Hello and some news

Hello, friends. A lot has happened since my last post was published: good things, not-so-good things and one very, very sad thing. My talented, brilliant, loving and creative niece, Nikita Kaitlyn, passed away earlier this week at the age of just 25. As you can imagine, our family is grieving at this time and trying our best to wrap our minds around her death. My husband’s family has experienced the loss of great women over the last five years, including my…

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Girlfriends Getaway to Healdsburg

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. In previous posts about my recent Girlfriends Getaway to Healdsburg, I wrote about Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites, where three of my friends and I stayed for the weekend. I also told you about our fabulously tasty and fun Savor Healdsburg Food Tour, part of the Girlfriends Getaway Special. But that’s not all we did! Today I want to share some highlights from the rest of…

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Savor Healdsburg Food Tours

My girlfriends and I had a deliciously memorable experience on our walking tour with Savor Healdsburg Food Tours, part of our Girlfriends Getaway to Healdsburg earlier this month. The tour is included in the Girlfriends Getaway Special package, offered by Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites, along with some other wonderful experiences that I will tell you about in a future post. We met Savor Healdsburg Food Tours owner, Tammy Gass, outside of SHED, our first stop on the tour. Once our…

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Summer Fun in California’s Wine Country

Less than two weeks into the summer season and it seems that there is no shortage of exciting things to do, taste and see around here. It’s summer fun in California’s Wine Country and I am grateful I get to take part in some of it! Although technically Bill and I celebrated his birthday at the coast in the RV several days ago, he was under the weather the entire time so we didn’t enjoy…

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One Trend, Two Generations: Off the Shoulder

Today I am sharing a special Mother’s Day edition of the One Trend, Two Generations series I have been doing with my stepdaughter, Tori, for the last few years. I am a stepmother to her and her two older siblings, Kayla and Ryan. All three are now in their twenties. I have been in their lives since Tori was 4-years-old. How time flies! They have always sweetly acknowledged me on Mother’s Day as one of their…

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Springtime Fun, Food and Wine!

Springtime is such a lovely season and though I may be biased, I think spring is particularly glorious here in Wine Country. With blue skies, sunshine, wildflowers and budding grapevines, it’s a wonderful time of year to celebrate by attending food and wine events and festivals. There are so many to choose from, I bet you could attend a food and wine event everyday of the week in Northern California if you wanted – just more reasons…

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