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John Travolta & Other Stars Eat Up The Napa Valley Film Festival

Really, there were films shown at the 5th anniversary of the Napa Valley Film Festival, which took place Nov. 11-15 in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. If you were in the Valley for the festivities like we were, we understand if you got sidetracked from the main purpose of this event which has grown exponentially in its five years. Heck, there was a lot going on—and the celebs loved every minute of it! Two-time Academy Award nominee John Travolta summed up his visit quite well at the world premiere of his new movie “Life On the Line” when he said the Napa Valley is “beautiful and delicious.”

Wine And Wellness Blend At The Westin Verasa Napa

With several new developments underway, one can say that Napa Verasa Westin is having “a moment.” This week, it operates as a headquarters for the 5th annual Napa Valley Film Festival, which is fitting. The hotel’s longtime general manager, Don Shindle, sits on the event’s board and the ski lodge-meets-wine-country lobby—fireplace, comfy furniture and a wooden floor composed of wine barrel ends—suggests an atmosphere vaguely reminiscent of Sundance or Telluride.

MEX I AM Festival Spotlights Mexican Culture In SF Bay Area

San Franciscans don’t have to travel far to soak up Mexican culture this week. That’s because the best of Mexico’s performing arts, fine art, culture and ideas are being showcased at the second edition of MEX I AM: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT, a weeklong multidisciplinary art and cultural festival that runs through July 26 at various venues across the San Francisco Bay Area.