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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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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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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Earlier this summer I was asked by Allegro MedSpa and Plastic Surgery Associates in Sonoma County if I would like to experience one of their services and share it here on the blog. Plastic Surgery Associates is owned by Board Certified plastic surgeons and husband and wife, Dr. Heather Furnas and Dr. Francisco Canales. They opened their Santa Rosa location in 1992 and have grown their practice to include their Allegro MedSpa and a Marin County…

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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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Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the newly remodeled Timber Cove Resort on the rugged Sonoma Coast with my husband, Bill. On our way up, we stopped to taste some wine at the most well known winery in the area. Today, I’d like to share some highlights from our Sonoma Coast getaway to Timber Cove Resort and Fort Ross Vineyards. Fort Ross Vineyards For years I have wanted to visit Fort Ross Vineyards in Jenner, not only…

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