The Essential Guide is to Release New Publication from Napa, Sonoma & Marin, California

September 23, 2015— Just released by Byrdnest Publishing Inc. and Essential Guides Inc.'s, owners Trish and Chip Byrd announce The Essential Guide ~ Napa • Sonoma • Marin by Publisher-Owner, Loretta Chuzum, will be a stunning presentation of world-renowned destinations in the Napa Valley that exude excellence as travel and tourism brands. A true labor-of-love, this image-rich publication of Northern California wine country will offer the reader an experience that is an intimate escape to this stunning top vacation destination, depicting a lively collection of art, fashion, food, architecture, design and fun. It will offer travelers and locals alike a beautifully-crafted and accessible guide to the very best of Napa, Sonoma & Marin.


She is formerly the Wine Director and Manager of Joseph’s Restaurant in Santa Fe, NM., where she opened Joseph’s from the ground up and designed a notable Wine List. The well-selected list and applauded service was regularly mentioned in restaurant reviews including The New York Times, Sunset Magazine and Edible.

Loretta was the Owner-Operator of Wild Life, a clothing boutique in the beautiful and unique community of Taos, NM for more than 11 years and was an Essential Guide advertiser as well. After closing her business in 2008, she pursued a career as a Sommelier and became the Wine Director for Joseph’s in Santa Fe, NM. Napa Valley and Sonoma is a logical locale for combining her appreciation of wine and food, sharing stories with others and her passion for outdoor adventuring. Having lived in Mammoth Lakes as a ski instructor before relocating to New Mexico, she is happy to be back in California.

A collection of a very eclectic lifestyle all added up to a passion for the varied aspects of a life well lived—a similar life choice of readers of The Essential Guide publications.


The Essential Guide ~ Santa Fe • Taos; The Essential Guide ~ Charleston • Savannah • The Lowcountry; The Essential Guide ~ Spokane • Coeur d’Alene • Walla Walla; The Essential Guide ~ Napa • Sonoma • Marin.

Each Essential Guide publication features countless design inspirations and ideas contributed by professionals in the field. Being a reader of The Essential Guide means you are in the know, but you are never a know-it-all. It means you know all the right destinations, but still appreciate well-tailored advice. It means you love the five-star everything, but the stand-up-and-eat food truck on the plaza is just as important along the journey of discovering the new. It means you love the classic, but you know that a classic can be found anywhere, and made anytime.

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Napa Sonoma Marin Press Release 2016 Napa Sonoma Marin Press Release 2016 (138 KB)

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