Thursday, December 20, 2012

Greetings from Napa Valley.

“At the bottom of every frozen heart there is a drop or two of love―just enough to feed the birds.”
Henry MillerTropic of Cancer

This past October I was in Napa Valley where my boyfriends parents own a vineyard, I had the pleasure of walking down the rows of vineyards,smelling the grapes.. and it reminded me how much I always enjoyed walking in fields, ( now I am from the midwest )  its so peaceful and calming. 

At the Inglenook Winery. I fell in love with Zoetropes here.


It is rumored that Inglenook winery is haunted,and you know how I love a good ghost story. 

One of the oldest houses in Napa Valley. 

I stayed in the cute town of Calistoga while in Napa Valley. The town is big on mineral bathes/spa's,next time I visit I think I should get a mud bath. 

Mysterious family portrait in the guest house..


The air is like a draught of wine.
The undertaker cleans his sign,
The Hull express goes off the line,
When it's raspberry time 

-Noel Coward (1899-1973)
On With the Dance, 'Poor Little Rich Girl'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself”
Henry Miller

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Birds!

We had originally planned a picnic by the ocean but we ended up in Bodega Bay to see the film locations for the Birds, lunch could wait...  It was a beautiful day and I was really thrilled to see the school house that was used for the movie, Alfred Hitchcock is one of my favorites.  To make things even better, there is a cute little antique shop right across the road from the school house.

In the antique store across from the school house. 

Me in front of the house. 

Bird Curtains! love!!

I had bought this dress the previous day in San Francisco at Relic Vintage, I knew it would be perfect to wear for a day at the ocean side.