Bill and I visited a newly built winery in our town yesterday morning for Illy Americano coffees. VJB Cellars, located in Kenwood, is absolutely gorgeous and it has much more to offer than just fabulous Italian-style wine.
You can’t help but feel like you’re in Tuscany. It’s like having a tiny Italy just down the road that we can visit any time we like.
They have an outdoor wood fired pizza oven…
a gelateria and souvenir shop….
an inviting courtyard….
and a wonderful marketplace complete with a fantastic assortment of cheeses, a variety of fresh salads, paninis and a great selection of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sauces and pasta.
|The entrance to “La Cucina” where you find coffee, wine and lots of
other gastric delights.
Hidden in a corner of the courtyard, there is a tall birdcage with the most darling finches.
For the last month or so, I’ve been meeting up with a girlfriend for coffee every now and then. It’s such a relaxing and lovely place. We usually stay for a few hours.
I wanted Bill to see how beautiful VJB is and asked him to forgo our usual coffee routine at home and have coffee there instead.
He liked it as much as I do. Too bad we can’t roll out of bed in our pajamas and slippers and head down for coffee every morning.
Even though it’s September, it’s still hot around here. Shorts seemed like the sensible choice for a 90+ degree day. I usually wear ballet flats or flip flops with shorts but thought I’d dress them up a little a heel. Nothing crazy in the heel department, just my 2 1/2″ navy suede wedges.
What are your thoughts on heels with shorts?
For the first time, I wore a new cardigan I ordered from Old Navy. The color is so fun and it’s nice and long for me in the torso and arms (I ordered a “tall”). The material is soft and it’s got lots of stretch.
I really like the way it hugs my body. Cardigans that are loose often make me look boxy.
What I like most of all is the price. With discounts and coupons as such, it ended up costing a little over $11.00 (normally $24.95).
I bought the same cardigan in a few other colors and patterns. You’ll be seeing them on the blog soon as I plan on wearing them lots this fall.