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The 18 best happy hours in Sonoma County

by Heather Irwin for Sonoma Magazine Happy hour has gone legit — even upscale — in Sonoma County, with craft cocktails, gourmet small bites and crowds looking to mingle and mix rather than simply get loaded on PBR and mozzarella sticks. Mixologist Paul Ammerman at County Bench in Santa Rosa. (John Burgess) Top shelf restaurants are now drawing crowds from […]

9 restaurants to try right now in Sonoma County

by Heather Irwin for Sonoma Magazine You may be trying to shed a pound or two of winter padding, but get ready to blow your New Year’s resolution at some of our favorite new (and old) restaurant and bar picks. We promise not to tattle. Eggs Benedict at Wishbone in Petaluma. (Chris Hardy) WISHBONE Whether sourcing from their own cattle […]

Creative couple transforms Sebastopol ranch house into work of art

by Carole Kelleher for Sonoma Magazine, photography by Rebecca Chotkowski. A creative couple turns an ordinary ranch-style house into a joyful work of art. Carole Watanabe’s drive-by gallery faces Ragle Road in front of her Sebastopol home. Many travelers on Ragle Road in Sebastopol, Sonoma County have done double takes as an unremarkable, 1963 California ranch-style house has been slowly transformed […]

A Small Home With Big Style in Sonoma

by Carole Kelleher for Sonoma Magazine. A couple comfortably separates work from life in a smaller living space in Sonoma.     Being able to stroll a few blocks to Sonoma’s bustling plaza for dinner, while living alongside a creek on a half-acre that feels rural and remote, is what makes Josh Heiser and Steve Burns love their country-with-urban-benefits lifestyle. Their […]