Stella Carakasi 2017 Spring Style Event

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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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am excited to say we are hosting Thanksgiving this year. Some members of Bill’s side of the family will be coming to dinner, including my father-in-law. There will be 11 of us sitting down to ham and turkey later today. For someone who doesn’t cook for a crowd very often, this is a daunting number for me! Thankfully we saved lots of time – and stress – by splitting up the menu.…

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A Cozy Cape, an Olive Festival and a Harvest Dinner

Cozy Cape from Stella Carakasi  I’m excited to show you my new cozy cape from Stella Carakasi’s Fall 2016 Collection. There are so many aspects of this particular fall collection that appeal to me: the gorgeous neutral shades, the luxurious fabrics, interesting hemlines and details and the versatility. The Rare Form Cape in Winter White and Frost is one of my top favorites. And it’s reversible! I wore it while staying at The Residence at Comstock Wines last week.…

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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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