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California Part 1-San Francisco

Sorry for the delay, but things have been in full force here since Jon has returned home... and blogging seems to always fall at the bottom of the list.  We've been back from California for over a week, and I haven't even shared a thing with you guys!  So here's Part 1 of our journey to California...

In order to get to Napa, we had to fly into either Oakland or San Francisco.  We chose San Francisco and decided to spend a night there before heading up to Napa.

We had dinner at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana right on San Francisco bay, and it was delicious.

We stayed in the Embarcadero area of San Fran near the Ferry building and Financial District.

Our hotel, the Harbor Court Hotel, was right on the water and had a great view of the Bay Bridge.

Here's a shot of the hotel lobby.  The hotel offered complimentary wine and sangria from 5-6pm and cookies and ice cream from 9:30-10:30.  Needless to say, I was a happy girl.  The Harbor Court Hotel is a Kimpton Hotel, so everythin…

Riley Bug and Packing

Today marks a year since I found our sweet little Riley roaming a parking lot in Enid, Oklahoma.  While it might not have been the best time to bring home another dog (a week before we were set to move across the country), it was a blessing in disguise.  I'm so happy that no one ever called to claim her because she has brought so much joy into our little family.  Happy adopt-a-versary Riley :)

In other news, I'm trying to pack for our San Fran/Napa trip.  I'm notorious for being an overpacker.  I'd much rather have options and be over prepared than pack a carry on and end up not having everything I need.  And while I've gotten a little better over the years, it's still a struggle.  I see a bagging fee in my near future.

As you can see, the weather is going to be oh so pleasant!  Lows in the 50's?!  I can't remember when it was that cold down here in Florida.  It will be perfect "fire pit at night" weather.  And I'm so excited to get to wea…

The Carneros Inn

When Jon and I were thinking about where we wanted to go for our belated second anniversary trip, we initially thought of somewhere tropical.  We honeymooned in St. Thomas and absolutely love any place with a beautiful beach.  However, after several people recommended Napa, I decided to do a little research and see what it had to offer.  I wasn't too keen on the idea at first, but then I found The Carneros Inn.  Right away, I could tell is was a picturesque place perfect for relaxation.  And while Jon and I do love the beach, we also live right next to one so trying something new sounded like a good idea.

The Carneros Inn is made of up of little cottages placed right next to a vineyard and breathtaking views.

We'll be staying in one of the Harvest Cottages, which features its own private patio complete with a firepit (for roasting s'mores!) and an outdoor tub.  What could be more relaxing?

There are a couple of restaurants on the property including FARM and Boon Fly Cafe…

Five Things

{The Carneros Inn} A week from tomorrow, Jon and I will be heading here to relax!  Can't.  Wait.
{October in the Big Apple} I'm going back here with a couple of my girlfriends to experience fall in my favorite city!
{Living room designed by Sarah Richardson} Her classy style strikes again.  And this time with a color VERY similar to my mom's bathroom.
{Watercolor wedding invitation suite} Sadly, I don't know who created this ensemble.  But it's gorgeous nonetheless.
{"Rush" by Liz Longley} I just discovered this talent, and she is amazing.