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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

Life in Napa | The April Garden

I may be showing you images of the garden through April, but I am writing this on the afternoon of May 1st, and

Snura | Rider Of The Storm

Drumroll………. And here is SNURA!! I thought it was high time you met the incomparable oxymoron

Saffron Barley with Asparagus & Shrimp | Recipe

This is one of my most popular dishes from my restaurant days, in its preferred variation. Given that asparagus

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

 

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Kopol Bonick | Art, Wine and Roses in Napa Valley

This article has been a long time in coming, several months in fact. But when you are trying to tell the story

Hapai | The Beauty of Maternity in Hawai’i

Hapai means bearing life, or pregnant, in Hawaiian. These images are from four different photo shoots I

Tails of Two Tibbies | Traveling Dogs

Cody: “Do you know that this past Wednesday it was National Dog Day? Just making sure you spoiled your

Sweet Lassi with Rose Water & Cardamom | Recipes

I had my first sweet lassi at a fantastic Indian restaurant called Tandoori (what else!) in Düsseldorf, Germany

Dealing with Grief and Sorrow? Purple is the Color that Can Help

Welcome back to our series on color and wellbeing. We have come to our final color: Violet. I always call it

Bouchon Bakery | Yountville, California

Don’t you just love it when famous places live up to their reputation? Bouchon Bakery is one of those.

A Family Recipe | Bucatini alla Amatriciana

There is a lot of debate as to which is the authentic Amatriciana sauce, and I have done a little research

Tropical Bounty at Honolulu’s Farmers’ Markets

Setting the alarm for 5:30am seems to have become the norm lately. So many things worth doing here in Hawai’i

The Princess and the Cowboy

Once upon a time, in the barely-pre-Beatles era, a young woman who loved pretty shoes, elegant dances in ball rooms and

 

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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

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

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

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

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

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