The Hallmark Channel’s Spring Fling 2020 Movies Ranked From Best To Worst
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The Hallmark Channel’s Spring Fling 2020 Movies Ranked From Best To Worst

This spring The Hallmark Channel debuted four new and original movies to kickoff the season. Here is my review and ranking of this season’s movie premiers. I am categorizing each movie into various sections to support the ranking. Each movie will list the pros and cons in these areas: acting, writing, setting, engagement. I start…

A Quarantine Coffee Chat with Actor Ryan- James Hatanaka

A Quarantine Coffee Chat with Actor Ryan- James Hatanaka

Earlier this month I virtually sat down for coffee with one of the stars from the new Hallmark Channel original series, When Hope Calls. Ryan- James “RJ” Hatanaka and I chatted about all things When Hope Calls- from the casting experience to his hopes for the future of the show, and our mutual love for…

What You Need To Know About Wine Regions, Styles + Glasses

What You Need To Know About Wine Regions, Styles + Glasses

Terms such as “region”, “variety”, and “varietal” are mentioned and discussed amongst the wine community and those in the business like the weather. For those who are still learning, it can be quite overwhelming- at least for me. I’ve put together a guide of the most popular regions, wine styles, and which glass you should…

The Secret To Having The Best Wine Night

The Secret To Having The Best Wine Night

Phil and I were at a dinner party a few weeks ago and the host shared how he remembers his first bottle of wine. While it was not expensive or of high caliber, to this day he can recall the moment the wine touched his lips and the aroma from the bottle. The moral of his story was not about the power of the alcohol, but rather who we share a bottle with and the experience. I love hearing his stories about previous dinner parties he has hosted, the places he has traveled to for tastings, and everything in-between. After learning about his latest trip to France, the stories reminded me of a shoot Phil and I coordinated a while back for a magazine where we set out to create a moment that could someday be a dinner party story.