St. Helena Getaway: The Little Book of Big Experiences

In last week’s post, I shared highlights from our recent St. Helena Getaway with The Little Book of Big Experiences and our wonderful stay at The Wydown Hotel. Today, I want tell you all about how Bill and I used our Little Books to wine taste, shop, eat and explore St. Helena. The Little Book of Big Experiences The Little Book of Big Experiences is a passport of offers with 24 different experiences inside. It’s…

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Seven for Saturday

Hello, weekend! Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday. Here are a few things on my mind this week: 1 ~ Napa Getaway to Archer Hotel  This week, Bill and I had the pleasure of staying at the new Archer Hotel Napa, located in the heart of Downtown Napa. I have tons of photos to share with you in an upcoming post about this chic and luxurious hotel but I just can’t wait until then…

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Seven for Saturday

Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! I missed last week’s Seven for Saturday due to lack of time. As you will read below, Bill and I went out of town for a few days midweek, then spent most of Friday and all of Saturday away from the house. I make this weekly post a priority as it’s often my favorite one to write, but sometimes it’s just not possible to put it together on…

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Celebrating a Birthday at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

Today I want to tell you all about how I spent my 50th birthday, celebrating at Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant in Russian River Valley, about a 30-minute drive from our home. My original birthday plans included a 17-day trip to France with my husband. But the fires began three days before our flight to Paris was to leave. Needless to say, we canceled our trip. By the time my actual birthday arrived, the fires were…

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Wine Tasting at Gary Farrell Winery Salon

GARY FARRELL WINERY SALON Recently my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Gary Farrell Winery Salon in Russian River Valley, near the charming town of Healdsburg, to see their newly renovated tasting room and experience one of their three new tasting experiences, “Inspiration Tasting.” Perched on a scenic ridge with panoramic views of the redwood forest below, Gary Farrell Winery Salon is a breathtaking property with an outstanding reputation for making fine Pinot…

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Seven for Saturday

Happy weekend and welcome to Seven for Saturday ☀️ It’s been a busy, eventful week around here. I am excited to share a a few things with you so let’s get started! 1 -Celebrated ‘the girl & the fig’  Twenty years ago this month, the girl & the fig opened its doors. It became one of the most – if not the most – popular restaurants in of Sonoma and remains so today. It’s also known throughout…

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