Carmel By The Sea CA: Carmel's Newest Hotel, The Getaway, A PlumpJack Hotel

The Plumpjack Group strikes again! This time they have taken an adorable motel and transformed it into a luxury stop over The Getaway for anyone coming to Carmel by the Sea! We were fortunate to get a sneak peak and we loved all of the signature PlumpJack touches! The decor was stunning and perfectly detailed all the way down to the bathroom tile that had me wanting to HGTV the shit out of my own bathroom. They offered a complimentary breakfast set up including; breakfast burritos, waffles, pastries, cereals, fruit, fresh juice and coffee.. why would you need to go anywhere else? The evenings are filled with endless glasses (from 4-6 pm) of prosecco, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon + light snacks. Yes you can win over my heart by giving me free kettle chips.. I am a simple women! 

Yountville CA: The Northblock Hotel

Yountville has held the cache of being “the place to stay” when visiting the Napa Valley for a long time. They were quick to jump on the hotel train and offer most of their retail space to tasting rooms and restaurants vs traditional businesses (I mean those are traditional for our town!). If you step into Yountville, it’s almost like stepping into Pleasantville from the movie. They have a free trolly that runs through town you can jump onto to get to and from your next wine tasting.. free anything seems like a bygone era, so it’s a nice touch when your paying a pretty penny to stay and dine! Speaking of hotels, I recently got to stay at the North Block Hotel in Yountville and it was seriously like being transported to Tuscany with the design of the space and the little balcony feature in our room. We loved the architecture, the decor and especially the staff.

Tampa FL: Everything You Want To Know!

Tampa was such a blast! Albeit I was there for mostly just work with the winery I work for, Silver Trident Winery. I had 3 dinner's organized at people's homes in the area and then had a lunch planned for our wine club members in Fort Lauderdale. It was a whirlwind weekend of mostly work, but I managed to fit in some exploring as well! We heard that the Hyde Park Village was a fun area for shopping and food! We decided to check it out and were lucky to find Bar Taco, a casual american-mexican fare restaurant. They had AMAZING drinks, like seriously amazing drinks and then the food was really good too! We had a selection of their street tacos, posole, elotes, guacamole/chips and cucumber salad. It was fresh and the price was right, the service was excellent. I highly recommend it if you're in the area!