Anthony Amalfitano - Amalifitano's Bakery
The pastries and cakes at Amalfitano Bakery are rich, fresh and delicious, and that should be no surprise: Amalfitano is owned and operated by the same family that ran Ramona's Bakery for years. There's no cutting corners here, and no substitutes. The bakery is well on its way to becoming the favorite bakery in the area.
Marie Gewirtz - Marketing & PR, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Annual Catalan Festival July 21 - July 22, 2012
From 11:00am - 4:00pm - Join us for a day Spanish food, wine and entertainment with lively classical guitar, passionate flamenco dancing, a festive grape stomp and traditional folklore surprises. Stroll and enjoy savory tapas, paella demonstrations and wine seminars as you sip our acclaimed California sparkling and estate wines.
As the first sparkling wine house in California’s renowned Carneros region, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was established in 1986. Gloria Ferrer embodies Spanish winegrowing history, time-honored tradition, and centuries-old winemaking practices in creating exceptional sparkling and estate varietal wines blended to pair perfectly with food. With most of our 335-acre estate dedicated to Pinot Noir, we are steadfast in our belief that this enigmatic variety brings a timeless grace to our sparkling and estate varietal wines. The Ferrer family’s culture of generosity is expressed in their commitment to high-quality, affordable wines for everyone to enjoy. Celebrate Spain in Sonoma overlooking our Carneros estate vineyards.
Lizanne Falsetto - ThinkThin® founder
Few young women are offered the choice between a career in basketball or fashion. ThinkThin® founder and CEO Lizanne Falsetto chose fashion and embarked on a successful business chapter that took her to live and work in Japan, Paris, Milan, New York, Australia and Madrid. From both sports and fashion, she gained a deep knowledge and understanding of nutrition and its role in health. From her Italian grandparents, however, she developed a great respect and love for real food – freshly picked from the garden and brought to the table for nourishing conversation and warm family laughter.
Balancing a career and motherhood led to the thinkThin® formula: simple, nutritious and delicious portable food. ThinkThin® protein bars are a good source of protein, 0 grams sugar and gluten free that helps support an active lifestyle.
Besides being a businesswoman and mother of two, Lizanne is a passionate philanthropist dedicated to fighting and creating awareness for diseases like obesity and diabetes. She has also raised over $250,000 for research and education related to cancer and other epidemics. In 2010, Lizanne was awarded the prestigious Leadership Award from The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) for outstanding leadership in 2009. She is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and a board member of the Arizona Cancer Center. ThinkThin® is a proud sponsor of the Dream Foundation whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families who are battling terminal illness. The Dream Foundation has earned recognition and a 4-star rate by Charity Navigator and a Seal of Excellence from Independent Charities of America.