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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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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Recently, my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Lambert Bridge Winery, located just outside the town of Healdsburg in Dry Creek Valley. Bill and I began our visit with a seated tasting in their elegant Cellar Room, led by Bill Smart, General Manager of Lambert Bridge. After the tasting, we attended an unforgettable vineyard party at their mountainside vineyard near Glen Ellen. In today’s post, I’m sharing some highlights from both our visit…

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Happy June!☀️ Though summer doesn’t technically begin until June 20th, most would agree that since Memorial Day has come and gone and warm temperaures are here to stay, summer is already upon us. This means it’s finally time to put away those coats. heavy sweaters and tall boots until fall and start wearing summer clothes! My summer wardrobe has some new additions that include a couple of pieces from J. Jill’s beautiful and wearable summer…

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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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