shot of sass, served on (n)ice

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

beach bum turned wine-bag

Let me just say this first: I'm a beach person. Not a lake person, not a mountains person, not a "wow-what-a-great-cultural-experience-I-can't-wait-to-see-another-art-gallery" person.

I like the sand in my toes, a frozen fruity drink in my hand, and a good ol' mediocre romance novel from CVS to transport me to my zen-like state of relaxation.

However, this was all before I went to Napa Valley this August.

Now I'm a wine bag. Wino. Whatever you want to call me - I am a Napa-phile.

So - my ultimate vacay? Here it is:

Where: Napa Valley and neighboring Sonoma.

When: Uh, NOW. Like right NOW. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Now, now, now.

Why: Because there's wine there. And lots o' spas.

Who: Normally I'd say the husband, but maybe we should do a girls' trip? Calling all smartini girls...we need to do this!

Hotel: The Auberge du Soleil. Yeah, I can't afford it now, but if we win the lottery or rob a bank, we're in.

What will we do? Drink wine. Sleep in. Get massages. Ride in a hot air balloon (a MUST do). Sit outside and eat yummy food. Drink wine. Read a good book. And drink more wine.

So...in the words of Jerry Maguire...who's coming with me?

4 tips left at the bar:

Miss Thystle said...

Sounds (and looks!) divine!

penelope said...

Good lord, woman! This trip sounds like the greatest thing ever! Count me IN.

Andi said...

wow. I love it. Especially the Hot Air Balloon ride!! That is fabulous. And the wineries can be quite entertaining. . especially after about the third or fourth one! Can we have transportation provided between all of the samplings, so we don't have to worry about driving ourselves?

Megan said...

Holy shit, Temp, I'm so IN on this trip that I went back out and came back IN AGAIN.

(How old am I that I used that phrase? Obviously I need Napa Valley to make me feel young again.)