Happy Saturday! Today I am starting a new weekly series called Seven for Saturday. I always have things on my mind that I want to share but more often than not, don’t get around to telling you about them. So I thought I’d put together a list of those things – just 7 of them  –  in a blog post once a week on Saturdays and call it…. 7 for Saturday 1 – Stella Carakasi…

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I sometimes joke that if you can’t find something fun to do in Wine Country every day of the week from April to November, you’re just not trying! From farmers markets to concerts, winery events to fundraisers, there is no shortage of celebrating in this corner of the planet. I am fortunate enough to attend many wonderful events throughout the year and thought it might be helpful to both my Bay Area readers and readers who…

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Arrowood Winery is located in Sonoma Valley, just a few miles from where I reside. It’s a beautiful winery that sits majestically on a hill overlooking a vineyard, nearby vegetable farm and lots of beautiful oak trees. Emily Martin of The Jetsettting Fashionista and owner of Emily Martin Communications & Events collaborated with her client, Arrowood Winery, to host several San Francisco and Wine Country bloggers for a sit-down wine and food pairing.  I was delighted to be included and…

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A major highlight of my summer was experiencing Festival Napa Valley 2016, a 10-day celebration and of music, art, food, wine and dance that raises funds to enrich art and community programs. It’s the third season in a row I have covered this event, formerly known as Festival del Sole. This year I had the opportunity to attend most of the events on the Festival Napa Valley calendar, which was such a special treat for me and…

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Allow me to introduce to you my cute new bike! I won this bike in a summer photo contest Cline Family Cellars in Sonoma held. Isn’t it adorable? Murphy thinks so! Murphy was instrumental in my winning the bike. It was this photo of him, wearing my sun hat while staring longingly at a bottle of Cline Viognier, that won the prize! I was so thrilled when Megan Cline, seen here with me when I picked up my…

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Here it is August already! I can’t believe how quickly July came and went. For me this month seemed like non-stop entertainment, for which I am so grateful. So much July Fun! I enjoyed lots of time with friends, took in wonderful culture, food and wine at Festival Napa Valley – which I will tell you all about in a future post – and traveled to Tahoe to see an outdoor concert. Chrissy, whom I have…

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