November 18, 2008

I don’t even know where to begin with this weather—like, when did I move back to LA? And whoa, my convertible actually makes sense in San Francisco right now. It was truly magnificent to be up in wine country this weekend during such a bizarre heat wave. Spring fever in mid November, woot! Healdsburg is one of my favorite places in the 707, especially with all the fall color. Get up there now if you can—and if you need to know where to go, look here at my past Healdsburg jetsetter pieces for some guidance and ideas.

This week, we have the next installment of the hardhat, from guest writer Erin Archuleta, and now, a bookish giveaway! This week’s giveaway is courtesy of Chronicle Books: Baking for All Occasions by Flo Braker (I know, her last name has just one superfluous consonant). The odds for this drawing are good because there will be three lucky winners (you also get a Chronicle tote bag). To enter to win, please forward this week’s tablehopper newsletter to a buddy (or more, you star!!), telling them why they would dig a subscription to the tablehopper e-column (if you call it a blog, you are disqualified, and I am so not kidding), and CC or BCC luckyme [at] tablehopper [dot] com so I know you sent it—I promise I won’t use anyone’s email address. Deadline to enter is midnight on Sunday November 23rd. I’ll notify the three winners soon thereafter!

Oh, and I have to do a shout to reader Jillian C., who wrote in a question, but my email to her keeps bouncing. Jillian, can you send me your phone number instead? Or another email? Didn’t want you to think I was ignoring your question. That would be rude.

Chow ciao,