I’m blogging from the comfort of the RV. The old gal needed to be taken out for a spin as she tends to have problems when we don’t get her motor running frequently enough, especially when it’s cold and damp out.
We picked Calistoga to spend our weekend. We knew the scenery would be beautiful this time of year and we weren’t mistaken.
|On the Silverado Trail|
|Autumn at its finest….stuck to the windshield.|
|Vineyard outside Calistoga|
For the first time, I wore a black leather jacket I bought in San Gimignano, Italy last May.
I love the quilting detail on the shoulders.
|Boyfriend jeans, black Sebago oxfords, Banana Republic T-shirt,
dog carrier with adorable dog.
I really can’t believe how I lucked out on the sleeve length. It is such a great fit on me, it’s worth every euro.
While staying with a friend of mine from college and her family in Treviglio, Italy, I bought this Versace scarf.
Her friend runs a shop that sews high-end designer clothing from Milan. She happened to get several Versace scarves in that normally retail for over $300 on deep discount. She sold them for just 25 euros.
The silk is incredibly soft and the colors are so vibrant. For some reason they were made “seconds”. What that reason is I do not know. All I know is I am thrilled to have such a beautiful keepsake from our wonderful visit with my girlfriend.
The next day, we met Bill’s older brother and his wife for lunch at Rutherford Grill, a favorite restaurant of mine for nearly 20 years.
I used to go there with my father in my late 20’s, introduced it to my husband several years later, and now it’s become our go-to place for wonderful comfort food, excellent service in a comfortable and chic environment.
After lunch, we took the dogs to play at our favorite low-key Napa Valley winery, Rutherford Grove. We had the place to ourselves and let the dogs run free.
Inspired by this image on Pinterest, I wore white jeans, oatmeal colored sweater, cognac belt and cognac boots. It was a little chilly out so I brought along my trench.
Cutest little dogs….
|Daisy, left and Coco.|
|And I am thrilled to be mentioned as one of The Budget Fashionistas “15 Bloggers Over 40” in their post yesterday. I am excited to be in such fantastically chic company.|