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.…

View Post

I am excited to share some highlights from the recent Stella Carakasi 2017 Spring Style Event at Stella Studio in Berkeley. My stepdaughter Tori and I modeled in the show along with lots of beautiful friends and customers of Stella Carakasi, including Wendy Packer of Fashion Over Fifty and Savòna Charissè of Style Equation Magazine. There was also a special guest! Novelist Alysia Helming,who wrote Protogenesis, debuted the “Protogena Jewelry Line” created by ANATOL, inspired by her novel which is set in Greece.…

View Post

My stepdaughter Tori and I are back with another One Trend, Two Generations post! If you’ve been reading my blog for some time you may already be familiar with these posts I started doing with Tori four years ago. We show how two generations –  a Gen Xer pushing 50 and a Millennial who is now 22  – style a fashion trend. We’ve styled lots of trends over the years including stripes, ponchos, plaid, off-the-shoulder tops, boho necklaces and…

View Post

Welcome to April’s How I Wear My, the 69th post in this long running fashion series! What better way to welcome spring than to revel in Greenery, that fresh hue of yellow-green that is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year? Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to find ways to work this shade into our wardrobe—and see how you do it too—so we decided to make it the theme of “How I Wear My”…

View Post

This time of year in California’s Wine Country it can be cool, overcast and windy one moment and downright hot the next so I rely on light layers to keep me comfortable as we transition into a new season. My favorite light layer is this Works Every Time Sweater from Stella Carakasi. I have been wearing the daylights out of this sweater since receiving it a few weeks ago. This versatile sweater is made with a…

View Post