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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My husband and I recently attended the eighth annual Heritage Fire in Napa at Charles Krug Winery. Heritage Fire is part of the Cochon 555 U.S. Tour. This live-fire food and wine event showcases over 50 top chefs and butchers from around the country, as well as 35 wines, beer and cider. Heritage and heirloom foods are used to create a dozens of dishes using a variety of whole animals roasted over open fires and prepared by top…

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Since August is quickly coming to a close, I thought I would use my recent pedicure to remind you that the How I Wear My theme for September is Yellow! I wanted a fresh pedicure because I am off to Las Vegas today, where I grew up, to see The Go-Go’s perform at Mandalay Bay Friday night. Like most teens in the 1980s, I was nuts about The Go-Go’s. So what makes this trip even more…

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