Hops & Hugs at Russian River Brewing Co.

The folks at Visit Santa Rosa  say Santa Rosa is where “wine country meets beer city” Downtown Santa Rosa represents the city well by being home to two (soon to be three) breweries, not to mention (as I will in an upcoming post) several other pubs worthy of visiting. Many of us have our favorite… Continue reading Hops & Hugs at Russian River Brewing Co.

A Story for You on My Week Off

I took the week off of blogging to enjoy the beginning of Spring—hope you did too! In the next couple weeks, I’ll share my thoughts about the downtown pubs. In the meantime, please enjoy this story I wrote while I lived by Julliard Park (more on this neighborhood’s events and businesses in upcoming blogs). Life… Continue reading A Story for You on My Week Off

Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Fabulous Gifts Downtown

As I told you last week, I am no fan of shopping, especially during the winter holidays. I do however love buying Christmas and birthday gifts. To make the experience pleasant, I do the bulk of my gift buying downtown. Here are my favorite shops for gift items: Treehorn Books Do you love books? If… Continue reading Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Fabulous Gifts Downtown

Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Everyday Items Downtown

We all need to shop, whether it be for a birthday or holiday gift or any everyday item. I, however, am not a big fan of the experience—I don’t particularly enjoy the driving, the parking, or the lines, especially during the winter holidays. Furthermore, I have an aversion to any indoor mall. All this has… Continue reading Low-Stress Shopping: Finding Everyday Items Downtown