Our very first buying trip to France took us to a flat in Paris and included a careful scouring of the country’s flea markets. We fell in love with the way of life and sweeping countryside, and returned with a container full of antiques. We invite with you join us in this corner of France to do the same. The trip will include an immersion into the French lifestyle in Normandy, Paris and Champagne, and plenty of opportunities to experience the culture and buy antiques and brocante items along the way.
Saturday September 7th
Chateau Sonoma Farm
Join us as we debut incredible artist Veronica Napoles’ newest collection, Beyond Borders at our exclusive event at the Chateau Sonoma farm! Meet the artist and view her new work while soaking in the fresh air at Sarah’s property. Ticket includes a signature drink and live music.
Hosted by Sarah Anderson and Veronica Napoles.
Curated by Ann Trinca.
Sarah Anderson and Andrea Bogart invite you to spend a day revitalizing your soul!
11AM: 60 minute mindful yoga flow focusing on opening the heart chakra with certified yoga specialist and mindfulness blogger Andrea Bogart in the barn
12:15PM: Guided Meditation in the zen garden
1:30PM: Farm to table, ayurvedia aligned, healthy lunch served by chef Andreya of Mortar Pestle Cooking poolside cabana
2:45PM: Closing discussion of the benefit of incense and ceremony and the healing power of roses
Cost: $125 per person
Professional dancer and actress Andrea Bogart fell in love with yoga over the last decade for its incredible life healing qualities. After getting certified in 2012, she’s been passionately leading events, classes and private sessions in Los Angeles. Recently landing in Sonoma, CA, she continues to practice and teach with an enthusiasm for propelling herself and anyone who wants to join into a healthier, happier, more balanced place. Uplifting, empowering and fun flowing, she thrives on creating a mindful yoga flow that’s challenging and safe, with a great playlist or musician guaranteed to accompany. From celebrities, doctors & athletes to recovering practitioners and expecting mamas, she has niche for specializing a practice for everyone’s needs. Andrea has joyously guided yogis of all levels with events like Yoga Day at Dodger Stadium, ALO Yoga Youtube, Beauty by Target, Andaz Hotel, Malibu Yoga Shala, Lululemon, Cornerstone Sonoma, Camp Mars and volunteers with various charitable causes. Andres is also a contributor with Mindbodygreen, SFYogaMagazine & other aligned digital wellness platforms. Learn more about Andrea at andreabogartyoga.com and inspirationaddict.com.
Chateau Sonoma is proud to host groundUP Dining Series, a collaboration between chef Andreya Nightingale of Mortar Pestle Cooking and wine educator Matthew Gaughan of Matthew’s World of Wine and Drink. They share a deep passion for exploring the profound, historical relationship between cuisine and wine, which they will bring to our celebration of Bastille Day. Using local ingredients inspired by regional French dishes paired with great French wine, Andreya and Matthew will take you on a gastronomical tour de France. Hosted in the charm and beauty of Château Sonoma’s grounds, enjoy seven dishes and seven wines from regions as diverse as Champagne and Provence and imagine you were in France itself. Summon your senses and dive into a world of flavor.
groundUP Dining Series
Bastille Day Menu - July 14, 2019
all courses subject to change – food may contain gluten and dairy
Champagne Reception with Passed Canapés
Olives and Anchovies on picks
Jambon et Moutarde Tartinette (ham and mustard crostini)
Champagne – J. Lassalle Cachet Or Brut Champagne NV
First Course – Alsace
Tarte Flambée with greens
bacon, caramelized onions, crème fraîche, thyme
Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Alsace 2016
Second Course – Bourgogne
Herb and nutmeg cream sauce
Domaine le Grappin “Les Grèves” Premier Cru Beaune 2015
Third Course – Rhône
Lamb cooked with Rosemary, Garlic, and Olive
pomme purée, tomato-lamb jus
La Barroche “Liberty” Vin de France 2016
Fourth Course – Provence
summer tomato, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, and basil
Clos Cibonne “Tradition” Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017
Fifth Course – Sauternes
bleu with honey and walnut
Château Guiraud Sauternes 2009
Sixth Course – Roussillon
Fresh Fruit topped with Vin Doux Naturel
Comtes du Roy Maury Blanc 2010
The Chateau Sonoma French Flea Market is back for its 16th year! Named one of the best fleas in America, we are so excited to welcome antique importers from all over the west coast! Join us this May 25th and 26th in beautiful Sonoma!
SOLD OUT! Join us for a wonderful afternoon in Sonoma County for Mother’s Day! This Mother’s Day event is a floral arranging class taught by Dundee Butcher with lunch prepared by Charlene Nicholson at Sarah Anderson’s home! May 11th, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Grab a friend and join Chateau Sonoma and Alex Cole Studio for a creative afternoon at Sarah’s picturesque home. Put away technology for a couple of hours, get out of your head and into the fun of playing with your hands again!
Using acrylic paint you will collage, paint, draw, and stamp your way to beautiful heart inspired paintings on birch boards ready for giving or to hang on your walls.
Whether you have never painted before or are a skilled artist, Alex Cole's workshops are designed for all levels. Come away inspired and enchanted with what you can create.
Ticket includes: Champagne, appetizers, all paintings materials, 2 birch boards wired and ready to hang!
meet the makers
november 24th 10AM - 5PM
live music & french 75s
We’re so excited to share with you during the holidays all of the people who create magical gifts for us here at Chateau Sonoma!
We can’t wait for you to meet the makers - join us for live music, holiday shopping, and French 75s featuring gin from Prohibition Spirits!
Carter & Co. Pottery
Olive and Poppy
Halo & Swan
Join us for a weekend of fun, fall festivities at Cornerstone's 2nd Annual Harvest Festival + Pumpkin Patch! We’ll be spreading the harvest cheer from 10am-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Festivities include (check back often, we will be adding more!)
Live music by The Bloodstones from 12pm-3pm both days
Hay bale pyramid and maze
Kids arts, crafts, face painting, and games
Succulent pumpkin centerpiece workshop (on Saturday, 10/20)
Chair massages (on Sunday, 10/21)
Tarot card readers
Sweet Scoops ice cream cart
Seasonal sweets and treats
Beer and wine
Admission to the festival is free!
Join us for an evening of live music
performed by gypsy-folk group Lassen
in support of the Sonoma Valley High School music program!
Saturday October 6th | 8-10 pm | Sarah Anderson's Private Residence
Let's come together to relax in our barn as we enjoy live music and the company of neighbors in supporting a wonderful cause!
tickets $30/person - includes light appetizers and glass of wine
10% of proceeds will be donated to the Sonoma Valley High School music program
Lassen is a gyspy-folk duo comprised of multi-instrumentalist, Kelcey Canfield and cellist, Kerry Sheehan. Both women collaborate in writing unique, original music that makes for enchanting performances, where you can expect to hear anything from Spanish ballads to jazz and blues inspired dancing songs. Their traveling roots, globe trotting adventures, and personal relationships inspire their whimsical music style, comprised of, “soul shaking harmonies,” and lyrical wisdom beyond their years. Lassen’s previous album, If I Wander, can be found on itunes, Spotify, and bandcamp. For more music and info, visit lassenmusic.com
Join us for an afternoon with SIHAM MAZOUZ,
author of the popular blog French by Design and new book:
How the French Live
Saturday September 29th 3-5 pm at Chateau Sonoma
How the French Live travels the world to explore modern French style through the lens of 14 different French families living in the U.S. and abroad—and captures their effortlessly chic “less house, more home” modern French lifestyle through a myriad of beautiful interior photographs, narratives, and simple family recipes.
How the French Live
The aesthetic is clean and unpretentious; décor elements are eclectic and deliberate, reflecting each family’s personal “Frenchness”—regardless of where they live—with “coup de coeur” pieces that embody their woven life and travel experiences.
Join Tesoro Flowers in ushering in the changing season with our popular Fall workshops!
This time will be: Autumn Wreaths and Wine Tasting with Obsidian Wines on Sunday, September 23rd 2:00-4:30. Participants will learn and create a stunning and richly textured wreath using a combination of dried and fresh florals and other natural items that will last the fall season. Adorn your door, wall or gift to a loved one! $175 per participant will include everything you need. Complimentary wine and wine tasting by Obsidian Wine Co and decadent treats by Girl and the Fig catering will be included! You can also enjoy 20% off anything in the shop on the day of the event. Tips and tricks of the floral trade will be discussed. Come learn, create, and say ‘hello’ to The Fall season in a fun and relaxing environment!
Space is LIMITED. Advanced reservations and payment required. Use the Eventbrite link below to purchase tickets or call the studio soon to reserve your spot! (707) 939-6931. The workshop will take place at Tesoro Flowers at Cornerstone Sonoma in Sonoma, CA.
Stay tuned for additional workshops! We will cover a variety of topics and prices will vary from workshop to workshop.
Join us for an evening of celebrating the beauty of French decorating & entertaining with Sharon Santoni from My French Country Home!
Sharon will be signing copies of her latest book My French Country Home: Entertaining Through the Seasons, which will also be available for purchase.
THE AUTHOR: Sharon grew up in England, married a Frenchman, and has raised her family in Normandy, France. Her blog, My French Country Home, is read daily by thousands all over the world. She writes about life in rural France; the ups and downs of family life; her inspiring French girlfriends; the intricacies of village life; and her love of searching for brocante treasure in the flea markets of Paris and the countryside.
THE BOOK: Born from her experience of everyday living in France, Sharon reveals the gracious, easy French way of entertaining guests at her countryside home, year-round. Personal stories evoke the spirit of the French lifestyle, while gorgeous photos make us feel right at home. Find inspiration for your tables throughout the seasons, and discover the simple pleasure of entertaining friends and family.
THE BOX: Examples will be on hand of My Stylish French Box, a quarterly subscription box. Sharon and her team work directly with authentic French brands to create a curated box of items. Our choices are carefully made; high quality and value, distinctly French and designed to encourage you to take your time and enjoy the small pleasures in life.
We hope to see you there!
french flea market
may 26th 9 am - 5 pm
may 27th 10 am - 3 pm
The annual French flea market is inspired from those in France. We wanted to replicate the feeling of flea-ing in France here in Sonoma so that our neighbors and friends could experience what we were experiencing in France. Each year we recruit dealers from all over the north west to travel to Sonoma to sell their French imports. The flea market allows vendors to showcase their entire collection of wares, which are traded at wholesale prices. We strive to replicate the ambiance of France by serving sausages & rosé, hosting Michele the barrel organist, and including vendors with a variety of goods. Named the "Best French Flea in America" by French Country Style Magazine, we look forward to another year of bringing France to Sonoma!
private garden & art party
AT SARAH ANDERSON'S HOME
What better way to celebrate mom than enjoying an afternoon together in the garden? Join us for a wonderful floral painting class taught by Sonoma artist Alex Cole! Sip champagne, wander the gardens, and paint in a relaxing setting reminiscent of Monet's garden! A wonderful French inspired dejeuner will be prepared by renowned chef Charlene, former chef of Chez Panisse. We couldn't dream of a more idyllic afternoon!
This is a class that welcomes all skill levels and is sure bring out your creative side! If you're not sure what to gift mom this year, this is the perfect thing that invites you to spend the day together.
THE FARM at CHATEAU SONOMA
20730 5th ST EAST | SONOMA
$150 per person | 11 am - 2 pm | may 12th 2018
includes champagne, french style lunch, and all painting supplies including apron
We wish you a very happy new year full of peace and prosperity! We look back on 2017 with full hearts, so very thankful to continue to be able to share our love of antiques, design, and artisan products with you!
As I put away the holiday decor and prepare for the new year, I find that editing spaces can be very therapeutic. It allows for fresh new things to come in and keeps the journey inspiring and fresh. It also allows for existing collections or furnishings to have more breathing room, which I feel gives us a greater appreciation for the things that surround us!
During the first two weeks of January (1/2-1/16) we will be having a New Year Sale with 20% off your entire purchase, with select items up to 50% off. It is my hope that you will be able to find meaningful treasures to add to your home as you refresh your space to welcome the new year. We hope to see you soon!.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
This year, the annual Lighting of the Snowmen Festival will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Cornerstone.
You can expect lots of holiday festivities + goodies, similar to years past. But, stay tuned because I'm sure we'll have something new in store for you!
More details to come.
Why do so many plants and gardens fail to thrive despite our best efforts and intentions? Soil health and irrigation are too often overlooked in our garden planning and maintenance, and can feel overwhelming to take on. Healthy soil creates healthy plants, yet what is healthy soil and how do we create it? Irrigation is essential to any garden or landscape, but how does it all work? Do we till, or can we choose not to? Different plant categories such as vegetables, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees each require different approaches to soil development and watering.
Welcome to The Traveling Spectacular! A surrealist vaudeville experience inspired by the dreams and dust of a bygone age. Allow your sense of wonder to ignite as we take you on a journey into the imagination: Grand illusions, a sword swallowing prestidigitator extraordinaire, vaudevillian comedy, a bevy of dancing beauties and the fire-breathing Devil himself! All set to original music by our Gypsy-Klezmer orchestra, the Oddjob Ensemble.
Please arrive a little early or stay a little late, and enjoy all Cornerstone has to offer - make a day of it!
DETAILS + TIMES:
Shows at Cornerstone take place on Saturdays + Sundays starting at 2pm on each day. The show runs about an hour long. There are two shows each day. Click below for a link to purchase tickets online now. Tickets can also be purchased at the door with cash or credit card.
Join us for a weekend of fun, fall festivities at Cornerstone's first annual Harvest Festival + Pumpkin Patch!
- Live music by The Bloodstones on Saturday from 12-3pm
- Pumpkins for sale
- Lawn games. Cornhole anyone?!
- Food for purchase
- Beer for purchase from Jack London Taproom
- Seasonal Treats (aka your favorite fall flavors from Sweet Scoops ice cream)
- All Cornerstone shops, tasting rooms, and cafe open
French Culinary Trip with Chateau Sonoma
auty, france | august 26 - september 2, 2017
Cooking with the seasons and perusing brocantes is a way of life in France.
Join us for a week-long trip of cooking, wine tasting, and antiquing in the most beautiful, lush part of the country.
French Flea Market | May 27th & 28th, 2017
May 27th 10am - 5pm and May 28th 10am - 5pm
at Chateau Sonoma
The annual French flea market is inspired from those in France. We wanted to replicate the feeling of flea-ing in France here in Sonoma so that our neighbors and friends could experience what we were experiencing in France.
Each year we recruit dealers from all over the north west to travel to Sonoma to sell their French imports. The flea market allows vendors to showcase their entire collection of wares, which are traded at wholesale prices.
We strive to replicate the ambiance of France by serving sausages & rosé, hosting Michele the barrel organist, and including vendors with a variety of goods. Named the "Best French Flea in America" by French Country Style Magazine, we look forward to another year of bringing France to Sonoma!