Getaway: The Newly Renovated Carneros Inn

The Carneros Inn

Finding time for a getaway can be challenging especially since the last few months have been a whirlwind. Between client projects, an energetic toddler, and baseball season in full swing – it was time for a little me time. It felt great to plan a getaway from the frenzy with my mom. About an hour north of San Francisco, you can retreat to the stunning Carneros Inn. Where you can feel as though you are a lifetime away from the fast paced madness.

The Carneros Inn

The Carneros Inn

The Carneros Inn is more than just any another hotel in Napa Valley. It’s an experience you will never forget. First and foremost, when you drive into the property to check into your reservation the newly renovated guest reception had me wanting to sit there for hours – full disclosure this happens all over the resort because they have these beautiful spots to just relax and take it all in.

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With some of the most beautiful grounds in the area, you can take strolls and watch the sunset at twilight, linger on your porch reading that book you never got around to reading, or dip into the pool with a view of the nearby hills and vineyards. There is everything you can imagine in your dreams here. Especially in the newly renovated cottages – beds you will melt into, outdoor showers and tubs, and service that is unsurpassed.

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I found that much of my time I was sitting on our private the back porch writing and creating new ideas for my work. Having room to breathe helped me think about all the ideas I’ve had swirling around in my head but hadn’t figured out. With the smell of sage and rosemary in the air, I was able to find the clarity I needed.

And while I did work hard on my stay at Carneros Inn, I also found the time to take long walks, go for a dip in the pool, and eat outstanding meals at the restaurants on the premise – I highly recommend breakfast at the Boon Fly Cafe (get the donuts!).

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The Carneros Inn

One of the highlights was about an hour before sunset – walking through the resort and ending on The Hilltop that overlooks Napa Valley. It was truly breathtaking. Sitting on the hill in the adirondack chairs enjoying the light changing for the strawberry moon sunset was definitely a moment I won’t forget.

The Carneros Inn

The Carneros Inn

When I returned home to San Francisco the next day, it felt as if I had been away for much longer than one night. I was rested, restored, and ready to hit the ground running. If you are needing true retreat – The Carneros Inn is the place to book. I’m already looking forward to going back in November with my boys!

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Photos by Caitlin Flemming

Currently Trending: Tassels

Currently Trending: TasselsA trend I’m noticing lately is the use of tassels popping up in all kinds of spaces. I’ve always been a fan of tassels – especially if they are on items that are handmade. Quite a few of the pieces I picked up in Istanbul, Mexico, and Morocco, use tassels as an embellishment.

When I look around my home, I realize I have a wide variety of them on throws, baskets, pillows, and even my placemats. You don’t have to go overboard on this current trend but they can add interest to your décor if you carefully pick them. I love a guest towel with tassels – it’s just a bit more interesting than your traditional one. I’ve put together a collection of items that have tassels. Hope this sparks a little inspiration to bring this trend to life in your home.

Currently Trending: Tassels

Have you added tassels into your home decor?


Montecito Outdoor Pillow | Nate Berkus Seagrass Basket Tote | Marlowe Hand Knotted Rug | Fouta Beach TowelGull Stripe Cotton Throw | Cabo Woven PlacematsBirch Lane Fogarty Pillow


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Photo by Delbarr Moradi | Styling by Caitlin Flemming

I’m Loving . . .

All white

This summer I have been loving an all white interior. It’s so clean and fresh.

White shirt

Denim and a crisp white shirt – you just can’t go wrong.


Fog or sunshine, this holiday weekend we are going to head to the beach.


It’s exteriors like this that have me craving an outdoor space of our own.

Road trip

Since we have no plans this holiday weekend – I’m hoping we can take an impromptu road trip somewhere. Even if it’s only a skip, hop or a jump away!

What are you loving this week?

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Layer It: Summer Dinner Party

Layer It: Summer Dinner Party

With summer now in full swing I’ve been craving more outfit inspiration for the warm days ahead. That’s why I decided to bring back Layer It – one of our most popular series. To kick things off I wanted to share a look I’ve been loving for summer dinner parties. There is nothing I love more than gathering good friends around a table to enjoy delicious food, great conversation and the sun going down later and later.

Layer It: Summer Dinner Party

You really can’t go wrong pairing any lightweight dress with a jean jacket. These are a handful of my favorites that I’ve been wearing to my most recent soirees.

The Basics

the jacketthe dress

The Layers

the frames | the shoesthe bracelet | the scarfthe polish

Do you have any favorite pieces you love wearing for an evening out? Also, don’t forget to check out past Layer It posts for outfit inspiration.

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