Food & Wine, Health

Technology chomps at the bit

America’s eating habits change as fast as technology changes, and gourmet meal delivery has people taking a bite out of traditional meal planning. We’ve come a long way since ‘Super Size Me’ hit the mainstream and created a cultural culinary shift with how we view nutrition as a nation. People are trading their microwave instant dinners and… Continue reading Technology chomps at the bit

Beauty & Fashion

Hair we covet

Don't be fooled by movie stars' voluminous hair or a stranger walking down the street with gorgeous hair. Their luxurious locks have four key elements in common; time, product (lots of it), effort and investment. Let's simply break it down by these four elements.      Time I'm not telling you anything new by saying… Continue reading Hair we covet

Beauty & Fashion

Product matters, why? Because I didn’t wake up looking like this

  Don't kid yourself, the natural look takes time and effort. Hair product choices are overwhelming. Not only is product selection extensive at grocery stores & pharmacies, product exposure on the internet and in TV commercials is ubiquitous, and, at times, exhausting. I say exhausting because if you buy a product based on pretty packaging… Continue reading Product matters, why? Because I didn’t wake up looking like this

Beauty & Fashion, Health

Hair matters

Travel and lifestyle writing is a passion of mine, on the other hand, what some of you may not know about me is, I moonlight as a hairstylist. Or, is it the other way around - a hairstylist moonlighting as a writer? However you look at it, I love both! A maven by nature, trading… Continue reading Hair matters

Beauty & Fashion, Health

Hair Matters 101 – Healthy hair lifestyle

Maintaining healthy luxurious hair is similar to maintaining a fit and healthy body. Results don't happen overnight and it’s not a hair diet - it’s a lifestyle. My clients find my salon through Google, Yelp, Styleseat, and word of mouth. Most are searching for a stylist to manage their mane and nurse their hair back… Continue reading Hair Matters 101 – Healthy hair lifestyle

Home & Garden

More bloom for your buck

Spring blooms aren’t always about budding flowers. Get the best bang for your buck by cultivating indigenous drought-resistant plants that offer vibrant color year-round. My clients often ask, “How do you plan your garden; where should I start?” Planning a garden can be a daunting task. It was for me in the past. I had a brown… Continue reading More bloom for your buck

Beauty & Fashion, Food & Wine, Travel

Spa season

Is there such a thing as 'spa season’? In Northern California there is. Many Wine Country hotels & resorts feature on-site luxurious spas so you can actually rendezvous any time of the year and rejuvenate. But there is something special about spa-ing in Wine Country during spring and summer. Why? Because most spa resorts offer… Continue reading Spa season

Community, Food & Wine, Travel

A Wine Country humblebrag

I’m bursting at the seams to share two annual Sonoma County events that will not only fill your belly and wet your whistle, they'll also give you humblebragging rights for years to come. You’ll want to permanently place both events on your calendar. Barrel Tasting and Restaurant Week. Isn't humblebrag an odd word? It’s one… Continue reading A Wine Country humblebrag

Food & Wine, Travel

Hidden Gems

Looking for hidden treasure? Explore Sonoma County's jewels in the rough. A trove of boutique wineries, Dry Creek Valley is a geographical gem. Discovering quaint wineries in the valley evoke nostalgia like beholding the unique brilliance of your favorite gemstone. These small lot spots offer intimacy immense wineries can’t emulate, so spend some quality time… Continue reading Hidden Gems