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Wine, Women, and Shoes ~ What a trip!

First of all, I learned something very important at this event… But, let me digress for a minute.

A while ago, I wanted to protect my camera from my husband. He’s lovely… no problem there, he’s  just been known to drop a few things, so I bought him his own camera. Now that he has one, and we’re in the same space, I can’t believe how easily women pose for him.

I watch and just smirk from afar. He seems to like it a lot, too. Since I hate having my picture taken, he’s now got a willing audience. (I know what side of the camera suits me best, let’s just say.)

Women don’t pose for me the same way… real truth being told. And, I’ve figured it out. Women don’t pose provocatively for other women, unless you work them really hard. And, I’m thinking that men don’t pose for men the same way, either… As a general rule.

So, it was really fun to be in his wake, as women just gave him that “sweetie face” that they do so well. He’s got a much more interesting portfolio from this event, but I did okay for myself this time.

Wine, Women, and Shoes 2010 was that kind of event. I just followed Jose and was part of his wake. They were in the mood, and I just capitalized on the moments.

A Napa Valley fund raiser… I’ve photographed so much wine, and so many people enjoying wine, that I went off the deep end and photographed just the scenery.

This video is simple fun… I start with a winery, I end with wine barrels, and in between it’s just women, shoes, and the guys serving it up on a platter to them.

Enjoy! It will take all of two minutes of your time, and I promise this is not your average wine event. Congrats to Elaine Honig who’s got it figured out… It’s off the charts, in my humble opinion.

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6 Responses to “Wine, Women, and Shoes ~ What a trip!”

  1. Vinogirl says:

    That was well worth the 2 minutes…thanks 🙂

  2. Jo Diaz says:

    Thanks, Vinogirl!

  3. April Damron says:

    Jo- Thanks so much for your support! It was great to see you and Jose having a grand time.

    Our sold-out event benefiting Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo was held on Sunday, June 27th at HALL Winery in the Napa Valley. We had 11 retailers, 20 restaurants, 58 wineries, Moulin Rouge dancers, a wonderful live and silent auction. As a result of everyone’s hard work, we raised over $175,000 for the programs and services at PPSD. Our Celebrity Host David Eigenberg, Steve Brady from Sex and the City wooed guests with his sweet nature helped raise funds through various auction items.

    P.S. Just wondering…did you resist the shoes, or did you buy a pair?
    best, April Damron

  4. Jo Diaz says:

    You know, April, Jose and I were so busy taking pictures that I missed buying any shoes. I’m horrible, and my daughters will tell you that I need to do more for myself. Now that you ask, that’s confirmed… I’ve become a clothes horse loser… My mother must be rolling in her grave; and to think that I was a fashion model from 12 to 21!

  5. Lorrie S. LeBeaux says:


    I am a lot like you. Fashion was so for me years a go, but I still like a little bling every now and then, but wine and food is my thing. I need to buy myself something instead of heading to Fresh Market to buy food or the wine shop. I must admit I saw a few pair of shoes I would have been tempted to purchase!

  6. Jo Diaz says:


    Now that I see them in my images, I should have come out from behind the camera ;^)

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