i don't know what it is, but i've had napa valley on the brain lately. when i lived in san francisco, we would venture out to napa every couple of months. only an hour outside of the city, napa was the perfect little getaway. whether you're a foodie, a wine connoisseur, art lover, or spa goer, there is something for everyone in napa. don't forget comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to do some major walking as you tour the most beautifully designed wineries. casual chic is the way to go when it comes to fashion attire - you want to look nice, but you also want to be comfortable. as soon as we can sneak away for a weekend sans kids, napa will be our first trip. though it has been awhile, here are some must-dos in napa (some i've actually done and some are on my wish list):
- tour - domaine chandon (owned by moët & chandon, who also own dom pérignon and louis vuitton) great tour of the property, and interesting history lesson about the company and sparkling wine (did you know that champage can only be called champagne if it comes specifically from that region of france?).
- picnic - v. sattui winery. the winery has a small market right off their wine tasting room where you can buy all the necessities - fruit, cheese, baguettes, and deli meats - for a great picnic. spread out your blanket or eat at the tables provided on the front lawn.
- stay - hotel yountville or auberge du soleil
- eat - french laundry (make sure to book your reservation months in advance of your stay)
- indulge - bouchon bakery (calling all macaron lovers)
i know we are smack dab in the middle of summer and most people have bodies of cool water on the brain. napa just sounds so relaxing to me right now. so, i hope you've enjoyed this little escape. have you ever been to napa or ever wanted to go? do you have anything similar to napa near you?
clothing: black hat / crossbody bag / sunglasses / knot bracelet / mj bracelet / madewell v-neck / skirt / superga
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