Our second day in Sonoma was exactly what we needed after a super busy day one. A few years back we had gone to B.R. Cohn and Rob and I both loved it, so we suggested it as a good place to start our day.
It was warmer on our second day and I wore this breezy maxi dress (apparently I have a slight obsession with Yumi Kim). The lightweight fabric and high slit kept me from overheating in the sun an it’s already clear that this dress will be on repeat all summer long.
I paired the dress with these lace up sandals with a chunky heel. Again, these were comfortable enough to wear all day and also come in tan! Just before I left, this gorgeous bag from Welden arrived and it was the perfect size for traveling. It fit my wallet, phone, camera and sunglasses perfectly!
The grounds are absolutely stunning and they have a nice big patio that’s perfect for splitting a bottle or having a few glasses of wine. Fun fact, the owner of B.R. Cohn was the manager of the Doobie Brothers and the music played outside was quite fitting.
They also sell really delicious olive oils and vinegars which we ordered to be shipped back home — can’t wait to make salads all summer! We spent a good chunk of our morning here before heading onto the next spot.
We stopped off an Italian deli (for the life of me I can’t remember the name!) and grabbed some sandwiches before moving onto the next spot, Landmark Vineyards. If you’re looking for somewhere with a casual atmosphere where you can spend a leisurely afternoon, this is your spot. They have a huge patio covered in big green plants and gorgeous blooming flowers. Just off the patio was a big yard with games of bags an bocce ball going on. Just past that was the vineyard and then the mountains — simply stunning.
We hadn’t originally planned to be here all day, but we were having such a good time we just decided to stay! This spot really made me consider picking up and moving to California.
We bought a bottle of wine on our way out the door and sat on our patio back home, sipping wine and enjoying the sunshine and the incredible views of the Sonoma Valley before heading into town for dinner at Della Santina’s Trattoria. It was also right off the Sonoma Square and really delicious! Make sure to order the mozzarella and tomato starter.
Another thing I always love about traveling is trying new foods and getting re-inspired to cook new dishes for Rob and I at home, which is probably why I was so anxious to buy all that olive oil and vinegar. Several of the dishes we ate while we were gone got me thinking about new things to make at home! Does travel do the same thing for you? Do you love maxi dresses as much as I do?!