Bi-Rite Creamery San Francisco

On Sunday, John, Erika and I drove back to San Francisco together. John spent the day with us because he had a red eye back to Chicago and I stayed with Erika an extra night before heading back to the east coast. When we got back to the city, we went to Bi Rite, a [...]

Oleander House Bed and Breakfast

During our trip to Napa, we stayed at Oleander House B&B. David and Laura stayed there during one of their visits to the area and recommended we stay there as well because it’s very central to everything we wanted to do while we were visiting. The bed and breakfast has four rooms on the second [...]

Bouchon

After a full day of wine tasting all over Napa, we settled in to dinner at Bouchon, a Thomas Keller restaurant that I love. There’s a Bouchon Bakery in New York that Ken and I go to all of the time, but their menu is limited compared to what this Bouchon offers. We started off [...]

Silver Oak Winery and Hill Family Estate

Our last two stops on our wine tour: Silver Oak and Hill Family Estate. Silver Oak focuses on cabernet sauvignon (my favorite type of wine!) and Angie set up a private tour for us. Since we had a private tour, they did some of the tour in their private room that features all of their [...]

French Blue

After two wineries, we took a break and drove to St. Helena for lunch at French Blue: The restaurant is known for their architecture and has won some awards for their design: We started with some shared morning buns: Delicious salad with bibb lettuce and fresh vegetables: And a beautiful, rustic halibut prepared with potatoes, [...]


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