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Wrapped in cashmere with Cactus + Olives

What’s versatile, luxurious and soft all over? This AMAZING cashmere wrap from a local, Napa online boutique called Cactus + Olives! I’m a big sucker for anything cashmere (if you don’t own cashmere sweatpants yet, you’re missing out!!), and this wrap combines my two…

October 4, 2017
Napa

The Napa Valley Wine Train-yay or nay?

The Napa Wine Train… A Napa commodity that chugs by the highway, stops me at railroad crossings at times, and is a huge tourist attraction. But what is the Wine Train all about? And how do I feel about it from a local’s perspective?…

August 26, 2017
Napa dining at home
lifestyle Napa

Napa dining al fresco at home

What’s the best part about living in Napa? Apart from the many questions we get about our three dogs (Do you have a saddle for Finnegan? Will Sampson’s ear ever go up? Is Frank the boss?), the most frequently asked question Joe and I…

August 9, 2017
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A day shopping at the Napa outlets

Outlets anyone? I’ve always been a HUGE fan of outlets, and having one in Napa is verrrry dangerous for my poor bank account. BUT starting today at the Napa Premium Outlets, you can save money and shop for a good cause all at once!…

April 10, 2017
lifestyle

A morning walk in the vineyards

Spring has sprung! It has FINALLY stopped raining here in the Napa, and the valley has never been greener. One of my favorite things about living here is being surrounded by vineyards, and we take full advantage. Almost every morning (time and weather permitting)…

April 7, 2017
lifestyle

Making Lemon Drops out of lemons

When life gives you lemons…make lemon drops! Since my full time, grown-up job is working for Chopin Imports (a Polish, gluten-free, potato based vodka), I get asked quite often what my favorite cocktail is and if I have any cocktail recipes to share. While…

March 11, 2017
fashion Napa

Napa Local Edition: Holiday wear straight from Napa Valley

BOHO LIFESTYLE shirt ($42): shop here, vest ($48): in store, jeans: in store or shop similar here and here, and necklace: in store or find others here It’s officially holiday season! And we’re all in a full court press shopping mode. While I love heading into…

November 20, 2016
fashion

AUTUMN PINKS: pops of turquoise on a dusty rose dress

FOR LOVE & LEMONS dress: shop here // VALENTINO rockstuds: shop here, here and here // CHANEL purse: shop here, here, and here // BULLETS and BANGLES ring: shop here // BARE MINERALS lip gloss in ‘Smoother Talker’: shop here PINK PINK and more PINK…

November 11, 2016
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the STRAW HAT: an all blue look for fall

BRIXTON straw hat ($24!): shop here, JANESSA LEONE version (40% off) here, and REISS version here // VINCE coat (52% off): shop here, here and here // J BRAND jeans: shop here and here // VANS shoes: shop here Because my hat wall is quickly becoming more and more…

September 21, 2016
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