Carmel-by-the-sea features some of the world’s finest scenery on the Pacific Coastline. It’s about a 2 1/2 hour drive south from San Francisco, and it’s a must if you haven’t gone already!

When you take 17-Mile-Drive, and stop at one of the top championship golf courses, you’ll see that Pebble Beach is one of the most beautiful courses in the United States. If you drive further, and stop and look at just a few of the most picturesque views, you’ll see famous landmarks such as the lone Cypress tree growing out of the tree along the cliff. When you’re looking out at the ocean, the view is unforgettable.

Lone Cypress Tree

Whether you’re on foot or in a car, there’s not lack of things in this quant little, and highly sophisticated town of Carmel. Ocean Avenue has a variety of art galleries, boutiques and cafes, and you can take Carmel Walks! It’s a daily tour given Tuesdays through Saturdays right in the center of town that points out all the hotspots.

Find the best places to shop, sightsee and eat with Carmel Walks

If you’re in Carmel in August, the 26th is the Concour on the Avenue, and the Pebble Beach Concour d’Elegance. People come from all over the world to see these classic cars parading down the streets of Carmel from the 1940s classics, everything from Porches to Ferrari’s, all the way through 1989 models, and you can get close and personal as they parade through the center of town.

Concour Tour d’Elegance

in September, whether you’re with the kids or not, go down to the 57th Annual Sandcastle Contest down by the sand. Whether it’s sunny or foggy, it’s a blast!

Fabulous and unique sand sculptures

Don’t forget to drive down to Big Sur on US Highway 1 for a lovely lunch…

Take a bite out of Big Sur

Whether you’re wearing a cashmere sweater or a leather jacket along the Pacific Coastline, or a lightweight linen or cotton sweater by the Florida Atlantic Coast, it’s all about style!

Cashmere sweaters, long dresses and a soft leather bag. The perfect look for Carmel. Shop now at

Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

Feel good, and look even better!


Harbourside Happenings: Exploring Boston

Boston. An amazing city and center of New England cultural life. If you’re not heading for the Cape, then this historical city has some wonderful free events that are happening this summer that should prove to be fun for the entire family.

Shakespeare on the Common is free for all! Romeo and Juliet is this season’s pick.

Catch Shakespeare in the park, a perfect night out.

You can picnic and have an outdoor movie and wine at the Boston Harbor. It’s a great way to impress your date – check for listings in the local paper.

Table for two? Great date night idea…

Sounds are sweet this summer, especially on the Charles River Esplanade. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra performs at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell! Check for further information in the local paper.

The sounds of summer.

For a bit of excitement, fly down the Zip Line! It extends 220 feet, it’s 30 feet above the ground, and witness views you’ve never seen in Boston before. Don’t miss it!

A bird’s eye view of Boston.

The SoWa Open Market features artisans, musicians, chefs and more. It’s on Saturdays and Sundays, and in addition to the farmer’s market and Food Truck Bazaar, there is also a brand new beer garden. It’s open until October 15th. This is Barbara Lynch’s newest adventure and not to be missed.

SoWa Market and food trucks. Give you taste buds a treat!

There are all so many special festivals in Boston in the summertime. Make sure you don’t miss the Boston Seafood Festival on August 13th – yum yum!

Try the clam chowder!

So whether you’re strolling along the harbor-side in Boston wearing those cashmere sweaters, or you’re seaside along the Palm Beaches wearing those lightweight linens, remember that it’s all about style.

The Boston Collection, from Bonnie Roseman’s BLT. Email to schedule your showing.

Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

Feel good, and look even better!



Summer in Sun Valley

Another place of adventure mixed with sophistication is Sun Valley, Idaho, a beautiful mountain town!

This North Idaho area is the home of Earnest Hemingway, and the place where he rests. Although it’s known for its amazing skiing in the winter, the summers are full of warm days and beautiful nights. The area has festivals of all sorts from the beginning of the summer to the end of August.

Sun Valley Summer on the Ice is a series that runs from July to September, and gives one a chance to get up close and personal to Olympic ice-skating superstars.


Sun Valley Summer on Ice


The Arts & Crafts Festival is one of the best in the country, from August 11th through the 15th

Enjoy crafts, art, and the outdoors all at once.

There’s also lots of fabulous hiking and biking – over 400 miles of single track mountain biking trails! Views from Mount Baldy of the Ketchum Valley are absolutely breathtaking.

Many options for hiking and biking in Sun Valley.

The Summer Symphony Series is another amazing highlight from July 23rd to August 7th.

Catching some rays while listening to beautiful music.

There are tons of art galleries, and you have to make sure to check out the annual Wood River Studio Tour where artists open up their studios to the public. That’s August 19th and 20th.

See unique and original works of art from Idaho artists.

There are even outdoor art installations all over town, wherever you turn on the street corners…

Rod Kagan artwork in Sun Valley, Idaho.

To bring the summer season to a close, they have an old-fashioned Wagon Days Festival, where you can watch a 20 mule jerk line do maneuvers with some of the most finely preserved covered wagons ever made.

A chance to see what pioneer life was like.

So whether you’re wearing your flannel shirts or cashmere sweaters on a cool Pacific Northwest night, or wearing those linen and cotton dresses down by the sea, remember it’s all about style.

Shop the Sun Valley Collection from Bonnie Roseman’s BLT – head to or email

Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

Feel good, and look even better!


Newport, A Port in Rhode Island full of Mansions

This week, it’s all about Newport, Rhode Island!

A beautiful New England Port Town, Rhode Island is full of some of the most famous summer cottages from the gilded age of mansions. The Breakers, The Elms, The Marble House, Rosecliff, and Rough Point to name a few. You can tour any of the cottages you want to see – just check the schedule online at

The Breakers Mansion

One of the most beautiful things to do is to walk along the Ocean Drive and check out the Cliff Walk. It has some of the most amazing views! It’s 3 1/2 miles of cliffs and rocky beaches.

Take a heavenly stroll by the seaside.

Newport also has the International Tennis Hall of Fame! A must-see while you’re in Little Rhody!

You’ll really score with this historical tour.

Oddly enough, Newport also has the oldest synagogue in the United States, Touro Synagogue. Construction was started in 1658, and the building was complete in 1763. It’s a beautiful space with tours available.

A place of spirituality and history.

For a charming experience and fun shopping, you should walk along Thames Street. You’ll also find some great eats! It’s a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with the family.

A perfect place for a summer stroll.

If you’re sailing around Newport, strolling on the Cliff Walk, or taking a tour of the summer cottages while you’re in Rhode Island, pack those fabulous cashmere sweaters for a brisk seaside stroll, or those lightweight linens and cottons for hotter summer days. If you happen to be in steamy Southern Florida, make sure you pull out those lightweight linens and cottons in pastel colors to stay cool in the summer heat. Most importantly, no matter where you are, it’s all about style.

Shop the Newport Rhode Island Collection by visiting

Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

Feel good, and look even better!



The Land of Enchantment: Santa Fe New Mexico

This week it’s all about the Land of Enchantment, Santa Fe, New Mexico!

The first thing you want to do when you get to this beautiful city is to go to the Plaza. You can sign up for walking tours along the Historic Railroad District, and Canyon Road where there are dozens of galleries lining the streets.

Santa Fe Railroad District

My favorite gallery on Canyon Road is New Concepts Gallery. There are always fabulous new pieces from contemporary artists – stop by and see for yourself!

Gallery owner Ann Hosfeld and Bonnie

After that, you’ll want to take a ride up to the ski basin to Ten Thousand Waves. It’s a beautiful area with views of downtown Santa Fe. You can get a massage, and even relax in a hot tub in the middle of the forest. Just magical!

View from Ten Thousand Waves

In a town of beautiful adobe buildings, there’s the famous Santa Fe Farmer’s Market! It’s one of the largest farmer’s markets in the United States with over 150 vendors and hundreds of different agricultural products. Not to be missed!

Santa Fe Farmer’s Market

The art scene in Santa Fe is unbeatable in the summer months. Visit the International Folk Art Market, the largest in the world with 160 artists from 53 countries. There’s also the Santa Fe Indian Market, which takes place the third week of August in the downtown Plaza with over 1,000 of the best Native American artists.

International Folk Art Market – Santa Fe, New Mexico

One of my favorite galleries outside of Santa Fe in a little town called Glorieta is Gallery Zipp, in a 200-year-old farmhouse. A husband and wife team, Bunny Tobias and Charles Greeley, will share their art, along with a beautiful collection of other local artists.

Bunny and Bonnie

When it comes to the music scene, the Santa Fe Opera is happening through August 26th. It’s their 61st season, with five different operas, in one of the most beautiful settings I’ve ever seen. Get your tickets online at

Santa Fe Opera House

There’s also the Chamber Music Festival, from July 16th to August 21st. There are over 40 different concerts this season! Check the online schedule here.

Chamber Music Festival

A special favorite of mine is Doug Montgomery at Vanessie Santa Fe. It’s a little restaurant piano bar and Doug sings and plays. A wonderful way to spend an evening, and a delicious one too!

Doug adding to the atmosphere.

Whether you’re in the high desert this summer wearing those fringe leather jackets, cashmere sweaters and denim work shirts, or you’re in steamy Florida wearing those lightweight cottons and linens, remember that it’s all about style!

I’ve put together a special Santa Fe Collection this week, featuring lightweight sweaters for desert nights, light jackets for daytime, and delicious silicon scarves to add a pop of personality to any look.

Shop the Bonnie Roseman Santa Fe Collection now at

Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

Feel good, and look even better!