Sonoma Getaway to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

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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Favorite Summer Pants

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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Visit to Lambert Bridge Winery

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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Sonoma Coast Getaway to Timber Cove Resort

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the newly remodeled Timber Cove Resort on the rugged Sonoma Coast with my husband, Bill. On our way up, we stopped to taste some wine at the most well known winery in the area. Today, I’d like to share some highlights from our Sonoma Coast getaway to Timber Cove Resort and Fort Ross Vineyards. Fort Ross Vineyards For years I have wanted to visit Fort Ross Vineyards in Jenner, not only…

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The Grand Re-Opening Party at Trefethen Family Vineyards

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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Highlights from The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa

Recently I had the opportunity to experience the newly renovated guest rooms at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, as well as their onsite restaurant, Carneros Bistro, and their luxurious spa. Today, I want to share some highlights from our wonderful stay at this well-known Sonoma hotel. The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa The Lodge Sonoma is an elegant and tranquil hotel located several blocks from the Sonoma Plaza, the heart of…

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