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OSO Restaurant | Sonoma, California

Just over a year ago, I went out on a photo mission for the Boston Globe with specific requests for images of

Conan | The Sweet Chocolate Dobie

Meet Conan, the non-barbarian, super sweet Chocolate (the official color is Red) Doberman. This sweetie pie was

Forest Wonderland Cookies | When Baking and Art Meet

Aren’t these cookies exquisite? This is what happens when you state your theme, then give a talented

Life In Napa | The May Garden & Vineyard

So, how has your May been? Mine has been  much better, as in more fun. Things (projects) are still moving at a

Tabiano Castello | Italy

The medieval village of Tabiano Castello is one of the many such charming hill towns to be found in the maze of

Breakfast & Lunch at The Fremont Diner | Sonoma, California

This review has been a while in coming, but it was certainly worth the wait. Since spending so much time in

Monarch Knitting | A Treasure Trove in Pacific Grove, California

It seems that Carmel is not the only place on the Monterey Peninsula with a claim to treasure troves. As I was

Behind The Photo | Lady Of The Lake, Lana’i

A few years ago, while visiting the exquisite island of Lana’i and staying at the glorious Lodge at Koele

Downtown Pacific Grove & Lunch at Red House Cafe | California

During my stay in Carmel last fall, I took a couple exploratory side trips to nearby Pacific Grove. Set smack

 

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Tomato, White Peach & Burrata Summer Salad | Recipe

This colorful and refreshing summer salad came together by chance the other day for my lunch. I snapped a quick

Behind the Scenes at a Fabulous Outdoor Wedding with Ornamento

Ornamento is the creative masterpiece of the incomparable Orna Maymon. Whenever I think of Orna and her

The Colorful and Eclectic Floating Homes of Sausalito

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to join a tour of Sausalito’s floating homes. Organized by the Floating

Afternoon Tea at The Veranda – Honolulu

Long weekends are wonderful for all those who work in offices with nine-to-five, five-days-a-week jobs as they get an

Lani | Labrador-Ridgeback Princess of Kailua Beach

Meet Lani, a friendly, adorable, stunning and very regal-looking Labrador-Ridgeback girl who lives on

The Faerie of Luakaha Falls | O’ahu, Hawai’i

There is a little hidden corner of Paradise in… well, Paradise: aka Hawai’i, specifically the

Comforts – San Anselmo, California

My friend Valerie, long time willing co-adventurer of many food and exploratory field trips here in the San

Graced by the Light – Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

I walked in and saw this. All I could say was… nothing. I just looked up, gaping, and allowed the experience to

Looking for Happiness? Try Sunny Yellow!

This article contains affiliate links, but these are products I really love. xoxo M   When people are asked what

 

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Treasure Trove: Once Around – Mill Valley

One day a couple of months ago, I was googling (can you believe that is now a legitimate verb?) for art stores

32 Self-Guided Shinrin-Yoku Invitations to Deepen Your Connection With Nature

I have finally completed all the behind-the-scenes work connected to this project, so here I am presenting to you my

Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 | San Francisco

About six weeks ago I found out about the Great Dickens Christmas Fair happening in San Francisco over the

Behind the Photo: Vienna Woods, Austria

Sometimes, behind a photo there is a story. And sometimes, behind a photo there is a particular story. I have quite a

The Majestic Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods | Mill Valley, California

With this photo story, I am inviting you to relax and follow me on a virtual walk through the majestic California

Linguine with Zucchini Blossom, Shrimp and Saffron

I was in charge of keeping my friend Valerie’s garden alive while she and her husband were traveling a

The Carmel Journals | Foggy Morning About Town

Considering that in Carmel it is foggy almost every morning, I may have a Foggy Morning chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Crisp Bakeshop | Best in Sonoma, California

Crisp Bakeshop is the best bakeshop in Sonoma County. Ok, there might be others that are good – though I

Sacred Place | Iolani Palace | Honolulu

‘Iolani Palace is the former official residence of Hawai’i’s monarchy, and the only royal