We hadn't been up to the Bay Area since the holidays, which is the longest I've ever gone between trips. It was long overdue and we enjoyed a few leisurely days staying with my parents, visiting wine country, buying roadside produce, celebrating my grandma's birthday (with this cake, naturally), hanging out with friends, sipping homegrown mint juleps, and even squeezing in a few hikes. It was about as quintessential of a summer break as you can get and we're heading back today feeling refreshed and happy.
G and I got back from Paris on Saturday night and despite some pretty serious jet lag, this vacation was one of my all-time favorites. Here's a little more about what made it so special.Leading up to our trip, my schedule was nutty, so it wasn't until a few days before we left ...read more