Designer Destination: Healdsburg is gaining another splashy boutique hotel this month with the opening of The Madrona. Celebrated designer Jay Jeffers is among the new co-owners of the historic property that dates back to the 19th century, and — no surprise — its 24 rooms and eight acres of grounds are spectacular. Chef Jesse Mallgren returns to anchor the all-day restaurant’s kitchen. |

Of Note: Hotels & Restaurants are Springing Up

Photo courtesy of Krescent Carasso.

Keep It Casual in Sonoma County: While in Healdsburg, if you’re desiring a break from upscale dining, check out Lo & Behold Bar and Kitchen. Laura Sanfilippo and Tara Heffernon (two cofounders of nearby Duke’s Spirited Cocktails) teamed up with chef Sean Raymond Kelley on the new concept, which merges relaxed eats and great cocktails. Bonus: The garden patio is magnificent. |

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