A Journey

One Mans Junk…..

April 5, 2011

There was no brand strategy meeting in Y2000 to determine the look of our retail stores.  There was the day that I was sitting in the middle of an empty 3,200 sq. ft space, flat broke, ready to open, with product of course…but nothing to put it on.  My dogs were there so I’m sure […]

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Meet the Diva – Saturday, February 19, 2011

February 8, 2011

Come join us this Saturday for a cooking class with Judy Witts Francini, aka, Divina Cucina!  Judy will transport us all to Tuscany as she prepares Sage and Walnut Pesto Cibreo’s Passato Di Zucca Sicilian Orange Salad Panna Cotta and Olive Oil Cake There will be plenty to sample and you will leave with a […]

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Santa’s Elves Busy At Work

December 12, 2010

I spent this morning at a new property that we are harvesting, HH Ranch, in the Oakville appelation.  It was a last minute deal that looks like it will yield a first class oil. When all was good at the Ranch, I ran back to Rutherford to check on the troops.  As I walked through […]

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Bringing Winter into the Stores

December 2, 2010

Normally the olive harvest is over and the holidays begin….not this year…the holidays have begun! I had one day that I could run out to gather vegetation for the stores.   Normally we go out hunting in the forest but this year, we didn’t have time.  I grabbed my good friend and fellow merchandiser, Sue Tipp, […]

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Check us out in October 2010 Vogue Magazine!

October 1, 2010
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Strong Body….Strong Mind

January 1, 2010

As we approached Firenze, I looked out the window and was immediately taken in by the beauty….the farms…the olive trees…the green lush fields.  The closer we came to landing, the more energized I became.  The wheels and my soul touched the ground in unison.  We were back…and it felt right.  We all quickly disembarked…hopped on […]

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Looking back….

December 26, 2009

When our plane touched ground in San Francisco, I had feelings of great anticipation.  I was energized and had a plethora of ideas for my company and myself.  I was sure that I had brought life in Italy back with me and was determined to infuse it into all that I did. The plane pulled up […]

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