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I’ve never been one to wear a lot of pink, but I just can’t get enough of the beautiful blush pink these days.  It’s almost a neutral (similar to a camel color), if you ask me, but with just the right bright pop.  I love seeing it in outerwear as a statement coat — goes with all your dark denim, navy, black, gray…and that striped shirt!

The Carneros Inn – FARM

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It’s Thursday…which means #tbt… to a recent luxurious meal in wine country.  If you’ve never been to FARM restaurant at The Carneros Inn, I highly recommend it.  I saved the dinner bill for this meal so that I could remember the delicious glass of red wine I had with my meal.  It was that good.  The evening started early (a la 5 pm since we had baby in tow) with some cocktails at the outdoor lounge area.  With a relaxed atmosphere, comfy sofas, and inviting fireplaces, life couldn’t get any better.

For dinner we sat in the patio area continuing to enjoy the warm Napa evening.  We ate the full 3 course menu, starting with salads to whet the appetite, then I had the filet mignon while hubby opted for the lamb.  Both were superb.  We ended the meal with some ice cream (it was still quite hot out at 7 pm) and cappuccinos.  All in all, a great experience and we look forward to going back!

Dress – Adelyn Rae (sold out, love this black one)

Fall Essential Accessories

Fall Essential Accessories

 

I’m sharing some fall essential accessories today!  A cozy cape sweater and walkable ankle booties are perfect to go pick some pumpkins this weekend.  Planning to go out on the town?  Grab that chic motorcycle jacket and a pair of pointy toe ankle booties.  Now, you’re all set for all your fall activities!

Adam Lippes for Target

There are just so many great collaborations happening at Target this month.  On September 27, Adam Lippes debuted a collection of great plaid pieces at Target.  Great black, white, and neutral pieces to add to your fall closet.

Some favorites:

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Check out the entire collection (including housewares), here!

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you’re having a great week!

Sonoma – Part 2 (Matanzas Creek Winery)

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I’m still sifting through our photos from our Sonoma trip during Labor Day weekend.  We visited Matanzas Creek Winery in Santa Rosa on our first day and fell in love with their white varietals.  We had some of the best white wines on the trip from Matanzas Creek Winery.  There was the crisp Sauvignon Blanc bursting with nectarine, grapefruit and guava, and the bright Chardonnay filled with aromas of candied fruit and flowers.  So good.

This was also a beautiful winery.  I took the opportunity to roam and dance within the lavender garden and had such a great time.  I could have stayed out in the gardens all day if the temps weren’t in the upper 90s.  We decided to eat our lunch in their patio area which turned out to be very quaint.

Needless to say, we went home with several bottles of wine and as I’m sitting here writing this, can’t wait to have some friends over to drink this wine!

Dress – Chicwish / Sandals – J.Crew (old, similar here)

Sonoma – Part 1 (Gunlach Bundschu)

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Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a long, relaxing weekend.  We did our second road trip this summer up to wine country where we stayed mostly in Sonoma.  It was a fabulous weekend of wine tasting, lazy afternoons by the pool, and early dinners at some of the best restaurants in the area.

These photos were taken during our second day, wine tasting at Gundlach Bundschu.  It’s one of my favorite wineries — I love their Gewurztraminer — and our little family of three had a fun picnic on the winery grounds.  It was a sweltering day (all weekend we were in the 90s) so I kept cool all day in my off-the-shoulder dress from Chicwish.

More wine and good food from Sonoma coming up later this week!  How was your long weekend?

Dress – Chicwish / Sunglasses – Karen Walker / Sandals – J.Crew (old, similar here)

Baby-Q

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A little over a week ago, I co-hosted a baby shower for my wonderful college friend, Susan, who is having a baby girl.  It was held in her gorgeous and lush backyard and as you can see, the theme was “Baby-Q”.  Susan loves farm animals so we tried to incorporate animals into the decor (how cute are those goody-bags?) .  The expecting couple also love to travel so we had a framed picture of the Eiffel Tower (in pink of course) and asked all the guests to sign the ‘guestbook’.  It makes for a perfect addition to the baby girl’s nursery.  All in all, a sweet and fun afternoon celebrating Susan, her husband, and the arrival of their baby.

I recently discovered a Parisian-inspired line called Maison Jules (exclusively sold at Macy’s) and just love the entire collection, especially the dresses.  They recently had a big summer sale and I scooped up several of the dresses including the pink gingham maxi dress above.  I love it when I discover a new brand and fall in love with everything.  Fall items are in stock now so away we go shopping!

Dress – Maison Jules (pink version sold out, black version here)