Night in Yountville | Napa Valley

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I’m totally in love with the Napa Valley, which is excellent since I am getting married there in May! One of the best aspects of planning a wedding has been getting to travel out to the West Coast and visit. I have this romantic idea that James and I will go back every year on our wedding anniversary for the ultimate napa valley vacation, which really is just the perfect excuse to go visit again and again! This was our last trip to Napa before we arrive in May for the wedding. On this trip, we stayed in Yountville which was a lovely town that we enjoyed exploring. We stayed at the Hotel Yountville that I can not say enough amazing things about – James said it may be his favorite hotel ever. When we arrived for check in they had a wine tasting going on in the lobby, talk about the perfect welcome!

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hotel yountville | whatsarahknows

hotel yountville | whatsarahknows

{Loved our room which had an amazing fireplace, soaking tub, and private outdoor space} 

{Cashmere Sweater  |  Jeans (old)  |  Lanvin Flats}

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{Archetype | St. Helena | Gorgeous Space with delicious cocktails}

We had a full day while in Napa! We woke up Friday morning in San Franscico and met our amazing wedding planner, Kathy Higgins, and Kathleen Deery at Kathleen Deery Design. Another amazing part of the wedding process has been meeting and getting to work with such incredible people like Kathy, Kathleen and everyone at Paula LeDuc! We talked flowers, linens, decor, etc but more on that later! After a few very fun hours with Kathleen we drove out to Napa with Kathy. We grabbed a quick bite to eat at The Oakville Grocery, a must stop for gourmet food on the go. Next stop was the wedding venue to meet with the amazing team at Paula LeDuc, the cater. After meeting with the caterers, I went and did a hair and makeup trial for the rehearsal dinner at Salon Glorio. Loved it. James and Margot ran a few errands than settled in at Goose and Gander to escape the pouring rain at this super cozy spot and enjoy a cocktail or two! (I highly recommend the Cucumber Collins Cocktail)

{Goose & Gander has FANTASTIC cocktails and has a cozy downstair bars for cold rainy days! image via}
Bottega | Yountville

bread @ Bottega in Yountville

uni on sashimi @ Bottega in Yountville

{We had a great dinner at Bottega in Yountville}

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Hotel Yountville has a cozy lobby that boast a fireplace, games (like scrabble) and a bar!

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Woke up the next morning and walked into town for coffee & breakfast at Bouchon. The great thing about this hotel is its location in Yountville, allowing you to walk around the town and to dinner.


On our last day, we met with Kathy in Napa at the Oxbow Public Market to go over the schedule for the wedding. I was in heaven, this place is adult Disney World when it comes to food. The coffee was incredible and we had delicious breakfast tacos, I could have spent a few days eating meals at all the different vendors there.

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oxbow market | whatsarahknows


Next, we headed to Sonoma to meet with the minster who is officiating our wedding. We had a delicious lunch at the Girl & the Fig – I posted a picture of our lovely lunch with rosé on Instagram. We then slowly made our way back to San Fran with a few wine stops along the way. Check out my last post on Napa to see and read about some of my favorite wineries!

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