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How to plan a wine country getaway

How to plan the perfect Sonoma/Napa getaway? I'm sharing a few of my tips and tricks for planning a getaway AND booking luxury accommodations. Comment below the post if you have any special secrets for booking top rated getaways.  Sonoma and Napa Valley's have an abnormal amount of activities and things to do, eat, drink... Continue Reading →

Quarantine 15 and How to Beat It

What is quarantine 15 and what to do about it?   Quarantine 15 is a common weight gain issue caused by being in isolation during the Covid 19 pandemic. We've basically been locked up inside our houses from March to middle of June. That's 3 month of poor choices, depression, stress, uncertainty and mindlessness. What... Continue Reading →

Sonoma Wine Country Elopement

Why we chose an intimate elopement wedding Planning a wedding is no easy tasks. For me, it's about showcasing your values, passion and style for your guests. It must feel authentic and true to the couples' personalities.  Personal attention and intention. We wanted to make this special day about us and our closest friends and... Continue Reading →

Wine Country Inspired Date Ideas

Never Stop Dating... If you ask any person about a marriage advice, they'll most likely say "never stop dating your spouse". I agree. I think it's one of the ways to keep a sense of adventure and discovery, even after years of dating and marriage. One of the first things that my husband and I... Continue Reading →

Russian Pelmeni (Ravioli) Recipe

Nothing like quarantine boredom to bring out your old childhood recipes! I remember having pelmeni regularly for dinner. It was an easy and fast snack that can be dressed up with sour cream (how Russian), butter or even pesto. Pelmeni is basically a Russian version of world famous ravioli or dumplings. Typically filled with a... Continue Reading →

Culinary Experiences in Sonoma County

 Below is the list of 6 amazing food and wine pairing and culinary experiences provided by various Sonoma and Napa wineries. Most of the events on this list are hosted outside so hopefully another shut down of counties due to Covid won't effect availability. However, all of the experiences are by reservation only so make... Continue Reading →

Sutro Wine Sonoma County

I’m so excited to share my collaboration with Alice and Sutro Wine. Sutro is a women owned brand with a story to tell and is a great representation of Sonoma County lifestyle and authenticity. Alice is the brain and wine producer behind the brand Sutro Wine. Her family has owned the Wamecke Ranch and vineyard… Continue Reading →

The Perfect Getaway in Wine Country

Glam, Glitz and 5 star experiences all over Wine Country! From Michelin Star restaurants to top mark hotels to adorable, high quality boutique wineries, you will have a weekend to remember, traveling between Napa and Sonoma! Your perfect getaway to the Wine country must include some or all of the following: Wine Tasting: Mumm Napa... Continue Reading →

Wine Tasting at Pech Merle Winery

As the Stay in Place order is starting to lift around California, it's a good time to plan your time in Sonoma and see which wineries are at the top of the list. Personally, my first stop for wine tasting will be at Pech Merle Winery. Located in the small town of Geyserville, Pech Merle is... Continue Reading →

Smith Devereux Wines in Napa

What do you think when people talk about "Napa Wineries"? Fancy and upscale? A bit snobby? Expensive? It doesn't need to be. When I think about Napa, I think about Smith Devereux Wines. Two down to earth guys who make delicious wine, have fun with their guests and produce wine at great prices while still... Continue Reading →

Dog Friendly Wine Tasting in Sonoma

Sonoma has over 150 wineries open to the public all year long (well, not during Covid, of course) and most of the wineries are kid and dog friendly. It is, however, a good idea to make sure to check if wineries you're going to visit offer a comfortable amenities for you and the dogs. I... Continue Reading →

A Day in Petaluma Guide

Petaluma is a small Sonoma County city with its own AVA and amazing wine, upscale restaurants, breweries, good hotels, historic landmarks, and lots of nature to explore! It's located 37 miles north of San Francisco. Where to eat: Street Social is a new addition to Petaluma food scene (opened in January 2020), and is the... Continue Reading →

A Day in Healdsburg Guide

Healdsburg is one of the most "happening" places in Sonoma County and deserves it's own Guide post. Healdsburg, just like other Sonoma Wine County cities, consists mostly of wineries, restaurants and unique local shops. Even on an off day, the downtown is full of people. In Healdsburg, you will find over 30 tasting rooms, an... Continue Reading →

Best Sonoma Wineries for Picnics

Cline Cellars Cline Cellars is the most unpretentiuos and lovely winery with a chill vibe and friendly staff. Cline offers expansive picnic areas, a half dozen fountains and pools (no swimming, however one has carp to feed), plenty of beautiful flowers, trees, and cabanas (coming soon) to make for a peaceful day at the winery.... Continue Reading →

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