A Mark and Graham Napa Valley Getaway
Recently, I was able to spend a long weekend in California with one of my favorite brands. After a few days in wine country, Bob and I agreed that our Mark and Graham Napa Valley getaway was just what we needed! Plus, it had been several years since we’d traveled to Northern California, and it was wonderful to be back. Best of all, we were able to spend some lovely quality time with the Mark and Graham team.
Mark & Graham
It’s no secret Mark & Graham is one of my best kept (not so secrets). I’m a super fan of this brand, from their luggage to their bags, home accessories to organizers, gift ideas and everything in between. First, I love nearly all their items can be monogrammed and personalized. Customization takes style to the next level, and their items are a natural extension of my personal style.
In fact, as we enter in the holiday season, Mark and Graham is at the top of my list for holiday gifts. They never let me down, and the price points are always on par with our budget. They’re going to be my main go-to brand for gifts this year (don’t tell my family … and I hope they’re not reading this blog post, lol).
Looking for a place to start? I recommend the Elisabetta Tote for sister-in-laws, friends, sisters, and other women who go into the office. I own four Elisabetta’s (and counting), and my colleagues will attest I use the style nearly every day. Moreover, their new tortoise-handle style is beyond stunning in person. This open top style fits my laptop, chargers, makeup bag, and everyday essentials. Better yet, it makes for the perfect on-board personal item for air travel.
Another fave? The Everyday Crossbody Bag, which comes in a range of colors and can be monogrammed. The price point is below $100, and the size is ideal for football games, concerts, or just heading out to a restaurant for the evening. Plus, this deep green hue is everything. See the blue leather style in this post.
Four Seasons Napa Valley
In case you missed it, I shared a full recap of our stay and Four Seasons Napa Valley review last week. Simply put – the hotel, restaurants, accommodations, pools, and spa is phenomenal. I’m still sad we missed the winery tour. However, I still dream of the suite that we stayed in to this day. No joke.
After three blissful days at Four Seasons Napa Valley, I can honestly say this we’d return in a heartbeat. The property is spectacular and sets the bar for five-star service. In fact, I’d argue it’s one of the best hotels in terms of accommodations, services, and amenities that we’ve stayed at in some time. I’m counting the minutes until we can go back.
During our Mark and Graham Napa Valley trip, we met up with their team at Shafer Vineyards. Upon driving onto the tree-lined property, it was love at first sight (even before any wine tasting). After a day of vineyard tours, content, and conversation, we sipped our way into sunset. It was heavenly.
For the past 40+ years, Shafer Vineyards has been producing wines in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. The property is just astounding. Perfectly landscaped and maintained. Quite impressive. I love their outdoor seating area with views of the vineyard. We had the chance to test a few of their delicious wines, and my gracious – they were divine. My favorite was their One Point Five Cabernet, although their entire selection is fabulous.
I also really enjoyed Relentless. Beyond the name, the story behind this Syrah/Petite Sirah blend is amazing – see more here.
Mark and Graham Napa Valley – In Closing
Have you ever had the chance to travel to California wine country? If so, which spot are your favorites?