Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of places we’ve been, things we’ve seen.

The Making of Outlander with Tara Bennett and Script Writers – Pasadena, California

To some people, we may seem a bit fanatic, especially to those who have not read or watched the Outlander Series.  We amaze ourselves, at times, for the lengths we go through just to attend an Outlander event.  Although Sass3 attended Tara Bennett’s book signing of The Making of Outlander (about 350 miles away in Scottsdale, Arizona) back in November, we found ourselves, again, taking yet another journey to see her – all in the name of Outlander! We made a second trip to Pasadena, California, (and purchased an additional book) for one more autograph session.  We can never grow tired of Outlander – yeah, we’re a bit fanatic! Continue reading The Making of Outlander with Tara Bennett and Script Writers – Pasadena, California

Five Reasons Why Sass3 Loves Caitriona Balfe

 

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Caitriona Balfe – actress, model, humanitarian.  What a wonderful person she is! Here are just five of the reasons we, the Sass3nachs, love Cait.  The 2017 Golden Globes are upon us, and Caitriona has been nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama.”  We wanted to reflect on why the Sass3nachs love her and feel she deserves an award. Continue reading Five Reasons Why Sass3 Loves Caitriona Balfe

Tea Upon Chatsworth, An Outlander Ornament Exchange in San Diego

Tea Upon Chatsworth is a cozy, quaint cafe located at 2180 Chatsworth Blvd. in San Diego, California.  The tea room is a lovely place to savor tea and desserts.  Patrons visit for a unique way to enjoy refreshments and conversation with friends and family.  With antique tea cups and teapots, it has the romantic charm that will captivate any guest.  Naturally, the ambiance attracted Outlander SoCal Edition, San Diego Chapter, to hold their Annual Ornament Exchange there.

The San Diego family is a small, but close-knit group.  Most of the Outlander SoCal Edition gatherings are centered around Los Angeles; however, San Diego hosts occasional events.

Below is a photograph of San Diego Outlander Fans.  One Outlandish sister drove down from Los Angeles.

Photo Courtesy:   Outlander SoCal Edition, San Diego Chapter / @SDSoCalOutlander

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The Making of Outlander Book Signing Event – Scottsdale, Arizona

Going behind the scenes of our favorite television show, Outlander, would be a dream come true!  The likelihood of that, however, is slim to none.  Thank goodness author Tara Bennett wrote the companion book, The Making of Outlander!

The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona hosted a book signing event at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas.  We didn’t want to miss an opportunity to meet Tara and see Diana again, so we loaded up the car and headed out towards Arizona.

In today’s blog, we will share our adventure meeting Tara Bennett. Here is what we will cover:

  • Our road trip from San diego to Arizona
  • The Making of the Outlander book signing and meeting Tara Bennett
  • Some quotes from Diana Gabaldon and new books coming out
  • Our review of the hotel accommodations
  • The gem we found on our drive home

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J&C Hike Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

Our Jamie and Claire Funko Pop! figures tend to go a lot of places with us, particularly on our My Peak Challenge (MPC) hikes.

On this serene day, which happened to be Sam Heughan‘s birthday,  a group of “Peakers” decided to hike to the waterfall at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. This oasis is centrally located to the 5, 805 and 15 freeways right near Mira Mesa, California.

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The Domaine Artefact Winery is the Perfect Place for all Outlander Fans to Gather

Courtesy: Domaine Artefact Winery / http://domaine-artefactwine.com/
Courtesy: Domaine Artefact Winery / http://domaine-artefactwine.com/

I truly enjoy attending events and gatherings that bring Outlander fans together.  One of my favorite gatherings was held at the Domaine Artefact Winery located in Escondido, California.  The winery previously held an Outlandish Wine Tasting event to help celebrate their wine entitled La Dame Blanche, named in honor of our beloved Claire Fraser.

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