When I wear gingham, I feel like sunshine and picnics. Nothing says hello summer more than a pretty gingham dress. In fact, gingham is the biggest trend of the season and it never goes out of style. It’s the first weekend of June, and the weather couldn’t be more perfect for a day out with my sweet hubby Gary, so I am wearing my new 50s inspired Roberta Gingham Swing Dress from Collectif Clothing.
Collectif Clothing: Celebrating vintage styles UK-based Collectif Clothing offers a unique blend of vintage and retro-inspired styles, all designed with high-quality materials and an eye for timeless aesthetics. Their size-inclusive collections, which range from XS-22, elegantly celebrate every body shape and size, re-imagining the enchanting fashion of the 1940s and 1950s for the contemporary woman.
Healdsburg, California is an idyllic paradise boasting a charming downtown shopping district and gorgeous vineyards. Nestled between two quaint hotels lies Antique Harvest – an incredible trove of treasures in the heart of Healdsburg Plaza and has the best antique shopping. Antique Harvest is sure to give you your nostalgia fix with its one-of-a kind antiques and collectibles. Let’s take a closer look at this one-of-a-kind store!
Hubby and I headed out for a lovely weekend getaway to Healdsburg, CA. We were excited to enjoy the perfect weather that we have been having in California. I love how Northern California is dotted with little towns that all have a charm and personality. My favorite are the wine country towns and soon the vineyards will be blooming and turning a lush green and then the grapes will start to grow. For our adventure today we headed to Healdsburg, CA, a delightful town that is always popular with tourists that come up from San Francisco to tour the multiple wineries, experience wine tasting’s, renowned spas, restaurants, and shopping. I wore my new Veronica Atomica dress by Sourpuss Clothing. The print on this dress is fantastic with bright turquoise blue starbursts against a stretchy, and twirly skirt, and it also has pockets. I love how figure-flattering this dress with the classic 1950s silhouette is sand, it is so comfortable. I added my blue cardigan, blue petticoat, and my blue purse and shoes for pops of color. I received so many compliments, it really made my day.
As the late afternoon approached the weather cooled off (we are still in February I keep reminding myself) and I put on my Mid-Century Retro Coffee Time turquoise blue cozy sweatshirt from Crazy4 Me Style (also available in t-shirts) that matched the dress perfectly as we headed to the coffee shop. Lots of folks asked about my sweatshirt and dress and wanted to know where they could get one. Wearing vintage-inspired designs matches my aesthetic perfectly and it is so nice when people respond to it and like it too!!
You can see a what our little adventure was like on my Instagram as I had so much fun putting a little day-in-the-life video together.
Pizza is a true staple of any Italian meal. But with all the options out there, how do you know which one to choose? Look no further than Campo Fina in Healdsburg, CA for some delicious pizza. Campo Fina is located in lovely Healdsburg, in Northern San Francisco. Healdsburg is a bougie tourist hot spot in wine country and it is great for people watching, lots of wine tasting opportunities, a delightful central square surrounded by shops, boutique hotels, and restaurants. At Campo Fina you can choose from multiple pizza toppings such as smoked pecorino, sautéed chard, Calabrian chili’s, spicy sausage or fennel sausage, smoked pork belly and more! This place is perfect for tourists looking to try something new on their trip to up to wine country.
Gary and I just wrapped an epic photoshoot and were looking for a late lunch/early dinner spot and decided to try Camp Fina. We had seen this back-alley eatery packed with a line on a couple of our trips to Healdsburg over the summer but today we decided to go and experience it. Campo Fina has a large covered back patio complete with a bar, wood-fired pizza oven and pizza prep shack with windows and you can watch Pizzaiolo stretching dough and making pizzas. There is even a bocce court. The tables are all made from reclaimed wood and the patio roof is covered with lush grape vines all over the top, so it gives the feeling of being in Italy in the summertime for alfresco dining.
We didn’t have a reservation but were seated right away. It was an incredibly hot day so we were happy to be in the shade with fans and a breeze blowing through. The staff was very efficient and attentive. We looked over the menu and could see they had a nice selection of antipasti, salads, pastas, and pizzas. Being the meat-eaters that we are, we ended up going with the Pizza North End that has mozzarella, fennel salami, spicy coppa, onions, peppers, arugula, and ended up replacing the onions, peppers, and arugula with pepperoni. We also ordered a Cesar salad to share and some Coca-Cola’s but learned that Campo Fina does not have traditional Coca-Cola but the “Italian style” Coca-Cola, so I ordered a diet and Gary ordered a regular. The drinks tasted actually really good, and Gary’s was made with real cane sugar….. just don’t find that anymore.
Salad came out and it was large and yummy. Even had large croutons with anchovy slices. Lettuce was very crispy too. As we waited for our pizza the Pizzaiolo was kept very busy with lots of pizza orders, and it was very interesting to watch how he made them. We stat right across from the wood-fired pizza oven and it was very hot!!
Our pizza was served, and we were ready. The first thing we noticed is the good amount of topping. There were char bubbles from the wood-fired oven, and it smelled delicious. As we started to eat the pizza we noticed the crust first and that the center was floppy, bot as crisp as we originally expected. The outer crust was firm and crispy just not the center. There was plenty of cheese too, but the pizza was not at all greasy, even with all the meats. Also, this pizza did not have any sauce but somehow it worked. All the meats and the cheese were very tasty and the coppa salami ad a nice spicy bite to it. We enjoyed the pizza and salad.
When you are in the mood for pizza, look no further than Campo Fina in Healdsburg. If you are looking for a delicious pizza with great ambiance to match, this is the place to go! Located in North San Francisco wine country, Healdsburg, CA.
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Fall is officially here, and you all have been asking for my favorite seasonal styles and brands so today I am sharing the Frances Valentine company with you all and about my Sabrina Satchel in leopard printed haircalf. There really is no better time than right now to add a timeless leopard print to your wardrobe!!
The Frances Valentine company was founded by accessories designer Kate Spade in 2016 and the bags have Kate’s design functionality, are colorful, and have her incredible style. Whimsical and practical, loaded with effortless chic is how I describe Frances Valentine bags. I always find a gorgeous design that I know will elevate my wardrobe and make a statement. There are also gorgeous shoes, clothing items based on Kate’s style and aesthetic and fabulous jewelry from charming cocktail rings to elegant necklaces and so much more. I love being able to share quality brands you all.
Winters in California couldn’t be more perfect!! Although we don’t get snow it still gets chilly and that calls for a nice warm coat. The vineyards have lost most of their leaves by now but are still breathtaking. We took a drive out to Ferrari-Carano winery and it did not disappoint, just look at the scenery!! As usual the property is immaculately groomed. Inside the cellar is all decorated for Christmas and it is exquisite. There are even Betty Boop ornaments on the trees!! We took some pictures and met some lovely folks who were so complimentary about my outfit and style. It is always so much fun to meet people out and about.