Napa Valley Wine Train Tracks

Napa Hot Air Balloons on a golf course

Napa Hot Air Balloons in Yountville

Numbered Balloon

Yellow Balloon

Napa Hot Air Balloons in the sky

Balloons in the Rear View

Balloon in the sunrise

Napa Hot Air Balloons

I will openly admit that I have become one of those annoying early morning risers. Long gone are the days where I could sleep in till noon and not even care. Now days i’m happy if I sleep past 7. Although it has its downsides, it also has its serious benefits. The other day I slept in till 7 then got up and went on a little adventure. Every morning on the way to work I always want to stop and take pictures of the Napa hot air balloons. My mid driving snaps with me looking at the road and NOT at the camera, just aren’t cutting it. So I decided to actually get up and grab my nice DSLR camera and head out.

When I got there, one was just taking off and all the others were just getting inflated so it was perfect timing. I drove in circles for a good hour, just striving to capture the perfect shot. I took quite a few photos and these turned out to be my favorite. They were so beautiful and colorful. I couldn’t get over how incredible the sunrise looked behind these balloons. I know some people could care less, but when you’ve always wanted to see a hot air balloon up close and now live in a place like Napa, it will take a while to get tired of this sight. If I ever do, that is!

I was laughing to myself because the hot air balloon operators kept eye balling me and I moved into position. They probably thought I was crazy because I definitely looked like I was. But really, I just wanted the perfect angle. I highly recommend that if you are planning a trip to Napa Valley you wake up early and head to Yountville to see this!

They generally take off from the golf course off Highway 29 and the Marketplace parking lot in the town. Interested in booking a trip? Napa Valley Aloft, Napa Valley Balloons and Balloons Above the Valley, all offer rides!

Hope you all enjoy these images as much as I do!

Have a great day! God bless!

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Navy Blue Shorts From J.Crew

Napa Valley Meritage Resort

Napa Valley Paradise

Napa Valley Relaxation Weekend

Napa Valley Summer Outfit

Napa Valley Wine Tasting Outfit

Napa Valley Casual Outfit

// Jacket – Miss Me (similar here) // Shorts – J.Crew // Top – New York & Co. (similar here) // Shoes – Michael Kors (similar here) //

Did I mention how amazing the weather was the whole time I was in Napa? It was cloudy in the morning then gorgeous and sunny in the afternoons. Talk about perfect. It was so great to spend quality time with my family and get to relax. Living in California, I tend to forget how lucky we are that we have tons of vacation spots within hours of where I live. We have Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco and so many more. It is always nice to take extended weekend trips to see the sights that we often forget about.

There is just something about Napa that truly inspires me. Maybe it is the fact that this whole place has come to life because of grapes. That’s pretty inspiring right? I think so! I have been blessed to travel all over the country and see some pretty incredible places but truth be told, Napa will always be one of my favorites. There is an element of class here and that is what I love them most. I’ll take Napa over Vegas any day!

Now about the outfit. I found these navy blue shorts at the J.Crew Factory Store in the bay area a couple of weeks ago. I am OBSESSED with them. Their pattern is so distracting yet subtle. They are navy blue and white so they go with everything. I decided to wear this outfit into town the other day and it was perfect for walking the streets and shopping. It was so peaceful and beautiful.

Hope you all have a great weekend. God bless!

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// Bag – Michael Kors // Jeans – Hudson // Top – Kohls (similar here) // Shoes – Carlos Santana // Necklace – J.Crew (similar here) //

 Alright time to get nostalgic, Napa Valley will always hold a special place in my heart for many reasons. This is actually where I was vacationing when I first thought about starting this blog. I was walking through some vineyards with my mom and she said I just had to post this somewhere because my outfit was adorable with the vineyards. Fast forward a year or two and here we go. I still remember it like it was yesterday. Another reason this is one of my favorite places is because, like I mentioned in another post, I work in the wine industry. There is just something about Napa Valley that intrigues me, so I guess I picked a great line of work.

Now about this outfit, first off, can we just take in the breathtaking view in the first photo? That was taken from the resort I was staying at. Can you say gorgeous? This past week was all about wine tasting attire and this outfit was no different. The weather was perfect during the day but a little chilly in the morning and at night. I was excited that it wasn’t too hot to wear jeans. Where I live, has been way too hot for jeans lately, so I couldn’t wait to pull these out.

I found this top at Kohls a few months ago and love how it can take a pair of jeans and class them up a bit. I wear it to work all the time with black pants and love how professional it looks. I bought these jeans at my favorite store in my hometown, Helen & Louise and found these shoes at Macy’s. So happy I was able to take a few days off and truly unplug. It was great to spend time with family and take it all in.

Have a great day. God bless!

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