Napa Weekend

On our final weekend on the West Coast (Best Coast), we went to Napa to celebrate our best friends’ joint 40th birthdays. It seems like there were a lot of California trips this summer (there were), but this one topped them all.  Just like we did 10 years prior for our friends’ wedding, we stayed at The Carneros Inn. Over the weekend, we had an incredible (INCREDIBLE) dinner at Ad Hoc, one of Thomas Keller’s restaurants, brunch at The Fremont Diner, and the party at The Barn at Cornerstone. Not only was it hog heaven food wise, but the weather, the company, and the experiences were all top notch. I already miss the ease of flying from Eugene to San Francisco, and all our West Coast friends….

 

White farm flowers.

White farm flowers.

The vineyard.

The vineyard.

Reunited with my Babers.

Reunited with my Babers.

The menu.

The menu.

Instead of a birthday cake, they opted for freshly made (in front of you) mini donuts. They were beyond. You could choose your topping and they melted in your mouth. I think I ate 20.

Instead of a birthday cake, they opted for freshly made (in front of you) mini donuts. They were beyond. You could choose your topping and they melted in your mouth. I think I ate 20.

Amy should be a party planner in her next life and bought all the vintage cans as vases on etsy and ebay.

Amy should be a party planner in her next life.  She bought all the vintage cans as vases on etsy and ebay.

Glamour Shot of me and Amers, the birthday girl.

Glamour Shot of me and Amers, the birthday girl.

Country chic.

Country chic.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Pool time.

Pool time.

No kids for the weekend meant lots of lounging with no where to go and nothing to do.

No kids for the weekend meant lots of lounging with nowhere to go and nothing to do.

 

Now we are in Deer Valley / Park City, Utah with the whole fam through next weekend for a wedding, celebrating the mountains and the end of the summer. Hope you are all savoring these last days of freedom!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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4 Comments

  1. Absolutely stunning location for a party! I was in Napa this time last year for my cousin’s wedding and I am having serious nostalgia looking at your pics. Looks like you guys had a great time! I will have to check out that vineyard next time I go!

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