Summer Adventure in the Yucatan Peninsula 

Tyge and I set off to the Yucatan Peninsula to spend some time with cousins and what was intended to be a few of days of relaxing on the beach…. Our trip turned into an exploration of Mayan civilization, discovery of whale sharks, a visual architecture and interior design Paradise, and an underground world of cenotes below thick layer of limestone that is the bedrock of this area!

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Sage Smudging

Sage smudging or sage clearing is the ritual of burning sacred herbs and helps clear out any negative energy in your home! The Native Americans started the tradition of using white sage in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, banish negative energies and encourage protection.  They believe that sage, as a living being has a Spirit that is dedicated to offering protection, blessings and clearing. 

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How we Celebrate Bastille Day at Chateau Sonoma!

What a weekend it was for the French!  Saturday we celebrated Bastille Day and I was overwhelmed and overjoyed by the number of you who came to celebrate Independence Day and for any of you who don’t know why it is call Bastille Day, it the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on July 14th, 1798, a turning point of the French Revolution which eventually led to the establishment of a republic in France.  Independence Day for the French! 

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