California Part 4: Art Meets Wine Country, Napa Valley

Rolling green hills, clear blue skies, vast views of vineyards, and the most vibrant wild flowers. I’d imagined Napa would be like this, but in person the beauty hits you like a ton of bricks.

Have you ever traveled somewhere and wondered: how did I get here? I mean, clearly you traveled there but, that deep feeling within you where you’re just in awe of how different that place may be from your day-to-day? I felt that way in Napa. It was just so beautiful. I mean, it’s like you-don’t-want-to-blink-because-you’re-scared-you’ll-miss-something beautiful.

I couldn’t get enough of Napa. I’ve also heard wonderful things about Sonoma which is another wine country not too far from Napa.  The photos below were taken at The Hess Collection which is both a vineyard/winery and art museum. Hands down one of the coolest places, inside and outside.

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P.S. That’s an 1800’s typewriter with fire coming out of it. So rad!

P.P.S. If you’ve never been to Napa or Sonoma I’d be happy to share with you some recommendations, or if you have, I’d love to hear about your experiences + recommendations!

“In the Garden of Sonic Delights”

My husband and I ventured back to New York to Carmoor Center for Music and the Arts to support two of our incredibly talented Providence-based artists, Stephen Moore and Betsy Biggs. We were absolutely blown away by the beauty of not only Carmoor and it’s gorgeous gardens but by the talented artists and their work. You can read the article by The New York Times that came out just a couple days ago about it!

I can honestly tell you that spending the day at Carmoor to see “In the Garden of Sonic Delights” has got to be in my top experiences and places I’ve been. The mixture of atmosphere, nature, and sound art is pure magic.

I encourage you to check out this amazing show put on by many Rhode Island based artists. It is totally worth the drive to New York and the show will be on until November 2nd so you still have time! Let us know if you check it out.

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XO,

Olivia

// all photography & writing by Olivia //