Last weekend A & I were in Napa for a good friend’s wedding, and I can’t tell you how refreshing it was to unplug and spend some time soaking up the crisp northern Cali air. We made it a long weekend and managed to squeeze an incredible amount of great food and amazing wine into a couple of days. Thought I’d share a few snapshots of my favorite moments…follow the jump!

I love strolling through St. Helena’s town square, browsing its charming shops and stopping for latté breaks at Napa Valley Roasting Co.

A trip to Napa Valley isn’t complete without a long leisurely lunch on the terrace at Auberge du Soleil. We shared super fresh sashimi followed by an incredible poached shrimp salad…plus sauvignon blanc soaked up with lots of french bread.

We stayed at Meadowood, and it was so picturesque and incredibly peaceful. We spent hours hiking the property and sitting on our front porch, watching the deer and wild turkey go by.

On our way to the airport, we made a pit stop at Bouchon for our last taste of Napa. I could have made an entire lunch from the perfect crusty french bread paired with salty butter. Going home was bittersweet…but it’s amazing how a couple days in Napa can totally renew my excitement for getting back to work. Where do all of you go to recharge?

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    Jen Pinkston | September 9, 2011 at 9:21 am

    This sounds like the perfect long weekend! The Napa Valley Vintage Home shop looks so cute! Did you bring anything back for the house?

    Hope the relaxation has carried you through the week 🙂

    xo

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    Karen P | September 9, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Camille I LOOOVE your Kendra ring. The color is too perfect. What stone is it?
    Going to get it this weekend!

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    Stephanie | September 9, 2011 at 9:34 am

    My fiance and I just got back from our local ‘wine country’. There is nothing better than sunshine & wine on a get away weekend. Looks like you two had fun!

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    Vanessa | September 9, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Recharge? I wish!

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    melissa morris | September 9, 2011 at 11:47 am

    love this post! i’m going to wine country for the first time next month and your beautiful pics have me even more excited for my visit!

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    Caitlin @ Sacramento Street | September 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Sounds like the perfect trip! Wish we could have seen each other. Another trip is in order 😉

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    Neda | September 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I need to go to Napa more…it’s only an hour (plane ride) away and every time I see pictures, it reminds me of how much I love it. It’s the perfect place to go to relax when you don’t want to go to a beach destination.

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    Black is the New Black | September 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing!

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    angelica | September 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    we go to san francisco! and that is the exact champagne, err sparkling wine, we toasted with right after we got engaged in san francisco last april! such great memories!

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