Tuesday, September 19, 2017

lavender fields in the fall

lavender fields in california, lavender fields in wine country, gingham dress, end of summer style
lavender fields in california, lavender fields in wine country, gingham dress, end of summer style
lavender fields in california, lavender fields in wine country, gingham dress, end of summer style
lavender fields in california, lavender fields in wine country, gingham dress, end of summer style
lavender fields in california, lavender fields in wine country, gingham dress, end of summer style
lavender fields in california, lavender fields in wine country, gingham dress, end of summer style
lavender fields in california, lavender fields in wine country, gingham dress, end of summer style
lavender fields in california, lavender fields in wine country, gingham dress, end of summer style
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Summer you were a sweet one. I will never not say Summer is my favorite month, I'm not sure how that will change in the future but for now it is. It captures all my favorite things — HOT weather, a time to splurge on three week vacations somewhere far away (preferably with an Aperol Spritz in hand), my birthday month, and impromptu trips to wine country to experience fields of lavender like those above.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

the pool at the sandman hotel


The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style
The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style
The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style
The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style
The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style
The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style
The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style
The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style
The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style
The Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa, wine country in California, what to wear in Wine country, transitional season style


Last month I celebrated my birthday month, we took Friday and Monday off of work and had a long, lovely weekend in wine country. It. Was. The. Best. Whether it's Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Napa, Sonoma or Calistoga it's all wine country to me- if it has wine and sunshine I'll take it! On this particular weekend, in celebration of moi's bday, we started off in Santa Rosa and checked into the new Sandman Hotel to begin our weekend adventure. The Sandman was cozy and newly remodeled with touches of Palm Springs sprinkled in, and the best part is they have a pool, and it's good, really good. The Pool House and Bar had a gorgeous layout with bar and food service, and we took advantage. During our stay, we lazed about one afternoon to enjoy the 90+ degree weather with a mini meal of veggies and hummus paired with wine cocktails. The Sandman doesn't yet have a liquor license, so they made the best with what they had and mixed up some interesting and very flavorful beverages — I highly recommend the Blood Orange Margarita — of course, you are in the middle of wine country so the poolside wine list was also pretty impressive.

Thanks to The Sandman Hotel for hosting my stay.