Category Archives: Wanderlust California

Hoshigaki – The Japanese Art of Drying Persimmons

I call it serendipitous when I saw persimmons hanging like on a clothes line at Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley last week. The timing was too coincidental as I had just been chatting with my friend Lakshmi a few days earlier about this drying technique, when she was sharing with me about a friend of hers who dried persimmons on a clothes line the Japanese way.

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Halloween Sunsets

Hello and Happy Saturday! How was your halloween? Good? Are you looking forward to a relaxing weekend? Around here halloween evening was crisp and cold. When it starts getting cold and rainy in the fall we get to see some spectacular sunsets. Today, I’d like to share pics of beautiful sunsets shared this week by friends and family on halloween evening. The sky looked like shades of pumpkins 🎃!

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Drive Back Home from Sea Ranch and Champagne Tasting in Sonoma 🍾

After a wonderful relaxing Labor Day weekend at Sea Ranch we headed home on Monday morning. We drove on the coast and then chose to cut across Sonoma wine country via Guernville to head home; instead of driving through Marin and San Francisco which is the route we took when we came up to Sea Ranch.

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Studio Art Tour at Sea Ranch and Gualala

When we visited Sea Ranch this past Labor Day weekend, I was so thrilled to find out there was an artist studio tour happening! A type of drive -at-your-pace art tour when artists open their home studios for visitors to see their art and purchase them too.

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Walks on the Bluff and Beachside Musings at Sea Ranch

Sea Ranch an idyllic coastal village on the Mendocino coast is a magical place with trails that run for miles and miles along the ocean side. Beautiful views of jagged rocks, blue waters, and majestic cliffs are a surprise around every bend. This area is so beautiful that it’s hard to resist the countless photos one takes 😁.

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