Meritage at The Claremont

Before Teresa’s wedding, we stayed at The Claremont hotel in Berkeley because it was close to the wedding venue. We ate there a lot because we had a big group (10 people!) and it was easy to make reservations there for breakfast and dinner. I got a little sick while we were there but did [...]

Redd Wood

Ken and I were celebrating our one-year anniversary at Napa over the 4th of July weekend and we found out my friend from college, Tuesday, was getting married there that weekend, too. Tuesday and her fiance (at the time) were talking to us (at another friend’s wedding) and told us that they were getting married [...]

Solbar Calistoga

We were very ambitious during our Napa trip and ended up visiting two wineries in the morning after our large breakfast at The Chanric Inn. For lunch, we made reservations at Solbar, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the Solage Hotel: It was getting hot that afternoon and we opted to sit inside in the shade instead [...]

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 [...]

Beaver Creek Trip: The Pines Lodge, Skiing Day 1

A few weekends ago, I was lucky enough to be invited on Ken’s office’s annual ski trip. They go to Colorado every year around the Super Bowl – some year’s they’ve gone to Vail but this year the trip was at Beaver Creek. Ken and I headed there a bit early so we could get [...]