Wanderlust Wednesday-Wine Country

I recently got back from San Francisco and totally forgot how amazing and beautiful Northern California was. I love Southern California but there is something special about Northern California.

The air is crisper, the mountains, the ocean, the views just all of it is so lovely. When I drove from Seattle down to Los Angeles I initially just took interstate 5 but really wanted to take the 101 on the final leg of my drive. I drove into Vaccaville just about 1 hour outside of San Francisco. The next morning I was up and on the road by 6:30am and got to watch the sun rise across the valley and it was truly breathtaking. I had honestly forgot how much I LOVE Northern California. It really reminds me a lot of the Pacific Northwest, with the beautiful farm lands, mountains the water, everything.

The whole drive down the 101 was incredible and I am glad I didn’t stay on the 5 because it was really boring.

So, back on track, last weekend I met my good friend in San Francisco, he came from Seattle and I came from L.A. and it was the best time. I really wished I had more time spend in SF, we only really had one full day, but I will write more about SF later. We drove over to Sausalito and I got to thinking how nice and relaxing it would be to make my way to Napa or Sonoma wine country for a weekend. I have never been, which for a wine lover like myself seems ridiculous 🙂 .

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So I kind of thought about what I would do if I had the opportunity to spend a relaxing weekend in Napa or Sonoma.

1. Start of booking a room a luxury resort, because if I am going to go I am going to go big right?!

2. Book a spa day, preferably something where I got a massage, and maybe a pool overlooking the gorgeous valley? again, it’s dreaming big.

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3. enjoy a glass of wine outside at sunset by a fire, preferably joined by a handsome man for deep conversation and some laughs 🙂

4. Wake up in my cozy plush bed and hit the town taking in all there is to take in in Napa. Hit some lovely wineries really getting the full experience.

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5. Finish my weekend off with some new friends, relaxed mind and body and maybe a case or two or three…..ten of wine.

I also got to thinking of a look for my wine tasting experience. I anticipate walking a bit when I am at the wineries so I wanted to be comfortable but still classy and ready the sunshine.

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When creating a look for my Wine Country rendezvous I wanted to keep it really classic, I love a white button down shirt and this top is a fun take on a classic white button down. It’s loose, light and romantic. I added an adorable striped skirt. I ADORE this skirt and it honestly would look great with anything, a denim button down, a lace top, basic tee, or even add a blazer and a pair of pumps for work. I love these DVF  wedges but I also would add a pair of sandles or flats to my tote bag in case my feet really started to ache. Segway into the tote bag, when doing something like a wine tour or farmers market I like something fairly big like this tote bag, something I can just sling onto my shoulder but I can stash things in it too like an extra pair of shoes, my Kate Somerville sunscreen and a bottle or 4 of wine. just kidding. 🙂

Add a pair of big sunnies and pop of color on your nails, some statement bracelets are you got yourself a cool and casual wine tasting look.

I also had another look I used I think last year or the year before for a memorial day wine tasting and it is also a nice feminine look for a day or tasting.

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What’s your favorite look for a wine tasting?

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