Two weeks ago today, I was on my way to Napa Valley with my lovely book club, Queens Chatter.  Well, we had an amazing time and each time I go to Napa I fall more in love with it.  There for only 3 days, but we packed it in and enjoyed every minute.  If you plan to go in the near future, here is a little rundown of places to eat, wine taste, let loose, and just plain have good times.

Where we ate...

Napa Valley has the best food ever!  There was not one meal we disliked.

harris ranch restaurant
mustards grill
redd wood
boon fly
auberge bistro
campo fina

Wine tasting...

mumm napa
brown estate
provenance vineyards
domaine carneros
sawyer cellars
chimney rock
1313 main 
williamson wine
bergamot alley

The last day we spent a half the day at Indian Springs Resort and Spa in Calistoga for some relaxation, and then ended our trip with a special night in Healdsburg.  We drank wine all night at Bergamot Alley (my fav spot) and at yummy pizza from Campo Fina.  You couldn't ask for a better ending to our trip.

Here are some photos...

tasting @ Mumm Napa

yummy burger @ Auberge Bistro

walking the grounds @ Brown Estate

wine and pairing @ Brown Estate

tasting room at Brown Estate from the cave

Jen and Jen enjoying our wine!

love this pic of Lauren with the sunflower

you know I had to taste some...so fresh

cheers in the parking lot of Mustards Grill


most amazing pork chop ever @ Mustards Grill


sticky bun of heaven!

Zahirah and Jennifer enjoying the swing

eggs benedict @ Boon Fly

tasting @ Swayer Cellars 

ladies tasting @ Maisonry

yummy pizza @ Redd Wood

a little Bastille Day fun @ Bouchon

lunch and cocktails @ Solage Resort

great memories @ Bergamot Alley

enjoying Healdsburg!

The End!

and I'm off and running...


  1. Really beautiful, thank you for sharing with us, I see and hear about Napa only in movies :).

  2. Lovely recap and beautiful pics! Looks like a fantastic time was had by all. Love Napa & LOVE Mustards Grill :)

  3. I'm ready to go back and...EAT!!! Great pics!!!

  4. Wish we could go back today!! Fun times and great pics.

  5. Zeke on the west coastJuly 26, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Wow what a good time you guys had,next time i am in Napa i will check out some of the joints,Peace and CHEERS

  6. I think I will save today's offerings...sounds like a yah, yah trip to me. I cannot wait to go to Brown Estate...and that pork chop looks like heaven.

  7. Ugh. Not sure why the comment linked to my super old blogspot account :) -ThisThatBeauty

    1. We stayed in Fairfield at the Homeward suites...not a fan! Don't stay there! I would recommend Avia hotel in downtown Napa, Meritage resort and spa, Best Western Napa(very cute and quaint) Pricier options...Carneros Inn, Bardessemo, or Auberge du Soliel. Renting a house is always great! Also, make sure you make reservations for the restos, so you will be sure to get a table. They book up fast!

  8. I'm going to hide in the trunk next time so that I can crash the party. Ya'll be having all of the fun.

  9. Such good food, wine and friend memories! Whatcha doing tomorrow? Let's go back! :)


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