Napa Valley + Zara

Thursday, June 29, 2017

                                                                                     Napa County, NorthERN CALIFORNIA

Hello Friends!

Sorry, I've been away for a while... Unfortunately,  life hasn't been kind this year  to my family and I. As a result I've taken a break from my blog and other things that I normally used to do.  I'm glad to be back blogging and I can't wait to check out what everyone has been up to recently as well! 

I needed to get away for a bit and decided on a weekend trip to Napa Valley. I've always wanted to visit Napa County, and I can tell you that it was SPECTACULAR!

I didn't do my research before I left Orange County and input the Gallo company's  vineyard  address in my GPS (in hopes that I could buy a few bottles of wine that I can't find anywhere except the UK (Summer Red)). It's  odd that a California wine company doesn't sell a certain type of wine that is grown and produced in California. 

Anyway, I messed up and I didn't find out that the Gallo Vineyard wasn't open to the public  until I got there.  As a result I didn't do the wine tasting  that I wanted and drove 8 hours for!  It all worked out in the end because then I got to explore the area a little more... you'll see that adventure in another blog post. 

There were many roads just lined with vineyards on either end  that went on for miles and miles. I still  found it unlikely that larger wine companies grew all of their grape seeds in this region. There were a lot of grape trees,  but not nearly enough to make the amounts of wine I see sold on the shelves in supermarkets or  liquor stores. According to Vinepair,  in order to make 720 bottles of wine (probably in 750 ml bottles) it takes roughly a ton of grapes!


I spent the day riding around the area and looking around at all the different types of grape trees and I was surprised by the amount of water grape trees need to grow. Some of the trees were immersed in a small puddle of water at all times!  I ended up stopping at this small vineyard (unknown) and  enjoyed the sunset. 

For my outfit I chose a Zara jacket as my center piece. It has the perfect color for the wine country backdrop and it was airym that way I didn't get too hot! It wasn't cheap, but the details on it were stunning and it definitely looked like something you could pick up at Club Monaco for a lot more money.  I don't usually find many things that I like from Zara, but recently they've been killing it with their clothing options/styles. 

I couldn't image anyone wearing heels in this part of the country, so I opted to wear my  Steven Madden boots. They were the perfect choice.  A simple pair of blue jeans and braids completed my outfit.

I've been using a new hair straightener that was kindly sent to me by Irresistible Me that works wonders on my hair. My hair has literally never been straighter with any other heating tool that I've used in the past, so I'm impressed!  Check out the link to the straightener HERE.
I plan on creating a new blog post soon to show before and after photos of my hair using the Diamond Hair  straightener, but I can tell you already that it's fantastic!


Anyway, enough from me. Thanks for stopping by! Please make sure to leave a comment with your blog or social media so that I can check it out!

Much love,
Heba xxx

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