My husband and I are packing our overnight bags and heading to Sonoma to check out the newly renovated The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, for a spring escape. I stayed at The Lodge Sonoma a few years ago and frequently visit their chic and spacious Bean & Bottle Marketplace to enjoy a cappuccino or a glass of wine and, depending on the season, either cozy up to their fireplace or enjoy the sunshine on their outdoor patio.…

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I am excited to share some highlights from the recent Stella Carakasi 2017 Spring Style Event at Stella Studio in Berkeley. My stepdaughter Tori and I modeled in the show along with lots of beautiful friends and customers of Stella Carakasi, including Wendy Packer of Fashion Over Fifty and Savòna Charissè of Style Equation Magazine. There was also a special guest! Novelist Alysia Helming,who wrote Protogenesis, debuted the “Protogena Jewelry Line” created by ANATOL, inspired by her novel which is set in Greece.…

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My stepdaughter Tori and I are back with another One Trend, Two Generations post! If you’ve been reading my blog for some time you may already be familiar with these posts I started doing with Tori four years ago. We show how two generations –  a Gen Xer pushing 50 and a Millennial who is now 22  – style a fashion trend. We’ve styled lots of trends over the years including stripes, ponchos, plaid, off-the-shoulder tops, boho necklaces and…

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Welcome to April’s How I Wear My, the 69th post in this long running fashion series! What better way to welcome spring than to revel in Greenery, that fresh hue of yellow-green that is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year? Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to find ways to work this shade into our wardrobe—and see how you do it too—so we decided to make it the theme of “How I Wear My”…

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Last weekend, I had the honor of modeling in Sonoma Community Center’s annual Trashion Fashion Show, part of their week-long series of events that draw attention to recycling, reusing and limiting waste. The Trashion Fashion Show is a runway show featuring outfits and costumes made from discarded materials – secondhand items, trash, anything that’s been cast off. Artists and designers from all over Northern California apply to create amazing wearable art using trash. Two years ago…

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Today I am wrapping up my posts on the Santa Barbara Wine Country blogger/influencer group trip with some highlights from the last portion of the trip. This 48-hour adventure in wine tasting, fabulous food and sightseeing Santa Barbara’s wine region earlier this month was coordinated by Emily Martin of The Jetsettting Fashionista and Emily Martin Communications & Events along with Lacey Fussel and Lisa Gerbac of Muse Wine Management. You can read Part One here and Part Two here.…

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