Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Re-Opening Party at Trefethen Family Winery with my husband, Bill. About Trefethen Family Vineyards Trefethen is located in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, just south of the town of Yountville. On August 24, 2014, the Napa earthquake hit shortly before 3:30 a.m. with a powerful 6.0 magnitude. I remember it all too well! Trefethen’s tasting room, an historic building built in 1886, shifted 4 feet during the quake. After…

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Recently I had the opportunity to experience the newly renovated guest rooms at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, as well as their onsite restaurant, Carneros Bistro, and their luxurious spa. Today, I want to share some highlights from our wonderful stay at this well-known Sonoma hotel. The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa The Lodge Sonoma is an elegant and tranquil hotel located several blocks from the Sonoma Plaza, the heart of…

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Finding stylish travel clothes that are comfortable, won’t take up much room in your luggage and don’t need to be ironed when you arrive at your destination is a tall order. Thankfully, Stella Carakasi has created a wardrobe capsule made for the stylish traveler who also loves to wear her travel clothes when she’s not traveling. I was sent the Chelsea Dress  – which I have dubbed “The Ultimate Travel Dress” – in the Feather…

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My husband and I are packing our overnight bags and heading to Sonoma to check out the newly renovated The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, for a spring escape. I stayed at The Lodge Sonoma a few years ago and frequently visit their chic and spacious Bean & Bottle Marketplace to enjoy a cappuccino or a glass of wine and, depending on the season, either cozy up to their fireplace or enjoy the sunshine on their outdoor patio.…

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Today I am wrapping up my posts on the Santa Barbara Wine Country blogger/influencer group trip with some highlights from the last portion of the trip. This 48-hour adventure in wine tasting, fabulous food and sightseeing Santa Barbara’s wine region earlier this month was coordinated by Emily Martin of The Jetsettting Fashionista and Emily Martin Communications & Events along with Lacey Fussel and Lisa Gerbac of Muse Wine Management. You can read Part One here and Part Two here.…

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