It was my first long weekend in Sonoma and I was thoroughly charmed...if you're looking for lovely weather, beautiful vistas, historic sites, fantastic food and quality wines, I highly recommend paying a visit to this part of the Northern California wine country.
El Pueblo Inn
Gaige House Gaige House
The Jack London Lodge
Glen Ellen Star
the girl & the fig
El Molino Central
Jack London Park
Figone’s Olive Oil
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Bedrock Wine Co.
Photo credit: Alanna Hale for Scribe Winery
A year ago today, I left North Carolina, a place I’d called home for 8 years and moved to San Francisco.
I was freaked out, even though I’d lived here for years when I was teenager dancing with the SF Ballet and had traveled back on so many occasions to spend time with my niece and nephew…
Looking back, my anxiety was warranted because no matter what the circumstances, uprooting and moving is hard as hell. I was shell-shocked the first few months. Most days, I just had to put one foot in front of the other in a haze of groundlessness, feeling extremely isolated in this bustling city.
Letting go of old ways of life and floundering to build a new scene was difficult. I found comfort in nature; hiking along coastal trails to amazing places like Sutro Baths grounded me. My heart knew moving was the right decision, and while my head was slow to catch up, routines began to take hold and new activities made way for burgeoning friendships.
Despite the emotional turmoil, I can’t believe what an amazingly wonderful year it’s been - way beyond my expectations. I’m grateful to a variety of lovely individuals and organizations that have supported me in minor and major ways over the last 365 days. Check out today's Instagram post for details...
Last week's Ambassador giveaway was a blast! It was so great to connect with a new, diverse group of ethical fashion lovers...and the winners are:
Thanks to all that entered, we look forward to getting to know you better!
Fog free days, extraordinary restaurants new and old, my favorite band (Future Islands) and niche wineries? Yes, please! I'm jaunting to the wine country this morning and couldn't be happier about it...stay tuned for a recap next week - happy Friday friends!
Photo credit and a photographer I'm now obsessed with: Alanna Hale for Scribe Winery