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Thursday, 31 July 2014

from farm to table at chaminade

Chaminade strawberries

I recently stayed at the beautiful Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz, California and was crushed to discover I was missing the hotel’s first Farm to Table Wine Dinner of the season by just one day. read full story »

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

my bucket list reimagined

Africa plane

I wrote my first bucket list when I was in my 20s. And it was really more of a wish list.

I wanted to visit all 50 states. All seven continents. All seven Wonders of the World. read full story »

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

european river cruises – yes, please!

Jewels of Europe

I know yesterday I wrote about how happy I am to be home but I can’t help it – I’m already thinking about where to go next.

Michael and I really want to do a river cruise, and while I was in the UK, I came upon this site for Scenic Tours, which offers all-inclusive luxury river cruises that sound amazing.

I have since spent an inordinate amount of time fantasizing about booking a river cruise in Europe in 2015. read full story »

there’s no place like home

Monday, 28 July 2014

Highclere Castle

Um, not my home.

I’m baaaack! 

After 10 fantastic days which included everything from London Dungeons to Highclere Castle, and after two flights which lasted more than 12 hours and shot me forward 8 hours in time yesterday, I am back in my own bed in sunny Southern California.

And I am happy.

Because as much as I love traveling, I love coming home. read full story »

heading to london and “downton abbey!”

Thursday, 17 July 2014


In case I wasn’t excited enough about my trip to London — which I actually was — my custom bag from Ugobags just came yesterday. Is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?! Now I’m really ready to go! read full story »

the girls and the goats

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Lois and goat

I posted this photo on my Facebook page over the weekend and today I received a press release from the Farm Sanctuary announcing that this is the Summer of Goats.

And my kids think I’m not on the pulse of pop culture? Ha! read full story »

renaissance clubsport walnut creek: my home away from home

Monday, 14 July 2014

Renaissance ClubSport lobby

Although we’ve stayed in hotels all over the world, one of the ones I just feel most comfortable in is only an hour and a half flight away, in northern California. read full story »

books by women i met through blogging

Thursday, 10 July 2014

books by bloggers

One of the unexpected joys of becoming a blogger has been meeting so many amazing women, many of whom have become my friends in real life. Plus, they’re such good writers.  read full story »

sunday in the hyundai

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hyundai Santa Fe

Climbing into the driver seat of the Hyundai Santa Fe felt like coming home. It felt roomy and cushy and very user-friendly. In fact, it felt a lot like my beloved Kia Sorento.  read full story »

2 new thrillers by linda castillo and lisa unger – plus a giveaway!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

linda castillo and lisa unger

Hey, it’s not my fault that the laundry is still in the hamper and the mail hasn’t been picked up in days.

Blame Linda Castillo and Lisa Unger.  read full story »

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