We spent a fun weekend in Napa this past weekend. Even though it was rainy, rainy, rainy, so no long walks for me, we had a really good time. We drove from little town to little town and ate such good food! The definite winner of the food award was the chocolate almond croissant we had from Bouchon. We liked it so much we went two days in a row just to eat it (between meals I might add). But we also had some really great Italian food and the best, most filling vegetarian lunch at Ubuntu.
Another highlight, for me personally, aside from having a fireplace in our hotel room, was visiting the Martin Showroom in St. Helena (I think it was there). I had never heard of it before this trip, but that shop was amazing! I would have taken pictures inside but I wasn't sure if I was supposed to. They had some really amazing jewelry, antique furniture (and it was nice to see something other than mid century modern for once, as much as I do like that style), a leather coffee table with a giant octopus etched into the surface (Chris wanted that one), and some awesome giant pendants and chandeliers. After visiting that store I think I can say that medieval/gothic/folk is going to be the next big design movement. Start searching for "medieval torture devices" on ebay now to display around the house to get ahead of the game. You can thank me later.