As you may remember, last month I had a pleasure of taking part in my first (and quite big) Wine Country Blogger Meetup. From meeting amazing ladies (aka Wine Country Blogger Gals), to trying delicious food and wine, let’s agree saying I had a blast is an understatement. To me, being able to chat with, listen to or just be around many inspiring and like-minded women (and businesses) was everything I needed to feel confident with my decision to take blogging seriously.
You see, this blog business is still considered somewhat new. Therefore, not a lot of people understand what we do for a living (and/or fun). Being in one room with entrepreneurs, who understand this industry and its challenges, was quite refreshing for me.
About the actual meetup though. In short, it was amazing and I got all the right feels. If you’d like to see in detail what we were up to, please keep reading. 😉
Lucy Restaurant at the Bardessono Hotel in Yountville (Napa Valley) was so kind to host our meetup and brunch. It was my first time visiting their location, but I’m sure it won’t be the last! Keep reading to understand why.
As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were welcomed with amazing goodie bags thoughtfully crafted by our generous local sponsors.
Gorgeous Melissa (left) and Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country (right)
Sipping on mimosas with Mallory of VineLiving
One of the gifts we could find in our goodie bag were these delicious macaroons from Bouchon Bakery. Fun fact: Bouchon actually partners with Bardessono, so if you stay there, you can bet they will welcome you with fresh pastry every morning!
The other sponsors included: Hoopes Vineyard (shared a rosé that I have yet to try, saving it for a girl’s day 😉 ), Sisters Boutique in Napa (gifted silver stacked bracelets), Olive and Poppy (included wine barrel stud earrings and bracelet) and last but not least, Boho Lifestyle (featured a rose gold hot air balloon necklace).
After our brunch (try their Eggs Benedict when you’re there!), we had a pleasure of getting a private tour of the Bardessono Hotel & Spa.
The hotel alone is a must when visiting Yountville. Publications such as Forbes, Trip Advisor or Travel + Leisure has been consequently acknowledging its excellence regarding the high standards and an unforgettable guest experience.
One of the cool things to admire at the property were these art pieces (available for purchase).
Did I mention that the hotel is also LEED certified (green)?
Heading upstairs to the pool lounge area with my fellow petite blogger – Cat, a Wine Country Moms blog contributor.
My personal favorite feature of this hotel was definitely the lounge area! I purposefully didn’t include a photo of the pool here so you have yet another reason to go check it out for yourself. 😉
Now, our Wine Country Blogger Meetup wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t do some wine tasting! Silver Trident Winery was so kind to host the second part of our event (the winery is located in Yountville, just a short walk from the Bardessono hotel).
Roze of Dear Younger Self is such a ball of positive energy!
Randi is a founding owner of the Wine Country Moms Blog, providing a beautiful place to connect and engage + an outlet for moms (and women in general) to share their experiences with the local community.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a blogger meetup if we didn’t document it all on our social media. 😉 Roze over here was such a champ doing an Insta Live throughout almost the entire event!
This cheese plate was provided by JCB Collection, who also equipped us with the bubbles during the brunch. Yes, you can bet your booty I took some of this goodness home!
One of my favorite things about the Silver Trident Winery – the exquisite Ralph Lauren décor (available for purchase).
So much love for all these gorgeous and inspiring #WineCountryBloggerGals.
Loved meeting and chatting with Hannah, a local creator at Vogue in Vines.
One again, SPECIAL THANK YOU to all of our amazing hosts, sponsors and organizers for including me in this Wine Country Blogger Meetup!
Until next time!