Have you seen Harper's Bazaar Fall Travel issue? And their top ten list of places to visit?
It lists Petaluma as #1. They feature McEvoy Ranch for its olive oil, wines and skincare products. Awww, how nice you might think. Petaluma is finally getting its props. Too bad they didn't enumerate its other charms: restaurants, antique stores, walkability, sweet neighborhoods, etc.
The big news is that Petaluma is listed as #1 while Paris, France is #10!
But wait: maybe this is some kind of joke, because Marfa, Texas is #2. Texas!!!!
Yet #4, Seattle, is right on. Seattle is beautiful, interesting, and filled with cultural and scenic opportunities. Still not Paris, but certainly ahead of Marfa, Texas. And then you get to their #7: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you know this is a crap list. Any list with Pennsylvania ahead of Paris is not just scandalous, it's nuckin' futz.
Petaluma is not
the New Paris!