October 10, 2014


oh friday, you are a welcome sight!! finally getting around to posting some pics from our trip out west which you may have seen on my ig. we had a family wedding in sonoma and took a really quick (too quick but what can you do?!) trip out to enjoy 48 hours to ourselves. long way to go for a date eh? the arson in chicago caused us to have to fly over CANADA which is ridiculous if you look at a map and made for a much longer trip. but i tried to think of it as more time to binge on rhonj. (i'm back to being fully addicted and dvring it all over again - a lot changed in the 4 years since i last watched!!)

so anyway, we really splurged and stayed at a gorgeous place called hotel les mars in the town of healdsburg. we fell in love with healdsburg (which i apparently had been to before on a trip with my parents but had zero recollection), such a cute spot.

i had the most delicious eggs benedict delivered to the room that i ate in my pjs and then promptly jumped back in bed. this was seriously one of the most luxurious things i've done in a long time (i probably need to get out more!)

i also decided i am meant to live in california y'all. it's fantastic. there was a major heat wave going on so it was like 95-105 during the day but there is no humidity. it's such a difference! you're not dripping and sweltering. i loved it. and at night it cooled off into the 50s. amazing!

next to our hotel was a place called the shed that was the coolest mix of modern meets rustic meets farm. and as i was taking a picture, this old truck drove by which was pretty awesome timing!

healdsburg also has a great farmers market that was so lively with a band playing and tons of fresh food and flowers. another thing i love about CA - everything is so fresh!

one vendor was selling these ceramic mugs and jars which were just beautiful.

the general store was also adorable and i wish i had taken more pics, especially of their fabulous looking gelato! they of course had old fashioned penny candy and the display was perfection.

we had a rehearsal dinner and the wedding for the two nights we were there but we did manage to make it to one vineyard - dry creek vineyard - which was really pretty.

the wedding itself was about 30 minutes north in a small town called hopland at a winery. it was a very pretty spot!

the wedding was in a barn and it had the perfect natural-rustic-chic california feel.

the outside dance pad and lounge spot!

we even got a pretty early moonrise.

i did another rent the runway dress and this time it all went smoothly. this really was the perfect wine country wedding guest dress.

so all in all it was a nice time away, albeit short, and i hope we get to go back some day and spend a little more time! a big shout out and thank you to my parents who are the best babysitters around. have a great weekend!!

1 comment:

Jess said...

Love the pictures-thanks for sharing! Love you in your dress too.

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