Meet Me Under The Wild Mistletoe

Flannel, Forever 21 (similar here and here); Vest, Patagonia (here); Jeans, Paige; Boots, Tretorn (here); Sunglasses, Nordstrom BP. Mistletoe can seem like a holiday afterthought for many, but for me it’s a rustic touch I love having in my home. Each year after Thanksgiving, I gather wild mistletoe and berries from my family’s ranch to use as holiday…

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Pinot Noir: A Wine To Be Thankful For

Bring Pinot to the table this Thanksgiving! With my big family, chances are I’ll be sitting at the “kid’s table” for yet another year; however, I’m definitely swapping my Martinelli’s sparking cider for Pinot Noir. If you haven’t already noticed from my blog’s title and this post, I’m a Pinot Noir fanatic. Not only is it…

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18 Movies & Their Food/Drink Pairings

A fun twist on the classic movie night I love a low-key night in with friends and a good movie. We eat our weight in take-out and ice cream, and almost always pick favorites we’ve seen a dozen times (so we can catch up without worrying about missing the movie). For a fun twist, why not pick up…

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Bomber Jacket Blues

Jacket, Free People (similar here and here and here). Skirt, Forever 21 (similar here). Tank, Sew Divine. Boots, Franco Sarto (similar here and here). Knee-high socks, Urban Outfitters (similar here). A while back I bought a bomber-style jacket in a sweet floral print. The trend has since re-emerged for Fall, so I’m excited to pull it off the hanger more…

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17 Hostess Gifts (That Aren’t Wine)

Sometimes finding the perfect host/hostess gift can be tricky, which is why most guests stick to the classic bottle of wine. There’s obviously nothing wrong with gifting your favorite red (I do it all the time), but why not show your gratitude by bringing something a little more unique? This holiday season, your friends and family will…

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Anderson Valley: The Path Less Traveled

“Two paths diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost Most are familiar with the wine trails of Napa and Sonoma, but rarely venture further north to the quaint Anderson Valley. Not to be confused with Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, the…

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