Calistoga Ranch


One of the fun things about iPhones is that your photo book can trigger happy memories at any given moment. I just stumbled upon this photo from last summer – my daughter Sabine playing at the Calistoga Ranch kids’ pool. There’s just something about that big beach ball, floppy butterfly hat, and her pink dress! Bring on the ice cream cones, sand in our toes and lazy days. Summer is just around the corner.



Indian Springs


I just spent Mother’s day at Indian Springs in Calistoga, the oldest operating spa in California. Wine country has it’s share of luxurious spots brimming with modern polish and posh, so it’s pretty wonderful to find a beautiful, family-friendly place with a whisper of roughness around the edges. Think swanky sanitarium meets mom & pop motor court. They underwent a renovation in 2014 but still maintained the original architectural details and touches. This place truly makes you feel like you’ve walked back in time.