Category: Food and Drinks

Villa Capri's Front View with a woman standing in front

Villa Capri Old-School Italian Restaurant in Carmel Valley

The sun was down as we walked up to a beautifully lit restaurant. Very unexpected, but so pleasantly inviting! In the middle of a strip mall sits Villa Capri Italian Restaurant, nestled into a Italian decorated piazza . Could this be the Authentic Italian gem in Carmel Valley that we have heard so much about? Authentic…

Drinks on a table at the Roxy

The Roxy, Rockin’ Since the ‘70s

We’re on a quest to eat our way up and down Highway 101 through all the restaurants in Encinitas.  It’s Date Night, and we’re on Restaurant Number Two:  The Roxy! Knowing Your Encinitas History  Longtime Encinitans may remember that The Roxy was originally an ice cream shop when it opened at 101 and D Street…

Grilled Halibut and Shrimp on a plate

Eating Up (And Down) 101 in Encinitas

Eating Up (And Down) 101 in Encinitas  I challenged my husband to dining at all the restaurants on 101 in Encinitas.  I hope we will not end up 300 lbs. before we finish!  Maybe this will motivate us to be more diligent in our workouts. Our first stop on this quest is Maurizio’s Trattoria Italiana…

Heather Winfield at rodeo with Cool Wind Media

How do you Break into Country Line Dancing

Country Line Dancing Craze Is this a new fad, or something that I just didn’t know about? I feel like I finally pulled my head out from under a rock. In the last year or so I’ve seen or heard more about line dancing than I ever had in my life.  And yes it’s really cool,…

Seagram's Italian Ice Red White and Blue

Try Seagram’s Escapes Italian Ice

No need to wait in line for your favorite Italian ice flavors! Because their Italian Ice Variety pack is back for another summer! And the popular variety pack features Cherry, Lemon, and Blue Raspberry Italian Ice and makes a perfect summer cocktail for July 4th and all summer long. Cynthia Bailey at Seagram’s crafted these cocktails….

Heather Winfield owner of Cool Wind Media at the Pacific Mission Hotel on the roof top

Mission Pacific Hotel at first glance

Yes, there are new things to do in Oceanside, California​. ​I do have to say. Oceanside has really come a long way as they have been progressively upgrading the area. We were ​strolling downtown ​Oceanside and decided to ​check out the newly opened Mission Pacific Hotel​, a JdV Hyatt​ Hotel. ​We heard they had a trendy rooftop bar. Who doesn’t…

Grand Wailea one of the Hawaiian restaurants

Yes, Hawaii is open for travelers

By Heather Winfield With many people going stir crazy and anxious to get out, the world is finally opening up.  And we are off to greener pastures or, should I say or off to greener Hawaii. And the Hawaiian restaurants. After you go through the pain of getting COVID test you can tour Hawaii once again.  We…