a couple of influencers hugging each other in the hut tub in the middle of the woods


“I just found this pool in the middle of the woods.” – Vivian V, Instagram Influencer with 500,000 followers. We could not have imagined, when we built our pool, how much of an Instagram magnet it would become.  People book with us just because they want to take photos at the pool and share them …

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Our first new employee

    A few weeks ago Otto, our Chief of Vermin Control, had yet another stroke from which he miraculously seems to have recovered after being on death’s doorstep for a week. This is not only really hard since he is a beloved member of our family but it also laid bare a business problem …

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Things you learn when you move to the country

    One evening over dinner we started talking about how hard it would be to move back to the city if we would ever need to. The peace and quiet, the stunning view from just about anywhere and anytime on the property and being able to eat outside (lunch and dinner) on the deck …

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It is final

    Well it has happened.  And it was a nail biter.  I guess I shouldn’t expect anything less on this roller coaster we’ve got ourselves on.  Reverie might not have been the best name for our business, at least not the development part of it, since I have not had one single moment for …

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Goodbye Oakland

    It is really happening, after 8 years we are selling our home in Oakland. It is with sadness that we are parting with this lovely house that we both have put so much of ourselves in but it is time to move on and completely focus on Reverie.       The past …

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White is hip

Ramon and I spent the last two weeks in Oakland, packing up the final remnants of our stuff, meeting with various contractors, and picking out paint colors.  White walls, white countertops, white everything is what Bay Area house buyers are looking for, apparently. Which doesn’t completely work for our house since we have so much …

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  Ramon and I spent the last two days meeting with real estate agents to sell our house in Oakland. It was so strange to look at the house we spent several years lovingly renovating, searching for just the right furniture for each space, through the critical eyes of a real estate agent. Of course …

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Tough decisions

We’ve had some difficult decisions to make lately. To raise the capital we need to develop Reverie, we were trying to refinance the Spanish Flat property on which Reverie Retreat is situated. After going through an inordinate number of hoops and getting right down to the wire, we were told by the lender that they …

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Happy New Year to everyone! 2014 at Reverie was definitely a year of growth, challenges, stress, laughter, tears, big highs and big lows, and in the end, unexpected change. I am sad to announce that Liz and Stan have decided not to continue as our partners in Reverie Retreat. While in a lot of ways …

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