DAY TRIP TO HEALDSBURG

 

Yesterday we took a little day trip to Healdsburg, I’ve only been once before but it’s become a favorite place of mine. It takes about 2 hours to get there from my house, but the drive is so worth it. I love driving past the cows and vineyards.

Of course one of the reasons why I go to Healdsburg is for SHED. If you’re ever in the area, GO HERE! It is a coffee bar, restaurant, market, and fermentation bar all in one. I’m obsessed with their flowers, fresh fruit + veggies, baked goods, cheeses, and home decor.

Look at these pink beauties! I’m obsessed with them!

I wish I could have taken all the flowers and fruits home with me!

 

We got seating on their charming back patio, and ordered from their brunch menu. We shared the homemade bread, butter & olive oil. YUM. I got the summer melon & cucumber salad. It had feta, watermelon radishes, and Indian pickled lime. My boyfriend got the anson mills stone ground polenta. It had a slow poached egg, wild mushrooms, garlic scrapes, and swiss chard. The food never disappoints!

 

Next, we went to get dessert! I had heard about this amazing place called Noble Folk Ice Cream and Pie Bar. I wanted to see what all the hype was about… and let me just tell you this place is delicious. WOW. I got their homemade strawberry + blueberry pie a la mode. Definitely worth every bite!

It was a fun-filled day. I haven’t been here since last October, so it was long overdue! I’m hoping to make my way here again, if my parents decide to come visit in October. I’d love to show them around this cute little town.

By the way, I am 25 weeks pregnant already! I’m starting to feel my belly get bigger and bigger by the day. It’s starting to get harder to tie my shoes, get comfortable in bed, and I’m out of breath a lot of the time. But I’m starting to feel her kicks more, which is so nice because of my anterior placenta! I swear her kicks were so light, now they are getting stronger. It’s so surreal, I know I keep saying this, but I don’t think it’s truly hit me that I’m going to have a child in a few months. But she’s coming… countdown: 14 weeks 4 days left. 

 

xo

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: PART I.

Hey- remember me?

I have not posted a blog in weeks due to school. I’m taking 4 classes, and all are really challenging to say the least. I have been swamped with work, group projects, and when I’m not at school all I want to do is watch Real Housewives. This semester is off to a hard start, so I can’t imagine how exhausted I’m going to be come November and December. Ugh.

But enough about that- my 25th birthday is only a few days away {on the 30th} and this past weekend I celebrated it early! I hung out in San Francisco one day, and the next I took a day trip up to Sonoma County. The weather was perfect and sunny both days! I am already planning my next visit to Sonoma, because there’s still a lot more I want to see.

Here are a few pictures from San Francisco:

 

 

Here are a few pictures wine tasting and exploring Sonoma:

  • HEALDSBURG SHED

 

  • FERRARI-CARANO VINEYARDS & WINERY

 

I even went to Ford Cappola Winery- but I didn’t take any good pictures except for the outside & sipping on a cocktail by the pool bar! By then, I was too tipsy to focus on taking pictures!

 

 

I had such a beautiful weekend. I am looking forward to celebrating again with my family (and most importantly, my twin sister). Stay tuned for Birthday Celebrations Part II!

 

xo