The Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

Big Sur, California, the Post Ranch Inn

After years of wondering – I am finally here at the Post Ranch Inn. I’ve read so much about it, and still trying to figure out.  On one hand, it’s quite pricey (750 – 2000 per night) and on the other hand the photos I kept seeing looked like it was rather rustic and certainly not worth … Read More

Calistoga, CA


The Northern point of wine country, Calistoga, boasts of wine, hot springs and mud baths. SF is several degrees cooler than most places around you…and when the forecast says it’s going to be warm…it doesn’t always happen. That’s when I make weekend plans to go inland to follow the sun and warmth. After 1. 30 minute drive … Read More

Vineyards in Napa

Napa Valley

Napa Valley is a short, one hour drive from San Francisco. Along the way be sure to stop these three spots: 1. Yountville: to visit French  Laundry Restaurant, a lunch/brunch at Bouchon restaurant or a pastry from the take-away Bouchon bakery  2. Oakville Grocery Store for local culinary treats like lavender honey, special tapinades and olive oils. … Read More

More Lake Tahoe and Wall art from Hyatt Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

It’s an extraordinary 4 hour drive from SF to Tahoe especially from Sacramento onward thru the snow capped Sierra Nevada Mountains. It has been a while since I’ve seen snow – this is the perfect mild setting enjoy it and not to mention, Tahoe is skiiers paradise. I am staying at a cozy Hyatt The lobby … Read More