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Theresa Sterbis
Works at Theresa M Sterbis, CTD, LLC d/b/a Project Partners Design
Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Fremont, California
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The seventh day in a seventeen-day adventure to the land of snow and ice and so much more.

I saw a quote credited to the late Susan Sontag that read “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” I couldn’t agree more! It was with that spirit in mind that I began this series entitled ‘From The Everywhere List’. First quest – Antarctica. Back…
I saw a quote credited to the late Susan Sontag that read "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." I couldn't agree more! It was with that spirit in mind that I began this series entitled ...
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Measuring drive time one mission at a time.

Early in July, I had the pleasure of participating in the Wine Bloggers Conference in Buellton, California. Unlike many who experienced delays and snarls getting there from all over the US, Canada and South America, I had the easy 265-mile drive following…
Early in July, I had the pleasure of participating in the Wine Bloggers Conference in Buellton, California. Unlike many who experienced delays and snarls getting there from all over the US, Canada ...
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The fifth day in a seventeen-day adventure to the land of snow and ice and so much more.

I saw a quote credited to the late Susan Sontag that read “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” I couldn’t agree more! It was with that spirit in mind that I began this series entitled ‘From The Everywhere List’. First quest - Antarctica. Back…
I saw a quote credited to the late Susan Sontag that read "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." I couldn't agree more! It was with that spirit in mind that I began this series entitled ...
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The giraffes on the label sold the bottle. Would it be worth it?

I am generally not one who buys on impulse. Grocery store end caps and checkout line offers aren’t likely to sway me unless they happen to be offering a good deal on something I am already planning to purchase. In fact, the more something is marketed, the…
I am generally not one who buys on impulse. Grocery store end caps and checkout line offers aren't likely to sway me unless they happen to be offering a good deal on something I am already planning...
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Lazy Mutt farmhouse ale from Minhas brewery up in Monroe Wi. Sprawled out
dog graphic, great name, goes down smooth, light and easy. Also makes great
beer bread.

My favoritest-favorite serendipity find is a gorgeous flower label. Tarima
Hill Monastrell (sp?) red wine. The first bottle was 5.99 at World Market,
the kind of thing I grab for liberally pouring into stews and simmers. Once
home, I splashed some into the beans I was cooking, then poured a glass and
let it breathe while I stirred. When I took a sip and the flavor hit my
tongue, I said, "oh, my god!" loud enough to bring Paul running into the
kitchen to see if I'd set something on fire.

Not to build it up too much. It's no life-changing experience, but it does
say something that when I went to Binny's Booze Emporium to grab many more
bottles, they knew exactly what I was looking for and were totally out of
that year's vintage. Parker rated it at 95. Prices now run $9-$15 and
they have two labels to catch the "I won't buy cheap wine" market. (Fancy
gold leaf and Tarima Hill as the name. Dead boring.)
As far as I tell from taste tests, it's the same wine.

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Did this restaurant reviewer go to the same restaurant?

It had been awhile since BlueEyes and I went off to try out a restaurant with the Adventurous Pair. Usually we head off to some new venue that has gotten good press or is noted for being a bit edgy. Most of these locations in the Bay area, these days, are…
It had been awhile since BlueEyes and I went off to try out a restaurant with the Adventurous Pair. Usually we head off to some new venue that has gotten good press or is noted for being a bit edgy...
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An evening quest where everything turned out better than expected.

A recent quest to Lassen Volcanic National Park took us through the town of Vina, California. We weren’t expecting much. We were only stopping there because they had a nice state park along the Sacramento River with a pleasant campground and it was time…
A recent quest to Lassen Volcanic National Park took us through the town of Vina, California. We weren't expecting much. We were only stopping there because they had a nice state park along the Sac...
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It is another beautiful day in paradise and I am sitting in my office trying to decide which of the many topics from the 2014 Wine Blogger’s Conference I want to write about first. Over the course of the two days that I spent at the conference, I jotted…
It is another beautiful day in paradise and I am sitting in my office trying to decide which of the many topics from the 2014 Wine Blogger's Conference I want to write about first. Over the course ...
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A Slight Change in Format Going Forward

Almost exactly one year ago, I started this blog along with a couple of foodie friends. The objective was to focus on anything that led to something good to eat or drink. As I looked at it at the time, I included posts about kitchens (because I am a…
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I am about to do something crazy that I have never done before…. A live wine blog. It has been described to me as speed dating. Here goes… Craig Camp poured a wonderful 2012 Cornerstone Cellars sauvignon blanc from Napa.  His philosophy is to only grows…
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A visit to Lassen Peak and Lake Shasta is fun and educational in this year of the drought.

  Usually a trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park is a summertime adventure because the Lassen National Park Highway can still be covered in snow until about the time of the summer solstice. Looking back through the records, the road frequently opens in…
  Usually a trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park is a summertime adventure because the Lassen National Park Highway can still be covered in snow until about the time of the summer solstice. L...
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Things were very different on the west coast at the time of the American Revolution.

Ever since moving to California, I have had a new-found interest in American history. You see, the history of the United States that I was taught growing up in Ohio is very different from US history as it relates to the American west. In July of 1776 on…
Ever since moving to California, I have had a new-found interest in American history. You see, the history of the United States that I was taught growing up in Ohio is very different from US histor...
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Passing through the Sacramento valley in Northern California

Think of the word ‘oasis’ and it likely congers up images of small lakes amid vast hot and dry deserts – places where man and beast congregate around a source of fresh water in order to survive. There are many such places in the world  - the Nile River…
Think of the word 'oasis' and it likely congers up images of small lakes amid vast hot and dry deserts - places where man and beast congregate around a source of fresh water in order to survive. Th...
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Designer, Foodie & Life-Long Learner
Introduction
I have a lot of interests that I enjoy and they keep me from getting bored! As my day job, I operate Theresa M Sterbis, CTD, LLC d/b/a Project Partners Design which allows me to specialize in providing high-quality kitchen and bath design. When I am not working, a love for food, wine, gardens, the outdoors and anything else I have yet to try keeps me happy.

You can see my full bio on LinkedIn. Some of my favorite design projects are in my portfolio on Houzz.com. Additional details can be found on my website at www.proj-partners.com. My blog can be found at projectpartners.wordpress.com.
Bragging rights
Walked on all seven continents
Education
  • Northwestern University
    Industrial Engineering, 1980 - 1984
  • Harper College
    Interior Design, 1999 - 2001
  • International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)
    Tour Directing, 2013 - 2013
    Certified Tour Director
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Theresa M. Schirmer
Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur and Owner of Theresa M Sterbis, CTD, LLC d/b/a/ Project Partners Design
Skills
Kitchen and Bath Designer, Former Supply Chain Expert, Former corporate executive
Employment
  • Theresa M Sterbis, CTD, LLC d/b/a Project Partners Design
    Managing Member, 2013 - present
    Own and operate all aspects of my CA-based kitchen and bath design business. With my interest in food and kitchens, I also write two blogs and do the occasional food and wine tour.
  • Project Partners Design, Inc
    Owner, 1999 - 2013
    Own and operate all aspects of my IL-based kitchen and bath design corporation doing business in CA. For simplicity's sake, I closed this business in 2013 and re-established it as a CA-based LLC. The service is the same. Only the business registration is different!
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Currently
Fremont, California
Previously
Cincinnati, Ohio - Mount Prospect, Illinois - Rolling Meadows, Illinois - Prospect Heights, Illinois