This afternoon, Mr. CG and I needed to get away. So we hired a sitter and traveled just over the hills for an afternoon jaunt to the Carneros appellation for some sipping and savory cuisine. The Carneros region crosses over both Sonoma and Napa counties in the California wine country. It is a cooler climate, known for its Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and sparkling wines.
First stop, Domaine Carneros, a world renowned artisanal winery, famous for its sparkling wines.
Image via Domaine Carneros website
Located on the border of Napa county, the tasting room sits atop a knoll surrounded by vineyard and formal gardens, like a chateau transported right from Europe. My pictures do not do this place justice. Check out their site to see it’s true beauty. Sometimes I need to pinch myself in places like this. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s Friday everyone! How about a chance to win some fabric for your next project? Are you a quilter? Need some fabric to make some pillows, window treatments or table linens? Want to recover some seat cushions? Have a big dream and just need some fabric to accomplish it? Enter this giveaway!
There’s a fabric store called Material Girl Fabric near my hometown where my friends Nicole and Kathleen spend their days filling their shop with bolts and bolts of the most charming fabrics. Now they are offering three lucky winners the chance for a $25 gift certificate plus free shipping to select a fabric of your choice.
When you click on over to their Material Girl online shop, you’ll see a few dozen fabrics, but take note: most of their merchandise is not online, it is in the store, and there are hundreds and hundreds of patterns available.
Last week, I hinted at the table I transformed into a desk for my office/library in this post.
For some time, I’ve been drawn to the idea of a writer’s desk in lieu of my traditional dark wood desk with its big and heavy drawers. By definition, a writer’s desk is more like a table, with few or no drawers, open and airy, forcing the user to be clever with storage, and always organized. And I’m the type that has to force myself to be organized.
In my decision to move from dark to light, I found a table at a local outlet that was closing its doors, and decided that with a little paint, and a glass top, it could become my own version of a writer’s desk.
|Hi, I'm Kate from Northern California. I'm a bargain hunter, design lover, and incurable DIYer. I'm on a quest for diamond style on a dime, and I'm out to make my world fabulous, for less, one do-it-yourself project at a time. Learn more.|