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, Travel

Get SMART & park the car

Can you believe it's been a year-and-a-half since SMART made its maiden voyage in the summer of 2017, July 4th weekend when the train offered free rides to a swath of enthusiastic passengers? Many folks have ventured out to take the train as commuters or easily jaunt down to Petaluma. Recently, I met a couple… Continue reading Get SMART & park the car

Food & Wine, Travel

Cultured burbs

Sonoma County is a quaint sleepy community with seemingly more vineyards than people. At first glance, things may appear a tad western here, but given a closer look, Sonoma County lights up the senses. Nine incorporated cities sprinkle the county and each has an incredibly charming square or downtown. Except for Santa Rosa. For decades,… Continue reading Cultured burbs

Community, Home & Garden, Travel

Peek into your future

What does retirement look like to you?   A retirement fact sheet Does your vision of retirement align with the facts? Here are 8 noteworthy financial and lifestyle facts about life after 50 that might surprise you.  What does retirement look like to you? Up to 85% of a retiree’s Social Security income can be… Continue reading Peek into your future