen Ellen in Sonoma County. Bill and Joan Kazmar bid on a bottle of wine and won a personal … [Read more…]