Tag Archives: Bay Area

IONTW – December 25, 2016

Special Christmas edition… Two things I like – hearts and paper – meet in an ornament. I haven’t tried making them yet, let me know if you do! David Bowie and Bing Crosby. Yes, that’s right. Who says industrial automation … Continue reading

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IONTW – November 13, 2016

Castle in the Air is going to The Moon for the holidays. I haven’t been there yet, but the pictures look absolutely scrupmtious! Maps, maps, MAPS!!! Online rabbit hole to disappear down. I got to it from this article on … Continue reading

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Montalvo Arts Center

Apparently Saratoga was quite The Place to have an estate – in addition to Hakone, the area boasts Villa Montalvo, an Italianate mansion built in 1912-1914 by California businessman and politician James Phelan. Phelan was three-term mayor of San Francisco … Continue reading

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Hakone Estate and Gardens

Unbeknownst to me, there’s a sliver of Japan nestled in the hills just outside Saratoga, CA. Hakone Estate and Gardens is a recipient of the Save America’s Treasures Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is recognized as … Continue reading

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Skyline Chestnuts

Just driving along, and there’s a sign by the side of the road: SKYLINE CHESTNUTS. I’m intrigued, but it’s on the other side of the road. We do have to go back that way though, so on the return trip … Continue reading

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