Saturday, August 21, 2010
The home is French country, with big black barn wood tongue and groove floor boards...I'll be adding my flavor of Tunisia and Morocco and old world Italian with a lot of aged gold wood...ha! that's me, what can I say...eclectic! Oh, and the stone heart is in the center of the pathway leading up to the front door...this place is magic and I'm with the guy who made is so sweet. He and his son have welcomed me with opened arms and it's just the best feeling ever to become part of this very loving family (his dad, Julius is beyond terrific, as are his daughter, Mekenzie and oldest son, Calhan, not to mention his sister Joy and Aunt Bea)...how happy am I right now!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Well, this was too much fun! We went to the Paul Masson Winery in the lush and exclusive mountain community of Saratoga on Saturday night to see Michael McDonald. I hadn't realized until we got there that his opening act was none other than Chaka Khan!! Wow! What a show! But the place is so spectacular I can't even begin to share. It's the old winery that was built in 1905 as a chateaux... it has these massive doors and the most exquisite building and the stage was built in front of this structure. The outdoor amphitheater holds maybe a thousand or so, would be my guess...and the view of San Jose on the backside of the mountain was simple breathtaking. Too bad I couldn't get a decent photo of that for you...but I do have some of the main attraction...Rock On!! JUNER