Merci San Francisco

San Francisco Golden Gate BridgeIt’s really hard to believe that I have been in San Francisco for over two weeks and I am getting ready to leave. My heart is heavy because it knows I am leaving it behind, but I must attend to more business in Los Angeles and process what new business and life is about to come my way.

These past two weeks, feels like a lifetime, but a very new, vital and good one at that. I packed a lot of living and wine into the past days and here’s a brief recap and thank you to those who made this trip a very memorable one.

Welcome to St. SuperyI came up here for business (which went well), but it was all about the connections and heart that mattered the most. I was able to see old friends, , met some really cool new people, attended Jeff Pulver’s #140Conference and cocktail party (thanks, Jeff!), met a real Cowboy who uses an iPhone & does an has an #AGchat on Twitter (thank you Jeff Fowle), got squeezed into Bloggy Boot Camp (thank you Tiffany Romero & SITS girls), stumbled through my first remote webcast (thanks to Cellars of Sonoma, Scott and Mike), Left My Heart in San Franciscosize-thumbnail wp-image-881″ />tasted wine at WinterHawk Winery, Everett Ridge Winery, St. Supery (thank you Rick Bakas), attended my first Napa Facebook Meetup (thank you Andrew Healy and Terra Valentine Winery), meet a cool chick who makes the number one iPhone app about wine NirVino (thanks Meli J.), attended Ubergizmo’s Digital Summer Fashion Show Event (Thank you Eliane Fiolet), visited with a friend who is an angel taking care of her ailing father to give her some support, met up with the love of my life to offer my support and most of all was embraced and in the company of a woman who’s outer beauty is only eclipsed by her inner light (Merci ma cherie Catherine!). Thank you all mentioned and for making this trip a perfect start of my YEAR of BLISS. If this is the way my year is getting started, I can’t imagine what’s in store for me over the next 11 months.  Bring it on….I am ready!

And so as I get ready to load up the rental car to drive back to the city of Angels (because I have too much wine to transport via airplane, of course!) I say au revoir and a bientot to the city of Angels I have left behind!The New Mariposa
San Francisco I came to you wrapped in a cocoon, I leave you a butterfly ready to take flight! Thank you, merci, gracias! I will be back soon…very soon!