Since we rented a small house, we actually did quite a bit of cooking at home during this trip. We were there over New Years and my husband and I both hate going out to eat on New Years Eve – the service is usually rushed and impersonal, the menus are often pre-set or pre-fixe… Continue reading Eating in Sonoma, CA – Our top Two Favorites
We spent the first two days of our trip visiting the different AVAs in Sonoma. We didn’t even scratch the surface. A few things I learned about Sonoma County: First, it has 17 separate and individual AVAs within it and there are over 400 wineries alone. Most people immediately think “Napa” when they think of… Continue reading Sonoma Wine Tastings and a Celebrity Sighting!
We spent five days in Sonoma and rented a 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage on Chalk Hill Road near Healdsburg, CA as our home base to explore the region. I’ll detail our wine tastings (with an exciting celebrity sighting!) and eateries in a separate post but wanted to share some of the nature exploring we… Continue reading Scenic Beauty of Sonoma, CA – From Redwood Forests to the Coast
2016 has come and gone and I am glad that it’s over. Not a fantastic year as far as I’m concerned but Stephen and I did have some enjoyable trips this past year. Over the course of the year, we spent a week in Italy visiting Rome and the Amalfi Coast for a week in… Continue reading 2017 Travel Plans and Wishlist
We chose the Solage Resort and Spa in Calistoga as our hotel for our 3 night stay in Napa Valley. I booked the hotel through Virtuoso Travel and our stay came with a bottle of wine included, a $100 resort credit, full breakfast for 2 included everyday (including room service breakfast), a free mud treatment… Continue reading Solage Resort and Spa, Calistoga
During our 3 day weekend stay, we made reservations at three restaurants and I thoroughly enjoyed them all. I’ll do them in chronological order in this post because they were all wonderful though if pressed, I think I enjoyed our long, multi-course lunch at Auberge du Soleil the most. Solbar at Solage Resort We stayed… Continue reading Napa Valley Dining
Last weekend, I spent 3 nights in Napa Valley with a friend for a girls’ getaway (reviews of hotels and restaurants to come in later posts). From what I have read, there are around 400+ wineries in Napa Valley. The valley runs north/south and is about 2 hours north of San Francisco. Napa gets very… Continue reading Napa Valley Wineries