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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Finding stylish travel clothes that are comfortable, won’t take up much room in your luggage and don’t need to be ironed when you arrive at your destination is a tall order. Thankfully, Stella Carakasi has created a wardrobe capsule made for the stylish traveler who also loves to wear her travel clothes when she’s not traveling. I was sent the Chelsea Dress  – which I have dubbed “The Ultimate Travel Dress” – in the Feather…

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A major highlight of my summer was experiencing Festival Napa Valley 2016, a 10-day celebration and of music, art, food, wine and dance that raises funds to enrich art and community programs. It’s the third season in a row I have covered this event, formerly known as Festival del Sole. This year I had the opportunity to attend most of the events on the Festival Napa Valley calendar, which was such a special treat for me and…

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Welcome to How I Wear My: Yellow, the 62nd post in the How I Wear My series. Happy September! Can you believe it’s almost fall? Yellow is one color of the rainbow that transitions beautifully as we head from summer into autumn so my HIWM partner, Jill of Everything Just So and I want to highlight all of its wonderful possibilities for September’s “How I Wear My.” Jill gets us started with her stylish look…

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Allow me to introduce to you my cute new bike! I won this bike in a summer photo contest Cline Family Cellars in Sonoma held. Isn’t it adorable? Murphy thinks so! Murphy was instrumental in my winning the bike. It was this photo of him, wearing my sun hat while staring longingly at a bottle of Cline Viognier, that won the prize! I was so thrilled when Megan Cline, seen here with me when I picked up my…

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