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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Welcome to the weekend! Time for this week’s Seven for Saturday ☀️ 1 – Heatwave With the tragic and horrifying week Texas and Houston have experienced due to Hurricane Harvey, I will not complain about the heatwave we’re having here in Northern California. We are just rolling with it by trying to stay out of the sun as much as possible and hydrating. Temps have been soaring above 110 in parts of Sonoma County and…

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I am delighted to introduce you to a extraordinary clothing line I was recently introduced to by my good friend and style expert, Malia Anderson. In the latest North Bay Woman Magazine, Malia, style contributor to the magazine and owner of Style by Malia, featured pieces by Les Lunes in her fashion spread. The model in the magazine is wearing the Casino Jumpsuit. Once the photo shoot concluded, Malia needed to return the borrowed items…

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Do you know what the French call a thrift shop? A “friperie” This is the friperie where Tori and I shopped, a former hair salon. Isn’t that a cute word? I think we should all start calling our local Goodwill, Salvation Army, vintage shops and any store where secondhand items are sold, friperies. It just sounds better to the ears than “thrift store”. Don’t you agree? Last month while we were in Paris, my stepdaughter,…

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Palace of Versailles is my favorite place on earth to visit. To me it’s like a grown-up Disneyland. Its rich history, expertly manicured gardens, Baroque architecture and decor, grand statues and fountains make me feel like I am spending the day in a fairytale. My first time visiting Versailles was in October, 2008. My husband took a photo of the French Pavilion that day that I fell in love with and it eventually became the…

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I’m off to Paris before month’s end. This trip is a special graduation gift for my stepdaughter, Tori. When she was in middle school, she chose to take French. Her dad and I wanted to encourage her to stick with learning a second language – I sure wish I would have – so we made a deal with her: If she continued studying French throughout high school, we would take her to Paris her senior…

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