Victorian with a Vineyard

If you want lifestyle, great food and wine and a place to enjoy your art collection this is a deal not to be overlooked. $1,549,000.00 (This could work) call me if you want to buy this at 707-328-3993 or for other wine country homes. Richard Paille Breathtaking views for miles can be seen from the porch of this classic Victorian home in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Description Spectacular Estate Property This could be the dream wine country property you have always wanted. You will find 3 houses with breathtaking 180-degree vineyard views. Attention to details shows the care …

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Design Schemes

Walk into a room, a great hotel or a nice restaurant and you can feel like, ‘life is good’, when the design tone resonates with your emotions. The design speaks loudly, with subtle tones of color, splintered rays of light and interesting spaces. Good design intrudes in a nice way. When it is a “do it yourself’ problem to figure out, a design scheme will bubble up from one of 4 places when you start: I know what I want. Bring your vision. Bring in your folder of typefaces, images, copy. Be very, very specific. The more you paste it up …

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PRIMAL in Santa Cruz

   The community vibe in Santa Cruz is all about health, environment and being creative.  There is a spirit that imbues humanistic instincts.  PRIMAL is a restaurant that wants to nourish your nature.   Find it on the corner at 1203 Mission St. in Santa Cruz. There is a sense that one is part of nature, not separate from it.   As you strive to act on the inspirations from the sea, the school, and the social order primal urges move slowly underneath like the tectonic plates of the Pacific Northwest.    In the true spirit of the ‘Primal Philosophy.”  the menu …

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Sip Petaluma

Petaluma is fast becoming know for it’s great local events, and the latest addition to the list is Sip Petaluma! The event features over a dozen premier wineries, wonderful nibbles from Anaviv Catering & Events, live music by Clay Bell and beautiful art work from local artists. The Wineries More than a dozen Sonoma and Napa County wineries will be on-site pouring so you’ll be sure to find a wine that delights your senses. The Food Enjoy amazing farm to table nibbles from Anaviv Catering & Events. Discover more about Anaviv. The Art Experience art from local artists, Jonny Hirschmugl, …

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Chocolate

By Greg Zompolis There are few words in any language that can conjure such pleasure. It is alluring, seductive and an epicurean delight. Archeological proof of chocolate beverages dating to 1900 B.C. The majority of Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs and Mayans. The word ‘chocolate’ is derived from the ancient Aztec word choclātl. Although the cacao seeds have a bitter taste, it was not until Columbus’ fourth voyage to the New World where he commandeered a canoe of cacao beans which he took back to Spain in 1502. Chocolate did not really become popular until 1815 when …

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Art Start Education

Where do those public art projects come from you might ask. How do you launch a career in art? It starts with a caring community! Art Start is a possibility.   This is a place to get stimulated.  It’s a place where a young artist can launch a life-long career as a professional artist.  It is a place where their talent can be displayed on a wall, or on the street in their community. This is a non-profit center for young artists who might need some direction on how to make money from their artistic talents.  The career of an artist …

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Life Opens Up

Keller Street CoWork welcomes guests to meet Todd O’Leary, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Sonoma County Tourism, as they launch the “Life Opens Up” brand campaign celebrating the lifestyle of Sonoma County. Take advantage of this tremendous resource specifically geared to support awareness, PR and visitors for businesses that rely on tourism to Sonoma County. Sonoma County Tourism is responsible for bringing in media groups who write about everything that makes Sonoma unique as a destination. Learn how to apply this new PR, advertising and social campaign to benefit your business. As a premier wine country destination, Sonoma …

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Bread

By Greg Zompolis Often referred to as “the staff of life”, evidence of bread making has been discovered in prehistoric excavations. There is documented proof in hieroglyphic drawings dating back 4,000 years ago that ancient Egyptians were well versed in baking bread. A charred but intact round loaf of bread was found in a bakery’s oven in Pompeii where Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. Marie Antoinette’s famous quote “Let them eat cake” which she supposedly uttered when the peasant community was in a an uproar and had no bread continues to define her centuries later. Apparently she said “Qu’ils mangent …

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Pig BBQ in the Desert

We had driven up and over the Santa Rosa rage in the vicinity of Humboldt Toyobe National Forest, heading south from Oregon. There was thick snow hitting the windshield of our new SUV as we climbed over a 5,200 ft. snowy pass on Hwy 95 in northeastern Nevada. From Boise, ID, where we had heard stories, we were looking forward to the PIG BBQ and PUB.   We arrived just before noon, as the gray clouds set a somber mood. 1139 W. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445 The place is easy to find.  It looks a little dreary like a …

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Are Plants Food or Do Plants Conspire to Control Us?

Plants rule the world. Plants might be smarter than we give them credit for.  They have been here long before animals.  They really could have set up a lot of the rules. What if human consciousness was manipulated as part of a great scheme by plants to rule the earth.  With no voices or opposable thumbs, they had to do it with flora and fauna.  The ulterior motive is to make life better for plants. There is the distinction between the wisdom of the tribe and the life force that surges through a plant?   We still don’t quite know what the process …

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