One of my favorite trips this year was to Carmel for the Carmel International Film Festival. My friend Julie, who you may know from KayandStar, invited me to cover the film festival on my blog. Julie comes to California every year to volunteer for this five-day event, which includes the screening of over 120 films in 10 venues in the Carmel area. There are nightly parties, live music, and panels along with 300 film makers, executives, actors,…

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Among the many, many things I love about living in Northern California is having the ability to jump in the car, drive a couple of hours and be in another world-famous destination. Last month, my husband and I did just that. We packed a few bags and headed south to Monterey County, for a romantic mid-holiday getaway, just the two of us. I was asked to review the newly renovated Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites,…

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Hello, there! I have missed you all. I have lots of things to share with you in today’s post – a bit of catching up and checking in. My husband and I just got back from three days in beautiful, sunny Carmel. We were sent to review an inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea and a ranch and winery in Carmel Valley. We saw some beautiful things, drank some great wine, met some fun people and ate lots…

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