What is it about sun, wine, and good company that are so good for the soul? As you may have seen, we spent the week in Napa Valley with Serena & Lily. I’ll be doing a full recap soon, but let me just say – I really needed this trip.

Serena and Lily San Francisco

Turtleneck: Dudley Stephens Park Slope Turtleneck // Denim: Paige Cropped White Denim

Headband: Lele Sadoughi // Eyewear: Le Specs Liar Lair Sunglasses

Sectional: Serena and Lily // Coffee Table: Serena and Lily // Lanterns: Serena and Lily

Art: Serena and Lily {here, here, here, and here} // Pillows: Serena and Lily {here and here}



If I take a step back, it’s easy for me to see why. Simply put – Bob and I haven’t taken a true vacation this entire year. Seriously. Sure, we’ve jetted off to different destinations, enjoyed weekend trips here and there, but all of them (and I mean ALL of them), have been for our work or the blog.

Normally, we take spring break and head somewhere warm to relax and rejuvenate. This year, we cancelled a trip we’d planned for months to spend time with his mom. I’m so glad we did.

Winter break? Forget about it! In December, we a had a two-week long trip planned for Australia which also got cancelled.

Over and over again, life has thrown us curve balls where we haven’t been able to unwind, relax, and frankly breathe. Since November, this event is seriously the only time I can remember laughing and having fun without it feeling like work.

This week has been special. Soul-fulfilling in so many ways. I look forward to sharing more in the coming days. But in general, Bob and I send a huge heartfelt thanks to the teams at Serena & Lily, Visit Napa Valley, Hotel Villagio, and all of the valued partners (wineries, restaurants, etc.) who made this experience priceless. I won’t soon forget it.

In My Shopping Cart

Received this headband and this version in the mail last week. Loving them!

After seeing this Serena & Lily light, I’m convinced I need it in our home.

Thanks to Julia for sharing about this issue on Instagram stories. Loving this striped colorful shirt. Beyond lovely! Definitely worth a buy for so many reasons. Really disappointed to hear this situation happened.

How darling is this palm print swimsuit? Only $22.

Every woman needs this sequin dress in her closet!

Chic alert! A $68 bag that’s giving me all of the vibes!

Need this J. Crew sweatshirt for my July vacation!

One of my fave Cult Gaia bags is now almost half off!

Some of My Fave Links from Around the Web

Shooketh to the core over this story. Was it staged or not?

Are you being over-influenced? Loved this post by Liz.

Monica’s 40th birthday looked epic. She’s a sweetheart – beautiful inside and out!

A huge thanks to the team from The Spruce for the feature! Love some of these accounts!

Sam and Kyle are moving to Austin, and it’s fun to see the before photos of their place. Just wait until you see the after. I know they’re going to be phenomenal!

Grace shares the best Bookstagram accounts.

So freaking proud of Danielle for her Amazon Live appearance! Killing it, D!

Does your how mood lift when you wear clothes you love? Thamarr tackles the topic with this fabulous outfit.

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