Casual vendredi... - une femme d'un certain âge

Casual vendredi…

Next week we’re off for a few days of R&R in Napa Valley.  We’ll be there during “the Crush,” or grape harvest season.  We have some tours and tastings already scheduled, as well as an early (!!!) morning hot-air balloon ride and perhaps a bit touring aux bicyclettes.  But mostly, we plan to relax.  I’ve learned from previous winery tours to dress in layers.  It may be warm in the vineyards, but the cellars will be cool.  And comforable shoes are a must.

I’ll post an update or two from the road.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 24, 2010 / 11:49 am

    Oh! I love this outfit! And I’m going in Napa in 2 weeks… Look forward to get more great ideas…
    Thanks for sharing et beaucoup de plaisir sur la route des vins 😉

  2. September 24, 2010 / 12:45 pm

    love the outfit! I can’t wait to hear about Napa. My daughter just moved near there and I hope to visit in the next year. I am deathly afraid to fly, so I am not quite sure how I will get there from the East Coast??? Have a wonderful time.

  3. September 24, 2010 / 12:48 pm

    The crush sounds fabulous – I’d love to go back to Napa, had a quick tour many years ago and think it’s time for a proper visit.

  4. September 24, 2010 / 1:46 pm

    Napa is on my list of places to visit…maybe this spring…I’d love details of what to see and do and where to stay!
    Have a great time…your itinerary sounds exciting!

  5. September 24, 2010 / 3:33 pm

    Very chic casual (I love that cashmere pullover, although I don’t generally like that neckline)
    Have fun!

  6. September 24, 2010 / 4:52 pm

    Oooh, what a di-vine getaway. Eager to hear of your discoveries. One of those times when what you wear takes backseat to the experience 🙂

  7. September 24, 2010 / 5:21 pm

    So very jealous! Have a lovely time.

  8. Splurgie
    September 24, 2010 / 12:35 pm

    You must be so excited about the hot air balloon ride. Have a great trip.

  9. Susan Tiner
    September 24, 2010 / 5:15 pm

    The shoes look comfy.

  10. Thyme2Be
    September 24, 2010 / 6:00 pm

    Great set and I hope you have fun!

  11. RoseAG
    September 24, 2010 / 9:04 pm

    Love the shoes.

    Many years ago husband and I spent part of our honeymoon in the Napa/Sonoma area. I had a hand-painted silk shell in burgundy/gray/white/pink made just for the occasion. I had pants, a jacket and shoes that coordinated with the blouse and felt like I was on top of the world.

    Turns out I have an allergy to some kind of grasses that were in full burst during the dry October season. I sniffled my way through wineries, a lovely B&B and ended that part of the trip in a benadryl-induced nap in the car.

    Since then all trips to Northern California have stuck close to the coast with it’s lower pollen breezes.

  12. Couture Allure Vintage Fashion
    September 25, 2010 / 12:26 am

    Have a wonderful time! Your outfit choice looks perfect.

  13. September 25, 2010 / 8:40 am

    be careful to retain your balance en velo’ after the Crush ! x

  14. La Belette Rouge
    September 25, 2010 / 2:56 am

    Have a great time. I feel sure you will be the chicest wino there.;-)xoxo

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