Summer Highlights


No, not hair highlights…all the fun things to add to your “Pamela Says” list!  I haven’t written many blog posts this summer because I’ve been off having fun….


Small Vines Winerey set on a beautiful old apple farm was a highlight of my summer when we took a trip up to Sebastopol.  Make an appointment for a private tour if you’re up in the area.  We learned that small vines and an ultra high density  planting style make their wines delicious… they make a beautiful rose, chardonnay and pinot!


That same weekend we also did a tour and a private dinner at Kosta Browne Winery.


This dinner was definitely a highlight of the summer. Fork Catering prepared an incredible meal with beautiful wine parings.  Look for an upcoming blog post with recipes of some of the amazing dishes she prepared!


Watching my baby graduate from college was such a proud moment…


…and a perfect opportunity to sit on the terrace at Nikita in Malibu overlooking the Pacific ocean!  Malibu is such fun, and now that Chelsea has spent the last four years there I have an upcoming fun packed blog that will give you insights in to where to stay and what to do!!!


Another high point of my summer and a big accomplishment is the Flume Trail in Lake Tahoe.


Starting at Spooner Lake State Park, the trail takes you up 8,000 feet and along 14 miles of spectacular views of Lake Tahoe.


All summer long we have had the good fortune to share with friends and family the bounty of our garden, “Bunny Acres”!  I had a bumper crop of tomatoes… my favorites of the season were a beautiful red and gold marbled beef steak called Marvel Striped, an early girl called Fourth of July that was deep red and very sweet and a little cherry tomato jewel that is called Sweet 100 (I also grew Sweet Million but it wasn’t as sweet as Sweet 100).


I loved helping my friend Carla of Camille K Jewelry with an informal fashion show at The Four Seasons in Palo Alto this summer.  I’m obsessed with the “Lucky” cuff that I’m wearing (above).  The clothes were provided by a shop that I wasn’t familiar with, Jarbo, but I am now… they are luxurious and comfortable! I wanted everything I modeled!


Here Shari and I are rocking out at The Cats in Los Gatos!  So many fun times when Fossil plays there most every month.  They play again on November 14th and December 12th!!!


The Bruno Mars concert was a blast, I was especially pleased with my new peep toe bootie… be sure to pick a pair up to update your fall wardrobe!  More wardrobe updates to come!!!


One of my favorite days of the summer was a long al fresco lunch in honor of my birthday, I’m sharing this with you because I hope to get the recipe for my favorite cheesecake in the whole world!  I’m not sure if it’s a secret, I’ll see what I can do!


This apple pie was also a birthday dessert and this I will definitely feature. It’s so delicious and will be the perfect dessert to make for the fall!


Goodbye wonderful summer!!!  Next up….New York City and Antarctica!  I can’t wait to share!!!!




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