Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Re-Opening Party at Trefethen Family Winery with my husband, Bill. About Trefethen Family Vineyards Trefethen is located in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, just south of the town of Yountville. On August 24, 2014, the Napa earthquake hit shortly before 3:30 a.m. with a powerful 6.0 magnitude. I remember it all too well! Trefethen’s tasting room, an historic building built in 1886, shifted 4 feet during the quake. After…

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Recently I had the opportunity to experience the newly renovated guest rooms at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, as well as their onsite restaurant, Carneros Bistro, and their luxurious spa. Today, I want to share some highlights from our wonderful stay at this well-known Sonoma hotel. The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa The Lodge Sonoma is an elegant and tranquil hotel located several blocks from the Sonoma Plaza, the heart of…

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My husband and I are packing our overnight bags and heading to Sonoma to check out the newly renovated The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, for a spring escape. I stayed at The Lodge Sonoma a few years ago and frequently visit their chic and spacious Bean & Bottle Marketplace to enjoy a cappuccino or a glass of wine and, depending on the season, either cozy up to their fireplace or enjoy the sunshine on their outdoor patio.…

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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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Last weekend, I had the honor of modeling in Sonoma Community Center’s annual Trashion Fashion Show, part of their week-long series of events that draw attention to recycling, reusing and limiting waste. The Trashion Fashion Show is a runway show featuring outfits and costumes made from discarded materials – secondhand items, trash, anything that’s been cast off. Artists and designers from all over Northern California apply to create amazing wearable art using trash. Two years ago…

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