• California,  Musings,  Wine

    Musings: Winter WINEland 2018

    Say you’ll be wine… It’s a little too early to say this was an early Valentine’s Day celebration, but I’m going with it — cause it works well for this post! Last year, we experienced the Lodi Wine & Chocolate weekend. This was the weekend prior to Valentine’s Day. This year, we celebrated a┬ámonth early and wandered through the Winter Wineland event, put on my Wine Road, which is in the Russian River Valley area. To be honest, I had nothing to do with planning this on our calendar. Our general house rule is if you add an event to our shared calendar (thanks, iPhone life) and there isn’t already…

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    Just Like Frozen…

    2 sisters and a castle… …just like Frozen. Except we’re Asian, there was NO snow, and it’s really a winery. So basically, just like Frozen. Every Princess needs a Castello (de Amarosa), right? Napa is known for many things, but mostly for their delicious vino. Did you know a perfect castle is nestled right outside of the Napa city limits? Once you get off the 80 and start your journey on the 12 to Napa, you only have to go about 35 miles to get yourself to a real, live castle. For every girl that grew up dreaming of becoming a Princess, thanks Disney, you can make it happen as…

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    Excursioning in Ensenada

    You get one day on land! So, you better make the BEST of it!  And Poppa Bear decided we were going to, damn it! He booked us an ATV and wine tasting adventure! We had to meet in a certain area of the ship by 9AM to leave for our excursion. All six of us were ready to go, sun blocked, and waivers signed. Miguel, our ATV tour guide lead us down to the bottom of the ship, to exit the boat. Of course, there were lines again, checking your Ship & Sail Card and then more awkward forced photos, which we skipped. You are forced to walk through a…

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    Rose & Thorn [25]

    Our house is now a home! Rose: Having all of our family and friends visit our home! Thorn: No time for resting, all weekend… My heart couldn’t be any happier, but I’m exhausted. Getting serious about marathon training, having a busy social calendar, and prepping for a housewarming has left me uninspired to write today…among a few other things. So, this will be short and sweet, also because I don’t have many pictures from this weekend… FRIDAY Full housewarming prep mode started right after I got my afternoon nap in, after work. J had to pick up L for the weekend, but once they got home we headed out to…

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    Rose & Thorn [20]

    The Wine Not? Rose: A weekend of girlfriend debauchery doused in vino!  Thorn: Migraine like situation and being bloated all weekend… My apologies…I just didn’t have it in me to write yesterday. In my heart I wanted too, but my body and mind just weren’t connecting yesterday. So, my 20th Rose & Thorn is being published today. I had such an amazing weekend, I had to share it, just to relive it…. I know you already know I was on a weekend getaway with my girls, but now I get to recap it real quick, pshh, I am never real quick when it comes to these posts!! It was a…

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    Weeknds Are for Wine!

    Age and wine are similar… Freeport Bakery // Champagne Cake The older you (it) gets, the better it becomes!  Although my birthday isn’t until the 5th, I started celebrating really early this year. I don’t think I’ve ever started celebrating in February. But, hey, what are you supposed to do when someone asks to celebrate with you…you GO?! Duh! This weekend was packed with the most insane amount of activities, but I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. There are a hundred more pictures on my iPhone, but here are the good ones from an amazing weekend of family, friends, and wine ­čÖé Friday Night Foundation // Pama Cucumber…