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Valentine’s Day Five Ways from PlumpJack

Valentine’s Day, it’s almost here. Whether you LOVE this holiday or IGNORE this holiday, it’s here to stay thanks to Hallmark. PlumpJack thinks that no matter how you feel about it, you can make it fun and an excuse to do something different than the average dinner and red rose. Here are some ideas:

  1. Tasting By Candlelight at Odette Estate – Indulge in Odette’s award-winning reds while delighting in artisan chocolates that complement the robust nature

    of the wines. Available through the 18th of February with advanced reservations – call (707) 224-7533 ($50/person).
    Why we heart this? How many opportunities do you have to do a wine and chocolate tasting by candlelight in one of the most beautiful wineries on the Silverado Trail

    in the truly romantic Napa Valley? We think this one is a winner.

  2. Get your heart racing on the slopes at Squaw and then settle in for a romantic dinner at PlumpJack Cafe. View Valentine’s Day Menu
    Why we heart this? Squaw Valley recently picked up a boat load of snow and new terrain is opening up every day. What better way to bond on Valentine’s Day than to share some chair lift rides, steal some kisses and then head down the mountain for Apres Ski by the fire? To top it off, a prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu by Chef Wyatt Dufresne at PlumpJack Cafe. This one gets our hearts

    racing just thinking about it.

  3. Celebrate Romance Package at The Carneros Inn, includes two-nights accommodations, sparkling wine at check-in, and dinner. Book Now
    Why we heart this? A stay at The Carneros Inn is the most romantic, no matter what time of year it is and the Celebrate Romance Package is available year round. Some things we think you and yours will love is the outdoor shower, couples spa treatments,

    a romantic dinner at FARM and picnic goodies from MARKET that you can take back to your cottage and curl up in front of your own crackling fireplace.

  4. Champagne & Caviar or a Valentine’s Day Gift Box – both available at PlumpJack Wine & Spirits – Marina. View Gift Ideas
    Why we heart this? Need we say more, Champagne and Caviar. Just two things that embody love and indulgence. Splurge on these two things and, well, enough said.
  5. Chocolate is the way to anyone’s heart – get the recipe for Pastry Chef Jon Howard’s Chocolate Torte.
    Why we heart this? If you’re going to shun the outside world this Valentine’s Day and stay in with your true love, there is nothing that says I LOVE YOU more than baking for that someone special. This chocolate torte is rich, chocolatey and can be enhanced with liqueur and fruit.

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at PlumpJack. May your heart be filled with love, wine, chocolate, Napa Valley getaways, caviar and romance!

Conversations with Hilary: Jennifer Montana


Jennifer Montana (photo credit Jack Hutch)

I am thrilled to spotlight my lovely friend, who also happens to be a very talented artist, Jennifer Montana. Now that her four beautiful children are young adults and out of the house, Jennifer is filling her days with her passion of creating beautiful (and meaningful) jewelry via her newly launched company, Jennifer Montana Design (website under construction). The best part, a majority of the proceeds go directly to the Montana Family Four Rings Foundation.

What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
Raising four loving, compassionate, respectful, giving children.

Do you have a prized possession? What?
I do, In fact I have many. In our bedroom is a beautiful Italian table that holds all the ceramic art work our children have made through the years. With out a doubt these are my most prized possessions.

What do you love about yourself? What do you think others love about you?
I think it would be my sense humor and my joie de vivre, to look at life through joyful eyes. As far as others, I hope it’s transparent enough to leave them with a feeling, “I like to spend more time with her.”

If you could be anything other than what you currently are, what would it be?
An artist, in the sense of a Picasso or Leonardo da Vinci. They were geniuses, and seemed to have no limits to their imagination.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Express my gratitude to God through prayer.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
Be with friends and family; cook together, then play word, card or board games.

key1What do you like most about what you do for a living/career?
At this stage in my life, with all our children grown, I am in a position to help others. I’m launching a casual jewelry line, Jennifer Montana Design, that not only is meant to spread a positive message but also employ people who are economically disadvantaged and at the same time offer them a sense of community. We are working hand-in-hand with The Harbor House, a non-profit organization. And what I am most pleased about is the majority of proceeds will be put right back into the community via Four Rings Foundation.

What were you passionate about when you were a young child?
In middle school, I loved my drama class and teacher, Ms. Zuliger. She was so creative. We would put on plays, lip sync, make movies (well super eight), edit, and build sets. She was the single reason I would wake up and want to go to school.

What are you passionate about now?
Giving back through making jewelry for Jennifer Montana Design.

What’s your favorite season? Why?
Spring. With new growth, budding trees, wild flowers, bright green grasses, the pungent fragrance of spring – all makes me look through new eyes. Seeing the beauty, is another opportunity to give thanks and be grateful for these gifts.

If you were a cocktail or drink what would it be?
I’d like to say some exotic mix, but truth be told, I’d rather be (on everybody’s lip’s) or in the company of lot of people, so a

beer or glass of wine.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
Books, oil Paints (can that count as one), and a good bed!

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
Be on a space shuttle orbiting the earth.

What’s the #1 most

played song on your iPod?
That’s difficult to say. I suppose “If I Were A Boy”

If you could have lunch with anyone, living

or dead, who would it be?

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
It’s never too late

Do you have any regrets?
Only in the sense of the time it took me

to realize my passion and my creativity.
I ignored for years the fact that I loved expressing myself in this way.

Define Freedom.
We have so much freedom in this country it’s sometimes easily taken for granted. But worldwide, to me, it would be to worship openly, the ability to educate ones self no matter your gender or social status or equality as it relates to opportunity.

What are your personal core values?
Kindness, compassion, generosity, loyalty

Fall in Tahoe: The Locals’ Secret Season

We love Tahoe all year round, that’s why we live and work here, but take it from the locals, the best time to experience Tahoe is NOT during its peak season. Tahoe summers are great, but here are several reasons why fall in Tahoe is better:

  1. Lodging Sunday thru Thursday brings better deals and less crowded hotels, in addition to traveling during off-peak months, like September and October. Enjoy PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn’s Fall Savings Package with up to 25% off your stay.
  2. The average temperature in September is mid to high 70s and October is high 60s. This makes for perfect weather to bike, hike, and any other form of physical activity. That’s why IRONMAN is having their event in Tahoe during the September 21st weekend (see below for details).
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  3. The spectacle of the changing seasons with a combination of aspens and cottonwoods transitioning to bright yellow and oranges create a magnificent display of autumn color starting in late September.
  4. Some of the greatest events take place in Tahoe, especially right in Squaw Valley. Check out the calendar of events below of some of our favorites. Check availability at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn for reservations.

Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings (Friday, September 5th)
A night of epic monstrous chicken wing proportions. PlumpJack Cafe represents this year with some delish wings and a fun band. Bands and restaurants will square off against each other in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences.  Wing vs. Wing, Band vs. Band, it is a night you will not want to miss in The Village at Squaw Valley.

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival (September 5th – 7th)
Three full days of culinary bliss, featuring cooking demonstrations, competitions, tastings, and more. PlumpJack Chef Wyatt Dufresne is competing in the Blazing Pans event and participating in the Grand Tasting.

Tahoe Fat Tire Festival (Saturday & Sunday, September 13th – 15th)
The Tahoe Fat Tire Festival features five different races, a mountain bike stage race, an amazing movie, live music from JellyBread and beer from New Belgium Brewery.

IRONMAN – (Sunday, September 21st)
Lake Tahoe will be one of the newest North American events on the IRONMAN race circuit. The IRONMAN Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bicycle ride and 26.2 mile marathon run.
Oktoberfest – (Sunday, September 27th)
One of Squaw Valley’s most celebrated events where visitors enjoy traditional Bavarian music, folk dancers, beer garten, brats & kraut and games. It’s fun times, set in a most memorable ski town.


PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn Pre-Season Closure (November 4th – December 5th)
The hotel and restaurant will close to prepare for winter. Our online presence at is open for business. Book your hotel room reservations and restaurant reservations online and contact our sales team to coordinate group reservations, weddings, corporate events and private dining.

Conversations with Hilary: Rob Goldberg from Tommy Bahama

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What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
I have no idea what my greatest accomplishment is, but I suspect my greatest contribution to the world is the impact I have made on the people I’ve had the good fortune of working with over the years that I have had the chance to mentor. The great thing about mentoring is that I’ve gained as much, (ok, more!) as I’ve given.

Do you have a prized possession?

One of my favorite personal possessions is my 1974 Ford Bronco that I have completely restored and use as my daily driver. More than 20 years ago I sold my beat up Bronco and said to myself, “Someday I’ll buy one and do it right.”  The other most prized possessions in my life have very little street value, but instead have a story behind them- a baseball mitt from little league, a hat I wore in my first Ironman race, a plastic miniature zebra that my daughter Georgie gave me for good luck on my way to a big meeting when she was a toddler. There’s nothing more valuable than an item that can conjure up life’s fondest memories.

What do you love about yourself? What do you think others love about you?

I like to think I can find humor in most anything. Not to say I’m funny but I appreciate humor and revere its affect on the world. The world is a better place when people are laughing.  Turns out others love me most when I have that frame of mind too. When I’m at my best, I can find the absurdity in our everyday, so very serious, lives, which helps put things in perspective.

If you could be anything other than what you currently are, what would it be?
If you mean non-human, my cats look like they live a pretty good life. They write their own rules and have a certain aloof, independence that I admire- a certain James Dean confidence that is unshakable. If you mean career, I consider myself among the lucky to have found my calling doing what I love.


What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Turn on the coffee machine, eat a banana with peanut butter (I rotate a variety of flavors) and work out.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
I love the drive home on a Friday. For whatever reason, the music goes up and windows go down on that drive. My company’s motto,Tommy Bahama, is “make life one long weekend,” so that feels real on a Friday night.  The best Friday’s include my wife Frances and our two daughters, Georgie and Charlotte. The summers in Seattle are magical, so a simple backyard BBQ at the house is all we need.

What do you like most about what you do for a living/career? 
I really like thinking about what a company’s “reason for being” is and figuring out what a consumer and an employee’s experience looks like as it relates to that purpose. At Tommy Bahama, our purpose is “to inspire the world to relax,“ so for our guests who experience the brand it could mean a variety of things whether it’s apparel, furniture, our restaurants- the possibilities are endless. I love working with a like-minded team riffing ideas that further our mission. Our employees are second-to-none, and our take on relaxation doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re just kicking back. It means we have a relaxed approach with each other and the world. In my job I get to be creative and challenge the status quo. Our business moves so fast that I never get bored and no two days are ever the same.

What were you passionate about when you were a kid?

I loved, and still love, sports. It’s a wonderful escape for me both as a spectator and a participant. When I was young it was soccer, lacrosse and baseball.

What are you passionate about now?

For better or worse, I’m passionate about almost everything I do; which can annoy some. My family is the center of everything so it’s easy to have a lot of passion for my kids’ interests and activities we do together. I’m also a tri-athlete and very passionate about both training and racing- less so on the swimming and training in the pool, but I can never get enough cycling and running. 

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What’s your favorite season? Why?

Hands down, my favorite season is summer. Seattle lives up to its reputation in the winter as wet and grey. Spring can sometimes be a cruel tease as the clouds and rain have a tendency to roll back in and spoil the party. Summer in Seattle delivers the perfect temperatures, long days that stay light until almost 10:00pm and lots of beautiful places to experience the season outdoors.

If you were a cocktail or drink what would it be?
I’d be a tall glass of milk- sensible but versatile. You can do a lot with milk- milk shakes, smoothies, chocolate, and strawberry- all tasty! Milk is loved by both the young and old. It makes my coffee taste just right and where would morning cereal be without milk? When it comes to impact, no drink packs more punch!

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have?
Fishing rod, solar power and a satellite phone (in case the island sucks and I can call for help or invite friends and family if it’s great!)

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
I’d be the Invisible Magician at my kid’s birthday party and really freak them out. Imagine being invisible and eating a piece of the birthday cake in front of the crowd! The cake would mysteriously float into the air and then disappear. Now that’s magic!

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Earth, Wind and Fire: September

If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

There’s a long list of people I’d love to dine with but on top of the list I’d have to say is Benjamin Franklin. I’m related to him on my mother’s side so I’ve always thought of him as an inspiration. The man’s curiosity of the world was boundless. Curiosity is one thing, but you take curiosity to new heights when you say, “What if we tried it a different way?” That’s when curiosity becomes brilliance.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

The Grateful Man

Do you have any regrets?
None that have lasted. With time, I have gained perspective and the things I used to regret I’ve come to accept as stepping stones to who I am today. Regret can serve me as a touchstone for needed change today.

Define Freedom.

The pure and simple understanding that my life is largely dictated by the choices I make and I have the power to change those choices whenever I so desire. The idea that I can impact anything gives me tremendous personal freedom.

What are your personal core values?

Believe in yourself, be kind, show up, and do your best. Period.  I’m working on patience but that will have to wait….

5 Summer Skin Essentials from Spa Director, Nancy Mitchell

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Nancy Mitchell, spa director for the Spa at The Carneros Inn shares her Five Summer Skin Essentials.

Summer may be winding down, but my days soaking up the sun will probably extend through October as the Napa Valley tends to stay warm through the fall season. As the Spa Director for The Carneros Inn, people are always asking me about my skin routine. I have mastered a routine that works for me and can work for anyone. If you’re staying with us at The Carneros Inn, I highly recommend our Carneros Custom Facial that is customized to your skin’s needs. Our estheticians are great at providing in-depth skin analysis and prescribing the perfect skincare products to make your skin glow. We use a lot of all-natural botanicals, anti-aging peptides and powerful anti-oxidants to give your skin that extra blast of nutrition. Also, don’t hesitate to ask for me if you’re at the spa, I love engaging with guests and giving suggestions for at-home skin routines. Here is my own at-home skin routine:

  1. I religiously cleanse my face and hydrate every morning and night.
  2. I try to exfoliate 2-3 times a week either with a chemical or enzyme exfoliant or a physical exfoliant. My go-to products: Epicuren’s Microderm Scrub, Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel, or for a bit more kick, mix the Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel with Epicuren’s 5 or 1-% Glycolic Lotion. Dr. BABOR’s Mild Peeling Scrub or Doctor BABOR’s Skin Renewal AHA Peeling is also a favorite.
  3. It’s not just about the face. For extra hydration when my arms and legs are really dry I like to like to mix Duchess Marden’s Damascena Rose Body Serum with any lotion for a dose of extra deep hydration. Best time to apply is right after a bath or shower when your skin is still a bit moist.
  4. My Secret Weapon is Dr. BABOR Collagen Ampoules or any ampoule by BABOR (another of my favorites is Algae Active).
  5. Drink lots of water to hydrate skin from the inside out. I like to flavor mine with orange. Also, don’t forget a stylish, floppy hat
    by the pool or a cute fedora when you’re on the go and outside.

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ABOUT NANCY MITCHELL, Spa Director, The Carneros Inn
An authority in the spa industry, Nancy Mitchell brings to her role as spa director to The Carneros Inn more than eight years of experience in leadership positions at some of the finest luxury resort and hotel spas in the United States and abroad. Nancy was most recently Spa Director at The Spa at Four Season Resort Nevis, located in Nevis, West Indies where she successfully reopened the spa after its closure to hurricane damage and prior to that at the Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts in Las Vegas. She also held a management role at Mandara Spa, located at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Wailea, Hawaii and at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.


Conversations with Hilary: Kyri McClellan, CEO America’s Cup Organizing Committee

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I have had the great opportunity to get to know Kyri McClellan, one of the loveliest, hardest working and toughest people I know. She is the face behind the America’s Cup Organizing Committee, which is tasked with raising money to help offset the city’s costs for hosting the racing event. The fruits of her labor are about to come to become a reality this summer when the America’s Cup debuts on the San Francisco Bay, July 4th. I, personally, cannot wait for this event and am so proud that San Francisco gets to be the backdrop to this stellar world-class event.

What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
Consistently persisting through adversity, at least so far. Also probably playing in the NCAA Final Four in Field Hockey and skiing in the US Downhill National Championships. We didn’t win our game, and I didn’t finish in the top ten in that race, but both of those experiences instilled in me a confidence that I can compete at a high level.

What do you considered your most prized possession?
Consciousness and my mental faculties. Without them I’m not sure what else there is. Also, my Blackberry.  I make no apologies for clinging to outdated technology. I think that smartphones have been as significant in liberating working mothers as any technology yet invented. My husband might disagree.

What do you love about yourself? What do you think others love about you?
My determination and optimism, but I am comfortable in my skin living my life with this approach.  I think others love that I don’t readily give up, and I always show up.

If you could be anything other than what you currently are, what would it be?
Done with fundraising for the America’s Cup and having vastly exceeded my targets. The chief executive of a foundation with the resources and passion to make a difference in the world. I think about this a lot these days, as six months from now I will likely be looking for a new opportunity.  I want to continue to meet amazing people, put my skills to work helping our community, and still have time to be a wife and mother.  Let me know if you know what that job is.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Usually throw back the covers and let my three-year old climb into bed to snuggle. He is our human alarm clock.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
Movie night on our couch with my husband and boys.

What do you like most about what you do for a living/career?
Working every day with a clear focus for the delivery of community and legacy benefits. For me, undertaking the America’s Cup has always been about leveraging the event to improve our waterfront and broader community.

What were you passionate about when you were a kid?
As a kid, like most kids, I just wanted to fit in. I was teased a lot and always felt like the odd one out.  By the time I was a teenager I just wanted to win and was very focused and driven in sports.

What are you passionate about now?
Living moment by moment, savoring the wins – big and small, and remembering to breathe. My two borrowed mantras are (1) Be the light and love you wish to see in the world; and (2) We May Not Have It All Together but Together We Have It All. Every day in my current job is intense and the way I maintain perspective is to greet each moment and challenge as they come.

What’s your favorite season? Why?
Summer. The down time (except this summer!) with my extended family and friends creating great memories…camping, trips to the beaches, etc.

If you were a cocktail or drink what would it be?
Navarro Pinot Noir grape juice, over ice.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
My husband and my boys which total three. I wouldn’t need anything else because my men are my life and my husband is my MacGyver (and he would have water, matches, food, a lounge chair, a Sonos and iPod…get the picture?)

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
Lay out by the pool and read, if I could stay awake. A day of leisure is rare.

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Tough call, my kids are always messing with it, so #1 is probably a favorite of theirs.…I can’t pick a single favorite although these days I generally swoon to Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Pistol Annies, Brett Dennen, or Pink.

If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Warren Buffet – his philosophy that nice guys can finish first speaks to me. I would love to understand more intimately about how and why he has built his empire while staying true to that mantra, as it seems so counterintuitive to the rest of the pack.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
Camp Lemonade. I make lemonade out of just about everything that comes my way.

Do you have any regrets?
Not that I dwell on beyond any given day.

Define Freedom.
The ability for all of us to individually and collectively pursue happiness.

What are your personal core values?
This may sound beyond corny, but it’s my truth and that is: Being the light and love that I wish to see in the world (my version of Gandhi’s famous saying). I can’t change or control the terrible things that happen in this world but I can bring my own intention and spirit forward and hope that it positively impacts those around me.

Q&A With World Champion Freestyle Skier, Curtis Tischler

At PlumpJack, we’re lucky to have a resident World Champion Freestyle Skier. Our own Curtis Tischler is the Director of Real Estate Sales for The Orchard at The Carneros Inn (a PlumpJack property). Curtis is a former eight year member of the US Ski Team and was a member of the 1997 World Championship Team. He has had more than 15, Top 10 World Cup finishes and was selected for 1998 US Olympic Team. So, if someone told you that you had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Squaw Valley and have Curtis as your personal guide on the mountain, you would probably jump at the chance. Right? If you’re a guest of PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn and you happen to be staying and skiing on a Tuesday, you can sign up (space is limited) to ski with Curtis. On Tuesdays through March, guests who are advanced/intermediate skiers can experience this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. Because we’re so lucky to have Curtis as a part of the PlumpJack family, he agreed to a little Q&A, so our readers can get to know him a little better.

First off, how did skiing become such a huge part of your life?
Many people grow up skiing on the weekends with their family and friends, but to get to the level of skiing that you accomplished requires a lot skill, time, and talent. I grew up in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and started skiing at the age of two. My parents and family were a huge part of why I was able to become an accomplished skier. By the time I was 18, I was a member of the US Ski Team and competed in World Cup events around the globe. For the next nine years, I skied 250 to 300 days a year by traveling back and forth between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. My success was a combination of hard work, dedication, and some natural talent!

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Hilary’s Hit List

PlumpJack’s President, Hilary Newsom’s Guide to a Ski Town

For those of you, who can’t possibly think of Squaw Valley for anything other than skiing, think again! I am living proof of this since I have skied maybe 9 hours in the last nine years. In those 9 years I still manage to travel to Squaw frequently for both business and pleasure. While my husband and kids conquer KT 22, I take this time to rediscover what I love most about North Lake Tahoe and especially Squaw Valley. Here is my “Hit List,” I hope you find the time to experience some of my favorite things.

Always Time to Shop – Shopping is my weakness. I covet the latest ski and après ski wear, because even if I am not technically on the slopes, I still want to stand-out in the crowd with the latest fashion-forward gear. You can always find the best in mountain accoutrements at PlumpJack Sport. If your toes are feeling a little frost bitten, a nice pair of Uggs will remedy that and we have the best selection. If you’re feeling a little frumpy after being in your ski clothes all day, Sara can find you the perfect outfit for dinner and cocktails. Of course, they have all the essentials, too, like goggles, ski jackets and cozy socks.

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Peaks and Paws Returns to Squaw

Squaw Valley’s summer of fun continues this weekend with the annual Peaks and Paws celebration. Bring yourself and your four legged-friends up to the mountains and stay at the areas only pet-friendly hotel, the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn.

Activities begin Saturday at 11am with the “Mutt Strut”, a three kilometer walk or run with your pup beginning in the Village. Top finishers will win Squaw lift tickets and apparel.

Sunday’s “Fetch Fest” is sure to draw a crowd as dozens of tennis balls will be dumped into Cushing’s Pond to find out which dog can fetch out the most balls before the
clock strikes zero. To the winner goes a

Squaw Valley Pet Pass and to the winner’s human parents go more free lift tix.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

“If Music be the Food of Love, Play On!”

The 39th Annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival enters its final weekend of the 2011 season, and will present “Twelfth Night” Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30pm at Sand Harbor. Come watch a wildly lavish production full of great dancing, swordplay, mischief-causing, music, and overall revelry in an alpine-lake-peninsula-theatre that has simply been called, “the most beautiful venue in the world.”

Shakespeare packages are still available at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn which will get you tickets to the show along with a picnic basket of wine, cheese, crackers, and a blanket for when the stars come out overhead to shine down on the stars of stage. (Don’t forget that our namesake, PlumpJack, was the Queen’s nickname for Henry V’s and The Merry Wives of Windsor’s, Sir John Falstaff, and we love all things ‘Speare’.)

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