Support Wine Country This Thanksgiving

It seems as though Thanksgiving sneaks up on us all, temporarily disappearing under the Halloween displays that quickly morph into Christmas decor and talk of New Year’s Eve plans. Yet Thanksgiving is a holiday not to be glossed over. Though we should give thanks in our daily lives, as gratitude makes for a more meaningful…

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Anderson Valley: The Path Less Traveled

“Two paths diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost Most are familiar with the wine trails of Napa and Sonoma, but rarely venture further north to the quaint Anderson Valley. Not to be confused with Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, the…

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Falling for Florals

Autumnal tones at my family’s ranch Blouse, Forever 21 (here); Jeans, Paige Denim; Hat, BDG Urban Outfitters (similar styles here, here and here) I love florals year-round and this blouse is moody enough to wear well into November. In Los Angeles, I’d probably pair it with a suede mini skirt (see below); however, it’s rained since I arrived in Mendocino County a…

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Cox Vineyards Update: 2016 Crop

Growing up in our ranch house, which was built in 1856 and served as a Pony Express stagecoach stop, I watched many harvests from our windows. Even though I can no longer cruise around the vineyards and check the crops with my dad, living 400 plus miles south, I look forward to calling my family for the vineyard updates… It’s nearing…

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Cox Vineyards Update: 2016 Harvest

Grape harvest is well underway at Cox Vineyards and in order to stay on schedule, picking has occurred every day this week. Mid-week, I checked in with my realtor-sister Whitney (you can find her real estate website here), who helps my dad and his team with harvest each year, to get the Cox Vineyards updates, as…

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