This past weekend was my very first time in Napa and I’m already dying to plan another trip back! The few days leading up to the trip made it that much more special… It was a whirlwind (a very stressful one) to say the least! The cliff notes version: I got home from a month in Europe on Tuesday night, only had Wednesday to catch up on everything (I was supposed to shoot 6 projects and it was pouring rain all day), and then was supposed to fly out to San Francisco on Thursday morning. My flight was delayed over NINE HOURS and I spent all day Thursday at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, missing all of my meetings and plans in SF. Finally got to San Francisco around 9:30pm (17 hours after leaving my apartment in Chicago) and I was in a mood to say the least! We were heading up to Napa on Friday morning and naturally, the forecast was saying 100% chance of rain all day, every day while we were there. I couldn’t help but think, “I should have just stayed home!”
By the time we got to Napa, my mindset had totally shifted! Sure, it was a rainy drive with heavy traffic, but there’s just something about a road trip, good music, and girl talk to get you out of a mood, am I right? We had lunch, checked into our cozy bed & breakfast, and ventured out to start the afternoon of winery visits!
Our travel luck turned around as soon as we got to Chandon! The rain stopped, the clouds semi cleared, and we were left with the most beautiful (and moody!) fall weather… We were even able to sit outside while we polished off 3 bottles of wine. (Hey, there were 6 of us!) While Chandon does tend to be a little bit touristy, the grounds are so stunning. We couldn’t resist snapping some pictures in the vines! I’ll share more about our exact itinerary, where we ate, which wineries we visited, the late-night spots Hallie and I found, etc. Stay tuned!
I wore a classic plaid shirt with a quilted vest and topped it off with a giant blackwatch plaid blanket scarf. (Can you believe it’s only $22 at Old Navy?! I need it in every color!) I love the look of plaid on plaid… Such a fun play on prints! I went with grey jeans to switch it up a bit and black booties to play up the black in the scarf. Heeled booties probably weren’t the best choice for the rain and deciding to venture out into the (muddy) vines… Need to find some suede cleaner ASAP!
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