Tomorrow we’ll be flying up to Sonoma to celebrate my birthday and international present day (just so long as the world doesn’t end before the midnight). Although I’ve been living in Southern California for the last 7+ years (wow!) my heart still belongs to my hometown of Sonoma in Northern California.So today’s letters and high fives are going directly to that lovely town.
Dear Sonoma: Looking forward to seeing the town this weekend, but I could do without the rain. Do me a solid and keep it to a minimum, alright?
Dear Downtown Sonoma: If the rain is at a minimum I hope to see the cutest little plaza around, complete with duck pond (with the elusive mohawk duck), and little stage for concerts. Along the plaza there are a ton of great shops, cafes, wine tasting rooms (like every other shop), and wonderful restaurants. If you head over to Sonoma make sure that you stop by the
Dear Basque Boulangerie Cafe: YUM YUM, I’m coming for you. The best french bread, caesar salad combo you will ever taste. Seriously.
Dear Wine: I’m so happy that I’ll be a nice where it is entirely acceptable to ask for a glass of wine at 11am.Y ou walk around town and everyone is holding a glass of vino. Even small cafes have a selection of wine to choose from. Heaven.
Dear San Francisco: In a perfect world I would have time to schedule a short day trip into the city. I doubt that will happen so I’ll just look at the below pictures and pretend that I’m there.
Dear Wine Tasting: Obviously you are top priority. Although I have spent most of my life in Sonoma Valley, I admittedly know very little about wine beyond the fact that I like to drink a lot of it. Sonoma Valley has a ton of wonderful wineries both in the city and in the surrounding areas. I recently wrote about one of my favorite wineries, Gundlach Bundschu, here, but I would also recommend visiting Chateau St. Jean, Kunde, and BR Cohn (also they make AMAZING olive oil).