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Wine Country Blogger Meetup in Yountville

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. 😉

photography by Devin Cruz

Lucy Restaurant Yountville

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.

blogger meetup in wine country

As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were welcomed with amazing goodie bags thoughtfully crafted by our generous local sponsors.

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Gorgeous Melissa (left) and Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country (right)

Napa bloggers Shenska and VineLiving

Sipping on mimosas with Mallory of VineLiving

Bouchon Bakery macaroons in Yountville Napa blogger

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!

wine country blogger meetup sponsors


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.

Bardessono Hotel in Yountville

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.

Bardessono Hotel Napa Valley

One of the cool things to admire at the property were these art pieces (available for purchase).

Bardessono Hotel Yountville Napa Valley

Did I mention that the hotel is also LEED certified (green)?

California petite blogger Napa Valley

Heading upstairs to the pool lounge area with my fellow petite blogger – Cat, a Wine Country Moms blog contributor.

wine country bloggers Napa Valley

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. 😉

photography by Lindsey Tatum

wine country bloggers Napa blogger

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).

Silver Trident wine tasting experience

Roze of Dear Younger Self

Roze of Dear Younger Self is such a ball of positive energy!

wine tasting Silver Trident winery

Wine country moms blog

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.

Silver Trident winery

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!

cheese plate JCB Napa Valley

This cheese plate was provided by JCB Collectionwho also equipped us with the bubbles during the brunch. Yes, you can bet your booty I took some of this goodness home!

Ralph Lauren decor at Silver Trident Yountville

One of my favorite things about the Silver Trident Winery – the exquisite Ralph Lauren décor (available for purchase).

wine country blogger gals

So much love for all these gorgeous and inspiring #WineCountryBloggerGals.

Hanna of Vogue in Vines

Loved meeting and chatting with Hannah, a local creator at Vogue in Vines.

Napa blogger meetup wine country

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!

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  1. Mallory wrote:

    Love your recap doll! Hope you had a great birthday week!! We should grab drinks to celebrate!!

    Published 8.3.17
    • Paulina wrote:

      Yes, please! and thank you, I had a blast! <3

      Published 8.3.17
  2. Sounds like you guys had a great time!

    Published 8.3.17
  3. Jessi Malay wrote:

    Omg this is the cutest!! Looks like such a fun event babe! Hope you had a great time 🙂

    XO, Jessi

    Published 8.3.17
  4. Abby wrote:

    I saw this on your Insta-story! I thought the food was amazing, and you are all so gorgeous. I’ve never been to a Blogger Meetup before but it looks like such a fun event!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

    Published 8.4.17
  5. Amy wrote:

    This looks like so much fun! I love hanging out with other bloggers.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Published 8.4.17
  6. This looks like it was such a fun event! The food looks amazing and what a beautiful place. So fun getting to meet other blogger babes.

    Published 8.5.17
  7. Jessica wrote:

    This looks so fun! I love blogger meet ups as well.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    Published 8.5.17
  8. sunny wrote:

    This is fun time with friends and this restaurant is so beautiful, Thanks for sharing with us.


    Published 8.5.17
  9. Federica wrote:

    Cool girls <3


    Published 8.5.17
  10. Rina wrote:

    I absolutely love blogger meet-ups. So fun to meet other ladies that share your passions within your areas. That’s how I met some of the blogger girls I”m good friends with today! Looks like you had such a fun time together and had so many terrific sponsors!

    Rina Samantha

    Published 8.10.17