I also like #29, "If you owe someone twenty dollars or less, you may pay them back in beer."
My meetings continued with a rare opportunity to meet with Desmond Payne, the master distiller for Beefeater gin. He lives in London and while his appearance may give the impression of a mild-mannered fellow, his personality is the opposite. He has a wonderfully dry wit, loves the Negroni (as do I) and gets excited for good parties. We talked at length over lunch at Town Hall, where I had the excellent fish and chips in honor of Payne's hometown.
The Caldwell Snyder Gallery had its grand opening last weekend in St. Helena's Star Building, which was designed by turn-of-the-century architect H.W. Corbett. The gallery’s collection of modern and contemporary art includes pieces by Gilles Marrey, Frank Stella and Popliteo.
Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together
Greetings and salutations* Bay Area film snots … While Poppa H and the Daft Heiress continue our leisurely Sausalito Bay sojourn on Errol Flynn’s legendary 118-foot skiff, the Zaca, I’d like to turn the attention of the geek collective to a cinematic woolgathering I had while bobbing the day away.
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