Day Trip: Yountville

July 16th, 2012

Matt and I spent all day Saturday working on some home improvement projects so we dedicated Sunday to a day of leisure and headed out to Napa County to spend the day at a favorite town, Yountville. 

Yountville is a small town near the big wineries in the Napa Valley – it was made famous by Thomas Keller when he founded the French Laundry almost 20 years ago.  Keller expanded his restaurants on Washington Street to include bistro Bouchon, the Bouchon Bakery next door, and casual Ad Hoc down the street.  To tempt taste buds even more, a few years ago chef Michael Chiarello opened Bottega next to his flagship Napa Style store.  All of the restaurants are within a few hundred yards of each other which certifies Yountville as foodie heaven.  

day trip yountville


Yountville is a very small town, and most businesses, shops, restaurants and tasting rooms are located along the main street (Washington).  Start your day at the Coffee Caboose and don’t miss getting your pastry at one of the best bakeries in the region, Bouchon Bakery, across the street.

yountville coffee caboose

bakery bouchon


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Pinterest Challenge Highlights

July 15th, 2012

It’s not ‘BOTB’ day, but it should be because there were so so many amazing projects linked up to the Summer Pinterest Challenge earlier this week!  Over 400 bloggers linked up their DIY talents, and I was blown away by all the creativity out there.  I simply couldn’t let the week go by without sharing a few highlights!

Dining room light bulb fixture by Love and Renovations

diy dining room light


Ceramic pot outdoor water fountain by Inspirations by D

outdoor water fountain


Card catalog jewelry box by Shannon at AKA Design




card catalog jewelry box akadesign


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