Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lovin' those Golden Retrievers

Littermates Dale, Camber and Canby

Our beloved Golden Retrievers who are now up there romping in Doggie-Heaven. 
This photo was taken when we had the chance to have all three littermates together to celebrate their birthday, wonderful memories.

Dale, retired breeder, loved San Francisco, Duncans Mills and the Russian River.
Camber and Canby who both got into their career change homes early were the spitting image of each other and also enjoyed life to the fullest.

And it all started with Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kaylee's "T" Golden Girls

Six beautiful Golden Girls for Kaylee, and they should be leaving the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus for their puppy raising homes soon. Keep them all in your good thoughts and prayers as they begin their journey towards future Guide Dog careers. 

Special update: At last the names can be revealed. They are now off-campus and in their puppy raising homes: Tamber, Tanna, Tansy, Tahiti, Taylee and Teriann.  

For more information about the Breeding and Puppy Raising Programs 
visit the website for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

**  Special thanks to Suzanne for these fabulous photos. **

Friday, October 23, 2009

Carmichael Salon Update

Life at Carmichael Salon is going smoothly. We're loving the neighborhood and the fact that it's such a convenient location for clients, friends, family and neighbors. We're looking forward to a busy holiday season and will be announcing our special Holiday Open House soon. 

We look forward to seeing you all here at the salon, or visit us on-line!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Kaylee and her Golden-girls

Kaylee and her 6 Golden-girls are loving life in the GDB whelping kennel. They are all growing big fast, and the kennel reports that she's been a good mom. Today they are just reaching 3 weeks old, and we're looking forward to visiting them in the puppy kennel once they turn 6 weeks old. Keep those good thoughts and prayers headed their way as they dream of their future lives as either working guide dogs and/or breeders.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Litter for Kaylee

We're excited to announce Kaylee's first litter for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Her new puppies, 6 females, where whelped on Sunday, September 6th, and the Kennel reports that she is doing a good job as a new mom. We're hoping to visit with the new litter once they get down to the Puppy Kennel, usually at around 6 weeks of age, and then hope that it's Kaylee's time to return home.
Keep those good thoughts and prayers headed Kaylee's way as she helps her new puppies begin their lives as future guide dogs, or even as future breeders.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Official Title - Breeder Custodians

Say hello to "Kaylee." She is a new breeder for Guide Dogs for the Blind. We're now her Breeder Custodians and she'll live with us in San Francisco while she continues her new career. She's loving the "salon life," traveling every morning on MUNI to work with us at the Carmichael Salon.

She really has been an amazing dog, and is getting ready for her first litter, her expected whelp date is September 4, 2009. Keep those good thoughts and prayers headed her way as we all hope for a large first litter. Stay tuned for lots more photos and videos of "Kaylee" in action.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Carmichael Salon Artist's Reception

Another fun and festive event at Carmichael Salon. This time an Artist's Reception for photographer Clifford Baker. We continue our series of artists at the salon, and we're excited to have Clifford's work on display. Special thanks to Ricardo for preparing an evening of delicious food, and thank you to our clients, friends and neighbors for joining us. Hoping to see you all at the salon.........or on-line:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What's Wrong With Wine on the Web

Thanks to writers Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher of the Wall Street Journal for their ongoing wine writing. Their Tastings articles in the weekend edition of the WSJ is one of the best places for wine enjoyment and education. You can visit them at:


One of their recent wine articles, What's Wrong With Wine on the Web, featured some on-line wine sites that "do it right," and here are those links:


Now click on, fill that glass........and swirl and taste away.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Carmichael Salon Photo Shoot 2009

The Carmichael Salon, along with photographer Rick Camargo, completed a successful day of creating beautiful images for upcoming marketing and public relations projects. Big thanks to Rick who helped keep us on track with the busy day.

The Artistic Team from Carmichael Salon was headed up by Tony Nash and Russel Thompson, with the assistance of Ivy Cheng, and Lavinia Turner. Also, a special thank you to Alice Sawdey from Leonor Greyl, who was our make-up artist for the day.

And we also could not have had such a successful photo shoot without our incredible models. Thanks to Will Morris, Aleks Brown, Mitch Sokolin, Danielle Hoodhood and Ivana Reich. We're all excited to see the results of their hard work.

As you can see by the photo above we had very busy day. And along with the photo shoot we also had artist Robin Winn install her art work in the salon. She is the featured artist for April and May and stay tuned for details on a special artist's reception for Robin.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

2009 - Let the FUN, PROSPERITY, ADVENTURE, CHALLENGES and LOVE begin....!!

Our first year at Carmichael Salon ended up with a special Holiday Party, complete with clients, neighbors, family and friends. Special thanks to client and photographer Nancy Mueller for capturing all of our beautiful guests, and thanks to Caroline and Bill Griffith with Leonor Greyl for their presence and the wonderful party gifts.

We look forward to seeing you all again in this New Year.