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. We love making pit-stops at Lagunitas’s Beer Sanctuary, 101 North Brewing Company, and Tap Petaluma. We now have a new fabulous spot in Petaluma… Brewster’s Beer Garden. Brewster’s Beer Garden co-owners Mike Goebel and Chris Beerman went big!
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
- This 100-year old family recipe is a must try! It was a Little Napoli day for me in Carmel-by-the-Sea sitting by the cozy fireplace and pairing a glass of Prosecco with Pepe’s famous garlic bread. I followed our garlic bread experience with a pesto “genovese” tagliatelle with asparagus, basil cream and pine nuts. My husband...
- Enjoying kid-friendly Pacific Grove over Spring Break is easy! #1 Begin with booking a place to stay through Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. Here you will find the perfect getaway home that will savor all the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. Sanctuary Vacation Rentals offer resort accommodations with all the comforts of home. And yes, they offer...
- It’s been 5 weeks and a day and I am still having a hard time sharing the sadness we felt when saying goodbye to our boxer Sophie. We knew the day was coming as Sophie was diagnosed with cancer of the spleen and liver. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have...
- 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...