For our third and final stop, we headed to the dreamy Carneros Inn!
When: April 2016
Where: Napa Valley, California
Stayed: The Carneros Inn
On the way down from Calistoga, we stopped at the Oakville Grocery for coffee, and it was the most beautiful market. It had everything and anything you could possibly want for a picnic, a lunch or a four-course dinner.
We then continued on to breakfast at The Fremont Diner. Such a fun and colorful vibe, with great objects being sold up front (incense, mexican blankets, postcards)… My pancakes were outrageously good, as were the eggs benny!
After breakfast, we continued on to Scribe, a laid back winery with views for days. I had discovered Scribe after seeing an event they did with Hartwood, and it had been on my list ever since. Such a perfect time! Afterwards, we checked out Sonoma’s town square – I recommend Sunflower Caffé, The Girl and the Fig and The Loop if you are there!
embroidered blouse via Gathered in St. Helena
As soon as we pulled into The Carneros Inn, we were greeted by the friendliest and warmest people – as well as wine and chocolate! Our ‘garden suite’ was incredibly perfect: two separate cottages, connected by a shared outdoor space. Naturally, the outdoor showers were my favorite amenity, and perfect for my new Kate Spade NY sleepwear. My mom and I had matching ‘goodnight’ robes, but she told me I was on my own with wearing a silk chemise. Ha!
We also loved the mountaintop pool and hot tub, and were the only crazy New Englanders swimming and lounging out this time of year.
The Boon Fly Cafe was another favorite. We had dinner there, as well as breakfast, and everything was SO delicious, from the fried chicken to the artichoke dip to the truffle fries to the donuts. My gosh, those donuts!
On our last full day in Napa, LEWT picked us up bright and early for another day of wine tasting. Neither my mom nor I had ever been in a Tesla before, so it was a really neat – and eco-friendly – way to tour the vineyards. I highly recommend!
Our first winery was The Hess Collection. The wine and cheese pairing was amazing, and we also loved wandering the galleries. So much contemporary art on display.
The second winery we visited was Artesa. This experience was delightful in every way, from the tour to the tasting. Annie showed us around, and we chatted over wine for hours. Truly loved it here!
We ended the day at Ma(i)sonry, a wine collective in Yountville. Snuggled up in blankets in the beautifully designed courtyard, we enjoyed our giant charcuterie platters as much as we did the wine!
Until next time, Napa!