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frances rivetti
Sonoma County, California
British/American writer sharing the best of the south county at the gateway to Sonoma Wine Country and other top flight destinations around the world.
Interests: Lifestyle writer and author of Fog Valley Crush, Fog Valley Winter and a novel, Big Green Country.
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Santa Barbara View above — Photo by J Sinclair courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara Photos — A Rivetti 2021 Nothing beats a visit to the Santa Barbara 100-mile stretch of coastline while driving the central and southern Pacific route down... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Flash back a year and one of the positive aspects of life during a pandemic was an international lock-down culinary revival. Here in the United States, where an estimated 95% of its people regularly consume fast food, the art of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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County of Sonoma and its incorporated cities are establishing standardized evacuation zones for the County. In the past, evacuation zones were different for each incident, now your zone will remain mostly the same, you can learn your zone for home... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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KEEPING MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS! Announcing The Lineup For the 2021 In-Person Festival! 14th Annual Petaluma Music Festival Saturday, August 7th Sonoma-Marin Fair Grounds The Motet Monophonics Full Moonalice: THC Revue featuring The New Chamber Brothers & T Sisters Ron... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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All photos - Frances Rivetti One of the things we pride ourselves on most here in Sonoma County is our unwavering collective resilience and spirit and extraordinary community-mindedness in the wake of the past four years of devastating wildfire seasons.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Along with a new rebranding and repositioning, primarily Asian-focused Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen, now Sonoma Botanical Garden has also been treated to a complete makeover while we were all sitting at home dreaming of being back out and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Travel — remember that? Aren't we all bursting to get back out on the road? Many friends have already resumed their adventuring — I'm just getting started with my travel planning. There's a lot to consider when heading far and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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It's been a long time! Though I haven't had to use an airporter bus for more than a year, I've collected a family member from the Marin Airporter's last stop at Hamilton Field a couple of times during the pandemic... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
John Upton, revered photographer, influential photography educator and co-author of a seminal textbook on photography, passed away in December, in Petaluma, where he had lived with his loving family for the past two and a half years after moving north... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Photo & Info McEvoy Ranch There's been much debate about the integrity and origins of the olive oil we see on the shelves here in the States for quite a few years. Not all olive oil is created equal, but... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Wow! I'm blown away by all the wonderful open air markets and pop-ups in the Petaluma area this spring. I haven't had a chance to check out the new Grand Central Cafe on the river at Weller Street yet, but... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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This is such a fabulous pairing, I hope you'll join me in participating with Sonoma Family Meal's summer fundraiser. Sign up for a ticket and you and a guest will be invited to taste at Hook & Ladder in Santa... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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It was my pleasure to review Musings and Ravings From a Pandemic Year, the latest in a series of books by local writer and writing instructor Marlene Cullen of Jumpstart Writing Workshops. The Write Spot: Musings and Ravings From a... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Petaluma-based Heartfelt Help Foundation would like to introduce you to Heartfelt Marketplace. Think of it as an online outdoor market, where you'll virtually tour some of the best products that Sonoma County (and Texas) has to offer. And while you... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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It was a pleasure to talk with fourth generation Petaluman, retired librarian Steve Trenam about his newly released book of poetry An Affront to Gravity, published by Marin-based micro-press Blue Light Press. Steve, who came to poetry as a vocation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Out and about on April 22nd makes my post a little late in hitting your email inbox, but really, every day is Earth Day and we all need to ramp up our awareness and mindfulness of how we're doing our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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We're so lucky to have access to so many talented artists and makers in our Sonoma County community. Red Barn Studios is one of my favorite shows. This Spring show will feature a pop up food tent with super chef... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Rebuilding Together Petaluma has been working year round on projects throughout the pandemic. This wonderful organization sorely misses being able to hold regular, large volunteer rebuilding projects. Staff are hoping and planning for an October 23rd workday this year. Stay... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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It’s been a whole year since our first lockdown here in Sonoma County, when life as we knew it was turned upside down and we, as every single person on planet earth truly learned what it means to lean in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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McEvoy Ranch is a magical place and the team there loves sharing it with guests. Visit any time for Wine and Olive Oil Tastings or a WalkAbout Tour, but mark your calendar for one of the upcoming Workshops or Celebration... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Join the team at Nick's Cove for brunch in celebration of the spring launch of their new cookbook, Table with A View: the History & Recipes of Nick’s Cove! Beginning with two brunches in May and continuing once a month... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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With the arrival of Spring after an entire year of Covid restrictions, Petaluma Gap winemakers are eager to inspire and facilitate long-overdue celebrations with small groups of family and friends — either in person or virtually. Here's a selection of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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CreativeSonoma.org Call for Artists – Meredith Pier Public Art Project RFQ Bodega Bay, California DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, April 12, 2021 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Bodega Bay Meredith Pier Public Art Project This opportunity is for a public art installation located at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at Southern Sonoma Country Life