By Nora Zelevansky / August 4th, 2010

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I'm in heaven.  Yup.  Like in the song.  And, for that reason, I'm going to make this snappy and then return to luxuriating in my heavenly digs.

I am currently up in Northern Cali, researching a story, at my most favorite new place in the world: The Farmhouse Inn.  Suffice it to say, there are beautiful gardens all over.  We were welcomed with sparkling water infused with herbal syrups.  By the front desk, there are bowls of homemade bath salts, milks, scrubs and even soaps laid out in a loaf to be sliced like bread–all just for the taking to be used in the room's enormous tub.  There are cookies delivered every afternoon.  And today I'll be experiencing a spa treatment that I am pretty sure will blow my mind.  And the room … THE ROOM!  I'm deeply in love.  I'm staying in a Barn Suite, which is just decorated in my most favorite way.  It's modern and contemporary, but also organic and comfortable with an indoor/outdoor fireplace, Adirondack chairs on the private garden-side outside area, a steam shower and a HEAVENLY bed.  I won't even start on the wine and the s'mores, cooked at your leisure over the communal fire pit.

I never want to leave.

Thus, I am signing off now.  No offense, but I'm off to pretend the real world doesn't exist and that I just live in a universe where everything smells like lavender and someone else bakes me treats.  Treats like the famed daily breakfast here (see below).

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Yup, they have famous mascarpone & berry french toast.

See?  I'm in heaven.  Wish you were here!  But in your own room.  This one is MINE.

xo – N.