It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! By this time you guys know that Hammitt is one of my favorite brands for high-quality and unique handbags any day of the year. They are especially magical for the holidays and, from experience, make the best gifts! To kick off December holiday shopping I wanted to share my top picks for gifting this season! The Montana Medium (the one I’m wearing in this post) is perfect for every day wear because it goes with literally everything and is such a great size. It is also extremely versatile since you can wear it on the 2-toned side or the tan-only side. Like getting 2 totally unique bags in 1! Below are a few of my favorite styles from their New Collection that are on my wish list and make great gifts to the special women in your life!
The Farmhouse Inn is quickly becoming my home away from home. My sanctuary. Where I go to feel calm and rejuvenated. You won’t truly understand the magnitude of its beauty until you see it and experience it for yourself.
The Farmhouse Inn is located in the heart of Sonoma, California. Nestled in the scenic rolling hills of wine country, just South of Healdsburg and a quick 30 minute drive to Napa Valley. It has all of the luxurious details of a 5 Star Resort, with the charming qualities of a bed and breakfast. It is the perfect getaway from San Francisco. The location is such a dream and even though you are close to major destinations, you feel so secluded! There are only 25 suites on-site, so it feels very intimate and remote. I have said it a million times and I will say it a million times more, but nothing in the world can beat wine country in the Fall. The rolling hills of vineyards turn vibrant yellow and deep red, the weather could not be more perfect and the air has the most relaxing aroma from harvest season.
There is something about Fall that makes me want to cozy up inside with a warm blanket and clear my schedule of all responsibilities. Anyone else? November and December are going to be insanely busy for me, so I took some much needed me-time and escaped to my favorite resort for a bit of calm before the storm. It is so important to allow yourself to recharge and enjoy the “now”, especially when going into the busy holiday season!! Sipping on wine, enjoying a good book/listening to podcasts and relaxing for an entire weekend made me feel like an entirely new person. I, of course, brought a couple bottles of my favorite Fall wine, Chloe Wine Collection Pinot Grigio for the relaxing weekend getaway. The Pinot Grigio is bursting with flavors of juicy white peach, soft melon, crisp apple and floral honeysuckle with a subtle undertone of Meyer lemon that I especially enjoy in the Fall. Before putting up my out-of-office email, I got together with my friend and well-known San Francisco photographer, Engel Ching, to create a little Fall inspiration for those who may want to take a personal vacation or couples trip before the holidays! All you need is Chloe Wine Pinot Grigio, some sweet treats and a nights stay at a cozy resort to feel your best going into the busy season!! This Fall inspiration also works for holiday entertaining!
Let’s be honest here, I have a little obsession with jewelry and my new life motto might actually be: lab-grown diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Lab-grown diamonds share the same physical, optical and chemical properties as natural diamonds, but are a much more affordable option for the lighter moments in life. Lightbox believes in transparent pricing, and at just $800 per carat, they are perfect for the joyful moments in everyday life.
Hey guys!! Who knew wedding planning was so time consuming?! Okay, I guess everyone knows it is time consuming.. haha! Anyways, Patrick and I aren’t getting married until 2020, but we are trying to get a head start on planning since we are both always so busy with work and travel! I honestly don’t know what I would do if it weren’t for my girlfriends who listen to me go back-and-forth between venue choices and color schemes. All the wedding talk has got me thinking about how important our girlfriends are in the wedding planning process, and how they should totally be recognized for that!