Date Night: A Celebratory Evening in Wine Country at Olive & Vine
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During our recent trip to Sonoma Valley Wine Country we were looking forward to dining at Olive & Vine, a hot spot in Glen Ellen, a small hamlet just miles from Sonoma. We had planned a celebratory evening at Olive & Vine for Kathryn’s … Want More?

A Launch Party for Montana Blues Clothing Company
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I had the great pleasure of attending the launch party for a new fashion website created by a friend of mine, Kathi Balasek and her daughters, here in Chico. The evening was filled with friends, bites, wine, laughter and shopping. … Want More?

The Power of Friendship and Best Friends!
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On this, my 300th post on Stylemindchic LIfe, I want to share a personal story of someone near and dear to me and the power of friendship in my life. I tend to have many friendly acquaintances and only a … Want More?

Welcome to the Weekend….Revive and Restore
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Welcome to the weekend! It’s been a short work week but it seemed to drag a bit. We lost a leader, and a true inspiration, in Maya Angelou. I think you’ll enjoy this view of her stylish side. Some of us … Want More?

The Language of Bloggers
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Do you speak the language of bloggers?  If you are a blogger you are probably fluent and may not even know it. On my recent trip to meet with blogger friends in Napa Valley we commented on this several times. … Want More?

Packing for a Girlfriends’ Getaway #Bloggers in Napa Valley!
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Relaxing at the Andaz Napa (February 2013) After months of anticipation, it’s time for the girlfriends’ getaway and ‘Bloggers in Napa Valley’. Napa/Sonoma Wine Country is one of my favorite escapes and a place near and dear to my heart. … Want More?

Running in Heels and Finding Balance
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As I dashed through the office, following an emergency call from one of my Special Ed. classrooms, my secretaries laughed about my “running in heels”. They are right, there are many days where I do run in heels. For those … Want More?

Musings on Friendship and Loss…….for Rita Hoshino
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via Technology can be our best friend or our worst nightmare. Facebook brought a love story to someone very special to me here,and it announced the passing of an extraordinary friend of mine for 35 years on my iPhone lock screen … Want More?

How to Pack for a Girlfriends’ Getaway #Bloggersinthecity
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I’m packing for a short getaway to San Francisco with girlfriends* (see below) so I’m making a list in advance for myself so I remember everything.  I’m a big list person are you? Here are a few of my must-haves: … Want More?

A Sparkling Afternoon with Tamera Beardsley
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An invitation to brunch with Tamera Beardsley and her husband Jeff, at their enchanting Southern California ‘villa’, is beyond a treat. Some things in life simply speak for themselves. Come join us…. you are in for a visual feast of … Want More?

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