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Napa, my favorite place on earth 

Again, I went to Napa last weekend 🤗

First stop, wine tasting at Domaine Carneros, I really love their champagne, Demi-Sec and Pinot Noir, The Famous Gate ❤️

Pinot Noir tasting


Gorgeous bubbles

Can’t miss the cheese plate

Smoked salmon plate 😜is delicious

This goes very well with the bubbly

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This chocolate bar pairs really good with both champagne and red wine



Can you see the 🌈?

 

The view is spectacular at the outdoor seating area, it would be nice to grab outdoor seats during the warm days.

Second stop, V. Sattui, though I have been to this winery multiple times, this was the first time I did the tasting in the members tasting room. Their off dry Riesling is one of my must have, especially on a summer day’s BBQ!

I wish I can bring this home


❤️ my Allsaints city monument coat


After everyone had enough wine, we headed to Ristorante Allegria in Napa downtown for dinner. The tapenade for bread dipping is one of the best I have ever had.

Great food


It was a really fun outing with good friends, great wine and yummy food.

I can never have enough of Napa Valley.


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Where is the wine? 

Can you believe that I made a trip to Sonoma yesterday without having a glass of wine? 

I am in love with my Burberry scarf and coat

First time visiting Benziger Family Winery, but I missed the tram tour due to the late arrival. I walked around a little bit in the winery, and really love the ambient of it. There wasn’t many visitors at the time I was there because it’s almost 5pm on a Sunday. I am sure I will be back for the tour.


My main purpose of visiting Sonoma is for this place The girl and the fig.

There were a few empty tables at the patio 🤔


I arrived at 5:45pm, which I thought it’s still considered early for normal dining hours, and didn’t expect to be packed at the restaurant. I was told by the host that there wasn’t any table available for party of two, and the waiting is an hour.

Without wanting to wait for an hour, I took the communal table seating. I ordered a drink, a cheese plate, and side of fries.

After taking my orders, the server further asked if I wanted to have my entree ordered because it would take an hour to get the entered prepared and served. I wasn’t very happy to hear that, and decided to take a pass on the entree. 

Very refreshing non alcoholic drink, with pomegranate juice, soda, ginger and mint

The fig compote and the fig cake were tasty, the cheeses were kinda disappointed

This is a nothing special fries


Despite of the over 2500 reviews in Yelp, the whole dining experience I had in the restaurant really turned me off. Maybe it’s me, maybe will be more pleasant if I made a reservation ahead? Maybe…

The Girl and The Fig

110 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476


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A little something on a cloudy day 

It’s cloudy outside and I am staying home with my pajamas today! How exciting 😜

Yup! That’s my new pajamas gifted from my best friend who knows me well


I love my brew coffee ☕️ only one way, black


Got these little things out from my vase and rearranged


Some white sands in the vase



Voila! I got too excited and forgot about taking the ‘before’ picture 😂


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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, my little getaway…  Does the folding chair belongs to anyone?

 Love paddling on a calm lake, you can tell I am a beginner!   Those big rocks are gorgeous!


Hike to the secret cove after kayaking.


Stayed at Basecamp Hotel, really like the ambient of the lobby, where breakfast was served.


Here, you baked your own waffle 🙂 I love the matching serving dishes!

  
After a healthy breaky, I am heading to the Treetop Adventure Park!!!

 All geared up 😁😁😁



 So much fun! Maybe? Maybe not…

 My sad face, because I was stung by a bee 😭😭😭


And there ends my getaway!

 

 

 

 


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Keiko à Nob Hill

It was back in April, I had this amazing Japanese-influenced French tasting menus, at a hidden restaurant in Nob Hill, San Francisco, Keiko. I called it ‘hidden’ restaurant because it was difficult to find since it doesn’t have a store front.

Keiko is rated 1 Michelin Star. I like the ambience of the restaurant a lot, it’s romantic. The food was fantastic, I liked it more then the traditional Kaiseki menu.

My favorite dishes were the Foie Gras with espresso sauce and the A5 Wagyu. Both were melt in your mouth good.

Dessert was a little bit disappointing, 3 layer cakes served with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet. I was hopping they would serve something like Matcha Souffle, or Matcha Chantilly cake.

Overall, it’s a great experience, I highly recommend it!

Keiko à Nob Hill

1250 Jones St
San Francisco, CA 94109