Welcoming a New Year, Shubin Strong

Happy 2018! Are you elated to be welcoming a new year, too? I’d like to start 2018 off by sharing some thoughts with you about the last three months and share where the blog will – and won’t – be headed this year. 2017 and Changes So much happened during the last quarter of 2017. And because of all the changes and chaos, the blog has taken a back seat, as you likely noticed. Experiencing…

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Seven for Saturday

Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! I hope, if you celebrate the holidays, you are enjoying this holiday season! 1 ~Home for the Holidays 🎄 My husband spent 16 days down south battling the fires this month and returned home late Wednesday night. During those 16 days, he was on three of the six wild land fires but spent the majority of his time at the Thomas Fire. The Thomas Fire is now the…

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50th Birthday Celebration at Pala Casino Spa and Resort

My 50th birthday celebrations kicked off in early October with a girls weekend at Pala Casino Spa and Resort. I first experienced this beautiful, fun and luxurious property last summer when Bill and I attended an influencer event at Pala. The lovely people at Pala Casino Spa and Resort invited me back to celebrate my 50th birthday by seeing Olivia Newton-John in concert – they know I’m a big fan! I invited longtime friends since…

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Holiday Gift Ideas from Wine Country, Part 2!

Since most of us are still in the midst holiday shopping, I thought I’d add to my previous Holiday Gift Ideas from Wine Country post with several more of my favorite and fabulous wine country businesses that would love your support this season. My Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas from Wine Country, Part 2! Olive and Poppy The best of Wine Country Chic can be found at Olive and Poppy. They carry a variety of accessories…

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Seven for Saturday

Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – Southern California Fires  I am sure you’ve heard about the horrible wind-driven and drought-fueled fires happening this week in Southern California. My husband, Bill, left with a crew of 20 firefighters and 5 fire engines late Tuesday night. He has been there ever since, along with estimates of 8700 other emergency responders. The last two months have been traumatic, nerve-wracking, frightening and emotional for me, my…

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How I Wear My: Blazer

Welcome to December’s How I Wear My! For December, Jill and I chose a fall and spring wardrobe classic: the blazer. From double-breasted to single button, navy blue wool to orange velvet paisley, we’ve got a wide array of blazer looks in this month’s How I Wear My. Let’s get things started with my How I Wear My partner, Jill! JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST SO “I own only three blazers since I find them a little…

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