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Fran Endicott Miller

Luxury Lifestyle Journalist & Editor

Location icon United States

Fran Endicott Miller is a luxury focused freelance feature writer for a variety of lifestyle publications and websites, editor-at-large for JustLuxe.com, Forbes Travel Guide inspector, and California editor for luxury travel concierge service Essentialist. Prior to her journalism career she held positions in the fields of politics, television, and professional sports, and is proud to have established the Golden State Warriors’ first community relations department and programs. Principled and genuine, she’s known for thoughtful and thorough coverage, and for the quality of her writing. When not traveling, she can be found walking her Northern California neighborhood with her beloved golden retrievers Reggie and Nate. Follow her adventures on Instagram: @frandicott, and find below a small sampling of her many articles.

frandicott@comcast.net

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LATEST

Napa Valley Life Magazine
Napa Green

Claiming the title of Napa Green Winery entails action well beyond ‘reuse, reduce, recycle.’

HOTELS

65°/57° Mag
Luxury Retreat: Rosewood Sand Hill

Located on 16 prime Menlo Park acres with the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and Stanford University to the east, Rosewood Sand Hill’s buzzy energy is inherent.

Walnut Creek Magazine
Glen Ellen's Charming Olea Hotel

The charming Olea Hotel welcomes guests with a level of gracious hospitality typically found in five star establishments.

Haute Living
08/15/2016
Carmel-By-The-Sea's Hotel Carmel Charms

A weekend in Carmel refreshes and rejuvenates. Spend that weekend at the newly remodeled Hotel Carmel and reap the full effects of a classic Carmel get-away.

WINE & COCKTAILS

Napa Valley Life Magazine
Steward of the Vines: Tuck Beckstoffer

Beckstoffer. The name carries with it great - and grape - expectations. Quality, prestige, and distinction are synonymous with the iconic wine industry moniker.

Napa Valley Life Magazine
Harvest Traditions

Harvest is undoubtedly Napa Valley's seminal season.

65°/57° Magazine
Town to Country: Kelly Carter

Warm, personable, and self-effacing, the former journalist and connoisseur of the luxe life now serves as director of communications at Alpha Omega Winery.

65°/57° Magazine
Making Senses

Chris Strieter, Max Thieriot, and Myles Lawrence-Briggs grew-up playing in the vineyards that they now cultivate for their Senses Wines.

65/57
Passion for Pinot: Nico Cueva of Kosta Browne

Despite his penchant for the occasional adrenaline rush, Nico Cueva prefers to fly slightly under the wine industry radar. But as Kosta Browne continues its reign as one of the most collectable brands, Cueva’s anonymity wavers.

Walnut Creek Magazine
Ravenswood Flies Full-Circle

You know the logo: three black ravens intertwined in an art-deco circle of totality and timelessness. It's perhaps the most tattooed wine logo in the biz.

Napa Valley Life Magazine
03/02/2018
Goosecross is Flying High

Goosecross recently released its 2014 vintage varietals – its first vintage from dirt to glass.

65/57
08/03/2017
Nine Suns Rises in the West

Nine Suns winery shares its fabled Pritchard Hill address with viticulture powerhouses that could easily intimidate or overshadow the new kid on the block.

BEAUTY & FASHION

TRAVEL

JustLuxe
AmaWaterways' AmaMagna: These are a Few of My Favorite Things

AmaMagna’s experienced guests cautioned that I had started at the top of the river cruise ladder – that there is no better ship. After seven days and nights of pampering, fine dining, and exquisite wines, I knew this to be true.

Luxurytravelmagazine
Haute Living in Toronto's Yorkville

Torontonians share a passion for fashion, food, and culture - the fusion of which is found in the tony village of Yorkville.

Luxurytravelmagazine
Paradise Found: Punta Mita, Mexico

You know those fantasy ads and commercials that portray a singular couple strolling a vast white sand beach, with no one else in sight? This is the Punta Mita reality.

DINING

Walnut Creek Magazine
Stepping Into The Vault

The personal liquor lockers that line one wall at The Vault provide a tongue-in-cheek nod to the restaurant's former life as a true bank repository.

65°/57° Magazine
Wandering Gypsy: Joanne Weir

Chef, teacher, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, and travel guide. Joanne Weir has worn all of these hats – most often at the same time

Walnut Creek Magazine
Oakland's Homestead Has Heart

Fred and Elizabeth Stassen are doing something (actually many things) right at their cozy Piedmont Ave. eatery.

65°/57° Magazine
Breathtaking Beauty of RH Yountville

As the elegant gentrification of Yountville continues to evolve, a new entrant on the hospitality scene is commanding the spotlight.

Napa Valley Life Magazine
02/20/2018
Bluestem Brasserie

How this SF fave stays ahead of the fine dining curve.

Walnutcreekmagazine
Raise a Glass with Rocker Sammy Hagar at The Passage Bar in Mill Valley

To a certain generation, the legendary Sammy Hagar will forever be known as The Red Rocker and onetime front man for Van Halen. But to a generation raised on Rihanna and Bieber, Hagar is perhaps better known as that cool dude who owns rockin' bars and restaurants around the country.

Haute Living
03/22/2016
SF: 5 Reasons Coi Will Render You Speechless

Pronounced 'kwa,' the moniker's French to English translation is 'speechless,' and that is exactly the state in which many diners find themselves after enjoying a stunning meal at this haute jewel.

Haute Living
03/16/2016
SF: Why Little Gem Shines Bright

Little Gem, located at the corner of Grove and Gough in San Francisco, is a new kind of restaurant - a kind that is destined to become the new normal.

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