A Green Blog, Garden Inside and Out

As the soil hungrily drinks and fulfills itself from this bounty of rain my thoughts turn to garden design. What do I want my garden to look like this spring?

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We have plateaued land so we need to give some consideration on how to traverse from one section to another. I’m drawn to organic steps like these, in place of expensive slabs of stone I wondered if something similar could be achieved with rough cerement that’s been stained to look like rock-I found this article on how to create organic looking stone from cement.

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Here’s another one I love.

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The Vintage Vibe is Hot in 2016 for clothes and interiors.

Vintage looks are reflected in rich bohemian interiors with layers of history; found objects compiled into an artistic and personal home display.

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A cozy bedroom with Victorian references in the headboard, quilt and Asian rug.

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Handmade necklace with 18th century references of design. Beleza

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A Bohemian Christmas! Boho Christmas home decor, fashion and DIY.

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banner_2ENapa Valley just after the leaves have burst forth. Plots of land turned into sea’s of burgundy red and ocher yellow, now shed of color artistic tangled branches remain. Boho poncho.

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Hot! How to dress you and your home this fall

Casual comfort: slouchy pillows, a packed bookcase and a soft denim shirt.

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Isleton, a Western town with ties to Asian mafia

Isleton. Founded in 1872, it was plagued by a series of floods, causing many town folk to desert it. It’s main industry became canning factories operated by Asian workers. It was home to one of the Bing Kong Tong organizations known for their violent gang wars with rival tongs.  Later the Bing Kongs merged with other tongs to become a Free Masons group although the Bing Kongs are are still suspected by federal authorities to have links with organized crime. Photos by Indra Fortney.

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Delta Blues

A summer road trip just up yonder. Near us there’s a little pocket of California that is unlike any other, the Sacramento Delta.  Driving alongside a lazy river, crisscrossing over steel bridges on a hot summers day, it feels like we crossed a border into the deep south. Craw dad festivals, bars with Coors on tap, bait shops and steak served with (of all things) peanut butter. But there’s a twist, an unexpected surprise, Japanese bath houses and Chinese tea shops!

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Locke. Developed in 1912 and originally called Lockport, this place was an enclave for Chinese escaping discrimination they faced in major cities. Chinese farm hands harvested cash crops, including asparagus, potato, sweet potatoes, white beans, pears, and apples.

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Garden and Patio Make Over

A look back to our last project, on a house we rented out this last July. At this stage we had competed the inside and we were ready to tackle the outside. Although I must admit, it was fun to see the looks on peoples faces when they entered from our ghetto exterior into a completed remodeled interior.

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The house ‘after’

Rather than painting it, since we had a number of patch jobs from added windows and doors, we went with a tinted stucco over the entire surface. My Hispanic stucco guy thought I was crazy for wanting brown and even more crazy for adding black trim.

The process:

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Summer of Love, wistful romance in fashion and home

Soft, gauzy fabrics, crochet, laces, embroidery, all weave their way in to today’s fashion and home.

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Romantic off the shoulder lace dress at home in a pared down French provincial bedroom with soft damask, oil paintings and crystal chandelier. Simple elegance.

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Bohemian Fashion meets Bohemian Home

The abode of a free spirit.

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Coral Aztec skirt $38 T-shirt $18 Freeway crochet vest $52.  Maverick wrap with Mexican fire opal and blue topaz $198

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Navajo Blush Peach Embroidered Henley Dress $78. Boho Catalog

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Earthen cotton wild turkey feather rose color t-shirt Napa designer made in CA  $88. Cocobelle necklace $32 Cocobelle sandals $132. Boho Catalog

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Easy fit strappy coral and blue print Maxi Dress with Beaded Scoop $52 Cocobell beaded sandal handmade leather $120. Boho Catalog

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Dance in Paris tunic dress with sweater $52. Boho Catalog 

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This reminds me of the sea, crisp white beaches contrasting with blue waters. Refreshing and tranquil.

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Navy Print long sleeve shirt dress $45. Handmade California designer. Lariat necklace with appetite blue $132. Boho Catalog

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Go bold! When you have the luxury of tall ceilings, you can play up the drama with massive art work that emphasizes the scale of the room.

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Hook & Loop crystal and deerskin necklace $155. Boho Catalog 

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Earthen Apparel. These shirts are for the bohemian spirit with an urban edge.  Focusing on original, detailed nature inspired graphic prints – showcasing the wondrous abstract patterns, shapes, and textures that are abundant in our natural environment. All natural unique t-shirts designed by Napa resident Kate Davis. Boho Catalog

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Ikat dress with belt $42. Boho Catalog

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The ultimate romantic dress. Boho Catalog

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Hot looks -Aztec inspired motifs and embroidery. Show off your legs in a mini! We love the weight and sophisticated look of this one, it comes with a lining. Boho Catalog

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Embrace pattern.

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A simple black tank accentuated by a cotton Fair Trade scarf and handmade lapiz tassel necklace. Boho Catalog

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These tie dye rayon shirts are sensual comfort. Handmade layered necklaces by Hook & Loop. If you want to order from us, simply call us at the store, we are happy to ship! 707-337-5870

 

 

Boho spring fashion meets home

Find boho apparel for sale on issuu.com search Boho Lifestyle. Our current spring catalog link is here. To order call 707-337-5870

Embrace the sun! Simple embroidered tunic over distressed jeans with a pair of easy to wear short cowboy boots. Napa chic.

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Fresh and sweet as a porcelain bathtub in nature.

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