Posts by Christina Julian
Diversity reigns at the second annual Napa Valley Film Festival, where between flicks you can sip, pour and shop from Napa to Calistoga, Nov. 7-11.
While everybody knows Wine Country is a haven for heavenly sips, it’s also home to gaggles of gripping art and galleries. With harvest on the wind down it’s the perfect time to explore some of our favorite spots, proving there’s a world beyond the wine.
When the sweet scent of harvest gets too heady to handle, crawl into some of our favorite Wine Country shops. In Napa, Cake Plate’s colorful display of accessories and fashions border on delectable. St. Helena uncorks a chic spin on home and garden goods at the new Acres boutique.
Many harvest moons ago, Wine Country was a vast land where wineries were few, you had to forage for restaurants, and barnyard abodes were a mainstay. While that quiet and quaint way of life is long since gone, barn-style buildings still boom.
Wine Country is home to some of the sleekest designs around but it also abounds with spots that stray away from the mainstream.
Wine country boondoggles are all about traipsing from one tasting room to the next but when you’re tired of all the traipsing it’s time to stop off at some of our favorite wine shops where the décor is as sleek as the wines are smooth.Acme Fine Wines' Wall of FameAcme Fine Wines’ wall of fame is not
From the bizarrely beautiful architectural works of Antoni Gaudí that douse Barcelona to the maniacal works of Salvador Dalí, there’s no shortage of dramatic décor in Spain. While we love the fanciful flare of Gaudí (Casa Batlló pictured), it’s some of the not-so-sought after scenes that steal the show.
Now that you’re done celebrating your independence it’s time to feast on the beast of events at Napa’s seventh annual Festival del Sole (one of must-see events happening this July in Wine Country), for some feisty fireworks of a different varietal. This year’s fest serves up everything from mezzo-sopranos and celebs to prima ballerinas and acoustic soul, with no shortage wine flowing.
The wine is abundant and so are the views. There’s no better way to soak up the summer heat than with sips at these Wine Country spots, where striking designs and scenery flow as freely as the libations.
Picking the perfect print can feel as daunting as redecorating your entire abode, but shouldn’t it be as simple as deciding shaken or stirred? That’s where Singular Editions, a new line of fine art prints, comes in.