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Grand Opening of Glassblowing Studio and Gallery in Sonoma

Grand Opening of Glassblowing Studio and Gallery in Sonoma November 20, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Off Square Glassblowing Studio Opens in Sonoma Fans of glassblowing and the famous works of Dale Chihuly will want to check out Off Square Glass Studio, which opens tomorrow in downtown Sonoma. The grand opening party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m will include glass blowing demonstrations, refreshments and...

End-of-Harvest Specials in Sonoma

End-of-Harvest Specials in Sonoma November 9, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Fall is the Perfect Time to Flee to Sonoma The cold winds of November are chilling the coastal valleys of Sonoma County, but that just makes these orchard-covered hills and vine-draped valleys that much more picturesque. Thing is, the average tourist doesn’t know that, which means the crowds thin...

Sonoma’s Perfect Picnic from Lisa Hemenway’s Fresh

Sonoma’s Perfect Picnic from Lisa Hemenway’s Fresh October 20, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s not like good food is hard to come by in Sonoma, ground zero for amazing farm-to-table restaurants and artisanal producers. But good picnic and take-out food? Not so much. That’s probably why locals are so excited about the opening of Fresh, a combination market, deli, and cafe located...

Taste One of Mexico’s Favorite Treats in Sonoma

Taste One of Mexico’s Favorite Treats in Sonoma September 3, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Mexican-style popsicles called paletas are all-natural concoctions of fresh fruit, juice and cream When traveling in Mexico, you can’t miss the neon colors and exotic displays of fresh fruit that mark a La Michoacana ice cream stand. Purveyors of paletas, an intrinsically Mexican treat, La...

Bistro des Copains: Dining with Sonoma’s artisanal providers

Bistro des Copains: Dining with Sonoma’s artisanal providers June 1, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
The cozy glow through the windows is as welcoming as the kitchen staff at Bistro des Copains I’m oohing and ahhing over my appetizers at Bistro des Copains, when suddenly my companion notes, in an undertone, that Jennifer Bice is dining at the next table. We all pause, forks in air, as if we’ve...

Country and Luxury? You Can Have It All at The Inn at Occidental

Country and Luxury? You Can Have It All at The Inn at Occidental May 17, 2010 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Inn at Occidental's sunny porch Sometimes when you want a country getaway, you truly want to get away to the country. In other words, you don’t want to be withing shouting distance of a major highway. You want gardens surrounding you, not parking lots and buildings — no matter how...

New Owners of Applewood Inn Have Grand Plans

New Owners of Applewood Inn Have Grand Plans April 6, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
New Custodians of Applewood: Carlos Pippa and Sylvia Ranyak Texas-sized dreams are coming to the Applewood Inn in the Russian River Wine Country with the arrival of new owner Carlos Pippa, who purchased Applewood in December and has taken up residence as of this spring. With his friendly, lively girlfriend...