Knock, knock! Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you! I used to crack up whenever I heard or told that knock-knock joke when I was a little kid. Did you? Now I think it’s just plain cute. I’ve also loved the color olive green since childhood and remember when I decided it was one of “my” colors. Eons ago, when I was in sixth grade, I had saved up $33 from babysitting and mowing our lawn.…

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GARY FARRELL WINERY SALON Recently my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Gary Farrell Winery Salon in Russian River Valley, near the charming town of Healdsburg, to see their newly renovated tasting room and experience one of their three new tasting experiences, “Inspiration Tasting.” Perched on a scenic ridge with panoramic views of the redwood forest below, Gary Farrell Winery Salon is a breathtaking property with an outstanding reputation for making fine Pinot…

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Happy weekend and welcome to Seven for Saturday ☀️ It’s been a busy, eventful week around here. I am excited to share a a few things with you so let’s get started! 1 -Celebrated ‘the girl & the fig’  Twenty years ago this month, the girl & the fig opened its doors. It became one of the most – if not the most – popular restaurants in of Sonoma and remains so today. It’s also known throughout…

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For many years, I’ve had “take a ride the Napa Valley Wine Train” on my list of fun things I want to do in Wine Country. So when Napa Valley Wine Train asked me if I wanted to ride the rails and experience one of their new Quattro Vino Tours, my answer was an immediate yes! QUATTRO VINO TOURS The new Quattro Vino Tours, which began service earlier this summer, are elegant six-hour rail journeys…

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The weekend is here and it’s time for my favorite post of the week, Seven for Saturday! 1 – Southern California Road Trip I missed last weekend’s Seven for Saturday because I was on a road trip with Bill to Southern California. Bill and I visited friends in Los Angeles, then headed to an influencer event at Pala Casino Resort & Spa, which I will be telling you all about in a future post. On…

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During our recent getaway to Mendocino’s Glendeven Inn and Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk, we had the pleasure of going on a private wine tour through nearby Anderson Valley. This luxurious experience is available to guests of the properties for a fee and can be arranged via the innkeeper. PRIVATE WINE TOUR The private wine tour includes all tasting fees and lunch at a local eatery. Winery tours at certain wineries can be arranged by request.…

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