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A Sleepy Summer Morning at The Chianti Life B&B
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Romantic bathroom with clawfoot tub Enjoy a lovely light filled bathroom with marble floors and large mirrors
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A Sleepy Summer Morning at The Chianti Life B&B
Romantic bathroom with clawfoot tub
Enjoy a lovely light filled bathroom with marble floors and large mirrors
Relax in comfort in a beautiful living area.
Outside the bedroom on a sleep summer morning
Breakfast is served under the oaks as the first rays of sun peek through the woods
A fresh loaf of Ciel's homemade bread-Pain Francais
Our phenomenal Deep Tissue Massage by Pamela
Take a walk through the woods to one of the many sitting and meditation areas
Enjoy one of the numerous woodland walkways
Article in California QWedding Day Magazine
Enjoy breakfast or dinner with Ciel's gourmet cooking on a bridge over the spring-fed creek
The water begins a steady flow at the first rain
Curl up around the fire in cozy blankets on our bridge over a spring-fed creek and listen to the quiet of nature
Dinner by a roaring fire
Imported wines with our 5 course dinners on the bridge
Try your hand at a game of chess
The Wedding Dress hangs waiting
Our beautiful bride Tamara!
The bride to be and her MOH :)
Chianti Life linens
Enjoy quiet moments for reading or chess in the living room
The summer brings requests for 'tenting' on the land of our B&B
The summer brought additional fun-Tenting at our B&B!
We offer tenting for special large parties-inside view of tent
Pg 1-Article on our Retreat/B&B in Japan's Maisha Magazine
Three hearts of our semolina gnocchi
Pesce al Forno at Cibo Vero! at the Chianti Life B&B
Gnocchi di Semolina...for the 'birthday boy!'
Relax in the woods around the 'Dream Dome' fireplace
A cold night at the Chianti Life we move our dining indoors
Dinner by the roaring fire-al fresco
A little late-night bubbly with Piper Heidsieck & goat cheese pizza at the Chianti Life B&B/Retreat!
3 plates-beginning of 5 courses-Dining on the bridge
Romance and dinner on the bridge!
Enjoy your breakfast inside or outside under a canopy of oaks
Our fresh eggs, Oiseaux lays pastel blue, Lucille & Mama lay a beautiful brown!
Ciel's Crostata con Marmelata
The kitchen at the Chianti Life comes alive!
Fresh eggs laid daily! :)
Wonderful Sepi-Womb Medicine -massage
Enjoy tea or lunch over a beautiful stream under the oaks
Our exceptional Rheiki Master- Elizabeth
An afternoon egg!
Meet Oiseaux! One of the three gorgeous girls giving us fresh eggs every morning!:):)
Our August grapes
The beauty of our champagne grapes
Grapes ripening!
Seeding thoughts for fall
Fresh food at Cibo Vero!
A suprb bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva
Making Taralli
Baking the taralli
Taralli complete!
Sample breakfast menu-Italian morning
The Chianti Life is featured in California Wedding Day Magazine Fall/Winter 2012!!
Crew for magazine shoot working in lower meditation area
Bride on the footbridge
Dressing the bride
Wedding dresses lined up in the Master Suite
Down by the lower footbridge
Natural Beauty spread in CWD magazine-Fall/Winter 2012
Bride by the next location of our Tipi for Spring 2013!
Into our Woods
At our Gates
Our Melanzane
Making Ricotta
Whey separated-We wrap the ricotta
Roling out the rustica pasry
The pastry rests
Our Ricotta goes into the organic baby spinach
Filling the Rustica pasta
Closing our 'Rustica con Spinaci'
Our 'Rustica con Spinaci' complete!
Huge heart boulder beneath the master bedroom in our spring-fed stream
Winter rains bring torrents of water to our stream
Winter rains bring clear, clean water rushing over the boulders
Fastening last minute wedding dress hooks
Our beautiful bride, Tamara before the dress!
Tamara and her Maid of Honor
Tamara the day of her wedding-breakfast on the terrace
Restful sleeping with beautiful linens, windows to the woods, French doors to private breakfast area
Try our gourmet dinners and our exceptional wines!
The Chianti Life Rose garden-2012-Chicago Peace
Our beautiful David Austin Roses-2012 :)
Our 2012 Spring Roses! :)
'Blue'
Beautiful Doug & Diana
Lovely Mark & Ute from Switzerland!
Ute and Mark...arrive from Switzerland
Gordon and Eliza birthday breakfast-morning after
Beautiful Eliza...Birthday Boy celebration!
Beautiful Shari!
Full Blue Moon rising over the trees in August
Lovely Penny & Liz!
Wild Poached Salmon  on the bridge under the stars
A wonderful week with our guests from Paris...
Beautiful Yumi and Woonghee celebrate their wedding night!
Woonghee & Yumi- Breakfast on wedding morning
Our lovely bride Yumi
Helen holds our lovely 'mama!'
Magic rocks from Iceland from our guests
Rooting basil
Our special gift -Handmade rock from our beautiful bride Tamara!
A happy, beautiful guest, Joelle
A first morning light bursts through the trees over the meditation areas
First rains come and the waterfalls start running again at the Chianti Life B&B
Clear water running at the B&B....
Magical Liz & Nic!
Two beautiful lovers at our B&B
Our lovely UK romance!
Winter mushrooms begin to flourish along the spring-fed creek at the B&B
Like little ears listening for the water, our golden winer mushrooms tuck along the creek edge:)
Maisha Magazine comes to the Chianti Life from Japan!
Pg 2-Aricle on our Retreat/B&B in Japan's Maisha Mag
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Topanga, California

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Excellent - based on 42 reviews
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Hopfi54
Neustadt, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Dreamlike days and meditaranian delights in Topanga”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Ciel is a wonderful and extremely engaged host and a celebrity chef, an artist of good taste, of friendliness and of music! Ciel´s b&b is definitely charming, it is a naturally hidden place in a little private canyon.We found french an italian impressions in the interior and in Ciels excellent cuisine. She makes you feel like a very special guest, you get exclusive accommodation, an unforgetable breakfast and if you like a unique diner of your choice. Everything is done perfectly, the atmosphere under trees on a bridge as a whole and every detail of the table. We did not leave the place for the entire first day. The time was pure relaxation and pleasure. We had a great time with Ciel, who is a generous and an admirable person and artist. We can recommend the place to anybody who appreciates this special offer and we hope to enjoy it again one day.

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Liked best: The perfect design, cooking and privacy (best for couples!)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 8, 2013
Dearest George & Beate,
What an exceptional treat it was for me to have you here at the Chianti Life....and all the way from Nuremberg, Germany! What a fabulous time I had hosting you two! Thank you for inviting me to sit with you at dinner...and enjoy a bit of the story of your lives and that of your children....such a pleasure....such a gift. I hope to see you back here again one day and I definitely plan on visiting you in Nuremberg soon!
All the very best wishes to you both and best of luck on your son's film career!! Ciel:)
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Costa mesa
Reviewed May 28, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 28, 2013
Thank you, thank you dearest Mia and Forrest!! What a gift to have you here! I am so beyond happy that you enjoyed your stay so much and I am thrilled that you will be celebrating your anniversary in August here!! More fun, more laughter, more hugs, more life stories! Thank you for blessing this land at the Chianti Life Retreat.
Ciel:)
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Philippines
Reviewed May 23, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
May 23, 2013
Thank you lovely Lori for these beautiful words!! It was such a grace to have you and your beautiful Mom here at the Chianti Life Retreat/B&B...like a warm embrace of spirit. Thank you for being impeccable, respectful, loving, amazing guests. You are another blessing to my life and to this land and we miss you here!! I can't wait until your return...i(n just a week or so now:)...with your twin sis!
Many hugs! Ciel :)
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Orange County
Reviewed May 13, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Management Response
May 13, 2013
Thank you Rhonda and Dave! Finally I have a chance to respond to this exceptional, fabulous review! Thank you so much for your thoughts, for your presence on my land...for sharing your lives and your loving hearts....for blessing my life. Thank you, thank you. You two are 'gems!'
I can't wait to show you Italy next Spring! Best blessings always, Ciel :)
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Glastonbury CT
Reviewed May 6, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 6, 2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you.... magical Scott! You were a wonderful guest and a blessing to this land...and I, too, can't wait for your return visit! Ciel:)
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Los Angeles
Reviewed May 4, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 4, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Chianti Life bnb for your wedding night Allyson! We loved having you!! I wish you many, many years of blissful joy with Robb.
Hope to see you back here one day! Ciel:)
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Redlands
Reviewed April 26, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 26, 2013
Thank you "CA MOM!!" Missing you and Connie here at the Retreat. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay as much as I enjoyed having you. It was a very special couple of days for me as well. Sending a big hug!! Ciel :)
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