Lady in Carmel-by-the-Sea

California is known for its coast. From the Oregon border to the Mexican one, the state’s beautiful beaches are famous throughout the world. But the towns behind them are just as picturesque, and the prettiest of all is Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Beach in Carmel, California


Lady in Los Carneros

When you’re in California, you have to go wine tasting. It’s not just because we have great wines here, it’s because there are wineries all up and down the state. No matter where you are, there will be some vines nearby. In the case of San Francisco, those vines are in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. The closest of them are in Los Carneros.

Fountain at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Los Carneros


Lady’s New Site

Happy new year! Did you make any new year’s resolutions? I never have much luck sticking with mine, so I make year-end resolutions in December instead. With a tight deadline of New Year’s Eve, I find it easier to focus on getting things done. This time around my resolution was to build a new website dedicated to my consulting and freelance work. Here’s the finished product:

Julie Falconer


Lady’s New Years Eve in San Francisco

Happy new year! I hope you had a great time ringing in the new year wherever you are in the world. I happen to be in California, and despite having grown up here, I discovered something new this year while spending New Year’s Eve in San Francisco: it happens really late. No, not as in “it happens at midnight”. As in, nearly everyone else in the world rings in the new year before California does. It’s strange.

New Year's Eve Fireworks