Deirdre Michalski

Member Since:
Sep 2014

Deirdre is a freelance writer specializing in travel around the globe, epic bucket list trips, cuisine and chefs. Deirdre has her own web site, and also writes travel, culinary and lifestyle articles for on-line and print publications. Her web site is: www.TastesAndTravel.com . (She also writes for: Visit Newport Beach, Visit Huntington Beach, Destination Irvine and Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine.) Prior to this she had a thirty year career in marketing/public relations/social media for resorts, restaurants, & spas, 

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Published Articles (23)

Rediscovering Catalina Island


In Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine, this article explores what is new in Catalina such as zip-lining and other activities.

Discovering Two Unique Wine Bars in La Jolla


For my web site, an IFWTWA sponsored event with two very unique wine bars in La Jolla.

Pools and Patios for Staycations In Newport Beach


For Visit Newport Beach and my site, explore all the hotels/resorts and all about their amazing pools and dining options for locals.

Rombauer Wine Dinner at 21 Oceanfront Restaurant


For my web site, one of the most stellar wine dinners I have ever attended. Perfectly paired and hats off to winemaker and the Chef!

Lighthouse Cafe In Newport… A Beacon of Fine Cuisine


This Lighthouse inspired café on the Marina in Newport is delicious. A private media tasting with the Chef was inspiring.

Mount Palomar Winery Temecula


Craft Cocktails, Restaurant and exceptional views.

Paws Up For 8th Annual Dog Surfing Completition


For Visit Huntington Beach- Weekend of events and Dog Surfing.

Tips And Tricks For AmTrak Train (Surfliner) To Del Mar Races


A step-by-step guide of how to take the train from OC to Del Mar Race Track, where to dine, betting hints & afterwards. Also highlights the November schedule added.

Back To School… The Journey


Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine- Describes this fall activity from the Parent’s perspective. Not the kids!

Exploring Summer Fun in Newport Beach


This magazine article showcases some really fun coastal activities. From renting electric bikes, to night time paddle boarding with lights to see the fish, tide pools, hikes, ferry rides and […]

Visiting One Of The Oldest Restaurants in Europe


La Couronne in Rouen, France is on the du Vieux Marche was established in 1345. Pascal Olhats, one of Newport Beach’s famous chefs started his career there, so we had […]

Craving A Summer Poolside Concert? Or Perhaps A Stay-Cation in Carlsbad?


This article focuses on two wonderful summer events…1) Summer Concert Series By The Pool, and 2) A Stay-Cation at a gem of a resort in Carlsbad called Cape Rey.

Ironwood Restaurant Is A Welcome Addition To Laguna Hills, CA


The partner’s of Vine Restaurant and Wine Bar in San Clemente have another success here in Laguna Hills, and I am a big fan. Exploring the new restaurant, menu and […]

Newport Beach’s Passion For Power… Rev Up Your Weekends!


This article is a round up about all the car clubs, auctions and activities going on in June and July.

A Winegrower’s Story…Continuing A Legacy And Creating Award-Winning Wines


Meet David and Anya de Lancellotti who reside in a charming neighborhood know as Floral Park. David’s winery is called Formaglini Vineyards, and is the namesake of his Grandmother is […]

In Search of a New Holiday Tradition


Recounting the old, and planning for the future with new holiday traditions as times and family needs change. An upbeat story about creating a new tradition for us.

Pedego Electric Bike- A Tour Through Crystal Cove and Coastal Nature Preserve


This is an article taking the rider on a step-by-step ride thru the back streets of Corona del Mar, and south to access a lovely coastal Nature Preserve, and down […]

Poolside Dining


Visiting all the resorts and hotels we explore all the best places to dine poolside. What can be better!

Newport to Ensenada Sailing Racing Program- Come Early!


This is a large-scale annual race that departs from Newport Beach and heads to Ensenada each April. This article was encouraging Sailing Teams to arrive early and enjoy NB.

Farmer’s Markets Round-Up for Orange County


For my web site: TastesAndTravel.com — Reviewing all the Farmer’s Markets by day of week for all of Orange County. This is updated monthly.

Culinary Food Trends for 2015


For Visit Newport Beach’s Web Site. This was a three part series on food trends, and then dining and cocktail trends followed for the new year.

San Diego Comfort Food and Beer Pairing


For LOCALE MAGAZINE- Visited Seven popular restaurants known for their cuisine and vast selection of brewskies. The Draft in Mission Beach for example has 68 on tap!

Chef’s Tools


FOR LOCALE MAGAZINE- OC- Meeting with seven local Chefs to explore their favorite kitchen gadgets and tools. The things they can’t live without.