Posts in Female Entrepreneurs
Dundee Butcher: Florist Extraordinaire

Meet Dundee Butcher of Russian River Flowers in Healdsburg, Ca. She started her floral design school four years ago and last week I had the good fortune of meeting her in person and visiting her beautifully and artistically appointed atelier and workshop. Everywhere I turned I witnessed the unexpected and delighted in her ability to take very ordinary objects and turn them into extraordinary displays…

Read More
The Incredible Paintings of Eva Germani

A few years ago, as I was racing through the last building of the flea market in Montpellier, France, I stumbled upon an incredible Italian artist with her daughter packing up her paintings – her name was Eva Germani. I was able to make arrangements with her to have some pieces of her artwork shipped to Chateau Sonoma, and we have been carrying her artwork ever since. It’s such beautiful work and for obvious reasons, we can’t seem to keep it in store.

Read More
Alex Cole: The Art of Teaching, Creating & Living in a Small Town

In the year 2000 I moved to Sonoma with the hopes of starting a family and settling into a quieter life in the country. I didn't know anyone when I moved here so I immediately joined the Community Center in hopes of feeling a part of something greater than myself. I signed up for a painting class even though I had no experience whatsoever. When I wandered into the class, I was greeted with a friendly smile and a very kind person who immediately put all of us nervous students at ease. Her name…Alex Cole.

Read More