Sunday, April 16, 2017

Over 50 Fashion; One Tunic Two Ways

I just ordered this fabulous tunic from Artful Home.  I think it is one of the best additions to my wardrobe I have added recently.  It is a crinkly linen so it doesn’t wrinkle (very packable), the color is heavenly, and it can be worn multiple ways.  I have already worn it several times.

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The Portofino Tunic from Carol Turner for Artful Home is pure heaven. The Melish Cloche Hat looks a lot like a much more expensive brand for a lot less.  The Hue Capri leggings are comfy and a great value.  If you are looking for a great beach read “Slightly South of Simple” hits the mark.  I love books about Southern Women and their relationships and there is a little surprise if you are of a certain age.  If you are looking for a flip flop with some arch support that doesn’t look clunky you will love the Olukai Ho Opio. They also come in every color imaginable.  I just ordered them and am planning to order in other colors as well. Love the pretty metallic beach bag from Anthropologie and who doesn’t love a great pair of Ray Bans.
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Portofino Tunic by Carol Turner for Artful Home, Pretty  Embroidered Linen Shawl (super inexpensive and great looking), Fun, textural, Jessica McClintock Clutch (great value), French Kande Chemin de Fir Pendant Necklace, French Kande Medallion Bracelet, Great Looking and comfy Born Casma Sandals, French Kande Medallion Choker (love anything French Kande), Melissa Styles for  Artful Home Web Cuff, Lisette Montreal Ankle Pant for Artful Home.
Here is a shot of me wearing the Portofino Tunic, taken by Elizabeth (aka the vintage contessa), while lunching at her lovely home.
By the way coming  late April Elizabeth and I will be beginning an every other month ageless style series featuring women with great style. In the meantime stop by Elizabeth’s blog.  It will bring a smile to your face. I may be out of the loop for a bit...hopefully I am getting my hip replaced tomorrow!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Napa Valley Getaway Part II

While in Napa we stayed at the beautifully restored Indian Springs Resort in Calistoga.  We stayed on the main floor of the building  you see here on your immediate right which overlooks a beautiful pond.  If I were to return I would stay in the exact same location if there were just two of us.

The great thing about Indian Springs is they have so many options.  If you travel with another couple you could rent one of the two bedroom bungalows.

Bikes are scattered about the property that you can borrow and return.  The location is fabulous.  You can walk or ride to town.

They also have two houses on the property for families

Of course the star of the property are the two pools fed by the Mineral Springs.  This is the adult pool.

The property is also home to the fabulous Sam’s Social Club restaurant.  We ate dinner one night and breakfast one morning.  Both meals were fabulous. The outdoor seating is wonderful.
all photos above courtesy of Indian Springs Resort
On Saturday we drove up to the Healdsburg and Dry Creek Valley.  We had lunch at Shed. Shed is the brainchild of Doug Lipton and Cindy Daniel. Shed is filled with all things kitchen, home and garden.
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It also has a fabulous cafe and bakery.  We had one of the most delicious brunches we have ever enjoyed.
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We left shed and headed to Dry Creek to Papapietro Perry Winery (for some of our favorite Pinots)

When in the area we always love to stop at the beautiful Robert Young Winery in the lovely Alexander Valley.  It always makes me think of New England.
We left Robert Young and went back to Calistoga.  Calistoga used to be the hippie sister of the Napa Valley but it has changed a lot over the years.  It hasn’t lost it’s laid back vibe.  We really enjoyed revisiting it.  On the way into town in an old Gas Station is the Tank Winery.  The vibe is friendly and hip and the wine quite good as well.
We left Tank and spotted another fun tasting room downtown, Olabisi.  Our server was super friendly and the wines very approachable as well.
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I am sorry I didn’t take more pictures of the inside it was very cleverly decorated.
That night we ate at the charming Evangeline, which just happens to be right next door to Olabisi.
We had a lovely meal on their charming patio and enjoyed one of our absolute favorite Pinots  thanks to Jen and Darius.
If you would like to stay somewhere more laid back and less chi chi than the Napa standards;  I would highly recommend a trip to Calistoga and the Indian Springs Resort.  We would go back in a heartbeat.
 I may be out of the loop for a week or so as I am having my hip replaced today. Have a great week!

**last minute update surgery cancelled implant may have been damaged...bummer!!!