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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Last weekend, I had the honor of modeling in Sonoma Community Center’s annual Trashion Fashion Show, part of their week-long series of events that draw attention to recycling, reusing and limiting waste. The Trashion Fashion Show is a runway show featuring outfits and costumes made from discarded materials – secondhand items, trash, anything that’s been cast off. Artists and designers from all over Northern California apply to create amazing wearable art using trash. Two years ago…

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As I approach 50, I’m focused on taking care of myself now more than ever. From lowering stress levels and making sleeping a priority to leading a healthier, more active lifestyle, I aim to feel my best in every way. Incorporating good nutrition and regular exercise into my daily life are essential to a healthy lifestyle so I am embracing both these days and quite enjoying it, surprisingly! Today I want to share a few healthy eating ideas…

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Arrowood Winery is located in Sonoma Valley, just a few miles from where I reside. It’s a beautiful winery that sits majestically on a hill overlooking a vineyard, nearby vegetable farm and lots of beautiful oak trees. Emily Martin of The Jetsettting Fashionista and owner of Emily Martin Communications & Events collaborated with her client, Arrowood Winery, to host several San Francisco and Wine Country bloggers for a sit-down wine and food pairing.  I was delighted to be included and…

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a group of talented and creative Sonoma women decided to put together Valentine’s Day looks and include fashion and beauty ideas. Kelly Dolata of A Savvy Lifestyle asked me to join in the styling fun and of course I said yes, please! A Savvy Lifestyle is a Wine Country lifestyle site, chock full of beautiful styling ideas, recommendations for local food, DIY projects, wine and travel, an events calendar and much more. Be sure to visit this…

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