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Aubrey About Town | Meet Me in Paris – Recreating Paris

Whether it’s a ball, an affair, a shindig, a barbeque, or a bash, hosting and planning the perfectand memorable party is my passion. From an early age making moments special for others…

COME HOME TO HUALALAI

Making life-long memories at the Four Seasons “Mommy, is it 10:00 yet? I want to go swimming with Kainalu.” My daughter danced around our beautifully appointed suite at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai…

Lyon, France’s Second City

When we think of France, it’s safe to say that Paris is the city that comes first to mind for most. Perhaps the Côte d’Azur in the south or Champagne or Bordeaux,…

Portugal’s Martinhal Resorts

Luxury travel for families in the “California of Europe”   For those of us with children, luxury travel becomes a very different proposition than what it was when we were dependent-free. Finding a…

NAMAS-TEA: The Healing Ritual of Good Pharma

After Jill Portman and her partner, Gary Shinner, sold Mighty Leaf Tea Company to Peet’s in 2014, Portman took a much needed and much deserved break before considering her next move. That…

Haute Scene: Charmian’s Wild Call

Sonoma County’s Jack London State Park is part history and part nature, referencing its namesake, the author who once lived on part of the recreational area’s 1,400 acres. It’s also a refuge…

Maison Danel is Next Level French Perfection in Heart of SF

When David and Danel de Betelu were married in France, their dream was to open the most elegant French Pâtisserie and Salon de Thé in San Francisco. Today, their wedding painting hangs…

Beyond the Bottle

8 Leaders and Changemakers Who Are Positively Impacting the Wine Industry Now The last several years have definitely presented challenges to our local wine industry and North Bay region. From climate-related events…

Stay in Silicon Valley Style at Mountain View’s The Ameswell Hotel

Heralded by its own street sign as well as iconic Silicon Valley neighbors such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Moffett Field, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Levi’s Stadium, and Stanford University, Mountain View’s new The…

For the Love of Animals

Monica Stevens, Co-Founder of Jameson Humane, Napa, Reaching Higher for Animal Welfare and Community On the heels of Jameson Humane’s successful annual summer fundraiser, WineaPAWlooza, we had the chance to speak with…

A Taste of Thailand in Napa: Bann at Oak Knoll

The juxtaposition is unusual, but somehow, it works – a Thai-themed boutique hotel, set smack in the middle of Napa Valley vineyards, surrounded by grapes and with Vaca Mountain views. The brainchild…

Hair Talk: Pandemic Hair Loss Is a Thing

“The pandemic, with its stress factors, has been hard on hair,” says Kevin Murphy, an Australian-born hairdresser and founder of his eponymous hair care empire. Hairdressers have had their hands full. As salons reopened, many locked-away…

DAY TO BREATHE – THE RETREAT: SF

Shifting Hearts, Minds and Spirits, One Leader at a Time    Just steps away from San Francisco’s iconic Land’s End Trail and its beautiful labyrinth, the sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge,…