The Williamette Valley has been on my radar for a long time so when we found cheap tickets we jumped on the opportunity and decided to spend our long holiday weekend drinking all the Pinot Noir. I think the trip was successful since we managed to visit 12 wineries. Because we covered so much ground I will be writing two posts about our adventures. 12 wineries in 3 days is a bit aggressive. Not sure how I lived to write about it but it was one of the best trips. Before we get into wine lets talk about logistics.
Happy Tuesday!!! It is finally starting to cool down in NY. I hope. The last two weekends have been amazing (I am not really complaining) but I am so ready for cold and snow. Yes I said it. Kill me. I love the winter. So today I decided to share a little bit about me. I am sharing 10 facts about me that you may or may not know. So lets start with Number 1. I am from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Yup!! Born and raised. Some people thing native New Yorkers are unicorns. Well guess what. We exist.
Over the next couple of posts I will be sharing my experience with everyone on my cruise to Cuba. I've been wanting to go to Cuba for a while but was hesitant. Maybe it was because I didn't have the time to plan the perfect Cuba getaway. Maybe it was because there wasn't enough information or all the information I read was conflicting. Some people love it and some people hated it. When my family decided to take a cruise to Cuba I jumped at the opportunity. I mean everything would be planned out and I wouldn't have to worry about anything other than how to spend my days in Havana. Well I started to look things up and found very limited info on this topic as well.
I decided to share my experience with everyone in hopes it will help you plan your vacation to Cuba. Please note if you are from the US be sure to check out the updated rules on travel to Cuba. I went on a people to people visa but at the time of this post that is no longer an option.
I cannot explain why it took me so long but I finally got a chance to spend a weekend in Montreal. It's always been on my places to visit and my friends talk about it all the time but for some reason I never made any plans to visit. Well that has changed. We decided to go on a road trip and it was awesome.
The weather was amazing here in New York last weekend and being that there are only a few summer weekends left we decided to head out of the city and head out to Long Island.
We spent both Saturday and Sunday on the beach in Fire Island. The weather was spectacular so we jumped in the car early and made the drive over to my version of paradise close to home. There are a few ways to get to Fire Island depending on where you want to go. I love taking the Ferry but a few years ago we discovered Robert Moses State Park and have not looked back since. It is the only part of the island that is accessible by car and while it can get crowded at times it is no where near as chaotic as it's neighbor Jones Beach.
After we had enough of the beach on Sunday we decided to head out to the North Fork for some wine tasting. First stop was one of my faves, Raphael. We became wine club members of Raphael a couple of years ago and every time we go I feel like I am somewhere in Italy. I absolutely love that place and make it a point to go at least once a month. After we had our fill of wine, cheese and flatbreads we were off to our second spot which was Lieb Cellars. I have only been once before this last visit but this time I fell head over heels. This place is awesome. It is super casual but not crazy like some of the larger wineries on the island. It is just a chill and relaxed place. They are also open until 7pm (even on Sundays) which is a nice way to finish off your weekend with a bottle and the sunset. It was definitely the highlight of the weekend.
Because I was looking for something pretty but casual to wear to our trip to the wineries I decided to give the Kimono trend a try. This kimono is from AmiClubWear and it is meant to be a beach cover up but I put it over a pair of old navy cutoffs and white tank top. It was perfect. This one is sold out but they have a ton of other cute ones so check it out. It is such a fun piece and I can't wait to style it which white jeans once the weather starts to cool down. Hopefully no one notices if I show up to the wineries again in the "same" outfit. How was your weekend? What is your favorite after the beach outfit of choice?
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