A Delightful Morning

What a lucky day it was for me yesterday. My dearest friend Janet (FrenchBlue & Co.) and her beautiful daughters, Jeanna & Noel (Fanciful Designs), took an impromptu trip up to Northern California to visit family. We got to spend the morning together which was an unexpected treat!

First we had brunch at the Claremont Resort & Spa nestled in the Berkeley Hills. The Claremont Resort opened in 1915 as the Claremont Hotel, and is one of the most beautiful properties in Northern California.

Oh, such a stunning family... models for sure... (left to right) Janet, Jeanna, Noel

Us gals ready for our egg breakfasts...with fruit of course...

What would a short visit be without a little shopping? Of course, a trip to Addison Endpapers was on the agenda.

Addison Endpapers is located on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. Yes, the same Addison family as in Wendy, who I blogged about a couple of weeks ago. This is one talented family. Okay, I'm divulging one of my favorite secret spots...ssshh....

The shop is filled with the most beautiful items like handcrafted paper boxes, gift wrap, notions and vintage jewelry.

Noel & Janet admiring the beautiful paper goods...

Noel's little pile is building up. So far, miniature mushrooms and fancy paper tags...

These gorgeous boxes are entirely handcrafted by the Addisons...

One of my favorite boxes...what amazing workmanship...

Love the wrapping paper...

Jars of notions await you as you walk in...

Janet & I with our silliest grins!

Thanks Solomon girls for including Auntie Lynn in your little jaunt up North! Love you guys!

If you're in the East Bay Area of Northern California, be sure and visit Addison Endpapers and perhaps a night at the lovely Claremont Hotel? They have a spa too!

Claremont Resort & Spa
41 Tunnel Road
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 843-3000

Addison Endpapers
6397 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 601-8112


I cannot believe you didn't ask me!!! You went to paper stores with wrapping paper and boxes and I am not there? Ladies......you really must start including me and I really think I should bring Austin (wink, wink)as the lovely daughters look lonely - LOL!
will email before we leave to go see said son. XOXOXO
Oh, what fun!! You gals look fabulous. When I lived in Mountain View for a few years I was lucky enough to go to the Clarmont for dinner. What a fab place with great history. Fun, fun!

Fabulous Finds Gal
What a wonderful morning! And I'm with Sande, I'm a bit jealous, hee hee!
The fabulous foursome indeed! Thank you for sharing your delightful happenings with us.
Oh Lynn,
How lovely to meet up with the wonderful Janet and her beautiful daughters. What an attractive foursome you make.....and what a morning. Love the shop. I want a shop like that near me. XXXX
Wow your trip looked amazing I would have died if I seen those boxes how delicate and beautiful.You all look like models. Thanks for sharing You have a beautiful site cant wait to follow and take a peek at your archives. My best wishes Sincerely. Jonny
Stephanie said…
I think you must live in the ultimate dreamy fantasy land of all things pretty. All of these places blow me away with their beauty. Thanks for taking us along on your outings!
AE said…
Thank you for the lovely post!
What a delightful morning! The shop looks wonderful, those papers are gorgeous! I am glad you got to see friends during the holidays, I love The French Blue site...Thanks and have a great Holiday!
FrenchBlue said…
OhMyG OhMyG OhMyg!! We had SO MUCH FUN with You!!The girls adore their Auntie Lynn! You are so loved by us all. Thank you for taking time with us now not later!! Uh uH Uh!!!
Noel Solomon said…
Auntie Lynn!!! I had so much FUN!! Your post makes me want to go do it all over again! Thank you for taking us to Addison Papers, UH UH UH It was so inspirational. :-)) You are the BEST!

xoxo Noel

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