It’s been three weeks since my last Seven for Saturday post but it feels more like 3 months. What a good feeling it is to be back to blogging and feel some normalcy. Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my last post. I tried to keep up with replies but other things got in the way. I still intend to respond to each one in time. Your comments and words of concern and…

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Welcome to the weekend! Time for this week’s Seven for Saturday ☀️ 1 – Heatwave With the tragic and horrifying week Texas and Houston have experienced due to Hurricane Harvey, I will not complain about the heatwave we’re having here in Northern California. We are just rolling with it by trying to stay out of the sun as much as possible and hydrating. Temps have been soaring above 110 in parts of Sonoma County and…

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GARY FARRELL WINERY SALON Recently my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Gary Farrell Winery Salon in Russian River Valley, near the charming town of Healdsburg, to see their newly renovated tasting room and experience one of their three new tasting experiences, “Inspiration Tasting.” Perched on a scenic ridge with panoramic views of the redwood forest below, Gary Farrell Winery Salon is a breathtaking property with an outstanding reputation for making fine Pinot…

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Happy weekend and welcome to Seven for Saturday ☀️ It’s been a busy, eventful week around here. I am excited to share a a few things with you so let’s get started! 1 -Celebrated ‘the girl & the fig’  Twenty years ago this month, the girl & the fig opened its doors. It became one of the most – if not the most – popular restaurants in of Sonoma and remains so today. It’s also known throughout…

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For many years, I’ve had “take a ride the Napa Valley Wine Train” on my list of fun things I want to do in Wine Country. So when Napa Valley Wine Train asked me if I wanted to ride the rails and experience one of their new Quattro Vino Tours, my answer was an immediate yes! QUATTRO VINO TOURS The new Quattro Vino Tours, which began service earlier this summer, are elegant six-hour rail journeys…

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It’s the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – She’s Been Pinned! My eldest stepdaughter, Kayla, was what they call “pinned” in the fire service during a big ceremony last Thursday. She met a series of requirements and passed several tests to achieve her new position as Apprentice Firefighter with Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue. She was awarded a badge and chose to have her father, who has been in the fire…

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