Big Bottom Market in Guerneville

We were doing business in Guerneville the last week – anybody looking to buy 9 acres of river front property? – and since I’d heard of this new restaurant in town, we decided to have try it out and have lunch. Big Bottom Market is located right downtown. It is small part market/bakery and big

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A Word to the Wise

” I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy life.” – Rita Mae Brown, writer

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Have you heard of Cornerstone Sonoma?

Let’s say you’re in or staying in Petaluma and you have a desire to do a little shopping and a little winetasting and whatever else you find to do – but you don’t want to drive too far – like an hour’s away. I’ve got a great tidbit for you on where to go and what to

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Sonoma County – Best of the World

My, my, my this past December there was a treasure trove of magazine articles published about our area – and that would be Sonoma County south and Sonoma County west. One I’ll mention was in National Geographic Traveler magazine, Nov/Dec 2011, Best of the World, 20 Great Places to Experience in 2012 – http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-2012/#/botw-main-gallery-sonoma_41335 The

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Petaluma, CA

Our niece was perusing the National Geographic Adventure Magazine online and came across this article written in October 2009  about Petaluma, Play, Eat and Sleep http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/weekend-getaways/california/petaluma-travel What’s interesting is that every recommendation in the article from joining a free group bike ride with Bici Sport bike shop to stopping in at Della Fattoria for a freshly baked pastry

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A Wine Country Special

Happy New Year everyone. The rain has finally arrived in Sonoma County and I’m loving it. The dreary weather makes shopping, eating in restaurants, going to a movie more cozy in my mind. With coziness in mind let me tell you about a beautiful little informal wine shop that just happens to be a restaurant or

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Petaluma, What to do Downtown

How funny, just after the NYTimes prints an article on Sebastopol, 96 Hours from the San Francisco Chronicle publishes a little blurb on Western Street, one of the main streets of downtown. The article talks about the Iron Front buildings, that really occupy much of the downtown corridor not just on Western Street, a coupla

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Sebastopol in the NYTimes

It’s always a celebration for us when we see an article about our small towns in a national newspaper like the NYTimes. Some of the places mentioned I’ve covered in previous posts but there are new uncovered gems that may strike your fancy. Take a minute now and see what the Times says: This page

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A Bird in the Hand

Just a reminder that the great bird migration through Sonoma County is happening right now. Those of you who are Birders already know that Schollenberger Park in Petaluma is one of the many marshlands locally that invites the beautiful and graceful Egrets to land and feed, as well as those noisy Canadian Geese. Personally, Schollenberger

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Wine & Food Affair – Go!

For those of us who live in the wine country of Sonoma County, we know that the Napa and Sonoma Valleys have always had the lion’s share of the media spotlight. For those of you who don’t know better, Sonoma County just to the east, also has celebrated wine areas, small batch wineries, family owned

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