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 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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Have you ever thrown your own New Year’s Eve party? Bill and I had one at our house about ten years ago and it was a big fat flop. Guests were so bored, a few (not just one, but a few!) fell asleep before 9:00 pm. One guest took a nap right on the living room floor. There is only so much eating and drinking a guest can do and when you throw a party that…

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My very favorite person in the world is turning 50 very soon. I think turning the big 5-0 is kind of a big deal so I threw my husband, the birthday boy, a surprise birthday party! He told me he didn’t want a party. “Maybe just a small family dinner,” he said. But I had other ideas. We already had a trip planned to celebrate his birthday but I didn’t want him to miss out on…

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