Hello again, and thank you for all of the welcome back love yesterday. I have missed catching up with you immensely! It is wonderful to be back and to be sharing all of my adventures the past month with you. Away we go... Day two. And I apologize for my gratuitous use of the phrase "away we go", but really have you seen that movie? phenomenal. and saying it makes me feel ever so artsy, so just go with it. Anyways, my mom was incredibly anxious and excited to have me staying with her for so long. She has an empty nest, and a husband (hey dad) that is constantly traveling for international business (are you in Germany this week?). While sometimes she gets to tag along (hello Barcelona in two weeks!), mostly she ends up having a ton of time alone. When I used to live in the bay area it was a quick one hour jaunt to get up to wine country to visit her, or a short bart ride to the city to meet up for some theater or shopping. Now that I am a state and a plane ride away, we no longer have our coveted "mother-daughter" time. While I was anxious to see my mom, I was equally anxious to see all of my long lost friends (you know, back from when I had a social life). However, I knew a mom day was in order right off the bat. So after day one (hair escapades), day two consisted of a little wine tasting day.
these were taken in front of our house. how cute is my mom with the giant Christmas ornaments hanging in our front trees? love her holiday spirit. I was also loving my purple ensemble topped with my black, faux fur vest. It has been far too hot to wear this baby in Arizona, so I wasted no time in busting it out of the suit case immediately. rest assured, you will see this vest in many of the photos to come from this trip. you will also be seeing these little boots. I brought 3 pairs of boots with me and kind of set them on a rotation. remember people, only two suitcases to work with here!
we headed over to one of my favorite wineries, Jacuzzi. Its right smack in the middle of the carneros wine strip and its fantastic. seriously, if you are in town don't miss it. It has the most beautiful Italian architecture and it reminds me of sitting at a chateau up at Lago di Garda and sipping prosecco.
my new ride.
HA. gotcha. I wish it was my new ride. that is my mama's hot, little ride. my dad upgraded her to the new audi for Christmas. dear dad, I'm still waiting for mine. is it being shipped to Tucson? I'm hoping that one magical day my mother will tire of this joyous car and hand me the keys in thanks for being such a wonderful daughter. a girl can dream.
oh, another bonus of visiting Jacuzzi? My auntie marie works there, and hooks us up with free olio tasting. whats olio, you ask? olive oil! they make the most delicious oil there and you must go try some. Tell auntie who sent you. :)
now this was a new one for me. they had little, chocolate cups that they poured port into! De-lish! we ended up buying some cups and doing this Christmas eve back at the house.
oh him? yeah, that's my new boyfriend. the ever so hot Christmas butler. don't be jealous.
this is the back of the vineyard. just in case the front wasn't gorgeous enough, right?
we ended the day by driving up the hill to gloria ferrer to sip some champagne. they have one of the best views of the valley and their champagne is killer. hope you enjoyed my day two escapades. ciao ladies and happy tuesday! xoxo