WEEKENDS OF WINE AND WHIMSY

It’s my very first Neutral Ground blog post and with summer on the horizon, talking about weekend getaways felt a great starting point. One of my new favorite pastimes since moving to the bay area is whiling away weekends in wine country, and this past weekend marked the kickoff.

 

As a recovering NY-er now settled in Oakland, it never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to escape the city. In a matter of clicking your heels, or an hour give or take, you can find yourself squarely planted at a northern California winery.  The fresh air, the heat, the wine- I’m here for all of it!

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So we took a mini break this weekend and headed up to Napa for the day. The towns of Yountville and St. Helena were our on the agenda and we had a little bit of fun snapping pics while we were there. Funny enough, wine didn’t make it into any of our pics. Go figure!

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 Photos taken at  Mini Model Bakery  in Yountville where the iced coffee and homemade English muffins are a must. My sleeveless dress, leather belt and  Charles Jourdan slides  were too!

Photos taken at Mini Model Bakery in Yountville where the iced coffee and homemade English muffins are a must. My sleeveless dress, leather belt and Charles Jourdan slides were too!


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 In the Yountville "town square" we came across this sculptural piece. The  ivory charmeuse slip dress , flamenco scarf and Marni shoes seemed appropriate! 

In the Yountville "town square" we came across this sculptural piece. The ivory charmeuse slip dress, flamenco scarf and Marni shoes seemed appropriate! 


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 Time for more lightweight  satin  with layers. Here I opted for a  belly dancing skirt  worn as both a skirt and shawl. Even with show stopping pieces, you can have versatility!

Time for more lightweight satin with layers. Here I opted for a belly dancing skirt worn as both a skirt and shawl. Even with show stopping pieces, you can have versatility!


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 These last shots were taken at  Hall , one of my favorite wineries in St. Helena. The tall guy on the left gets all the photo credit:)))) #photoshootover #thanksforbeingagoodsport

These last shots were taken at Hall, one of my favorite wineries in St. Helena. The tall guy on the left gets all the photo credit:)))) #photoshootover #thanksforbeingagoodsport


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XO- Alysha