French Impressionists

Quick first impression Parisian story. I got to my train 22 minutes before departure, not reading I had to be there 30 minutes before. They would not let me on- said I was late.  I went to switch the ticket to 12:22 train. They sent me to a line. A stern ponytailed lady proceeded over the late goers. 
There were two people in front of me. 
1. Said she slept in and the alarm clock did not go off. Ponytail said no. Being late was not a good enough excuse. No train. 
2. Lady said she was late because she was stuck in traffic. A stern no. No train. 

My turn- I told her my lover would not let me go. He wanted one more ravaging. She smiled and happily changed my ticket.
@Aaron Metchik- that improve training is working on many levels. 
#ILoveParis #ThinkingLikeTheNatives


A city with a heartbeat so vibratant and strong- you can feel it as you approach from the air. London is very like a woman, full of dark secrets and whispers, and a joy for life and exploration.  
My trip here was as spontaneous and surprising as are the contrast between ancient churches and new structures that comprise the London skyline. 
How it started: The patron saint of creative genius David Bowie died on a Sunday.  Witnessing him in my teens saved me. Before finding him, I thought I was in a tribe by myself. I alone- the soul weirdo who thought and acted differently. My Goblin king arrived and saved my creative soul. I quit trying to be like everyone else and just became me. 
When he died it affected me like a lover had passed on. I saw my own light at the end of the tunnel and decided to take the trip I'd always dreamed of- London and Paris. The birth places of my mentor and more artists than I could count. Shakespeare, Byron, JKRowlings, and Blake. Not to mention they still have a queen! 

I bought a ticket on Norweigen air (ridiculously cheap)
 contacted AirBnB and made a deal to write about my travels with a safety slant of woman traveling alone thru Europe. They loved the idea. 

Then I told my family. 
No one was surprised- neither were they pleased. But I love traveling alone, this 
was my bucket list dream trip and so they begrudgingly put me on a shuttle born for London. 

The 11 hour flight was a full tube of humans bouncing across the sky - so turbulent the fastened seat belt sign was on for 6 hours. I was seated between a classical guitarist living in Spain and an English freelance writer. We shared wine and stories.  When we made our descent into Glatwick airport the landing gear came down and at the last minute the pilot pulled up hard, banking to the left and bouncing us again for a reproach. All 640 - now motion sick travelers clung to our seats in an upright condition. We did this twice. The flight attendants were taking bets on who was going to hurl next based of the palor tones of our sweat soaked faces. When we finally set down, everyone applauded. 
It was complicated and adventure filled trip. Just like London herself. 

Class and Event Schedule for 2016

Classes, workshops, books, events and more from Teri Bayus
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Social Media Buildouts

I do complete Social Media Building for authors and businesses.  These include all Social Media platforms, creating a blog and training you how to consistently post in less than 10 minutes daily.  Costs are extremely reasonable, call for a quote (805) 305-0579.
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Social Media Marketing for Businesses & Non-Profits
Social Media for Businesses: Students will learn how to promote, gain new customers, and business relationships using Social Media. Specific advice and tips for using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, You Tube, Pinterest, Blogging, Review Sites and other consistently evolving, cutting edge technology. 
LOCATION: Paso Robles Campus
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DATES:  Tuesday & Thursday: March 15 & 17, 2016

LOCATIONSan Luis Obispo Campus 
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DATES: Tuesday & Thursday: Mar 22 & 24, 2016

LOCATIONAllan Hancock College - Santa Maria
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DATES: Tuesday  April 12 & 19

Nonprofit Fundraising
This class will teach non-profits, employees and volunteers how to effectively raise funds using special event marketing, public relations, online techniques, newsletters, social media, donor databases, donations, crowdfunding and more new techniques.

LOCATION: Paso Robles Campus 
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DATES: Tuesday & Thursday: April 12 & 14, 2016
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus 
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DATES: Monday & Wednesday: April 25 & 27, 2016

The Writer's Life
A series of 6 writing classes each tailored to a specific area for the new and blossoming writer.  Classes include memoir, writer’s tools and tricks, strong characters, screenwriting, food critique and how to get published. No class is a prerequisite to the other, and new students are welcome at any point. Each 2-hour class includes a PowerPoint presentation, in class participation, at home assignments and writer assessment from the instructor.
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FEE: $150
DATES: Wed: Feb 17 - Mar 23, 2016
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Room 3311
Or for any individual class: FEE: $30
2/17  Register Online 
Writing Your Life’s Story: Learn how to get your most treasured memories written down for posterity. Instruction includes plot, character, theme, and a step-by-step guide to writing your stories.
2/24  Register Online
Writer’s Tool Box: All the tools, skills and mindset you need to start your writing career. Instruction includes tricks and tips to keep writing, what to read, where to write and how to get your best prose out into the world.
3/02  Register Online
How to Write Strong Characters: This class teaches how to build a complete profile for each character and let them drive your plot.
3/09  Register Online
Screenwriting for the Soul: Tips, ideas, skill set and more to write your script and sell it to Hollywood or produce it yourself.
3/16  Register Online
Will Write for Food: This class is held at a local restaurant where students dine, taste wine pairings, talk with Chef and then write on the experience. Instruction includes submission and tips to write for local publications. Class will meet at a local restaurant that has yet to be determined.
3/23 Register Online
Promoting Your Writing. Tips for blogging, magazine, e-publishing, and pitching your work. Instruction includes ideas for script distribution, agents, and marketing your published work.

QUESTIONS?: Contact instructor at or (805) 305-0579.

Consumed is an erotic culinary adventure. 
By Teri Bayus 
When Nadailia opens up her new farm-to-table bistro and hires Chef Dylan, she had no idea that she would be seduced not only by his food, but also ultimately lose herself in his hunger. 
Consumed is a tale of delectable meals shared, exciting romance, and erotic play. Follow their passion through luxury feasts and the stimulating world of fine dinning and wine. 
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September 29- October 1, 2016, with the Book and Author Fair happening on Thursday Night from 3:00pm - 9:00pm in downtown San Luis Obispo
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Book Trailer and Kickstarter campaigns for Terrible Terrible Things

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Kickstarter campaign:  Operation: Let's Print!

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ChipWreck in Pismo Beach

When figuring out a new type of restaurant, most people look to what is the most profitable. Rarely do they strive for the most flavorful, creative and comfort food based menu. Lucky we have a rare treat in downtown Pismo Beach called Chipwrecked. With a new style and concept, this restaurant will be with us a very long time. This bistro is family run with Sarah and daughter Larkin greeting, fixing and serving the most outstanding and creative meals. In between customers, they are constantly inventing new flavor models and amazing sandwiches. The chip concept is achieved by taking large hardy Kenabec potatoes, slicing them paper thin and deep-frying them in a high flash point (thus less greasy) canola oil. These chips are then layered with palate busting flavors and served with house made dips that are dazzling. Intrigued? I was, so read on. We started with the La Belle chips with truffle essence and lace-thin shaved Parmesan served in paper tugboats. Accompanying the chips were dips served in industrial compostable containers with amazing flavors like Sweet French onion. This sweet sautéed onion based (this is not your French’s mix here) dip was exceptional.

The Cheddar Beer dip was an outstanding grouping of a stout beer, creamy cheddar with a sour cream base, I would love this spread on crackers or bread in addition to the chips. You can buy the dips in larger sizes, which I did as they are perfect for entertaining. The Mary Rose consisted of fried potato chips topped with lavender salt, goat cheese and honey. This amalgamation of essences intrigued me, as they were so unusual. The saltiness of the goat cheese with the complimentary sweetness of the honey made a delicious recipe. Add that to an absolutely crispy and crunchy potato chip, and you have a savory nirvana.

All the chips are named for famous ships, while the sandwiches are after famous naval spots. Each tugboat is perfectly fried, crispy, thin slices of potato topped with the most interesting toppings. Gary ordered the The Doña Paz. This consisted of a fresh plantain sliced into vertical chips, fried and sprinkled with vanilla salt, dark chocolate drizzle and caramel sauce. He loved the tropic flavors melted with the sweet of the caramel and chocolate. He declared it the perfect desert chip. I moved on to a Port Astoria sandwich, a tuna salad blend served on delicious poppy seed bread that is lightly toasted. Inside the tuna was blended with chopped Granny Smith apples, cucumbers, pine nuts, celery and a bit of mayonnaise. What a curious and wonderful essence blend.

 The sandwiches came with a side of potato chips, so we sampled the stock USS Constitution with a salty, crispy exterior and the The Conquistador, a amalgamation of flavors including chili salt, fresh cilantro and topped with jalapenos, cotija cheese with a hint of lime. With the spicy chipotle dip this dish was fiery and flavorful. Gary had Ma-ruebened, Chipwrecked's version of the Rueben sandwich. Served on a dark rye bread with house made corned beef, sauerkraut and a smidge of the delicious beer and cheddar spread, then topped with Swiss chees and all grilled up to perfection. He was a big fan of this unique version of a classic sandwich.

 Chipwrecked is a wonderful place to have lunch once a week, as it is family run; their daughter was doing homework over in the corner while we ate. We enjoyed hearing about their new creations (Sarah has an amazing palette and is constantly creating new addictive recipes) that are featured as specials. She also makes a new soup each week and they are outstanding. I loved their vegan and gluten free options, also. This is a place in Pismo beach that does not serve fast food, just good food. I would encourage you to try it and not become a regular. Chipwrecked is located at 246 Pomeroy in Pismo Beach and is open from 11:30am- till the crowds go home. You can reach them at (805) 556-5272 or on the web at

Kick Starter for Terrible Terrible Things!

Please share and forward this worthy cause!  Kickstarter is a great way for authors to fund their printing. It is easy to do!
We need to help those authors get their books printed- Only $10 will make a difference. $25 gets a book donated to your favorite school.
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Taste Buds staring Teri Bayus - Restaurants Penny's and Bunn Thai (Season 1 Episode 4)

Restaurants:  Penny's and Bunn Thai