All in California Adventure
Scribe Winery might just be the most Instagrammed winery in Sonoma--and for a good reason. The aesthetic is a perfect mix of California cool and vintage. The $60/person tasting comes with a seasonal multi-course lunch of locally or on-site grown produce and ethically-raised meat. The views are stunning. Even the bathroom is the perfect chippy shade of Millennial Pink.
Wine Country day trips are the perfect antidote to San Francisco's gloomy, grey summer. I'm quickly becoming a regular at the pool at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. I short road trips and the freedom and summer vibes that come with them. If you're heading up to Sonoma, I highly recommend stopping in Healdsburg.
One of my favorite places in The Bay is the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. The first Sunday of the month, at the crack of dawn, this former U.S. Navy runway transforms into one of the best, and biggest, flea markets in the country.
With everything that's been going on in the world, I've been severely lacking inspiration. I feel like I'm juggling more than usual, and that my thoughts are fighting with each other for space and attention. I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed by The City, and looking for a mini escape.
Recently, I was invited to a brunch at Hopscotch in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood. Even though Oakland is super close to SF, I hardly ever make it over to the East Bay. It just seems so far, but it's constantly on my list of places I'd love to explore more.
The past couple of weeks have finally brought spring to the Bay Area. I spent last weekend in Sonoma to celebrate a friend's birthday, and loved exploring Guerneville. We stayed at an Airbnb with vineyard views and a hot tub. It's walking distance to downtown Gureneville, Johnson's Beach, a bunch of tasting rooms and restaurants, and some cute tiny stores.
I love going on long drives, just as long as it doesn't mean long stretches of sitting in traffic. I'm heading to sunny San Diego for Thanksgiving, and I'm driving! Fingers crossed traffic won't be bad and everything with the rental car works out. I've been making this long, sometimes arduous drive since I moved here almost 10 years ago, and it really never goes fast. It does help to have a couple of essential on hand.
I'm so excited for the weekend! I know it's only Monday, but I'm taking a short week (and an extra long holiday weekend) to fly down to San Diego and hang out with my family and get some sun. Fogust has been a killer this year, and I can't wait to sit in the sunshine and swim.