Earlier this week I shared some highlights from our recent romantic getaway to Glendeven Inn in Mendocino. Today I’d like to tell you about Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk, Glendeven Inn’s sister property, located just steps away. Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk After our delicious farm-fresh breakfast we enjoyed in our guest room at Glendeven Inn, we packed up our belongings and headed across the street to Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk. The Inn at…

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Most visitors to the town of Mendocino and its surrounding areas would agree that it is one of the most scenic and charming regions in all of California. It’s also one of the most romantic. Bill and I recently had the opportunity to go on a romantic getaway to Mendocino and experience Glendeven Inn and its sister property, Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk. Today I want to share our experience at Glendeven Inn, where we stayed…

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Welcome to July’s How I Wear My, the 72nd post in this long running fashion series! Summer is in full swing and it seems like embellishment (especially embroidery) is the season’s top trend, so Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to devote July’s “How I Wear My” to a classic summertime style that is particularly popular right this instant! Let’s start How I Wear My: Embellishment off with my stylish HIWM partner, Jill. JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST…

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In today’s post I am sharing some highlights from our Sonoma getaway to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, a charming hotel on the Sonoma Square. Our stay, which included dinner at El Dorado Kitchen, was my prize for winning last November’s Experience Sonoma Valley photo contest. Winning the photo contest means so much to me as an amateur photographer. Having my creative hobby receive outside validation not only feels great but gives me motivation to keep…

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. My husband and I had a whirlwind three days, attending six events beginning Friday afternoon and moving right through the weekend. It was action packed and included perfect weather, great friends, fantastic food and wine, and beautiful places. I am looking forward to telling you all about it! Before I go through the hundreds of photos Bill and I took this weekend, I thought I would show you…

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We had a quiet and productive Memorial Day weekend. I cooked, marketed, organized a few drawers and cabinets while Bill worked in the yard, planting our vegetable garden in the aluminum troughs he bought me for Mother’s Day. I am so thrilled to have all our starters planted! We are growing cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, lettuce and some herbs. We may also plant some corn in the ground next to the planters, as well as some…

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