Last year at this time I was hit with a mighty blow. I had breast cancer. All I could think about was my daughter and what was I going to do with this horrible disease. Well, I cried a lot, and I was scared. It’s funny though, I am always one to feel that
When heading to the Sonoma Coast, we always drive through my old stopping grounds of Petaluma. With pit stops like Lagunitas’s Beer Sanctuary, 101 North Brewing Company, and Taps, it’s hard not to stop and kick-off our Sonoma Coast getaway properly. We now have a new fabulous spot in Petaluma… Brewster’s Beer Garden. Brewster’s
What does a Northern California family do the Saturday after Thanksgiving? We spend it with friends high in the hills playing Horseshoes, sipping eggnog, and finding the perfect Christmas tree! Our Saturday getaway took us to Somerset California. Francher’s Tree Farm to be exact. What a great place! Picnic tables were ready, horseshoes were in place,
On Earth Day, April 22nd, we created a casual yet elegant celebration… a SIP Certified Wine & Food Pairing party. Our vision was to first to highlight SIP Certified wines, and second to showcase compostable and sustainable party tableware by Susty Party. Our Earth Day Celebration reflected our values. It is important to recognize
Live from Lodi Wine Country! Yesterday Kevin and I enjoyed participating in a virtual tasting featuring 4 Lodi wines made from grapes certified under Lodi Rules – California’s original sustainable wine growing program! These four wines showcased the quality, care, and diversity of wines being made in the Lodi Wine Region. Sipped in California joined
Long been one of our favorite neighborhood spots, Track 7 Brewing celebrated their 5 year anniversary on New Years Eve. We made it our start to welcoming in 2017 with friends, family, and great beer! Track 7 brewed 7 specialty beers – 6 collaborations with great California breweries and a Track 7 anniversary ale.
Do you love your neighborhood as much as we love ours? Toss one of these fun neighborhood pillows on your porch and voila! Summer Lovin’ style! These pillows, created by Alicia Kerr at Allie Studio are popping up everywhere! Neighborhoods from Lake Tahoe to Mill Valley are adding “neighborhood style” to their porches, lake
We try to visit our local breweries when they first open, but for Claimstake Brewing we were a little late to the party. Claimstake is one of the breweries we have on our list for a visit and last Sunday we finally arrived! Ta Da! Sunday sipping at Claimstake Brewing! Easy parking, friendly faces, and
As soon as the last bell rang at my daughter’s school, we were in the car headed to Dillon Beach for some much-needed rest & relaxation. Founded in the 1880s by George Dillon, Dillon Beach hasn’t seen much change since 1926, when the quaint village was promoted by Howard Lawson, of Lawson’s Landing fame, as
Last Sunday we headed to Plymouth California to celebrate 2 June birthdays in the beautiful Amador Wine Country. Our main goal was to stop by Amador Brewing Company for a beer. After finding that they did not open till 11:30 AM…it was 11 and we needed to kill thirty minutes. I noticed that just down
- May your Friday Sparkle with stars from a bottle. Those who know me know I am a lover of Champagne. I think I was raised on it…it’s in my blood. Some Fridays are just worth a little “POP” to celebrate the end of a crazy week and the beginning of a lovely weekend. I’m...
- Last week I had the wonderful opportunity of lunching at Ella Dining Room & Bar with WineRoad Sonoma Co. It was a small intimate group of wine lovers who got to chat about their love of wine, adventures, people, and places. Our generous WineRoad hosts were a wealth of information of WineRoad events, wineries, Vintners,...
- It’s March 1st, it’s pouring rain, cold, and windy. I can’t help but think about Spring and the things I love now. Here are my Top Picks for March 2018 2018 Trends in Craft Beer: I love seeing the rise in design in the craft beer industry. With so many breweries, awesome rotating beer selections, and...
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an ingredient we can’t live without at our house. This liquid gold or California Olive Oil is used on just about everything. From cooking to drizzling on a finished dish, to dipping…we LOVE it! Here in California, there are hundreds of different olive oils. To help choose just the right one,...