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Bon Ton Studio

Bon Ton Studio

Every now and then we like to highlight a local shop and recently we discovered Bon Ton Studio in Healdsburg. While little boutiques have proliferated there recently, many are a little too expensive for our local liking. Not this one! If you are looking to do some shopping in a lovely spot where your purchases won’t break the bank then this is the spot. Just because you are in a tourist town does not men you absolutely have to pay tourist prices…

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Meat, Meat and More Meat

Meat, Meat and More Meat

Do you love Salumi? If so you will really enjoy this gorgeous shrine to meat of all kinds. Opened about a year ago….Journeyman Meat Company, owned by Pete and Kathy Seghesio, Healdsburg locals, is a combination butcher shop, salumi counter and wine tasting bar. Ask for the Sicilian style Terrona which is imbued with Parmesan…..it cannot be beat. Or order one of their wonderful hamburgers..and learn what a hamburger should really taste like! If you find yourself in Geyserville you…

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Best Green Matcha Latte

Best Green Matcha Latte

Feeling like a coffee break? If you are in Healdsburg then be sure to visit Plank Coffee. This place not only has a great vibe, friendly owners and baristas but also make excellent food. Try the Greens Sandwich and pair it with a Matcha Latte. It’s the perfect afternoon pick me up. Slightly off the touristy Healdsburg Plaza but well worth a little detour we think. This great coffee shop also has a Cloverdale location with sweet little outdoor tables…

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Roses, Roses and More Roses

Roses, Roses and More Roses

If you find yourself in Healdsburg during the months of April and May then be sure to check out this little known treasure where you can enjoy perfume harvest tours complete with a full demonstration of a rose distillation to rose water and rose oil. The aromas will stay with you even after you leave….trust us on this one. A great nursery with a large and sumptuous selection of exquisite roses, available April thru May plus a few special events in…

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Sometimes a local spot is so great that the locals you talk to mostly ask you not tell too many people about it. They want to keep it as their own little secret. That said….we still want to share this one with you because it is a truly friendly watering hole owned by  Healdsburg’s own KC Mosso. If you want to listen to some of the best live music lineup around, then The Elephant in the Room is for you….

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Single Restaurant Decision – will it be Thread or Tree??

Single Restaurant Decision – will it be Thread or Tree??

There are two distinct restaurants in Healdsburg beginning with the word “Single.” They could not be at farther ends of the spectrum in style and in price. Singletree Café is a longtime Healdsburg breakfast and lunch destination. Their scrambles and early bird $2.99 breakfast special are legendary among locals. Food is fresh and borders on gourmet for a diner. Go there anytime and you will see someone you know. It is definitely a locals destination with an endless coffee cup…

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Craft Beer in the North Bay

Craft Beer in the North Bay

I recently returned from a great trip to Seattle to visit my son. I was amazed at the number of breweries there were there. Not being much of a beer drinker, breweries are not usually something I pay much attention to but my interest was piqued because of my son’s interest and knowledge about the different styles of beer. As with anything like this there was a lot to learn. I came back to Sonoma County slightly better educated about….

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A Meandering Ride through Wine Country

A Meandering Ride through Wine Country

We had a cyclist couple in the tasting room last Saturday who had both, the day before, completed the grueling Geysers ride – an unforgiving 18 mile, 3,000 ft climb followed by a steep and very technical descent. Locals was the half-way stop on their “recovery” ride, a thirty mile loop starting in Healdsburg and meandering through Dry Creek and Alexander Valley. Now this route is manageable for all but the most novice rider – a couple of hours at…

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Zagat: The 7 Best Foodie Trips Around Northern California

Zagat: The 7 Best Foodie Trips Around Northern California

Virginia Miller writes about the 7 best foodie trips around Northern California which includes: Healdsburg, Saratoga, Port Costa, Jenner, Carmel, Nevada City and Napa. Restaurants mentioned include: Torc (Napa), The Willo (Nevada City), L’Auberge Carmel, Alexander’s (Jenner), Bull Valley Roadhouse (Port Costa), Plumed Horse (Saratoga) and Healdsburg SHED. The complete article can be found here –> http://www.zagat.com/b/san-francisco/best-foodie-trips-around-northern-california#1

Got Coffee?

Got Coffee?

When starting off your day of wine tasting, getting a good jump on the day is important. I think a good cup of coffee can help shape your day from being tired and dreary in the morning to be full of energy and ready to face the day. Depending on where your day starts gives you many options for an amazing cup of local joe. Starting up in Cloverdale, the coffee shop Plank is the coolest place to go. Located…

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