Santa Barbara Wine Country: Part One When most people think of California Wine Country they usually think Napa and Sonoma Valleys. But there are more wine regions in California than you may think. I had the pleasure of spending time in Santa Barbara Wine Country as part of a blogger/influencer trip coordinated by Emily Martin of The Jetsettting Fashionista and Emily Martin Communications & Events Emily, along with Lacey Fussel and Lisa Gerbac of Muse Wine Marketing, hosted several…

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One of my favorite trips this year was to Carmel for the Carmel International Film Festival. My friend Julie, who you may know from KayandStar, invited me to cover the film festival on my blog. Julie comes to California every year to volunteer for this five-day event, which includes the screening of over 120 films in 10 venues in the Carmel area. There are nightly parties, live music, and panels along with 300 film makers, executives, actors,…

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Chilly Weather is Finally Here! Colder temps and frost have arrived in Wine Country. Hurray! I have been waiting – not so patiently – to wear some of my new pieces from Stella Carakasi’s fall collection. I have finally been able to wear my favorite new fall addition to my wardrobe, this beautiful Peruvian Alpaca wool coat. You may recall that I wore it on the runway at the Fall Style Event at Stella Carakasi last September.  …

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I am excited to be partnering with Wente Vineyards to explore not only their wine, their two properties, and the Wente families’ passion for wine-making, but my own passion as well, which is photography. While I am far from a professional photographer, taking photos is a hobby I enjoy immensely and engage in daily. I especially like photographing vineyards, wineries, wine and anything having to do with Wine Country! When I was invited to visit Wente Vineyards in…

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Last month I had the pleasure of staying at SENZA Hotel in Napa Valley while covering events at Festival Napa Valley 2016. Festival Napa Valley, formerly known as Festival del Sole, is a 10-day annual celebration of music, art, food, wine and dance that raises funds to enrich art and community programs. During my stay at SENZA Hotel, I got to know this luxury property well and am excited to tell you all about it!…

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. In previous posts about my recent Girlfriends Getaway to Healdsburg, I wrote about Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites, where three of my friends and I stayed for the weekend. I also told you about our fabulously tasty and fun Savor Healdsburg Food Tour, part of the Girlfriends Getaway Special. But that’s not all we did! Today I want to share some highlights from the rest of…

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