“And when your eyes
The grey window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colours,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.
Beannacht (poem) by John ODonahue
It’s been a busy couple weeks home with parents and friends visiting, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Whiskyfest, Fleet Week and all manner of events signifying my favorite season: fall.
Now it’s on to 2 1/2 weeks in my beloved Italy, this time specifically in Sicily and even more specifically, the Aeolian Islands where my mother’s roots lie, and thus, some of mine. I can hardly wait.
Top Tastes Top 7 SF Brunches Now: Breakfast tacos to champagne flights with upscale Indian food.
Imbiber Will Sh?ch? Be the Bays Next It Spirit? Move over, sake, theres a new Japanese spirit in town (my first feature for The Bold Italic).
Featured Neighborhood One Block Valencia Street: Where to eat, drink, shop and take in art in the Mission District.
Wandering Traveler 5 Hours in Heathrow Airport: Where to eat, drink and buy spirits… my first Travelux Magazine Feature.
As your personal concierge who tells it like a good friend would, I create personalized itineraries; provide food and drink consulting for restaurants and bars; and classes at companies for the layperson wanting to dig deeper in food and drink (more info at virginia-miller.com).
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Table8 National Editor/VP ZAGAT SF Editor SF Bay Guardian Critic IWSC Spirits Judge ADI Distilling Lead Judge
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