Articles written by: Wendy VanHatten

Palm Springs
Lifestyle

Palm Springs

Palm Springs by Wendy VanHatten According to anthropologists, Native Americans have lived beside the sparkling waters of Palm Springs’ tree-lined canyons and all around the bubbling hot springs for over a thousand years. Many years later the desert welcomed Mary Pickford, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Clark Gable, Steve […]

Keep Your Home Secure While on Vacation
Lifestyle

Keep Your Home Secure While on Vacation

Keep Your Home Secure While on Vacation by Wendy VanHatten   After a long weekend relaxing in San Francisco or two weeks on that dream trip to Paris, you pull into the driveway and think, “Funny, I swore I closed that window.” Most travelers worry about getting their wallets stolen […]

Morro Bay
Lifestyle / Travel

Morro Bay

By Wendy VanHatten   If you were dropped into a seaside village with a mild Mediterranean climate and heard the term “Gibraltar of the Pacific”, would you know where you landed?  Would it help if you saw a 576-foot volcanic plug sitting at the mouth of the harbor, a harbor […]

Shatter on the Vines
Lifestyle

Shatter on the Vines

Shatter and What it Means by Wendy VanHatten Wine terms can be confusing. Have you ever heard a winemaker or a grower talk about shatter? Shatter is one of those wine terms that doesn’t sound like what it might mean. When talking about a vineyard, and the term shatter is […]