We never would have predicted the beauty and diversity we would encounter on our last visit to this beautiful country, Canada! Our prior travels have brought us here before, but somehow this trip felt different. This visit was a welcomed escape from our usual Southern California heat. We enjoyed the ability to experience Vancouver’s physical change in seasons, while also being greeted by fresh mountain air and the splendor of the colorful landscape. From the breathtaking hues of red, yellow, and gold found in the autumn trees to the mountains that made their presence known on clearer days, we each immediately felt serenity being in this magnificent country.
We have loved watching the trailers for Season 3, not to mention the heart stopping images from the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot. This is a pure sign that Outlander is definitely back! If you have a wee addiction for anything Outlander, we can imagine your responses. The glimpses into the next season may have ignited a wealth of emotions – more likely it reinforced your addiction to all that Outlander holds true. The reflection of history, journeys of hope and faith, impact of war, examination of morality, suspense, test of character, voyages into the unknown, bonds of families, honor, and love. The absolute truth is that you are left wanting more! From our perspective, we were entranced and completely absorbed by the imagery of Season 3. Starz has done one thing completely correct, the adaptation of Outlander is and will always be OBSESSABLE.
Only seven more days until the season premiere! As we get closer to September 10th, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to discuss our newly cemented addiction to this series, our desire to send a sincere thank you to the entire cast and crew, and reflect on our favorite moments of Droughtlander.
What would life be like without good friends and family with whom to share it? They can lift us up, give us support throughout all of life’s offerings, and, most of all, they can give us the freedom to find our own adventure. Work and other responsibilities are an integral part of each of our daily routines. However, when a close friend calls you out of the blue to go on an epic road trip – to see Diana Gabaldon – while also offering a chance for spontaneity and adventure, what should you do? That’s right! Find a way to quickly organize, plan, and pack – knowing that you have the full support of your family in the process. Well, that is what happened to one of our Sass3 lassies. Given an opportunity to see Diana Gabaldon was an experience she could not miss. Whether meeting Diana Gabaldon for the first time, or in her case for the fourth time, the level of inspiration she offers to her readers is something that cannot be fully explained or even rationalized to those outside of this fandom. Filled with an adventurous spirit, an impetuous desire to meet the author she admires the most, and spending quality time with a dear friend who shares her same Outlander addiction, our lassie did what we all would most likely do – she set off for an unforgettable weekend trip to Arizona!
In this blog we will discuss her incredible journey, what we can share about the Q & A while attending The Poisoned Pen event supporting Diana Gabaldon’s newest short story MatchUp, and the joys of friendship that can make anyone feel 25 once again! Come and follow Jae’s journey as she drops everything to go and see Diana Gabaldon, whose literary work has offered her escape, solace, and the desire to follow in the footsteps of history.
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
Seattle is my hometown. It is a beautiful city that is surrounded by water and mountains, which validates the nickname the Emerald City. I return as often as I can to experience the wide range of art, culture, and stunning natural scenery that Seattle provides. Continue reading Outlander Kitchen Tasting and Book Signing in Seattle, Washington
Theresa Carle-Sanders’ Outlander Kitchen cookbook was released in June 2016, and a book signing was held in Scottsdale, AZ. The event was hosted by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore with Outlander series author, Diana Gabaldon, in attendance. We were fortunate to attend and make a 6-hour road trip adventure out of it for a weekend! Continue reading Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Release Event in Scottsdale, AZ = SASS3NACH ROAD TRIP!