Most visitors to the town of Mendocino and its surrounding areas would agree that it is one of the most scenic and charming regions in all of California. It’s also one of the most romantic. Bill and I recently had the opportunity to go on a romantic getaway to Mendocino and experience Glendeven Inn and its sister property, Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk. Today I want to share our experience at Glendeven Inn, where we stayed…

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Welcome to July’s How I Wear My, the 72nd post in this long running fashion series! Summer is in full swing and it seems like embellishment (especially embroidery) is the season’s top trend, so Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to devote July’s “How I Wear My” to a classic summertime style that is particularly popular right this instant! Let’s start How I Wear My: Embellishment off with my stylish HIWM partner, Jill. JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST…

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Happy Saturday! Today I am starting a new weekly series called Seven for Saturday. I always have things on my mind that I want to share but more often than not, don’t get around to telling you about them. So I thought I’d put together a list of those things – just 7 of them  –  in a blog post once a week on Saturdays and call it…. 7 for Saturday 1 – Stella Carakasi…

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In today’s post I am sharing some highlights from our Sonoma getaway to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, a charming hotel on the Sonoma Square. Our stay, which included dinner at El Dorado Kitchen, was my prize for winning last November’s Experience Sonoma Valley photo contest. Winning the photo contest means so much to me as an amateur photographer. Having my creative hobby receive outside validation not only feels great but gives me motivation to keep…

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Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. We celebrated Father’s Day at our house yesterday with a barbecue for my husband, his dad and his older brother. It was meant to be an outside party but quickly became an indoor event when the temps climbed over 100 degrees. Which brings me to the subject of today’s post: summer pants. When the temps are high, I sometimes reach for a lightweight dress…

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Welcome to June’s How I Wear My, the 71st post in this long running fashion series! Athleisure is the sort of trend that seems especially made for the warmer months’ promise of increased outdoor activity so Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to kick off the start of summer focusing on this fun fashion phenomenon. Let’s start things off with my stylish How I Wear My partner, Jill. JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST SO “My idea of…

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