Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Re-Opening Party at Trefethen Family Winery with my husband, Bill. About Trefethen Family Vineyards Trefethen is located in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, just south of the town of Yountville. On August 24, 2014, the Napa earthquake hit shortly before 3:30 a.m. with a powerful 6.0 magnitude. I remember it all too well! Trefethen’s tasting room, an historic building built in 1886, shifted 4 feet during the quake. After…

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Recently I had the opportunity to experience the newly renovated guest rooms at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, as well as their onsite restaurant, Carneros Bistro, and their luxurious spa. Today, I want to share some highlights from our wonderful stay at this well-known Sonoma hotel. The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa The Lodge Sonoma is an elegant and tranquil hotel located several blocks from the Sonoma Plaza, the heart of…

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Welcome to May’s How I Wear My, the 70th post in this long running fashion series! May is a month when it seems no matter where you look there are flowers in bloom and beautiful signs of spring at every turn so Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to focus this month’s “How I Wear My” on Ladylike Elegance, a sartorial style that suits May so well! Let’s start things off with my stylish How…

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Finding stylish travel clothes that are comfortable, won’t take up much room in your luggage and don’t need to be ironed when you arrive at your destination is a tall order. Thankfully, Stella Carakasi has created a wardrobe capsule made for the stylish traveler who also loves to wear her travel clothes when she’s not traveling. I was sent the Chelsea Dress  – which I have dubbed “The Ultimate Travel Dress” – in the Feather…

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Hello, friends and happy weekend! Today I’d like to catch up and tell you what’s been happening around here lately… New Blog Layout and Features You may have noticed the blog looks a little different. I have added drop-down menus to my “Travel & Wine Country” page, organized by city or region. After nearly 7 years of blogging, I have a lot of content, some of it is useful to people traveling to Wine Country, California in general, Paris and…

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