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At Sea with Casa Ceja Wine Club

3 Mar


I feel pretty fortunate to call this life of mine work. I just got back from an eastern Caribbean cruise with 120 of our awesome Casa Ceja Wine Club members. The Celebrity Reflection was our home for seven days, which is undoubtedly the most luxurious and magnificent ships I’ve been on. Our agenda was relaxed but was naturally interweaved with six exclusive wine focused events (heaven for foodies and winos). Some of my favorites included, a winemaker luncheon, a cooking demo and a salsa dance cocktail fiesta, all in which were entertaining, informative and fun!

We set sail from Miami and leisurely made our way to St. Maarten and then to St. Thomas to explore the breathtaking U.S. Virgin Islands. Each stop was simply glorious with stunning panoramic views of crystal clear Caribbean water, lush vegetation and white sandy beaches – paradise in a nutshell.










P.s. stay tuned for the announcement of our third cruise, as this location is a mystery destination. Ole!




Floating in a Sea of Yellow

4 Feb


Floating in a sea of mustard flowers…

This is one of my favorite seasons in Napa Valley! Who else agrees?

P.s. embrace the color yellow. Here’s why… with a perpetually positive outlook you inspire others. You have a knack for tuning out the noise, chaos and judgmental opinions. People associate you with being imaginative, happy, and passionate about life. Ole!


Happy Cinco de Mayo!

5 May


I couldn’t help but get a bit giddy about Cinco de Mayo after one of my best babes, Christina, emailed me this deliciously colorful and edible Ole! churro. I mean, simply adorable right?

In honor of this festive day here’s my version of the ultimate Refreshing White Sangria (that I perfected a few years ago). Considering that I love both Sauvignon Blanc & Sangria I decided to combine the two and make the perfect festive cocktail! This cocktail is both energizing and beautiful, making me so excited for the summer season to begin. Ole!




Dalia’s Refreshing White Sangria
Serves 6 people


  • 1 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 6 slices of oranges
  • ½ cup of sliced white peaches
  • ½ cup of sliced apples
  • ½ cup of blackberries
  • ½ cup of raspberries
  • 1 cup club soda or Sprite
  • Ice


Combine white wine, brandy, and sugar in a large pitcher, then stir in ice. Continue stirring until the sugar is dissolved, then add the lime, oranges, white peaches, apples, blackberries & raspberries. Lastly, stir in the club soda. Add ice as you need and enjoy sipping this refreshing beverage during a sizzling afternoon!


Dalia x



Ready To Sparkle?

10 Dec


I only drink sparkling wine on two occasions. When I am in love and when I am not… -Coco Chanel

This time of year makes me giddy and excited for holiday parties, Tahoe getaways, ice-skating, cozy nights in and planning for NYE (can you believe 2014 is around the corner?). With so much to celebrate and be thankful for I’m elated to announce the release of our Late Disgorged Brut Sparkling Wine! Yes, it’s true I am a die-hard bubbles fan and never need a reason to POP a bottle of delicious bubbles. Ours is both creamy and toasty with a crisp lingering finish – simply perfection!

Click HERE to bring a little sparkle to your holidays. Ole!

P.s. What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?


Dalia xo


La Casa Azul de Frida Kahlo

15 Nov

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you… -Frida Kahlo 


{Frida Kahlo – Cover of French Vogue Magazine, 1939}

A few weeks ago my mom and I had the opportunity to travel to Mexico City to promote Ceja Vineyards at an international wine exhibition. As a travel aficionado, I was elated to visit the birthplace of the iconic Frida Kahlo. We jumped at the chance to visit her eclectic home and spent an afternoon catching a glimpse into her life. She lived, painted and eventually died at her home suitably called, La Casa Azul or The Blue House in Coyoacan.

Ever since I can remember, I have been intrigued and inspired by her work, her controversial lifestyle and complex marriage to Diego Rivera. Frida embodied a saint, muse, lover, mistress, bisexual, victim, and survivor. She was the very model of the bohemian artist: unique, rebellious, and contradictory. A cult figure adopted by feminists, artists, fashion designers and pop culture.

Here are a few of my favorite snapshots. Take a peek inside her incredible life…


{La Casa Azul. Inside her home patio}


{Self portrait of Frida found in her home in 2004}


{Frida’s art studio desk and personal portrait mirror}


{Taking it all in. So. Much. History.}


{Frida’s colorful wardrobe – discovered in her home in 2004}


{Self portrait, “Las Dos Fridas” – 1939}


{Her amazing kitchen. My mom  and I were in complete awe}


{Luscious gardens inside La Casa Azul}


{Wedding portrait. Frida and Diego – 1931}


{Framed photograph of Frida in her art studio – 1934}


{Her bedroom & the place where she passed away. “I hope the exit is joyful — and I hope never to return — Frida.”}


{One of my favorite paintings, “Viva La Vida” -1954}

 I hope you have a beautiful weekend!


Dalia xo