Sipping Away The Winter Blues With Wine & Wags in Napa

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The snowfall had just increased from light flurries to a blinding downpour and the de-icing on the wings was beginning to wear as our plane taxied down a Logan Airport runway at dawn on Friday. 

(See bottom of post for how to get the look) Robbi & Nikki Peasant Dress / Hermes “H” belt from Second Time Around / Chinese Laundry Pointed Toe Flats from Marshall’s / Tiffany & Co Gold Key Necklace worn with diamond solitaire drop/ H&M Hoop Earrings / Louis Vuitton Speedy bag

Chris, Isabelle (cuddled up in her airline-approved carrier beneath the seat in front of me) and I were on one of the last flights to take off from Boston, barely escaping the snowstorm that shut down the city. When our wheels touched ground in San Francisco nearly seven hours later, we stepped off the airplane and into 60 degree weather. 

In yesterday’s post I shared my efforts to make the Bay Area feel like home, and in that spirit I’m actively taking advantage of all the unique locales the region has to offer; thus, Saturday we decided to embrace the warm temps in Napa, a one-hour drive away–I’m always shocked at how quick and easy it is to get there!

Chris and I enjoy tasting all the wonderful wine, and Isabelle, a city dog, loves running around the countryside. Not all vineyards are dog-friendly, but enough are that you can make a day of touring them. This weekend, in addition to Isabelle, we had Wendell, a one-year-old dachshund we were babysitting while his parents were in on vacation. Wendell’s mom is Cheney Beshara, the pet portraitist featured in this post.

Andretti Winery (owned by Mario Andretti, the Formula 1 racer) is my favorite place to take pups because they’re not just dog-friendly, they’re dog-crazy. They welcome pups with open arms and always have treats on hand!

 

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