Art to Save the Sea and the Washed Ashore Organization

Art to Save the Sea and the Washed Ashore Organization

June 17, 2014

Recently I ran across this fabulous “Art to Save the Sea” and the Washed Ashore Organization. As Sonoma County is part of the beautiful California Coast, and as a responsible citizen of our world, I am all about our Oceans and doing whatever we can personally to eliminate the use of plastic and debris! The Washed Ashore […]

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Picnic Essentials Sonoma Style™

Picnic Essentials Sonoma Style™

June 5, 2014

June is here in wine country and there is no better way to prepare for summer fun then by pulling together picnic essentials, Sonoma Style™. While we are experiencing a bit of June gloom in the mornings it makes for mild and sunny days in the mid 70′s. The weather is truly spectacular and there is […]

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Sonoma County Water Towers

Sonoma County Water Towers

May 14, 2014

One of my favorite architectural styles here are the Sonoma County Water Towers. Also known as Tankhouses, this vernacular architecture is native to California and while most are in ruins, there are a few that are being renovated or designed as part of a new home. Sonoma County Water Towers date back at least to the 1850s. Built […]

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Back Door Entries

Back Door Entries

May 7, 2014

How many of you enter your home through the garage or through a back door; yes, the number is high and yet, back door entries seem to be low on the totem pole when it comes to aesthetics and design attention. Most people enter their home through some kind of back door. These entries are often […]

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Pharrell Williams Happy, Now an International Phenomenon

Pharrell Williams Happy, Now an International Phenomenon

April 25, 2014

I think by now most of you have heard the Oscar nominated song for Despicable Me 2, Pharrell Williams “Happy”, now an International Phenomenon.

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Paella Event at Marimar Estate

Paella Event at Marimar Estate

April 10, 2014

Another perfect day this past week end as a great group of our friends got together for a paella event at Marimar Estate and entertaining Sonoma Style™. As you all know I am a paella aficionado so it was a delight to enjoy one that I didn’t actually have to cook myself! Of the many reasons to […]

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The Innermost House

The Innermost House

April 8, 2014

I was introduce to the Innermost House through a friend…yes, on Facebook. For me the creation of this small and thoughtful house begs the question, what or where is home? It’s a question I have contemplated much of my life as I’ve moved 34 times myself, and I am in the business of helping people […]

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Contemporary India Art and Spirit

Contemporary India Art and Spirit

April 2, 2014

After all the reminiscing about my travels around India, I want to touch on Contemporary India  Art and Spirit found in their design work internationally. Like I said in my post on Varanasi, “it’s the aspect of complete integration of the spiritual into every aspect of life that I found beautiful, moving and simply fascinating”. […]

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Varanasi India

Varanasi India

March 27, 2014

Varanasi India is one of the oldest living cities in the world, and THE oldest in India. Also known as Benares, Kashi, or the city of Shiva, it is a place of pilgrimage for Hindi’s worldwide. It is both the most fascinating and the most intense city I have ever visited, and no one leaves […]

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Riding Elephants-India Style

Riding Elephants-India Style

March 25, 2014

Since riding a camel in Egypt, I’ve always wanted to ride an elephant…so I went riding elephants, India style! And not just the tourist way, on an elephant up to the Amber fort, but really up close and personal. Here’s my story… I had read about Elefantastic on Trip Advisor and was intrigued. The thought of […]

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