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Lisa Holt

Entries by Lisa Holt

Cozy Up -- The Weather Is Cooling Down

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 3:53 PM

Fall in Northern California is one of the most spectacular times of year. The leaves start changing colors, the evenings cool down and the crisp breeze is a reminder winter will be coming soon. Come October we are bombarded with holiday promotions and reminders, accelerating us into hibernation mode and...

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Goodbye Summer... Hello School Year!

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 7:29 PM

After a lazy and relaxing summer, the thought of preparing for a new school year can be daunting and even a little stressful. It can be challenging to transition from warm days and beaches to schoolbooks, early mornings and car-pooling to soccer games and ballet practice. I find that there...

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Love Is in the Air

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 5:59 PM

It's August and wedding season has begun! The end of summer is not only reserved for get- away's and relaxing, but wedding invitations (sometimes in multiples). As much as we all love to be a part of the happy couples day, one thing that many of us dread is the...

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Create The Perfect Summer Evening

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 4:53 PM

A girlfriend recently asked me for some guidance on how to decorate her tiny San Francisco apartment patio. She wanted something simple that felt like an escape from the city, and had a relaxing ambiance. Living in the Napa Valley, summer is all about being outdoors, and enjoying the warm...

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A Festive Summer Pizza Party

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 5:18 PM

For those who know me best, it's common knowledge that I am a big fan of outdoor entertaining. I love get-togethers with close friends and family, sharing a meal and enjoying one another's company. Often our lives are too busy, and these festivities offer us the opportunity to slow down...

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Spring Colors That Pop

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 3:57 PM

This spring everything is about bright, eye-catching color. Some of the most vivid hues we see in nature are being translated to everything from throw pillows to the runway. There are fresh, bright gem tones everywhere we look.

The green of the spring vines in the Napa Valley is...

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Spring Style for Your Outdoor Space

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 5:28 PM

April in Napa is one of my favorite times of the year. It truly signifies the end of winter, and the days are longer, but we haven't yet moved into those hot summer months. The days are filled with sunshine, crisp breezes, and are a perfect combination for re-discovering the...

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Napa's Premonition of Spring

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 10:59 AM

March in the Napa Valley... a unique time of the year and a sure sign to us all that spring is on its way. The mustard blossoms are still flooding the fields, tulips & crocuses are flowering and daylight begins to last a bit longer, giving us some of the...

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Discovering Napa's "Secret Season"

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 10:23 AM

As a designer who calls the Napa Valley home, February is all about the colors grey and yellow. Chromatically, they are always happy companions, but for me their inspiration comes from the natural beauty that pervades California wine country this time of year.

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My Recipe for a Great Year

(1) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 3:02 PM

For me, January is the "RE" month... just follow my REcipe...

If we made them, it's the first month for keeping them...

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some equilibrium to your life, and your schedule.

With short,...

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A Season of Chic

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 10:43 AM

December... either you love it or you loathe it. It means poor weather for almost all of us, (except you lucky Floridians!) but on the flip side, it is filled with the joy of celebrating the holiday season with friends and family. Here in the wine country the vines carve...

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Getting Ready for November

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2011 | 4:42 PM

November is the roll out of the holiday season, which is filled with anticipation of get-togethers with family and friends, sharing great food and wine, opening your home to others, and celebrating a sense of gratitude and abundance.

Of course, Thanksgiving is the "heavy-hitter" holiday of the month, and...

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