27 February 2012

FABULOUS CALIFORNIA VACATION GIVEAWAY!!!

 

Yes, this is a vacation giveaway, but it is also the story of a woman’s aesthetic. I want to first tell her story in pictures and then we’ll get to the giveaway at the end. It’s a long one, so, sit back, grab some coffee and enjoy!!

 

 

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Cindy Hattersley’s Rose Arch

 

You know how some people are just talented? They can do it all – they decorate, entertain, garden, cook – and it’s all done with style, ease, and good humor? The house they live in is perfect. And it’s not just the house – it’s where the house located, what kind of house it is, and what the property looks like. You read about women like this on the design blogs and feel inadequate somehow, as if your own house or life or city isn’t as romantic or as styled. The blogs are filled with stories of women like this and we all peek into their lives and go, “aahh – I could be happy THERE.” Not that we’d change lives with them and more importantly, not that their lives are better than ours – but their lives just look PRETTIER than ours. OK, so maybe we would trade cities with them!! Let’s face it, some areas of the world are just more beautiful than others. France, for one. And California. Is there an unattractive area of California? Anywhere?

 

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Cindy’s garden

 

Cindy is one of those women. She has great style and a wonderful aesthetic. She’s a mom who’s patiently counting the days until she becomes a grandmother. She’s of that age, you know, MY age, someone whose been around long enough to see her gardens mature. She sent me pictures of her house and her gardens and her lake house and her daughter’s wedding and I just drooled and thought: “Wow, I love her style. She’s living my dream life.” I even loved what she wore to the wedding! Cindy is lucky to live in California – in Monterey County near Carmel and Monterrey and the coast. Her house is officially a Spanish Colonial, but her gardens are pure South of France, filled with roses and wisteria, and purple perennials.

 

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Paso Robles Wine Country in central California

Around ten years ago, Cindy’s family decided to buy a vacation house in the nearby Paso Robles wine country on Lake Nacimiento. Not as well known as Sonoma or Napa Valley, Paso Robles is younger than those areas, but it is now producing some of the highest rated wines in the country. Saxum was recently rated the #1 wine in the world by the prestigious Wine Spectator HERE. Not bad!

 

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Lake Nacimiento

They fell in love with the Paso Robles wine country and Lake Nacimiento because of its close proximity to their main house. The fabulous wine was another draw. They chose to live in the gated community of Oak Shores, which is nestled in the foothills, covered in oaks. A few years ago, a neighboring vacation house being built caught their eye. It was everything they really wanted, but unfortunately it belonged to some one else. Recently, the owners put out a For Sale sign and Cindy grabbed it, giving it the name Villa Cantina. Though newly built, it still needed some tweaking and updating to turn it into Cindy’s vision. She had dreams of a warm and cozy lake house filled with wicker, lanterns, seagrass, urns, linens, and accented with distressed architectural elements. A chef’s kitchen was a must. Cindy’s husband and son, Hattersley Construction, were the general contractors HERE. And Cindy, as Cindy Hattersley Design did the decorating and some of the labor. (Of course, she also does construction work!)

 

 

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The view from Villa Cantina’s veranda

 

The renovation work on the villa went by quickly and today, the family is now enjoying the fruits of their labor. The house is tastefully furnished – it’s casual and welcoming (the best kind.) Done in shades of tans, greens, and khakis, it is reminiscent of the colors found outdoors. The floors are either travertine stone or wall to wall seagrass. The chairs are comfy wicker and the sofas are plush. There’s a flat screen TV with surround sound, and the gourmet kitchen boasts two dishwashers and two garbage disposals. Adding to the luxe atmosphere, the doors are all dark stained walnut. Villa Cantina is large enough to house extended family and friends, with 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths. While the interiors are beautiful, everyone’s favorite spots are the two covered verandas with their glorious views of Cantinas Creek. There’s a nearby marina with all kinds of water sports. A host of wonderful restaurants dot the area. And of course, the main attraction is the neighboring vineyards welcoming visitors for wine tastings and property tours. Who wouldn’t want to spend a vacation in such luxury??? I know I would.

 

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The back of the villa. The top veranda is off the living room and the lower veranda is off the master bedroom.

 

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The front of the villa gives no hint to its large size.

 

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The main living area. Cindy chose matching tan sofas with green pillows that give a pop of color. The shelving units flanking the fireplace were completely renovated by Cindy – and the backs were painted green. Old balusters were turned into lamps – with trendy burlap shades. On top of the travertine is a cow hide rug. Behind the sofa is the staircase and front door.

 

 

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Looking out towards the covered veranda. Kooboo chairs have feed bag styled pillows. Behind the chairs is the dining room

 

 

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Here you can see both of the bookcases. Before these were just plain plywood shelves.

 

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BEFORE: A peek at the shelves being built – and the former fireplace screen – small changes that make a big difference.

 

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Looking towards the entrance and the stair hall with vintage oars and shutter.

 

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Love the chairs and the burlap pillows!

 

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The view from the back of the living room through to the veranda.

 

 

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The cowhide rug under the coffee table.

 

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The collection of living room pillows.

 

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The veranda off the living room has striped Sunbrella curtains – so cute!!

 

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There’s a ceiling fan with a mister for summer afternoons.he veranda’s dining table – what a view!!

 

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The dining room’s lantern is from Pottery Barn, electrified. It’s fabulous! At the counter are industrial stools from Wisteria. The kitchen and dining room both overlook the back view.

 

 

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I really love the table with its gray X base.

 

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And the shutters flanking the cow painting.

 

 

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Close up of the old balustrades made into lamps – and the vintage oars hanging in the stair well.

 

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Cute vignette leading into the guest room.

 

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The kitchen cabinets were a light brown – Cindy darkened them herself. The countertop is concrete – made to resemble limestone.

 

 

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Two dishwashers are included for easy cleanup.

 

 

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BEFORE: the color of the cabinets before they were darkened.

 

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The master bedroom. The fireplace mantel was added by Cindy. The view is of the second veranda.

 

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Wall to wall seagrass is installed here. One of the prettier aspects of the villa is the walnut doors! Gorgeous! Notice all the cute accessories – the urns, the baskets, the hats, the feed bag pillows and the egg prints.

 

 

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I love the distressed console with its scrolled iron work. And, notice the antique French doors installed in the niche next to the fireplace.

 

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The view from the master bedroom window.

 

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The master bedroom veranda also has Sunbrella portieres.

 

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The master bathroom is all limestone – and is mostly new, installed by Cindy.

 

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The master bathroom sinks are limestone vessels.

 

 

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Bedroom #2: Remember, there are five bedrooms! This is my favorite one for some reason. Great bedding.

 

 

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The white painted dresser in bedroom #2.

 

 

 

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Another view of bedroom #2 – with the old balustrades converted to lamps with burlap shades. Notice the old shutter above the headboard. Wall to wall seagrass.

 

 

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Bedroom #3 has a kooboo wicker headboard and wall to wall seagrass, with more balustrade lamps.

 

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Another view of bedroom #3 with the wicker headboard. 

 

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Bedroom #4 has black and white damask duvet matched with white bedding. Love the lumbar pillow. Cute wall lamps hang over French iron tables.

 

 

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Bathroom #2 – there are four!

 

 

 

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Bathroom #3 – no pictures of bathroom #4. This looks totally new too with its double shower heads and Wisteria oyster mirror.

 

 

Isn’t this just the cutest lake house? Or vacation house? I love the way Cindy decorated in in the colors found in nature. The design is cohesive and flows from room to room. I love all the seagrass and wicker, the linens on the beds and the rattan shades. I especially love the verandas with the striped curtains. Besides these pictures of Villa Cantina, Cindy sent me photographs of her family home and it is amazing, especially the landscaping. Unfortunately, there aren’t any interior shots, but the outside makes up for that!

 

 

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Cindy’s family house is a stucco Spanish Colonial. Cindy and her contractor husband built it over 25 years ago. How charming is this????? I love the balcony and the shutters – and the tiled and gravel paths

 

 

 

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Here’s looking off to the left side of the house.

 

 

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And to the front of the house. Notice the green gate and fountain. A stucco fence surrounds the part of the property and a wood fence surrounds the other part. The farm’s barn is seen at the front.

 

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Another view facing the other direction on the right side of the front of the house. The fountain is to the left.

 

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Close up view of the fountain.

 

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Another green gate at the back of the house. Notice the wisteria hanging from the small balcony.

 

 

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The pinks and purples looks so gorgeous against the green doors.

 

 

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The garage with the stone driveway. Cindy has hosted several weddings at her house – the most recent is her daughter’s. The seated dinner reception was held here on the driveway – she disguised the garage doors in the most ingenious way.

 

 

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There are gorgeous roses climbing everywhere!

 

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This looks like France to me. Roses trained as trees line the stone path on the right. The stone building is actually the farm garage. If you can believe that. I’m going to call it the “little house.”

 

 

 

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A closer look at the path leading to the little house (I refuse to call this a garage.) I can’t imagine living with such gorgeous surroundings. Must be heaven.

 

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On the second pathway that lies between the rose trees.’

 

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View of the hills from the little house.

 

 

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Looking from the little house and its fountain towards the back of the house and the swimming pool. On the opposite side is the swimming pool area’s fireplace.

 

 

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A rose covered arbor. Below, you can see it in full bloom.

 

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It leads to a little secret garden.

 

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More wisteria by the swimming pool area.

 

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And, it’s California after all – the swimming pool.

 

Last summer Cindy’s daughter was married at the house. I can’t help but show a few pictures of the wedding. There are some great ideas and inspiration here. Cindy did all the decorations and flowers.  Of course!!

 

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Jenna, the bride and her bridesmaids got dressed in her bedroom – with its suzani bedspread and faux zebra rug and wicker chair. The bridesmaids wore gray silk taffeta dresses with yellow shoes – the wedding’s color theme.

 

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After dressing, the girls all went out to pose under the pergola. I adore Jenna’s dress – I love the pleated detailing and the gathering at the hip. Beautiful!

 

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After pictures, they all headed down the gravel path back into the house to leave for the ceremony.

 

 

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The bride was driven with her father to the ceremony in a vintage pink convertible

 

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The groom and his groomsmen took a hayride to the ceremony. Guests also came by hayride.

 

 

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The ceremony took place in the hills next to Cindy’s property. Wow. It’s like nature is God’s altar.

 

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I love the old beat up truck as decoration. Is this Texas?

 

 

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Fresh lain hay instead of a white carpet. Yellow sunflowers and roses sat besides each row.

 

 

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Groom, Darius’, tie was yellow and blue – all the groomsmen and Jenna’s dad wore the same tie. Aren’t they are gorgeous couple?!!

 

 

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Posing at the front of the property – with the green gates and fountain. That’s Cindy - the lady of house. That’s the barn behind the gates. The house is behind it. And to the right is the “little house” or really the farm garage.

 

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I love Cindy’s outfit – gray taffeta silk that matches the bridesmaids, paired with a white shirt. Simply elegant. I told Cindy this is exactly what I want to wear to Elisabeth’s wedding. Isn’t she adorable? And the newly married couple are gorgeous.

 

 

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Posing from the balcony on the front of the house.

 

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A glimpse into Cindy’s house – the two story entrance hall. The pictures Cindy sent of the house are too tiny to use. Maybe one day we’ll see more of the inside.

 

 

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The reception hour took place around the pool – at the back of the house. The rose arch is to the left behind the wooden fence.

 

 

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The seated dinner was set up on the stone paved driveway – with three long picnic tables. Barrels of wine closed off the driveway making the area appear more like an enclosed room.

 

 

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In keeping with the theme – yellow and white ticking was used as a table runner. The flowers were set in tin buckets. Lemons were used as decorations. Lanterns ran down the length of the tables.

 

 

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The tables were named after area landmarks. Votives rested in glasses filled with sand. Napkins were tied with yellow ribbons.

 

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Place settings were marked with tiny chalkboards.

 

 

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All avid riders, the guest book was actually a coffee table book on horses! Such a cute idea. I’m overloading from all the little details!! Amazing.

 

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Outdoor heaters kept the guests warm as the evening wore on and the chill set in.

 

 

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All the bridesmaids wore yellow pashminas to keep the chill out.

 

 

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Cindy covered up the garage doors with burlap and hung pictures from Jenna’s and Darius’ childhood. Toasts were given in front of the picture gallery.

 

 

 

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Along with the string lights, votives were placed in hanging jam jars.

 

 

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The motto of the wedding!

 

 

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Special beers and ales were served.

 

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Private labeled white and red wine – Darjen – a combination of Darius and Jenna. The picture on the label is of the field where the ceremony took place – including the old brown and white truck. So clever!

 

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Private labeled water. Guests each took home a bottle of private labeled extra virgin olive oil.

 

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The dinner buffet.

 

 

 

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After dinner, cupcakes were served.

 

 

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The candy bar – set on wine barrels and linen.

 

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A close up of the sweets.

 

 

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Gawd, they are such a gorgeous couple!!! Thank you Jenna and Darius for letting us peek at your beautiful wedding day!!!

 

OK – that’s all!!! Whew, I told you this was a long one!

What????? A giveaway?????

OH YEAH – THERE’S A GIVEAWAY TOO – I ALMOST FORGOT!!

 

 

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Remember Villa Cantina – Cindy’s vacation spot in the Paso Robles wine country?

 

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Remember how cute she decorated it? With seagrass and kooboo wicker and green accents and lanterns and antique shutters and five bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and 2 dishwashers???????

 

 

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Remember the two striped curtained verandas – overlooking the creek and the hillside? Would you like to visit? For a weekend? For free??????

 

THE GIVEAWAY:

 

One weekend at Villa Cantina. If you win. Enter today. Just leave me your email address in a comment. The contest closes this Thursday at 11:59 pm. Hurry!!!

Go HERE to read about the property and restrictions – only 8 occupants are allowed and all must be over 13 years old.

And if you don’t win- consider staying here for the weekend or a longer stretch of time. It looks incredible.

 

A HUGE thank you to Cindy and her family for graciously offering this fabulous giveaway – and a special thank you to Cindy for letting us have this glimpse into her life, her homes, and her charming aesthetic, you are the best!!!

 

Go HERE to see Hattersley Construction’s web site. There are pictures of Cindy’s house on there too!

 

To contact Cindy Hattersley for design work, her email is: cynthiahattersley@gmail.com

595 comments:

  1. Everything and everyone is gorgeous.
    Lovely!
    jbkrueger@msn.com

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  2. Dreamy vacation spot!
    cbirchler@sbcglobal.net

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  3. Absolutely LOVE everything about this post! What a dream!
    amy.kummer@hotmail.com

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  4. On my google reader I only got a picture of a bride and groom and the word test. At first I thought Lizzy had gotten married! When I clicked over to your blog I saw you had a post that wasn't showing up on reader, boy am I glad I did. What a "vacation" home. Also what a wedding!

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  5. What a fabulous post! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful design and entertaining ideas. I'd love to be considered for the giveaway - danabeedesigns@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  6. This is one of the most beautiful settings for a wedding I have ever seen! The details were incredible. I could spend hours on your post. Well done! vlester9600@cox.net

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  7. Joni, your posts are my morning coffee! I love reading your glimpses into other people's lives. I sit at home dreaming... surrounded by my wonderful 4 sons that I wouldn't trade for the world. Can I tell you how much I would love this trip?! My grandparents lived in Monterrey and I haven't been back since their passing ... when I was 14! I used to go every summer for 3 weeks. I loved it there and have so many memories. My husband and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary and wanted to take a trip, but it hasn't happened yet. Oh to go to California! While I wait to hear if the trip is ours ;), I am going to pin away at your beautiful post! xo, Emily

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  8. How amazing!The wedding photos are so precious!

    @Kitchann_Style
    Ann@KitchenStudioOfNaples.com

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  9. joannaknunez@yahoo.com
    Lovely post...again! Your blog is my mini vacation from my working world.

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  10. This would be a dream come true trip of a lifetime for me! And that wedding, the settings, her house, I could go on and on...thank you Joni for sharing this beautiful post.

    Fingers crossed I win this trip!

    Judy (jdy277@aol.com)

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  11. Love this house and the setting! It would be fabulous to win a stay there.
    les77005@comcast.net

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  12. Everything is beautiful. My husband's family has a house near this area (smaller house). It is a wonderful place. The light is amazing in this area.

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  13. Thank you Joni for another beautiful post. And thanks to Cindy for sharing the pixs.
    Angelswillcoachyou@gmail.com

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  14. I agree - another wonderful post. I hope I win!
    janeteitz@gmail.com

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  15. This place is stunning!
    melanie.kibodeaux@yahoo.com

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  16. Beautiful home beautiful wedding.
    Thank you for sharing....

    theresa2b(at)gmail(dot)com
    Theresa

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  17. Sign me up! This would be a beautiful place to stay. Love the decor.

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  18. What an amazing place that would provide the perfect getaway! And the wedding was beautiful.

    megan.miel@gmail.com

    Megan

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  19. I love the house it is so beautiful and much attention to detail. The colors are so soothing and relaxation is on the definite "must list." This is a vacation spot that anyone would enjoy, I can tell that a lot of love was put into this wonderful getaway house. This is what I appreciate the most, your energy and the love that was put into this design of this getaway. I just love it! You have achieved success.
    what a wonderful way to start the day. nancysstudio@hotmail.com

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  20. Such a talented and generous lady. Would love to stay at her cottage.

    pennyklett@gmail.com

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  21. Love this post! We are in the middle of redoing a home in the desert..and this is the feel I am trying to achieve.
    We also love that Montery penninsula...would love, love, love to stay here for a week after my daughters wedding in June to recoup!
    ddebra@debrarussellfineart.com

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  22. Wow! unbelievable! lynnblaws@gmail.com

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  23. Gorgeous photos, and I LOVE the gardens! I would love to take my parents to Villa Cantina for their 30th anniversary this year! It has been a long year, especially for my mom, and a stay at Cindy's beautiful vacation home could be just what she needs!
    alyssabpittman@gmail.com

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  24. Dreaming of a much needed getaway to the beautiful Villa Cantina. Love the wedding colors of grey and yellow!

    sheapaisley@gmail.com

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  25. Joni- thank you for including so many great pics! Would love to see the interior shots of her main home too!

    tamaramullen09@gmail.com

    Thanks! Tamara

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  26. Joni--thank you for that great visit to California, via pictures of course!

    the-germinator@msn.com

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  27. Your blog is one of my favorite design blogs. I love to look at all the design elements and learn from your posts. I would love to have a vacation at this beautifully designed home. kendra@greendias.com

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  28. Lovely post & photos!!! Gave me lots of ideas.

    mloging@hotmail.com

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  29. ahh! love this- gorgeous!
    millieseifert@hotmail.com

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  30. Gorgeous! ashley.l.rowe@gmail.com

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  31. Oh so want this. Le blog is beautiful.
    Heather
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  32. Great post Joni! I would love to win a weekend at that beautiful house. bctcmarriott@verizon.net

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  33. I've never one anything, but here goes!

    crosspandc@yahoo.com

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  34. Love the post! kimjustkim@gmail.com

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  35. So beautiful - love the roses and the happy couple.
    Oh, could we use a vacation right now from Chicago and from life in general. Especially without the young kids.
    cris dot shepard at sbcglobal dot com

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  36. Joni, my first comment here, ever. Would have commented anyway, even without the giveaway, because I really ejoyed the entire post. susankindel@ comcast . net

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  37. It would be fabulous to win! Thanks for the opportunity! babysixtoes@gmail.com

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  38. Beautiful!! Love the brides dress! angnehama at hotmail dot com

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  39. What a beautiful house! djvdluft@verizon.net

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  40. Love it and would love the chance to visit!
    amiecanfield@yahoo.com

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  41. Hi Joni,
    Wonderful post! Fun story. The wedding was beautiful.
    Love the home and the views!
    The chance to visit is very exciting. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ghartlage@hotmail.com

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  42. Love to see a wedding that is all about the couple, perfect in every detail, without being overly fussy. Amazingly well done!!! Would love to spend a weekend in Paso with seven of my besties!

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  43. Joni, this is completely awesome. The post, and the giveaway. Will you please contact me via email (splenderosa@gmail.com), I would love for you to do a guest post for me next week when we do our 1x a month international blog party called BY INVITATION ONLY. I need a Houstonian !!!! Sending love, sweetie....

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  44. Beautiful post!! Wonderful giveaway...
    bshoov@msn.com

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  45. I love Paso Robles! Just a three-hour drive from where I live. eileenhaas@yahoo.com

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  46. Oh my gosh! Just stunning! I have 3 daughters...so many wonderful wedding inspirations here : )
    I don't live close enough to get to Paso Robles for a weekend, but would love to win it for my sister and her husband who live outside of San Francisco. annakcc@verizon.net

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  47. Such a stylish and thoughtful person! A beautiful wedding! Joni wouldn't you love to have a villa where your beautiful daughter could be married! I know I would with my son. We live 2 hours from Paso Robles and had no idea. Usually we head over to the beach. I would love to stay there with family and dream! lmoratto@bak.rr.com

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  48. What a lovely wedding. I enjoyed each and every picture. It would be amazing to win this get a way.......amazing...Andrea
    AndeM1@hotmail.com

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  49. What a beautiful spot! ddhovnatanian@hotmail.com

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  50. Thank you for sharing such a lovely property. And what an amazing wedding!

    laurenstephens423@yahoo.com

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  51. Would love this for my 40th birthday! It is fabulous. texwells@yahoo.com

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  52. This place looks like heaven on earth! Would love to add this villa vacation to our bucket list. Hubby and friends would be willing to travel from Texas to celebrate 34th, 44th and 25th anniversaries!! tscates1@gmail.com

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  53. I am lucky enough to have been to Paso Robles and the area is truly beautiful! Going back would be a dream.
    kathrynterrell@cox.net

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  54. Gorgeous! Would be the perfect getaway from this northeast winter...
    jessc371@gmail.com

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  55. What a beautiful home. It would be a treat to stay there for a weekend! decormaven49@yahoo.com

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  56. Great post! laurenblyons@gmail.com

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  57. The view from the veranda is amazing. Perfect spot for coffee in the morning and wine at night...
    broneic@gmail

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  58. What a gorgeous little piece of perfect! My favorite aunt lives in San Francisco -- i would love to take my mom and cousin and head out to CA for a great girls weekend. Hope i get picked! :) Thanks for your blog - I love reading. amandaleamoore@yahoo.com

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  59. I've never been to California - this looks dreamy!

    rra7@hotmail.com

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  60. Wow what a BEAUTIFUL place!!! I'd love to go there in person.
    Jacqueline Miller
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  61. It's beautiful -- I'd love to visit! kathybboyles@gmail.com

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  62. Oh my! What a beautiful vacation spot! I'm already imagining a weekend at Villa Cantina.
    brooketotah@gmail.com

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  63. How wonderful! I hope I get lucky and win!

    wclark16@gmail.com

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  64. The sunshine is exactly and warmth is exactly what I need for my soul. Such a beautiful place!
    Leah
    leahruss@juno.com

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  65. The looks like heaven. We have to make the drive up the coast we've been promising each other for months! It's just the right distance from us in San Diego. ksommer1@san.rr.com.

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  66. What a wonderful vacation spot! Would love to visit! dana.keck@cpalions.org.

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  67. Used to live just east of that area of California... and loved it!!! Haven't been back in years & would love to visit. One of my favorite vacation spots ever!
    Leigh
    leighrhirsch@yahoo.com

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  68. Gorgeous!! What a wonderful escape and so impeccably decorated!
    cooperandmadisondesign@gmail.com

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  69. Amazing!
    erinhardy@sbcglobal.net

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  70. Wow, just wow! So peaceful and elegant! Nancy Tucker ntucker00@yahoo.com

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  71. Love, love, love that house! And it's in my favorite part of California, so beautiful! Paso Robles wine is some of the best out there, too. Would just love to bring my sisters and a couple friends out there for some R & R:)

    lauramcgreevy@hotmail.com

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  72. Love the Paso wine region and this house would be perfect for a weekend getaway. Cindy is so talented; both of her homes are beautiful! vallykat@bak.rr.com

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  73. California...the beauty and the wine! Would love to stay there. thank you for the post.
    jillmoliver@yahoo.com

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  74. So beautiful! I would love to visit, hope I win. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Lisistevens@hotmail.com

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  75. What a beautiful place to stay. maggieandme52@yahoo.com

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  76. Joni, thank you, another post that you knocked out of the park! And, Cindy, thank you, too, for giving us a glimpse of your fab residences and your lovely daughter! As the aunt of a soon-to-be bride, I especially enjoyed the details of the wedding. They beautifully managed to combine authenticity of place, with elegance of style. And as a residential stylist, I really appreciated Cindy's expert use of such well-chosen catalog items incorporated into the second home. She really got it right. Oh, did I mention how much I would love to see in person? From color.calling (at) yahoo dot com

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  77. So beautiful! I love every detail of that wedding!
    robinroden@gmail.com

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  78. Yes, please! I will take a weekend at that beautiful vacation home in Paso Robles. dhanks@msn.com

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  79. Joanie thank you so much for the post. You can spin a tale! I only hope when I grow up I can be the person you portrayed me to be! We had a lot of help with Jenna's wedding. She had the concept, and we had so many wonderful friends who helped pull it all off!!

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  80. What beautiful homes,she is truly talented! Gorgeous wedding!! kdrrazz@aol.com

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  81. Beautiful! Maybe I will win! carriejanderson@gmail.com

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  82. Both of Cindy's homes are beautiful! I also enjoyed seeing the pictures of her daughter's wedding. She has impeccable taste! I would love a weekend at her fabulous vacation home. carathke1@sbcglobal.net

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  83. cindyeckardt@gmail.com
    Beautiful!!

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  84. I couldn't even envision a lovelier place for a wedding! Congratulations to Cindy and her family...not only a beautiful home, but you could see the love that was put into that special day for Cindy's daughter. What a talented woman! Many thanks for once again giving us a fabulous post!

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  85. Wow! How beautiful, romantic and utterly amazing!! What a special place!

    Darlene - darcon3@earthlink.net

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  86. Just love your blog, Joni, and thanks for such a fabulous giveaway!
    Bec
    rustkevin@hotmail.com

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  87. Wow - what beautiful homes. Lovely wedding as well. Love your blog. Robin wahoo69@verizon.net

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  88. Gorgeous Spot- I'd love to win!! clee2@me.com

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  89. Beautiful. She is a very talented women. How I'd love to win this. lynnmccabe@verizon.net

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  90. Absolutely stunning!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! karakloppers@yahoo.com

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  91. Great wedding ideas! Thanks for sharing! tbuk222@gmail.com

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  92. Love the Paso Wine region and this house looks amazing! it would be great for a weekend getaway! The decor is amazing, seeing it in person would be such an inspiration for future decorating! :)

    ashley.lent@yahoo.com

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  93. What a beautiful house! I would love to win a getaway there! gatorsmom@aol.com

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  94. Gorgeous home, gorgeous location. Would love to win the getaway! Thank you.

    deniseschlossin@yahoo.com

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  95. Hello! please enter me in this amazing giveaway, I'd love to be the winner! Have a great day,
    Kristin
    kohb831@msn.com

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  96. oh yes yes yes!!!
    christyejohnston@gmail.com

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  97. ChristyCaruso@aol.com

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  98. bjhns07@gmail.com

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  99. Hopeful !!!!!
    mecurtiss@sbcglobal.net

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  100. Looks like an amazing and relaxing place!!!

    jenam63@charter.net

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  101. Beautiful!
    wahlengoodwin@yahoo.com

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  102. Such a beautiful wedding!
    ktcash@sbcglobal.net

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  103. Amazing place! Such a beautiful wedding too!
    lwright@jhwright.com

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  104. shelley1p[at]hotmail.com

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  105. Excellent photography.

    wildorchad@rambler.ru

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  106. Loved it all !!! Thanks !
    fourms@mchsi.com

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  107. Count me in on this contest!
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
    Linda,ny
    llynn3@verizon.net

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  108. Each day I get up and anxiously await your blog - by FAR my favorite!! Gorgeous home....and would love to win!! Some day, this Dallas girl is gettin' to Cali herself!!!!
    jayeheil@aol.com

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  109. Seriously one of the most beautiful places on the planet! Beautiful post and pictures.
    hillybay@gmail.com (Hilary)

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  110. WOW! Loved seeing the wonderful wedding pictures, such great ideas. Staying in such a beautiful place would be heaven! Inspired by the Mother of the bride's dress. Up and coming wedding for me. Love your posts. fairway9@comcast.net Bobbie

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  111. Heck, I just want to meet Cindy! What a talented lady.

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  112. Wow! This vacation get-away spot is absolutely perfect,...how can she ever leave it!!?? FABULOS!! Libbyw99@yahoo.com

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  113. Sigh....
    thanks for the beautiful posts!
    JESSIELHOLLAND@gmail.com

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  114. Amazing! janakyoder@yahoo.com

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  115. Gorgeous house, beautiful wedding!
    Simone (seattlejones@comcast.net)

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  116. Ok, I'm packed and ready to go! In fact I'm ready to move in. Gorgeous home(s). Fabulous wedding pics too. I love seeing such creativity and talent being put to use. How wonderful that such a special day could be so personalized. You can see the care that is put into every aspect of her life!
    gingthornburgh@netscape.net

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  117. Perfection! The homes, the wedding, and the vineyards.
    kkruegercom@yahoo.com

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  118. amazing...rademaio@yahoo.com

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  119. What a beautiful spot! Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway. kielk4@netzero.com

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  120. Niglinsky@gmail.com

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  121. Absolutely spectacular! I am ready for a break from our Canadian winter, would love to visit!
    aabird@shaw.ca
    Thanks!

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  122. Breathtakingly beautiful! The flowers and views are fabulous! What a treasure!
    Cabowabo757@gmail.com

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  123. WOW! Great post and great giveaway!

    kcornelsen5@gmail.com

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  124. Simply breathtaking. I am ready for my visit!
    janascollins@gmail.com

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  125. Holy Cow! What a great giveaway!
    scthse@yahoo.com

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  126. How beautiful! So exquisite!
    karenkeener@sbcglobal.net

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  127. Absolutely beautiful!!! Such a generous giveaway…so excited!!
    paula8688@aol.com

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  128. This sounds like heaven coming from a girl who has been living on the barren prairies of Southern Illinois all winter!!! schulte.meredith@gmail.com

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  129. The place is gorgeous, Paso Robles is a gorgeous, & I'd love to escape there with some wine-lovers!
    mlwinterhalter@gmail.com
    (Crossing my finigers!)

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  130. The house rocks! Viva California.
    kmiller@usa.net

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  131. What a stunning place and awesome wedding!!! Love it! Our friends have been raving about Paso Robles, but we've never been there. Thanks for the wonderful post and giveaway. drhog@cox.net

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  132. What a fabulous home and Beautiful wedding!! Thank you for the opportunity to visit! jraesly@mac.com

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  133. What a beautiful home with beautiful landscaping; an amazing place to relax with great friends! saraholko@gmail.com

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  134. Gorgeous... I hope we can escape to this beautiful destination! mgh1@bellsouth.net

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  135. Wow, beautiful home and adorable wedding! rebeccavg@hotmail.com

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  136. What a generous give away!! Would love to visit this charming Villa.
    Sherolyn sherolyns@gmail.com

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  137. What a wonderful home to enjoy and relax with friends. joshua_2234@yahoo.com

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  138. Hi Joni, What a great post! I grew up in Southern CA and have called Northern CA home for almost 25 years. Both are beautiful but I will tell you, there ARE some unattractive parts to CA. Take a drive up Hwy. 99 and you'll see nothin' but U-G-L-Y. I spent two years at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (SLO), which is right down the road from Paso Robles and Lake Nacimiento. It is wonderful country with warm, wonderful people. I have very fond memories of those two years, that area and the people I know from that time. I loved just about every picture in this post. I especially loved the wedding. Perfection. Just a side note, and something I really loved since I live in the Bay Area, the notecards identifying different seating placements didn't represent local landmarks but neighborhoods in San Francisco. I loved the idea of letting people know where their sitting by "neighborhood." Anyhow, I feel like I'm gushing, so I'll just stop here. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Jenny C.

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  139. this would be a dream girls trip. beautiful and relaxing, I feel more relaxed just reading this post. sarahkozul@hotmail.com

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  140. Beautiful home. Would love to enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda. dbuford72@gmail.com

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  141. Joni,
    If I didn't know better, I would think you are getting ideas for Lizzie's wedding (whenever that might be!).
    Beautiful post....I grew up in southern Cal, but there is nothing better than the wine country! So beautiful.
    xx Renae

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  142. Gorgeous!!! Hdhtxex@yahoo.com

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  143. 10 years ago I got married in Paso Robles. It would be great to relive the memories.

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  144. Samanthaknecht@gmail.com

    She is so lucky! What an amazing place to live!

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  145. Beautiful house! Love the green paint in the back of the bookcases! jilliantoler@yahoo.com

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  146. Lovely! I would love to go with my mom and sisters, so here goes it: harvill.cathy@yahoo.com!

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  147. Beautiful home and property! jules.tx@sbcglobal.net

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  148. What a gorgeous California property & lovely place for a getaway! Thanks for the inside pics.
    naomiulrichwhite@gmail.com

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  149. It is SUCH a beautiful place!! What a great giveaway!! Thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures, Joni.

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  150. COUNT ME IN!! Villa Catina here we come...crossing my fingers!! Magnificent!!! normangirl@cox.net

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  151. Beautiful place!! dardenpg1@bellsouth.net

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  152. How lovely and serene! Would love to win a weekend stay at Villa Cantina. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the wedding too. ( My favorite type of wedding!) Beautiful wedding party in a beautiful locale! Good luck to the happy couple and good luck to me for the weekend. domatt@aol.com

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  153. Oh, to wake up and go for a run there, then return for coffee on the veranda, then lunch prepared from local foods, then an afternoon walk, and a glass of the local wine...I'd write you a note of thanks from kristermoore@gmail.com !

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  154. From the flat cornfields of the midwest it's hard to imagine a place so beautiful... Stunning!
    dodie.vanhooser@gmail.com

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  155. Would love to win a weekend stay at Villa Cantina - much needed serene weekend in a beautiful place! sandra.mendoza72@gmail.com

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  156. What a beautiful property. Would love to have a relaxing weekend away from the rush of city life in Texas. It would be so wonderful to wake up with the views and fresh air. Thanks for sharing. From jwishere@hotmail.com

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  157. I'm in love!! I can't believe how beautiful the view is. The home looks very warm and cozy. Great place to enjoy the wine country. I'm packing :) email: lisaodorico@comcast.net

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  158. jamielee@lonestarsettlements.com

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  159. I'd get on a plane with 6 of my best friends, for sure! Fingers crossed!!

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  160. This would be such a welcome vacation! e underscore polderman at yahoo dot com

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  161. I would love to surprise my husband of 23 years with a magnificent vacation to celebrate his 50th birthday.

    This certainly is a dream property. Steve.judyp@verizon.net

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  162. Love it and I could use the warmth! Cherie.daniels@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  163. what a beautiful home!
    Elle
    elleelou@gmail.com

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  164. Speechless... except to say...Beautiful homes and a truly amazing, talented, beautiful woman. Loved everything! Would love to spend time at her villa. My daughters turn 30 & 32 and I turn 58 this summer. Would be a great place to celebrate our birthdays! Love your blog and look forward to your wonderful post. mamapennyt@aol.com

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  165. kkimlau@gmail.com is my email, please enter me in the drawing. this place is amazing!

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  166. Greater Noida real estate has the wonderful advantage of being in the locality of Delhi NCR.To buy flat in Greater Noida, one has a menu of great housing choices in residential Greater Noida. Apartments & flats in the city are world-class and loaded with premium amenities. Greenery in the region is the perfect setting to have a flat in Greater Noida.

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  167. Amazing homes ! Thanks for your great job of sharing.
    gmbanker@aol.com

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  168. Hello, I really like your blog,, these pieces are amazing!
    The pictures I saw on the blog reminded me other brand, check it out:
    http://www.brabbu.com/
    Thanks

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  169. Love, love, love this house. What a dreamy vacation this would be. I would love to celebrate my 35th Anniversary
    here with my husband.Thank you for sharing this lovely post. cherylkornhaus@gmail.com

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  170. I'm in the travel business and this would be a great familiarization trip to pass on to my clients! gjdmaupin@aol.com

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  171. Breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

    iretouch@comcast.net

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  172. Especially loved the wedding! martha.clay@austin.rr.com

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  173. This is just beautiful, Please count me in for this wonderful giveaway, I need a break from my life..If you read my profile on my blog you will know why....circleppattie@aol.com

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  174. What a wonderful post! My son is getting married this summer and there are some fantastic ideas! The homes r so lovely! Who wouldn't want to live/visit. Oh Joni, choose me! Have a wonderful day. Ph and P.S love the mother of bride outfit too!
    Diogenes704@gmail.com

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  175. Last night I was telling myself Serenity Now, hoping that the silly phrase from Seinfeld would help me get thru a particularly tough Monday that was ushering in what is bound to be one of those hectic weeks. So to find such a peaceful and happy villa in my inbox this morning was magical. Just taking a few moments to pause over every picture was restorative. Thank yoi!
    Jenniferweil@mac.com

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  176. Unbelievable!!! Can't wait to win :)
    lbowman12@comcast.net
    Leigh

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  177. This is proof there is a Creative Gene! Everything was so thoughtfully done, from the decorating to the wedding. Thank you for sharing & inspiring us all ... hoping to hear from you at ... txsoleil@gmail.com

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  178. Another gorgeous home to fall in love with! The giveaway is awesome and I would love, love to win! What great ideas. You've done it again, Joni! Thank you ever so much!

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  179. Thank you for such beautiful photos! I love all the wedding details! What a dream come true to stay there!
    carolewillard@yahoo.com

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  180. Oops! Forgot my e-mail....willowgate1010@yahoo.com

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  181. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful property and wedding!! I love "God's altar", that beautiful field in which the couple was married. How amazing!
    And what a generous giveaway - wow!
    lscibilia@verizon.net

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  182. deeclegg53@hotmail.com

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  183. It's been relaxing to just read this post; but I would love to actually see the house in person to get the full experience and relax in the sun. The email address is: efbeth296@gmail.com.

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  184. If you don't do a book soon...we're ALL waiting...this was wonderful..like a vacation in itself! Sign me up...fmparde@gmail.com

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  185. When can I move in? That master bedroom is so gorgeous. I'd be content hanging out there all day. And, there's that fire place screen I want again. Anyone know where it came from?

    Thanks, Joni for another awesome post. You rock!

    Maureen

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  186. This blog is fabulous! My name is Helen Russell and email is hrussell9@yahoo.com crossing my fingers! :)

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  187. thank you for the beautiful post...a mini virtual vacation as I have my coffee in cold New York. I would love to visit the home!
    Chris
    lucarino@contegreen.com

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  188. Absolutely stunning! All the details of the wedding were so carefully thought out. Thank you for sharing
    alicocomclean@hotmail.com

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  189. this could be a dream weekend. i hope i win... thanks for the chance
    pam466@optonline.net

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  190. My two favorite colors together, grey and yellow. I love the house and location and garden. But I am inspired by the wedding theme. Will save these photos for a wedding in our future. Look forward to winning or renting!

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  191. Such a beautiful family and home- I would love to vacation there!!!

    me.smith11@hotmail.com

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  192. Stunning!!! The houses, the wedding, the family - all stunning!!! thelemmonsfamily@comcast.net

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  193. kruses@alumni.wfu.edu is mine. Love everything about the house, would love to find out how she electrified the PB lanterns, I have 2 that I don't know what to do with! Love your blog.

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  194. Fabulous post!! So very inspiring!!
    sarah.fettinger@sbcglobal.net

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  195. Heaven in a blog post - the love and care in this stunning home, and the wedding experience inspires us all.
    karen_kirsten@yahoo.com

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  196. What a beautiful home and an incredibly talented woman! Thanks for sharing.
    floriodesigns@yahoo.com

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