Who We Are

We’re glad you’re here!

DC-SD-Half_0.jpg We invite you to join us as we share our adventures, excursions and the great finds we discover along the way.

We’re active people close to, at and over 60 years old. Some might call us middle-aged – we're past that but certainly not over the hill, so to speak.

This is our quest:

We haven’t quite figured out what to call ourselves – our stage of life, that is. What does one call beyond middle-age but not yet ready for old age – not ready to sit on the mountain and look down on the world? We still feel we are a lively part of our world. Most of us are Baby-Boomers and beyond – but this is not about generations. Generations are like waves – the Baby-Boomers are moving on while the Gen-Xers are moving in.

... That's why we're talking about and trying to put a name to this Stage of Life. – How about "AARPers"? (Just kidding!)

What are your ideas? Let us know! What stage of life is this? What stage of life are you in?

The Team behind Trader Dave and our Wise Finds & Smart Buys Store

We’re excited to share info relating to an active lifestyle. We’re not saying we’re just going to talk about running marathons, doing the Iron Man Triathlon or trekking in the wilderness. We’re going to talk about (and want you to join in the conversation) the fun, exciting, memorable, and memory-making activities that so many of us are enjoying right now.

In addition, we’ll feature places, events, entertainment info, and products that we find through our adventures as well as through input shared by you and other sources.

Wine is a particularly favorite subject around here. Let’s be clear, we’re not exactly connoisseurs in the sense that we’re experts. We definitely appreciate a good bottle of wine, or two, on a regular basis. (We’re a house divided, though – one likes red, one likes white … Go figure.) Wine with dinner happens often, especially when we entertain, which we love to do.

We enjoy visiting wineries and vineyards throughout California, where we live, as well as some in Cape Cod, Washington, New York and other states.

  • We like to be fair … And thorough … So expect to see more about this kind of info.
  • A real passion of ours is entertainment. Music, movies, books, and more. Stay tuned for that.
  • Recipes, cooking, and eating are also passions. We’ll show you ours. Will you show us yours?

Once again, welcome to Trader Dave’s. Enjoy your stay and visit often.


The Team

DC_headshot-tn.jpgTrader Dave is a real person. Born and raised in Boston, he has traveled the world for business and pleasure. He’s a techie kind of guy. Computers, gadgets, wireless automation, and various other types of technology are his areas of expertise and interest. Add in his love of running, the beach, the ocean, traveling, photography, art and music, and you’ve got a man for all seasons.

Cabaret Karen, who happens to be Trader Dave’s wife, was born in a small city outside of metropolitan New York and moved to Los Angeles as a teenager. She’s definitely a combo of east coast sensibilities and a west coast lifestyle.

About Cabaret Karen Giorgio.JPGWhy Cabaret Karen? Karen has been a performer since she was a child. Gifted at playing piano and singing, she starred in a number of musicals when she was younger and was a member of the national touring company of a Broadway show. Performing as a cabaret entertainer (we’ll tell you more about that elsewhere!) since the late 1990’s has made Karen one of the pre-eminent cabaret professionals in the United States.

Karen, too, is a world traveler. From her New York roots and love of Broadway to her vast Sinatra to Sondheim repertoire, Karen has delighted audiences worldwide. Whether it's playing the piano and singing a favorite show tune in Sweden, Saipan or Toronto, to name a few international locales, or on stage presenting her own Cabaret shows in Hollywood, Palm Springs or San Diego, Karen engages her audiences by establishing an immediate rapport, entertains them with songs and stories, and leaves them wanting more.

 


We’re excited to share info relating to an active lifestyle. We’re not saying we’re just going to talk about running marathons, doing the Iron Man Triathlon or trekking in the wilderness. We’re going to talk about (and want you to join in the conversation) the fun, exciting, memorable, and memory-making activities that so many of us are enjoying right now.

In addition, we’ll feature places, events, entertainment info, and products that we find through our adventures as well as through input shared by you and other sources.

Wine is a particularly favorite subject around here. Let’s be clear, we’re not exactly connoisseurs in the sense that we’re experts. We definitely appreciate a good bottle of wine, or two, on a regular basis. (We’re a house divided, though – one likes red, one likes white … Go figure.) Wine with dinner happens often, especially when we entertain, which we love to do.

We enjoy visiting wineries and vineyards throughout California, where we live, as well as some in Cape Cod, Washington, New York and other states.

  • We like to be fair … And thorough … So expect to see more about this kind of info.
  • A real passion of ours is entertainment. Music, movies, books, and more. Stay tuned for that.
  • Recipes, cooking, and eating are also passions. We’ll show you ours. Will you show us yours?

Once again, welcome to Trader Dave’s. Enjoy your stay and visit often.

PS: We forgot to mention dogs – We love them. We have two Brittany Spaniels, Lexie and Tango. Trust us, you'll learn more about them and some of their favorite things.