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

Winc & a smile

-WINC Wine Club Review- Goodbye, too much choice… Hello, personalized wine subscription! - by Samantha Bos, January 16, 2019  - Blog, Food & Wine, Wine Club Reviews - You love wine. You like trying different types of wine. Floral notes, chalky tannins and hints of sweet spice all sound poetically complex. But, when faced with choosing… Continue reading Winc & a smile

Beauty & Fashion

Hair we covet

Don't be fooled by movie stars' voluminous hair or a stranger walking down the street with gorgeous hair. Their luxurious locks have four key elements in common; time, product (lots of it), effort and investment. Let's simply break it down by these four elements.      Time I'm not telling you anything new by saying… Continue reading Hair we covet

Tame the Mane
Beauty & Fashion

Product matters – because, no, I didn’t wake up looking like this…

  Don't kid yourself, the natural look takes time and effort. Hair product choices are overwhelming. Not only is product selection extensive at grocery stores & pharmacies, product exposure on the internet and in TV commercials is ubiquitous, and, at times, exhausting. I say exhausting because if you buy a product based on pretty packaging… Continue reading Product matters – because, no, I didn’t wake up looking like this…

Beauty & Fashion, Health

Hair matters

Travel and lifestyle writing is a passion of mine, on the other hand, what some of you may not know about me is, I moonlight as a hairstylist. Or, is it the other way around - a hairstylist moonlighting as a writer? However you look at it, I love both! A maven by nature, trading… Continue reading Hair matters

Beauty & Fashion, Health

Hair Matters 101 – Healthy hair lifestyle

Maintaining healthy luxurious hair is similar to maintaining a fit and healthy body. Results don't happen overnight and it’s not a hair diet - it’s a lifestyle. My clients find my salon through Google, Yelp, Styleseat, and word of mouth. Most are searching for a stylist to manage their mane and nurse their hair back… Continue reading Hair Matters 101 – Healthy hair lifestyle

Home & Garden

More bloom for your buck

Spring blooms aren’t always about budding flowers. Get the best bang for your buck by cultivating indigenous drought resistant plants that offer vibrant color year-round. My clients often ask, “How do you plan your garden; where should I start?” Planning a garden can be a daunting task. It was for me in the past. I had a brown… Continue reading More bloom for your buck

Food & Wine, Travel

Discover the day tripper in you

Did you know there are thousands of free views in the city of San Francisco, and driving a car isn’t the best way to take advantage of the region’s stunning natural beauty? Discover the day tripper in you, and follow us from Sonoma County to San Francisco. With Sonoma County’s SMART train on the brink… Continue reading Discover the day tripper in you

Tea & Trumpets carry a beautiful bouquet of assorted teas. Photo by Courtney Paige
Community, Food & Wine, Health, Home & Garden

Farmer in the dell

For European countries like France, Italy, England, and Germany, farmers markets aren’t a novelty, they're an essential element of daily life. Europeans don’t stockpile their groceries in huge refrigerators or store massive amounts of toilet paper from Costco. The primary reason is that Europeans don’t have ample storage space for bulk shopping. Your first reaction… Continue reading Farmer in the dell

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