Scott and I are heading over to wine country for the weekend, so this morning I'm in packing mode. It's finally feeling like fall here in Northern California and there may even be rain in the forecast. Let it rain! I'm so happy to be getting away with my husband, for a belated anniversary celebration, and meeting up with some dear friends this weekend. The bonus is that wine country, an old haunt of mine, is one of my favorite places to be and it's crush season at the wineries. Wine country is a combination of rustic and luxe in my mind. The wine cultural, agricultural elements and vineyard views bring out the rustic beauty. World class dining and hotels bring a luxurious feel to wine country. Sonoma and Napa Valleys are a perfect combination of both. Have you ever visited? If not, I definitely recommend you put this wine country on your 'must see' list.
As far as packing for a rustic luxe getaway, I'm thinking warm, comfy items for day. Layers are essential as the weather can change on a dime. I have a faux fur vest that I think will be a great choice for layering, with skinny jeans, and my new Vince Camuto booties. I slipped these babies on and it was love at first sight. I'm liking just about everything from Vince Camuto this season.For dinner we have reservations at a new hot spot so I plan to dress things up just a bit. Some statement jewelry, an illusion black blouse, a bit sexy, and a pair of heels may just do the trick. Along with the day time wear, I always like to pack a travel candle for our hotel room and something silky for night-time. A picnic basket, for a spontaneous vineyard picnic is a must, but with the potential of rain on the way I will also take a trench coat and umbrella. Finally, to keep my hands free for tasting and comfort, I'm packing a cross body bag and not my typical structured over the shoulder number. I think I'll put in a fun clutch for dinner. For more on Wine Country see my Wine Country Getaway Napa Style, Getaway Guide Napa Valley and Getaway Sonoma/Glen Ellen.
I'm off to put the final touches on my packing.
What are you up to this weekend?
Enjoy this lovely weather wherever you are headed.
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