Seven for Saturday

Happy weekend and welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 🌸 1 ~ Spring has Sprung  Last Sunday Bill and I had some time off together so we decided to head to nearby Landmark Vineyards for a picnic with the dogs since the weather was so gorgeous and sunny. We love Landmark. Not only are their wines fantastic – mostly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay  – but the grounds are beautiful and full of flowers. There’s a…

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Seven for Saturday

It’s the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! Here’s what’s been happening around here lately: 1 ~ Pruning Party at Beltane Ranch  Last Saturday’s Pruning Party & Pig Roast at Beltane Ranch was such a blast! I think I finally got pruning vines down but I am far from an expert and am pretty sure no vineyard owner would want me out there cutting their vines. We not only pruned part of the…

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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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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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How to Dress in Wine Country at Any Age: Labor Day BBQ

One question I get asked frequently by people visiting Wine Country is: “What do I wear?” Of course, the answer is never straightforward. The season, your specific plans, your personal style, and even your age can be factors. While I do subscribe to the belief that the best outfit is one you feel great wearing, no matter your age, I also know that as a woman fast approaching 50, I naturally lean toward certain styles…

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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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