Crave – food & drink

More and more olive oil boutiques are popping up in California—and that’s a tasty trend. We visited The Quail & Olive in Carmel Valley to sample an array of premium olive oils and vinegars. Tasting of the olive oils and vinegars is free, and the staff are extremely knowledgeable. What’s unique … Read Entire Post

Crave – food & drink

Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (SARA) is a small brewery & tasting room in Capitola, just south of Santa Cruz, Calif. SARA says its “approach to beer making is one of whimsy, highly inspired by the Belgian tradition, but also in harmony with brewers all over the world who push against … Read Entire Post

Crave – food & drink

Like many brewpubs, Highway 1 Brewing Company in San Mateo County was started by a homebrewer. Its slogan is “Turning Water into Something Drinkable.” The indoor dining room (with its 12 windows) and the bar have views of Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean. From the bar, if you follow the … Read Entire Post

Dusk Patrol – surf news & initiatives

In Kauai? Wanna learn how to surf or take your surfing to the next level? Poipu Beach Surf School, located on the south shore of Kauai at Poipu Beach, offers beginner, intermediate and advanced surf and stand-up paddle lessons. Lessons include the use of a surfboard or paddleboard, rash guard and … Read Entire Post

Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

My first novel, DARK SURF, has been optioned for a movie! Super exciting!!! What does that mean? It means that a company has optioned the novel manuscript and reserved the right to make DARK SURF into a feature film. And we’ve moved beyond that… A professional screenwriter was hired to turn the book into a … Read Entire Post