Posts Tagged ‘Game of Thrones’

Adelaida Vineyards & Winery: Grape Expectations in Paso Robles, CA

Posted by melissa kandel on October 22, 2016 in drink, food, wine | No Comments

[Image via Adelaida.com] Like the pearl inside an oyster shell made from rugged, Central California terrain, Adelaida Vineyards & Winery is a treasure found amidst the peaks and valleys of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Except this pearl sparkles in shades of grape across 168 acres of sun-kissed vineyards. For 35 years, Adelaida has been bottling Petit Sirahs […]

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Yma Súmac: Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Late Peruvian Songbird

Posted by melissa kandel on September 14, 2016 in music | No Comments

If you’ve gotten a head start googling Game of Thrones-inspired Halloween costumes for your dog today—Does that Jon Snow get-up come in size small? Uh, asking for a friend.—then you’d know that Yma Súmac, famed Peruvian soprano, is the subject of the latest Google Doodle, arriving front and center to your search homepage on what […]

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Ice Cream and Beer: Your New Post-Game of Thrones Diet

Posted by melissa kandel on June 28, 2016 in beer, drink, food | No Comments

With the murder-strewn Game of Thrones season 6 finale now a thing of Sunday night past, we can definitively say winter came (and went), and until season 7 debuts or George R.R. Martin decides to stop writing in his LiveJournal long enough to finish the series, we must search elsewhere for icy inspiration. As luck would […]

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On Writing, On Wednesday: Be Your Own Worst Critic

Posted by melissa kandel on June 16, 2016 in creativity, On Writing | 5 Comments

There’s a troubling dichotomy that exists in the mind of a writer between thinking what you’ve just crafted is the most brilliant prose to brush against the blank page and wanting to run so far away from your own writing you reach a distant land where words don’t exist and people communicate using only their […]

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