What a week it’s been. There have been wonderful things happening lately in my own small world, but it’s often hard to feel the full extent of joy with so many tragic and senseless events occurring all over our planet. I am speaking specifically of the Malaysian Airlines plane shot down yesterday over the Ukraine, the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, and a horrifying bank robbery in here Northern California earlier this week, just to…

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Festival del Sole got off the ground last week. I had my first event Saturday morning at Harvest Inn in St. Helena, an outdoor yoga session taught by Courtney Willis of Rev Yoga in Napa. After checking in, I was given a reusable tote, yoga mat and snack bar from the friendly people at KIND Healthy Snacks. I found a place on the spacious lawn and prepared myself for an hour of yoga. I always…

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Some of the best parts of any trip, in my opinion, are the food and the wine experiences. Our Bloggers in Napa Valley trip was certainly no exception to that. Since Napa Valley is famous for some of the world’s best food and wine, we five bloggers had a feeling we’d indulge in some pretty spectacular meals and vino, and we were right! Being bloggers who aren’t shy about sharing our experiences on social media, it was only…

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Our Bloggers in Napa Valley trip left off with the cocktail party with friends at Mercantile Social, the patio bar and restaurant at Andaz Napa. After a restful night’s sleep in our luxurious rooms, we got ready for our wine tasting tour with my friend, Mike Johnson of Napa Valley Tours and Transportation. Mike picked us up in front of Andaz in a beautiful black Suburban. Mike, who also goes by “Napa Chauffeur”, and I…

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After four months of coordinating, our Bloggers in Napa Valley trip got off the ground last Tuesday. With my luggage crammed with enough clothing for a month (light packing has never been my forte), I headed out Tuesday morning to the Sonoma County Airport to pick up Tamera of Tamera Beardsley, who flew in from Orange County. Our small airport allows those waiting for passengers to get right up to the tarmac. I was thrilled that I could watch…

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After four months of planning, Bloggers in Napa Valley is getting off the ground in less than 48 hours. I cannot believe how quickly the time went by. It will be here and gone before I know it! Tuesday morning, I will be putting on my wine country themed brooch necklace that my friend, Erin of The Bright Owl so generously made for me last week, and driving to the Sonoma County airport to pick up…

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