Ski-in/ski-out has never looked so easy from just outside your Constellation home front door. The Living Room at The Ritz-Carlton is yet another great place to relax in close to your Lake Tahoe home.

An Inside Look at Tahoe with Jessica Barton

October 24, 2012

Meet Jessica, Lodging Guest Services Manager at Constellation Residences at Northstar, whose favorite part of her job is seeing the smile on kids faces when they have overstuffed themselves with cookies in our lobby! Originally from Baltimore MD, Jessica has made Tahoe her home for the last 7 years. What does she love most? The amazing weather, both winter and summer.

ConstellationNS: What is something we may not know about you, Jessica?

Jessica: I’m an executive Sommelier and I love to cook. 5 things I can’t live without: my dog, wine, running, family, football Sundays! My 3 go-to mobile apps are: NFL Sunday Ticket, Strava, and Yelp.

ConstellationNS: What is something we may not know about Truckee?

Jessica: Truckee has its own winery. Who knew wine could be made in Truckee!

ConstellationNS: Share your perfect day in Tahoe with us.

Jessica: My perfect day in Tahoe would be: Bluebird Ski in the morning followed by a sunny run with the dog in the afternoon and finished with a glass of wine at sunset on the lake. If I only had 1 day to spend in Tahoe, I’d… ski till my legs gave out!

Constellation NS: Locals know best. Share someplace in Tahoe that you’d recommend to guests/why:

Jessica: Full Belly Deli has amazing soups, salads, and sandwiches that will feed you for multiple meals. Grab a picnic lunch and enjoy the Truckee Regional Park by the river. The dog can run and play in the river and there are grassy spots that make it comfortable for all. Plus, it’s easy to get to. The Truckee Farmers Market is also a great time – try the Indian Food!

ConstellationNS: What are 3 nearby family-friendly activities you’d recommend to guests or owners?

Jessica: T-pots pottery painting, Northstar movie theaters, and candle making in The Village.

ConstellationNS:  What is your favorite local restaurant?

Jessica: Stella (just down the hill from CNS in Truckee) their bread service is amazing! My favorite breakfast or brunch spot is the Trokay Café, the menu changes daily, also in Truckee.

ConstellationNS: Happy Hour? What’s a great local spot to unwind and meetup with friends?

JessicaTruckee River Winery - great to sit outside, sip on a glass of wine and play a little bocce.

ConstellationNS: Summer is now over, but for those who are lucky enough to return time and time again, share one of your favorite summertime activities with us.

Jessica: Paddle boarding on Lake Tahoe! But my favorite outdoor activity is running around Donner Lake.

ConstellationNS: Do you have a favorite local band or place to enjoy live music that you’d recommend?  

Jessica: Knitting Factory in Reno.

ConstellationNS:  Share 3 things you love most about Northstar?

Jessica:  Mikuni’s, lack of wind, and the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe Spa!

ConstellationNS: Speaking of our neighbor – Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, what is your favorite cocktail there and is there anyone you think is outstanding ?

Jessica: My favorite cocktail at The Ritz is Tita Zita Rita at Manzanita. Mitch Penning (Guest Relations) at RC is amazing!

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