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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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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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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Hello, friends. By now you have likely heard about the fires here in Northern California that have destroyed thousands of homes and buildings, charred hundreds of thousands of acres and resulted in 35 deaths at last report. It’s an epic disaster. I wanted to check in to let you know my family and I are okay. My stepdaughters, our 4 dogs and I are staying with my sister-in-law (our angel!) in a safe area. My…

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Today I am sharing highlights from a recent Wine Country Bloggers Brunch in Santa Rosa. Meeting this group of local bloggers and influencers was one of the highlights of my summer. It’s so refreshing to hang out with fellow bloggers and Instagrammers. We don’t think it’s rude or weird to style your plate of food then take dozens of photos of it or have long conversations about hashtags. Our group is a mix of fashion…

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It’s hard to believe it’s the weekend already and time for another Seven for Saturday! 1 – On my Mind What’s on my mind this week is probably what’s on your mind too: treacherous, destructive hurricanes in Texas and Florida, a huge earthquake in Mexico, and terrible fires in Oregon, Washington, Montana and California. It’s hard to believe these devastating events are all happening in such a short time period. The safety of residents in…

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