Articles written by: Wendy VanHatten

Meet Wendy VanHatten – WINE & TRAVEL EDITOR. Wendy is Editor in Chief for Prime Time Living Magazine, travel writer, editor for authors, published author, and food, wine, and travel blogger. She is a member of the Bay Area Travel Writers Association. Her children’s books, the Max and Myron series, teach children to read while learning to become good citizens with positive character traits. Other books published include a mystery, a Napa Wine Guide, and one about her dad and WWII. Wendy documents travel advice and photos in her blog, www.travelsandescapes.blogspot.com. More information about Wendy and her books may be found at www.wendyvanhatten.com.

My Secret Spot…The French Oven
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My Secret Spot…The French Oven

French Oven and Bakery by Wendy VanHatten Some secrets are worth sharing. When I discovered this little slice of France right here in our own backyard…I knew I had to share. The owner and chef, Yves Fournier, and his wife, Susie, grew up in a small village at the base […]

Sunnylands…Be Sure to Visit
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Sunnylands…Be Sure to Visit

Sunnylands by Wendy VanHatten A gem in Rancho Mirage has to be Sunnylands. If you’ve never heard of it or been there, it’s worth finding out more about it. First…a little background. Walter and Leonore Annenberg were extraordinary philanthropists, designating more than $3 billion in grants and gifts to major […]

Palm Springs Air Museum
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Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum by Wendy VanHatten Sure. Let’s visit the Palm Springs Air Museum. We’ve been to other air museums and enjoy seeing the planes and reading about their history. This one is different. The Palm Springs Air Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of […]

Carrieres du Lumieres
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Carrieres du Lumieres

Carrieres de Lumieres By Wendy VanHatten When visiting the village of Les Baux-de-Provence, we were told to visit the old quarry. “Go to the light show. It is in the old quarry. You’ll see Picassos there. It’s amazing.” A light show in an old quarry? With Picassos? Seems interesting, and […]

Parfumerie Experience
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Parfumerie Experience

Parfumerie Experience in Saint Remy do Provence by Wendy VanHatten The appeal of perfume is that it is at once ephemeral and empowering…~ Mary Gaitskill Traveling is experiencing. At least, it is for me. So, when in Saint Remy de Provence I decided to make an appointment at a parfumerie. A […]

Agay…Glad We Discovered This Place
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Agay…Glad We Discovered This Place

At first glance, Agay, France could be a beach town in any number of countries. There’s a mostly sandy beach dotted with beach towels, sun worshippers, and kids playing in the sand and water. Bright sun bounces off the clear blue water, creating a backdrop worthy of a postcard. Simple, […]

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