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!
A couple of weeks ago, Patrick and I celebrated our eighth Anniversary together with a weekend getaway to the beautiful Sonoma Valley. Do you guys remember this post from our last Sonoma Valley trip for Valentine’s Day earlier this year?! Sonoma Valley holds a special place in Patrick and I’s heart. We have been visiting with family for years and we just got engaged at a winery up there! So many of you guys have reached out saying how helpful these Itinerary’s are for planning special getaway’s to wine country, so I am excited to share all the fun things we did on our recent trip! If you decide to use this itinerary (or any part of it) for a romantic getaway or girls weekend, send me an email or DM with a photo from one of the the locations and i’ll make sure to share it on my Instagram Stories!
Today marks Patrick and I’s 8 Year Anniversary. EIGHT YEARS!! I can’t even begin to grasp how long that truly is, but I honestly can’t remember what life was before Patrick walked into my life. Divine timing brought us together at the exact moment we needed each other most, and for the last 8 years I have fallen more and more in love with him every single day. It is true that when you know, you know. I’ve known for a great deal of time that Patrick is my person. It is clear in the way we treat each other, the way we stand beside each other and the way we root each other on in everything we do. Our relationship allows us to be fearlessly ambitious, while keeping things in perspective. As long as we have each other, we can get through and tackle just about anything that comes our way. How incredibly comforting is that? Patrick is my greatest blessing in life and I feel so fortunate to have been able to spend the last 8 years of my life with him and look forward to a million more.