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Bathe In The Atmosphere Of The Forest With Instagramer Ellen Borggreve

A few months ago I discovered the exquisite forest photography of Ellen Borggreve. Since then I have not only

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

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

Three Charming Inns of Carmel | L’Auberge Carmel, Cypress Inn & Pine Inn

Given that everything is so charming in Carmel, it was not possible that inns & b&bs should not be.