Wine Country Bloggers Brunch in Santa Rosa

Today I am sharing highlights from a recent Wine Country Bloggers Brunch in Santa Rosa. Meeting this group of local bloggers and influencers was one of the highlights of my summer. It’s so refreshing to hang out with fellow bloggers and Instagrammers. We don’t think it’s rude or weird to style your plate of food then take dozens of photos of it or have long conversations about hashtags. Our group is a mix of fashion…

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Weekend in Healdsburg: Madrona Manor and Valette Restaurant

My husband and I both love travel whether it’s a local getaway or to faraway places. So when celebrating an anniversary or a birthday, we always choose to travel as our gift to each other. Bill’s birthday this summer was no exception. We decided we would stay in Wine Country but wanted try somewhere we haven’t yet experienced – somewhere quiet, with a great location and a beautiful pool. Madrona Manor in Healdsburg seemed like…

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Seven for Saturday

Happy Saturday and welcome to another Seven for Saturday! It is has been a particularly unnerving week for our country and the world. Lately I have to steel myself before turning on the news or even looking at my Facebook feed. It seems there is no end to the turmoil, tension and anger. Today’s post will hopefully be a pleasant distraction for you – and me. I know I seek out diversions when I feel…

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A Visit to Applewood Inn and Pinoli Cucina Rustica

Today I’d like to tell you about my recent visit to Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa and the wonderful dinner my husband and I had at their onsite restaurant, Pinoli Cucina Rustica. Applewood Inn in Guerneville Tucked away in a redwood grove in the town of Guerneville, you will find Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa. Opened in 1985, Applewood Inn was originally the Belden Mansion, built in 1922 near the Russian River. Applewood Inn is…

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Favorite Holiday Outfits

Every holiday season, I choose a few key pieces to wear to parties, events or anytime I’m in the holiday spirit. These wardrobe items help me create a few favorite holiday outfits that I can rely on no matter what the occasion. Last year I wore red quite often during the holidays. And while I’ll likely wear red again before the month is over, I am mostly wearing my all-time favorite go-to color for fashion:…

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Glen Ellen Star

Welcome to another Rich Life Travels post! Instead of a hotel or winery, this time I’m telling you all about Glen Ellen Star restaurant! Glen Ellen is located about five miles from where I live in Kenwood. Both are small towns with lots of wineries, vineyards, beautiful scenery and visitors seeking to experience all that Sonoma Valley, our world-famous wine region, has to offer including fantastic food! When Glen Ellen Star opened in 2012 there was quite a…

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