Sonoma – Part 2 (Matanzas Creek Winery)





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)





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)

Morning Espresso on Instagram

Happy Friday, everyone!  Here are a few recent photos from my Instagram.

I’m off to a weekend getaway (this time my company is sponsoring) in wine country!  We are headed to Sonoma and will be staying two nights.  I am super excited for our wine cave dinner…I heard it will be amazing and there will be plenty of great vino.   I hope to capture some photos for the blog from the weekend, but to see my latest ones, you can follow me here.  Have a fab weekend! xoxo

Em’s Style Bar on Instagram


During J.Crew’s sale a few weeks back, I bought this gorgeous blue scarf.  It’s hard to see the details on the scarf, but there’s a pretty black and coral pattern on it.  I wore it last week and have received so many compliments.  Le sigh…I could definitely buy J.Crew’s entire scarf collection.

The third photo is one I took of a beautiful archway in Sonoma at Benziger Winery.  Romantic, isn’t it?

Scarf: J.Crew (also loving this one) / Pants: J.Crew Minnie (on sale!) / Shirt: J.Crew (love these) / Coat: Old, from Asia