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APARTMENT RENTALS

MyCheapApartments.com

Homestore.com

Apartments.com

Rentals.com


ART GALLERIES

AHHA! Art Gallery, Sedona, AZ.

AnniAdkins.com

Galerie Zuger, Santa Fe, NM

Hillside Prints & Framing, Sedona, AZ.

Mockingbird Gallery, Inc., Bend, OR

Navarro Gallery, Sedona, AZ

Santa Fe Fine Art Gallery, Inc. (Bryon & Rachel Rainey) - 505-820-0045

Terbush Gallery of Sedona

ART MUSEUMS & SITES

Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Lyn Bishop's Art Site

Museum of Russian Art, 5500 Stevens Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN

Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)

Oakland Museum

Palace of the Legion of Honor

Pets by Sinclair Stratton

San Diego Museum of Art (Balboa Park)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

 

ART SUPPLIES

Art & Frames Unlimited, 2284 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA 94043, 650-967-7033 (Store Hours: T-F 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Sat. 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM) (for ready-made frames and custom framing)

cheapjoes.com

danielsmith.com

dickblick.com

Documounts.com (the store for all your framing needs)

The Italian Art Store

M Graham & Co.


ARTISTS

Akiane (child prodigy)

Kathleen Alexander - beautiful watercolors

Don Andrews

Jane Angelhart - watercolor portraits

Javier Arizabalo - terrific portraits

Sue Ashley

Michael Atkinson

Nava Attia-Benoit

Mike Bailey

Debbie Bakker - vivid watercolors

Rajani Balaram

Laura Barna

Stefan Baumann - beautiful paintings of national parks

John Bayalis - hyper-realistic watercolors

Chris Beck

K C Benson - beautiful alla prima watercolors

Beyond Obvious Artists

Jane Blundell - lovely watercolors, especially her flowers

Karl Bodmer - wonderful 19th-century artist of the American West - many paintings in watercolor

Joseph Bohler - lovely watercolors of children and landscapes

Sally Bookman

David Bottini - gorgeous landscapes in acrylics

Graciela Rodo Boulanger

Susan Bourdet

Cindy Brabec-King - beautiful dense watercolors

Carol Z. Brody - brightly-colored abstract watercolors done to look like many layers.  I love them!

Gerald Brommer

Gary Bukovnik - beautiful flowers in watercolor - San Francisco Symphony art

Robert Burridge

Jim Caldwell - Bay Area Oil Painter - beautiful landscapes and still life paintings

Nancy Calhoun

Wende Caporale - Fantastic pastel portraits

Carol Carter - Brilliantly colored watercolors, lots of white

Katharine Cartwright - Fantastic complex abstracts

Douglas Castleman - beautiful detailed watercolor landscapes

Rod Chase Photorealist Artist

Guy Choi - Tuscany landscapes

Eric Christensen - Wine Country Watercolors

Robert Clark - gorgeous egg tempera landscapes/old buildings paintings

Donald Clegg

Nancy Collins - Vivid Watercolors

Lisa Corbiere - Provence landscapes

Steve Curl - Beautiful landscapes in watercolor

Brigitte Curt - Beautiful landscapes in oils

David Curtis - Landscapes in Watercolour VIDEO

Cathleen Daly - beautiful floral watercolors!

Richard Daniel - beautiful soft abstracts incorporating metallics

David R. Daniels - new book out "Watercolor Journeys"

Sandy Delehanty - Sandy's blog

Gil Dellinger

Ric Dentinger - beautiful watercolors

Pat Dews

Jeanne Dobie - wonderful watercolorist - has written my favorite book on watercolor - "Making Color Sing"

Dan Dozer - gorgeous photographs

Karen Druker

David Drummond - Beautiful watercolors of the Southwest

Kay Duffy

George Henry Durrie - Beautiful farm scenes in oils

Robert Duvall - Beautiful landscapes in gouache and oils

Robert Dvorak

Emily Falco - expressive watercolors

Joyce Faulknor - Beautiful crystal and glass in watercolor

Fine Arts League of Cupertino

Tony Foster

Jonathan Frank

Jane Freeman - beautiful still life and floral watercolors

Karen Frey

Joseph Fuchs - Art Work of Venice

Diane Fujimoto - Beautiful watercolors

Brent Funderburk - gorgeous creative interesting watercolors

Paul George - Landscapes in Watercolor

Gil Gorski - Architectural Illustration

Steve Gould - gorgeous photography

Peggi Habets - beautiful watercolor portraits

Zaha Hadid - beautiful graceful architecture

Lee Hammond - I love her close-focus florals in watercolor.

Oneida Hammond

Steve Hanks - GORGEOUS figures of women and children in watercolor!

Stephen Harlan - gorgeous large giclees on metal of fantastic rooms

Rolf Harris

Gary Hart - Yosemite photography

Edwin Hass

Ray Hendershot

Terri Hill

Candida Hofer - architectural photographs

Stephen Hoffpauir - architectural watercolors

Jane Hofstetter

Karen Honaker - beautiful still-life watercolors

Jeffrey Hull

Paul Jackson - Gorgeous watercolors

Diana Jaye

Jane Jones - gorgeous super-realistic still life paintings in oil

Suzanne Karlak - Fine Art Photography

Chetana Keltcher

Daniel Keys

Elizabeth Kincaid

Ben Kudo

Jane Kwant

Dale Laitinen

Leslie Lambert

Carolyn Larsen

Susan B. Lawson

Skip Lawrence

Elizabeth Layton

Roland Lee - Beautiful watercolors of the Southwest and red rocks

Diana Leone

Belinda Lima

Katherine Chang Liu

Kim Fancher Lordier

Los Gatos Art Association

Sue Lyttle

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Kevin MacPherson - beautiful landscapes in oils

Terry Madden

Allen Maley - Ann G's favorite artist.  He does Victorian Impressions.

Linde Martin - I LOVE her abstract oil paintings.  They're GORGEOUS!!

Wendy Mattson

Laurin McCracken - Gorgeous watercolor florals, still lifes, and architecture paintings - vivid colors

Jane McCullough

James McGrew - does GORGEOUS paintings of Yosemite in pastels and oils

Ann McMillan

Raymond Mendieta

Gabriel Metsu - Dutch painter

Paul McCormack - gorgeous watercolor portraits

Jeannie McGuire - Interesting and creative portraits in watercolor

Monika Meunier - French artist - very colorful landscapes

Stan Miller - beautiful watercolors - portraits and landscapes - also works in egg tempera on watercolor paper

Kathleen Mitchell

Dianne Mize - a really nice blog with oils and watercolors

Judy Morris

Karen Mumford - colorful flowing oil paintings

Nancy Near

Donald Neff

Gerhard Nesvadba - scenes from Tuscany and Provence

Cuong Nguyen - Gorgeous portraits in soft pastels

Jen Norton

Birgit O'Connor

Carla O'Connor

Doris Olsen

Alexander Orlov - some beautiful paintings of Paris

Michael Orwick - gorgeous landscapes in oils

Patricia Osborne

Kris Parins - gorgeous rainbow-colored watercolor paintings

J. Scott Peck Huge Flower Photographs

Jean Pederson - portraits in watercolor

Jane Peterman

Dan Peterson Watercolors

Pietro Piccoli - nice combination of realism and abstraction - some nice Venice scenes

Marion Podolski

Jann Pollard

Colin Poole - dramatic landscapes

Joel Popadics - Plein air landscape watercolorist

Maggie Price - Gorgeous landscapes in pastels!!

Ramon Pujol - striking Italian landscapes - hill towns

Melanie Rabkin

Joseph Raffael - gorgeous detailed flowers in watercolor

Joseph Raffael Videos - see how he paints

Chris Rainier - amazing photographs

Michael Reardon - beautiful landscapes and old buildings in watercolor

Elaine Revell

Robert Reynolds - gorgeous watercolor landscapes - very colorful

William Trost Richards (one of the Hudson River Valley artists)  (has some gorgeous watercolors!!)

Ian Roberts (Landscape painter in oils)

Marie MacDonnell Roberts

Marilyn Rose - loose, vibrant watercolors

Teresa Saia (Beautiful rich colors in landscapes and city scenes)

Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society

Debbie Sawin (Beautiful animal portraits in watercolor)

Koo Schadler - detailed egg tempera paintings

Thomas W. Schaller - beautiful architectural watercolors

Christopher Schink

Robin Scholl - landscapes in watercolor/pastel

Bonnie Joy Sedlak

May Shei - Oriental painting

Richard Sheppard

Ann Smith - Gorgeous watercolors that are colorful, graceful, and almost abstract.  I love them!

Lucio Sollazazi - Italian landscapes

Eileen Sorg - Gorgeous pencil drawings

Gene Speck - I love his extremely detailed landscapes - gorgeous!

Nicholas Simmons - gorgeous, creative, interesting watercolors

Jack Standish - watercolors, egg temperas, peaceful indoor scenes

David Taylor - loosely-rendered landscapes in watercolor

Valerie Tomasetti

Nina Uppaluru

Claire Verbiest

Johannes Vermeer - Dutch painter

Jeannie Vodden

Myrna Wacknov

Jean Warren

Judy Welsh

Michael Wheeler - computer art - oil paintings with lots and lots of tree branches - winter scenes - beautiful

Mary Whyte

Erin Williams

Maria Winkler - teaches at CSUS

Donna Jill Witty - beautiful landscapes, street scenes, still lifes, and indoor scenes with great value patterns in watercolor

Karen Wong

Kevin Woodson - paints flowers plein air in watercolor

Yan's Design - Fine Handmade Embroidery Art

Keiko Yasuoka - Beautiful realistic watercolor landscapes and still lifes

Hiroko Yoshimoto - brilliantly-colored abstracts

Stephen Scott Young - wonderful watercolors

Donna Zagotta

Lian Zhen

Floy Zittin


BED AND BREAKFASTS, INNS, AND HOTELS 

Jerome, Arizona - Ghost City Inn  888-634-4679

Sedona, Arizona - Apple Orchard Inn  800-663-6968

Sedona, Arizona - Casa Sedona

Sedona, Arizona - Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa  928-284-4040

Bakersfield, Ca. - Clarion Hotel  661-326-1111

Big Sur, Ca. - Ventana

Carmel Valley, Ca. - Carmel Valley Lodge (800-641-4646 or email info@valleylodge.com)

Death Valley, Ca. - Furnace Creek Ranch Resort  760-786-2345

Mammoth Lakes, Ca. - Cinnamon Bear Inn (1-800-845-2873) (behind Schott's Bakery) - Mike & Gabi MacMillan, Innkeepers - cinnegear1@aol.com - 113 Center St.

Mammoth Lakes, Ca. - Tamarack Lodge (760-934-2442)

Mendocino, Ca. - Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino (recommended by a friend)

Pacific Grove, Ca. - Andril Fireplace Cottages - 569 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 - Phone:  (831) 375-0994 - Fax:  (831) 655-2693 - reservations@andrilcottages.com

Sacramento, CA - Le Rivage Hotel, reservations@LeRivageHotel.com, 4800 Riverside Blvd. - 916-443-8400

Santa Barbara, Ca. - Cheshire Cat Inn and Cottages, 36 West Valerio St. - 805-569-1610

Santa Monica, Ca. - The Channel Road Inn

South Lake Tahoe, Ca. - Inn by the Lake, 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., 800-877-1466

Denver, Co. - Castle Marne

Durango, Colorado - The Leland House and Rochester Hotel  888-753-3557

District of Columbia - Morrison-Clark Inn

Savannah, Ga. - Bed and Breakfast Inn

Savannah, Ga. - The Foley House

Harrodsburg, Ky. - Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

New Orleans, La. - Andrew Jackson Hotel

St. Francisville, La. - Barrow House Inn (Shirley took great care of us!)

Mackinac Island, Michigan - Grand Hotel, 800-33 GRAND (1-800-334-7263)

Minneapolis, Minnesota - Radisson University Hotel, 615 Washington Ave., SE, 800-822-6757

Omaha, Neb. - The Cornerstone B&B

Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico - Chalet Montesano  800-723-9104

St. Louis, MO - Parkway Hotel, 4550 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63108, 314-256-7777 or 866-314-7700

Asheville, N. C. - Grove Park Inn

Asheville, N. C. - Richmond Hill Inn

Nags Head, N. C. - First Colony Inn

New York City, N.Y. - Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E. 42nd St. (at Grand Central Terminal), 212-883-1234

New York City, N.Y. - Shelburne Murray Hill Hotel, 303 Lexington Ave. (at 37th St.), 212-689-5200

Niagara Falls, N.Y. - Red Coach Inn (wonderful B & B and restaurant)

Monroe, Ohio - Hampton Inn Monroe, 40 New Garver Road, 513-539-4400

Bend, Oregon - Phoenix Inn - Phoenix Inn Suites, (541) 317-9292, 300 NW Franklin Ave, Bend, OR 97701, or 888-291-4764

Klamath Falls, Oregon - Quality Inn - (541) 882-4666, 100 Main St.

Newport, R. I. - Marshall Slocum Guest House, 29 Kay St., 401-841-5120 or 800-372-5120

Myrtle Beach, S. C. - Cypress Inn B&B

Chattanooga, Tenn. - Bluff View Inn

Nashville, Tenn. - Union Station

Park City, Utah - Old Miners' Lodge

Williamsburg, Va. - The Colonial Houses

Greenwater, Washington - Alta Crystal Resort, 68317 Washington 410, Greenwater, WA 98022

Sturgeon Bar, WI. - Scofield House Bed and Breakfast, 908 Michigan St., 920-743-7727

London, England - L'Hotel

Paris, France - Hotel du Jeu de Paume, 54, rue Saint Louis en L'Ile, Tel. 01.43.26.14.18, Fax 01.40.46.02.76

Rome, Italy - (Call from US) 011-39-06-688-095-04, Hotel Fontanella Borghese, Largo Fontanella Borchese, 84 - 00186 Roma, Tel. 0668809504 - 0668809624 - Fax 066861295,  fontanellaborghese.com - E-mail:  fontborghese@mclink.it

Venice, Italy - (Call from US) 011-39-041-27-70-841, Hotel Violino d'Oro, San Marco, 2091 - 30124 Venezia - Italy, tel. 041.277.08.41 - fax. 041.277.10.01, e-mail:  violinodoro@violinodoro.com, web:  www.violinodoro.com

Barcelona, Spain - (Call from US) 011-34-934-450-000, Hotel Condes de Barcelona

Seville, Spain - (Call from US) 011-34-954-225-858, Hotel Las Casas de los Mercaderes, C/ Alvarez Quintero, 9-13, 41004 Sevilla (Espana), Tel. 34 954 22 58 58, Fax 34 954 22 98 84, www.casassypalacios.com, e-mail: mercaderes@casasypalacios.com

Ubeda, Spain - (Call from US) 011-34-953-750-345, Parador de Ubeda, Psa. de Vazques Molina, 1, 23400 Ubeda (Jaen).  Tel: 953 75 03 45

Xativa, Valencia, Spain - (Call from US) 011-34-962-275-081, Mont Sant Hotel - Restaurante, Tel. +34 962 275 081 - Fax +34 962 281 905, www.mont-sant.com  e-mail:  mont-sant@mont-sant.com

Wengen, Switzerland - Hotel Regina - with spectacular views over the Jungfrau, the Lauterbrunnen valley and the beautiful small village of Wengen - wonderful restaurant as well - Ariane & Guido Meyer, Amanda and Maximilien - Skype with us:  hotelregina.ch  OR  www.facebook.com/hotelreginawengen  OR follow us on Twitter:  reginawengen - Tel:  03 38 56 58 58, Fax  03 38 56 58 50,  http://www.wengen.com/hotel/regina/,  E-Mail:  regina@wengen.com

B & B Guide - bnbstar.com

BLOGS

Kathleen Alexander Blog (KathleenAlexanderWC.blogspot.com)

Chris Beck (Brush-Paper-Water.blogspot.com)

Janet Means Belich Watercolors (janetbelich.blogspot.com)

Katharine Cartwright (k-cartwright.blogspot.com)

Sandy Delehanty (HavePaintsWillTravel.blogspot.com)

Annemarie Everett (annemariebakes.blogspot.com)

Annemarie Everett (AnnemarieAbroad.blogspot.com)

Joyce Faulknor's Blog (JoyceFaulknor.blogspot.com)

Lara Ferroni (LaraFerroni.com) - Food Photography

Jane Freeman (Watercolorist.blogspot.com)

Jan Grady (jangrady.blogspot.com)

Dale Laitinen Bristle Online Magazine

Making a Mark (makingamark.blogspot.com)

Jen Norton

Jann Pollard

Michael Reardon (michaelrreardon.blogspot.com)

Thomas Schaller (http://thomasschaller.com/blog)

 Seriously Simple (Diane Rossen Worthington) (SeriouslySimple.com/blog/)

Nicholas Simmons (NicholasSimmons.blogspot.com)

Myrna Wacknov (MyrnaWacknov.blogspot.com)

Yosemite Art Center (yosemiteart.blogspot.com)

Donna Zagotta (DonnaZagotta.com/blog)

Floy Zittin (floyswatercolors.blogspot.com)


BOOKS

Alibris.com (for hard-to-find books)

Audible.com (subscription plan for downloading books onto MP3)

Webpac.SantaClaraCountyLib.org (This site allows Santa Clara County Library users to go to a catalog of books, find the book you want to reserve, and then have them notify you by e-mail when the book is available.  NOTE:  You have to give them your e-mail address at the library.)

Salon.com book reviews


CATERING

Panetta's Catering - "Let us help you with your wedding plans.", 408-559-7733, 1340 White Oaks Road, Campbell, CA 95008


CD'S - OPERA & VOCAL

Amazon.com

ArkivMusic.com

BN.com

CDNow.com

HMV.com

TowerRecords.com

CHARITIES, CHURCHES & NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Eastside College Preparatory School (This is the web site that Jan created and supports.)

Los Altos United Methodist Church

Women for Women International (to help women in developing countries)


ELECTRONIC GREETING CARDS

123Greetings

American Greetings 

BluemountainArts

Jacquie Lawson


FAMILY AND FRIENDS' WEB SITES

Sean and Amber's Wedding Site
     Registered at:  Macy's
                           Bed, Bath and Beyond
                           Williams-Sonoma

Eastside College Preparatory School (This is the web site that Jan created and supports.)

Terri Snyder, Life/Relationship Coach - Coaching.biz (This is a web site that Jan created but no longer supports.)

Gourmet group dinners

Retired HP Women lunch group photos

Dorothy McNett's Happy Cookers

Nancy Anderson's Historic Cabins in Texas

Sherry Harvey's business - Big Sur Mill

Margaret Golden's Web Site

Allen M. Browne Photography (gorgeous black and white photos)


FLOWERS

Floratique (Flowers & Chocolates - free delivery to Palo Alto, Los Altos, LAH, Mtn. View & Sunnyvale)

GOLF

A-Hole-In-One

Awbrey Glen Golf Club (private), 2500 NW Awbrey Glen Drive, Bend, OR 97701, 541-388-8526

The Bay Area Golf Zone (guide to golf courses from Carmel to San Francisco)

Blackberry Farm Golf Course, 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 408-253-9200

Black Butte Ranch Golf Course, 541-595-1545 (for Big Meadow Course) or 541-595-1270 (for Glaze Meadow Course)

Boulder Creek Golf and Country Club, 16901 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 831-338-2121

Cerbat Cliffs , 1001 Gates Avenue (off Stockton Hill), Kingman, Arizona, 928-753-6593

Crystal Springs Golf Course, 6650 Golf Course Drive, Burlingame, CA 650-342-0603

Deep Cliff Golf Course , 10700 Clubhouse Lane, Cupertino, CA 408-253-3000   Map

Eagle Crest Golf Course, Challenge Course, 541-923-4653, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond, OR 97756

Eagle Mountain, 14915 E. Eagle Mountain Parkway, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268, 480-816-1234

Golfheaven.com, Contact Gene Fasano for great deals on golf clubs.

Golfweb.com (worldwide course guide)

Intelligolf.com (golf scorecard software for Palm handhelds and PCs)

John Jacobs' Golf Schools

Juniper Golf Club, 1938 SW Elkhorn Ave., Redmond, Oregon 97756, 541-548-3121, 800-600-3121

The Los Altos Golf Company  650-948-4455  (See Jim)

Los Lagos Golf Course, 2995 Tuers Road, San Jose, CA 408-361-0250

Lost Tracks Golf Club, 60205 Sunset View Drive, Bend, Oregon 97702, 541-385-1818

Mountain Springs Golf Club, 1000 Championship Dr., Sonora, CA 209-532-1000

The Old Back Nine at Mountain High, 60650 China Hat Road, Bend, OR 97702, 541-382-1111

Pacific Grove Golf Course, 77 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 831-648-3175

Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, 1875 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto, CA 650-856-0881  Map

PGA West, Greg Norman Golf Course, 81-405 Kingston Heath, La Quinta, Ca. 92253, 1-800-PGA-WEST

Pin High Golf Center (golf driving range in San Jose)

Pruneridge Golf Club          Map

Rancho Canada Golf Club - East & West, Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, CA 831-624-0111

Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club, 5155 Stars & Stripes Dr., Santa Clara, CA 408-980-9515

Sedona Golf Resort, 35 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona, Arizona 86351, 928-284-9355

SFBayGolf.com (San Francisco bay area golf guide)

Shoreline Golf Links, 2940 No. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 650-969-2041

Snowcreek Golf Course, Old Mammoth Rd. and Mineret Rd., Mammoth Lakes, CA 760-934-6633

Sunriver Resort - Meadows course, Sunriver, Oregon, 541-593-1000, 800-962-1769

Sunken Gardens Golf Course, 1010 S. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 408-739-6588

Sunnyvale Golf Course, 605 Macara Ln., Sunnyvale, CA 408-738-3666 

Tetherow Private Golf Club, Bend, OR

Twain Harte Golf Club, 22909 Meadow Ln., Twain Harte, CA 209-586-3131

SF Golfer (map of bay area golf courses)

Widgi Creek Golf Club, 18707 Century Drive, Bend, Oregon 97702, 541-382-4449


HEALTH

LiveStrong.com (for health advice)

MyLifeStages.org (for women's health)

HOMEWORK HELPERS

Kahn Academy - learn almost anything - for free

Tutor.com (to match you with a tutor)

eSylvan.com (for grades 3 to 9)

TutorCafe.com (connects you with a tutor in your area)


INVESTMENTS

Morningstar.com (to compare investments and look at their recommendations)

Fool.com (to get financial recommendations)

SuzeOrman.com (for some very informative and well-written articles on investing)

Schwabb.com

Bloomberg.com

Fidelity.com

MorganStanley.com

Ameritrade.com

Vanguard.com (for a no-load mutual fund - recommended by Suze Orman)

Validea.com (for stock recommendations via their free Guru Analysis program)

INVITATIONS

Evite.com (for email party invitations)


JOB SEARCH

monster.com

craigslist.org

hotjobs.com

net-temps.com

jobsnokri.com

jobhuntersbible.com

jobrapido.com

indeed.com (Christine Sadler - christine@indeed.com)

HelpMyResume.org

http://www.taskrabbit.com/  A place to sign up to pick up jobs/errands/projects to do for people.


LIBRARIES

www.santaclaracountylib.org  (to access Santa Clara County libraries)

www.svls.lib.ca.us (to access Silicon Valley libraries)

 

NEWS AND EDITORIALS

The Abrams Report

Charlie Rose

catchoday.com

redherring.com

MAPS

Mapquest.com

Maps.Yahoo.Com

The World at Night  


MOVIE REVIEWS

Ebert and Roeper

Fandango.com

IMDb.com (The Internet Movie Database)

San Francisco Chronicle Movie Reviews

MOVIE THEATRES

Century Theatres - Northern California

NetFlix.com (to rent DVD's online)

Yahoo Movies

 

HELP WHEN MOVING

http://www.clutterboy.com

MUSIC

Codamusic.com (for a free downloadable application called NotePad, which has a subset of the capability of Finale for creating musical scores)

MusicTheory.net


MY PERSONAL FAVORITES

CharlieRose.com

OTHER SITES

EHow.com (to find out how to do almost anything)

Gomez.com (to find the best e-commerce sites)

Salon.com (has a great "advice column" by Garrison Keillor)

TruthOrFiction.com (to see whether a warning in email is a hoax or not)

UrbanLegends.about.com (to see whether a story is true or not)


PHOTOS - SHARE

Apple.com/ilife/iphoto

Kodakgallery.com

Photodex.com

PrintRates (to compare digital photo print prices)

ShutterFly.com (to share photos online)

Snapfish.com


POETRY

Emule.com/poetry/ (for poetry by classical poets)

RADIO ON THE NET

LiveRadio.net

Sonicnet.com

RECIPES

Best Free Recipes

Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Cook Advice

Epicurious.com (for recipes with reader reviews)

Recipe Rewards

RecipeSource.com (for some great recipes online)

My Recipes

RESTAURANTS (See our Restaurant Guide)

OpenTable.com (for US-wide restaurant reservations)

San Francisco, Ca.

RoadFood.com (for unique informal local eateries along U.S. highways and back roads)

SEARCH ENGINES

Google

Craigslist.com

Ebay.com

Become.com (for internet shopping)

Yahoo.com

Jeteye.com (for social search using people's input)

Kaboodle.com

Trulia.com (for real estate)

LookSmart.com

Dogpile

ixquick

alltheweb.com

ask.com

kartoo.com

sinkorswim.com

search.twitter.com (for current news)

Loopt.com (Discover the world around you - find restaurants and shops close by.)


SERVICES

Yelp.com (for customer reviews on providers of services)

DiamondCertified.com (for recommendations on providers of services)

OverNightPrints.com (for beautiful and inexpensive business cards)


SHEET MUSIC

mfiles.co.uk (for sheet music)

scribd.com (for sheet music)


SHOPPING SITES

AccentArts.com (for art supplies - store in Palo Alto on California St.)

Alibris.com (for hard-to-find books)

Amazon (for books, CD's, and lots of stuff)

Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite (for gifts and photographs)

Barnes & Noble (for books)

Bed, Bath and Beyond (for housewares and bedding)

Bo Danica 7722 Girard Ave. in La Jolla (for gorgeous table ware and gifts)

Bushart.com (jewelry)

Buy Outside the Box (for creative gifts of art and crafts)

Byron Hoyt (for sheet music)

Calyx & Corolla (for flowers and plants)

CDNow (for CD's online - nice search capability for classical music CD's)  (NOTE!  Be careful.  I cancelled my order for a CD on 1/9 and they still shipped it to me on 1/25!)

ChefsCatalog.com (for kitchen ware)

Chicos.com (for great women's casual clothing)

Cnet.com (technical information and links to buying sites)

CoastalSeams.com (for colorful mesh shopping bags)

ColdWaterCreek.com (for gifts)

The Company Store (for bedding and gifts)

Cooking.com (for cooking gift baskets)

Cooking Gallery in Truckee, CA (for lots of great cookware)

Crutchfield.com (for electronics)

Dean & Deluca (for fine food, wine and kitchenware)

dpreview.com (for digital camera reviews and news)

Drugstore.com (for all drugstore items)

Eden Garden (to order wonderful California fruit)

Edwards Luggage (for luggage and travel)

Exposures Online (for personalized photo albums and new pages for albums)

Fabric Book Sand Toys (for handmade fabric books and toys by LEARN AND PLAY - 209-376-2388 or 209-485-2697)

FlowersAcrossAmerica (to order flowers to be sent)

Gamescape (gamescape.com) - Palo Alto's Game Headquarters, 3731 El Camino, Palo Alto, CA 94306, 650-424-9891

GardenSmiles.com (for gardening gifts)

Gumps (for fine gifts)

Hammacher Schlemmer (for gifts)

Hanna Andersson (for great children's clothes at good prices)

Harry and David (for food and gifts)

HerringtonCatalog.com (for some really creative gifts)

HPShopping.com (HP direct sales for consumers)

Illuminations.com (for candles)

KBToys.com (for toys)

Keep Filing (for office and scrapbooking supplies)

L. L. Bean (for clothing for the family)

La Belle Cuisine (for cooking products)

Lands End (for clothing for the family)

Levenger (for tools for serious readers)

Lorrin & Nina Lee (www.business8.com) (for Hawaiian Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts)

Macy's (for everything)

MarthaByMail.com (for getting organized and for gifts)

MrsFields.com (for cookies)

MuseumCompany.com (for gifts)

Nellie Bly II, Jerome, AZ.

NetFlix.com (for DVD rentals with free home delivery)

Nordstrom (for clothing)

Paul's Pantry, Carefree, AZ. (gourmet foods, housewares & wine cellar)

PeoplesPottery.com (for great gifts)

Personalization.com (for personalized gifts - quickly)

The Pharmacy (10072 Donner Pass Road, Historic Downtown Truckee, CA 96161, 530-582-1668)  (for Bath & Body Products, Fine Lingerie)

PhotoSuite.com (for software that will help you stitch photos together into a panorama)

Pottery Barn (for housewares and gifts)

Productopia.com (consumer goods)

Raku Gallery, Jerome, AZ.

RedEnvelope.com (for gifts)

Reel.com (to order movies)

The Runners High (for running shoes and clothes - in Los Altos), 249 First Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, 650-941-2262

Saks Fifth Avenue (for clothing and gifts)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gift Shop (for unusual gifts)

The Smiling Frog, 1673 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (for used baby clothes)

Smith & Hawken (for gardening tools)

St. Croix Shop (for gorgeous men's sweaters)

Stonewall Kitchen (for food and gift items)

Strouds (for bedding and bath items)

Sugar Butter Flour (for fine desserts, chocolates, and pastries) - 669 S. Bernardo Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087 - 408-732-8597 - M-F 630 am - 630 pm, Sa/Su 8 am - 4 pm

Sur La Table (for cookware and cooking classes)

Target.com

Tiffany (for jewelry, silver, and crystal)

TowerRecords (for CD's)

Toys R Us (for toys and games)

TravelSmith Outfitters (for great travel clothes)

Williams-Sonoma (for great cookware)

Wine Country Gift Baskets (for wine and gifts)

Wish.Com (to register your gift wishes and do comparison shopping)

Wolferman's (for fine food gifts)

Wrappables.com (for gift ideas)

Young Living Essential Oils 

YourCookware.com (for gourmet cookware) 

Zantman Galleries (for fine original art)

SOFTWARE TOOLS

GIMP.ORG (GNU Image Manipulation Program)  (to manipulate photos - free - similar to photoshop)


SOUTH BAY PHILHARMONIC

Recordings of Dvorak 8th Symphony and Elgar The Wand of Youth (http://homepage.mac.com/jawkneemac/SBP/)


TOY STORES

Toy Maniacs (for great toys) - 2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA - 10 AM - 5 PM


TRAVEL 

Trivago.com - for Hotel/Price comparison

The World Clock - Time Zones

World Clock at Poodwaddle.com

World Clock at Mortefontaine.neuf.fr

World Clock at GlobalIncidentMap.com

International Dialing Codes

How To Call Abroad

Area Code Locations

The Universal Currency Converter - www.xe.com/ucc/

Weight Conversion

Weather - MSN

Lake Tahoe Travel

Mammoth Travel

Yosemite Travel

Karen Brown Travel Books

RAJEC Travel Agency (for tours via van within Eastern Europe - particularly in Slovakia, Poland, Austria) - Nam.sv.Egidia 95, 058 01 Poprad, Slovakia - Tel.: +421 (0)52 7723 309 - tel./fax: +421 (0)52 7723 490 - fax: +421 (0)52 7891 171 - mobile: +421 (0)905 263 608 - e-mail: info@rajectravel.sk - www.rajectravel.sk www.facebook.com/krakowtobudapesttours to keep up to date with the latest news, stories, tips, photos and general travellers info for tours between Krakow, Budapest and Vienna - www.facebook.com/rejectravel - for information about their other tours - Hiking, Ski touring and Culture & History tours in Slovakia.

Seville Walking Tours

Kayak.com (Aggregates airline flight, hotel, and car rental information)

CheapTickets.com

Expedia.com

French Country Waterways tours (for wonderful barge trips in France)

HotWire.com

LanguageQuest.com (for travel books, maps, and language software), 220 State Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, 650-941-6383

Babblefish.com (for translations)

Orbitz.com

Orient Odyssey (for wonderful trips to China, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Burma, Nepal, Vietnam, Tibet)

SeatGuru.com (for airline seating and amenities)

AirlineMeals.net (for airline meals served on most airlines)

Priceline.com ("Name your own price" for airline tickets)

Regency Travel (Bobbi Laufer) - 10330 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92120, 858-459-2727, bobbilaufer@yahoo.com  (Specialist in Latin America, Europe, Club Med, Caribbean, U.S. travel)  (NOTE:  We met Bobbi in 1/2008 at Golden Canyon in Death Valley.)

TravelNow.com

Travelocity.com

TravelScape.com

Trip.com

TripAdvisor.com (for hotel recommendations)

SFGate.com (for travel tips)

Untours.com (for apartment-based European travel packages)

http://www.iisg.nl/~landsberger/ (for a collection of Chinese Propaganda Posters)

Welsh cottages (www.lastminute-wales.com)

Paris - 360-degree view

OneBag.com
 

TV LISTINGS

TVGuide.com (for current TV listings)


TV ON THE INTERNET

Videos at Apple

Videos at Google

Videos at AOL

Videos at Yahoo


WATERCOLOR

Anna Mason - watercolor videos - botanical artist

Wendy Hollender - watercolor videos - botanical artist

Artists Magazine (artistsmagazine.com)

California Watercolor Association (californiawatercolor.org)

SimplyPainting.com (Frank Clarke)

TonyCouch.com

Kay Duffy classes on 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at Hokone Gardens in Saratoga 9:30 to 12 http://www.kayduffywatercolors.com

images.fws.gov (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services online collection of public domain still photographs)

Ben Kudo (bkudo.com)

Katherine Chang Liu     Katherine Chang Liu

John Lovett

Terry Madden (terrymadden.com)

Eric Maisel (ericmaisel.com - Creativity Coaching)

Jane McCullough Watercolors (janemccullough.com)

Judy Morris (judymorris-art.com)

Nancy Near (nnearart.com)

Jen Norton (nortonstudio.com)     Jen Norton class at the Neighborhood Center in Los Gatos http://www.lgsrecreation.org (class #2340.101)

Doris Olsen (dorisolsen.com)

Edna Wagner Piersol (ednawagnerpiersol.com)

Jann Pollard (jannpollard.com)

Margaret Radford (margaretradford.com)

Classes at Mountain View - Los Altos Adult Education (www.mvlaae.net)

Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (scvws.org)

Debbie Sawin, Wildlife Artist (see Debbie's gorgeous wild animal watercolor paintings!)

Gene & Rebecca Tobey Watercolors

Jean Warren (jeanwarren.com)

Watercolors of J. M. W. Turner at the Tate Museum

Watercolor Magic magazine (watercolormagic.com)

Watercolor-online.com (great resource for watercolor artists) 

Karen Wong (karenwongwatercolor.com)

Heidi Z. Wyckoff (virtualheidi.com)

Floy Zittin (floyzittin.com)

WEATHER

NOAA.gov (for weather forecasts)


WEB SITE CREATION

1. Register a new web address.  Network Solutions or through your ISP

2. Sign up with an ISP.  One World Hosting is a good one. 

3. Buy web design software.  MS FrontPage (to get information about using MS FrontPage, a web site creation tool)  Or buy DreamWeaver.

4. Order book Teach Yourself VISUALLY FrontPage 2000 or Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver 4  or a later version depending on the version of your software.

5. If you're setting up a business.  StoreFront 5.0 (to get information on a tool that is integrated with FrontPage to provide advanced web store functionality)

6. Web Alchemy (webalchemy.com) is recommended by Jean Warren for doing web site creation and support.  (Judy Duffy and Don Van Patton provide support.)

7.  http://www.bigblackbag.com/ (Online Portfolio Web Sites for Creative Professionals)  (Recommended by Jann Pollard)

8.  Can use SurveyMonkey.com to set up a survey.

9.  Use Alexa.com to find links to your web site.


WORKOUT SITES

Fitlinxx.com (YMCA Fitness Site)

YELLOW PAGES, ELECTRONIC

Switchboard.com

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Ansel Adams Gallery (anseladams.com)

Yosemitepark.com

Yosemite.com


 

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